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Lexicon :: Strong's H6677 - ṣaûā'r

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Intensively from צוּר (H6696) in the sense of binding
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1897a

Strong’s Definitions

צַוָּאר tsavvâʼr, tsav-vawr'; or
צַוָּר tsavvâr (Nehemiah 3:5), tsav-vawr'; or
צַוָּרֹן tsavvârôn (Song of Solomon 4:9), tsav-vaw-rone'; or (feminine)
צַוָּארָה tsavvâʼrâh; (Micah 2:3), tsav-vaw-raw'; intensively from H6696 in the sense of binding; the back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound):—neck.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H6677 in the following manner: neck (42x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H6677 in the following manner: neck (42x).
  1. neck, back of neck

    1. neck, back of neck (of man)

    2. neck (of animals)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צַוָּאר tsavvâʼr, tsav-vawr'; or
צַוָּר tsavvâr (Nehemiah 3:5), tsav-vawr'; or
צַוָּרֹן tsavvârôn (Song of Solomon 4:9), tsav-vaw-rone'; or (feminine)
צַוָּארָה tsavvâʼrâh; (Micah 2:3), tsav-vaw-raw'; intensively from H6696 in the sense of binding; the back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound):—neck.
STRONGS H6677: Abbreviations
צַוָּאר noun masculinePsalm 75:6 neck, back of neck; — absolute צ׳ Isaiah 8:8 +, construct צַוַּאר Jeremiah 28:10 + 3 times 28; suffix צַוָּארִי Lamentations 1:14, צַוָּרָם Nehemiah 3:5, etc.; plural construct צַוְּארֵי Judges 8:21 +; suffix צַוָּארָיו Genesis 27:16 +, צַוְּארֵיכֶם Jeremiah 27:12, † צַוְּארֹתַיכֶם Micah 2:3; —
1. neck, especially back of neck, of man, wearing chain as ornament Genesis 41:42 (E), so of woman Songs 1:10, compare Judges 5:30 (read perhaps צַוָּארַי for רֵי-), elsewhere in Genesis usually plural intensive, of individual, נָפַל עַלצֿ׳ Genesis 45:14 (E), Genesis 46:29; Genesis 33:4 (Qr; Kt singular), so בָּכָה עַלצֿ׳ Genesis 45:14; Genesis 46:29 (all J); חֶלְקַת צַוַּארָיו Genesis 27:16 smooth part of neck (J); neck of beautiful woman Songs 4:4; Songs 7:5; neck as pressed by foot of conqueror Joshua 10:24 (twice in verse) (JE); place of yoke Genesis 27:40 (singular; J), Deuteronomy 28:48; Isaiah 10:27; Jeremiah 27:2, 8, 11, 12; Jeremiah 28:10, 11, 12, 14; Jeremiah 30:8; of transgressions as yoke Lamentations 1:14; place of bonds Isaiah 52:2; of bearing load, Nehemiah 3:5 (figurative), hence calamity as burden Micah 2:3; neck as smitten with sword Ezekiel 21:34 [Ezekiel 21:29]; עַדצֿ׳ as measurement of height (depth; in figure) Isaiah 8:8; Isaiah 30:8; Habakkuk 3:13; עָתָק בְּצ׳ figurative Psalm 75:6 speak not with arrogant neck (si vera lectio; but read perhaps בַּצּוּר against the Rock, Greek Version of the LXX. κατὰ τοῦ θεοῦ, Bae Hup-Now Che Kau); of wicked, rushing against God Job 15:26. — עַלצַֿוָּארֵנוּ נִרְדָּ֔פְנוּ Lamentations 5:5 is dubious; Matthes Löhr Bae עֹל עַלוֿגו׳; Bu עֹל צַוּ׳, and הֲדָפָנוּ or יֶהְדְּפֵנוּ for נִר׳.
2. neck of animals, camels (wearing ornaments) Judges 8:21, 26; heifer Hosea 10:11 (i. e. place of yoke, in figure of Ephraim); horse Job 39:19, crocodile Job 41:14.

