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Lexicon :: Strong's H3245 - yāsaḏ

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Strong’s Definitions

יָסַד yâçad, yaw-sad'; a primitive root; to set (literally or figuratively); intensively, to found; reflexively, to sit down together, i.e. settle, consult:—appoint, take counsel, establish, (lay the, lay for a) found(-ation), instruct, lay, ordain, set, × sure.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H3245 in the following manner: foundation (15x), lay (8x), founded (8x), ordain (2x), counsel (2x), established (2x), foundation (with H3117) (1x), appointed (1x), instructed (1x), set (1x), sure (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H3245 in the following manner: foundation (15x), lay (8x), founded (8x), ordain (2x), counsel (2x), established (2x), foundation (with H3117) (1x), appointed (1x), instructed (1x), set (1x), sure (1x).
  1. to found, fix, establish, lay foundation

    1. (Qal) to found, establish, begin

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to fix or seat themselves close together, sit in conclave

      2. to be founded

    3. (Piel)

      1. to found

      2. to establish, appoint, ordain

    4. (Pual) to be founded, be laid

    5. (Hophal) to be founded

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָסַד yâçad, yaw-sad'; a primitive root; to set (literally or figuratively); intensively, to found; reflexively, to sit down together, i.e. settle, consult:—appoint, take counsel, establish, (lay the, lay for a) found(-ation), instruct, lay, ordain, set, × sure.
STRONGS H3245: Abbreviations
יָסַד verb establish, found, fix (Late Hebrew id., especially Pi.; Aramaic יְסַד; perhaps originally fix firm or close; Arabic bdb041303 pillow; verb denominative II. fix as a pillow against one; see lean against, recline, Lane2940 Saad Genesis 28:11; in Hebrew usually fix firm so as to found) —
Qal Perfect יָסַד Psalm 104:5; Proverbs 3:19; suffix יְסָדָהּ Psalm 24:2 + 3 times; 3rd person feminine singular יָֽֽֽסְדָה Isaiah 48:13; יָסַדְתָּ Psalm 104:8; יָסַ֑֫דְתָּ Psalm 102:26; suffix יְסַדְתּוֺ Habakkuk 1:12; יְסַדְתָּם Psalm 89:12; Psalm 119:152; וִיסַדְתִּיךְ consecutive Isaiah 54:11; Infinitive וִיסוֺד 2 Chronicles 24:27; לִיסּוֺד 2 Chronicles 31:7 (see Ges§ 69, 2, R. 1; Baer לְיִסּוֺד); לִיסֹד Isaiah 51:16; יָסְדִי Job 38:4; יָסְדוֺ Ezra 3:12; Participle יִסֵד Isaiah 51:13; Zechariah 12:1 + Isaiah 28:16 (Checritical note, MT יִסַּד); — found, establish, with accusative, the earth Psalm 24:2 (|| כונן), compare Psalm 78:69 (object omitted), Psalm 89:12; Psalm 102:26; Psalm 104:5 compare Psalm 89:8 (followed by לְ), Proverbs 3:19; Isaiah 48:13; Job 38:4; Isaiah 51:13, 16; Zechariah 12:1, vault of heaven Amos 9:6; of founding the second temple Ezra 3:12, of restoration under Joash, Infinitive יְסוֺד 2 Chronicles 24:27; metaphor of future Israel Isaiah 54:11; of י׳, establish the Chaldaean (as his instrument) להוכיח for correction Habakkuk 1:12 (|| שִׁים), his commandments Psalm 119:152; in weakened sense (si vera lectio) יָסַד לְצִיִּים Isaiah 23:13 appoint a city for desert-creatures (on meaning in context, see Di); appoint, fix Ezra 7:9 emended (see יְסֻד); found, begin, heaps of offerings in י׳'s house 2 Chronicles 31:7.
Niph. Perfect 3rd person plural נוֹסְדוּ Psalm 2:2; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּוָּסֵד Isaiah 44:28; Infinitive הִוָּֽֽֽסְדָהּ Exodus 9:18; הִיָּֽֽֽסְדָם Psalm 31:14; —
1. fix or seat themselves close together sit in conclave Psalm 2:2; Psalm 31:14 (> Bae from bdb041401, δμιλιἀ), but Lag's emendation נוֺעֲדוּ is probable (compare Nehemiah 6:2).
2. be founded, Isaiah 44:28 (temple), Exodus 9:18 (Egypt).
Pi. Perfect יִסַּד Isaiah 14:32 + 3 times; יִסְּדָהּ 1 Kings 16:34; יִסַּ֫דְתָּ Psalm 8:3; יִסְּדוּ Zechariah 4:9; Ezra 3:10; Imperfect יְיַסְּדֶנָּה Joshua 6:26; Infinitive לְיַסֵּד 1 Kings 5:31 [1 Kings 5:17]; —
1. found (= Qal), followed by active, city Joshua 6:26 (JE), 1 Kings 16:34, temple 1 Kings 5:31 [1 Kings 5:17]; Zechariah 4:9; Ezra 3:10; Zion Isaiah 14:32; Isaiah 28:16 הִנְנִי יִסַּד (read יֹסֵד; see above)
2. establish Psalm 8:3 followed by עֹז; appoint, ordain (late) 1 Chronicles 9:22 (followed by accusative), Esther 1:8 (absolute).
Pu. Perfect, יֻסַּד 1 Kings 6:37 + 2 times; יֻסָּ֑ד Ezra 3:6 Participle מְיסָֻּ֑ד 1 Kings 7:10; מְיסָֻּדִים Songs 5:15; be founded, be laid, of a foundation 1 Kings 6:37; Ezra 3:6; Haggai 2:18; Zechariah 8:9; Participle = substantive foundation 1 Kings 7:10, compare מוסד below; pillars set on bases, simile of legs Songs 5:15.
Hoph. be founded: Infinitive הוּסַד 2 Chronicles 3:3; Ezra 3:11; Participle מוּסָּד Isaiah 28:16; — the being founded, founding, עַל הוּסַד בֵּית י׳ Ezra 3:11 because of the founding (laying the foundation) of the house of י׳; וְאֵלֶּה הוּסַד שְׁלֹמֹה לִבְנוֺת וגו׳ 2 Chronicles 3:3 and this is (literally these are) the founding of Solomon to build the house of God, i.e. this is the foundation which Solomon laid for building, etc.; Participle מוּסָד מוּסָּד Isaiah 28:16 a foundation founded, i.e. well laid (compare מְחֻפָּשׂ חֵפֶשׂ מְחֻכָּם חָכָם).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




