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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, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely 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 you that you should not eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:22 - Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:5 - And Noah did according to all that the LORD commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:9 - two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:16 - So 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 - So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:4 - Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:11 - So Abimelech charged all his people, saying, “He who touches 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 what I command you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:1 - Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him: “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:6 - Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - And he commanded them, saying, “Speak thus to my lord Esau, ‘Thus your servant Jacob says: “I have dwelt with Laban and stayed there until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:17 - And he commanded the first one, saying, “When Esau my brother meets you and asks you, saying, ‘To whom do you belong, and where are you going? Whose are these in front of you?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - So he commanded the second, the third, and all who followed the droves, saying, “In this manner you shall speak to Esau when you find him;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Then Joseph gave a command to fill their sacks with grain, to restore every man’s money to his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. Thus he did for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - And he commanded the steward of his house, 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—do this: Take carts out of the land of Egypt for your little ones and your wives; bring your father and come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - And Joseph situated 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 charged 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 - And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up 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 - So his sons did for him just as he had commanded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:16 - So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:22 - So Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born[fn] you shall cast into the river, and every daughter you shall save alive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:28 - So Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which He had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:6 - So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their officers, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:13 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave them a command for the children of Israel and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:2 - “You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall tell Pharaoh to send the children of Israel out of his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:6 - Then Moses and Aaron did so; just as the LORD commanded them, so they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, just as the LORD commanded. 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, just as the LORD commanded. So he lifted up the rod and struck 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 - Then the children of Israel went away and did so; just as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:50 - Thus all the children of Israel did; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - “This is the thing which the LORD has commanded: ‘Let every man gather it according to each one’s need, one omer for each person, according to the number of persons; let every man take for those who are in his tent.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:32 - Then Moses said, “This is the thing which the LORD has commanded: ‘Fill an omer with it, to be kept for your generations, 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 laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:23 - “If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all this people will also go to their place in peace.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:7 - So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the LORD commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty);
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:22 - “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 - “And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:35 - “Thus you shall do to Aaron and his sons, according to all that I have commanded you. Seven days you shall consecrate them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:6 - “And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:11 - “and the anointing oil and sweet 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 which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.

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