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Lexicon :: Strong's H6680 - ṣāvâ

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TWOT Reference: 1887

Strong’s Definitions

צָוָה tsâvâh, tsaw-vaw'; a primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin:—appoint, (for-) bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 494x

The KJV translates Strong's H6680 in the following manner: command (430x), charge (39x), commandment (9x), appoint (5x), bade (3x), order (3x), commander (1x), miscellaneous (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 494x
The KJV translates Strong's H6680 in the following manner: command (430x), charge (39x), commandment (9x), appoint (5x), bade (3x), order (3x), commander (1x), miscellaneous (4x).
  1. to command, charge, give orders, lay charge, give charge to, order

    1. (Piel)

      1. to lay charge upon

      2. to give charge to, give command to

      3. to give charge unto

      4. to give charge over, appoint

      5. to give charge, command

      6. to charge, command

      7. to charge, commission

      8. to command, appoint, ordain (of divine act)

    2. (Pual) to be commanded

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צָוָה tsâvâh, tsaw-vaw'; a primitive root; (intensively) to constitute, enjoin:—appoint, (for-) bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
STRONGS H6680: Abbreviations
[צָוָה] 485 verb
Pi. lay charge (upon), give charge (to), charge, command, order (BaZMG xii (1887), 641 Gerber124op. Arabic bdb084504 combine, II. enjoin, IV. charge; bdb084505 injunction, command; Thes compare Syriac bdb084506, heap up (stones), bdb084507, stone-heap, Arabic bdb084508 guide-stone, compare Schulth57; Gerber makes Hebrew verb denominative from מִצְוָה but verb is much earlier); — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular צִוָּה Genesis 6:22 +; suffix צִוַּנִי Deuteronomy 4:5 +; צִוְּךָ Deuteronomy 4:23 +; צִוָּהוּ Genesis 7:5 +, etc.; 1st person singular צִוִּיתִי Exodus 29:35 + 29 times, צִוֵּיתִי Leviticus 8:31 + 4 times, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְצַוֶּה Genesis 18:19 + 8 times; יְצַו Deuteronomy 28:8; וַיְצַו Genesis 2:16 +; suffix וִיצַוְּךָ 1 Chronicles 22:12, etc.; 1st person singular וָאֲצִוֶּה Ezra 8:17 Qr (> Kt ואוצאה); 3rd person masculine plural וַיְצַזּוּ Genesis 50:16 +, etc.; Infinitive construct צַוֹּת 2 Samuel 18:5 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular צַוֵּה Joshua 4:16 + 2 times; צַו Leviticus 6:2 + 9 times; masculine plural צַוּוּ Joshua 1:11; Joshua 4:3; Participle מְצַוֶּה Numbers 32:23 +; construct מְצַוֵּה Isaiah 55:4, etc.; feminine מְצַוָּה Genesis 27:8; —
a. lay charge upon, with עַל person, Genesis 2:16 (J) Genesis 28:6 (P) 1 Kings 2:43; 1 Kings 11:11; Amos 2:12; Jeremiah 35:6 + 6 times; עַל of thing, עַל הֶעָבִים אֲצַוֶּה מֵהַמְטִיר Isaiah 5:6, compare Job 36:32, עַלתָֿגָב צ׳ 2 Chronicles 7:13.
b. give charge to, command to with לְ person Exodus 1:22 (E) 1 Samuel 20:29; 1 Chronicles 22:17; Isaiah 13:3; Jeremiah 32:23; Psalm 105:8 לָנוּ משֶׁה תּוֺרָה צ׳ Deuteronomy 33:4, compare Nehemiah 9:14; צַו לְבֵיתֶ֑ךָ 2 Kings 20:1 give charge to thy household (in preparation for death) = Isaiah 38:1 (compare Late Hebrew, B.Bath.151b, צַוָּאָה 'verbal will' Id147a).
c. give charge uno, with אֶל person Exodus 16:34 (P), 1 Kings 11:10; וַיְצַו אֶלכֵּֿיתוֺ 2 Samuel 17:23 (compare b.).
d. give charge over, appoint, with accusative of person + עַל of thing, Nehemiah 7:2; 1 Chronicles 22:12, (לִהְיוֺת) נָנִיד עַל צ׳ appoint one (to be) ruler over 2 Samuel 6:21; 1 Kings 1:35; with לנגיד 1 Samuel 13:14; 1 Samuel 25:30; שׁפטים על 2 Samuel 7:11 = 1 Chronicles 17:10; with infinitive (no על), לִרְעוֺת עמי 2 Samuel 7:7 = 1 Chronicles 17:6; וְצִוִּיתָה אֹתוֺ לְעֵינֵיהֶם Numbers 27:19 (P) and thou shalt install him in their sight, compare Numbers 27:23 (P).
