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Lexicon :: Strong's H6685 - ṣôm

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1890a

Strong’s Definitions

צוֹם tsôwm, tsome; or צֹם tsôm; from H6684; a fast:—fast(-ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H6685 in the following manner: fast (16x), fasting (9x), fasted (with H6684) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H6685 in the following manner: fast (16x), fasting (9x), fasted (with H6684) (1x).
  1. fast, fasting

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צוֹם tsôwm, tsome; or צֹם tsôm; from H6684; a fast:—fast(-ing).
STRONGS H6685: Abbreviations
צוֺם noun masculineIsaiah 58:5 fasting, fast; — צ׳ absolute 2 Samuel 12:16 +, construct Zechariah 8:19 (4 times); suffix צֹמְכֶם Isaiah 58:3; plural צוֺמוֺת Esther 9:31; — fast, as accusative of congnate meaning with verb 2 Samuel 12:16; public observance 1 Kings 21:9, 12; 2 Chronicles 20:3; Ezra 8:21; Jeremiah 36:9; Jonah 3:5 (all object of קָרָא proclaim), compare Joel 1:14; Joel 2:15 (both object of קַדְּשׁוּ); יוֺם צוֺם Jeremiah 36:6, יוֺם צֹמְכֶם Isaiah 58:3, compare Isaiah 58:5 (|| יוֺם עַנּוֺת אָדָם נַפְשׁוֺ), Isaiah 58:5; Isaiah 58:6; of periodic fasts Zechariah 8:19 (4 times in verse); Esther 9:31; act or state of fasting, וּבְשַׂקִּים נֶאֶסְפוּ בְצ׳ Nehemiah 9:1 compare Joel 2:12; Daniel 9:3; Esther 4:3; נַפְשִׁי עִנֵּיתִי בַצּ׳ Psalm 35:13; compare Psalm 69:11 (on וָאֶבְכֶּה see Che Bae); causing physical weakness Psalm 109:24.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel

12:16; 12:16

1 Kings

21:9; 21:12

2 Chronicles







4:3; 9:31; 9:31


35:13; 69:11; 109:24


58:3; 58:3; 58:5; 58:5; 58:5; 58:6


36:6; 36:9




1:14; 2:12; 2:15




8:19; 8:19


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6685 matches the Hebrew צוֹם (ṣôm),
which occurs 26 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:16 - David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, H6685 and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:9 - And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, H6685 and set Naboth on high among the people:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:12 - They proclaimed a fast, H6685 and set Naboth on high among the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:3 - And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast H6685 throughout all Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:21 - Then I proclaimed a fast H6685 there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:1 - Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, H6685 and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, H6685 and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:31 - To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings H6685 and their cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:13 - But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; H6685 and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, H6685 that was to my reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:24 - My knees are weak through fasting; H6685 and my flesh faileth of fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:3 - Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast H6685 ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:5 - Is it such a fast H6685 that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, H6685 and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:6 - Is not this the fast H6685 that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:6 - Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the LORD'S house upon the fasting H6685 day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:9 - And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast H6685 before the LORD to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:3 - And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, H6685 and sackcloth, and ashes:
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:14 - Sanctify ye a fast, H6685 call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:12 - Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, H6685 and with weeping, and with mourning:
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:15 - Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, H6685 call a solemn assembly:
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:5 - So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, H6685 and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:19 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast H6685 of the fourth month, and the fast H6685 of the fifth, and the fast H6685 of the seventh, and the fast H6685 of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
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