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Lexicon :: Strong's H2555 - ḥāmās

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: TWOT- 678a

Strong’s Definitions

חָמָס châmâç, khaw-mawce'; from H2554; violence; by implication, wrong; by metonymy unjust gain:—cruel(-ty), damage, false, injustice, × oppressor, unrighteous, violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x

The KJV translates Strong's H2555 in the following manner: violence (39x), violent (7x), cruelty (4x), wrong (3x), false (2x), cruel (1x), damage (1x), injustice (1x), oppressor (with H376) (1x), unrighteous (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x
The KJV translates Strong's H2555 in the following manner: violence (39x), violent (7x), cruelty (4x), wrong (3x), false (2x), cruel (1x), damage (1x), injustice (1x), oppressor (with H376) (1x), unrighteous (1x).
  1. violence, wrong, cruelty, injustice

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָמָס châmâç, khaw-mawce'; from H2554; violence; by implication, wrong; by metonymy unjust gain:—cruel(-ty), damage, false, injustice, × oppressor, unrighteous, violence (against, done), violent (dealing), wrong.
STRONGS H2555: Abbreviations
חָמָס noun masculinePsalm 7:17 violence, wrong — absolute ח׳ Genesis 6:11+ 44 times; construct חֲמַס Judges 9:24 7 times; suffix חֲמָסִי Genesis 16:5; Jeremiah 51:35 (in both = wrong done to me); חֲמָסוֺ Psalm 7:17; plural חֲמָסִים 2 Samuel 22:49 3 times; — violence, specifically of physical violence Judges 9:24; 2 Samuel 22:3 (not || Psalm 18:3), Obadiah 10; Habakkuk 1:9; Jeremiah 51:35 (of Chaldeans), Habakkuk 2:8, 17 (twice in verse); Joel 4:19; Psalm 72:14; but also wrong, including injurious language, harsh treatment, etc. Genesis 16:5 (J, of wrong done to Sarah by, Hagar), Job 19:7; Malachi 2:16; in general of rude wickedness of men, their noisy, wild, ruthlessness Micah 6:12; Habakkuk 1:2; Zephaniah 1:9; Proverbs 10:6, 11; Proverbs 13:2; Proverbs 26:6 + Ezekiel 7:11 (si vera lectio, see Co), || שֹׁד Amos 3:10; Habakkuk 1:3; Jeremiah 6:7; Jeremiah 20:8; Ezekiel 45:9; Isaiah 60:18, || רִיב Psalm 55:10, || עָמָל Psalm 7:17, || גַּאֲוָה Psalm 73:6, אֹהֵב ח׳ Psalm 11:5 (|| רָשָׁע), denied, of servant of י׳ Isaiah 53:9, בארץ ח׳ Jeremiah 51:46, compare Genesis 6:11, 13 (P), Ezekiel 8:17; Ezekiel 12:19; מָֽלְאוּ מַחֲשַׁכֵּיאֶֿרֶץ נְאוֺת ח׳ Psalm 74:20, הָעִיר מָֽלְאָה ח׳ Ezekiel 7:23; Ezekiel 28:16, שֶׁבֶת ח׳ Amos 6:3 is (probably) enthronement of violence; כְּלֵי ח׳ Genesis 49:5 (poem) instrument, weapons, of violence; — other phrases are: בְּיָדַיִם ח׳ Jonah 3:8; 1 Chronicles 12:17, compare Job 16:17, יְדֵיכֶם ח׳ Psalm 58:3 and בְּכַפֵּיהֶם ח׳ פֹּעַל Isaiah 59:6; עֵד ח׳ i.e. a witness that promotes violence and wrong Exodus 23:1 (JE), Deuteronomy 19:16, עֵדֵי ח׳ Psalm 35:11; עֵדֵי שֶׁקֶר וִיפֵהַ חָמָס Psalm 27:12; שׂנאת ח׳ Psalm 25:19 — violence; אִישׁ חָמָס = violent man Psalm 18:49 (2 Samuel 22:49 has the later חמסים א׳, compare below) Psalm 140:12; Proverbs 3:31; Proverbs 16:29; אישׁ חמסים (later) Psalm 140:2; Psalm 140:5; 2 Samuel 22:49; יֵין חֲמָסִים Proverbs 4:17 i.e. wine gained by violence (|| לֶחֶם רֶשַׁע).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:11; 6:11; 6:13; 16:5; 16:5; 49:5






9:24; 9:24

2 Samuel

22:3; 22:49; 22:49; 22:49

1 Chronicles



16:17; 19:7


7:17; 7:17; 7:17; 11:5; 18:3; 18:49; 25:19; 27:12; 35:11; 55:10; 58:3; 72:14; 73:6; 74:20; 140:2; 140:5; 140:12


3:31; 4:17; 10:6; 10:11; 13:2; 16:29; 26:6


53:9; 59:6; 60:18


6:7; 20:8; 51:35; 51:35; 51:46


7:11; 7:23; 8:17; 12:19; 28:16; 45:9


3:10; 6:3








1:2; 1:3; 1:9; 2:8; 2:17





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2555 matches the Hebrew חָמָס (ḥāmās),
which occurs 60 times in 59 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 6:11–Oba 1:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:11 - The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. H2555
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:13 - And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence H2555 through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:5 - And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong H2555 be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:5 - Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty H2555 are in their habitations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:1 - Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous H2555 witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:16 - If a false H2555 witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:24 - That the cruelty H2555 done to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. H2555
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:49 - And that bringeth me forth from mine enemies: thou also hast lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent H2555 man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:17 - And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong H2555 in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:17 - Not for any injustice H2555 in mine hands: also my prayer is pure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - Behold, I cry out of wrong, H2555 but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:16 - His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent H2555 dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:5 - The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence H2555 his soul hateth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:48 - He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent H2555 man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:19 - Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel H2555 hatred.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:12 - Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. H2555
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:11 - False H2555 witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence H2555 and strife in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:2 - Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence H2555 of your hands in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: H2555 and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence H2555 covereth them as a garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:20 - Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty. H2555
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent H2555 man;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:4 - Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent H2555 man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:11 - Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent H2555 man to overthrow him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:31 - Envy thou not the oppressor, H2555 and choose none of his ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:17 - For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. H2555
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:6 - Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence H2555 covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:11 - The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence H2555 covereth the mouth of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:2 - A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. H2555
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:29 - A violent H2555 man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:6 - He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage. H2555
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:9 - And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, H2555 neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:6 - Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence H2555 is in their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:18 - Violence H2555 shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:7 - As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence H2555 and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:8 - For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence H2555 and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:35 - The violence H2555 done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:46 - And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence H2555 in the land, ruler against ruler.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:11 - Violence H2555 is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:23 - Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. H2555
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:17 - Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, H2555 and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:19 - And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence H2555 of all them that dwell therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:16 - By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, H2555 and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:9 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence H2555 and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:19 - Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence H2555 against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:10 - For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence H2555 and robbery in their palaces.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:3 - Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence H2555 to come near;
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:10 - For thy violence H2555 against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.

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