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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 He saith, 'What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood is crying unto Me from the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:34 - When Esau heareth the words of his father, then he crieth a very great and bitter cry, and saith to his father, 'Bless me, me also, O my father;'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - and all the land of Egypt is famished, and the people crieth unto Pharaoh for bread, and Pharaoh saith to all the Egyptians, 'Go unto Joseph; that which he saith to you -- do.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - and the proper quantity of the bricks which they are making heretofore ye do put on them, ye do not diminish from it, for they are remiss, therefore they are crying, saying, Let us go, let us sacrifice to our God;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:15 - And the authorities of the sons of Israel come in and cry unto Pharaoh, saying, 'Why dost thou thus to thy servants?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:12 - And Moses -- Aaron also -- goeth out from Pharaoh, and Moses crieth unto Jehovah, concerning the matter of the frogs which He hath set on Pharaoh;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:10 - And Pharaoh hath drawn near, and the sons of Israel lift up their eyes, and lo, the Egyptians are journeying after them, and they fear exceedingly, and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:15 - And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'What? thou criest unto Me -- speak unto the sons of Israel, and they journey;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - and he crieth unto Jehovah, and Jehovah sheweth him a tree, and he casteth unto the waters, and the waters become sweet. There He hath made for them a statute, and an ordinance, and there He hath tried them,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:4 - And Moses crieth to Jehovah, saying, 'What do I to this people? yet a little, and they have stoned me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:23 - if thou dost really afflict him, surely if he at all cry unto Me, I certainly hear his cry;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:27 - for it alone is his covering, it is his garment for his skin; wherein doth he lie down? and it hath come to pass, when he doth cry unto Me, that I have heard, for I am gracious.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:2 - And the people cry unto Moses, and Moses prayeth unto Jehovah, and the fire is quenched;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:13 - And Moses crieth unto Jehovah, saying, 'O God, I pray Thee, give, I pray Thee, healing to her.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:16 - and we cry unto Jehovah, and He heareth our voice, and sendeth a messenger, and is bringing us out of Egypt; and lo, we are in Kadesh, a city in the extremity of thy border.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - then ye have brought them both out unto the gate of that city, and stoned them with stones, and they have died: -- the damsel, because that she hath not cried, being in a city; and the man, because that he hath humbled his neighbour's wife; and thou hast put away the evil thing out of thy midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:27 - for in a field he found her, she hath cried -- the damsel who is betrothed -- and she hath no saviour.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:7 - and we cry unto Jehovah, God of our fathers, and Jehovah heareth our voice, and seeth our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:7 - and they cry unto Jehovah, and He setteth thick darkness between you and the Egyptians, and bringeth on them the sea, and covereth them, and your eyes see that which I have done in Egypt; and ye dwell in a wilderness many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:3 - and the sons of Israel cry unto Jehovah, for he hath nine hundred chariots of iron, and he hath oppressed the sons of Israel mightily twenty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:23 - And the men of Israel are called from Naphtali, and from Asher, and from all Manasseh, and pursue after Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 - And messengers hath sent Gideon into all the hill-country of Ephraim, saying, 'Come down to meet Midian, and capture before them the waters unto Beth-Barah, and the Jordan;' and every man of Ephraim is called, and they capture the waters unto Beth-Barah, and the Jordan,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:12 - And the Zidonians, and Amalek, and Maon have oppressed you, and ye cry unto Me, and I save you out of their hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:17 - And the Bene-Ammon are called together, and encamp in Gilead, and the sons of Israel are gathered together, and encamp in Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:1 - And the men of Ephraim are called together, and pass over northward, and say to Jephthah, 'Wherefore has thou passed over to fight against the Bene-Ammon, and on us hast not called to go with thee? thy house we burn over thee with fire.'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:17 - And Samuel calleth the people unto Jehovah to Mizpeh,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:4 - And all Israel have heard, saying, 'Saul hath smitten the garrison of the Philistines,' and also, 'Israel hath been abhorred by the Philistines;' and the people are called after Saul to Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:39 - And it cometh to pass -- the king is passing by -- that he hath cried unto the king, and saith, 'Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle, and lo, a man hath turned aside and bringeth in unto me a man, and saith, Keep this man; if he be at all missing, then hath thy life been for his life, or a talent of silver thou dost weigh out;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:12 - And Elisha is seeing, and he is crying, 'My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and its horsemen;' and he hath not seen him again; and he taketh hold on his garments, and rendeth them into two pieces.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:21 - and all Moab have heard that the kings have come up to fight against them, and they are called together, from every one girding on a girdle and upward, and they stand by the border.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:1 - And a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets hath cried unto Elisha, saying, 'Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and thou hast known that thy servant was fearing Jehovah, and the lender hath come to take my two children to him for servants.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:40 - and they pour out for the men to eat, and it cometh to pass at their eating of the pottage, that they have cried out, and say, 'Death is in the pot, O man of God!' and they have not been able to eat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:5 - and it cometh to pass, the one is felling the beam, and the iron hath fallen into the water, and he crieth and saith, 'Alas! my lord, and it asked!'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:26 - And it cometh to pass, the king of Israel is passing by on the wall, and a woman hath cried unto him, saying, 'Save, my lord, O king.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:3 - And it cometh to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman turneth back from the land of the Philistines, and goeth out to cry unto the king, for her house, and for her field.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:5 - And it cometh to pass, he is recounting to the king how he had revived the dead, and lo, the woman whose son he had revived is crying unto the king, for her house and for her field, and Gehazi saith, 'My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this her son, whom Elisha revived.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:14 - And Judah turneth, and lo, against them is the battle, before and behind, and they cry to Jehovah, and the priests are blowing with trumpets,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 - and Thou givest them into the hand of their adversaries, and they distress them, and in the time of their distress they cry unto Thee, and Thou, from the heavens, dost hear, and, according to Thine abundant mercies, dost give to them saviours, and they save them out of the hand of their adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - Lo, I cry out -- violence, and am not answered, I cry aloud, and there is no judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:12 - There they cry, and He doth not answer, Because of the pride of evil doers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:17 - They cried, and Jehovah heard, And from all their distresses delivered them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:1 - To the Overseer, for Jeduthun. -- A Psalm of Asaph. My voice is to God, and I cry, my voice is to God, And He hath given ear unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:1 - A Song, a Psalm, by sons of Korah, to the Overseer, 'Concerning the Sickness of Afflictions.' -- An instruction, by Heman the Ezrahite. O Jehovah, God of my salvation, Daily I have cried, nightly before Thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:6 - And they cry unto Jehovah in their adversity, From their distress He delivereth them,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:28 - And they cry to Jehovah in their adversity, And from their distresses He bringeth them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:20 - And it hath been for a sign and for a testimony, To Jehovah of Hosts in the land of Egypt, For they cry unto Jehovah from the face of oppressors, And He sendeth to them a saviour, Even a great one, and hath delivered them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:7 - Lo, 'Their Ariel,' they have cried without, Messengers of peace do weep bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:2 - He doth not cry, nor lift up, Nor cause his voice to be heard, in the street.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:7 - They lift him up on the shoulder, They carry him, and cause him to rest in his place, And he standeth, from his place he moveth not, Yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not, From his adversity he saveth him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:14 - Lo, My servants sing from joy of heart, And ye cry from pain of heart, And from breaking of spirit ye do howl.

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