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Lexicon :: Strong's H8552 - tāmam

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TWOT Reference: 2522

Strong’s Definitions

תָּמַם tâmam, taw-mam'; a primitive root; to complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive:—accomplish, cease, be clean (pass-) ed, consume, have done, (come to an, have an, make an) end, fail, come to the full, be all gone, × be all here, be (make) perfect, be spent, sum, be (shew self) upright, be wasted, whole.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x

The KJV translates Strong's H8552 in the following manner: consume (26x), end (9x), finished (4x), clean (3x), upright (3x), spent (3x), perfect (2x), done (2x), failed (2x), accomplish (2x), miscellaneous (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x
The KJV translates Strong's H8552 in the following manner: consume (26x), end (9x), finished (4x), clean (3x), upright (3x), spent (3x), perfect (2x), done (2x), failed (2x), accomplish (2x), miscellaneous (8x).
  1. to be complete, be finished, be at an end

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be finished, be completed

        1. completely, wholly, entirely (as auxiliary with verb)

      2. to be finished, come to an end, cease

      3. to be complete (of number)

      4. to be consumed, be exhausted, be spent

      5. to be finished, be consumed, be destroyed

      6. to be complete, be sound, be unimpaired, be upright (ethically)

      7. to complete, finish

      8. to be completely crossed over

    2. (Niphal) to be consumed

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to finish, complete, perfect

      2. to finish, cease doing, leave off doing

      3. to complete, sum up, make whole

      4. to destroy (uncleanness)

      5. to make sound

    4. (Hithpael) to deal in integrity, act uprightly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תָּמַם tâmam, taw-mam'; a primitive root; to complete, in a good or a bad sense, literal, or figurative, transitive or intransitive:—accomplish, cease, be clean (pass-) ed, consume, have done, (come to an, have an, make an) end, fail, come to the full, be all gone, × be all here, be (make) perfect, be spent, sum, be (shew self) upright, be wasted, whole.
STRONGS H8552: Abbreviations
† [תָּמַם], תַּם verb be complete, finished (Arabic bdb107004 id., Phoenician תם, Syriac bdb107005 derived species and derivatives; compare Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew (rare), Aramaic תְּמִימָא, bdb107006 perfect); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular תַּם Genesis 47:18 + 3 times (+ Qr מֵאֵשׁ֯ תַּם Jeremiah 6:29); 3rd person plural תַּמּוּ Deuteronomy 2:16 +; תָּ֑מּוּ 2 Kings 7:13; 1st person plural תַּמְנוּ (Ges§ 67dd) Numbers 17:28 [Numbers 17:13]; Psalm 64:7; תָּ֑מְנוּ Jeremiah 44:18; (Lamentations 3:22 read תַּמּוּ Targum Syriac Version Ew Löhr Bu); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִתֹּם (Ges§ 67g) Genesis 47:15; Ezekiel 47:12; 3rd person feminine singular תִתֻּם Ezekiel 24:11 (Ges§ 67q; strike out Co), תִּתֹּם Genesis 47:18; 1 Kings 7:22; 1st person singular אֵיתָ֑ם Psalm 19:14; 3rd person masculine plural יִתַּ֫מּוּ Numbers 14:35 +, וַיִּתְּמוּ Deuteronomy 34:8; Infinitive construct תֹּם Leviticus 25:29 + 10 times; תָּםֿ Isaiah 18:5; suffix תֻּתִּי Jeremiah 27:8 + 7 times suffix; —
1. be finished, completed; the writing of words Deuteronomy 31:24, 30 (see Dr.; J), Job 31:40; building of temple 1 Kings 6:22, compare 1 Kings 7:22; fulfilled, י׳'s command (by obedience) Joshua 4:10 (E); as auxiliary + finite verb = completely, wholly, entirely, תַּמּוּ נִבְתָ֑וּ Joshua 3:16 (E) were wholly cut off; סָפוּ תַמּוּ Psalm 73:19 entirely consumed; followed by ל infinitive: תַּמּוּ לעבור were finished in regard to, etc., i.e. were entirely passed over Joshua 3:17; Joshua 4:1, 11 (JE) 2 Samuel 15:24; לחמּול Joshua 5:8 (E) entirely circumcised, Numbers 17:28.
2. be finished, come to an end, cease: the year, Genesis 47:18 (J), Leviticus 25:29 (P), Jeremiah 1:3; the years of י׳ have no end Psalm 102:28; days of weeping Deuteronomy 34:8 (P), compare Lamentations 4:22; also Isaiah 18:5; Lamentations 3:22.
3. be complete, of number, 1 Samuel 16:11.
4. be consumed, exhausted, spent: silver Genesis 47:15, 18 (J); strength Leviticus 26:20 (H); lead Jeremiah 6:29 (Qr); bread Jeremiah 37:21; fruit Ezekiel 47:12; rust Ezekiel 24:11.
5. be finished, consumed, destroyed: people Numbers 14:33 (J), Numbers 14:35; Numbers 17:28 (P; || מות). Numbers 32:13 (J), Joshua 8:24; Joshua 10:20 (JE), Deuteronomy 2:14, 15, 16; Joshua 5:6 (D), 1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 7:13; Isaiah 16:4; Jeremiah 14:15; Jeremiah 24:10; Jeremiah 27:8; Jeremiah 36:23; Jeremiah 44:12 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 44:18, 27; Psalm 9:7 (but read דַּמּוּ), Psalm 104:35.
6. be complete, sound, unimpaired, ethically, Psalm 19:14 (|| נִקָּה; late).
7. twice, very strangely, si vera lectio, transitive: Psalm 64:7 תמנו we have completed (read probably הֲתִמֹּנוּ); Jeremiah 27:8 עַדתֻּֿמֹּי אֹתָם בְּיָדוֺ (read with Gr תִּתִּי).
Hiph. Perfect 1st person singular הֲתִמֹּ֫תִי Ezekiel 22:15; 3rd person masculine plural הֵחַמּ֫וּ 2 Samuel 20:18; Imperfect יַתֵּם 2 Kings 22:4; 2nd person masculine singular תַּתֵּם Job 22:3 (Ges§ 67y); Infinitive absolute הָחֵם Ezekiel 24:10; construct, id., Daniel 8:23 + Daniel 9:24 Qr (see Dr.); suffix הֲתִֽמְךְ (Ges§ 67v) Isaiah 33:1; —
1. finish, complete, perfect, a matter 2 Samuel 20:18 (but Qal, come to an end, with ה interrogative, We Dr and others); flesh in cooking Ezekiel 24:10.
2. finish, cease doing a thing, followed by participle (Ges§ 120b), שׁוֺדֵד Isaiah 33:1.
3. complete, sum up, with accusative money 2 Kings 22:4 (other conjectures Klo Gr Gi); transgressions Daniel 8:23; sin Daniel 9:24 (Qr; Kt חתם).
4. destroy uncleanness, with מן from, Ezekiel 22:15.
5. causative (of Qal 6): accusative דרכיך Job 22:3 make sound thy ways.
Hithp. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּתַּמָּם 2 Samuel 22:26, with עִם deal in integrity with = Psalm 18:26 (late, see Qal 6).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


