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Lexicon :: Strong's H6869 - ṣārâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1973c,1974b

Strong’s Definitions

צָרָה tsârâh, tsaw-raw'; feminine of H6862; tightness (i.e. figuratively, trouble); transitively, a female rival:—adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x

The KJV translates Strong's H6869 in the following manner: trouble (44x), distress (8x), affliction (7x), adversity (5x), anguish (5x), tribulation (3x), adversary (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x
The KJV translates Strong's H6869 in the following manner: trouble (44x), distress (8x), affliction (7x), adversity (5x), anguish (5x), tribulation (3x), adversary (1x).
  1. straits, distress, trouble

  2. vexer, rival wife

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צָרָה tsârâh, tsaw-raw'; feminine of H6862; tightness (i.e. figuratively, trouble); transitively, a female rival:—adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble.
STRONGS H6869: Abbreviations
I. צָרָה 72 noun feminine id.; — absolute צ׳ 1 Samuel 26:24 +, צָרָתָה Psalm 120:1 (Ges§ 90g); construct צָרַת Genesis 42:21; suffix צָרָתִי Genesis 35:3 +, צָרַתְכֶם Judges 10:14, etc.; plural צָרוֺת absolute Isaiah 65:16 +; suffix צָרֹתֵיכֶם 1 Samuel 10:19, etc.; — straits, distress, Genesis 42:21 (E), 1 Samuel 26:24; 2 Samuel 4:9; 1 Kings 1:29; Isaiah 8:22; Job 5:19; Job 27:9; especially Psalms (24 times), e.g. Job 22:12; Job 25:17 (see רחב), Job 25:22; Job 31:8; Job 34:17, 18; specifically of travail, צָרָה וַחֲבָלִים Jeremiah 49:24 (simile), compare Jeremiah 4:31 (Gie צְוָחָה, after Greek Version of the LXX); צָרַת נַפְשׁוֺ Genesis 42:21 (E); בְּיוֺם צָרָתִי Genesis 35:3 (E), Psalm 77:3; Psalm 86:7, compare 2 Kings 19:3 = Isaiah 37:3; Psalm 20:2; Psalm 50:15; Proverbs 24:10; Proverbs 25:19; Jeremiah 16:19; Obadiah 12,14; Nahum 1:7; Habakkuk 3:16, וּמְצוּקָה יוֺם צ׳ Zephaniah 1:15; בְּעֵתצָֿרַתְכֶם Judges 10:14, compare Nehemiah 9:27; Psalm 37:39; Isaiah 33:2; Jeremiah 14:8; Jeremiah 15:11; Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 12:1; also בַּצָּרָה Psalm 81:8, בְּצָרָה Psalm 91:15; Nehemiah 9:37, בְּצָדוֺת Psalm 46:2, etc.; רָעוֺת וְצָרוֺת Deuteronomy 31:17, 21 compare 1 Samuel 10:19; Psalm 71:20, צָרָה וְצוּקָה Proverbs 1:27, וְצ׳ אֶרֶץ צ׳ Isaiah 30:6; with ל (poetry), בַּצָּרָ֫תָה לִי Psalm 120:1 in my distress, מִצָּרָה לִי Jonah 2:3. — צָרָה Zechariah 10:11, read מִצְרַיִם [or מָצוֺר] We Now GASm; צֹ֫רָה KloThLz, 1879, 566 StaZAW i (1881), 22; Psalm 9:10; Psalm 10:1 see H1226 בַּצָּרָה.

II. [צָרָה] noun feminine vexer, rival-wife (see references below √; also Ecclus 37:11); — suffix צָרָתָהּ 1 Samuel 1:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


35:3; 35:3; 42:21; 42:21; 42:21


31:17; 31:21


10:14; 10:14

1 Samuel

1:6; 10:19; 10:19; 26:24; 26:24

2 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings



9:27; 9:37


5:19; 22:12; 27:9; 31:8; 34:17; 34:18


9:10; 10:1; 20:2; 37:39; 46:2; 50:15; 71:20; 77:3; 81:8; 86:7; 91:15; 120:1; 120:1


1:27; 24:10; 25:19


8:22; 30:6; 33:2; 37:3; 65:16


4:31; 14:8; 15:11; 16:19; 30:7; 49:24
















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Strong's Number H6869 matches the Hebrew צָרָה (ṣārâ),
which occurs 73 times in 72 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 35:3–Isa 30:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, H6869 and was with me in the way which I went.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:21 - And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish H6869 of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress H6869 come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:17 - Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles H6869 shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles H6869 are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:14 - Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. H6869
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:6 - And her adversary H6869 also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:19 - And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; H6869 and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:24 - And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation. H6869
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:9 - And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity, H6869
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:29 - And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, H6869
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:3 - And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, H6869 and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:6 - And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity. H6869
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:9 - If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, H6869 then thou wilt hear and help.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 - Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, H6869 when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:37 - And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 - He shall deliver thee in six troubles: H6869 yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:9 - Will God hear his cry when trouble H6869 cometh upon him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:9 - The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble? H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; H6869 the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 - Be not far from me; for trouble H6869 is near; for there is none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:17 - The troubles H6869 of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:22 - Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:7 - I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:6 - This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:17 - The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:39 - But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:1 - [[To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.]] God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 - And call upon me in the day of trouble: H6869 I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:7 - For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: H6869 and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:20 - Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, H6869 shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:2 - In the day of my trouble H6869 I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:49 - He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, H6869 by sending evil angels among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 - Thou calledst in trouble, H6869 and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:7 - In the day of my trouble H6869 I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:15 - He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; H6869 I will deliver him, and honour him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 - The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble H6869 and sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 120:1 - [[A Song of degrees.]] In my distress H6869 I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:7 - Though I walk in the midst of trouble, H6869 thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:2 - I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:11 - Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:27 - When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress H6869 and anguish cometh upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 - The righteous is delivered out of trouble, H6869 and the wicked cometh in his stead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 - The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:17 - A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 - Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 - If thou faint in the day of adversity, H6869 thy strength is small.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 - Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble H6869 is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:22 - And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble H6869 and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble H6869 and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.

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