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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 - Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:13 - Then God said to Noah, “The end of [fn]humanity has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence H2555 because of [fn]people; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:5 - So Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong H2555 done to me be upon you! I put my slave woman into your [fn]arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was insignificant in her [fn]sight. May the LORD judge between [fn]you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:5 - “Simeon and Levi are brothers;
Their [fn]swords are implements of violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:1 - “You shall not give a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked person to be a malicious H2555 witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:16 - “If a malicious H2555 witness rises up against a person to testify against him of wrongdoing,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:24 - so that the violence H2555 [fn]done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal would come, and the responsibility for their blood would be placed on their brother Abimelech, who killed them, and on the [fn]leaders of Shechem, who [fn]encouraged him to kill his brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - [fn]My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge;
My savior, You save me from violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:49 - Who also brings me out from my enemies;
You also raise me above those who rise up against me;
You rescue me from the violent H2555 person.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:17 - David went out to meet them, and said to them, “If you come peacefully to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my enemies, since there is no [fn]wrong H2555 in my hands, may the God of our fathers look on it and decide.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:17 - Although there is no violence H2555 in my hands,
And my prayer is pure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - “Behold, I cry, ‘Violence H2555!’ but I get no answer;
I shout for help, but there is no justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:16 - His harm will return on his own head,
And his violence H2555 will descend on the top of his own head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:5 - The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked,
And His soul hates one who loves violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:48 - He rescues me from my enemies;
You indeed lift me above those who rise up against me;
You rescue me from a violent H2555 man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:19 - Look at my enemies, for they are many,
And they hate me with violent H2555 hatred.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:12 - Do not turn me over to the [fn]desire of my enemies,
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And the violent H2555 witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:11 - Malicious H2555 witnesses rise up;
They ask me things that I do not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Confuse them, Lord, divide their tongues,
For I have seen violence H2555 and strife in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:2 - No, in heart you practice injustice;
On earth you clear a way for the violence H2555 of your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He will [fn]rescue their [fn]life from oppression and violence H2555,
And their blood will be precious in his sight;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:6 - Therefore arrogance is their necklace;
The garment of violence H2555 covers them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:20 - Consider the covenant;
For the dark places of the land are full of the places of violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of David.
Rescue me, LORD, from evil people;
Protect me from violent H2555 men
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:4 - Keep me, LORD, from the hands of the wicked;
Protect me from violent H2555 men
Who [fn]intend to [fn]trip up my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:11 - “May a [fn]slanderer not endure on the earth;
May evil hunt a violent H2555 person [fn]violently.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:31 - Do not envy a violent H2555 person,
And do not choose any 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 on the head of the righteous,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:11 - The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:2 - From the fruit of a person’s mouth he [fn]enjoys good,
But the [fn]desire of the treacherous is violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:29 - A person of violence H2555 entices his neighbor
And leads him in a way that is not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:6 - One who sends a message by the hand of a fool
Chops off his own feet and drinks violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:9 - And His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence H2555,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:6 - Their webs will not become clothing,
Nor will they cover themselves with their works;
Their works are works of wrongdoing,
And an act of violence H2555 is in their [fn]hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:18 - “Violence H2555 will not be heard again in your land,
Nor devastation or destruction within your borders;
But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:7 - “As a well [fn]keeps its waters fresh,
So she [fn]keeps fresh her wickedness.
Violence H2555 and destruction are heard in her;
Sickness and wounds are constantly before Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:8 - For each time I speak, I cry aloud;
I proclaim violence H2555 and destruction,
Because for me the word of the LORD has [fn]resulted
In taunting and derision all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:35 - “May the violence H2555 done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon,”
The [fn]inhabitant of Zion will say;
And, “May my blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea,”
Jerusalem will say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:46 - “Now, so that your heart does not grow faint,
And you are not afraid at the report that will be heard in the land
For the report will come in [fn]one year,
And after that [fn]another report in [fn]another year,
And violence H2555 will be in the land
With ruler against ruler
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:11 - ‘Violence H2555 [fn]has grown into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, none of their [fn]people, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:23 - ‘Make the [fn]chain, for the land is full of [fn]bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence H2555.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:17 - And He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? Is it a trivial thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they have committed here, that they have filled the land with violence H2555 and provoked Me to anger repeatedly? Yet behold, they are [fn]putting the twig to their nose!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:19 - “Then say to the people of the land, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says concerning the inhabitants of Jerusalem in the land of Israel: “They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water with horror, because [fn]their land will be [fn]stripped of its fullness on account of the violence H2555 of all who live in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:16 - “By the abundance of your trade
[fn]You were internally filled with violence H2555,
And you sinned;
Therefore I have cast you as profane
From the mountain of God.
And I have destroyed you, you [fn]covering cherub,
From the midst of the stones of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:9 - ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: “Enough, you princes of Israel; get rid of violence H2555 and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness. Revoke your evictions of My people,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:19 - Egypt will become a wasteland,
And Edom will become a desolate wilderness,
Because of the violence H2555 [fn]done to the sons of Judah,
In whose land they have shed innocent blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:10 - “But they do not know how to do what is right,” declares the LORD, “these who store up [fn]violence H2555 and devastation in their citadels.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:3 - Are you postponing the day of disaster,
And would you bring near the seat of violence H2555?
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:10 - “Because of violence H2555 to your brother Jacob,
Shame will cover you,
And you will be eliminated forever.

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