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Lexicon :: Strong's H6865 - ṣōr

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as צֹר (H6864)
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TWOT Reference: 1965

Strong’s Definitions

צֹר Tsôr, tsore; or צוֹר Tsôwr; the same as H6864; a rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine:—Tyre, Tyrus.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H6865 in the following manner: Tyrus (22x), Tyre (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H6865 in the following manner: Tyrus (22x), Tyre (20x).
  1. Tyre or Tyrus = "a rock"

    1. the Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צֹר Tsôr, tsore; or צוֹר Tsôwr; the same as H6864; a rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine:—Tyre, Tyrus.
STRONGS H6865: Abbreviations
† I. צֹר, צוֺר proper name, of a location Τυρος: Tyre, famous Phoenician city (Phoenician צר; Assyrian Ṣurru, so Tel Amarna; Egyptian Ḏa-(ï)rạ, Ḏa-ru WMMAs. u. Eur. 185); — צֹר 2 Samuel 24:7 + 32 times, צוֺר 1 Kings 5:15 + 8 times (Gi); — city of Hiram, friend of David and Solomon 2 Samuel 5:11; 1 Kings 5:15; 1 Kings 9:11, 12; 1 Chronicles 14:1; 2 Chronicles 2:2; 2 Chronicles 2:10; of artif. Hiram 1 Kings 7:13; בַּתצֹֿר Psalm 45:13 of city personified (another view in Che); צ׳ also in name of Phoenician fotress, מִבְצַרצֿ׳ 2 Samuel 24:7, צ׳ עִיר מ׳ Joshua 19:29 (P); threatened by prophets Amos 1:9, 10 and (with especially reference to commercial greatness) Isaiah 23:1 (מַשָׂא צֹר), Isaiah 23:5; Isaiah 23:8; Isaiah 23:15; Isaiah 23:15; Isaiah 23:17; Jeremiah 25:22 (מַלְכֵיצֹֿר), Jeremiah 27:3 (מֶלֶךְ צֹר), Jeremiah 47:4; Ezekiel 26:2, 3, 4, 7, 15; Ezekiel 27:2, 3(twice in verse); Ezekiel 27:8, 32; Ezekiel 28:2 (נְגִיד צֹר), Ezekiel 28:12 (מֶלֶךְ צוֺר); besieged by Nebuch. Ezekiel 29:18 (twice in verse); compare Zechariah 9:2, 3; Joel 4:4; Psalm 83:8 (ישְׁבֵי צ׳); of Tyrians as proselytes Psalm 87:4 (predict.); — לְצוֺר Hosea 9:13 is probably corrupt, read לָצוֺד or לָצַיִד Greek Version of the LXX We GASm, compare Now. — צ׳ often + צִידוֺן which see; — see, on Tyre, PietschmPhön. 60 ff. RobBR ii. 461 ff. de LuynesVoyage à la Mer Morte (1874) i. 28 ff., and Pl xiii-xviii BdPal. 3 (1898), 307 ff: — II. H6864 צֹר (flint, knife) see III. צדד
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