47:15; 47:15; 47:18; 47:18; 47:18; 47:18


25:29; 25:29; 26:20


14:33; 14:35; 14:35; 17:13; 32:13


2:14; 2:15; 2:16; 2:16; 31:24; 31:30; 34:8; 34:8


3:16; 3:17; 4:1; 4:10; 4:11; 5:6; 5:8; 8:24; 10:20

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

15:24; 20:18; 20:18; 22:26

1 Kings

6:22; 7:22; 7:22; 14:10

2 Kings

7:13; 7:13; 22:4; 22:4


22:3; 22:3; 31:40


9:7; 18:26; 19:14; 19:14; 64:7; 64:7; 73:19; 102:28; 104:35


16:4; 18:5; 18:5; 33:1; 33:1


1:3; 6:29; 6:29; 14:15; 24:10; 27:8; 27:8; 27:8; 36:23; 37:21; 44:12; 44:18; 44:18; 44:27


3:22; 3:22; 4:22


22:15; 22:15; 24:10; 24:10; 24:11; 24:11; 47:12; 47:12


8:23; 8:23; 9:24; 9:24

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8552 matches the Hebrew תָּמַם (tāmam),
which occurs 62 times in 60 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 47:15–Jer 44:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:15 -

When the silver from the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan was gone, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die here in front of you? The silver is gone! ”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 -

When that year was over, they came the next year and said to him, “We cannot hide from our lord that the silver is gone and that all our livestock belongs to our lord. There is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:20 -

“and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:33 -

“Your children will be shepherds in the wilderness for forty years and bear the penalty for your acts of unfaithfulness until all your corpses lie scattered in the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:35 -

“I, the LORD, have spoken. I swear that I will do this to the entire evil community that has conspired against me. They will come to an end in the wilderness, and there they will die.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 -

“Anyone who comes near the LORD’s tabernacle will die. Will we all perish? ”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 -

“The LORD’s anger burned against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years until the whole generation that had done what was evil in the LORD’s sight was gone.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:14 -

“The time we spent traveling from Kadesh-barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley was thirty-eight years until the entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the LORD had sworn to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:15 -

“Indeed, the LORD’s hand was against them, to eliminate them from the camp until they had all perished.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:16 -

“When all the fighting men had died among the people,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:24 -

When Moses had finished writing down on a scroll every single word[fn] of this law,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:30 -

Then Moses recited aloud every single word[fn] of this song to the entire assembly of Israel:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:8 -

The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:16 -

and the water flowing downstream stood still, rising up in a mass that extended as far as[fn] Adam, a city next to Zarethan. The water flowing downstream into the Sea of the Arabah ​— ​the Dead Sea ​— ​was completely cut off, and the people crossed opposite Jericho.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:17 -

