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Lexicon :: Strong's H6862 - ṣar

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TWOT Reference: 1973a,1973b,1

Strong’s Definitions

צַר tsar, tsar; or צָר tsâr; from H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, i.e. trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitive) an opponent (as crowding):—adversary, afflicted(-tion), anguish, close, distress, enemy, flint, foe, narrow, small, sorrow, strait, tribulation, trouble.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 105x

The KJV translates Strong's H6862 in the following manner: enemy (37x), adversary (26x), trouble (17x), distress (5x), affliction (3x), foes (2x), narrow (2x), strait (2x), flint (1x), sorrow (1x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 105x
The KJV translates Strong's H6862 in the following manner: enemy (37x), adversary (26x), trouble (17x), distress (5x), affliction (3x), foes (2x), narrow (2x), strait (2x), flint (1x), sorrow (1x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. narrow, tight

  2. straits, distress

  3. adversary, foe, enemy, oppressor

  4. hard pebble, flint

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צַר tsar, tsar; or צָר tsâr; from H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, i.e. trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitive) an opponent (as crowding):—adversary, afflicted(-tion), anguish, close, distress, enemy, flint, foe, narrow, small, sorrow, strait, tribulation, trouble.
STRONGS H6862: Abbreviations
I. צַר adjective narrow, tight; — absolute צ׳ 2 Kings 6:1 +; צָ֑ר Numbers 22:26 +; feminine צָרָה Proverbs 23:27; — narrow, מָקוֺם צָ֑ר Numbers 22:26, צַר מִמֶּנּוּ 2 Kings 6:1 too narrow for us, compare צַרלִֿי הַמָּקוֺם Isaiah 49:20 (of land of Judah after exile); בְּאֵר צָרָה Proverbs 23:27 (figurative of harlot; i.e. rescue difficult; || שׁוּחָה עֲמֻקָּה); כַּנָּהָר צָר Isaiah 59:19 like a contracted (and hence swift, powerful) river (simile of י׳; Klo נְהַר מָצוֺר, CheHpt מִצֹּר נ׳, both 'of Egypt'); סָגוּר חוֺתָם צָ֑ר Job 41:7 (of scaly back of crocodile), usually closely joined (as) with tight seal (Greek Version of the LXX Me Bi Hoffm Bu Du חוֺתַם צֹר with seal of flint, but why specify material?); בְּיוֺם צָרָה צַר כֹּחֶ֑כָה Proverbs 24:10 thy strength will be narrow, limited (si vera lectio, compare Toy).

II. צַר noun [masculine] straits, distress; — absolute צ׳ Job 15:24 +, also with article בַּצַּר Hosea 5:15 +, צָ֑ר Psalm 4:2 +; — straits, distress Isaiah 5:30; Job 15:24; Psalm 32:7; Psalm 60:13; Psalm 108:13 צַראוּמָצוֺק Psalm 119:143; עֵתצֿ׳ Job 38:23, compare בַּצַּר Isaiah 26:16, בַּצָּ֑ר Psalm 4:2; רֿוּחִי צ׳ Job 7:11 distress of my spirit; לֶחֶם צַר Isaiah 30:20; לֹא צָֹר Isaiah 63:9 usually he (י׳) had distress (reading לוֺ Qr), but Greek Version of the LXX οὐ πρέσβυς, Du CheHpt and others לֹא צִר, no messenger and (or) angel, (but) his own face, etc. Instead of suffix directly appended, ל suffix is used (only after ב): בַּצַּרלִֿי in my distress Psalm 18:7 = 2 Samuel 22:7; Psalm 66:14, so בְּיוֺם צַר(־)לִי Psalm 59:17; Psalm 102:3; בַּצַּר לְךָ Deuteronomy 4:30 (probably originally meant as בְּצַר, or בְּצֹר [infinitive], Dr; so) בַּצַּרלֿוֺ Isaiah 25:4; 2 Chronicles 15:4, בַּצַּר לָהֶם Hosea 5:15; Psalm 107:6; Psalm 107:13; Psalm 107:19; Psalm 107:28, also (after רָאָה) Psalm 106:44צַר 1 Samuel 2:32 is corrupt, compare Dr; **Job 36:19.

