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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; 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, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation H3245 thereof even until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 - And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation H3245 thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:17 - And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation H3245 of the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:37 - In the fourth year was the foundation H3245  of the house of the LORD laid, H3245 in the month Zif:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:10 - And the foundation H3245 was of costly stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:34 - In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation H3245 thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:22 - All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain H3245 in their set office.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:3 - Now these are the things wherein Solomon was instructed H3245 for the building of the house of God. The length by cubits after the first measure was threescore cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:7 - In the third month they began to lay the foundation H3245 of the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:6 - From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto the LORD. But the foundation H3245  of the temple of the LORD was not yet laid. H3245
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:10 - And when the builders laid the foundation H3245 of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:11 - And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation H3245  of the house of the LORD was laid. H3245
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:12 - But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation H3245  of this house was laid H3245 before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:8 - And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed H3245 to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 - Where wast thou when I laid the foundations H3245 of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:2 - The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel H3245 together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained H3245 strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:2 - For he hath founded H3245 it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:13 - For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel H3245 together against me, they devised to take away my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:69 - And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established H3245 for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:11 - The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded H3245 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:25 - Of old hast thou laid the foundation H3245 of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:5 - Who laid H3245 the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 - They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded H3245 for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:152 - Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded H3245 them for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 - The LORD by wisdom hath founded H3245 the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:15 - His legs are as pillars of marble, set H3245 upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:32 - What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded H3245 Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:13 - Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded H3245 it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:16 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay H3245 in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure H3245 foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:28 - That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. H3245
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:13 - Mine hand also hath laid the foundation H3245 of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:13 - And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations H3245 of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:16 - And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations H3245 of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:11 - O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations H3245 with sapphires.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:6 - It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded H3245 his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:12 - Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established H3245 them for correction.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:18 - Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation H3245 of the LORD'S temple was laid, consider it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:9 - The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation H3245 of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:9 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation H3245  of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, H3245 that the temple might be built.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:1 - The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation H3245 of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
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