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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 [fn]send a very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded H3245 [fn]until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 -

Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “Cursed before the LORD is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he will lay H3245 its foundation H3245, and with the loss of his youngest son he will set up its gates.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:17 - Then the king issued orders, and they quarried large stones, valuable stones, to lay H3245 the foundation H3245 of the house with cut stones.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:37 -

In the fourth year the foundation H3245 of the house of the LORD was laid H3245, in the month of Ziv.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:10 -

And the foundation H3245 was of valuable stones, large stones, stones of [fn]ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:34 - In his days Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho; he laid H3245 its foundations H3245 with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the LORD, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:22 - Those who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds were 212 in all. They were registered by genealogy in their settlements, those whom David and Samuel the seer appointed H3245 in their official capacity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:3 - Now these are the [fn]foundations H3245 which Solomon laid H3245 for building the house of God. The length in cubits, according to the old standard, was [fn]sixty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:7 - In the third month they began to [fn]make H3245 the heaps, and they finished them by 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 H3245 of the temple of the LORD had not been laid H3245.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:10 -

Now when the builders had laid H3245 the foundation H3245 of the temple of the LORD, [fn]the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD according to the [fn]directions of King David of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:11 - And they sang, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, “For He is good, for His favor is upon Israel forever.” And all the people shouted with a great shout of joy when they praised the LORD, because the foundation H3245 of the house of the LORD was laid H3245.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:12 - Yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ households, the old men who had seen the first [fn]temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation H3245 of this house was laid H3245 before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:8 - But the drinking was done according to the royal law; there was no compulsion, for so the king had given H3245 orders H3245 to each official of his household, that he was to do as each person pleased.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 -

“Where were you when I laid H3245 the foundation H3245 of the earth?

Tell Me, if you [fn]have understanding,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:2 -

The kings of the earth take their stand

And the rulers conspire H3245 together

Against the LORD and against His [fn]Anointed, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 -

From the mouths of infants and nursing babies You have established H3245 [fn]strength

Because of Your enemies,

To do away with the enemy and the revengeful.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:2 -

For He has founded H3245 it upon the seas

And established it upon the rivers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:13 -

For I have heard the [fn]slander of many,

Terror is on every side;

While they took H3245 counsel H3245 together against me,

They schemed to take away my life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:69 -

And He built His sanctuary like the heights,

Like the earth which He has established H3245 forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:11 -

The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;

The world and [fn]all it contains, You have established H3245 them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:25 -

“In time of old You founded H3245 the earth,

And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:5 -

He established H3245 the earth upon its foundations,

So that it will not [fn]totter forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:8 -

The mountains rose; the valleys sank down

To the place which You established H3245 for them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:152 -

From long ago I have known from Your testimonies

That You have founded H3245 them forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 -

The LORD founded H3245 the earth by wisdom,

He established the heavens by understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:15 -

“His thighs are pillars of alabaster

Set H3245 on pedestals of pure gold;

His appearance is like Lebanon,

Choice as the cedars.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:32 -

“What answer will one give the messengers of the nation?

That the LORD has founded H3245 Zion,

And the poor of His people will take refuge in it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:13 -

Behold, the land of the Chaldeans—this is the people that did not exist; Assyria allocated H3245 it for desert creatures—they erected their siege towers, they stripped its palaces, they made it a ruin.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:16 -

Therefore this is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:

“Behold, I am laying H3245 a stone in Zion, a tested stone,

A precious cornerstone for the foundation, [fn]firmly H3245 placed H3245.

The one who believes in it will not be [fn]disturbed.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:28 -

It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,

And he will carry out all My desire.’

And [fn]he says of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’

And of the temple, ‘[fn]Your foundation H3245 will be laid H3245.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:13 -

“Assuredly My hand founded H3245 the earth,

And My right hand spread out the heavens;

When I call to them, they stand together.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:13 -

That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker,

Who stretched out the heavens

And laid H3245 the foundations H3245 of the earth,

That you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor,

As he makes ready to destroy?

And where is the rage of the oppressor?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:16 - “And I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to [fn]establish the heavens, to found H3245 the earth, and to say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:11 -

“Afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted,

Behold, I will set your stones in antimony,

And I will lay H3245 your foundations H3245 with [fn]sapphires.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:6 -

The One who builds His upper chambers in the heavens

And has founded H3245 His vaulted dome over the earth,

He who calls for the waters of the sea

And pours them out on the face of the earth,

The LORD is His name.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:12 -

Are You not from time everlasting,

LORD, my God, my Holy One?

We will not die.

You, LORD, have appointed them to deliver judgment;

And You, O Rock, have destined H3245 them to punish.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:18 - ‘Do [fn]consider from this day [fn]onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month; from the day when the temple of the LORD was founded H3245, [fn]consider:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:9 - “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid H3245 the foundation H3245 of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of armies has sent me to [fn]you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:9 -

“The LORD of armies says this: ‘Let your hands be strong, you who are listening in these days to these words from the mouth of the prophets, those who spoke in the day that the foundation H3245 of the house of the LORD of armies was laid H3245, so that the temple might be built.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:1 -

The pronouncement of the word of the LORD concerning Israel:

The LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays H3245 the foundation H3245 of the earth, and forms the spirit of a person within him, declares:

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