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Lexicon :: Strong's H6696 - ṣûr

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1898,1899,190

Strong’s Definitions

צוּר tsûwr, tsoor; a primitive root; to cramp, i.e. confine (in many applications, literally and figuratively, formative or hostile):—adversary, assault, beset, besiege, bind (up), cast, distress, fashion, fortify, inclose, lay siege, put up in bags.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H6696 in the following manner: besiege (21x), lay siege (3x), distress (3x), bind (2x), adversaries (1x), assault (1x), bags (1x), beset (1x), cast (1x), fashioned (1x), fortify (1x), inclose (1x), bind up (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H6696 in the following manner: besiege (21x), lay siege (3x), distress (3x), bind (2x), adversaries (1x), assault (1x), bags (1x), beset (1x), cast (1x), fashioned (1x), fortify (1x), inclose (1x), bind up (1x).
  1. to bind, besiege, confine, cramp

    1. (Qal)

      1. to confine, secure

      2. to shut in, beseige

      3. to shut up, enclose

  2. (Qal) to show hostility to, be an adversary, treat as foe

  3. (Qal) to form, fashion, delineate

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צוּר tsûwr, tsoor; a primitive root; to cramp, i.e. confine (in many applications, literally and figuratively, formative or hostile):—adversary, assault, beset, besiege, bind (up), cast, distress, fashion, fortify, inclose, lay siege, put up in bags.
STRONGS H6696: Abbreviations
II. צוּר verb confine, bind, besiege (Late Hebrew id., wrap (rare); Aramaic צוּר besiege, beleaguer); —
Qal Perfect 2nd person masculine singular וְצַרְתָּ֫ Deuteronomy 14:25, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיָּ֫צַר 1 Kings 20:1 +, 2nd person masculine singular תָּצוּר Deuteronomy 20:19, etc.; Imperative feminine singular צוּרִ֫י Isaiah 21:2 (after עֲלִיi. 444, compare Ges§ 72s); Infinitive construct לָצוּר 1 Samuel 23:8; Participle plural צָרִים 1 Kings 15:27 +; —
1. confine, secure (|| I. צרר), accusative of thing + ב of receptacle Deuteronomy 14:25; 2 Kings 5:23; Ezekiel 5:3; complem. omitted 2 Kings 12:11.
2. shut in, besiege, with עַל of city 2 Samuel 11:1; 1 Kings 15:27; 1 Kings 16:17; 1 Kings 20:1; 2 Kings 6:24, 25; 2 Kings 17:5; 2 Kings 18:9; 2 Kings 24:11; Isaiah 29:3 (+ accusative of siege-works), Jeremiah 32:2; Jeremiah 37:5; Jeremiah 39:9; Deuteronomy 20:12; Ezekiel 4:3; Daniel 1:1; with עַל person (within city) 2 Samuel 20:15; 2 Kings 16:5; Jeremiah 21:4, 9; with אֶל of city (for עַל) Deuteronomy 20:19; with אֶל person 1 Samuel 23:8; with אֵת of city only 1 Chronicles 20:1 (|| 2 Samuel 11:1 above); absolute Isaiah 21:2. — הִנָּם צָרִים אֶתהָֿעִיר עָלֶיךָ Judges 9:31 is corrupt; FrankenbRichterbuch 28 Bu GFMHpt Now מְעִרִים inciting against.
3. shut up, enclose: נָצוּר עָלֶיהָ לוּחַ אָ֑רֶז Songs 8:9 (על of maid [under figure of door] + accusative mater., compare Isaiah 29:3 above); with suffix person Psalm 139:5 (figurative, י׳ subject).