2 Samuel

24:7; 24:7

1 Kings

5:15; 5:15; 7:13; 9:11; 9:12

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

2:2; 2:10


45:13; 83:8; 87:4

Song of Songs



23:1; 23:5; 23:8; 23:15; 23:15; 23:17


25:22; 27:3; 47:4


26:2; 26:3; 26:4; 26:7; 26:15; 27:2; 27:3; 27:8; 27:32; 28:2; 28:12; 29:18




1:9; 1:10


9:2; 9:3


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6865 matches the Hebrew צֹר (ṣōr),
which occurs 42 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:29 - The border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of Tyre H6865; then the border turned to Hosah, and [fn]it ended at the sea by the region of Achzib.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:11 - Then Hiram king of Tyre H6865 sent messengers to David with cedar trees, carpenters, and [fn]stonemasons; and they built a house for David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:7 - then they came to the fortress of Tyre H6865 and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went out to the south of Judah, to Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:1 - [fn]Now Hiram king of Tyre H6865 sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram had [fn]always been a friend of David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:13 - Now King Solomon sent word and had Hiram brought from Tyre H6865.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:11 - (Hiram king of Tyre H6865 had supplied Solomon with cedar and juniper timber and gold, [fn]satisfying all his desire), that King Solomon then gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:12 - So Hiram left Tyre H6865 to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they [fn]did not please him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:1 - Now Hiram king of Tyre H6865 sent messengers to David with cedar trees, masons, and carpenters, to build a house for him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:3 - Then Solomon sent word to [fn]Huram the king of Tyre H6865, saying, “As you dealt with my father David and sent him cedars to build him a house to live in, do it for me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:11 - Then Huram, king of Tyre H6865, [fn]answered in a letter sent to Solomon: “Because the LORD loves His people, He has made you king over them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:12 - The daughter of Tyre H6865 will come with a gift;
The wealthy among the people will seek your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:7 - Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek,
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre H6865;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:4 - “I shall mention [fn]Rahab and Babylon [fn]among those who know Me;
Behold, Philistia and Tyre H6865 with [fn]Cush:
‘This one was born there.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:1 - The pronouncement concerning Tyre H6865:
Wail, you ships of Tarshish,
For Tyre is destroyed, without house or [fn]harbor;
It is reported to them from the land of [fn]Cyprus.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:5 - When the report reaches Egypt,
They will be in anguish over the report of Tyre H6865.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:8 - Who has planned this against Tyre H6865, the bestower of crowns,
Whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honored of the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:15 - Now on that day Tyre H6865 will be forgotten for seventy years like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre H6865 as in the song of the prostitute:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:17 - It will come about at the end of seventy years that the LORD will visit Tyre H6865. Then she will go back to her prostitute’s wages and commit prostitution with all the kingdoms [fn]on the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:22 - and to all the kings of Tyre H6865, all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the coastlands which are beyond the sea;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:3 - and send [fn]word to the king of Edom, the king of Moab, the king of the sons of Ammon, the king of Tyre H6865, and to the king of Sidon [fn]by the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:4 - Because of the day that is coming
To destroy all the Philistines,
To eliminate from Tyre H6865 and Sidon
Every surviving ally;
For the LORD is going to destroy the Philistines,
The remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:2 - “Son of man, because Tyre H6865 has said in regard to Jerusalem, ‘Aha! The gateway of the peoples is broken; it has [fn]opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:3 - therefore this is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: ‘Behold, I am against you, Tyre H6865, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:4 - ‘They will destroy the walls of Tyre H6865 and tear down her towers; and I will sweep her debris away from her and make her a bare rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:7 - For the Lord GOD says this: “Behold, I am going to bring upon Tyre H6865 from the north Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses, chariots, cavalry, and [fn]a great army.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:15 - The Lord GOD says this to Tyre H6865: “Will the coastlands not shake from the sound of your downfall when the wounded groan, when the slaughter takes place in your midst?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:2 - “And you, son of man, take up a song of mourning over Tyre H6865;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:3 - and say to Tyre H6865, who sits at the [fn]entrance to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:
“Tyre H6865, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:8 - “The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad were your rowers;
Your wise men, Tyre H6865, were [fn]aboard; they were your sailors.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:32 - “Moreover, in their wailing they will take up a song of mourning for you
And sing a song of mourning over you:
‘Who is like Tyre H6865,
Like her who is silent in the midst of the sea?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:2 - “Son of man, say to the [fn]leader of Tyre H6865, ‘The Lord [fn]GOD says this:
“Because your heart is haughty
And you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of [fn]gods
In the heart of the seas’;
Yet you are a mortal and not God,
Although you make your heart like the heart of God
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:12 - “Son of man, take up a song of mourning over the king of Tyre H6865 and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says:
“You [fn]had the seal of [fn]perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:18 - “Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor [fn]hard against Tyre H6865; every head [fn]had a bald spot and every shoulder was rubbed raw. But he and his army acquired no wages from Tyre H6865 for the labor that he had [fn]performed against it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:13 - Ephraim, as I have seen,
Is planted in a pasture like Tyre H6865;
But Ephraim is going to bring out his children for slaughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:4 - “Moreover, what are you to Me, Tyre H6865, Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you repaying Me with retribution? But if you are showing Me retribution, swiftly and speedily I will return your retribution on your head!
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:9 - This is what the LORD says:
“For three offenses of Tyre H6865, and for four,
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they turned an entire population over to Edom
And did not remember the covenant of [fn]brotherhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:10 - “So I will send fire on the wall of Tyre H6865,
And it will consume her citadels.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:2 - And Hamath also, which borders on it;
Tyre H6865 and Sidon, [fn]though [fn]they are very wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:3 - For Tyre H6865 built herself a fortress,
And piled up silver like dust,
And gold like the mud of the streets.
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