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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), (3x), ...heat 2 enflaming (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H2552 in the following manner: ...warm (7x), (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 - They gathered it morning by morning, everyone [fn]as much as he would eat; but when the sun became H2552 hot H2552, it would melt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - So his servants said to him, “Have them search for a young virgin for my lord the king, and have her [fn]attend the king and become his nurse; and have her lie on your chest, so that my lord the king may keep H2552 warm H2552.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:34 - Then he got up on the bed and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, his hands on his hands, and he bent down on him; and the flesh of the child became H2552 warm H2552.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:20 -

If his waist has not [fn]thanked me,

And if he has not been H2552 warmed H2552 with the fleece of my sheep,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:14 -

For she abandons her eggs to the earth

And warms H2552 them in the dust,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:3 -

My heart was H2552 hot H2552 within me,

While I was musing the fire burned;

Then I spoke with my tongue:

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:11 - Furthermore, if two lie down together they [fn]keep H2552 warm H2552, but how can one be H2552 warm H2552 alone?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:15 - Then it becomes something for a person to burn, so he takes one of them and gets H2552 warm H2552; he also makes a fire and bakes bread. He also makes a god and worships it; he makes it a carved image and bows down before it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:16 - Half of it he burns in the fire; over this half he eats meat, he roasts a roast, and is satisfied. He also warms H2552 himself and says, “Aha! I am H2552 warm H2552, I have seen the fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:14 -

“Behold, they have become like stubble,

Fire burns them;

They cannot save themselves from the power of the flame;

There will be no coal to warm H2552 by

Nor a fire to sit before!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:5 -

Who inflame H2552 yourselves among the oaks,

Under every luxuriant tree,

Who slaughter the children in the [fn]ravines,

Under the clefts of the rocks?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:7 -

All of them are H2552 hot H2552 like an oven,

And they consume their rulers;

All their kings have fallen.

None of them calls on Me.

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