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Lexicon :: Strong's H3335 - yāṣar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably identical with יָצַר (H3334) (through the squeezing into shape), ([compare יָצַע (H3331)])
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TWOT Reference: 898

Strong’s Definitions

יָצַר yâtsar, yaw-tsar'; probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution):—× earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x

The KJV translates Strong's H3335 in the following manner: form (26x), potter (17x), fashion (5x), maker (4x), frame (3x), make (3x), former (2x), earthen (1x), purposed (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x
The KJV translates Strong's H3335 in the following manner: form (26x), potter (17x), fashion (5x), maker (4x), frame (3x), make (3x), former (2x), earthen (1x), purposed (1x).
  1. to form, fashion, frame

    1. (Qal) to form, fashion

      1. of human activity

      2. of divine activity

        1. of creation

          1. of original creation

          2. of individuals at conception

          3. of Israel as a people

        2. to frame, pre-ordain, plan (fig. of divine) purpose of a situation)

    2. (Niphal) to be formed, be created

    3. (Pual) to be predetermined, be pre-ordained

    4. (Hophal) to be formed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָצַר yâtsar, yaw-tsar'; probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. form a resolution):—× earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.
STRONGS H3335: Abbreviations
יָצַר verb form, fashion (Late Hebrew in participle יוֺצֵר potter, creator, and derivatives; Phoenician יצר potter; Targum יצר Syriac bdb042701 = יֵצֶר etc.; Arabic bdb042702 covenant, contract; Assyrian êṣêru, as Hebrew, DlHWB 309) —
Qal Perfect י׳ Isaiah 44:10; יָצָ֑ר Genesis 2:8; suffix יְצָרָהּ Isaiah 45:18; 2nd person masculine יָצַרְתָּ Psalm 104:26 + 8 times Perfect; Imperfect 3rd person masculine וַיִּ֫יצֶר Genesis 2:7; וַיִּ֫צֶר Genesis 2:19; suffix יִצְּרֵהוּ Isaiah 44:12; 1st person singular suffix אֶצֳּו֯רְךָ Jeremiah 1:5; Participle יוֺצֵר Isaiah 41:25 + 20 times; יֹצֵר Isaiah 45:18 + 6 times; suffix יֹצְרִי Isaiah 49:5 + 11 times suffix; plural יוֺצְרִים Isaiah 30:14; 1 Chronicles 4:23; construct יֹצְרֵי Isaiah 44:9; —
1. of human activity:
a. of a potter who forms out of clay a vessel Isaiah 29:16; Isaiah 41:25; Jeremiah 18:4 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 18:6 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 4:23; Lamentations 4:2; Zechariah 11:13 (twice in verse) (these last two according to Thes SS et al. error for אוֺצָר); כְּלִי (ה)י׳ potter's vessel 2 Samuel 17:28; Psalm 2:9; Jeremiah 19:11; חֹמֶר הי׳ potter's clay Isaiah 29:16; נֵבֶל י׳ Isaiah 30:14; בַּקְבֻּק י׳ Jeremiah 19:1 בית הי׳ Jeremiah 18:2, 3.
b. of a carver of wood, graven images Isaiah 44:9, 10, 12; Habakkuk 2:18 (twice in verse).
c. frame, devise in the mind עָמָל י׳ Psalm 94:20.
2. of divine activity:
a. (as a potter) forming Adam out of עפר from אדמה Genesis 2:7, 8 (J), beasts and birds, also from אדמה Genesis 2:19 (J); Israel as a people Isaiah 27:11; Isaiah 43:1, 21; Isaiah 44:21; Isaiah 45:9 (twice in verse); Isaiah 45:11; Isaiah 64:7, even from the womb Isaiah 44:2, 24; the servant of Yahweh from the womb Isaiah 49:5; of the formation of the individual man Isaiah 43:7; Jeremiah in the womb Jeremiah 1:5; the eye of man Psalm 94:9; the locust Amos 7:1; Leviathan Psalm 104:26; the dry land Psalm 95:5; the earth Isaiah 45:18 (twice in verse); the mountains Amos 4:13; הַכֹּל Jeremiah 10:16 = Jeremiah 51:19. Figurative perhaps lost sight of in some of the above, and quite certainly in the forming of light Isaiah 45:7, of summer and winter Psalm 74:17, the רוּחַ of man Zechariah 12:1, and the לב of men Psalm 33:15.
b. figurative for frame, pre-ordain, plan (in divine purpose), of a situation מֵרָחוֺק Isaiah 22:11; of an occurrence מִימֵי קֶדֶם Isaiah 37:26 = 2 Kings 19:25; יָצַרְתִּי אַף אֶעֱשֶׂנָּה I have planned, I will also do it Isaiah 46:11; רעה על י׳ Jeremiah 18:11; לַהֲכִינָהּ י׳ devised it to establish it Jeremiah 33:2.
Niph. Perfect לְפָנַי לֹאנֿוֺצַר אֵל Isaiah 43:10 before me a god was not formed (created).
Pu. Perfect יָמִים יצָֻּ֑רוּ days (that) were pre-ordained (in the divine purpose) Psalm 139:16 (compare Qal, 2 b).
Hoph. Imperfect כָּלכְּֿלִי יוּצַר עָלַיִךְ לֹא יִצְלָ֑ח Isaiah 54:17 any weapon that is formed against thee will not prosper.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:7; 2:7; 2:8; 2:8; 2:19; 2:19

