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Lexicon :: Strong's H6697 - ṣûr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun, proper noun with reference to deity
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1901a

Strong’s Definitions

צוּר tsûwr, tsoor; or צֻר tsur; from H6696; properly, a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally, a rock or boulder; figuratively, a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous):—edge, × (mighty) God (one), rock, × sharp, stone, × strength, × strong. See also H1049.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x

The KJV translates Strong's H6697 in the following manner: rock (64x), strength (5x), sharp (2x), God (2x), beauty (1x), edge (1x), stones (1x), mighty One (1x), strong (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x
The KJV translates Strong's H6697 in the following manner: rock (64x), strength (5x), sharp (2x), God (2x), beauty (1x), edge (1x), stones (1x), mighty One (1x), strong (1x).
  1. rock, cliff

    1. rocky wall, cliff

    2. rock (with flat surface)

    3. block of stone, boulder

    4. rock (specific)

    5. rock (of God)

    6. rock (of heathen gods)

      proper noun with reference to deity
    7. Rock

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צוּר tsûwr, tsoor; or צֻר tsur; from H6696; properly, a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally, a rock or boulder; figuratively, a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous):—edge, × (mighty) God (one), rock, × sharp, stone, × strength, × strong. See also H1049.
STRONGS H6697: Abbreviations
† I. צוּר noun masculineJob 29:6 rock, cliff; — צ׳ absolute Exodus 17:6 +, construct Deuteronomy 8:15 +; suffix צוּרִי 2 Samuel 22:3, etc.; plural צֻרִים Numbers 23:9 +, צוּרוֺת Job 28:10; construct צוּרֵי 1 Samuel 24:3 (Gi 1 Samuel 24:2); —
a. rocky wall, cliff, Exodus 17:6 (twice in verse) (E), Deuteronomy 8:15 (הַחַלָּמִישׁ צ׳), Isaiah 48:21 (twice in verse); Psalm 78:15; Psalm 78:20; Psalm 105:41; Psalm 114:8; (|| חַלָּמִישׁ); בּוֺא בַצּ׳ Isaiah 2:10, בִּמְעָרוֺת צֻרִים Isaiah 2:19, בְּנִקְרוֺת הַצּ׳ Isaiah 2:21, compare Exodus 33:21, 22 (JE); yielding honey (from its clefts) Psalm 81:17 (compare Deuteronomy 32:13; Dy PerlesAnal. 34 We read צוּף); as look-out Numbers 23:9 (JE), home of goats 1 Samuel 24:3 (Gi 1 Samuel 24:2), snow-covered Jeremiah 18:14; bearing (olives for) oil Deuteronomy 32:13 (חַלְמִישׁ צ׳), Job 29:6; resort of homeless Job 24:8, pierced by miners Job 28:10, compare perhaps נְחָלִים שִׁית בְּצ׳ אוֺפִיר Job 22:24 deposit (thy) gold in the rock of the wadys (most below צֹר pebble); as quarry, figurative of Abraham as ancestor of Israel Isaiah 51:1; place of security 1 Chronicles 11:15, הַמִּישׁוֺר צ׳ Jeremiah 21:13 (of city), figurative Psalm 27:5; Psalm 61:3; symbol of firmness Nahum 1:6; Job 14:18; Job 18:4; enduring material Job 19:24.
b. rock with flat surface 2 Samuel 21:10; Proverbs 30:19.
c. block of stone, boulder Judges 6:21; Judges 13:19 (as altar); compare צוּר מִכְשׁוֺל Isaiah 8:14 (|| נֶגֶף אֶבֶן).
d. rock with specific name, עוֺרֵב צ׳ Judges 7:25; Isaiah 10:26.
a. figurative of God (33 times) as support and defence of his people (often || אֱלֹהִים, י׳, etc.), מָעֻזֵּךְ צ׳ Isaiah 17:10, מָעוֺז צ׳ Psalm 31:3, עֻזִּי צ׳ Psalm 62:8, מָעוֺן צ׳, Psalm 71:3, יְשֻׁעָתוֺ צ׳ Deuteronomy 32:15 compare 2 Samuel 22:47b (but strike out, see || Psalm 18:47), Psalm 89:27; Psalm 95:1, וִישׁוּעָתִי צ׳ Psalm 62:3; Psalm 62:7, מַחְסִי צ׳ Psalm 94:22; יִשְׂרָאֵל צ׳ Isaiah 30:29; 2 Samuel 23:3 (personified), צוּרִי Psalm 18:3; Psalm 18:47 = 2 Samuel 22:3, 47a, Psalm 19:15; Psalm 28:1; Psalm 92:16; Psalm 144:1, לְבָבִי צ׳ Psalm 73:26, צוּרֵנוּ Deuteronomy 32:31, צוּרָם Deuteronomy 32:30; Psalm 78:35; with בְּ essent. בְּיָהּ י׳ עוֺלָמִים צ׳ Isaiah 26:4 (compare Psalm 62:8; see ב I. 7 c); as proper name, of deity (the Rock Deuteronomy 32:4, 18 (יְלָֽדְךָ צ׳), Deuteronomy 32:37; Habakkuk 1:12, +(perhaps) Psalm 75:6 (read בַּצּוּד, see צַוָּאר; see also מְּדָהצוּר).
b. of a heathen god Deuteronomy 32:31, compare Isaiah 44:3, מִי צוּר מִבַּלְעֲדֵי א׳ 2 Samuel 22:32 || Psalm 18:32, compare 1 Samuel 2:2. — See also בֵּית צוּר and חֶלְקַת הַצֻּרִים. — [Psalm 89:44 [Psalm 89:43] see H6697 צֹד , Psalm 49:15 [Psalm 49:14]] see H6699 צוּרָה.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


