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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 thee there on the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and water shall come out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:21 - And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:22 - And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock: and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:9 - For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:15 - Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drouth, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:4 - He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity: just and right is he.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:13 - He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:15 - But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou hast waxed fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:18 - Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:31 - For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:37 - And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:2 - At that time the LORD said to Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:3 - And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:21 - Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed from his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the wine-press of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side of Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:19 - So Manoah took a kid, with a meat-offering, and offered it upon a rock to the LORD; and the angel did wonderously, and Manoah and his wife looked on.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:2 - There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none besides thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:2 - Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my preserver; thou savest me from violence.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 - The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:15 - Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:18 - And surely the mountain falling cometh to naught, and the rock is removed out of its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:4 - He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - That they were graven with an iron pen in lead, in the rock for ever!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:2 - The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:31 - For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:46 - The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:5 - For in the time of trouble he will hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle will he hide me; he will set me up upon a rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:1 - A Psalm of David. To thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou shouldst be silent to me, I should become like them that go down into the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:2 - Bow down thy ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:2 - From the end of the earth will I cry to thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:2 - He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:6 - He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:7 - In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:3 - Be thou my strong habitation, to which I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:15 - He cleaved the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:20 - Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:35 - And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - He would have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock I should have satisfied thee.

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