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Lexicon :: Strong's H2550 - ḥāmal

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

חָמַל châmal, khaw-mal'; a primitive root; to commiserate; by implication, to spare:—have compassion, (have) pity, spare.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H2550 in the following manner: pity (18x), spare (18x), have compassion (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H2550 in the following manner: pity (18x), spare (18x), have compassion (5x).
  1. (Qal) to spare, pity, have compassion on

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָמַל châmal, khaw-mal'; a primitive root; to commiserate; by implication, to spare:—have compassion, (have) pity, spare.
STRONGS H2550: Abbreviations
חָמַל verb spare (Arabic حَمَلَ; is bear, become responsible; Aramaic Lfmo comportavit, congessit); —
Qal Perfect ח׳ 1 Samuel 15:15 + 3 times; חָמָ֑ל 2 Samuel 12:6; Lamentations 2:17; חָמָ֑לְתָּ Lamentations 2:21; Lamentations 3:43; וְחָמַלְתִּ֫י Malachi 3:17; Imperfect יַחְמֹל Job 16:13 + 6 times; יַחְמוֺל Job 6:10 + 3 times; וַיַּחְמֹל 1 Samuel 15:9 + 3 times; 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּחְמֹל Exodus 2:6; 2nd person masculine singular תַּחְמֹל Deuteronomy 13:9; 1 Samuel 15:3; אֶחְמֹל Ezekiel 8:18; Ezekiel 9:10; אֶחְמוֺל Jeremiah 13:14 + 4 times; וָאֶחְמֹל Ezekiel 36:21; יַחְמֹ֑לוּ Isaiah 9:18; תַּחְמְלוּ Jeremiah 50:14; Jeremiah 51:3; תַּחְמֹ֑לוּ Ezekiel 9:5; Infinitive construct חֻמְלָה Ezekiel 16:5 (Ges§ 45, 1. b); — spare, have compassion, with על Exodus 2:6 (E), 1 Samuel 15:3, 9, 15; 1 Samuel 23:21; 2 Samuel 21:7; 2 Chronicles 36:15, 17; Jeremiah 15:5; Ezekiel 16:5; Ezekiel 36:21; Job 20:13; Zechariah 11:5, 6; Malachi 3:17 (twice in verse); Joel 2:18; Deuteronomy 13:9 (|| חוס followed by על), Jeremiah 21:7 (|| חוס followed by על + רחם), Ezekiel 9:10 (|| חוס followed by על according to Syriac Version Targum Co); followed by אֶלֿ Jeremiah 51:3; Isaiah 9:18; note poetic אֶלחֵֿץ אַלתַּֿחְ׳spare no arrow Jeremiah 50:14; followed by Infinitive 2 Samuel 12:4; absolute 2 Samuel 12:6; Isaiah 30:14; Lamentations 2:17, 21, also Lamentations 2:2 where apparently followed by accusative, Lamentations 3:43; Job 6:10; Job 16:13; Job 27:22; Proverbs 6:34; Habakkuk 1:17; || חוס Ezekiel 5:11; Ezekiel 7:4 (strike out Co as doubl. of Ezekiel 7:9), Ezekiel 7:9; Ezekiel 8:18; Ezekiel 9:5; Jeremiah 13:14 (|| אחוס and ארחם).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:6; 2:6


