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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, “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; 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 come upon them; so that they will say in that day, ‘Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - “Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles H6869 have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the [fn]lips of their descendants); 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 deliver 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 the LORD had closed her womb.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:19 - “But you have today rejected your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; H6869 yet you have [fn]said, ‘No, but set a king over us!’ Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD 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 the LORD, and may He deliver me from all distress.” H6869
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:9 - David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, 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 - The king vowed and said, “As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress, H6869
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:3 - They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, ‘This day is a day of distress, H6869 rebuke, and rejection; for children have come to birth and there is no strength to deliver.
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 - ‘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 deliver us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 - “Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their oppressors who oppressed them,
But when they cried to You in the time of their distress, H6869
You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion
You gave them deliverers who delivered them from the hand of their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:37 - “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 - [fn]From six troubles 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]The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble; H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?
Why do You hide [fn]Yourself in times of trouble? H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:1 - For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! 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]trouble 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 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 hears
And delivers them out of 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 choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, [fn]set 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 trouble; H6869
I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:7 - For [fn]He has delivered 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 [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 trouble, H6869
[fn]A band of 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 proved you at the waters of Meribah. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:7 - In the day of my trouble 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 [fn]trouble; H6869
I will rescue him and honor him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 - The cords 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.
In my trouble H6869 I cried to the LORD,
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 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 trouble H6869 before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:11 - For the sake of Your name, O 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 calamity comes like a whirlwind,
When distress H6869 and anguish come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 - The righteous is delivered from trouble, H6869
But the wicked [fn]takes his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:13 - [fn]An evil man is ensnared by the transgression 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 - He who guards his mouth and his tongue,
Guards his soul from troubles. H6869
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:10 - If you are slack in the day of distress, H6869
Your strength is limited.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 - Like a bad tooth and [fn]an unsteady foot
Is confidence in a faithless man 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 [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 serpent,
They carry their riches on the [fn]backs of young donkeys
And their treasures on camels’ humps,
To a people who cannot profit them;

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