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Lexicon :: Strong's H6021 - ʿămāśā'

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

עֲמָשָׂא ʻĂmâsâʼ, am-aw-saw'; from H6006; burden; Amasa, the name of two Israelites:—Amasa.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H6021 in the following manner: Amasa (16x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H6021 in the following manner: Amasa (16x).
  1. Amasa = "burden"

    1. son of Ithra or Jether by Abigail the sister of David and general of the army of Absalom

    2. son of Hadlai and a prince of Ephraim in the reign of king Ahaz

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֲמָשָׂא ʻĂmâsâʼ, am-aw-saw'; from H6006; burden; Amasa, the name of two Israelites:—Amasa.
STRONGS H6021: Abbreviations
עֲמָשָׂא16 proper name, masculine (compare עמס, ענשׂ ? or read עַמִּשַׂי (II. עַם + יִשַׂי), WeIsrael u. Jüd. Geschichte. 24, compare GrayProp. N. 44, 323); —
1. Absalom's general 2 Samuel 17:25 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 19:14 + 8 times 2 Samuel 20; 1 Kings 2:5, 32; 1 Chronicles 2:17 (twice in verse), Greek Version of the LXX Αμεσς(α)ει, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αμεσσα.
2. Ephraimite 2 Chronicles 28:12.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel

17:25; 19:14; 20

1 Kings

2:5; 2:32

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6021 matches the Hebrew עֲמָשָׂא (ʿămāśā'),
which occurs 16 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:25 - And Absalom made Amasa H6021 captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa H6021 was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:13 - And say ye to Amasa, H6021 Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:4 - Then said the king to Amasa, H6021 Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:5 - So Amasa H6021 went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:8 - When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa H6021 went before them. And Joab's garment that he had put on was girded unto him, and upon it a girdle with a sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it fell out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - And Joab said to Amasa, H6021 Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa H6021 by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:10 - But Amasa H6021 took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:12 - And Amasa H6021 wallowed in blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa H6021 out of the highway into the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that every one that came by him stood still.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:5 - Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa H6021 the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:32 - And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa H6021 the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:17 - And Abigail bare Amasa: H6021 and the father of Amasa H6021 was Jether the Ishmeelite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:12 - Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa H6021 the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,
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