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Lexicon :: Strong's H6099 - ʿāṣûm

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Pass. part. of עָצַם (H6105)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1673d

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: עצום (Strongs and Gesenius) עצם (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

עָצוּם ʻâtsûwm, aw-tsoom'; or עָצֻם ʻâtsum; passive participle of H6105; powerful (specifically, a paw); by implication, numerous:— feeble, great, mighty, must, strong.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's H6099 in the following manner: strong (13x), mighty (8x), mightier (7x), feeble (1x), great (1x), much (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's H6099 in the following manner: strong (13x), mighty (8x), mightier (7x), feeble (1x), great (1x), much (1x).
  1. mighty, vast, numerous

    1. mighty, strong (in number)

    2. numerous, countless

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָצוּם ʻâtsûwm, aw-tsoom'; or עָצֻם ʻâtsum; passive participle of H6105; powerful (specifically, a paw); by implication, numerous:— feeble, great, mighty, must, strong.
STRONGS H6099: Abbreviations
עָצוּם 31 adjective mighty, numerous; — ע׳ Genesis 18:18 +, plural עֲצוּמִים Isaiah 8:7 +, עֲצֻמִים Micah 4:3 +; suffix עֲצוּמָיו Psalm 10:10; —
1. mighty, especially of people, strong in numbers (often || רַב, גָּדוֺל) Genesis 18:18; Exodus 1:9 + 3 times J E; Deuteronomy 4:38 + 6 times D, Micah 4:3, 7; Zechariah 8:22; Isaiah 60:22 (opposed to צָעִיר), of locusts Joel 1:6; Joel 2:2, 5, compare Joel 2:11; so of חַיִל Daniel 11:25; עַם לאֹ עָצוּם, i.e. feeble Proverbs 30:26 (of the שָׁפָן); less often of individual מְלָכִים ע׳ Psalm 135:10; of waters Isaiah 8:7; ע׳ alone Proverbs 18:18 the mighty, Daniel 8:24; Psalm 10:10 his mighty ones i.e. claws, of lion, so Ew De Che Bae and others).
2. numerous, countless (all || רַב): Amos 5:12; Psalm 35:18; as substantive = many Isaiah 53:12; Proverbs 7:26. — Isaiah 41:21 see עֲצֻמָה below III. עצם. below

III. עצם (√ of following, si vera lectio; compare Arabic bdb078305 defend, protect, bdb078306 defence, see Du and compare Thes; > De Di and others your mighty things strong arguments (from עָצוּם, below I. עצם, which following perhaps imitates in vocalization)).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:18; 18:18






10:10; 10:10; 35:18; 135:10


7:26; 18:18; 30:26


8:7; 8:7; 41:21; 53:12; 60:22


8:24; 11:25


1:6; 2:2; 2:5; 2:11




4:3; 4:3; 4:7




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6099 matches the Hebrew עָצוּם (ʿāṣûm),
which occurs 31 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:18 - since Abraham will surely become a great and [fn]mighty H6099 nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:9 - And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are [fn]more and mightier H6099 than we.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:12 - “I will strike them with [fn]pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier H6099 than they.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - “So now, please come, curse this people for me since they are too [fn]mighty H6099 for me; perhaps I may be able to strike them down and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:1 -

Now the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad had an exceedingly large H6099 number H6099 of livestock. And they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that [fn]it was indeed a place suitable for livestock,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:38 - dispossessing before you nations greater and mightier H6099 than you, to bring you in and to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:1 -

“When Yahweh your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and He clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and stronger H6099 than you,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:1 -

“Hear, O Israel! You are crossing over the Jordan today to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier H6099 than you, great cities [fn]fortified to heaven,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:14 - ‘Let Me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier H6099 and more numerous than they.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:23 - then Yahweh will dispossess all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier H6099 than you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - “And you shall answer and say before Yahweh your God, ‘My father was a [fn]wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and [fn]sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty H6099, and populous nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:9 - “For Yahweh has dispossessed great and mighty H6099 nations from before you; and as for you, no man has stood before you to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 -

He [fn]crouches, he [fn]bows down,

And the [fn]unfortunate fall [fn]by his mighty H6099 ones H6099.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:18 -

I will give You thanks in the great assembly;

I will praise You among a mighty H6099 people.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:10 -

[fn]He struck many nations

And slew mighty H6099 kings,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:26 -

For many are the slain whom she has cast down,

And numerous H6099 are all those killed by her.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:18 -

The cast lot puts an end to contentions

And [fn]decides between the mighty H6099 ones.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:26 -

The [fn]shephanim are not a mighty H6099 people,

Yet they make their houses in the cliff;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:7 -

Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the mighty H6099 and abundant waters of the [fn]River

The king of Assyria and all his glory;

And it will rise up over all its channels and go over all its banks.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:12 -

Therefore, I will divide for Him a portion with the many,

And He will divide the spoil with the strong H6099;

Because He poured out His soul to death,

And was numbered with the transgressors;

Yet He Himself [fn]bore the sin of many,

And interceded for the transgressors.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:22 -

“The smallest one will become a [fn]clan,

And the miniscule one a mighty H6099 nation.

I, Yahweh, will hasten it in its time.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:24 -

“His power will be mighty, but not by his own power,

And he will [fn]destroy to an [fn]astonishing degree

And succeed and do his will;

He will [fn]destroy mighty H6099 men H6099 and [fn]the holy people.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:25 - “And he will stir up his strength and heart against the king of the South with a great military force; so the king of the South will wage war with an extremely large and mighty H6099 military force for war; but he will not stand, for schemes will be devised against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:6 -

For a nation has come up against my land,

Mighty H6099 and without number;

Its teeth are the teeth of a lion,

And it has the fangs of a lioness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:2 -

A day of darkness and thick darkness,

A day of clouds and dense gloom.

As the dawn is spread over the mountains,

So there is a numerous and mighty H6099 people;

There has never been anything like it,

Nor will there be again after it

For the years from generation to generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:5 -

[fn]With a noise as of chariots

They leap on the tops of the mountains,

Like the [fn]crackling of a flame of fire consumes the stubble,

Like a mighty H6099 people arranged for battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:11 -

But Yahweh gives forth His voice before His military force;

Surely His camp is very numerous,

For mighty H6099 is he who does His word.

The day of Yahweh is indeed great and very awesome,

And who can endure it?

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:12 -

For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are mighty H6099,

You who distress the righteous and take bribes

And [fn]turn aside the needy in the [fn]gate.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:3 -

And He will judge between many peoples

And will render decisions for mighty H6099, [fn]distant nations.

And they will hammer their swords into plowshares

And their spears into pruning hooks;

Nation will not lift up sword against nation,

And never again will they learn war.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:7 -

“I will make the lame a remnant

And the outcasts a mighty H6099 nation,

And Yahweh will reign over them in Mount Zion

From now on and forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:22 - ‘So many peoples and mighty H6099 nations will come to seek Yahweh of hosts in Jerusalem and to [fn]entreat the favor of Yahweh.’
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