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Lexicon :: Strong's H553 - 'āmēṣ

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אָמֵץ
Transliteration
'āmēṣ
Pronunciation
aw-mats'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 117

Strong’s Definitions

אָמַץ ʼâmats, aw-mats'; a primitive root; to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage):—confirm, be courageous (of good courage, stedfastly minded, strong, stronger), establish, fortify, harden, increase, prevail, strengthen (self), make strong (obstinate, speed).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H553 in the following manner: strengthen (12x), courage (9x), strong (5x), courageous (2x), harden (2x), speed (2x), stronger (2x), confirm (1x), established (1x), fortify (1x), increaseth (1x), steadfastly minded (1x), obstinate (1x), prevailed (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H553 in the following manner: strengthen (12x), courage (9x), strong (5x), courageous (2x), harden (2x), speed (2x), stronger (2x), confirm (1x), established (1x), fortify (1x), increaseth (1x), steadfastly minded (1x), obstinate (1x), prevailed (1x).
  1. to be strong, alert, courageous, brave, stout, bold, solid, hard

    1. (Qal) to be strong, brave, bold

    2. (Piel) to strengthen, secure (for oneself), harden (heart), make firm, make obstinate, assure

    3. (Hithpael) to be determined, to make oneself alert, strengthen oneself, confirm oneself, persist in, prove superior to

    4. (Hiphil) to exhibit strength, be strong, feel strong

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָמַץ ʼâmats, aw-mats'; a primitive root; to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage):—confirm, be courageous (of good courage, stedfastly minded, strong, stronger), establish, fortify, harden, increase, prevail, strengthen (self), make strong (obstinate, speed).
STRONGS H553:
† [אָמֵץ] verb be stout, strong, bold, alert (according to LagBN 28 f. from earlier אָמֹץ compare אֹמֶץ) —
Qal. Perfect 3rd person plural אָֽמְצוּ 2 Samuel 22:18 + 2 times; Imperfect יֶאֱמָ֑ץ Genesis 25:23; וַיֶּאֶמְצוּ 2 Chronicles 13:18; Imperative אֱמַץ Joshua 1:7; 1 Chronicles 28:20; אֱמַ֑ץ Joshua 1:6; אֱמָ֑ץ Deuteronomy 31:7 + 3 times; אִמְצוּ Deuteronomy 31:6 + 2 times
1. be strong, of a people Genesis 25:23 (J); of personal enemies 2 Samuel 22:18 = Psalm 18:18; Psalm 142:7 (all followed by מִן of comparison); also (without מן) prevail 2 Chronicles 13:18.
2. Imperative be bold (always || חֲזַק, חִזְקוּ), Deuteronomy 31:7, 23; Joshua 1:6, 7, 18; (|| id. + אַל־תִּירְאוּ וְאַל־תַּעַרְצוּ) Deuteronomy 31:6; (|| id. + אַל־תַּעֲרֹץ וְאַל תֵּחָת) Joshua 1:9; (|| id. + אַל תִּירְאוּ וְאַל תֵּחָ֑תּוּ) Joshua 10:25; 1 Chronicles 22:13; 1 Chronicles 28:20; 2 Chronicles 32:7.
Pi. Perfect אִמֵּץ Deuteronomy 2:30 etc.; Imperfect יְאַמֵּץ Amos 2:14 etc.; וַיְאַמֶּץ־לוֺ Isaiah 44:14; 3rd person feminine singular suffix 3rd person masculine singular תְּאַמְּצֶנּוּ Psalm 89:22; 1st person singular suffix אֲאַמִּצְכֶם Job 16:5 etc.; Imperative אַמֵּץ Nahum 2:2; אַמֵּ֑צוּ Isaiah 35:3; אַמְּצֵ֑הוּ Deuteronomy 3:28; Infinitive suffix אַמְּצוֺ Proverbs 8:28; Participle מְאַמֶּץ־ Proverbs 24:5;
1. make firm, strengthen, followed by accusative, of giving clouds their place Proverbs 8:28 (subject י׳); of repairing temple 2 Chronicles 24:13; of physical vigour Proverbs 31:17 חָֽגְרָה בְעוֺז מָתְנֶי֑הָ וַתְּא׳ זְרוֺעֶֹֽֽֽתיהָ ׃ (subject אֵשֶׁת חַיִל); of strength for war כֹּחַ א׳ Nahum 2:2 (|| חִזֵּק מָתְנַיִם Amos 2:14 (subject חָזָק); compare Proverbs 24:5; of royal power 2 Chronicles 11:17 || חִזֵּק; compare בִּרְכַּיִם כּשְׁלוֺת א׳ Isaiah 35:3; כֹּרְעוֺת בּ׳ א׳ Job 4:4 (both || חִזֵּק יָדַיִם רָפוֺת fig, of encouragement; so א׳ alone Deuteronomy 3:28 (|| חִזֵּק) Job 16:5 (|| חשׂך which see); Psalm 89:22 (subject זְרוֺעַ י׳); of support Isaiah 41:10 (subject י׳; || עזר, תמך; — De Che below 2).
2. assure, secure for one's self, always followed by ל + suffix; of carpenter appropriating tree Isaiah 44:14; compare of י׳ appropriating Israel under figure of bough. Psalm 80:16; under figure of chosen man Psalm 80:18.
3. followed by לֵבָב harden, make obstinate Deuteronomy 2:30 (subject י׳; || הִקְשָׁה רוּחוֺ) Deuteronomy 15:7 (of unkind man); 2 Chronicles 36:13 (of king Zedekiah, || אֶת־עָרְפּוֹ הִקְשָׁה).
Hithp. Perfect הִתְאַמֵּץ 1 Kings 12:18 2 Chronicles 10:18; Imperfect וַיִּתְאַמְּצוּ 2 Chronicles 13:7; Participle מִתְאַמֶּצֶת Ruth 1:18;
1. strengthen oneself, of conspirators 2 Chronicles 13:7 (followed by עַל).
2. confirm oneself in a, purpose, be determined Ruth 1:18 (followed by ל + Infinitive)
3. make oneself alert, make haste 1 Kings 12:18 2 Chronicles 10:18 (followed by ל + Infinitive)
Hiph. Imperfect Jussive exhibit strength, be strong וְיַאֲמֵץ, לִבֶּ֑ךָ חֲזַק ויא׳ Psalm 27:14, so also Psalm 31:25 [Psalm 31:24].
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

