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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 Yahweh God commanded H6680 the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may surely eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:11 - And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded H6680 you not to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 -

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded H6680 you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;

Cursed is the ground because of you;

In [fn]pain you will eat of it

All the days of your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:22 - Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded H6680 him, so he did.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:5 - And Noah did according to all that Yahweh had commanded H6680 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:9 - [fn]by twos they came to Noah into the ark, male and female, as God had commanded H6680 Noah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:16 - And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded H6680 him; and Yahweh closed it behind him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:20 - So Pharaoh commanded H6680 his men concerning him; and they [fn]sent him away with his wife and all that belonged to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - “For I have [fn]known him, so that he may command H6680 his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of Yahweh to do righteousness and justice, so that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:4 - Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded H6680 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:11 - So Abimelech commanded H6680 all the people, saying, “He who touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:8 - “So now, my son, listen to my voice [fn]as I command H6680 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:1 -

So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and commanded H6680 him and said to him, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:6 -

And Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take for himself a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded H6680 him, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - He also commanded H6680 them saying, “Thus you shall say to my lord, to Esau: ‘Thus says your servant Jacob, “I have sojourned with Laban and have been delayed until now;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:17 - And he commanded H6680 the first one in front, saying, “When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, saying, ‘To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and to whom do these animals in front of you belong?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - Then he commanded H6680 also the second and the third and all those who followed the flocks, saying, “After this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Then Joseph gave H6680 a command H6680 to fill their bags with grain and to restore every man’s money in his sack and to give them provisions for the journey. And thus it was done for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 -

Then he commanded H6680 his house steward, saying, “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 - “Now you are commanded H6680, ‘Do this: [fn]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 - So 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 H6680.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:29 - Then he commanded H6680 them and said to them, “I am about 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 - So Jacob finished commanding H6680 his sons. And he drew his feet into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:2 - And Joseph commanded H6680 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 H6680 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:16 - So they [fn]sent H6680 a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father commanded H6680 before he died, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:22 - And Pharaoh commanded H6680 all his people, saying, “Every son who is born [fn]you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:28 - And Moses told Aaron all the words of Yahweh with which He had sent him, and all the signs that He had commanded H6680 him to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:6 - So on that day Pharaoh commanded H6680 the taskmasters over the people and their foremen, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:13 - Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron and gave H6680 them a command H6680 for the sons of Israel and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:2 - “You shall speak all that I command H6680 you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:6 - So Moses and Aaron did it; as Yahweh commanded H6680 them, thus they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as Yahweh had commanded H6680; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and [fn]his [fn]servants, and it became a [fn]serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:20 -

So Moses and Aaron did thus, as Yahweh had commanded H6680. And he raised up [fn]the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:28 -

Then the sons of Israel went and did so; just as Yahweh had commanded H6680 Moses and Aaron, so they did.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:50 -

So all the sons of Israel did; as Yahweh had commanded H6680 Moses and Aaron, thus they did.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - “This is [fn]what Yahweh has commanded H6680, ‘Gather of it every man [fn]as much as he should eat; you shall take an [fn]omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - So they [fn]put it aside until morning, as Moses had commanded H6680, and it did not become foul nor was there any worm in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:32 - Then Moses said, “This is [fn]what Yahweh has commanded H6680, ‘Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:34 - As Yahweh commanded H6680 Moses, so Aaron placed it before the Testimony to be kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:23 - “If you do this thing and God so commands H6680 you, then you will be able to [fn]endure, and all [fn]these people also will go to [fn]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 which Yahweh had commanded H6680 him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded H6680 you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And [fn]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 which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all which I will command H6680 you for the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 -

“And you shall command H6680 the sons of Israel, that they bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the [fn]light, to make a lamp [fn]burn continually.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:35 -

“Thus you shall do to Aaron and to his sons, according to all that I have commanded H6680 you; you shall [fn]ordain them through seven days.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:6 - “And behold, I Myself have [fn]appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are [fn]wise at heart I have put [fn]wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded H6680 you:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:11 - the anointing oil also, and the fragrant incense for the holy place, they shall make them according to all that I have commanded H6680 you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - “They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded H6680 them. They have made for themselves a molten calf and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘[fn]These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - So he carved out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as Yahweh had commanded H6680 him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand.

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