e. give one charge, command (often עַל concerning), Genesis 12:20 (J), Numbers 8:22 (P), 2 Samuel 14:8; 2 Samuel 18:5; Jeremiah 7:22; Jeremiah 39:11; Isaiah 45:12 (AV RV Che RyKau; > Ges Ew Di Du and others as d.), Isaiah 10:6 (others against), Nahum 1:14 (others id.); with לְ Numbers 9:8; Numbers 32:38 (P), Psalm 91:11; Lamentations 1:17; Esther 3:2; with אֶל Isaiah 23:11; Jeremiah 47:7.
2. charge, command:
a. with accusative of person + thing, often, especially of the law: Deuteronomic phrases are אשׁר אנכי מצוךָ Exodus 34:11 (J), Deuteronomy 4:40; Deuteronomy 6:2, 6 + 18 times Deuteronomy, compare Deuteronomy 15:15; אשׁר אנכי מצוה אתכם Deuteronomy 4:2 (twice in verse) + 9 times Deuteronomy; הַדֶּרֶךְ אשׁר צ׳ Deuteronomy 13:6; Deuteronomy 13:6; Exodus 32:8 (E) Deuteronomy 5:30; Deuteronomy 9:12, 16; Deuteronomy 11:28; Deuteronomy 31:29.
b. with accusative of person + object clause, e.g., Infinitive Genesis 50:2+; ו consecutive Perfect Genesis 18:19 (J), Numbers 35:2 (P); ו consecutive Imperfect 2 Samuel 4:12; 1 Kings 2:46; weak ו with Imperfect Exodus 27:20 (P) Joshua 4:16; Imperative Joshua 1:9; 1 Samuel 18:22.
c. accusative of person, accusative of thing omitted, Exodus 18:23 (E) Genesis 49:33 (P) +; object given after לֵאמֹר Genesis 26:11; Genesis 32:15, 20; Leviticus 6:2 +; וַיּאֹמֶר etc., Genesis 28:1; Genesis 49:29 +.
d. accusative of thing, accusative of person omitted, לעולם בריתוֺ צ׳ Psalm 111:9; וֶה הַדָּבָר י׳ אֲשֶׁר צ׳, Exodus 16:16, 32; Exodus 35:4; Leviticus 8:5; Leviticus 9:6; Leviticus 17:2; Numbers 30:2; Numbers 36:6 (P); object clause, Leviticus 8:34 (P), Leviticus 13:54 (P); Genesis 42:25 (E), 1 Kings 5:20; Judges 4:6.
e. absolute Genesis 50:16 (E), Lamentations 3:37.
3. charge, command, accusative of person in phrase כַּאֲשֶׁר צ׳ Exodus 23:15 (E) Genesis 7:9 (P) +; ככל אשׁר צ׳ Genesis 7:5 (J) Exodus 29:35 (P) +; משֶׁה י׳ כאשׁר צ׳ Exodus 12:28, 50; Exodus 39:1, 5 + 37 times P; משׁה י׳ ככל אשׁר צ׳ Exodus 39:32, 42 + 5 times P; לכל אשׁר צ׳ Joshua 1:18; Joshua 22:2; Jeremiah 35:8; accusative of person omitted כאשׁר צ׳ Exodus 7:10; Numbers 32:25 (P) +; ככל אשׁר צ׳ 2 Kings 11:9 2 Chronicles 23:8 +; לכל אשׁר צ׳ Exodus 36:1 (P).
†4. charge, with command to others, commission,
a. accusative of person +אֶל person (sometimes + accusative of thing) Exodus 6:13; Exodus 25:22; Leviticus 27:34 (P) Deuteronomy 1:3; Jeremiah 27:4; Esther 4:10; accusative of person omitted Genesis 50:16 (E) Esther 3:12; Esther 8:9.
b. בְּיַד of agent, + אֶל, Numbers 15:23; Numbers 36:13 (P); אֶל omitted Leviticus 8:36 (P), Ezra 9:11; Nehemiah 8:14.
c. accusative of person + עַל for אֶל Ezra 8:17; 1 Chronicles 22:13; Malachi 3:22; Esther 4:5.
d. with accusative of thing, כִּרְכָתִי לְ וצ׳ Leviticus 25:21 (P) and I will command my blessing to you, with אִתְּךָ Deuteronomy 28:8, compare Psalm 133:3; חסדוֺ צ׳ Psalm 42:9, בֹּקֶר Job 38:12, נָחָשׁ, חֶרֶב Amos 9:3, 4.
† 5. command, appoint, ordain, of divine act: in creation Isaiah 45:12; Psalm 33:9; Psalm 148:5, providence 2 Samuel 17:4; Amos 6:11; Amos 9:9; Job 37:12; Psalm 78:23; Isaiah 34:16, redemption Psalm 7:7; Psalm 44:5; Psalm 68:29; Psalm 71:3; so of idol Isaiah 48:5 (|| עשׂה).
Pu. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular צֻוָּה Numbers 3:16; Numbers 36:2; 2nd person masculine singular צֻוֵּיתָה Genesis 45:19, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְצֻוֶּה Exodus 34:34; — be commanded, i.e. receive command, subject person, Genesis 45:19 (E), with בְּ by whom Numbers 36:2 (P); אשׁר צ׳ Exodus 34:34 (P), כִּיכֵֿן צ׳ Leviticus 8:35; Leviticus 10:13 (P), כאשׁר צ׳ Numbers 3:16 (P) Ezekiel 12:7; Ezekiel 24:18; Ezekiel 37:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:16; 2:16; 6:22; 7:5; 7:5; 7:9; 12:20; 18:19; 18:19; 26:11; 27:8; 28:1; 28:6; 32:15; 32:20; 42:25; 45:19; 45:19; 49:29; 49:33; 50:2; 50:16; 50:16; 50:16


