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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 H3335 the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living [fn]person.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed H3335.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed H3335 every animal of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:4 - Then he took the gold from their [fn]hands, and fashioned it with an engraving tool and made it into a cast metal calf; and they said, “[fn]This is your god, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:28 - brought beds, basins, pottery, wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils, roasted seeds,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 -

‘Have you not heard?

Long ago I did it;

From ancient times I planned H3335 it.

Now I have brought it about,

That you would turn fortified cities into ruined heaps.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:23 - These were the potters H3335 and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah; they lived there with the king for his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 -

‘You shall [fn]break them with a [fn]rod of iron,

You shall shatter them like [fn]earthenware H3335.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:15 -

He who fashions H3335 [fn]the hearts of them all,

He who understands all their works.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:17 -

[fn]You have established all the boundaries of the earth;

[fn]You have [fn]created H3335 summer and winter.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:9 -

He who planted the ear, [fn]does He not hear?

Or He who formed H3335 the eye, [fn]does He not see?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:20 -

Can a [fn]throne of destruction be allied with You,

One which devises H3335 [fn]mischief by decree?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:5 -

[fn]The sea is His, for it was He who made it,

And His hands formed H3335 the dry land.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:26 -

The ships move along there,

And [fn]Leviathan, which You have formed to have fun in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:16 -

Your eyes have seen my formless substance;

And in Your book were written

All the days that were ordained H3335 for me,

When as yet there was not one of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:11 -

And you made a reservoir between the two walls

For the waters of the old pool.

But you did not [fn]depend on Him who made it,

Nor did you [fn]take into consideration Him who planned H3335 it long ago.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 -

When its limbs are dry, they are broken off;

Women come and make a fire with them,

For they are not a people of discernment,

Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them.

And their Creator H3335 will not be gracious to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:16 -

You turn things around!

Shall the potter H3335 be considered [fn]as equal with the clay,

That what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”;

Or what is formed H3335 say to him who formed H3335 it, “He has no understanding”?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:14 -

Whose collapse is like the smashing of a potter’s H3335 jar,

[fn]So ruthlessly shattered

That a shard will not be found among its pieces

To [fn]take fire from a hearth

Or to scoop water from a cistern.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:26 -

“Have you not heard?

Long ago I did it,

From ancient times I planned H3335 it.

Now I have brought it about

That you would turn fortified cities into ruined heaps.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:25 -

“I have put one from the north into motion, and he has come;

From the rising of the sun he will call on My name;

And he will come upon rulers as upon [fn]mortar,

As the potter H3335 treads on clay.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:1 -

But now, this is what the LORD says, He who is your Creator, Jacob,

And He who formed H3335 you, Israel:

“Do not fear, 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,

And whom I have created for My glory,

Whom I have formed H3335, even whom I have made.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:10 -

“You are My witnesses,” declares the LORD,

“And My servant whom I have chosen,

So that you may know and believe Me

And understand that I am He.

Before Me there was no God formed H3335,

And there will be none after Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:21 -

“The people whom I formed H3335 for Myself

Will declare My praise.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:2 -

This is what the LORD says, He who made you

And formed H3335 you from the womb, who will help you:

‘Do not fear, Jacob My servant,

And [fn]Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:9 -

Those who fashion H3335 an idol are all futile, and their treasured things are of no benefit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:10 - Who has fashioned H3335 a god or cast an idol to no benefit?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:12 -

The craftsman of iron shapes a cutting tool and does his work over the coals, [fn]fashioning H3335 it with hammers and working it with his strong arm. He also gets hungry and [fn]his strength fails; he drinks no water and becomes weary.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:21 -

“Remember these things, Jacob,

And Israel, for you are My servant;

I have formed H3335 you, you are My servant,

Israel, you will not be forgotten by Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:24 -

This is what the LORD says, He who is your Redeemer, and the One who formed H3335 you from the womb:

“I, the LORD, am the Maker of all things,

Stretching out the heavens by Myself

And spreading out the earth [fn]alone,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:7 -

The One forming H3335 light and creating darkness,

Causing [fn]well-being and creating disaster;

I am the LORD who does all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 -

“Woe to the one who quarrels with [fn]his Maker H3335

A piece of pottery [fn]among the other earthenware pottery pieces!

Will the clay say to the [fn]potter H3335, ‘What are you doing?’

Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:11 -

This is what the LORD says, the Holy One of Israel and [fn]his Maker H3335:

[fn]Ask Me about the things to come [fn]concerning My sons,

And you shall commit to Me the work of My hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:18 -

For this is what the LORD says, He who created the heavens (He is the God who formed H3335 the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it [fn]as a waste place, but formed H3335 it to be inhabited):

“I am the LORD, and there is no one else.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:11 -

Calling a bird of prey from the east,

The man of [fn]My purpose from a distant country.

Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.

I have planned H3335 it, I will certainly do it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:5 -

And now says the LORD, who formed H3335 Me from the womb to be His Servant,

To bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him

(For I am honored in the sight of the LORD,

And My God is My strength),

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:17 -

“No weapon that is formed H3335 against you will succeed;

And you will condemn every tongue that [fn]accuses you in judgment.

This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD,

And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:8 -

But now, LORD, You are our Father;

We are the clay, and You our potter H3335,

And all of us are the work of Your hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 -

“Before I formed H3335 you in the womb I knew you,

And before you were born I consecrated you;

I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:16 -

The Portion of Jacob is not like these;

For He is the [fn]Maker H3335 of everything,

And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;

The LORD of armies is His name.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:2 - “Arise and go down to the potter’s H3335 house, and there I will announce My words to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:3 - So I went down to the potter’s H3335 house, and there he was, making something on the wheel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:4 - But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter H3335; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter H3335 to make.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:6 - “Am I not able, house of Israel, to deal with you as this potter H3335 does?” declares the LORD. “Behold, like the clay in the potter’s H3335 hand, so are you in My hand, house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:11 - “So now, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘This is what the LORD says: “Behold, I am forming H3335 a disaster against you and devising a plan against you. Now turn back, each of you from his evil way, and [fn]correct your ways and your deeds!”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:1 -

This is what the LORD says: “Go and buy a potter’s H3335 earthenware jar, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the [fn]senior priests.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:11 - and say to them, ‘This is what the LORD of armies says: “To the same extent I will break this people and this city, just as one breaks a potter’s H3335 vessel, which cannot again be repaired; and they will bury their dead in Topheth, [fn]because there is no other place for burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:2 - “This is what the LORD says, He who made [fn]the earth, the LORD who formed H3335 it to create it, He whose name is the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:19 -

The portion of Jacob is not like these;

For He is the [fn]Maker H3335 of everything,

And of the [fn]tribe of His inheritance;

The LORD of armies is His name.

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