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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
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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 -

“And by your sword you shall live,

And you shall serve your brother;

But it shall come about 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 took off 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 [fn]prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared to him, Joseph threw himself on his neck H6677 and wept on his neck H6677 a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:48 - you will serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, thirst, nakedness, and devoid of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck H6677 until He has destroyed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:24 - When they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the leaders of the men of war who had gone with him, “Come forward, put your feet on the necks H6677 of these kings.” So they came forward and put their feet on their necks H6677.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 -

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

A concubine, two concubines for every warrior;

To Sisera a spoil of dyed cloth,

A spoil of dyed cloth embroidered,

Dyed cloth of double embroidery on the [fn]neck H6677 of the plunderer?’

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

“He rushes [fn]headlong H6677 at Him

With his [fn]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 his neck H6677 dwells strength,

And dismay leaps before him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:5 -

Do not lift up your horn on high,

Do not speak with insolent [fn]pride H6677.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:10 -

“Your cheeks are delightful with jewelry,

Your neck H6677 with strings of beads.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:4 -

“Your neck H6677 is like the tower of David,

Built with layers of stones

On which are hung a thousand shields,

All the round shields of the warriors.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:9 -

“You have [fn]enchanted my heart, my sister, my bride;

You have [fn]enchanted my heart 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 looks toward Damascus.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:8 -

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

It will reach as far as the neck H6677;

And the spread of its wings will [fn]fill the expanse of [fn]your land, Immanuel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:27 - So it will be on 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 river,

Which reaches to the neck H6677,

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

And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads astray.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:2 -

Shake yourself from the dust, rise up,

Captive Jerusalem;

Release yourself from the chains around your neck H6677,

Captive daughter of Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:2 - this is what the LORD has said to me: “Make for yourself restraints and yokes 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 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 plague,’ declares the LORD, ‘until I have eliminated [fn]it by his hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:11 - ‘But the nation that will bring its neck H6677 under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let remain on its land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and they will cultivate it and live in 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 yoke from the neck H6677 of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 28:14 - ‘For this is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “I have put a yoke of iron on the neck H6677 of all these nations, to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him. And I have also given him the animals of the field.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:8 -

‘It shall come about on that day,’ declares the LORD of armies, ‘that I will break his yoke from [fn]their necks H6677 and will tear to pieces [fn]their restraints; and strangers will no longer make [fn]them their slaves.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:14 -

“The yoke of my wrongdoings is bound;

By His hand they are woven together.

They have come upon my neck H6677;

He has made my strength [fn]fail.

The Lord has handed me over

To 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, we are given no rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:29 - while they see false visions for you, while they divine lies for you—to place you on the necks H6677 of the wicked who are killed, whose day has come, in the time of the [fn]punishment of the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:3 -

Therefore this is what the LORD says:

“Behold, I am planning against this family a catastrophe

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 the salvation of Your anointed.

You smashed the head of the house of evil

To uncover him from [fn]foot to neck H6677. Selah

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