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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: אמץ
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Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary

אמץ

The verb אמץ ('ames) means to be or become strong. It may be used for individuals (2 Samuel 22:18) or nations (Genesis 25:33). It may reflect boldness (Joshua 1:9), firmness (Proverbs 8:29), encouragement (Job 16:5), assurance (Isaiah 44:14), obstinacy (Deuteronomy 2:30), and determination (Ruth 1:18). This verb's derivatives are:

  • The masculine noun אמץ ('omes), meaning strength (Job 17:9 only).
  • The feminine equivalent אמצה ('amsa), also meaning strength (Zechariah 12:5 only).
  • The adjective אמץ ('amos), meaning strong (Zechariah 6:3,7 only).
  • The adjective אמיץ ('ammis), meaning strong or mighty (2 Samuel 15:12, Isaiah 28:2).
  • The masculine noun מאמץ (ma'amasa), meaning power or strength (Job 36:19 only).

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