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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
















Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress H6869 and has been with me [fn]wherever I have gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:21 - Then they said to one another, “Surely we are guilty concerning our brother because we saw the distress H6869 of his soul when he begged us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress H6869 has come upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:17 - “Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles H6869 will find them, so that they will say in that day, ‘Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have found us?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - “Then it will be, when many evils and troubles H6869 have found them, that this song will answer them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the mouths of their seed); for I know their intent which they are [fn]developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:14 - “Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress H6869.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:6 - Her rival H6869, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her because Yahweh had closed her womb.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:19 - “But you have today rejected your God, who saves you from all your calamities and your distresses H6869; yet you have [fn]said, ‘No, but set a king over us!’ So now, take your stand before Yahweh by your tribes and by your clans.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:24 - “Now behold, as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of Yahweh, and may He deliver me from all distress H6869.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:9 -

And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, “As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress H6869,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:29 - And the king swore and said, “As Yahweh lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress H6869,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:3 - And they said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a day of distress H6869, reproof, and rejection; for children have come to the point of breaking forth, but there is no strength to give birth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:6 - “And nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God threw them into confusion with every kind of distress H6869.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:9 - ‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress H6869, and You will hear and save us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 -

“Therefore You gave them into the hand of the ones who distressed them, and they afflicted them with distress,

But at the time of their distress H6869 they cried to You,

And You listened from heaven, and according to Your abundant compassion

You gave them saviors and they saved them from the hand of the ones that distressed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:37 -

“Its abundant produce is for the kings

Whom You have put over us because of our sins;

They also rule over our bodies

And over our cattle according to their desire,

So we are in great distress H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 -

[fn]From six distresses H6869 He will deliver you,

Even in seven evil will not touch you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:9 -

“Will God hear his cry

When distress H6869 comes upon him?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:9 -


[fn]Yahweh also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,

A stronghold in times of [fn]distress H6869;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 -


[fn]Why do You stand afar off, O Yahweh?

Why do You hide [fn]Yourself in times of distress H6869?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:1 -

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

May Yahweh answer you in the day of distress H6869!

May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 -

Be not far from me, for [fn]distress H6869 is near;

For there is none to help.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:17 -


[fn]The troubles H6869 of my heart are enlarged;

Bring 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 rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness,

Because You have seen my affliction;

You have known the troubles H6869 of my soul,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:6 -


This [fn]poor man called out, and Yahweh heard him

And saved him out of all his troubles H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:17 -


The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears

And delivers them out of all their troubles H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:39 -


But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh;

He is their strength in time of distress H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:1 -

For the choir director. Of the sons of Korah. [fn]According to Alamoth. A Song.

God is our refuge and strength,

[fn]A very present help in [fn]trouble H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 -

Call upon Me in the day of distress H6869;

I shall rescue you, and you will glorify Me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:7 -

For [fn]He has delivered me from all [fn]distress H6869,

And my eye has looked in triumph upon my enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:20 -

You, who have shown [fn]me many troubles H6869 and [fn]evils,

Will revive [fn]me again,

And will bring [fn]me up again from the depths of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:2 -

In the day of my distress H6869 I sought the Lord;

In the night my hand was stretched out [fn]without weariness;

My soul refused to be comforted.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:49 -

He sent upon them His burning anger,

Fury and indignation and [fn]distress H6869,

[fn]A band of destroying angels.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 -

“You called in distress H6869 and I rescued you;

I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;

I tested you at the waters of Meribah. [fn]Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:7 -

In the day of my distress H6869 I shall call upon You,

For You will answer me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:15 -

“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in his [fn]distress H6869;

I will rescue him and honor him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 -

The cords of death encompassed me

And the [fn]distresses of Sheol found me;

I found distress H6869 and sorrow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 120:1 -

A Song of [fn]Ascents.

In my distress H6869 I called to Yahweh,

And He answered me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:7 -

Though I walk in the midst of [fn]distress H6869, You will [fn]revive me;

You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,

And Your right hand will save me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:2 -

I pour out my complaint before Him;

I declare my distress H6869 before Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:11 -

For the sake of Your name, O Yahweh, revive me.

In Your righteousness bring my soul out of distress H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:27 -

When your dread comes like a storm

And your disaster comes like a whirlwind,

When distress H6869 and anguish come upon you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 -

The righteous is rescued from [fn]distress H6869,

But the wicked [fn]takes his place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 -

The snare of an evil man is in the transgression of his lips,

But the righteous man will come out from distress H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:17 -

A friend loves at all times,

And a brother is born for adversity H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 -

He who keeps his mouth and his tongue,

Keeps his soul from troubles H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 -

If you are slack in the day of trouble H6869,

Your strength is in trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 -

Like [fn]an aching tooth and a slipping foot

Is trust in a treacherous man in a day of distress H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:22 - Then they will look to the earth, and behold, distress H6869 and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be banished into thick darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 -

The [fn]oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev.

Through a land of distress H6869 and anguish,

From [fn]where come lioness and lion, viper and flying fiery serpent,

They carry their wealth on the [fn]backs of young donkeys

And their treasures on camels’ humps,

To a people who cannot profit them;

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