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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’s arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me on 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, “Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress H6869 of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; for that reason this distress H6869 has happened to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:17 - “Then My anger will be kindled against them on that day, and I will abandon them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles H6869 will find them; so they will say on 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 come about, when many evils and troubles H6869 find them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the mouth of their [fn]descendants); for I know their inclination which they are [fn]developing today, before I bring 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, moreover, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:19 - “But today you have rejected your God, who saves you from all your catastrophes and your distresses H6869; yet you have [fn]said, ‘No, but put a king over us!’ Now then, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your [fn]groups of thousands.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:24 - “Therefore behold, just as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of the LORD, and may He rescue me from all distress H6869.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:9 -

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:29 - Then the king vowed and said, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress H6869,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:3 - And they said to him, “This is what Hezekiah says: ‘This day is a day of distress H6869, rebuke, and humiliation; for children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to deliver them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:6 - “Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every kind of distress H6869.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:9 - ‘If disaster comes upon us, the sword, or judgment, or plague, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house), and cry out to You in our distress H6869, and You will hear and save us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 -

“Therefore You handed them over to their enemies who oppressed them,

But when they cried out to You in the time of their distress H6869,

You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion

You gave them [fn]people who saved them from the hand of their enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:37 -

“And its abundant produce is for the kings

Whom You have set over us because of our sins;

They also rule over our bodies

And over our cattle as they please,

So we are in great distress H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:19 -

“In six troubles H6869 He will save 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]The LORD will also be a stronghold for the oppressed,

A stronghold in times of trouble H6869;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 -

Why do You stand far away, LORD?

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

May the LORD answer you on a day of trouble H6869!

May the name of the God of Jacob [fn]protect you!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 -

Do not be far from me, for [fn]trouble H6869 is near;

For there is no one 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, God,

From all his distress H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:7 -

I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithfulness,

Because You have seen my misery;

You have known the troubles H6869 of my soul,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:6 -

This wretched man cried out, and the LORD heard him,

And saved him out of all his troubles H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:17 -

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears

And rescues them from all their troubles H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:39 -

But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;

He is their strength in time of trouble H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, [fn]set to Alamoth. A Song.

God is our refuge and strength,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 -

Call upon Me on the day of trouble H6869;

I will rescue you, and you will honor Me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:7 -

For [fn]He has saved me from all [fn]trouble H6869,

And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:20 -

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

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 trouble H6869 I sought the Lord;

In the night my hand was stretched out and did not grow weary;

My soul refused to be comforted.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:49 -

He sent His burning anger upon them,

Fury and indignation and trouble H6869,

A band of [fn]destroying angels.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 -

“You called in trouble H6869 and I rescued you;

I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;

I put you to the test at the waters of Meribah. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:7 -

On the day of my trouble H6869 I will 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 [fn]trouble H6869;

I will rescue him and honor him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 -

The snares of death encompassed me

And the [fn]terrors of [fn]Sheol [fn]came upon me;

I found distress H6869 and sorrow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 120:1 -

A Song of [fn]Ascents.

I cried to the LORD in my trouble H6869,

And He answered me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:7 -

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

You will reach out with 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 trouble H6869 before Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:11 -

For the sake of Your name, LORD, revive me.

In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble 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 trouble H6869,

But the wicked [fn]takes his place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 -

[fn]An evil person is ensnared by the offense of his lips,

But the righteous will escape from trouble H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:17 -

A friend loves at all times,

And a brother is born for adversity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:23 -

One who guards his mouth and his tongue,

Guards his soul from troubles H6869.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 -

If you show yourself lacking courage on the day of distress H6869,

Your strength is meager.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 -

Like a bad tooth and [fn]an unsteady foot

Is confidence in a treacherous person in time of trouble 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 driven away into darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 -

The pronouncement concerning the animals of the Negev:

Through a land of distress H6869 and anguish,

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

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

And their treasures on camels’ humps,

To a people who will not benefit them;

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