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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.
STRONGS H6879: Abbreviations
† [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 into your bosom.” So he put his hand into his bosom, 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 shall surely pronounce him unclean; his infection is on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:45 - “As for the leper H6879 who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be [fn]uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:2 - “This shall be the law of the leper H6879 in 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 the outside of the camp. Thus the priest shall look, and if the [fn]infection of leprosy has been healed in the leper, H6879
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:4 - ‘No man of the [fn]descendants of Aaron, who is a leper H6879 or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. And if one touches anything made unclean by a corpse or if a man has a seminal emission,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:2 - “Command the sons of Israel that they send away from the camp every leper H6879 and everyone having a discharge and everyone who is unclean because of a dead person.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:10 - But when the cloud had withdrawn from over 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 [fn]fall on the head of Joab and on all his father’s house; and may there not fail from the house of Joab one who has a discharge, or who is a leper, H6879 or who takes hold of a distaff, or who falls by the sword, or who lacks bread.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:1 - Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man [fn]with his master, and highly respected, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man was also a valiant warrior, but he was a leper. H6879
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:11 - But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I [fn]thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’ 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 a leper 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 do we sit here until we die?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:8 - When these lepers H6879 came to the outskirts of the camp, they entered one tent and ate and drank, and carried from there silver and gold and clothes, and went and hid them; and they returned and entered another tent and carried from there also, and went and hid them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:5 - The LORD struck the king, so that he was a leper H6879 to the day of his death. And he lived in a separate house, [fn]while Jotham the king’s son was over 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 hurried him out of there, and he himself also hastened to get out because the LORD had smitten him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:21 - King Uzziah was a leper H6879 to the day of his death; and he lived in a separate house, being H6879 a leper, H6879 for he was cut off from the house of the LORD. And Jotham his son was over the king’s house judging the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:23 - So Uzziah slept 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 is a leper.” H6879 And Jotham his son became king in his place.
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