17:6; 17:6; 33:21; 33:22


23:9; 23:9


8:15; 8:15; 32:4; 32:13; 32:13; 32:15; 32:18; 32:30; 32:31; 32:31; 32:37


6:21; 7:25; 13:19

1 Samuel

2:2; 24:2; 24:2; 24:3; 24:3

2 Samuel

21:10; 22:3; 22:3; 22:32; 22:47; 22:47; 23:3

1 Chronicles



14:18; 18:4; 19:24; 22:24; 24:8; 28:10; 28:10; 29:6; 29:6


18:3; 18:32; 18:47; 18:47; 27:5; 28:1; 31:3; 49:14; 61:3; 62:3; 62:7; 62:8; 62:8; 71:3; 73:26; 75:6; 78:15; 78:20; 78:35; 89:27; 89:43; 94:22; 95:1; 105:41; 114:8; 144:1




2:10; 2:19; 2:21; 8:14; 10:26; 17:10; 26:4; 30:29; 44:3; 48:21; 51:1


18:14; 21:13





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6697 matches the Hebrew צוּר (ṣûr),
which occurs 78 times in 74 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 17:6–Psa 81:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:6 - “Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock H6697 at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock H6697, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:21 - Then the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place [fn]by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock H6697;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:22 - and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock H6697 and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:9 - “For I see him from the top of the rocks H6697,
And I look at him from the hills;
Behold, a people that lives in isolation,
And does not consider itself to be among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:15 - He who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions, and its thirsty ground where there was no water; He who brought water for you out of the rock H6697 of flint.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:4 - “The Rock H6697! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are [fn]just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and just is He.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:13 - “He had him ride on the high places of the earth,
And he ate the produce of the field;
And He had him suck honey from the rock,
And [fn]oil from the flinty rock H6697,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:15 - “But [fn]Jeshurun became fat and kicked
You have become fat, thick, and obstinate
Then he abandoned God who made him,
And [fn]rejected the Rock H6697 of his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:18 - “You forgot the Rock H6697 who fathered you,
And forgot the God who gave you birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - “How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock H6697 had sold them,
And the LORD had given them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:31 - “Indeed, their rock H6697 is not like our Rock H6697;
Even our enemies [fn]themselves judge this.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:37 - “And He will say, ‘Where are their gods,
The rock H6697 in which they took refuge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:2 - At that time the LORD said to Joshua, “Make for yourself flint knives and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:3 - So Joshua made himself flint knives and circumcised the sons of Israel at [fn]Gibeath-haaraloth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:21 - Then the angel of the LORD put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and fire came up from the rock H6697 and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. Then the angel of the LORD [fn]vanished from his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - And they captured the two leaders of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb, and they killed Oreb at the rock H6697 of Oreb, and they killed Zeeb at the wine press of Zeeb, while they pursued Midian; and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon from across the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:19 - So Manoah took the young goat along with the grain offering and offered it on the rock H6697 to the LORD; and He performed wonders while Manoah and his wife looked on.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:2 - “There is no one holy like the LORD,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock H6697 like our God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:2 - Then Saul took three thousand chosen men from all Israel and went to search for David and his men in front of the Rocks H6697 of the Mountain Goats.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock H6697, from the beginning of harvest until [fn]it rained on them from the sky; and she [fn]allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day nor the wild animals by night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - [fn]My God, my rock H6697, in whom I take refuge,