2 Samuel


2 Kings


1 Chronicles

4:23; 4:23


2:9; 33:15; 74:17; 94:9; 94:20; 95:5; 104:26; 104:26; 139:16


22:11; 27:11; 29:16; 29:16; 30:14; 30:14; 37:26; 41:25; 41:25; 43:1; 43:7; 43:10; 43:21; 44:2; 44:9; 44:9; 44:10; 44:10; 44:12; 44:12; 44:21; 44:24; 45:7; 45:9; 45:11; 45:18; 45:18; 45:18; 46:11; 49:5; 49:5; 54:17; 64:7


1:5; 1:5; 10:16; 18:2; 18:3; 18:4; 18:6; 18:11; 19:1; 19:11; 33:2; 51:19




4:13; 7:1




11:13; 12:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3335 matches the Hebrew יָצַר (yāṣar),
which occurs 63 times in 56 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 2:7–Jer 51:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed[fn] every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:4 - And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden[fn] calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:28 - brought beds, basins, and earthen vessels, wheat, barley, flour, parched grain, beans and lentils,[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 - “Have you not heard
that I determined it long ago?
I planned from days of old
what now I bring to pass,
that you should turn fortified cities
into heaps of ruins,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:23 - These were the potters who were inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah. They lived there in the king’s service.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 - You shall break[fn] them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:15 - he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:17 - You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth;
you have made summer and winter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:9 - He who planted the ear, does he not hear?
He who formed the eye, does he not see?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:20 - Can wicked rulers be allied with you,
those who frame[fn] injustice by statute?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:5 - The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:26 - There go the ships,
and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:16 - Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:11 - You made a reservoir between the two walls for the water of the old pool. But you did not look to him who did it, or see him who planned it long ago.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When its boughs are dry, they are broken;
women come and make a fire of them.
For this is a people without discernment;
therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them;
he who formed them will show them no favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:16 - You turn things upside down!
Shall the potter be regarded as the clay,
that the thing made should say of its maker,
“He did not make me”;
or the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:14 - and its breaking is like that of a potter’s vessel
that is smashed so ruthlessly
that among its fragments not a shard is found
with which to take fire from the hearth,
or to dip up water out of the cistern.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:26 - “‘Have you not heard
that I determined it long ago?
I planned from days of old
what now I bring to pass,
that you should make fortified cities
crash into heaps of ruins,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:25 - I stirred up one from the north, and he has come,
from the rising of the sun, and he shall call upon my name;
he shall trample on rulers as on mortar,
as the potter treads clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:1 - But now thus says the LORD,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:7 - everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:10 - “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
“and my servant whom I have chosen,
that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor shall there be any after me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:21 - the people whom I formed for myself
that they might declare my praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:2 - Thus says the LORD who made you,
who formed you from the womb and will help you:
Fear not, O Jacob my servant,
Jeshurun whom I have chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:9 - All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they delight in do not profit. Their witnesses neither see nor know, that they may be put to shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:10 - Who fashions a god or casts an idol that is profitable for nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:12 - The ironsmith takes a cutting tool and works it over the coals. He fashions it with hammers and works it with his strong arm. He becomes hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water and is faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:21 - Remember these things, O Jacob,
and Israel, for you are my servant;
I formed you; you are my servant;
O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:24 - Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer,
who formed you from the womb:
“I am the LORD, who made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who spread out the earth by myself,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:7 - I form light and create darkness;
I make well-being and create calamity;
I am the LORD, who does all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - “Woe to him who strives with him who formed him,
a pot among earthen pots!
Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
or ‘Your work has no handles’?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:11 - Thus says the LORD,
the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him:
“Ask me of things to come;
will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:18 - For thus says the LORD,
who created the heavens
(he is God!),
who formed the earth and made it
(he established it;
he did not create it empty,
he formed it to be inhabited!):
“I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:11 - calling a bird of prey from the east,
the man of my counsel from a far country.
I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass;
I have purposed, and I will do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:5 - And now the LORD says,
he who formed me from the womb to be his servant,
to bring Jacob back to him;
and that Israel might be gathered to him—
for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD,
and my God has become my strength—
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:17 - no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD
and their vindication[fn] from me, declares the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:8 - But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 - “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:16 - Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob,
for he is the one who formed all things,
and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance;
the LORD of hosts is his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:2 - “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear[fn] my words.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:3 - So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:4 - And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:6 - “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the LORD. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:11 - Now, therefore, say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: ‘Thus says the LORD, Behold, I am shaping disaster against you and devising a plan against you. Return, every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and your deeds.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:1 - Thus says the LORD, “Go, buy a potter’s earthenware flask, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:11 - and shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: So will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter’s vessel, so that it can never be mended. Men shall bury in Topheth because there will be no place else to bury.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:2 - “Thus says the LORD who made the earth,[fn] the LORD who formed it to establish it—the LORD is his name:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:19 - Not like these is he who is the portion of Jacob,
for he is the one who formed all things,
and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance;
the LORD of hosts is his name.

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