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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 H6680 the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:11 - And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee H6680 that thou shouldest not eat?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, H6680 saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:22 - Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded H6680 him, so did he.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:5 - And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded H6680 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:9 - There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded H6680 Noah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:16 - And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded H6680 him: and the LORD shut him in.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - And Pharaoh commanded H6680 his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - For I know him, that he will command H6680 his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:4 - And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded H6680 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:11 - And Abimelech charged H6680 all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:8 - Now therefore, my son, obey my voice according to that which I command H6680 thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:1 - And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged H6680 him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:6 - When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, H6680 saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - And he commanded H6680 them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:17 - And he commanded H6680 the foremost, saying, When Esau my brother meeteth thee, and asketh thee, saying, Whose art thou? and whither goest thou? and whose are these before thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - And so commanded he H6680 the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Then Joseph commanded H6680 to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - And he commanded H6680 the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:19 - Now thou art commanded, H6680 this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, 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. H6680
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:29 - And he charged H6680 them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:33 - And when Jacob had made an end of commanding H6680 his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:2 - And Joseph commanded H6680 his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:12 - And his sons did unto him according as he commanded H6680 them:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:16 - And they sent a messenger H6680 unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command H6680 before he died, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:22 - And Pharaoh charged H6680 all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:28 - And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded H6680 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:6 - And Pharaoh commanded H6680 the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:13 - And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge H6680 unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:2 - Thou shalt speak all that I command H6680 thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:6 - And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded H6680 them, so did they.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: H6680 and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:20 - And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; H6680 and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:28 - And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded H6680 Moses and Aaron, so did they.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:50 - Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded H6680 Moses and Aaron, so did they.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, H6680 Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: H6680 and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:32 - And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, H6680 Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:34 - As the LORD commanded H6680 Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:23 - If thou shalt do this thing, and God command H6680 thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:7 - And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded H6680 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded H6680 thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:22 - And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment H6680 unto the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 - And thou shalt command H6680 the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:35 - And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all things which I have commanded H6680 thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:6 - And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded H6680 thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:11 - And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded H6680 thee shall they do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded H6680 them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded H6680 him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

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