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Lexicon :: Strong's H6817 - ṣāʿaq

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TWOT Reference: 1947

Strong’s Definitions

צָעַק tsâʻaq, tsaw-ak'; a primitive root; to shriek; (by implication) to proclaim (an assembly):—× at all, call together, cry (out), gather (selves) (together).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x

The KJV translates Strong's H6817 in the following manner: cry (44x), gather together (4x), cry out (3x), at all (1x), called (1x), gathered (1x), call together (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x
The KJV translates Strong's H6817 in the following manner: cry (44x), gather together (4x), cry out (3x), at all (1x), called (1x), gathered (1x), call together (1x).
  1. to cry, cry out, call, cry for help

    1. (Qal)

      1. to cry, cry out (for help)

      2. to cry, cry out (in distress or need)

      3. to make outcry, clamour

    2. (Niphal) to be summoned

    3. (Piel) to cry aloud (in grief)

    4. (Hiphil) to call together

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צָעַק tsâʻaq, tsaw-ak'; a primitive root; to shriek; (by implication) to proclaim (an assembly):—× at all, call together, cry (out), gather (selves) (together).
STRONGS H6817: Abbreviations
צָעַק verb cry, cry out, call (|| זָעַק; Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb085814 perhaps originally sound as thunder, compare bdb085815 thunderbolt, bdb085816 bellow (of bull)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singularצ׳ 1 Kings 20:39; Lamentations 2:18, 3rd person feminine singular צָֽעֲקָה Deuteronomy 22:24 +, etc.; Imperfect יִצְעַק Exodus 23:22 +, etc.; Imperative feminine singular וְצַעֲקִי Jeremiah 22:20, וּצֳעָ֑קִי Jeremiah 22:20; feminine plural צְעַקְנָה Jeremiah 49:3; Infinitive absolute צָעֹק Exodus 22:22; construct לִצְעֹק 2 Kings 8:3; Participle feminine singular absolute צֹעֶ֫קֶת 2 Kings 8:5; masculine plural צֹעֲקִים Genesis 4:10; Exodus 5:8; —
1. cry, cry out, for help, usually with אֶל person; —
a. unto man Genesis 41:55 (E; + ל of thing), Numbers 11:3 (JE), 1 Kings 20:39; 2 Kings 6:26; 2 Kings 8:3 (+ אֶל of thing), 2 Kings 8:5 (+ עַל of thing); followed by אמר Exodus 5:15 (J), 2 Kings 4:1 and (אֶל person omitted) Exodus 5:8 (J), 2 Kings 4:40; 2 Kings 6:5.
b. especially unto י׳ : Genesis 4:10; Exodus 8:8 (+ עַלֿ דְּבַר of thing), Exodus 14:10, 15; Exodus 15:25; Exodus 17:4; Exodus 22:22 (צָעֹק יִצְעַק), Exodus 22:26; Numbers 12:13; Numbers 20:16; Joshua 24:7 (all J E), Judges 4:3; Judges 10:12; Deuteronomy 26:7; Isaiah 19:20 (+ מִמְּנֵי of thing), Lamentations 2:18; Nehemiah 9:27; Psalm 107:6; Psalm 107:28; קוֺלִי וְאֶצְעָ֑קָה אֶלאֿ׳ Psalm 77:2, compare Psalm 34:18; with לי׳ 2 Chronicles 13:14: נֶגְדֶּ֑ךָ Psalm 88:2.
c. cry unto (אֶל) idol Isaiah 46:7.
2. absolute cry, cry out, in distress, need; — Genesis 27:34 (J; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Deuteronomy 22:24, 27; Isaiah 33:7 (|| בָּכָה), Isaiah 65:14 (|| הֵילִיל, opposed to רָנַן; with מִן of thing), Jeremiah 22:20 (twice in verse) (|| נָתַן קוֺל), Jeremiah 49:3 (|| הֵילִיל), Job 35:12; with object חָמָס Job 19:7 (|| אֲשַׁוַּע).
3. make outcry, clamour, Isaiah 42:2 (+ יִשָּׂא, יַשְׁמִיעַ קוֺלוֺ).
Niph.. be summoned (i.e. to arms), absolute; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיִּצָּעֵק Judges 7:23, 24; Judges 12:1, so 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּצָּֽעֲקוּ Judges 10:17; 2 Kings 3:21, followed by אַחֲרֵי שָׁאוּל + accusative of location 1 Samuel 13:4.
Pi. Participle מְצַעֵק cry aloud, in grief, 2 Kings 2:12.
Hiph. call together הַמִּצְפָּה אֶל־י׳ אֶת־הָעָם וַיַּצְעֵק 1 Samuel 10:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:10; 4:10; 27:34; 41:55