III. צַר 68 noun masculineNumbers 10:9 adversary, foe; — absolute צַר Amos 3:11 +, even with article הַצַּר Numbers 10:9, but also הַצָּר Esther 7:4; צָ֑ר Zechariah 8:10 +; plural צָרִים Lamentations 1:7; construct צָרֵי Ezra 4:1 + Isaiah 9:10 (but read probably צָרוֺ or צָרָיו, compare Di-Kit CheHpt; and others. שָׂרֵי), Jeremiah 48:5 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Hi Gie), Ezekiel 30:16 (but Greek Version of the LXX Sm וְנָפֹצוּ, so Berthol; Co וְנִפְרְצוּ, so Toy; Krae יָעוּף); suffix צָרַי Psalm 3:2, צָרֵיהֶם Ezekiel 39:23, צָרֵימוֺ Deuteronomy 32:27, etc.; — adversary, foe, Amos 3:11; Genesis 14:20; Numbers 10:9 (P), Numbers 24:8 (JE) Deuteronomy 32:27; Deuteronomy 33:7; Joshua 5:13 (JE), 2 Samuel 24:13; Isaiah 9:10 (see above), Zechariah 8:10; Ezra 4:1; Nehemiah 4:5; Esther 7:6 (אִישׁ צַר וְאוֺיֵב), + 21 times, + Psalm 3:2; Psalm 13:5; Psalm 27:2; Psalm 78:42, + 13 times Psalms, + (of י׳'s foes) Psalm 78:66; Psalm 97:3; + (of י׳'s foes) also Isaiah 1:24; Isaiah 26:11; Isaiah 59:18; Isaiah 64:1; Jeremiah 46:10; Nahum 1:2; Deuteronomy 32:41, 43; Job 19:11. — Jeremiah 48:5; Ezekiel 30:16 see above.

IV. צַר noun [masculine] hard pebble, flint; — כַּצַר Isaiah 5:28 (simile of horses' hoofs; read perhaps H6864 צֹר).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




10:9; 10:9; 10:9; 22:26; 22:26; 24:8


4:30; 32:27; 32:27; 32:41; 32:43; 33:7



1 Samuel


2 Samuel

22:7; 24:13

2 Kings

6:1; 6:1

2 Chronicles



4:1; 4:1




7:4; 7:6


7:11; 15:24; 15:24; 19:11; 36:19; 38:23; 41:7


3:2; 3:2; 4:2; 4:2; 13:5; 18:7; 27:2; 32:7; 59:17; 66:14; 78:42; 78:66; 97:3; 102:3; 106:44; 107:6; 107:13; 107:19; 107:28; 108:13; 119:143


23:27; 23:27; 24:10


1:24; 5:28; 5:30; 9:10; 9:10; 25:4; 26:11; 26:16; 30:20; 49:20; 59:18; 59:19; 63:9; 64:1


