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Lexicon :: Strong's H6556 - pereṣ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1826a

Strong’s Definitions

פֶּרֶץ perets, peh'-rets; from H6555; a break (literally or figuratively):—breach, breaking forth (in), × forth, gap.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's H6556 in the following manner: breach (14x), gap (2x), breaking (1x), breaking forth (1x), breaking in (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's H6556 in the following manner: breach (14x), gap (2x), breaking (1x), breaking forth (1x), breaking in (1x).
  1. breach, gap, bursting forth

    1. bursting forth, outburst

    2. breach

    3. broken wall

    4. outburst (fig. of God's wrath)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פֶּרֶץ perets, peh'-rets; from H6555; a break (literally or figuratively):—breach, breaking forth (in), × forth, gap.
† I. פֶּ֫רֶץ noun masculineJob 30:14 bursting forth, breach; absolute פ׳ Judges 21:15 +, פָּ֑רֶץ Genesis 38:29 +; construct פֶּרֶץ 2 Samuel 5:20 +; plural פְּרָצִים Amos 4:3 +, פְּרָצוֹת Ezekiel 13:5, suffix פִּרְצֵיהֶן Amos 9:11 (פְּרָצֶיהָ We Now); —
1. bursting forth, out burst, of water 2 Samuel 5:20 = 1 Chronicles 14:11; from womb Genesis 38:29 (J).
2. breach in wall Amos 4:3; 1 Kings 11:27; Nehemiah 6:1; Psalm 144:14; Job 30:14; so (with גָּדַר, i.e. repair) Amos 9:11; Isaiah 58:12; figurative of effect to avert calamity, בַּפְּרָצוֹת עָלָה Ezekiel 13:5 (|| גָּדַר), בַּפֶּרֶץ עָלָה Ezekiel 22:30 (|| id.), compare Psalm 106:23, by instruction and (especially) intercession.
3. broken wall, נֹפֵל פ׳ Isaiah 30:13.
4. figurative of outburst of י׳'s wrath, accusative of congnate meaning with verb with פָּרַצ 2 Samuel 6:8 = 1 Chronicles 13:11; Job 16:14 (עַל־פְּנֵי־פָ֑רֶץ פֶּרֶץ); בְּ עָשָׂה פ׳ Judges 21:15.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


38:29; 38:29


21:15; 21:15

2 Samuel

5:20; 5:20; 6:8

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

13:11; 14:11




16:14; 30:14; 30:14


106:23; 144:14


30:13; 58:12


13:5; 13:5; 22:30


4:3; 9:11; 9:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6556 matches the Hebrew פֶּרֶץ (pereṣ),
which occurs 19 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:29 - But it came about as he drew back his hand that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, “What a breach H6556 you have made for yourself!” So he was named [fn]Perez.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:15 - And the people were sorry for Benjamin, because the LORD had created a gap H6556 in the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:20 - Then David came to Baal-perazim and [fn]defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough H6556 of waters.” Therefore he named that place [fn]Baal-perazim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:8 - Then David became angry because [fn]of the LORD’S outburst H6556 against Uzzah; and that place has been called [fn]Perez-uzzah to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:27 - Now this was the reason why he [fn]rebelled against the king: Solomon built the [fn]Millo, and closed up the breach H6556 of the city of his father David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:11 - Then David became angry because [fn]of the LORD’S outburst H6556 against Uzza; and he called that place [fn]Perez-uzza as it is to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:11 - So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David [fn]defeated them there; and David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like the breakthrough H6556 of waters.” Therefore they named that place [fn]Baal-perazim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:1 - Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach H6556 was left in it, although at that time I had not installed the doors in the gates,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:14 - “He breaks through me with breach H6556 after breach H6556;
He runs at me like a warrior.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:14 - “As through a wide gap H6556 they come,
[fn]Amid the storm they roll on.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:23 - Therefore He said that He would destroy them,
If Moses, His chosen one, had not stood in the gap H6556 before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:14 - May our cattle [fn]be bred
Without [fn]mishap H6556 and without [fn]loss,
May there be no outcry in our streets!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:13 - Therefore this wrongdoing will be to you
Like a breach H6556 about to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:12 - “Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach H6556,
The restorer of the [fn]streets in which to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:5 - “You have not gone up into the breaches H6556, nor did you build up a stone wall around the house of Israel to stand in the battle on the day of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:30 - “I searched for a man among them who would build up a wall and stand in the gap H6556 before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found [fn]no one.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:3 - “You will go out through holes H6556 in the walls,
One in front of the other,
And you [fn]will be hurled to Harmon,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:11 - “On that day I will raise up the fallen [fn]shelter of David,
And wall up its gaps H6556;
I will also raise up its ruins
And rebuild it as in the days of old;

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