5:8; 5:8; 5:15; 8:8; 14:10; 14:15; 15:25; 17:4; 22:22; 22:22; 22:26; 23:22


11:3; 12:13; 20:16


22:24; 22:24; 22:27; 26:7




4:3; 7:23; 7:24; 10:12; 10:17; 12:1

1 Samuel

10:17; 13:4

1 Kings

20:39; 20:39

2 Kings

2:12; 3:21; 4:1; 4:40; 6:5; 6:26; 8:3; 8:3; 8:5; 8:5

2 Chronicles





19:7; 35:12


34:18; 77:2; 88:2; 107:6; 107:28


19:20; 33:7; 42:2; 46:7; 65:14


22:20; 22:20; 22:20; 49:3; 49:3


2:18; 2:18


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6817 matches the Hebrew צָעַק (ṣāʿaq),
which occurs 55 times in 53 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 4:10–Isa 65:14)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:34 - As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph. What he says to you, do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - But the number of bricks that they made in the past you shall impose on them, you shall by no means reduce it, for they are idle. Therefore they cry, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:15 - Then the foremen of the people of Israel came and cried to Pharaoh, “Why do you treat your servants like this?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:12 - So Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and Moses cried to the LORD about the frogs, as he had agreed with Pharaoh.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:10 - When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:15 - The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - And he cried to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log,[fn] and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet. There the LORD[fn] made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:4 - So Moses cried to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:23 - If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:27 - for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:2 - Then the people cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD, and the fire died down.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:13 - And Moses cried to the LORD, “O God, please heal her—please.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:16 - And when we cried to the LORD, he heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. And here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor’s wife. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:27 - because he met her in the open country, and though the betrothed young woman cried for help there was no one to rescue her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:7 - Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:7 - And when they cried to the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians and made the sea come upon them and cover them; and your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. And you lived in the wilderness a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:3 - Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help, for he had 900 chariots of iron and he oppressed the people of Israel cruelly for twenty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:23 - And the men of Israel were called out from Naphtali and from Asher and from all Manasseh, and they pursued after Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 - Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and capture the waters against them, as far as Beth-barah, and also the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim were called out, and they captured the waters as far as Beth-barah, and also the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:12 - The Sidonians also, and the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, and you cried out to me, and I saved you out of their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:17 - Then the Ammonites were called to arms, and they encamped in Gilead. And the people of Israel came together, and they encamped at Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:1 - The men of Ephraim were called to arms, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, “Why did you cross over to fight against the Ammonites and did not call us to go with you? We will burn your house over you with fire.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:17 - Now Samuel called the people together to the LORD at Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:4 - And all Israel heard it said that Saul had defeated the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel had become a stench to the Philistines. And the people were called out to join Saul at Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:39 - And as the king passed, he cried to the king and said, “Your servant went out into the midst of the battle, and behold, a soldier turned and brought a man to me and said, ‘Guard this man; if by any means he is missing, your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent[fn] of silver.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:12 - And Elisha saw it and he cried, “My father, my father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” And he saw him no more. Then he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:21 - When all the Moabites heard that the kings had come up to fight against them, all who were able to put on armor, from the youngest to the oldest, were called out and were drawn up at the border.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:1 - Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:40 - And they poured out some for the men to eat. But while they were eating of the stew, they cried out, “O man of God, there is death in the pot!” And they could not eat it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:5 - But as one was felling a log, his axe head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Alas, my master! It was borrowed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:26 - Now as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, saying, “Help, my lord, O king!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:3 - And at the end of the seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to appeal to the king for her house and her land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:5 - And while he was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, here is the woman, and here is her son whom Elisha restored to life.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:14 - And when Judah looked, behold, the battle was in front of and behind them. And they cried to the LORD, and the priests blew the trumpets.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 - Therefore you gave them into the hand of their enemies, who made them suffer. And in the time of their suffering they cried out to you and you heard them from heaven, and according to your great mercies you gave them saviors who saved them from the hand of their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - Behold, I cry out, ‘Violence!’ but I am not answered;
I call for help, but there is no justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:12 - There they cry out, but he does not answer,
because of the pride of evil men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:17 - When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:1 - To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.
I cry aloud to God,
aloud to God, and he will hear me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:1 - A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil[fn] of Heman the Ezrahite.
O LORD, God of my salvation,
I cry out day and night before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:6 - Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:28 - Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:20 - It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry to the LORD because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:7 - Behold, their heroes cry in the streets;
the envoys of peace weep bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:2 - He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:7 - They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it,
they set it in its place, and it stands there;
it cannot move from its place.
If one cries to it, it does not answer
or save him from his trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:14 - behold, my servants shall sing for gladness of heart,
but you shall cry out for pain of heart
and shall wail for breaking of spirit.

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