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Lexicon :: Strong's H2600 - ḥinnām

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TWOT Reference: 694b

Strong’s Definitions

חִנָּם chinnâm, khin-nawm'; from H2580; gratis, i.e. devoid of cost, reason or advantage:—without a cause (cost, wages), causeless, to cost nothing, free(-ly), innocent, for nothing (nought), in vain.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H2600 in the following manner: without cause (15x), for nought (6x), causeless (2x), in vain (2x), free (1x), without cost (1x), freely (1x), innocent (1x), cost me nothing (1x), for nothing (1x), without wages (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H2600 in the following manner: without cause (15x), for nought (6x), causeless (2x), in vain (2x), free (1x), without cost (1x), freely (1x), innocent (1x), cost me nothing (1x), for nothing (1x), without wages (1x).
  1. freely, for nothing, without cause

    1. gratis, gratuitously, for nothing

    2. for no purpose, in vain

    3. gratuitously, without cause, undeservedly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חִנָּם chinnâm, khin-nawm'; from H2580; gratis, i.e. devoid of cost, reason or advantage:—without a cause (cost, wages), causeless, to cost nothing, free(-ly), innocent, for nothing (nought), in vain.
חִנָּם substantive, used chiefly in the accusative as adverb (compare Assyrian annáma, in vain, DlK 7, Pr 44; from הֵּן, with aff. םָ֯, which is sometimes found in substantives proper, as סֻלָּם, and proper names, but is more particularly used with substantives applied adverbially, as יוֺמָם אָמְנָם, דּוּמָם, רֵיקָם : Sta§ 203 BaNB § 216) — literally out of favour; i.e.
a. gratis, gratuitously, for nothing, עָבַד חִנָּם to serve for nought Genesis 29:15; Job 1:9; Isaiah 52:3 to be sold (figurative) for nought Isaiah 52:5; Exodus 21:2, 11 יָצָא חִנָּם to go out(from slavery) freely, for nothing, Numbers 11:5 which we used to eat in Egypti for nought, Jeremiah 22:13; 1 Chronicles 21:24; in the genitive 2 Samuel 24:24 עֹלוֺת חִנָּם i.e. burnt-offerings which cost nothing (in the || 1 Chronicles 21:24 the construction is changed).
b. for no purpose, in vain Proverbs 1:17; Malachi 1:10: once אֶל חִנָּם (compare אֶל 7) Ezekiel 6:10.
c. gratuitously, without cause, undeservedly, especially of groundless hostility or attack, 1 Samuel 19:5 לְהָמִית חִנָּם to slay David without cause, 1 Samuel 25:31; Psalm 35:7 (twice in verse); Psalm 109:3; Psalm 119:161 רְדָפוּנִי חִנָּם, Proverbs 1:11; Proverbs 3:30; Proverbs 23:29; Job 2:3 לְבַלְּעוֺ ח׳ Job 9:17; Job 22:6; Ezekiel 14:23; Psalm 35:19; and Psalm 69:5 שׂנְאַי חִנָּם my haters without cause, Lamentations 3:52 אֹיְבַי חִנָּם; in the genitive 1 Kings 2:31 דְּמֵי חִנָּם blood shed without cause (compare 1 Samuel 25:31), Proverbs 24:28 אֲלתְּֿהִי עֵד ח׳ בְּרֵעֶ֑ךָ, Proverbs 26:2 קִלְלַת ח׳ the causeless curse.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




21:2; 21:11



1 Samuel

19:5; 25:31; 25:31

2 Samuel


1 Kings


1 Chronicles

21:24; 21:24


1:9; 2:3; 9:17; 22:6


35:7; 35:19; 69:5; 109:3; 119:161


1:11; 1:17; 3:30; 23:29; 24:28; 26:2


52:3; 52:5






6:10; 14:23




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2600 matches the Hebrew חִנָּם (ḥinnām),
which occurs 32 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 - Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my [fn]relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? H2600 Tell me, what shall your wages be?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:2 - “If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without H2600 payment. H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - “If he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, H2600 without payment of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:5 - “We remember the fish which we used to eat free H2600 in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:5 - “For he took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death without H2600 a cause?” H2600
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:31 - this will not [fn]cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord, both by having shed blood without H2600 cause H2600 and by my lord having [fn]avenged himself. When the LORD deals well with my lord, then remember your maidservant.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:24 - However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God [fn]which H2600 cost H2600 me nothing.” H2600 So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:31 - The king said to him, “Do as he has spoken and fall upon him and bury him, that you may remove from me and from my father’s house the blood which Joab shed without H2600 cause. H2600
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:24 - But King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will surely buy it for the full price; for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, or offer a burnt offering [fn]which H2600 costs H2600 me nothing.” H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:9 - Then Satan answered the [fn]LORD, “Does Job fear God for nothing? H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:3 - The LORD said to Satan, “Have you [fn]considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man [fn]fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him to [fn]ruin him without H2600 cause.” H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:17 - “For He bruises me with a tempest
And multiplies my wounds without H2600 cause. H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:6 - “For you have taken pledges of your brothers without H2600 cause, H2600
And stripped [fn]men naked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:7 - For without H2600 cause H2600 they hid their net for me;
Without H2600 cause H2600 they dug a [fn]pit for my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:19 - Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me;
Nor let those who hate me without H2600 cause H2600 [fn]wink maliciously.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:4 - Those who hate me without H2600 a cause H2600 are more than the hairs of my head;
Those who would [fn]destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies;
What I did not steal, I then have to restore.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:3 - They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without H2600 cause. H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:161 - Shin.
Princes persecute me without H2600 cause, H2600
But my heart stands in awe of Your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:11 - If they say, “Come with us,
Let us lie in wait for blood,
Let us ambush the innocent without H2600 cause; H2600
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:17 - Indeed, it is [fn]useless H2600 to spread the baited net
In the sight of any [fn]bird;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Do not contend with a man without H2600 cause, H2600
If he has done you no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:29 - Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has contentions? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without H2600 cause? H2600
Who has redness of eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:28 - Do not be a witness against your neighbor without H2600 cause, H2600
And do not deceive with your lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:2 - Like a sparrow in its [fn]flitting, like a swallow in its flying,
So a curse without H2600 cause H2600 does not [fn]alight.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:3 - For thus says the LORD, “You were sold for nothing H2600 and you will be redeemed without money.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:5 - “Now therefore, what do I have here,” declares the LORD, “seeing that My people have been taken away without H2600 cause?” H2600 Again the LORD declares, “Those who rule over them howl, and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:13 - “Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness
And his [fn]upper rooms without justice,
Who uses his neighbor’s services without H2600 pay H2600
And does not give him his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:52 - My enemies without H2600 cause H2600
Hunted me down like a bird;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:10 - “Then they will know that I am the LORD; I have not said in vain H2600 [fn]that I would inflict this disaster on them.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:23 - “Then they will comfort you when you see their conduct and actions, for you will know that I have not done in vain H2600 whatever I did [fn]to it,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:10 - “Oh that there were one among you who would shut the [fn]gates, that you might not uselessly H2600 kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from [fn]you.

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