9:18; 9:18


6:26; 6:26

1 Kings

5:17; 5:17; 6:37; 6:37; 7:10; 7:10; 16:34; 16:34

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

3:3; 3:3; 24:27; 24:27; 31:7; 31:7


3:6; 3:6; 3:10; 3:10; 3:11; 3:11; 3:12; 3:12; 7:9






38:4; 38:4


2:2; 2:2; 8:3; 8:3; 24:2; 24:2; 31:14; 31:14; 78:69; 89:8; 89:12; 89:12; 102:26; 102:26; 104:5; 104:5; 104:8; 119:152; 119:152


3:19; 3:19

Song of Songs

5:15; 5:15


14:32; 14:32; 23:13; 28:16; 28:16; 28:16; 28:16; 44:28; 44:28; 48:13; 48:13; 51:13; 51:13; 51:16; 51:16; 54:11; 54:11




1:12; 1:12




4:9; 4:9; 8:9; 12:1; 12:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3245 matches the Hebrew יָסַד (yāsaḏ),
which occurs 42 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 - Behold, about this time tomorrow I will cause very heavy hail to fall, such as never has been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 - Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, “Cursed before the LORD be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho.
“At the cost of his firstborn shall he
lay its foundation,
and at the cost of his youngest son
shall he set up its gates.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:17 - At the king’s command they quarried out great, costly stones in order to lay the foundation of the house with dressed stones.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:37 - In the fourth year the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid, in the month of Ziv.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:10 - The foundation was of costly stones, huge stones, stones of eight and ten cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:34 - In his days Hiel of Bethel built Jericho. He laid its foundation at the cost of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:22 - All these, who were chosen as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were 212. They were enrolled by genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer established them in their office of trust.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:3 - These are Solomon’s measurements[fn] for building the house of God: the length, in cubits[fn] of the old standard, was sixty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:7 - In the third month they began to pile up the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:6 - From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the LORD. But the foundation of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:10 - And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their vestments came forward with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD, according to the directions of David king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:11 - And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD,
“For he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:12 - But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:8 - And drinking was according to this edict: “There is no compulsion.” For the king had given orders to all the staff of his palace to do as each man desired.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 - “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:2 - The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:2 - for he has founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:13 - For I hear the whispering of many—
terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
as they plot to take my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:69 - He built his sanctuary like the high heavens,
like the earth, which he has founded forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:11 - The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours;
the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:25 - Of old you laid the foundation of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:5 - He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 - The mountains rose, the valleys sank down
to the place that you appointed for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:152 - Long have I known from your testimonies
that you have founded them forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 - The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;
by understanding he established the heavens;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:15 - His legs are alabaster columns,
set on bases of gold.
His appearance is like Lebanon,
choice as the cedars.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:32 - What will one answer the messengers of the nation?
“The LORD has founded Zion,
and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:13 - Behold the land of the Chaldeans! This is the people that was not;[fn] Assyria destined it for wild beasts. They erected their siege towers, they stripped her palaces bare, they made her a ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:16 - therefore thus says the Lord GOD,
“Behold, I am the one who has laid[fn] as a foundation in Zion,
a stone, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation:
‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:28 - who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd,
and he shall fulfill all my purpose’;
saying of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be built,’
and of the temple, ‘Your foundation shall be laid.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:13 - My hand laid the foundation of the earth,
and my right hand spread out the heavens;
when I call to them,
they stand forth together.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:13 - and have forgotten the LORD, your Maker,
who stretched out the heavens
and laid the foundations of the earth,
and you fear continually all the day
because of the wrath of the oppressor,
when he sets himself to destroy?
And where is the wrath of the oppressor?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:16 - And I have put my words in your mouth
and covered you in the shadow of my hand,
establishing[fn] the heavens
and laying the foundations of the earth,
and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:11 - “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted,
behold, I will set your stones in antimony,
and lay your foundations with sapphires.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:6 - who builds his upper chambers in the heavens
and founds his vault upon the earth;
who calls for the waters of the sea
and pours them out upon the surface of the earth—
the LORD is his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:12 - Are you not from everlasting,
O LORD my God, my Holy One?
We shall not die.
O LORD, you have ordained them as a judgment,
and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:18 - Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid, consider:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:9 - “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:9 - Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing these words from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:1 - The oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus declares the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him:
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