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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 - When the money was H8552 all H8552 spent H8552 in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph saying, “Give us [fn]food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money is [fn]gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - But when that year ended H8552, they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord the fact that our money is H8552 all H8552 spent H8552, and the [fn]livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies and our lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:20 - ‘Your strength will be consumed H8552 uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:33 - ‘Also, your sons will be shepherds in the wilderness for forty years, and they will [fn]suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your bodies perish H8552 in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:35 - ‘I, the LORD, have spoken, I certainly will do this to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. They shall be H8552 worn H8552 out H8552 in this wilderness, and there they shall die.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 - “Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of the LORD, must die. Are we to perish completely H8552?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 - “So the LORD’S anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness for forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the LORD came 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]Wadi Zered was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war perished H8552 from within the camp, just as the LORD had sworn to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:15 - “Indeed, the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from within the camp until they all H8552 perished H8552.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:16 - “So it came about, when all the men of war had finally H8552 perished H8552 from among the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:24 - It came about, when Moses finished writing the words of this Law in a book until they were H8552 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 H8552 complete H8552:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:8 - So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came H8552 to H8552 an H8552 end H8552.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:16 - then 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 the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished H8552 crossing the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:1 - Now when the entire nation had finished H8552 crossing the Jordan, the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:10 - For the priests who carried the ark were standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything was completed H8552 that the LORD 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 when all the people had finished H8552 crossing, then the ark of the LORD and the priests crossed in front of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:6 - For the sons of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, [fn]perished H8552 because they did not listen to the voice of the LORD, to whom the LORD had sworn that He would not let them see the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:8 - Now when they had finished H8552 circumcising all the nation, they remained in their places in the camp until they recovered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 - Now when Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the field in the wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them had fallen by the edge of the sword until they were destroyed H8552, then all Israel returned to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 - It came about when Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished striking them down in a very great defeat, until they were destroyed H8552, and the survivors of them who escaped [fn]had entered the fortified cities,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:11 - Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Are H8552 these all H8552 the boys?” And he said, “The youngest is still left, but behold, he is tending the sheep.” So Samuel said to Jesse, “Send word and bring him; for we will not take our places at the table 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 crossing over from the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:18 - Then she spoke, saying, “In the past they used to say, ‘They will undoubtedly ask advice at Abel,’ and that is how they ended H8552 a dispute.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 - “With the one who is faithful You show Yourself faithful,
With the [fn]blameless one You prove H8552 Yourself [fn]blameless H8552;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:22 - He overlaid the entire house with gold, until all the house was finished H8552. Also the entire altar which was by the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:22 - On the top of the pillars was the lily design. So the work of the pillars was finished H8552.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:10 - therefore behold, I am bringing disaster on the house of Jeroboam, and I will eliminate from Jeroboam [fn]every male person, both [fn]bond and free in Israel, and I will make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, just as one sweeps away dung until it is H8552 all H8552 gone H8552.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:13 - One of his servants responded and said, “Please, have some men take five of the horses that remain, which are left [fn]in the city. Behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who are left in it; behold, they will be like all the multitude of Israel who have already perished H8552, so let us send them and see.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:4 - “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, and have him [fn]count H8552 all H8552 the money brought into the house of the LORD, which the doorkeepers have collected from the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - “Is it any pleasure to [fn]the Almighty if you are righteous,
Or gain if you make H8552 your ways blameless H8552?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:40 - May the thorn-bush [fn]grow 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 H8552 an H8552 end H8552 in everlasting ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:25 - With the faithful You show Yourself faithful;
With the [fn]blameless You prove H8552 Yourself blameless H8552;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:13 - Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be H8552 innocent H8552,
And I will be blameless of great wrongdoing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:6 - They [fn]devise injustices, saying,
“We are H8552 [fn]ready H8552 with a well-conceived plot”;
For the [fn]inward thought and the heart of a person are [fn]deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How they are [fn]destroyed in a moment!
They are utterly H8552 swept away by sudden terrors!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:27 - “But You are [fn]the same,
And Your years will not come H8552 to H8552 an H8552 end H8552.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:35 - May sinners be removed H8552 from the earth
And may the wicked be no more.
Bless the LORD, my soul.
[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:4 - “Let the [fn]outcasts of Moab stay with you;
Be a hiding place to them from the destroyer.”
For the oppressor has come to an end, destruction has ceased,
Oppressors have been removed H8552 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,
He will cut off the shoots with pruning knives,
And remove and tear away the spreading branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe to you, 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 - It came also 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 this is what the LORD says 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 sword and famine those prophets shall meet H8552 their end H8552!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:10 - ‘And I will send the sword, the famine, and the plague upon them until they are eliminated H8552 from the land which I gave to them and their forefathers.’”
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 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 plague,’ declares the LORD, ‘until I have eliminated H8552 [fn]it by his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:23 - And 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 of the scroll was consumed H8552 in the fire that was in the brazier.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:21 - Then King Zedekiah gave a command, and they placed Jeremiah in custody in the courtyard of the guardhouse, and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers’ street, until all the bread in the city was gone H8552. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guardhouse.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 - ‘And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have set their [fn]minds on entering the land of Egypt to reside there, and they will all [fn]meet H8552 their end H8552 in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword or meet H8552 their end H8552 by famine. From the small to the great, they will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a curse, an object of horror, [fn]an imprecation, and a disgrace.

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