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Lexicon :: Strong's H6879 - ṣāraʿ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1971

Strong’s Definitions

צָרַע tsâraʻ, tsaw-rah'; a primitive root; to scourge, i.e. (intransitive and figurative) to be stricken with leprosy:—leper, leprous.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H6879 in the following manner: leper (14x), leprous (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H6879 in the following manner: leper (14x), leprous (6x).
  1. to be diseased of skin, be leprous

    1. (Qal) to be a leper

    2. (Pual) to have leprosy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צָרַע tsâraʻ, tsaw-rah'; a primitive root; to scourge, i.e. (intransitive and figurative) to be stricken with leprosy:—leper, leprous.
† [צָרַע] verb denominative, only in passive, be struck with leprosy, leprous; —
Qal Participle passive אִישׁ צָרוּעַ Leviticus 13:44; elsewhere as substantive, = leper, Leviticus 13:45; Leviticus 14:3; Numbers 5:2 (all P), Leviticus 22:4 (H).
Pu. Participle מְצֹרָע 2 Samuel 3:29 +, מְצוֺרָע 2 Chronicles 26:20; plural מְצֹרָעִים 2 Kings 7:3, 8; feminine מְצֹרַ֫עַת Exodus 4:6 +, מְצֹרָ֑עַת Numbers 12:10; — leprous, of hand Exodus 4:6 (J), of person Numbers 12:10 (twice in verse) (E), 2 Kings 5:27; 2 Chronicles 26:20; אֲנָשִׁים מְצֹרָעִים 2 Kings 7:3; as substantive = leper 2 Samuel 3:29; 2 Kings 5:1, 11; 2 Kings 7:8; 2 Kings 15:5 2 Chronicles 26:21a, 2 Chronicles 26:21b, 2 Chronicles 26:23; תּוֺרַת הַמְּצֹרָע Leviticus 14:2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:6; 4:6


13:44; 13:45; 14:2; 14:3; 22:4


5:2; 12:10; 12:10

2 Samuel

3:29; 3:29

2 Kings

5:1; 5:11; 5:27; 7:3; 7:3; 7:8; 7:8; 15:5

2 Chronicles

26:20; 26:20; 26:21; 26:21; 26:23

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6879 matches the Hebrew צָרַע (ṣāraʿ),
which occurs 20 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:6 - The LORD furthermore said to him, “Now put your hand inside the fold of your robe.” So he put his hand inside the fold, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous H6879 like snow.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:44 - he is a leprous H6879 man, he is unclean. The priest must pronounce him unclean; his infection is on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:45 - “As for the person H6879 who has the leprous H6879 infection, his clothes shall be torn and the hair of his head shall be [fn]uncovered, and he shall cover his [fn]mustache and call out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:2 - “This shall be the law of the person H6879 with H6879 leprosy H6879 on the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:3 - and the priest shall go out to a place outside of the camp. Then the priest shall look, and if the [fn]leprous infection has been healed in the person H6879 with H6879 leprosy H6879,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:4 - ‘No man of the [fn]descendants of Aaron, who has [fn]leprosy H6879 or has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. And one who touches anything made unclean by a corpse, or a man who has a seminal emission,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:2 - “Command the sons of Israel that they send away from the camp everyone with H6879 leprosy H6879, everyone having a discharge, and everyone who is unclean because of contact with a dead person.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:10 - But when the cloud had withdrawn from above the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous H6879, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous H6879.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:29 - “May it turn upon the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and may there not be eliminated from the house of Joab someone who suffers a discharge, or has leprosy H6879, or [fn]holds the spindle, or falls by the sword, or lacks bread.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:1 - Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man [fn]in the view of his master, and eminent, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man was also a valiant warrior, but afflicted H6879 with H6879 leprosy H6879.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:11 - But Naaman was furious and went away, and he said, “Behold, I [fn]thought, ‘He will certainly come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the site and cure the [fn]leprosy H6879.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:27 - “Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your [fn]descendants forever.” So he went out from his presence afflicted H6879 with H6879 leprosy H6879, as white as snow.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:3 - Now there were four leprous H6879 men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:8 - When these men with H6879 leprosy H6879 came to the outskirts of the camp, they entered one tent and ate and drank, and carried from there silver, gold, and clothes, and they went and hid them; then they returned and entered another tent, and carried valuables from there also, and went and hid them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:5 - And the LORD afflicted the king, so that he had H6879 leprosy H6879 to the day of his death. And he lived in a separate house, [fn]while Jotham the king’s son was in charge of the household, judging the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:20 - Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous H6879 on his forehead; and they quickly removed him from there, and he himself also hurried to get out because the LORD had stricken him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:21 - King Uzziah had H6879 leprosy H6879 to the day of his death; and he lived in a separate house, afflicted H6879 as he was with H6879 leprosy H6879, for he was cut off from the house of the LORD. And his son Jotham was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:23 - So Uzziah [fn]lay down with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the grave which belonged to the kings, for they said, “He had H6879 leprosy H6879.” And his son Jotham became king in his place.

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