Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 679, 680, 681

KJV Translation Count — 8x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: leavened (5), cruel (1), dyed (1), grieved (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be leavened, be sour
a. (Qal) to be leavened
b. (Hiphil) to taste something leavened
c. (Hithpael) to be embittered, grieved
2. to be cruel, oppress, be ruthless
3. to be red

Strong's Definitions

chamets, khaw-mates'; a primitive root; to be pungent; i.e. in taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling): — cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is H2556, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.


Ye shall eat nothing H2556; in all your habitations shall ye eat unH2556 bread.


And the people took their dough before it was H2556, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.


And they baked unH2556 cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not H2556; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.


Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and H2556 man.


Thus my heart was H2556, and I was pricked in my reins.


Who is this that cometh from Edom, with H2556 garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.


They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be H2556.