Using Hibernate Query Language to get the top rows of query results

Hello - I need to use Hibernate to query my SQL Server database and determine if a new password equals any of the user's past 6 passwords.  Below is a query that will search the PASSWORD_HISTORY table and if no records are returned, it is ok to use the new one.  Can you please let me know how I would do this using HQL?

Thank you

SELECT password FROM
(SELECT TOP 6 password FROM password_history WHERE user_id = userId01 ORDER BY pwd_stamp) AS PWD
WHERE password = 'password01'
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depends on your mappings
Write an HQL to return all the previous passwords for that User as a List.
Order by the timestamp.

Then while iterating through the List, go only  through the first 6 entries in the list.

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sb1977Author Commented:
I was trying to speed up the time it takes to execute the query, so I was thinking about using "count" and using native sql inside hibernate.  Unfortunately, I didn't have much luck with that, but did find a way to specify only returning the top six rows, but I still have to iterate through the list.  Here is what I came up with:

results = session.createQuery("FROM PasswordHistory AS pwdHis WHERE pwdHis.username = :user)")

Thanks for your help
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