The priests carrying the ark of the LORD’s covenant stood firmly on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel crossed on dry ground until the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:1 -

After the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD spoke to Joshua:

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:10 -

The priests carrying the ark continued standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything was completed that the LORD had commanded Joshua to tell the people, in keeping with all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people hurried across,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:11 -

and after everyone had finished crossing, the priests with the ark of the LORD crossed in the sight of the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:6 -

For the Israelites wandered in the wilderness forty years until all the nation’s men of war who came out of Egypt had died off because they did not obey the LORD. So the LORD vowed never to let them see the land he had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:8 -

After the entire nation had been circumcised, they stayed where they were in the camp until they recovered.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 -

When Israel had finished killing everyone living in Ai who had pursued them into the open country, and when every last one of them had fallen by the sword, all Israel returned to Ai and struck it down with the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 -

So Joshua and the Israelites finished inflicting a terrible slaughter on them until they were destroyed, although a few survivors ran away to the fortified cities.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:11 -

Samuel asked him, “Are these all the sons you have? ”

“There is still the youngest,” he answered, “but right now he’s tending the sheep.” Samuel told Jesse, “Send for him. We won’t sit down to eat until he gets here.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:24 -

Zadok was also there, and all the Levites with him were carrying the ark of the covenant of God. They set the ark of God down, and Abiathar offered sacrifices[fn] until the people had finished marching past.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:18 -

She said, “In the past they used to say, ‘Seek counsel in Abel,’ and that’s how they settled disputes.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 -

With the faithful

you prove yourself faithful,

with the blameless

you prove yourself blameless,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:22 -

So he added the gold overlay to the entire temple until everything was completely finished, including the entire altar that belongs to the inner sanctuary.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:22 -

The tops of the pillars were shaped like lilies. Then the work of the pillars was completed.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:10 -

“Because of all this, I am about to bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam:

I will wipe out all of Jeroboam’s males,[fn]

both slave and free,[fn] in Israel;

I will sweep away the house of Jeroboam

as one sweeps away dung until it is all gone!

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:13 -

But one of his servants responded, “Please, let messengers take five of the horses that are left in the city. Their fate is like the entire Israelite community who will die,[fn] so let’s send them and see.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:4 -

“Go up to the high priest Hilkiah so that he may total up the silver brought into the LORD’s temple ​— ​the silver the doorkeepers have collected from the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 -

Does it delight the Almighty if you are righteous?

Does he profit if you perfect your behavior?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:40 -

then let thorns grow instead of wheat

and stinkweed instead of barley.

The words of Job are concluded.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 -

The enemy has come to eternal ruin.

You have uprooted the cities,

and the very memory of them has perished.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:25 -

With the faithful

you prove yourself faithful,

with the blameless

you prove yourself blameless,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:13 -

Moreover, keep your servant from willful sins;

do not let them rule me.

Then I will be blameless

and cleansed from blatant rebellion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:6 -

They devise crimes and say,

“We have perfected a secret plan.”

The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 -

How suddenly they become a desolation!

They come to an end, swept away by terrors.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 -

“But you are the same,

and your years will never end.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:35 -

May sinners vanish from the earth

and wicked people be no more.

My soul, bless the LORD!


Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:4 -

Let my refugees stay with you;

be a refuge for Moab[fn] from the aggressor.

When the oppressor has gone,

destruction has ended,

and marauders have vanished from the land,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:5 -

For before the harvest, when the blossoming is over

and the blossom becomes a ripening grape,

he will cut off the shoots with a pruning knife,

and tear away and remove the branches.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 -

Woe, you destroyer never destroyed,

you traitor never betrayed!

When you have finished destroying,

you will be destroyed.

When you have finished betraying,

they will betray you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:3 -

It also came throughout the days of Jehoiakim son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the fifth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah son of Josiah, king of Judah, when the people of Jerusalem went into exile.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 -

“Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name, though I did not send them, and who say, ‘There will never be sword or famine in this land.’ By sword and famine these prophets will meet their end.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:10 -

“I will send the sword, famine, and plague against them until they have perished from the land I gave to them and their ancestors.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:8 -

“ ‘ “As for the nation or kingdom that does not serve King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and does not place its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation I will punish by sword, famine, and plague ​— ​this is the LORD’s declaration ​— ​until through him I have destroyed it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:23 -

As soon as Jehudi would read three or four columns, Jehoiakim would cut the scroll[fn] with a scribe’s knife and throw the columns into the fire in the hearth until the entire scroll was consumed by the fire in the hearth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:21 -

So King Zedekiah gave orders, and Jeremiah was placed in the guard’s courtyard. He was given a loaf of bread each day from the bakers’ street until all the bread was gone from the city. So Jeremiah remained in the guard’s courtyard.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 -

“And I will take away the remnant of Judah, those who have set their face to go to the land of Egypt to stay there. All of them will meet their end in the land of Egypt. They will fall by the sword; they will meet their end by famine. From the least to the greatest, they will die by the sword and by famine. Then they will become an example for cursing, scorn, execration, and disgrace.

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