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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; 47:18; 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 - Then the money came H8552 to an end H8552 in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan. So all the Egyptians came to Joseph [fn]and said, “Give us [fn]food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money [fn]is gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - Then that year came to an end H8552. And they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money has come to an end H8552, and the [fn]livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies and our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:20 - ‘And your power will be spent H8552 uselessly, for your land will not give forth its produce and the trees of the land will not give forth their fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:33 - ‘And your sons shall be shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will [fn]suffer for your [fn]unfaithfulness, until your corpses come H8552 to an end H8552 in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:35 - ‘I, Yahweh, have spoken, surely this I will do to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall come H8552 to an end H8552, and there they will die.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 - “Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of Yahweh, must die. Are we to breathe our utter H8552 last?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 - “So Yahweh’s anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of Yahweh was brought H8552 to H8552 an H8552 end H8552.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:14 - “Now the [fn]time that it took for us to come from Kadesh-barnea until we crossed over the [fn]brook Zered was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war came H8552 to H8552 an H8552 end H8552 from within the camp, as Yahweh had sworn to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:15 - “Moreover the hand of Yahweh was against them, to bring them into confusion from within the camp until they all came H8552 to H8552 an H8552 end H8552.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:16 -

“So it happened when all the men of war had come H8552 to H8552 an H8552 end H8552 in death from among the people,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:24 -

And it happened, when Moses finished writing the words of this law in a book until they were complete H8552,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:30 -

Then Moses spoke in the hearing of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were complete H8552:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:8 - So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came H8552 to an end H8552.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:16 - the waters which were [fn]flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were [fn]flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely H8552 cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:17 - And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of Yahweh stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground until all the nation had completed H8552 crossing the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:1 -

Now it happened when all the nation had completed H8552 crossing the Jordan, that Yahweh spoke to Joshua, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:10 - Now the priests who carried the ark were standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything was completed H8552 that Yahweh had commanded Joshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. And the people hurried and crossed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:11 - And it happened when all the people had completed H8552 crossing, that the ark of Yahweh and the priests crossed before the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:6 - For the sons of Israel had walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, were completely H8552 destroyed because they did not listen to the voice of Yahweh, to whom Yahweh had sworn that He would not let them see the land which Yahweh had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:8 -

Now it happened that when they had completed H8552 circumcising all the nation, they remained in their places in the camp until they were [fn]healed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 -

Now it happened that when Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the field in the wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them fell by the edge of the sword until they were completely H8552 destroyed, then all Israel turned back to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 - Now it happened when Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished striking them with a very great slaughter until they were completely H8552 destroyed, and the survivorsthose of them who survived[fn]had entered the fortified cities,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:11 - And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are these all H8552 the young men?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is shepherding the sheep.” Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and [fn]bring him, for we will not turn around until he comes here.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:24 -

Now behold, Zadok also came, and all the Levites with him carrying the ark of the covenant of God. And they set down the ark of God, and Abiathar came up until all the people had finished H8552 passing from the city.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:18 - Then she spoke, saying, “Formerly they used to speak in this way, saying, ‘They will surely ask advice at Abel,’ and thus they ended H8552 the dispute.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 -

“With the [fn]kind You show Yourself [fn]kind,

With the [fn]blameless You show H8552 Yourself [fn]blameless H8552;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:22 - So he overlaid the whole house with gold, until all the house was finished H8552. Also the whole altar which was by the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:22 - And on the top of the pillars was lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished H8552.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:10 - therefore behold, I am bringing evil on the house of Jeroboam: I will cut off from Jeroboam [fn]every male person, both bond and free in Israel, and I will make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweeps away dung until it is all H8552 gone H8552.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:13 - And one of his servants answered and said, “Please, let some men take five of the remaining horses, which remain [fn]in the city. Behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who remain in it; behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who have already come H8552 to H8552 an H8552 end H8552, so let us send and see.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:4 - “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest that he may [fn]count H8552 the money brought into the house of Yahweh which the doorkeepers have gathered from the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 -

“Is there any pleasure to [fn]the Almighty if you are righteous,

Or profit if you make H8552 your ways perfect H8552?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:40 -

Let briars come out instead of wheat,

And stinkweed instead of barley.”

The words of Job are ended H8552.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 -


[fn]The enemy has come H8552 to an end H8552 in perpetual [fn]ruins,

And You have uprooted the cities;

The very memory of them has perished.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:25 -

With the [fn]kind You show Yourself kind;

With the blameless You show H8552 Yourself blameless H8552;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:13 -

Also keep back Your slave from presumptuous sins;

Let them not rule over me;

Then I will be [fn]blameless H8552,

And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:6 -

They searched out unrighteousness, saying,

“We have completed H8552 a diligent search”;

For the [fn]inward thought of a man and his heart are [fn]deep.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 -

How they become desolate in a moment!

They are completely H8552 swept away by terrors!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 -

“But You are [fn]the same,

And Your years will not come H8552 to an end H8552.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:35 -

Let sinners be consumed H8552 from the earth

And let the wicked be no more.

Bless Yahweh, O my soul.

[fn]Praise Yah!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:4 -

“Let the [fn]banished of Moab sojourn with you;

Be a hiding place to them from the destroyer.”

For the extortioner has come to an end, destruction has ceased,

Oppressors have completely H8552 disappeared from the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:5 -

For before the harvest, as soon as the bud [fn]blossoms H8552

And the flower becomes a ripening grape,

Then He will cut off the sprigs with pruning knives

And remove and cut away the spreading branches.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 -

Woe to you, O destroyer,

While you were not destroyed;

And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.

As soon as you finish H8552 destroying, you will be destroyed;

As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:3 - And it came in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the end H8552 of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the exile of Jerusalem in the fifth month.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 - “Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets who are prophesying in My name, although it was not I who sent them—yet they keep saying, ‘There will be no sword or famine in this land’—by that sword and famine those prophets shall [fn]meet H8552 their end H8552!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:10 - ‘I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence upon them until they come H8552 to an end H8552 from being upon the land which I gave to them and their fathers.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:8 -

“And it will be, that the nation or the kingdom which will not serve him, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and which will not put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence,” declares Yahweh, “until I have brought H8552 [fn]it to H8552 an end H8552 by his hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:23 - And it happened that when Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe’s knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll [fn]was consumed H8552 in the fire that was in the brazier.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:21 - Then King Zedekiah gave commandment, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guard and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers’ street, until all the bread in the city had come H8552 to an end H8552. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 - ‘And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have set their face on entering the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they will all [fn]meet H8552 their end H8552 in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword and [fn]meet H8552 their end H8552 by famine. Both small and great will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation, and a reproach.

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