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Lexicon :: Strong's H2556 - ḥāmēṣ

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חָמֵץ
Transliteration
ḥāmēṣ
Pronunciation
khaw-mates'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TWOT- 679,680,681

Strong’s Definitions

חָמֵץ châmêts, khaw-mates'; a primitive root; to be pungent; i.e. in taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling):—cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H2556 in the following manner: leavened (5x), cruel (1x), dyed (1x), grieved (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H2556 in the following manner: leavened (5x), cruel (1x), dyed (1x), grieved (1x).
  1. to be leavened, be sour

    1. (Qal) to be leavened

    2. (Hiphil) to taste something leavened

    3. (Hithpael) to be embittered, grieved

  2. to be cruel, oppress, be ruthless

  3. to be red

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָמֵץ châmêts, khaw-mates'; a primitive root; to be pungent; i.e. in taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling):—cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.
STRONGS H2556:
† I. חָמֵץ verb be sour, leavened (Late Hebrew id., Pi. Hiph. make sour, leaven; Arabic حَمُضَ be sour; Aramaic חֲמַע be sour, leavened, Ifmo be leavened) —
Qal Perfect חָמֵץ Exodus 12:39; Imperfect יֶחְמָ֑ץ Exodus 12:34; Infinitive suffix חֻמְצָתוֺ Hosea 7:4 +; — be leavened, of dough (בָּצֵק), Exodus 12:34, 39 (E), compare Hosea 7:4.
Hithp. be soured, embittered, Psalm 73:21 (|| כִּלְיוֺתַי אֶשְׁתּוֺנָן).

† II. [חמץ] verb be red (? compare Aramaic Zfmo Ethpa. blush, be ashamed, possibly originally be red); —
Qal Passive participle construct חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים red of garments Isaiah 63:1; possibly also Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תֶּחֱמַץ Psalm 68:24 that thy foot may be red with blood (for MT תמחץ; so Krochm Hi Gr; most, however, read תרחץ see רחץ).

† III. [חמץ] verb be ruthless (dubious √; perhaps by-form of חמס; perhaps erroneous for it; identification by most with I. חמץ, be sour, hence sharp, violent, but connection improbable) — only Qal Participle active מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֺמֵץ Psalm 71:4 from the hand of the unjust and ruthless (|| מִיַּד רָשָׁע).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

12:34; 12:34; 12:39; 12:39

Psalms

68:24; 71:4; 73:21

Isaiah

63:1

Hosea

7:4; 7:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2556 matches the Hebrew חָמֵץ (ḥāmēṣ),
which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - So the people took their dough before it was leavened, H2556 with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes on their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:39 - They baked the dough which they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavened bread. For it had not become H2556 leavened, H2556 since they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they [fn]prepared any provisions for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:4 - Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the [fn]grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless H2556 man, H2556
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - When my heart was embittered H2556
And I was pierced [fn]within,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:1 - Who is this who comes from Edom,
With garments of [fn]glowing H2556 colors H2556 from Bozrah,
This One who is majestic in His apparel,
[fn]Marching in the greatness of His strength?
“It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:4 - They are all adulterers,
Like an oven heated by the baker
Who ceases to stir up the fire
From the kneading of the dough until it is leavened. H2556

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