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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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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 - from wine and strong drink he doth keep separate; vinegar of wine, and vinegar of strong drink he doth not drink, and any juice of grapes he doth not drink, and grapes moist or dry he doth not eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 - And Boaz saith to her, 'At meal-time come nigh hither, and thou hast eaten of the bread, and dipped thy morsel in the vinegar.' And she sitteth at the side of the reapers, and he reacheth to her roasted corn, and she eateth, and is satisfied, and leaveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - And they give for my food gall, And for my thirst cause me to drink vinegar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So is the slothful to those sending him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:20 - Whoso is taking away a garment in a cold day, Is as vinegar on nitre, And a singer of songs on a sad heart.
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