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Lexicon :: Strong's H2558 - ḥōmeṣ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: TWOT- 679b

Strong’s Definitions

חֹמֶץ chômets, kho'-mets; from H2556; vinegar:—vinegar.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's H2558 in the following manner: vinegar (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's H2558 in the following manner: vinegar (6x).
  1. vinegar

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֹמֶץ chômets, kho'-mets; from H2556; vinegar:—vinegar.
STRONGS H2558: Abbreviations
חֹ֫מֶץ noun masculine vinegarח׳ absolute Proverbs 10:26 + 3 times; construct Numbers 6:3 (twice in verse); — a common condiment Ruth 2:14, forbidden to Nazirite (יין ח׳ and שֵׁכָר ח׳) Numbers 6:3 (twice in verse) (P), offered (in cruelty) to a thirsty man Psalm 69:22 (figurative for harshness lack of sympathy); in simile of sluggard לַשִּׁנַּיִם כַּחֹמֶץ Proverbs 10:26, עַלנָֿ֑תֶר ח׳ Proverbs 25:20 vinegar on nitre (simile of merry songs for the heavy-hearted).
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6:3; 6:3






10:26; 10:26; 25:20


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Strong's Number H2558 matches the Hebrew חֹמֶץ (ḥōmeṣ),
which occurs 6 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:3 - He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar H2558 of wine, or vinegar H2558 of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 - And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. H2558 And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar H2558 to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - As vinegar H2558 to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:20 - As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar H2558 upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.
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