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Lexicon :: Strong's H6685 - ṣôm

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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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 inquired of God for the child; and David fasted H6685 and went and lay all night on the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:9 - Now she wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim a fast H6685 and seat Naboth at the head of the people;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:12 - They proclaimed a fast H6685 and seated Naboth at the head of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:3 - Jehoshaphat was afraid and [fn]turned his attention 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 humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a [fn]safe journey for us, our little ones, and all our possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:1 - Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the sons of Israel assembled with fasting, H6685 in sackcloth and with dirt upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, H6685 weeping and wailing; and many lay on sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:31 - to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established for them, and just as they had established for themselves and for their [fn]descendants with [fn]instructions for their times H6685 of fasting H6685 and their lamentations.
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 kept returning to my bosom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - When I wept in my soul with fasting, H6685
It became my reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:24 - My knees [fn]are weak from fasting, H6685
And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:3 - ‘Why have we fasted and You do not see?
Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not [fn]notice?’
Behold, on the day of your fast H6685 you find your desire,
And drive hard all your workers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:5 - “Is it a fast H6685 like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself?
Is it for bowing [fn]one’s head like a reed
And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed?
Will you call this a fast, H6685 even an acceptable day to the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:6 - “Is this not the fast H6685 which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:6 - “So you go and read from the scroll which you have written [fn]at my dictation the words of the LORD [fn]to the people in the LORDS house on a fast H6685 day. And also you shall read them [fn]to all the people of Judah who come from their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:9 - Now in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, in the ninth month, all the people in Jerusalem and all the people who came from the cities of Judah to Jerusalem proclaimed a fast H6685 before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:3 - So I [fn]gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, H6685 sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:14 - Consecrate a fast, H6685
Proclaim a solemn assembly;
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the land
To the house of the LORD your God,
And cry out to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:12 - “Yet even now,” declares the LORD,
“Return to Me with all your heart,
And with fasting, H6685 weeping and mourning;
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:15 - Blow a trumpet in Zion,
Consecrate a fast, H6685 proclaim a solemn assembly,
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:5 - Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast H6685 and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:19 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘The fast H6685 of the fourth, the fast H6685 of the fifth, the fast H6685 of the seventh and the fast H6685 of the tenth months will become joy, gladness, and [fn]cheerful feasts for the house of Judah; so love truth and peace.’
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