1:22; 6:13; 7:10; 12:28; 12:50; 16:16; 16:32; 16:34; 18:23; 23:15; 25:22; 27:20; 29:35; 29:35; 32:8; 34:11; 34:34; 34:34; 35:4; 36:1; 39:1; 39:5; 39:32; 39:42


6:2; 6:2; 8:5; 8:31; 8:34; 8:35; 8:36; 9:6; 10:13; 13:54; 17:2; 25:21; 27:34


3:16; 3:16; 8:22; 9:8; 15:23; 27:19; 27:23; 30:2; 32:23; 32:25; 32:38; 35:2; 36:2; 36:2; 36:6; 36:13


1:3; 4:2; 4:5; 4:23; 4:40; 5:30; 6:2; 6:6; 9:12; 9:16; 11:28; 13:6; 13:6; 15:15; 28:8; 28:8; 31:29; 33:4


1:9; 1:11; 1:18; 4:3; 4:16; 4:16; 22:2



1 Samuel

13:14; 18:22; 20:29; 25:30

2 Samuel

4:12; 6:21; 7:7; 7:11; 14:8; 17:4; 17:23; 18:5; 18:5

1 Kings

1:35; 2:43; 2:46; 11:10; 11:11

2 Kings

11:9; 20:1

1 Chronicles

17:6; 17:10; 22:12; 22:12; 22:13; 22:17

2 Chronicles

7:13; 23:8


8:17; 8:17; 9:11


7:2; 8:14; 9:14


3:2; 3:12; 4:5; 4:10; 8:9


36:32; 37:12; 38:12


7:7; 33:9; 42:9; 44:5; 68:29; 71:3; 78:23; 91:11; 105:8; 111:9; 133:3; 148:5


5:6; 10:6; 13:3; 23:11; 34:16; 38:1; 45:12; 45:12; 48:5; 55:4


7:22; 27:4; 32:23; 35:6; 35:8; 39:11; 47:7


1:17; 3:37


12:7; 24:18; 37:7


2:12; 6:11; 9:3; 9:4; 9:9



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6680 matches the Hebrew צָוָה (ṣāvâ),
which occurs 496 times in 475 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 10 (Gen 2:16–Exo 34:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:16 - And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:11 - He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - And to Adam he said,
“Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,
‘You shall not eat of it,’
cursed is the ground because of you;
in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:22 - Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:5 - And Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:9 - two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:16 - And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the LORD shut him in.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - And Pharaoh gave men orders concerning him, and they sent him away with his wife and all that he had.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - For I have chosen[fn] him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:4 - And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:11 - So Abimelech warned all the people, saying, “Whoever touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:8 - Now therefore, my son, obey my voice as I command you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:1 - Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:6 - Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women,”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - instructing them, “Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob, ‘I have sojourned with Laban and stayed until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:17 - He instructed the first, “When Esau my brother meets you and asks you, ‘To whom do you belong? Where are you going? And whose are these ahead of you?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - He likewise instructed the second and the third and all who followed the droves, “You shall say the same thing to Esau when you find him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - And Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, and to replace every man’s money in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. This was done for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - Then he commanded the steward of his house, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:19 - And you, Joseph, are commanded to say, ‘Do this: take wagons from the land of Egypt for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - Then Joseph settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:29 - Then he commanded them and said to them, “I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:33 - When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:2 - And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:12 - Thus his sons did for him as he had commanded them,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:16 - So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:22 - Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews[fn] you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:28 - And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD with which he had sent him to speak, and all the signs that he had commanded him to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:6 - The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their foremen,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:13 - But the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:2 - You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall tell Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go out of his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:6 - Moses and Aaron did so; they did just as the LORD commanded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded. Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:20 - Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded. In the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants he lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, and all the water in the Nile turned into blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:28 - Then the people of Israel went and did so; as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:50 - All the people of Israel did just as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer,[fn] according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - So they laid it aside till the morning, as Moses commanded them, and it did not stink, and there were no worms in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:32 - Moses said, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Let an omer of it be kept throughout your generations, so that they may see the bread with which I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:34 - As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron placed it before the testimony to be kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:23 - If you do this, God will direct you, you will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:7 - So Moses came and called the elders of the people and set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. None shall appear before me empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:22 - There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are on the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 - “You shall command the people of Israel that they bring to you pure beaten olive oil for the light, that a lamp may regularly be set up to burn.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:35 - “Thus you shall do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. Through seven days shall you ordain them,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:6 - And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:11 - and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense for the Holy Place. According to all that I have commanded you, they shall do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone.

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