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Lexicon :: Strong's H3341 - yāṣaṯ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

יָצַת yâtsath, yaw-tsath'; a primitive root; to burn or set on fire; figuratively, to desolate:—burn (up), be desolate, set (on) fire (fire), kindle.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H3341 in the following manner: kindle (12x), burned (7x), set (7x), burn up (2x), desolate (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H3341 in the following manner: kindle (12x), burned (7x), set (7x), burn up (2x), desolate (1x).
  1. to kindle, burn, set on fire

    1. (Qal) to kindle

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be kindled

      2. to be left desolate

    3. (Hiphil) to set on fire, kindle

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָצַת yâtsath, yaw-tsath'; a primitive root; to burn or set on fire; figuratively, to desolate:—burn (up), be desolate, set (on) fire (fire), kindle.
STRONGS H3341: Abbreviations
† [יָצַת] verb kindle, burn (intransitive) (Late Hebrew id. rare)) —
Qal Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּצַּת Isaiah 9:17 [Isaiah 9:18]; יִצַּ֑תּוּ Isaiah 33:12; Jeremiah 51:58 (Köi. 431); 3rd person feminine plural תִּצַּתְנָה Jeremiah 49:2; — kindle, intransitive, figurative of wickedness, Isaiah 9:17 [Isaiah 9:18]; followed by בָּאֵשׁ be kindled with fire (= set on fire), of thorns (in simile) Isaiah 33:12, Jeremiah 49:2 (of dependent towns and villages of Rabbah, under figure of daughters), Jeremiah 51:58 (of gates of Babylon).
Niph. Perfect נִצְּתָה 2 Kings 22:13; Jeremiah 9:11 [Jeremiah 9:12] + Jeremiah 2:15 Kt (Qr נִצְּתוּ); וְנִצְּתָה consecutive 2 Kings 22:17; Jeremiah 46:19; נִצְּתוּ Nehemiah 1:3 2 times + Jeremiah 2:15 Qr (compare above); — be kindled, figurative of wrath of י׳, 2 Kings 22:13, 2 Kings 22:17; be burned, of gates of Jerusalem, followed by בָּאֵשׁ, Nehemiah 1:3; Nehemiah 2:17; = desolated Jeremiah 2:15 (of cities of Israel), compare Jeremiah 46:19; Jeremiah 9:9 [Jeremiah 9:10] (of mountains and pastures); of land Jeremiah 9:11 [Jeremiah 9:12] (|| אָֽבְדָה).
Hiph. Perfect הִצִּית Jeremiah 11:16; 1st person singular וְהִצַּתִּי consecutive Jeremiah 17:27 5 times; והוציתיה 2 Samuel 14:30 Kt; (< Qr וְהַצִּיתוּהָ Imperative, Ges§ 71i. 431); הִצִּיתוּ 2 Samuel 14:31; Jeremiah 51:30; וְהִצִּיתוּ consecutive Jeremiah 32:29; Imperfect וַיַּצֶּתֿ Lamentations 4:11; אֲצִיתֶנָּה H6702Isaiah 27:4 (read אַצִּיתֶנָּהl. c. Gesl. c.); וַיַָּצִּיתוּ Joshua 8:19 2 times; תַּצִּיתוּ Joshua 8:8; Imperative 2 Samuel 14:30 Qr, compare above; Participle מַצִּית Ezekiel 21:3 [Ezekiel 20:47]; — kindle, set on fire, followed by accusative, עִיר + בָּאֵשׁ Joshua 8:8, Joshua 8:19 (JE), Jeremiah 32:29 (+ שׂרף); field of corn, + בָּאֵשׂ 2 Samuel 14:30 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 14:31; dwellings (no באשׁ) Jeremiah 51:30, compare also Judges 9:49; also followed by accusative אֵשׁ + preposition לְ, Jeremiah 11:16 (of Jerusalem under figure of olive-tree); elsewhere + בְּ, Amos 1:14, והצתי אשׁ ב׳ (hence Jeremiah 17:27; Jeremiah 21:14; Jeremiah 43:12; Jeremiah 49:27; Jeremiah 50:32) Lamentations 4:11; Ezekiel 21:3 [Ezekiel 20:47].
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


8:8; 8:8; 8:19; 8:19



2 Samuel

14:30; 14:30; 14:30; 14:31; 14:31

2 Kings

22:13; 22:13; 22:17; 22:17


1:3; 1:3; 2:17


9:18; 9:18; 27:4; 33:12; 33:12


2:15; 2:15; 2:15; 9:10; 9:12; 9:12; 11:16; 11:16; 17:27; 17:27; 21:14; 32:29; 32:29; 43:12; 46:19; 46:19; 49:2; 49:2; 49:27; 50:32; 51:30; 51:30; 51:58; 51:58