46:10; 48:5; 48:5




30:16; 30:16; 39:23


5:15; 5:15


3:11; 3:11




8:10; 8:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6862 matches the Hebrew צַר (ṣar),
which occurs 110 times in 107 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 14:20–Psa 78:42)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:20 - And blessed be [fn]God Most High,
Who has handed over your enemies H6862 to you.”
And he gave him a tenth of everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:9 - “And when you go to war in your land against the enemy H6862 who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, so that you will be thought of by the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:26 - Then the angel of the LORD went farther, and stood in a narrow H6862 place where there was no way to turn to the right or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:8 - “God brings him out of Egypt,
He is for him like the horns of the wild ox.
He will devour the nations who are his adversaries H6862,
And will crush their bones,
And smash them with his arrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:30 - “When you are in distress H6862 and all these things happen to you, in the latter days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:27 - Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy,
That their adversaries H6862 would misjudge,
That they would say, “Our hand is [fn]triumphant,
And the LORD has not performed all this.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 - If I have sharpened [fn]My flashing sword,
And My hand has taken hold of justice,
I will return vengeance on My adversaries H6862,
And I will repay those who hate Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:43 - “Rejoice, you nations, with His people;
For He will avenge the blood of His servants,
And will return vengeance on His adversaries H6862,
And will atone for His land and His people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:7 - And this was regarding Judah; so he said:
“Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah,
And bring him to his people.
With his hands he contended for [fn]them,
And may You be a help against his adversaries H6862.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:13 - Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, he raised his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our enemies H6862?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:7 - But Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “Did you not hate me and drive me from my father’s house? So why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:32 - ‘And you will look at the distress H6862 of My dwelling, in spite of all the good that [fn]I do for Israel; and there will never be an old man in your house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:6 - When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble H6862 (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people kept themselves hidden in caves, in crevices, in cliffs, in crypts, and in pits.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - “In my distress H6862 I called upon the LORD,
Yes, I called out to my God;
And from His temple He heard my voice,
And my cry for help came into His ears.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:13 - So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee for three months before your enemies H6862 while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days of plague in your land? Now consider and see what answer I shall return to Him who sent me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:14 - Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us now fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are great; but do not let me fall into human hands.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:1 - Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Behold now, the place [fn]before you where we are living is too cramped H6862 for us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:17 - David went out to meet them, and said to them, “If you come peacefully to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my enemies H6862, since there is no [fn]wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look on it and decide.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:12 - three years of famine, or three months to be swept away before your foes H6862 while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of the LORD: a plague in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout the territory of Israel.’ Now, therefore, consider what answer I shall bring back to Him who sent me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:13 - David said to Gad, “I am in great distress; please let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are very great. But do not let me fall into human hands.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:4 - “But in their distress H6862 they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:1 - Now when the enemies H6862 of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a temple to the LORD God of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:11 - And our enemies H6862 said, “They will not know or see until we come among them, kill them, and put a stop to the work.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 - “Therefore You handed them over to their enemies H6862 who oppressed them,
But when they cried out to You in the time of their distress,
You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion
You gave them [fn]people who saved them from the hand of their enemies H6862.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:4 - for we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, killed, and eliminated. Now if we had only been sold as slaves, men and women, I would have kept silent, because the distress H6862 would not be sufficient reason to burden the king.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:6 - And Esther said, “A foe H6862 and an enemy is this wicked Haman!” Then Haman became terrified before the king and queen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:23 - Or, ‘Save me from the hand of the enemy H6862,’
Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the tyrants’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:11 - “Therefore I will not restrain my mouth;
I will speak in the anguish H6862 of my spirit,
I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:24 - “Distress H6862 and anguish terrify him,
They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:9 - “His anger has torn me and [fn]hunted me down,
He has gnashed at me with His teeth;
My enemy H6862 [fn]glares at me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:11 - “He has also kindled His anger against me
And considered me as His enemy H6862.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:16 - “Then indeed, He induced you away from the mouth of distress H6862,
And instead of it, a broad place with no constraint;
And your table was full of [fn]rich food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:23 - Which I have reserved for a time of distress H6862,
For a day of war and battle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:15 - His [fn]strong scales are his pride,
Locked as with a tight H6862 seal.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:1 - A Psalm of David, when [fn]he fled from his son Absalom.
LORD, how my enemies H6862 have increased!
Many are rising up against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:1 - [fn]For the music director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Answer me when I call, God [fn]of my righteousness!
You have [fn]relieved me in my distress H6862;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:4 - And my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
And my adversaries H6862 will rejoice when I am shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:6 - In my distress H6862 I called upon the LORD,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:2 - When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries H6862 and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:12 - Do not turn me over to the [fn]desire of my enemies H6862,
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And the violent witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:7 - You are my hiding place; You keep me from trouble H6862;
You surround me with [fn]songs of deliverance. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:5 - Through You we will push back our adversaries H6862;
Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:7 - But You have saved us from our adversaries H6862,
And You have put to shame those who hate us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:10 - You cause us to turn back from the enemy H6862;
And those who hate us have taken spoils for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:16 - But as for me, I will sing of Your strength;
Yes, I will joyfully sing of Your faithfulness in the morning,
For You have been my refuge
And a place of refuge on the day of my distress H6862.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:11 - Oh give us help against the enemy H6862,
For rescue [fn]by man is worthless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:12 - [fn]Through God we will do valiantly,
And it is He who will trample down our enemies H6862.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:14 - Which my lips uttered
And my mouth spoke when I was in distress H6862.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:10 - How long, God, will the enemy H6862 taunt You?
Shall the enemy treat Your name disrespectfully forever?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:42 - They did not remember His [fn]power,
The day when He redeemed them from the enemy H6862,

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