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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)).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:9 - And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:12 - “I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - “Therefore please come at once, curse this people for me, for they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them 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 children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region was a place for livestock,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:38 - “driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:1 - “When the LORD your God brings you into the land which you go to possess, and has cast out 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 greater and mightier than you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:1 - “Hear, O Israel: You are to cross over the Jordan today, and go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fortified up 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 and greater than they.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:23 - “then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess greater and mightier nations than yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - “And you shall answer and say before the LORD your God: ‘My father was a Syrian,[fn] about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and dwelt there, few in number; and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:9 - “For the LORD has driven out from before you great and strong nations; but as for you, no one has been able to stand against you to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - So he crouches, he lies low,
That the helpless may fall by his strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:18 - I will give You thanks in the great assembly;
I will praise You among many people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:10 - He defeated many nations
And slew mighty kings—
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:26 - For she has cast down many wounded,
And all who were slain by her were strong men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:18 - Casting lots causes contentions to cease,
And keeps the mighty apart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:26 - The rock badgers[fn] are a feeble folk,
Yet they make their homes in the crags;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:7 - Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them
The waters of the River,[fn] strong and mighty—
The king of Assyria and all his glory;
He will go up over all his channels
And go over all his banks.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:12 - Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:22 - A little one shall become a thousand,
And a small one a strong nation.
I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:24 - His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:25 - “He shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South with a great army. And the king of the South shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand, for they shall devise plans against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:6 - For a nation has come up against My land,
Strong, and without number;
His teeth are the teeth of a lion,
And he has the fangs of a fierce lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:2 - A day of darkness and gloominess,
A day of clouds and thick darkness,
Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains.
A people come, great and strong,
The like of whom has never been;
Nor will there ever be any such after them,
Even for many successive generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:5 - With a noise like chariots
Over mountaintops they leap,
Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble,
Like a strong people set in battle array.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:11 - The LORD gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
For strong is the One who executes His word.
For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible;
Who can endure it?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:12 - For I know your manifold transgressions
And your mighty sins:
Afflicting the just and taking bribes;
Diverting the poor from justice at the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:3 - He shall judge between many peoples,
And rebuke strong nations afar off;
They shall beat their swords into plowshares,
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Neither shall they learn war anymore.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:7 - I will make the lame a remnant,
And the outcast a strong nation;
So the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion
From now on, even forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:22 - Yes, many peoples and strong nations
Shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem,
And to pray before the LORD.’
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