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Lexicon :: Strong's H2558 - ḥōmeṣ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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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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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


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 abstain from wine and [fn]strong drink; he shall [fn]consume no vinegar H2558, whether made from wine or strong drink, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 -

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “[fn]Come here, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar H2558.” So she sat beside the reapers; and he served her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied and had some left.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 -

They also gave me [fn]a bitter herb in my food,

And for my thirst they gave me vinegar H2558 to drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 -

Like vinegar H2558 to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,

So is the [fn]lazy one to those who send him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:20 -

Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar H2558 on [fn]soda,

Is one who sings songs to [fn]a troubled heart.

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