† [צַוָּרוֺן] noun [masculine] plural necklace; — suffix אַחַד מִצַּוְּרֹנָ֑יִךְ עֲנָק Songs 4:9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


27:16; 27:16; 27:40; 33:4; 41:42; 45:14; 45:14; 46:29; 46:29






5:30; 8:21; 8:21


3:5; 3:5


15:26; 39:19; 41:14


75:6; 75:6

Song of Songs

1:10; 4:4; 4:9; 7:5


8:8; 8:8; 10:27; 30:8; 52:2


27:2; 27:12; 28:10; 28:10; 30:8


1:14; 1:14; 5:5






2:3; 2:3



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6677 matches the Hebrew צַוָּאר (ṣaûā'r),
which occurs 41 times in 38 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:16 - And she put the skins of the [fn]young goats on his hands and on the smooth part of his neck H6677.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 -

“By your sword you shall live,

And your brother you shall serve;

But it shall be when you become restless,

That you will [fn]break his yoke from your neck H6677.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 -

Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck H6677 and kissed him, and they wept.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:42 - Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck H6677.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:14 - Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck H6677 and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck H6677.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - And Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared [fn]before him, he fell on his neck H6677 and wept on his neck H6677 a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:48 - therefore you shall serve your enemies whom Yahweh will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck H6677 until He has destroyed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:24 - Now it happened that when they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks H6677 of these kings.” So they came near and put their feet on their necks H6677.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 -

‘Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil?

A maiden, two maidens for every mighty man;

To Sisera a spoil of dyed work,

A spoil of dyed work embroidered,

Dyed work of double embroidery on the [fn]neck H6677 of the spoil?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:21 - Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise up yourself, and smite us; for as the man, so is his might.” So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna and took the crescent ornaments which were on their camels’ necks H6677.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - And the weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels’ necks H6677.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:5 - Moreover, next to them the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not [fn]support H6677 the service of their masters.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:26 -

“He rushes [fn]headlong H6677 at Him

With [fn]his massive shield.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:19 -

“Do you give the horse his might?

Do you clothe his neck H6677 with a mane?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:22 -

“In its neck H6677 lodges strength,

And dismay leaps before it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:5 -

Do not raise up your horn on high,

Nor speak with insolent [fn]pride H6677.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:10 -

“Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,

Your neck H6677 with strings of [fn]beads.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:4 -

“Your neck H6677 is like the tower of David,

Built [fn]with rows of stones

On which are hung one thousand shields,

All the small shields of the mighty men.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:9 -

“You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride;

You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes,

With a single strand of your necklace H6677.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:4 -

“Your neck H6677 is like a tower of ivory,

Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon

By the gate of Bath-rabbim;

Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon,

Which faces toward Damascus.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:8 -

“Then it will sweep on into Judah; it will overflow and pass through;

It will reach even to the neck H6677;

And the spread of its wings will [fn]fill the breadth of [fn]Your land, O Immanuel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:27 - So it will be in that day, that [fn]his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck H6677, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:28 -

His breath is like an overflowing torrent,

Which reaches to the neck H6677,

To shake the nations back and forth in a [fn]sieve of worthlessness,

And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which staggers one to ruin.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:2 -

Shake yourself from the dust, rise up,

O captive Jerusalem;

Loose yourself from the chains around your neck H6677,

O captive daughter of Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:2 - thus says Yahweh to me-“Make for yourself bonds and the bars of a yoke and put them on your neck H6677,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:8 -

“And it will be, that the nation or the kingdom which will not serve him, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and which will not put its neck H6677 under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence,” declares Yahweh, “until I have brought [fn]it to an end by his hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:11 - “But the nation which will bring its neck H6677 under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave it on its land,” declares Yahweh, “and they will serve it and inhabit it.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:12 -

I spoke words like all these to Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, “Bring your necks H6677 under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him and his people, and live!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 28:10 -

Then Hananiah the prophet took the bar of the yoke from the neck H6677 of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 28:11 - And Hananiah spoke in the sight of all the people, saying, “Thus says Yahweh, ‘Even so will I break within two full years the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck H6677 of all the nations.’” Then the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 28:12 -

Then the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah after Hananiah the prophet had broken the bar of the yoke from off the neck H6677 of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 28:14 - ‘For thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, “I have put a yoke of iron on the neck H6677 of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they will serve him. And I have even given him the beasts of the field.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:8 -

‘And it will be in that day,’ declares Yahweh of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off your neck H6677 and will tear off your bonds; and strangers will no longer make [fn]them their slaves.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:14 -


“The yoke of my transgressions is bound;

By His hand they are knit together.

They have come upon my neck H6677;

He has made my strength stumble.

The Lord has given me into the hands

Of those against whom I am not able to stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 -

[fn]Our pursuers are at our necks H6677;

We are worn out; there is no rest for us.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:29 - while they behold for you worthless visions, while they divine lies for you—to place you on the necks H6677 of the wicked who are slain, whose day has come, in the time of the iniquity of the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:3 -

Therefore thus says Yahweh,

“Behold, I am devising against this family an evil demise

From which you cannot remove your necks H6677;

And you will not walk haughtily,

For it will be an evil time.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:13 -

You went forth for the salvation of Your people,

For salvation with Your anointed.

You crushed the head of the house of the wicked

To lay him bare from [fn]thigh to neck H6677. Selah.

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