† III. [צוּר] verb shew hostility to, treat as foe (with accusative of person) (akin to II. צרר, to which SS assign the forms, but compare Arabic bdb084901 act unjustly, also defraud; Syriac bdb084902, rival wife); —
Qal Perfect 1st person singular וְצַרְתִּ֫י אֶתצֹֿרֲרֶיךָ Exodus 23:22 (subject י׳; || וְאָיַבְתִּ֫י אֶתאֹֿיְבֶיךָ); Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular אַלתָּֿ֫צַר אֶתמֿוֺאָב Deuteronomy 2:9; 2nd person masculine plural suffix אַלתְּֿצֻרֵם Deuteronomy 2:19; Participle הַצָּרִים אוֺתָם Esther 8:11.

† IV. [צוּר] verb fashion, delineate (Late Hebrew id.; so Aramaic צוּר, bdb084903, bdb084904; bdb084905 picture, Sabean צור, plural צורת HomChrest.125 MordtmHim. Inschr. 14.15; Arabic bdb084906 is loan-word according to Frä272); — Perfect 2nd person masculine singular וְצַרְתָּ֫ Ezekiel 43:11 (for MT צוּרַת) according to Greek Version of the LXX. We Sm Co Toy Berthol Krae, and thou shalt delineate the house (compare הַגֵּד Ezekiel 43:10, הוֺדַע וּכְתֹב Ezekiel 43:11); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיָּ֫צַר אֹתוֺ בַּחֶרֶט Exodus 32:4 (E) and fashioned it [the gold] with a graving-tool; וַיָּ֫צַר אֶתשְֿׁנֵי הָֹעַמּוּדִים 1 Kings 7:15 (+ accusative mater.), read (יצק) וַיִּצֹּק, so Greek Version of the LXX SS Kit Benz compare Th; 1st person singular suffix אצורך Jeremiah 1:5 Kt, see H3335 יצר.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


23:22; 32:4


2:9; 2:19; 14:25; 14:25; 20:12; 20:19; 20:19



1 Samuel

23:8; 23:8

2 Samuel

11:1; 11:1; 20:15

1 Kings

7:15; 15:27; 15:27; 16:17; 20:1; 20:1

2 Kings

5:23; 6:24; 6:25; 12:11; 16:5; 17:5; 18:9; 24:11

1 Chronicles






Song of Songs



21:2; 21:2; 29:3; 29:3


1:5; 21:4; 21:9; 32:2; 37:5; 39:9


4:3; 5:3; 43:10; 43:11; 43:11



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6696 matches the Hebrew צוּר (ṣûr),
which occurs 36 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:22 - But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. H6696
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:9 - And the LORD said unto me, Distress H6696 not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:19 - And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress H6696 them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:12 - And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege H6696 it:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:19 - When thou shalt besiege H6696 a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:31 - And he sent messengers unto Abimelech privily, saying, Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brethren be come to Shechem; and, behold, they fortify H6696 the city against thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:8 - And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege H6696 David and his men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:1 - And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged H6696 Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:15 - And they came and besieged H6696 him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench: and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:15 - For he cast H6696 two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:27 - And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel laid siege H6696 to Gibbethon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:17 - And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged H6696 Tirzah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:1 - And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged H6696 Samaria, and warred against it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:24 - And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged H6696 Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:25 - And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged H6696 it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:10 - And it was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, H6696 and told the money that was found in the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:5 - Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged H6696 Ahaz, but could not overcome him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:5 - Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged H6696 it three years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:9 - And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged H6696 it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:11 - And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege H6696 it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:1 - And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged H6696 Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:28 - If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:20 - And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed H6696 him, but strengthened him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:11 - Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault H6696 them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:5 - Thou hast beset H6696 me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:9 - If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose H6696 her with boards of cedar.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:2 - A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, H6696 O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:3 - And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege H6696 against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:4 - Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege H6696 you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:9 - He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege H6696 you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:2 - For then the king of Babylon's army besieged H6696 Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:5 - Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that besieged H6696 Jerusalem heard tidings of them, they departed from Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:1 - In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged H6696 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:3 - Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege H6696 against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:3 - Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind H6696 them in thy skirts.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:1 - In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged H6696 it.
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