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Lexicon :: Strong's H6555 - pāraṣ

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TWOT Reference: 1826

Strong’s Definitions

פָּרַץ pârats, paw-rats'; a primitive root; to break out (in many applications, direct and indirect, literal and figurative):—× abroad, (make a) breach, break (away, down, -er, forth, in, up), burst out, come (spread) abroad, compel, disperse, grow, increase, open, press, scatter, urge.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x

The KJV translates Strong's H6555 in the following manner: break down (11x), break forth (5x), increase (5x), break (4x), abroad (3x), breach (2x), break in (2x), made (2x), break out (2x), pressed (2x), break up (2x), break away (1x), breaker (1x), compelled (1x), miscellaneous (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x
The KJV translates Strong's H6555 in the following manner: break down (11x), break forth (5x), increase (5x), break (4x), abroad (3x), breach (2x), break in (2x), made (2x), break out (2x), pressed (2x), break up (2x), break away (1x), breaker (1x), compelled (1x), miscellaneous (6x).
  1. to break through or down or over, burst, breach

    1. (Qal)

      1. to break or burst out (from womb or enclosure)

      2. to break through or down, make a breach in

      3. to break into

      4. to break open

      5. to break up, break in pieces

      6. to break out (violently) upon

      7. to break over (limits), increase

      8. to use violence

      9. to burst open

      10. to spread, distribute

    2. (Niphal) to be broken through

    3. (Pual) to be broken down

    4. (Hithpael) to break away

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פָּרַץ pârats, paw-rats'; a primitive root; to break out (in many applications, direct and indirect, literal and figurative):—× abroad, (make a) breach, break (away, down, -er, forth, in, up), burst out, come (spread) abroad, compel, disperse, grow, increase, open, press, scatter, urge.
STRONGS H6555: Abbreviations
† I. פָּרַץ verb break through (Late Hebrew id.; Jewish-Aramaic פְּרַץ id.; perhaps Assyrian parâṣu (see DlHWB); Arabic bdb082901 cut, slit, also hit); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular פָּרַץ 2 Samuel 5:20 +; 2nd person masculine singular suffix פְּרַצְתָּנוּ Psalm 60:3, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִפְרֹץ Exodus 1:12; Exodus 19:22, יִפְרָץ־ Exodus 19:24, וַיִּפְרֹץ Genesis 30:30 +, etc.; Infinitive absolute פָּרֹץ Isaiah 5:5; construct פְּרֹץ 2 Chronicles 31:5, פְּרוֹץ Ecclesiastes 3:3; Participle active פֹּרֵץ Micah 2:13; Ecclesiastes 10:8; passive feminine singular פְּרוּצָה 2 Chronicles 32:5; Proverbs 25:28; masculine plural פְּרֻצִים Nehemiah 4:1 + הֵם פְּרוּצִים Nehemiah 2:13 Qr (> Kt המפרוצים); — break through:
1. break or burst out, from womb Genesis 38:29 (J; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb); from enclosure Micah 2:13.
2. break through, down (from without), with accusative גָּדֵר Isaiah 5:5; Psalm 80:13; Psalm 89:41; Ecclesiastes 10:8; חוֺמָה Nehemiah 3:35; 2 Chronicles 26:6, compare passive participle Nehemiah 2:13; 2 Chronicles 32:5; with בְּחוֺמָה = make a breach in 2 Kings 14:13 2 Chronicles 25:23; פְּרוּצָה עִיר Proverbs 25:28; absolute, opposed to בָּנָה Ecclesiastes 3:3; הַפֹּרֵץ Micah 2:13; הַפְּרוּצִים Nehemiah 4:1 the part broken down.
3. break into, with accusative בֵּית י׳ 2 Chronicles 24:7.
4. break open, a mining shaft Job 28:4.
5. break up, break in pieces, with accusative מַעֲשֶׂיךָ 2 Chronicles 20:37 (|| וַּיִּשָּֽׁבְרוּ אֳנִיּוֺת).
6. break put (violently) upon, of י׳ in sudden judgment, with accusative of person 2 Samuel 5:20 = 1 Chronicles 14:11; Psalm 60:3; with ב person Exodus 19:22, 24 (J), 1 Chronicles 15:13, so of plague Psalm 106:29; of י׳, with accusative of congnate meaning with verb פֶּרֶין + ב person 2 Samuel 6:8 = 1 Chronicles 13:11; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb + suffix Job 16:14.
7. use violence absolute Hosea 4:2.
8. break over [limits], increase, וַיִפְרֹץ לָרֹב Genesis 30:30 (J), 1 Chronicles 4:38; + ה locative Genesis 28:14 (J); absolute Genesis 30:43 (J), Exodus 1:12 (J; + רָבָה), Hosea 4:10; Isaiah 54:3, בָּאָרֶץ פָּרַץ Job 1:10.
9. burst open, intransitive, of wine-vats Proverbs 3:10 (with accusative of material תִּירוֺשׁ).
10. spread, i.e. become known, of הַדָּבָר 2 Chronicles 31:5. — 1 Chronicles 13:2 is probably corrupt, see Kau, who (after SS) conjectures נֶחֱרָצָה; פ׳ in 2 Chronicles 11:23 is apparently distributive (with מִן partitive) but dubious. — 1 Samuel 28:23; 2 Samuel 13:25, 27; 2 Kings 5:23 see פצר.
Niph. Participle אֵין חָזוֺן נִפְרָ֑ץ 1 Samuel 3:1 no vision spread abroad (i.e. general, or frequent, compare Qal 10; || הָיָה יָקָר דְּבַר י׳, but text dubious.
Pu. Participle feminine מְפֹרָ֑צֶת Nehemiah 1:3 (of wall).
Hithp. Participle plural הַמִּתְפָּֽרְצִים 1 Samuel 25:10 slaves who break away, each from (מִפְּנֵי) his master.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


