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Lexicon :: Strong's H8551 - tāmaḵ

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Strong’s Definitions

תָּמַךְ tâmak, taw-mak'; a primitive root; to sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close:—(take, up-) hold (up), maintain, retain, stay (up).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H8551 in the following manner: hold (7x), uphold (5x), retain (4x), hold up (2x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H8551 in the following manner: hold (7x), uphold (5x), retain (4x), hold up (2x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to grasp, hold, support, attain, lay hold of, hold fast

    1. (Qal)

      1. to grasp, lay hold of, attain

      2. to hold up, support

      3. to hold, keep

      4. to take hold of each other

    2. (Niphal) to be seized, be held

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תָּמַךְ tâmak, taw-mak'; a primitive root; to sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close:—(take, up-) hold (up), maintain, retain, stay (up).
STRONGS H8551: Abbreviations
† [תָּמַךְ] verb grasp, support, attain (Aramaic תְּמַךְ Pa. hold fast; compare Phoenician and Old Aramaic תמכאל El hath sustained Lzb386 SAC121 Cooke361); —
Qal Perfect. 3rd person feminine singular תָּֽמְכָה Psalm 63:9, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִתְמֹךְ Proverbs 29:23, 3rd person masculine plural יִתְמֹ֑כוּ Job 36:17; Proverbs 5:5, etc., Infinitive absolute תָּמֹךְ Psalm 17:5; construct תְּמֹךְ Isaiah 33:15; Participle תּוֺמֵךְ Amos 1:5, 8, תּוֺמִיךְ Psalm 16:5 (? read מֵיךְ- Ges§ 51e, or תֹּמֵךְ, compare Vrss Du; > 0l תּוֺסִיף, Bi Che תָּמִיד), etc.; —
1. grasp, lay hold of, with accusative of thing Genesis 48:17 (E), Proverbs 31:19 (|| שׁלּח יד בְּ); accusative of person (wisdom) Proverbs 3:18 (|| מַחֲזִיק); accusative of thing (grasp and) wield Amos 1:5, 8; Psalm 16:5 (see above) thou dost grasp my lot (i.e. take and cast it for me, compare modern Palestinian bdb106903bdb106904 may Allah uphold my lot BergheimPEF 1894, 194); figurative, Job 36:17 judgment and justice seize (thee; but see obscure and doubtful); Proverbs 5:5 her steps lay hold of She'ôl (keep the path to it); literal, with ב of thing Isaiah 33:15, ב person Proverbs 28:17 (or below 3; meaning dubious); lay hold of, attain, honour, wealth (accusative) Proverbs 11:16 (twice in verse).
2. hold up, support, with בְּיָדָיו Exodus 17:2 (E); figurative, ב person Isaiah 42:1; Psalm 41:13; Psalm 63:9; accusative of person Isaiah 41:10 (ב instrumental), Proverbs 29:23 (opposed to הִשְׁפִּיל).
3. hold, keep, with accusative of thing Proverbs 4:4 let thy heart keep my words (|| שָׁמַר); hold firmly Psalm 17:5 (ב location; opposed to נָמֹ֫טוּ).
Niph. Imperfect וּבְחַבְלֵי חַטָּאתוֺ יִתָּמֵ֑ךְ Proverbs 5:22 in the cords of his sin is he seized (|| לָכַד).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs






36:17; 36:17


16:5; 16:5; 17:5; 17:5; 41:13; 63:9; 63:9


3:18; 4:4; 5:5; 5:5; 5:22; 11:16; 28:17; 29:23; 29:23; 31:19


33:15; 33:15; 41:10; 42:1


1:5; 1:5; 1:8; 1:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8551 matches the Hebrew תָּמַךְ (tāmaḵ),
which occurs 21 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:17 - And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up H8551 his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:12 - But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up H8551 his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:17 - But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold H8551 on thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 - The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest H8551 my lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:5 - Hold up H8551 my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:12 - And as for me, thou upholdest H8551 me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:8 - My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth H8551 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:18 - She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth H8551 her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:4 - He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain H8551 my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 - Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold H8551 on hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden H8551 with the cords of his sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:16 - A gracious woman retaineth H8551 honour: and strong men retain H8551 riches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:17 - A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay H8551 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:23 - A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold H8551 the humble in spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:19 - She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold H8551 the distaff.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:15 - He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding H8551 of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold H8551 thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:1 - Behold my servant, whom I uphold; H8551 mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:5 - I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth H8551 the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:8 - And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth H8551 the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.
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