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Lexicon :: Strong's H6779 - ṣāmaḥ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1928

Strong’s Definitions

צָמַח tsâmach, tsaw-makh'; a primitive root; to sprout (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative):—bear, bring forth, (cause to, make to) bud (forth), (cause to, make to) grow (again, up), (cause to) spring (forth, up).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H6779 in the following manner: grow (13x), spring forth (6x), spring up (4x), grow up (2x), bring forth (2x), bud (2x), spring out (2x), beareth (1x), bud forth (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H6779 in the following manner: grow (13x), spring forth (6x), spring up (4x), grow up (2x), bring forth (2x), bud (2x), spring out (2x), beareth (1x), bud forth (1x).
  1. to sprout, spring up, grow up

    1. (Qal)

      1. to sprout, spring up

        1. of plants

        2. of hair

        3. of speech (fig.)

    2. (Piel) to grow abundantly or thickly

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to grow

      2. to cause to sprout

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צָמַח tsâmach, tsaw-makh'; a primitive root; to sprout (transitive or intransitive, literal or figurative):—bear, bring forth, (cause to, make to) bud (forth), (cause to, make to) grow (again, up), (cause to) spring (forth, up).
STRONGS H6779: Abbreviations
צָמַח verb sprout, spring up (Late Hebrew id., so Targum צְמַח; Sir. bdb085505 spring or shine forth, bdb085506 shining, also sprout; Phoenician צמח posterity); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular צָֽמַחבּֿוֺ Leviticus 13:37; 3rd person plural וְצָֽמְחוּ consecutive Isaiah 44:4; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִצְמַח Job 5:6, 3rd person feminine plural תִּצְמַחְנָה Isaiah 42:9, etc.; Participle צֹמֵחַ Exodus 10:5, צוֺמֵחַ Ecclesiastes 2:6; feminine plural צֹמְחוֺת Genesis 41:6, 23; — sprout, spring up:
1. of plants, trees, etc. Genesis 2:5; Exodus 10:5 (both J), Genesis 41:6, 23 (E), Ezekiel 17:6 (in figurative); once (late) יַעַר צוֺמֵחַ עֵצִים Ecclesiastes 2:6 wood sprouting with trees (full of growing trees); figurative of future ruler (see צֶמַח) Zechariah 6:12, posterity Isaiah 44:4, compare Job 8:19, trouble(עָמָל) Isaiah 5:6, truth (אֱמֶת) Psalm 85:12, restoration (אֲרֻכָֽתְךָ) Isaiah 58:8, future events Isaiah 42:9.
2. of hair Leviticus 13:37 (P; compare Pi.).
Pi. grow abunduntly, always of hair; — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular צִמֵּחַ Ezekiel 16:7 (in figurative): Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִצַמַּח 2 Samuel 10:5 = 1 Chronicles 19:5 (of beard); Infinitive construct לְצַמֵּחַ Judges 16:22 (Samson's hair).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix וְהִצְמִיחָהּ Isaiah 55:10 Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַצְמִיחַ 2 Samuel 23:5; Isaiah 61: וַיַּצְמַח Genesis 2:9, etc.; Infinitive construct לְהַצְמִיחַ Job 38:27; Participle מַצְמִיחַ Psalm 104:14; Psalm 147:8; —
1. cause to grow, with accusative of plant, subject י׳ Genesis 2:9; Psalm 104:14, compare Job 38:27, with 2 accusative Psalm 147:8 who causeth mountains to sprout grass; figurative, object צֶמַח צְדָקָה Jeremiah 33:15; horn (קֶרֶן) of Israel Ezekiel 29:21, of David Psalm 132:17; righteousness, etc. Isaiah 61:11b; compare also 2 Samuel 23:5 (if interrogative, see Dr Bu; otherwise HPS); subject ground Genesis 3:18 compare Isaiah 61:11a (simile), Deuteronomy 29:22 (object omitted); also (figurative) Isaiah 45:8 (compare Di Kit).
2. of rain, cause the earth to sprout (absolute), Isaiah 55:10.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:5; 2:9; 2:9; 3:18; 41:6; 41:6; 41:23; 41:23


10:5; 10:5


13:37; 13:37





2 Samuel

10:5; 23:5; 23:5

1 Chronicles



5:6; 8:19; 38:27; 38:27


85:12; 104:14; 104:14; 132:17; 147:8; 147:8


2:6; 2:6


5:6; 42:9; 42:9; 44:4; 44:4; 45:8; 55:10; 55:10; 58:8; 61; 61:11; 61:11




16:7; 17:6; 29:21



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6779 matches the Hebrew צָמַח (ṣāmaḥ),
which occurs 33 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: H6779 for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:9 - And out of the ground made H6779  the LORD God to grow H6779 every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:18 - Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth H6779 to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:6 - And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up H6779 after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:23 - And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up H6779 after them:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:5 - And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth H6779 for you out of the field:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:37 - But if the scall be in his sight at a stay, and that there is black hair grown H6779 up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, H6779 nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:22 - Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again H6779 after he was shaven.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:5 - When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, H6779 and then return.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:5 - Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow. H6779
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:5 - Then there went certain, and told David how the men were served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, H6779 and then return.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:6 - Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out H6779 of the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:19 - Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow. H6779
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:27 - To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? H6779
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:11 - Truth shall spring out H6779 of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:14 - He causeth the grass to grow H6779 for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - There will I make H6779  the horn of David to bud: H6779 I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow H6779 upon the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:6 - I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth H6779 trees:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:9 - Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth H6779 I tell you of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:19 - Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; H6779 shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:4 - And they shall spring up H6779 as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:8 - Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up H6779 together; I the LORD have created it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:10 - For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, H6779 that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:8 - Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth H6779 speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:11 - For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; H6779 so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth H6779 before all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:15 - In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up H6779 unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:7 - I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, H6779 whereas thou wast naked and bare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:6 - And it grew, H6779 and became a spreading vine of low stature, whose branches turned toward him, and the roots thereof were under him: so it became a vine, and brought forth branches, and shot forth sprigs.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:21 - In that day will I cause H6779  the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, H6779 and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:12 - And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up H6779 out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
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