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Lexicon :: Strong's H2552 - ḥāmam

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Strong’s Definitions

חָמַם châmam, khaw-mam'; a primitive root; to be hot (literally or figuratively):—enflame self, get (have) heat, be (wax) hot, (be, wax) warm (self, at).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H2552 in the following manner: ...warm (7x), ...hot (3x), ...heat 2 enflaming (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H2552 in the following manner: ...warm (7x), ...hot (3x), ...heat 2 enflaming (1x).
  1. to be hot, become warm

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be or grow warm

      2. of passion (fig.)

    2. (Niphal) to become aroused, inflame oneself with

    3. (Piel) to warm

    4. (Hithpael) to warm oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָמַם châmam, khaw-mam'; a primitive root; to be hot (literally or figuratively):—enflame self, get (have) heat, be (wax) hot, (be, wax) warm (self, at).
STRONGS H2552: Abbreviations
† [חָמַם] verb be or become warm (Late Hebrew id., Pi., make warm, Aramaic Mfo, חֲמַם be warm; Arabic حَمَّ become hot, of water; also heat, kindle fire in) —
Qal Perfect חַם Psalm 39:4; Exodus 16:21; וְחַם consecutive 1 Kings 1:2; Ecclesiastes 4:11; חַמּוֺתִ֫י Isaiah 44:16; Imperfect יָחֹם Isaiah 44:16; וַיָּ֫חָם 2 Kings 4:34; Isaiah 44:15; also יִחַם 1 Kings 1:1; יֵחַם Deuteronomy 19:6; יֵחָ֑ם Ecclesiastes 4:11; 3rd person feminine singular תֵּחַם Ezekiel 24:11; יֵחַמּוּ Hosea 7:7; וַיֶּחֱמוּ Genesis 30:39; וַיֵּחַמְנָה Genesis 30:38 (last seven forms could be also from יחם which see; but no decisive evidence that this verb is used in Qal; they are placed under חמם by Thes Ew§ 193 a Ol§ 243 b; see also Köi. 365, 417 ff., who on account of יחם Pi. Infinitive Genesis 30:41; Genesis 31:10, derives last two, needlessly, from יחם); Infinitive לַחְמָם Isaiah 47:14, compare Job 30:4 (where, however, ל׳ is from לֶחֶם Mich Di unless (Luzz Che) we read לְחַמֵּם Pi. Infinitive in both); חֹם 1 Samuel 11:9; Haggai 1:6; Nehemiah 7:3; suffix חֻמּוֺ Job 6:17; חֻמָּם Jeremiah 51:39; —
1. literally, be or grow warm Exodus 16:21 (P; subject שֶׁמֶשׁ), compare 1 Samuel 11:9; Nehemiah 7:3 and Job 6:17 (suffix of impersonal subject); from fire Isaiah 44:15, 16 (twice in verse); Isaiah 47:14 (compare above); natural heat 1 Kings 1:1, 2(by personal contact), so 2 Kings 4:34; Ecclesiastes 4:11 (twice in verse), from clothing Haggai 1:6; of Jerusalem under figure of pot or caldron Ezekiel 24:11.
2. figurative, subject לִבִּי Psalm 39:4 (|| בַהֲגִיגִי תִבְעַראֵֿשׁ), compare Deuteronomy 19:6; of conspirators Hosea 7:7; Chaldeans Jeremiah 51:39.
3. of heat in conception (animals) Genesis 30:38, 39 (compare יחם).
Niph. Participle נֵחָמִים באלים Isaiah 57:5 (Köi. 371), inflame oneself with, of idolatry.
Pi. Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תְּחַמֵּם Job 39:14 keep eggs warm (of ostrich).
Hithp. Imperfect יִתְחַמָּם warm oneself Job 31:20 מִגֵּז כְּבָשִׂים by means of fleece of sheep.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


30:38; 30:38; 30:39; 30:39; 30:41; 31:10


16:21; 16:21


19:6; 19:6

1 Samuel

11:9; 11:9

1 Kings

1:1; 1:1; 1:2; 1:2

2 Kings

4:34; 4:34


7:3; 7:3


6:17; 6:17; 30:4; 31:20; 39:14


39:4; 39:4


4:11; 4:11; 4:11


44:15; 44:15; 44:16; 44:16; 44:16; 47:14; 47:14; 57:5


51:39; 51:39


24:11; 24:11


7:7; 7:7


1:6; 1:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2552 matches the Hebrew חָמַם (ḥāmam),
which occurs 13 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, H2552 it melted.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat. H2552
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:34 - And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. H2552
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:20 - If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed H2552 with the fleece of my sheep;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:14 - Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth H2552 them in dust,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:3 - My heart was hot H2552 within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:11 - Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: H2552 but how can one be warm alone?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:15 - Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm H2552 himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:16 - He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth H2552 himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, H2552 I have seen the fire:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:14 - Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm H2552 at, nor fire to sit before it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:5 - Enflaming H2552 yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:7 - They are all hot H2552 as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
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