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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





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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 - Lo, I am standing before thee there on the rock in Horeb, and thou hast smitten on the rock, and waters have come out from it, and the people have drunk.' And Moses doth so before the eyes of the elders of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:21 - Jehovah also saith, 'Lo, a place is by Me, and thou hast stood on the rock,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:22 - and it hath come to pass, in the passing by of Mine honour, that I have set thee in a cleft of the rock, and spread out My hands over thee, until My passing by,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:9 - For from the top of rocks I see it, And from heights I behold it; Lo a people! alone it doth tabernacle, And among nations doth not reckon itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:15 - who is causing thee to go in the great and the terrible wilderness -- burning serpent, and scorpion, and thirst -- where there is no water; who is bringing out to thee waters from the flinty rock;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:4 - The Rock! -- perfect is His work, For all His ways are just; God of stedfastness, and without iniquity: Righteous and upright is He.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:13 - He maketh him ride on high places of earth, And he eateth increase of the fields, And He maketh him suck honey from a rock, And oil out of the flint of a rock;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:15 - And Jeshurun waxeth fat, and doth kick: Thou hast been fat -- thou hast been thick, Thou hast been covered. And he leaveth God who made him, And dishonoureth the Rock of his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:18 - The Rock that begat thee thou forgettest, And neglectest God who formeth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - How doth one pursue a thousand, And two cause a myriad to flee! If not -- that their rock hath sold them, And Jehovah hath shut them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:31 - For not as our Rock is their rock, (And our enemies are judges!)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:37 - And He hath said, Where are their gods -- The rock in which they trusted;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:2 - At that time said Jehovah unto Joshua, 'Make for thee knives of flint, and turn back, circumcise the sons of Israel a second time;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:3 - and Joshua maketh for him knives of flint, and circumciseth the sons of Israel at the height of the foreskins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:21 - And the messenger of Jehovah putteth forth the end of the staff which is in His hand, and cometh against the flesh, and against the unleavened things, and the fire goeth up out of the rock and consumeth the flesh and the unleavened things -- and the messenger of Jehovah hath gone from his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - and they capture two of the heads of Midian, Oreb, and Zeeb, and slay Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they have slain at the wine-vat of Zeeb, and they pursue unto Midian; and the heads of Oreb and Zeeb they have brought in unto Gideon beyond the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:19 - And Manoah taketh the kid of the goats, and the present, and offereth on the rock to Jehovah, and He is doing wonderfully, and Manoah and his wife are looking on,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:2 - There is none holy like Jehovah, For there is none save Thee, And there is no rock like our God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:2 - And Saul taketh three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and goeth to seek David and his men, on the front of the rocks of the wild goats,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - And Rizpah daughter of Aiah taketh the sackcloth, and stretcheth it out for herself on the rock, from the commencement of harvest till water hath been poured out upon them from the heavens, and hath not suffered a fowl of the heavens to rest upon them by day, or the beast of the field by night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:3 - My God is my rock -- I take refuge in Him; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, My high tower, and my refuge! My Saviour, from violence Thou savest me!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:32 - For who is God save Jehovah? And who a Rock save our God?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:47 - Jehovah liveth, and blessed is my Rock, And exalted is my God -- The Rock of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 - He said -- the God of Israel -- to me, He spake -- the Rock of Israel: He who is ruling over man is righteous, He is ruling in the fear of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:15 - And three of the thirty heads go down on the rock unto David, unto the cave of Adullam, and the host of the Philistines is encamping in the valley of Rephaim,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:18 - And yet, a falling mountain wasteth away, And a rock is removed from its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:4 - (He is tearing himself in his anger.) For thy sake is earth forsaken? And removed is a rock from its place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - With a pen of iron and lead -- For ever in a rock they may be hewn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - So as to set on the dust a defence, And on a rock of the valleys a covering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - From the inundation of hills they are wet, And without a refuge -- have embraced a rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - Among rocks, brooks he hath cleaved, And every precious thing hath his eye seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:6 - When washing my goings with butter, And the firm rock is with me rivulets of oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:2 - Jehovah is my rock, and my bulwark, And my deliverer, My God is my rock, I trust in Him: My shield, and a horn of my salvation, My high tower.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:31 - For who is God besides Jehovah? And who is a rock save our God?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:46 - Jehovah liveth -- and blessed is my rock, And exalted is the God of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:14 - Let the sayings of my mouth, And the meditation of my heart, Be for a pleasing thing before Thee, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:5 - For He hideth me in a tabernacle in the day of evil, He hideth me in a secret place of His tent, On a rock he raiseth me up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:1 - By David. Unto Thee, O Jehovah, I call, My rock, be not silent to me! Lest Thou be silent to me, And I have been compared With those going down to the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:2 - Incline unto me Thine ear hastily, deliver me, Be to me for a strong rock, For a house of bulwarks to save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - As sheep for Sheol they have set themselves, Death doth afflict them, And the upright rule over them in the morning, And their form is for consumption. Sheol is a dwelling for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:2 - From the end of the land unto Thee I call, In the feebleness of my heart, Into a rock higher than I Thou dost lead me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:2 - Only -- He is my rock, and my salvation, My tower, I am not much moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:6 - Only -- He is my rock and my salvation, My tower, I am not moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:7 - On God is my salvation, and my honour, The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:3 - Be to me for a rock -- a habitation, To go in continually, Thou hast given command to save me, For my rock and my bulwark art Thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:15 - He cleaveth rocks in a wilderness, And giveth drink -- as the great deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:20 - Lo, He hath smitten a rock, And waters flow, yea, streams overflow. 'Also -- bread is He able to give? Doth He prepare flesh for His people?'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:35 - And they remember that God is their rock, And God Most High their redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - He causeth him to eat of the fat of wheat, And with honey from a rock I satisfy thee!

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