4:11; 4:11


20:47; 20:47



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3341 matches the Hebrew יָצַת (yāṣaṯ),
which occurs 31 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:8 - “Then it will be when you have seized the city, that you shall set H3341 the city on fire. You shall do it according to the word of the LORD. See, I have commanded you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - The men in ambush rose quickly from their place, and when he had stretched out his hand, they ran and entered the city and captured it, and they quickly set H3341 the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:49 - All the people also cut down each one his branch and followed Abimelech, and put them on the inner chamber and set H3341 the inner chamber on fire over those inside, so that all the men of the tower of Shechem also died, about a thousand men and women.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:30 - Therefore he said to his servants, “See, Joab’s [fn]field is next to mine, and he has barley there; go and set H3341 it on fire.” So Absalom’s servants set H3341 the [fn]field on fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:31 - Then Joab arose, came to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set H3341 my [fn]field on fire?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:13 - “Go, inquire of the LORD for me and the people and all Judah concerning the words of this book that has been found, for great is the wrath of the LORD that burns H3341 against us, because our fathers have not listened to the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:17 - “Because they have forsaken Me and have burned incense to other gods that they might provoke Me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore My wrath burns H3341 against this place, and it shall not be quenched.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned H3341 with fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 - Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned H3341 by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:18 - For wickedness burns like a fire;
It consumes briars and thorns;
It even sets H3341 the thickets of the forest aflame H3341
And they roll upward in a column of smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:12 - “The peoples will be burned to lime,
Like cut thorns which are burned H3341 in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - “The young lions have roared at him,
They have [fn]roared loudly.
And they have made his land a waste;
His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:10 - “For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing,
And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge,
Because they are laid waste so that no one passes through,
And the lowing of the cattle is not heard;
Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:12 - Who is the wise man that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:16 - The LORD called your name,
“A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form”;
With the noise of a great tumult
He has kindled H3341 fire on it,
And its branches are worthless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:27 - “But if you do not listen to Me to keep the sabbath day holy by not carrying a load and coming in through the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day, then I will kindle H3341 a fire in its gates and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem and not be quenched.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:14 - “But I will punish you according to the [fn]results of your deeds,” declares the LORD,
“And I will kindle H3341 a fire in its forest
That it may devour all its environs.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:29 - “The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city will enter and set H3341 this city on fire and burn it, with the houses where people have offered incense to Baal on their roofs and poured out drink offerings to other gods to provoke Me to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:12 - “And [fn]I shall set H3341 fire to the temples of the gods of Egypt, and he will burn them and take them captive. So he will wrap himself with the land of Egypt as a shepherd wraps himself with his garment, and he will depart from there safely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:19 - “Make your baggage ready for exile,
O daughter dwelling in Egypt,
For Memphis will become a desolation;
It will even be burned H3341 down H3341 and [fn]bereft of inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:2 - “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD,
“That I will cause a [fn]trumpet blast of war to be heard
Against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon;
And it will become a desolate heap,
And her towns will be set H3341 on fire.
Then Israel will take possession of his possessors,”
Says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:27 - “I will set H3341 fire to the wall of Damascus,
And it will devour the [fn]fortified towers of Ben-hadad.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:32 - “The [fn]arrogant one will stumble and fall
With no one to raise him up;
And I will set H3341 fire to his cities
And it will devour all his environs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:30 - The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting,
They stay in the strongholds;
Their strength is [fn]exhausted,
They are becoming like women;
Their dwelling places are set H3341 on fire, H3341
The bars of her gates are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - Thus says the LORD of hosts,
“The broad wall of Babylon will be completely razed
And her high gates will be set H3341 on fire;
So the peoples will toil for nothing,
And the nations become exhausted only for fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:11 - The LORD has accomplished His wrath,
He has poured out His fierce anger;
And He has kindled H3341 a fire in Zion
Which has consumed its foundations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:47 - and say to the forest of the Negev, ‘Hear the word of the LORD: thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am about to kindle H3341 a fire in you, and it will consume every [fn]green tree in you, as well as every dry tree; the blazing flame will not be quenched and [fn]the whole surface from south to north will be burned by it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:14 - “So I will kindle H3341 a fire on the wall of Rabbah
And it will consume her citadels
Amid [fn]war cries on the day of battle,
And a storm on the day of tempest.
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