28:14; 30:30; 30:30; 30:43; 38:29


1:12; 1:12; 19:22; 19:22; 19:24; 19:24

1 Samuel

3:1; 25:10; 28:23

2 Samuel

5:20; 5:20; 6:8; 13:25; 13:27

2 Kings

5:23; 14:13

1 Chronicles

4:38; 13:2; 13:11; 14:11; 15:13

2 Chronicles

11:23; 20:37; 24:7; 25:23; 26:6; 31:5; 31:5; 32:5; 32:5


1:3; 2:13; 2:13; 4:1; 4:1


1:10; 16:14; 28:4


60:3; 60:3; 80:13; 89:41; 106:29


3:10; 25:28; 25:28


3:3; 3:3; 10:8; 10:8


5:5; 5:5; 54:3


4:2; 4:10


2:13; 2:13; 2:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6555 matches the Hebrew פָּרַץ (pāraṣ),
which occurs 49 times in 48 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad H6555 to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:30 - For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased H6555 unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased H6555 exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:29 - And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? H6555 this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:12 - But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. H6555 And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:22 - And let the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth H6555 upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:24 - And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth H6555 upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:1 - And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open H6555 vision.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:10 - And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away H6555 every man from his master.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:23 - But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled H6555 him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:20 - And David came to Baalperazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth H6555 upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baalperazim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:8 - And David was displeased, because the LORD had made H6555 a breach upon Uzzah: and he called the name of the place Perezuzzah to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:25 - And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed H6555 him: howbeit he would not go, but blessed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:27 - But Absalom pressed H6555 him, that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:23 - And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged H6555 him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:13 - And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the son of Ahaziah, at Bethshemesh, and came to Jerusalem, and brake down H6555 the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim unto the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:38 - These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased H6555 greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:2 - And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad H6555 unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:11 - And David was displeased, because the LORD had made H6555 a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:11 - So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in H6555 upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:13 - For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach H6555 upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:23 - And he dealt wisely, and dispersed H6555 of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:37 - Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken H6555 thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:7 - For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up H6555 the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:23 - And Joash the king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem, and brake down H6555 the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:6 - And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and brake down H6555 the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:5 - And as soon as the commandment came abroad, H6555 the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:5 - Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, H6555 and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, H6555 and the gates thereof are burned with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, H6555 and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:3 - Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down H6555 their stone wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:7 - But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches H6555 began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:10 - Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased H6555 in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:14 - He breaketh H6555 me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:4 - The flood breaketh out H6555 from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:1 - [[To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand.]] O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered H6555 us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:12 - Why hast thou then broken down H6555 her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:40 - Thou hast broken down H6555 all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:29 - Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in H6555 upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:10 - So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out H6555 with new wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:28 - He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, H6555 and without walls.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:3 - A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, H6555 and a time to build up;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh H6555 an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:5 - And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down H6555 the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:3 - For thou shalt break forth H6555 on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:2 - By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, H6555 and blood toucheth blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:10 - For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: H6555 because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:13 - The breaker H6555 is come up before them: they have broken up, H6555 and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.
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