H8551 תּמך - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to sustain; by implication to obtain, keep fast; figuratively to help, follow close

KJV Usage: (take, up-) hold (up), maintain, retain, stay (up).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to grasp, hold, support, attain, lay hold of, hold fast
a. (Qal)
1. to grasp, lay hold of, attain
2. to hold up, support
3. to hold, keep
4. to take hold of each other
b. (Niphal) to be seized, be held
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2520
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H8551 תּמך is used in the Bible

21 occurrences of H8551 תּמך

Genesis 48:17 him: and he lifted
Exodus 17:12 held up
Job 36:17 take hold
Psalms 16:5 thou maintainest
Psalms 17:5 Uphold
Psalms 41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest
Psalms 63:8 upholdeth
Proverbs 3:18 is every one that retaineth
Proverbs 4:4 retain
Proverbs 5:5 take hold
Proverbs 5:22 himself, and he shall be held
Proverbs 11:16 retaineth
Proverbs 11:16 men retain
Proverbs 28:17 let no man sustain
Proverbs 29:23 shall uphold
Proverbs 31:19 hold
Isaiah 33:15 from accepting
Isaiah 41:10 thee; yea, I will uphold
Isaiah 42:1 whom I uphold;
Amos 1:5 and him that holdeth
Amos 1:8 and him that holdeth

Distinct usage

2 take hold
2 and him that holdeth
1 him: and he lifted
1 held up
1 thou maintainest
1 Uphold
1 And as for me, thou upholdest
1 upholdeth
1 is every one that retaineth
1 retain
1 himself, and he shall be held
1 retaineth
1 men retain
1 let no man sustain
1 shall uphold
1 hold
1 from accepting
1 thee; yea, I will uphold
1 whom I uphold;

Corresponding Greek Words

tamakh see G482 st. anti lambano
tamakh G600 apo kath istemi
tamakh G803 asphaleia
tamakh G805 asphalizo
tamakh G2043 ereido
tamakh G2675 kat artizo
tamakh G4741 sterizo