13:9; 13:9

1 Samuel

15:3; 15:3; 15:9; 15:9; 15:15; 15:15; 23:21

2 Samuel

12:4; 12:6; 12:6; 21:7

2 Chronicles

36:15; 36:17


6:10; 6:10; 16:13; 16:13; 20:13; 27:22




9:18; 9:18; 30:14


13:14; 13:14; 15:5; 21:7; 50:14; 50:14; 51:3; 51:3


2:2; 2:17; 2:17; 2:21; 2:21; 3:43; 3:43


5:11; 7:4; 7:9; 7:9; 8:18; 8:18; 9:5; 9:5; 9:10; 9:10; 16:5; 16:5; 36:21; 36:21






11:5; 11:6


3:17; 3:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2550 matches the Hebrew חָמַל (ḥāmal),
which occurs 41 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - When she opened it, she [fn]saw the child, and behold, the boy was crying. And she had H2550 pity H2550 on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:8 - you shall not consent to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare H2550 or conceal him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and strike Amalek and completely destroy everything that he has, and do not spare H2550 him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the people spared H2550 Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the more valuable animals, the lambs, and everything that was good, and were unwilling to destroy them completely; but everything despicable and weak, that they completely destroyed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared H2550 the best of the sheep and oxen to sacrifice to the LORD your God; but the rest we have completely destroyed.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:21 - Saul said, “May you be blessed of the LORD, since you have had H2550 compassion H2550 on me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:4 - “Now a visitor came to the wealthy man,
And he could H2550 not bring H2550 himself H2550 to take any animal from his own flock or his own herd,
To prepare for the traveler who had come to him;
So he took the poor man’s ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:6 - “So he must make restitution for the lamb four times over, since he did this thing and [fn]had H2550 no compassion H2550.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:7 - But the king spared H2550 Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the oath of the LORD which was between them, between David and Saul’s son Jonathan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:15 - Yet the LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had H2550 compassion H2550 on His people and on His dwelling place;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had H2550 no compassion H2550 on young man or virgin, old man or frail; He handed them all over to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:10 - “But it is still my comfort,
And I rejoice in unsparing H2550 pain,
That I have not [fn]denied the words of the Holy One.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:13 - “His arrows surround me.
He splits my kidneys open without mercy H2550;
He pours out my bile on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:13 - Though he [fn]desires H2550 it and will not let it go,
But holds it in his [fn]mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - “For it will hurl at him without mercy H2550;
He will certainly try to flee from its [fn]power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - For jealousy [fn]enrages a man,
And he will not have H2550 compassion H2550 on the day of vengeance.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:19 - By the wrath of the LORD of armies the land is burned,
And the people are like fuel for the fire;
No one spares H2550 his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:14 - Whose collapse is like the smashing of a potter’s jar,
[fn]So ruthlessly H2550 shattered
That a shard will not be found among its pieces
To [fn]take fire from a hearth
Or to scoop water from a cistern.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - “Then I will smash them against each other, both the fathers and the sons together,” declares the LORD. “I will not have H2550 compassion H2550 nor be troubled nor take pity so as to keep from destroying them.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:5 - “Indeed, who will have H2550 pity H2550 on you, Jerusalem,
Or who will mourn for you,
Or who will turn aside to ask about your welfare?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - “Then afterward,” declares the LORD, “I will hand Zedekiah king of Judah, his servants, and the people, that is, those who survive in this city from the plague, the sword, and the famine, over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to their enemies, and to those who seek their lives; and he will strike and kill them with the edge of the sword. He will not spare them nor have H2550 pity H2550 nor compassion.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:14 - “Draw up your battle lines against Babylon on every side,
All of you who [fn]bend the bow;
Shoot at her, do not spare H2550 your arrows,
For she has sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:3 - “Let not [fn]him who [fn]bends his bow [fn]bend it,
Nor let him rise up in his coat of armor.
Do not spare H2550 her young men;
Devote all her army to destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:2 - The Lord has [fn]destroyed; He has not spared H2550
All the settlements of Jacob.
In His wrath He has overthrown
The strongholds of the daughter of Judah,
He has hurled them down to the ground;
He has profaned the kingdom and its leaders.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:17 - The LORD has done what He determined;
He has accomplished His word
Which He commanded from days of old.
He has torn down without sparing H2550,
And He has helped the enemy to rejoice over you;
He has exalted the [fn]might of your adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:21 - “On the ground in the streets
Lie young and old;
My virgins and my young men
Have fallen by the sword.
You have put them to death on the day of Your anger,
You have slaughtered, without sparing H2550.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:43 - You have covered Yourself with anger
And pursued us;
You have slain and have not spared H2550.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - ‘Therefore as I live,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘Because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your abominations, I definitely will also withdraw and My eye will have no pity, and I also will not spare H2550.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:4 - ‘And My eye will have no pity on you, nor will I spare H2550 you, but I will [fn]bring your ways upon you, and your abominations will be among you; then you will know that I am the LORD!’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:9 - ‘My eye will have no pity nor will I spare H2550 you. I will [fn]repay you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst; then you will know that I, the LORD, am striking.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:18 - “Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have no pity nor will I spare H2550; and though they cry out in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:5 - But to the others He said in my [fn]presence, “Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have pity and do not spare H2550.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:10 - “But as for Me, My eye will have no pity nor will I spare H2550, but I will bring their conduct upon their heads.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:5 - “No eye looked with pity on you to do any of these things for you, to have H2550 compassion H2550 on you. Rather you were thrown out into the [fn]open field, [fn]for you were abhorred on the day you were born.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:21 - “But I had H2550 [fn]concern H2550 for My holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations where they went.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:18 - Then the LORD [fn]will be zealous for His land,
And [fn]will have H2550 compassion H2550 for His people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:17 - Will they therefore empty their net,
And continually slay nations without sparing H2550?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:5 - “Those who buy them slaughter them and [fn]go unpunished, and each of those who sell them says, ‘Blessed be the LORD, for I have become rich!’ And their own shepherds have H2550 no compassion H2550 for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:6 - “For I will no longer have H2550 compassion H2550 for the inhabitants of the land,” declares the LORD; “but behold, I will let the people fall, each into another’s [fn]power and into the [fn]power of his king; and they will crush the land, and I will not rescue them from their [fn]power.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:17 - “And they will be Mine,” says the LORD of armies, “on the day that I [fn]prepare My own possession, and I will have H2550 compassion H2550 for them just as a man has H2550 compassion H2550 for his own son who serves him.”
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