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Lexicon :: Strong's H6887 - ṣārar

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TWOT Reference: 1973,1974

Strong’s Definitions

צָרַר tsârar, tsaw-rar'; a primitive root; to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive:—adversary, (be in) afflict(-ion), beseige, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy, narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x

The KJV translates Strong's H6887 in the following manner: enemy (14x), distress (7x), bind up (6x), vex (6x), afflict (4x), besiege (4x), adversary (3x), strait (3x), trouble (2x), bound (2x), pangs (2x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x
The KJV translates Strong's H6887 in the following manner: enemy (14x), distress (7x), bind up (6x), vex (6x), afflict (4x), besiege (4x), adversary (3x), strait (3x), trouble (2x), bound (2x), pangs (2x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to bind, be narrow, be in distress, make narrow, cause distress, besiege, be straitened, be bound

    1. (Qal)

      1. to bind, tie up, shut up

      2. to be scant, be cramped, be in straits

    2. (Pual) to be bound, be tied up

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to make narrow for, cause distress to, press hard upon

      2. to suffer distress

  2. to show hostility toward, vex

    1. (Qal)

      1. to show hostility toward, treat with enmity, vex, harass

      2. vexer, harasser (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צָרַר tsârar, tsaw-rar'; a primitive root; to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive:—adversary, (be in) afflict(-ion), beseige, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy, narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex.
STRONGS H6887: Abbreviations
† [צָרַר] verb denominative
Hiph. suffer distress (specifically of travail, compare Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 49:24); — Participle לֵב אִשָּׁה מְצֵרָה (in simile) Jeremiah 48:41; Jeremiah 49:22.

† II. צָרַר verb shew hostility toward, vex (Late Hebrew צַר foe; Arabic bdb086501 harm, damage, Sabean צֿר war, foe MordtmHim. Inschr. 60. 71 SabDenkm24 CISiv. 174, 1. 6 HomChrest. 125; Ethiopic bdb086502 be hostile, in derived species and derivatives; Assyrian ṣarâru, be hostile, ṣarru, foe; Arabic bdb086503, Assyrian ṣirritu, Syriac bdb086504, all = rival-wife, so (? Hebrew influence) Targum צָרָא 1 Samuel 1:6; see especially LagDeceased Wife's Sister, GGN. 1882, No. 13; = Mi. 125 ff. Dr1 Samuel 1:6); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural וְצָֽרֲרוּ Numbers 33:55 consecutive, suffix צְרָרוּנִי Psalm 129:1; Psalm 129:2; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָצֹר Isaiah 11:13; Infinitive absolute צָרוֺר Numbers 25:17; Participle active צֹרֵר Numbers 10:9, plural suffix צֹרֲרי Psalm 31:12 +, etc.; — shew hostility toward, treat with enmity, vex, harass, with accusative of person Isaiah 11:13; Numbers 10:9; Numbers 25:17; once with ל person Numbers 25:18; also participle as substantive (construct or with suffix) vexer, harasser, Amos 5:12; Isaiah 11:13; Exodus 23:22 (E), Psalm 6:8; Psalm 7:5; Psalm 7:7; Psalm 8:3; Psalm 10:5; Psalm 23:5; Psalm 31:12; Psalm 42:11; Psalm 69:20; Psalm 74:4; Psalm 74:23; Psalm 143:12; Esther 3:10; Esther 8:1; Esther 9:10, 24. — Leviticus 18:18 see [צָרַר] below.

[צָרַר] verb denominative make a rival-wife; —
Qal Infinitive construct לִצְרֹר Leviticus 18:18 to make [her] a rival-wife (LagGGN, 1882, 406 Dr-WhLv Baenl. v).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




18:18; 18:18


10:9; 10:9; 25:17; 25:17; 25:18; 33:55

1 Samuel

1:6; 1:6


3:10; 8:1; 9:10; 9:24


6:8; 7:5; 7:7; 8:3; 10:5; 23:5; 31:12; 31:12; 42:11; 69:20; 74:4; 74:23; 129:1; 129:2; 143:12


11:13; 11:13; 11:13


4:31; 48:41; 49:22; 49:24



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6887 matches the Hebrew צָרַר (ṣārar),
which occurs 53 times in 52 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 12:34–Hos 13:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up H6887 in their clothes upon their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:22 - But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary H6887 unto thine adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex H6887 her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:9 - And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth H6887 you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:17 - Vex H6887 the Midianites, and smite them:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - For they vex H6887 you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:55 - But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex H6887 you in the land wherein ye dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:25 - Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:52 - And he shall besiege H6887 thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege H6887 thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:4 - They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; H6887
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:29 - Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound H6887 in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:15 - And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; H6887 for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:26 - I am distressed H6887 for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up H6887 unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 - If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege H6887 them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:23 - And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:22 - And in the time of his distress H6887 did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:12 - And when he was in affliction, H6887 he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:10 - And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews' enemy. H6887
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:1 - On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews' enemy H6887 unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:10 - The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy H6887 of the Jews, slew they; but on the spoil laid they not their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:24 - Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy H6887 of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:8 - He bindeth up H6887 the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:7 - Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies. H6887
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:) H6887
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:6 - Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: H6887 and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, H6887 that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:5 - His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, H6887 he puffeth at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:5 - Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: H6887 thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:9 - Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: H6887 mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 - I was a reproach among all mine enemies, H6887 but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:10 - As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies H6887 reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:17 - And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: H6887 hear me speedily.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries H6887 are all before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:4 - Thine enemies H6887 roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:23 - Forget not the voice of thine enemies: H6887 the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:1 - [[A Song of degrees.]] Many a time have they afflicted H6887 me from my youth, may Israel now say:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:2 - Many a time have they afflicted H6887 me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:12 - And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict H6887 my soul: for I am thy servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:8 - As he that bindeth H6887 a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:4 - Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound H6887 the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:16 - Bind up H6887 the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:13 - The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries H6887 of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex H6887 Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:20 - For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower H6887 than that he can wrap himself in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:18 - For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress H6887 them, that they may find it so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:41 - Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. H6887
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:22 - Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. H6887
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:20 - Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: H6887 my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:19 - The wind hath bound her up H6887 in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:12 - The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; H6887 his sin is hid.

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