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Lexicon :: Strong's H2563 - ḥōmer

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: TWOT- 683c

Strong’s Definitions

חֹמֶר chômer, kho'mer; from H2560; properly, a bubbling up, i.e. of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence, a chomer or dry measure:—clay, heap, homer, mire, motion.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's H2563 in the following manner: clay (11x), homer (11x), morter (4x), mire (2x), heap (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's H2563 in the following manner: clay (11x), homer (11x), morter (4x), mire (2x), heap (2x).
  1. cement, mortar, clay

    1. mortar, cement

    2. clay

    3. mire

  2. heap

    1. swelling, surging (of water)

  3. homer - a unit of dry measure about 65 imperial gallons (300 l)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֹמֶר chômer, kho'mer; from H2560; properly, a bubbling up, i.e. of water, a wave; of earth, mire or clay (cement); also a heap; hence, a chomer or dry measure:—clay, heap, homer, mire, motion.
STRONGS H2563: Abbreviations
† I. חֹ֫מֶר noun masculine cement, mortar, clay; — ח׳ absolute Genesis 11:3 + 13 times; construct Isaiah 10:6 + 2 times; —
1. mortar, cement for holding building-stones (brick) together Genesis 11:3 (J), Exodus 1:14 (P; both || לְבֵנִים); Nahum 3:14 (|| טיט).
2. clay:
a. as material of vessels Jeremiah 18:4, 6, היצר ח׳ Isaiah 29:16, in simile of God's fashioning man Isaiah 45:9; Isaiah 64:7; Job 10:9; as material of human bodies בָּתֵּי ח׳ Job 4:19; compare Job 33:6; as material of bulwarks (disparagingly) Job 13:12; חותם ח׳seal-clay i.e. clay upon which seal is pressed.
b.mire חוצות ח׳ Isaiah 10:6; הֹרָנִי לַח׳ Job 30:19 he hath cast me into the mire, i.e. deeply humiliated me (עָפָר and אֵפֶר in || clause); as simile of commonness, abundance Job 27:16 (|| עָפָר).

II. חֹ֫מֶר noun [masculine] heap (compare 1. חֲמוֺר) — ח׳ construct מַיִם רַבִּים ח׳ Habakkuk 3:15 a heap of great waters (|| יָם) — but text dubious, see I. חמר; plural הֳמָרִים חֳמָרִים Exodus 8:10 (J), of dead frogs gathered in heaps.

III. חֹ֫מֶר noun masculine homer, a dry measure (perhaps from above √, but dubious; compare Assyrian amâru, surround, contain, II. R 3619 a. b Strm4760, Imêru, a measure ZimBP 6 n) — ח׳ absolute Isaiah 5:10 + 5 times Ezekiel; construct Hosea 3:2 + 3 times; plural חֳמָרִים Numbers 11:32; — ח׳ of barley Hosea 3:2; Ezekiel 45:13, compare שְׂעֹרִים זֶרַע ח׳ Leviticus 27:16 i.e. land on which a ח׳ of barley seed was sown (taxed at 50 shekels); ח׳ of wheat Ezekiel 45:13; in general זֶרַע ח׳ Isaiah 5:10;=10 ephahs (or baths, see בַּת below בתת) Ezekiel 45:11 (3 times in verse); Ezekiel 45:14 (twice in verse) (in Ezekiel 45:14 strike out Co); on actual size of ח׳,=393.9 litres, see HultschMetrol. 2nd ed. 448, 452f. See further II. בַּת and references, BenzArch 183 f NowArch. i, 203 f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:3; 11:3


1:14; 8:10






4:19; 10:9; 13:12; 27:16; 30:19; 33:6


5:10; 5:10; 10:6; 10:6; 29:16; 45:9; 64:7


18:4; 18:6


45:11; 45:13; 45:13; 45:14; 45:14


3:2; 3:2






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2563 matches the Hebrew חֹמֶר (ḥōmer),
which occurs 31 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:14 - And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, H2563 and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:14 - And they gathered them together upon heaps: H2563 and the land stank.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:16 - And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD some part of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an homer H2563 of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:32 - And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: H2563 and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:19 - How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, H2563 whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:9 - Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; H2563 and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:12 - Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:16 - Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:19 - He hath cast me into the mire, H2563 and I am become like dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:6 - Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:14 - It is turned as clay H2563 to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:10 - Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer H2563 shall yield an ephah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire H2563 of the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:16 - Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: H2563 for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:25 - I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, H2563 and as the potter treadeth clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay H2563 say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:8 - But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, H2563 and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:4 - And the vessel that he made of clay H2563 was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:6 - O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay H2563 is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:11 - The ephah and the bath shall be of one measure, that the bath may contain the tenth part of an homer, H2563 and the ephah the tenth part of an homer: H2563 the measure thereof shall be after the homer. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:13 - This is the oblation that ye shall offer; the sixth part of an ephah of an homer H2563 of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth part of an ephah of an homer H2563 of barley:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:14 - Concerning the ordinance of oil, the bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of a bath out of the cor, which is an homer H2563 of ten baths; for ten baths are an homer: H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:2 - So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer H2563 of barley, and an half homer of barley:
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the morter, H2563 make strong the brickkiln.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:15 - Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap H2563 of great waters.
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