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge;
My savior, You save me from violence.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - “For who is God, except the LORD?
And who is a rock H6697, except our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - “The LORD lives, and blessed be my Rock H6697;
And exalted be [fn]my God, the rock H6697 of my salvation,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 - “The God of Israel said it;
The Rock H6697 of Israel spoke to me:
‘He who rules over mankind righteously,
Who rules in the fear of God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:15 - Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock H6697 to David, into the cave of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the Valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:18 - “But the falling mountain [fn]crumbles away,
And the rock H6697 moves from its place;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:4 - [fn]You who tear yourself in your anger
Should the earth be abandoned for your sake,
Or the rock H6697 moved from its place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - “That with an iron stylus and lead
They were engraved in the rock H6697 forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - And put your [fn]gold in the dust,
And the gold of Ophir among the stones H6697 of the brooks,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - “They are wet from the mountain rains,
And they hug the rock H6697 for lack of a shelter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - “He carves out channels through the rocks H6697,
And his eye sees anything precious.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - When my steps were bathed in cream,
And the rock H6697 poured out streams of oil for me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:2 - The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my savior,
My God, my rock H6697, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:31 - For who is God, but the LORD?
And who is a rock H6697, except our God,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:46 - The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock H6697;
And exalted be the God of my salvation,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:14 - May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
LORD, my rock H6697 and my Redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:5 - For on the day of trouble He will conceal me in His [fn]tabernacle;
He will hide me in the secret place of His tent;
He will lift me up on a rock H6697.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:1 - A Psalm of David.
To You, LORD, I call;
My rock H6697, do not be deaf to me,
For if You are silent to me,
I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:2 - Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be a rock H6697 of [fn]strength for me,
A [fn]stronghold to save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - Like sheep they sink down to [fn]Sheol;
Death will be their shepherd;
And the upright will rule over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for [fn]Sheol to consume
[fn]So that they have no lofty home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:2 - From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock H6697 that is higher than I.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:2 - He alone is my rock H6697 and my salvation,
My stronghold; I will not be greatly shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:6 - He alone is my rock H6697 and my salvation,
My refuge; I will not be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:7 - My salvation and my glory rest on God;
The rock H6697 of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:3 - Be to me a rock H6697 of dwelling to which I may continually come;
You have given the commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the [fn]strength H6697 of my heart and my portion forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:15 - He split the rocks H6697 in the wilderness
And gave them plenty to drink like the ocean depths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:20 - “Behold, He struck the rock H6697 so that waters gushed out,
And streams were overflowing;
Can He also provide bread?
Will He prepare meat for His people?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:35 - And they remembered that God was their rock H6697,
And the Most High God their Redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - [fn]But I would feed you with the [fn]finest of the wheat,
And with honey from the rock H6697 I would satisfy you.”

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