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Lexicon :: Strong's H6779 - ṣāmaḥ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

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 - Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted H6779, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [fn]cultivate the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:9 - Out of the ground the LORD God caused every tree to grow H6779 that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:18 - “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow H6779 for you;
Yet you shall eat the [fn]plants of the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:6 - Then behold, seven ears, thin and scorched by the east wind, sprouted H6779 up H6779 after them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:23 - and behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind sprouted H6779 up H6779 after them;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:5 - ‘And they will cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They will also eat the rest of what has survived—what is left to you from the hail—and they will eat every tree of yours which grows H6779 [fn]in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:37 - “If in his sight the scale has remained, however, and black hair has grown H6779 in it, the scale has healed, and he is clean; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - ‘All its land is brimstone and salt, burned debris, [fn]unsown and unproductive H6779, and no grass grows on it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:22 - However, the hair of his head began to grow H6779 again after it was shaved off.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:5 - When messengers informed David, he sent servants to meet them, because the men were extremely humiliated. And the king said, “Stay in Jericho until your beards grow H6779 back, and then you shall return.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:5 - “Is my house not indeed so with God?
For He has made an everlasting covenant with me,
Properly ordered in all things, and secured;
For will He not indeed make
All my salvation and all my delight grow H6779?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:5 - Then certain people went and told David about the men. And he sent messengers to meet them, because the men were very humiliated. And the king said, “Stay at Jericho until your beards grow H6779 back, then return.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:6 - “For disaster does not come from the dust,
Nor does trouble sprout H6779 from the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:19 - “Behold, this is the joy of His way;
And out of the dust others will spring H6779.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:27 - To satisfy the waste and desolate land,
And to make the [fn]seeds of grass to sprout H6779?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:11 - [fn]Truth sprouts H6779 from the earth,
And righteousness looks down from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:14 - [fn]He causes the grass to grow H6779 for the [fn]cattle,
And vegetation for the labor of mankind,
So that [fn]they may produce [fn]food from the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - “I will make the horn of David spring H6779 forth H6779 there;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - It is He who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass sprout H6779 on the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:6 - I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing H6779 trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:9 - “Behold, the former things have come to pass,
Now I declare new things;
Before they sprout H6779 I proclaim them to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:19 - “Behold, I am going to do something new,
Now it will spring H6779 up H6779;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:4 - And they will spring H6779 up H6779 [fn]among the grass
Like poplars by streams of water.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:8 - “Drip down, heavens, from above,
And let the clouds pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit,
And righteousness sprout H6779 with it.
I, the LORD, have created it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:10 - “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it produce and sprout H6779,
And providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:8 - “Then your light will break out like the dawn,
And your recovery will spring H6779 up H6779 quickly;
And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:11 - For as the earth produces its sprouts,
And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring H6779 up H6779,
So the Lord [fn]GOD will cause righteousness and praise
To spring H6779 up H6779 before all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:15 - ‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch of David sprout H6779; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:7 - “I made you [fn]very numerous, like plants of the field. Then you grew up, became tall and reached the age for fine jewelry; your breasts were formed and your hair had grown H6779. Yet you were naked and bare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:6 - “Then it sprouted H6779 and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots remained under it. So it became a vine and produced shoots and sent out branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:21 - “On that day I will make a horn sprout H6779 for the house of Israel, and I will [fn]open your mouth among them. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 6:12 - “Then say to him, ‘The LORD of armies says this: “Behold, there is a Man whose name is [fn]Branch, for He will [fn]branch H6779 out H6779 from where He is; and He will build the temple of the LORD.
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