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Lexicon :: Strong's H2563 - ḥōmer

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masculine noun
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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 - They said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:14 - and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar H2563 and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they rigorously [fn]imposed on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:14 - So they piled them in heaps, H2563 and the land [fn]became foul.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:16 - ‘Again, if a man consecrates to the LORD part of the fields of his own property, then your valuation shall be [fn]proportionate to the seed needed for it: a homer H2563 of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:32 - The people [fn]spent all day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail (he who gathered least gathered ten [fn]homers) H2563 and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:19 - ‘How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, H2563
Whose foundation is in the dust,
Who are crushed before the moth!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:9 - ‘Remember now, that You have made me as clay; H2563
And would You turn me into dust again?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:12 - “Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes,
Your defenses are defenses of clay. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:16 - “Though he piles up silver like dust
And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay, H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:19 - “He has cast me into the mire, H2563
And I have become like dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:6 - “Behold, I belong to God like you;
I too have been [fn]formed out of the clay. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:14 - “It is changed like clay H2563 under the seal;
And they stand forth like a garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:10 - “For ten acres of vineyard will yield only one [fn]bath of wine,
And a homer H2563 of seed will yield but an [fn]ephah of grain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I send it against a godless nation
And commission it against the people of My fury
To capture booty and to seize plunder,
And to [fn]trample them down like mud H2563 in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:16 - You turn things around!
Shall the potter be considered [fn]as equal with the clay, H2563
That what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”;
Or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:25 - “I have aroused one from the north, and he has come;
From the rising of the sun he will call on My name;
And he will come upon rulers as upon mortar, H2563
Even as the potter treads clay.” H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - “Woe to the one who quarrels with his [fn]Maker
An earthenware vessel [fn]among the vessels of earth!
Will the clay H2563 say to the [fn]potter, ‘What are you doing?’
Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:8 - But now, O LORD, You are our Father,
We are the clay, H2563 and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:4 - But the vessel that he was making of clay H2563 was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:6 - “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Behold, like the clay H2563 in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:11 - “The ephah and the bath shall be [fn]the same quantity, so that the bath will contain a tenth of a homer H2563 and the ephah a tenth of a homer; H2563 [fn]their standard shall be according to the homer. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:13 - “This is the offering that you shall offer: a sixth of an ephah from a homer H2563 of wheat; a sixth of an ephah from a homer H2563 of barley;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:14 - and the prescribed portion of oil (namely, the bath of oil), a tenth of a bath from each kor (which is ten baths or a homer, H2563 for ten baths are a homer); H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 3:2 - So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer H2563 and a [fn]half of barley.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Draw for yourself water for the siege!
Strengthen your fortifications!
Go into the clay and tread the mortar! H2563
Take hold of the brick mold!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:15 - You trampled on the sea with Your horses,
On the surge H2563 of many waters.
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