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Lexicon :: Strong's H8552 - tāmam

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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 - And when money failed H8552 in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - When that year was ended, H8552 they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; H8552 my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:20 - And your strength shall be spent H8552 in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:33 - And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted H8552 in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:35 - I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, H8552 and there they shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 - Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed H8552 with dying?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 - And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed. H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:14 - And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out H8552 from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:15 - For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed. H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:16 - So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed H8552 and dead from among the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:24 - And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:30 - And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended. H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:8 - And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:16 - That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, H8552 and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:17 - And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean H8552 over Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:1 - And it came to pass, when all the people were clean H8552 passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:10 - For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished H8552 that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:11 - And it came to pass, when all the people were clean H8552 passed over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:6 - For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, H8552 because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:8 - And it came to pass, when they had done H8552 circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 - And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, H8552 that all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 - And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, H8552 that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:11 - And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all H8552 thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:24 - And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: and they set down the ark of God; and Abiathar went up, until all the people had done H8552 passing out of the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:18 - Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended H8552 the matter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 - With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. H8552
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:22 - And the whole house he overlaid with gold, until he had finished H8552 all the house: also the whole altar that was by the oracle he overlaid with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:22 - And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished. H8552
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:10 - Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. H8552
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:13 - And one of his servants answered and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say, they are even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed:) H8552 and let us send and see.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:4 - Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum H8552 the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect? H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:40 - Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. The words of Job are ended. H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 - O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: H8552 and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:25 - With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:13 - Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, H8552 and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:6 - They search out iniquities; they accomplish H8552 a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed H8552 with terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 - But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:35 - Let the sinners be consumed H8552 out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:4 - Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed H8552 out of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:5 - For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, H8552 and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease H8552 to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:3 - It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end H8552 of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 - Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed. H8552
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:10 - And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed H8552 from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:8 - And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed H8552 them by his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:23 - And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed H8552 in the fire that was on the hearth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:21 - Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. H8552 Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 - And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, H8552 and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed H8552 by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.

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