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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 - And the LORD God formed H3335 man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. H3335
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed H3335 every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:4 - And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:28 - Brought beds, and basons, and earthen H3335 vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 - Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed H3335 it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:23 - These were the potters, H3335 and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 - Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's H3335 vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:15 - He fashioneth H3335 their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:17 - Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made H3335 summer and winter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:9 - He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed H3335 the eye, shall he not see?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:20 - Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth H3335 mischief by a law?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:5 - The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed H3335 the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:26 - There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made H3335 to play therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:16 - Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, H3335 when as yet there was none of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:11 - Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned H3335 it long ago.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed H3335 them will shew them no favour.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:16 - Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's H3335 clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed H3335 it, He had no understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:14 - And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' H3335 vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:26 - Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed H3335 it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:25 - I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter H3335 treadeth clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:1 - But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed H3335 thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:7 - Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed H3335 him; yea, I have made him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:10 - Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, H3335 neither shall there be after me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:21 - This people have I formed H3335 for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:2 - Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed H3335 thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:9 - They that make H3335 a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:10 - Who hath formed H3335 a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:12 - The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth H3335 it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:21 - Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed H3335 thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:24 - Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed H3335 thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:7 - I form H3335 the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! H3335 Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth H3335 it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:11 - Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, H3335 Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:18 - For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed H3335 the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed H3335 it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:11 - Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed H3335 it, I will also do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:5 - And now, saith the LORD that formed H3335 me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:17 - No weapon that is formed H3335 against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:8 - But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; H3335 and we all are the work of thy hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 - Before I formed H3335 thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:16 - The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former H3335 of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:2 - Arise, and go down to the potter's H3335 house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:3 - Then I went down to the potter's H3335 house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:4 - And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: H3335 so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter H3335 to make it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:6 - O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? H3335 saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's H3335 hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:11 - Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame H3335 evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:1 - Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's H3335 earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:11 - And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's H3335 vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:2 - Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed H3335 it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:19 - The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former H3335 of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name.

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