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Lexicon :: Strong's H6887 - ṣārar

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A primitive root
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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 - So the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their mantles on their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:22 - "But if you hearken attentively to his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - And you shall not take a woman as a rival wife to her sister, uncovering her nakedness while her sister is yet alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:9 - And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:17 - "Harass the Mid'ianites, and smite them;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - for they have harassed you with their wiles, with which they beguiled you in the matter of Pe'or, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Mid'ian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague on account of Pe'or."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:55 - But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those of them whom you let remain shall be as pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:25 - then you shall turn it into money, and bind up the money in your hand, and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:52 - They shall besiege you in all your towns, until your high and fortified walls, in which you trusted, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your towns throughout all your land, which the LORD your God has given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:4 - they on their part acted with cunning, and went and made ready provisions, and took worn-out sacks upon their asses, and wineskins, worn-out and torn and mended,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:29 - If men rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living in the care of the LORD your God; and the lives of your enemies he shall sling out as from the hollow of a sling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:15 - Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" Saul answered, "I am in great distress; for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams; therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do."
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:26 - I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan; very pleasant have you been to me; your 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 concubines whom he had left to care for the house, and put them in a house under guard, and provided for them, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as if in widowhood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 - "If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar; if their enemy besieges them in any of their cities; whatever plague, whatever sickness there is;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:23 - And Na'aman said, "Be pleased to accept two talents." And he urged him, and tied up two talents of silver in two bags, with two festal garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they carried them before Geha'zi.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:22 - In the time of his distress he became yet more faithless to the LORD--this same King Ahaz.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:12 - And when he was in distress he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:10 - So the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman the Ag'agite, the son of Hammeda'tha, the enemy of the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:1 - On that day King Ahasu-e'rus gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mor'decai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:10 - the ten sons of Haman the son of Hammeda'tha, the enemy of the Jews; but they laid no hand on the plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:24 - For Haman the Ag'agite, the son of Hammeda'tha, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is the lot, to crush and destroy them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:8 - He binds up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:7 - My eye wastes away because of grief, it grows weak because of all my foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - if I have requited my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:6 - Arise, O LORD, in thy anger, lift thyself up against the fury of my enemies; awake, O my God; thou hast appointed a judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - by the mouth of babes and infants, thou hast founded a bulwark because of thy foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:5 - His ways prosper at all times; thy judgments are on high, out of his sight; as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:5 - Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:9 - Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief, my soul and my body also.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 - I am the scorn of all my adversaries, a horror to my neighbors, an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:10 - As with a deadly wound in my body, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me continually, "Where is your God?"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:17 - Hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in distress, make haste to answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - Thou knowest my reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:4 - Thy foes have roared in the midst of thy holy place; they set up their own signs for signs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:23 - Do not forget the clamor of thy foes, the uproar of thy adversaries which goes up continually!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:1 - A Song of Ascents. "Sorely have they afflicted me from my youth," let Israel now say--
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:2 - "Sorely have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:12 - And in thy steadfast love cut off my enemies, and destroy all my adversaries, for I am thy servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:8 - Like one who binds the stone in the sling is he who gives honor to a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:4 - Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:16 - Bind up the testimony, seal the teaching among my disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:13 - The jealousy of E'phraim shall depart, and those who harass Judah shall be cut off; E'phraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass E'phraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:20 - For the bed is too short to stretch oneself on it, and the covering too narrow to wrap oneself in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:18 - For thus says the LORD: "Behold, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and I will bring distress on them, that they may feel it."
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:41 - the cities shall be taken and the strongholds seized. The heart of the warriors of Moab shall be in that day like the heart of a woman in her pangs;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:22 - Behold, one shall mount up and fly swiftly like an eagle, and spread his wings against Bozrah, and the heart of the warriors of Edom shall be in that day like the heart of a woman in her pangs."
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:20 - "Behold, O LORD, for I am in distress, my soul is in tumult, my heart is wrung within me, because I have been very rebellious. In the street the sword bereaves; in the house it is like death.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:19 - A wind has wrapped them in its wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their altars.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:12 - The iniquity of E'phraim is bound up, his sin is kept in store.

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