25:23; 25:23

Deuteronomy

2:30; 2:30; 3:28; 3:28; 15:7; 31:6; 31:6; 31:7; 31:7; 31:23

Joshua

1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 1:7; 1:9; 1:18; 10:25

Ruth

1:18; 1:18

2 Samuel

22:18; 22:18

1 Kings

12:18; 12:18

1 Chronicles

22:13; 28:20; 28:20

2 Chronicles

10:18; 10:18; 11:17; 13:7; 13:7; 13:18; 13:18; 24:13; 32:7; 36:13

Job

4:4; 16:5; 16:5

Psalms

18:18; 27:14; 31:24; 80:16; 80:18; 89:22; 89:22; 142:7

Proverbs

8:28; 8:28; 24:5; 24:5; 31:17

Isaiah

35:3; 35:3; 41:10; 44:14; 44:14

Amos

2:14; 2:14

Nahum

2:2; 2:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H553 matches the Hebrew אָמֵץ ('āmēṣ),
which occurs 41 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger H553 than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:30 - But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, H553 that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:28 - But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen H553 him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:7 - If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden H553 thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, H553 fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:7 - And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: H553 for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:23 - And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: H553 for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:6 - Be strong and of a good courage: H553 for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:7 - Only be thou strong and very courageous, H553 that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:9 - Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; H553 be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:18 - Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage. H553
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:25 - And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: H553 for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:18 - When she saw that she was stedfastly minded H553 to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:18 - He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong H553 for me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:18 - Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed H553 to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:13 - Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; H553 dread not, nor be dismayed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:20 - And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, H553 and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:18 - Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram that was over the tribute; and the children of Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. But king Rehoboam made speed H553 to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:17 - So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, H553 three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened H553 themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:18 - Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, H553 because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:13 - So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened H553 it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:7 - Be strong and courageous, H553 be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:13 - And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened H553 his heart from turning unto the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 - Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened H553 the feeble knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:5 - But I would strengthen H553 you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:17 - He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong H553 for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:14 - Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen H553 thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:24 - Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen H553 your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:15 - And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong H553 for thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:17 - Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong H553 for thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:21 - With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen H553 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:6 - Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger H553 than I.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:28 - When he established H553 the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:5 - A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth H553 strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 - She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth H553 her arms.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:3 - Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm H553 the feeble knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen H553 thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:14 - He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth H553 for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:14 - Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen H553 his force, neither shall the mighty deliver himself:
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:1 - He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify H553 thy power mightily.

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