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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 - The LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb;
And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And one people shall be stronger H553 than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:30 - “But Sihon king of Heshbon was not willing for us to pass [fn]through his land; for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made H553 his heart obstinate, H553 in order to deliver him into your hand, as he is today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:28 - ‘But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen H553 him, for he shall go across [fn]at the head of this people, and he will give them as an inheritance the land which you will see.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:7 - “If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your [fn]towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden H553 your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:6 - “Be strong and courageous, H553 do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:7 - Then Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, H553 for you shall go with this people into the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them as an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:23 - Then He commissioned Joshua the son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and courageous, H553 for you shall bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:6 - “Be strong and courageous, H553 for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:7 - “Only be strong and very courageous; H553 [fn]be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may [fn]have success wherever you go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:9 - “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! H553 Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:18 - “Anyone who rebels against your [fn]command and does not obey your words in all that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous.” H553
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:25 - Joshua then said to them, “Do not fear or be dismayed! Be strong and courageous, H553 for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies with whom you fight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:18 - When she saw that she was determined H553 to go with her, she [fn]said no more to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:18 - “He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me, for they were too strong H553 for me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:18 - Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the forced labor, and all Israel stoned him [fn]to death. And King Rehoboam made H553 haste H553 to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:13 - “Then you will prosper, if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances which the LORD commanded Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and courageous, H553 do not fear nor be dismayed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:20 - Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, H553 and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the LORD is finished.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:18 - Then King Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the forced labor, and the sons of Israel stoned him [fn]to death. And King Rehoboam made H553 haste H553 to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:17 - They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported H553 Rehoboam the son of Solomon for three years, for they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - and worthless men gathered about him, scoundrels, who proved H553 too strong H553 for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when [fn]he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:18 - Thus the sons of Israel were subdued at that time, and the sons of Judah [fn]conquered H553 because they trusted in the LORD, the God of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:13 - So the workmen labored, and the repair work progressed in their hands, and they [fn]restored the house of God [fn]according to its specifications and strengthened H553 it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:7 - “Be strong and courageous, H553 do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:13 - He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar who had made him swear allegiance by God. But he stiffened his neck and hardened H553 his heart against turning to the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 - “Your words have [fn]helped the tottering to stand,
And you have strengthened H553 [fn]feeble knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:5 - “I could strengthen H553 you with my mouth,
And the solace of my lips could lessen your pain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:17 - He delivered me from my strong enemy,
And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty H553 for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:14 - Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take H553 courage; H553
Yes, wait for the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:24 - Be strong and let your heart take H553 courage, H553
All you who [fn]hope in the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:15 - Even the [fn]shoot which Your right hand has planted,
And on the [fn]son whom You have [fn]strengthened H553 for Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:17 - Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,
Upon the son of man whom You made H553 strong H553 for Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:21 - With whom My hand will be established;
My arm also will strengthen H553 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:6 - “Give heed to my cry,
For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are too strong H553 for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:28 - When He made H553 firm H553 the skies above,
When the springs of the deep became [fn]fixed,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:5 - A wise man is [fn]strong,
And a man of knowledge [fn]increases H553 power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 - She girds [fn]herself with strength
And makes H553 her arms strong. H553
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:3 - Encourage the [fn]exhausted, and strengthen H553 the [fn]feeble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:10 - ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen H553 you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:14 - Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a [fn]cypress or an oak and [fn]raises H553 it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain makes it grow.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:14 - [fn]Flight will perish from the swift,
And the stalwart will not strengthen H553 his power,
Nor the mighty man save his [fn]life.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:1 - [fn]The one who scatters has come up against [fn]you.
Man the fortress, watch the road;
[fn]Strengthen your back, [fn]summon H553 all your strength.

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