H6696 צוּר - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to cramp, that is, confine (in many applications, literally and figuratively, formative or hostile)

KJV Usage: adversary, assault, beset, besiege, bind (up), cast, distress, fashion, fortify, inclose, lay siege, put up in bags.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to bind, besiege, confine, cramp
a. (Qal)
1. to confine, secure
2. to shut in, beseige
3. to shut up, enclose
2. (Qal) to show hostility to, be an adversary, treat as foe
3. (Qal) to form, fashion, delineate
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1898,1899,1900
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H6696 צוּר is used in the Bible

First 30 of 38 occurrences of H6696 צוּר

Exodus 23:22 to thine adversaries.
Exodus 32:4 and fashioned
Deuteronomy 2:9 to me, Distress
Deuteronomy 2:19 distress
Deuteronomy 14:25 and bind up
Deuteronomy 20:12 against thee, then thou shalt besiege
Deuteronomy 20:19 When thou shalt besiege
Judges 9:31 and, behold, they fortify
1 Samuel 23:8 to besiege
2 Samuel 11:1 and besieged
2 Samuel 20:15 and besieged
1 Kings 7:15 For he cast
1 Kings 15:27 laid siege
1 Kings 16:17 with him, and they besieged
1 Kings 20:1 and besieged
2 Kings 5:23 him, and bound
2 Kings 6:24 and besieged
2 Kings 6:25 and, behold, they besieged
2 Kings 12:10 and they put up in bags,
2 Kings 16:5 and they besieged
2 Kings 17:5 and besieged
2 Kings 18:9 and besieged
2 Kings 24:11 besieged
1 Chronicles 20:1 and besieged
2 Chronicles 28:20 to him, and distressed
Esther 8:11 that would assault
Psalms 139:5 Thou hast beset
Song of Songs 8:9 we will inclose
Isaiah 21:2 besiege,
Isaiah 29:3 and will lay siege

Distinct usage

8 and besieged
2 and they besieged
2 besieged
1 and fashioned
1 and bind up
1 against thee, then thou shalt besiege
1 and, behold, they fortify
1 to besiege
1 For he cast
1 laid siege
1 with him, and they besieged
1 and, behold, they besieged
1 and they put up in bags,
1 to him, and distressed
1 we will inclose
1 besiege,
1 and will lay siege
1 who besiege
1 that besiege
1 that besieged
1 and thou shalt lay siege
1 and bind
1 that would assault
1 When thou shalt besiege
1 to me, Distress
1 distress
1 him, and bound
1 to thine adversaries.
1 Thou hast beset

Corresponding Greek Words

tsur see G4776 peri kath izo
tsur G64 agreuo
tsur G480 anti keimai
tsur G906 ballo
tsur G1210 deo
tsur G2523 kath izo
tsur G2983 lambano
tsur G4111 plasso
tsur G4912 sun echo

Related words


H4692 מצוּר מצור mâtsôr mâtsûr
מצוּר מצור
mâtsôr mâtsûr
maw-tsore', maw-tsoor'
From H6696; something hemming in, that is, (objectively) a mound (of besiegers), (abstractly) a siege, (figuratively) distress; or (subjectively) a fastness

KJV Usage: besieged, bulwark, defence, fenced, fortress, siege, strong (hold), tower.

H6677 צוּארה צוּרן צוּר צוּאר tsavvâ'r tsavvâr tsavvârôn tsavvâ'râh
צוּארה צוּרן צוּר צוּאר
tsavvâ'r tsavvâr tsavvârôn tsavvâ'râh
tsav-vawr', -vawr', -vaw-rone', -vaw-raw
Intensive from H6696 in the sense of binding; the back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound)

KJV Usage: neck.

H6697 צר צוּר tsûr tsûr
צר צוּר
tsûr tsûr
tsoor, tsoor
From H6696; properly a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally a rock or boulder; figuratively a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous)

KJV Usage: edge, X (mighty) God (one), rock, X sharp, stone, X strength, X strong. See also H1049.

H6735 ציר tsı̂yr
From H6696; a hinge (as pressed in turning); also a throe (as a physical or mental pressure); also a herald or errand doer (as constrained by the principal)

KJV Usage: ambassador, hinge, messenger, pain, pang, sorrow.

Compare H6736.

H6864 צר tsôr
From H6696; a stone (as if pressed hard or to a point); (by implication of use) a knife

KJV Usage: flint, sharp stone.