Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #247 - אָזַר
1) gird, encompass, equip, clothe
1a) (Qal) to gird, gird on (metaphorical of strength)
1b) (Niphal) be girded
1c) (Piel) hold close, clasp
1d) (Hithpael) gird oneself (for war)
Nm ) ry (תסר TsR) - I. Enemy:One who closes in with pressure. II. Strait:A narrow tight place or situation. KJV (105): enemy, adversary, trouble, distress, affliction, foe, narrow, strait, flint, sorrow - Strongs: H6862 (צָר)
V) rya (אתסר ATsR) - I. Belt:To wrap around tightly. [df: rza]II. Store:To store up something in a safe place as if bound up. KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) gird, bind, compass, store, treasure - Strongs: H247 (אָזַר), H686 (אָצַר)
gf) refy (תסוהר TsWHR) - Shining: Something that shines bright. Also noon as the brightest part of the day. From the glistening of olive oil. [df: rhz] KJV (26): brightness, noon, noonday, day, midday, window - Strongs: H2096 (זֹהַר), H6672 (צָהֳרַיִם)
V) rfy (תסור TsWR) - Press: [df: rwz] KJV (41): (vf: Paal) besiege, siege, distress, bind, adversary, assault, bag, beset, cast, fashion, fortify, inclose, bind, crush, closed, thrust - Strongs: H2115 (זוּר), H6696 (צוּר)
Nm ) rfy (תסור TsWR) - Flint: A very hard rock that when fractured forms a razor sharp edge. Used for knives, spears or arrowheads. KJV (80): rock, strength, sharp, god, beauty, edge, stone, mighty, strong, stone, flint - Strongs: H6697 (צֻר), H6864 (צֹר)
V) ryi (יתסר YTsR) - Press: To pressed or squeeze out of shape or into a shape as when pressing clay into a shape. KJV (71): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hophal, Pual) distressed, straitened, straits, vex, narrow, form, potter, fashion, maker, frame, make, former, earthen, purpose - Strongs: H3334 (יָצַר), H3335 (יָצַר)
Nm) riy (תסיר TsYR) - I. Pain:A pressing pain. II. Idol:As pressed out of clay. III. Hinge:As pressed. The weight of the door rested on the hinge. IV. Messenger:KJV (14): ambassador, messenger, pain, pang, sorrow, idol, hinge - Strongs: H6735 (צִיר), H6736 (צִיר)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָזַר fut. יֶאֱוֹר Jeremiah 1:17, with suff. יַאַזְרֵנִי Job 30:18, to bind around, to gird, also, to be girded, to gird oneself. Arab. أَزَرَ to be strong, robust, and perhaps, also, prop. to be girded, to gird. Conj. II. to gird. Conj. III. to strengthen, to aid. Cognate roots, all of which have the sense of to bind together, to gird, to surround, are, אָסַר, (אָצַל) אָצַר, עָצַר, עָטַר, עָזַר, חָצַר, חָרַר, גָּרַר. It is used
(a) of the garment with which any one is girded, with an acc. of pers. Job 30:18.
(b) with an acc. of the member girded, Job 38:3, חֲלָצֶיךָ אֱזָר־נָא “gird up thy loins;” Job 40:7; Jeremiah 1:17.
(c) with an acc. of the girdle or garment with which any one is girded, and figuratively, 1 Samuel 2:4, אָֽזְרוּ הַיִל “they are girded with strength.”
Niphal part. נֶאְזָר girded, Psalms 65:7.
Piel, to gird, with two acc., one of the person, the other of the girdle, Psalms 18:33, 40 Psalms 18:40, וַתְּאַזְּרֵנִי חַיִל לַמִּלְחָמָה “thou hast girded me with might for the war;” Psalms 30:12, וַתְּאַוְּרֵנִי שִׂמְחָה “thou hast girded (i.e. surrounded) me with gladness;” Isaiah 50:11, מְאַזְּרֵי זִיקוֹת “girded (i.e. armed) with burning darts.” As to the construction of verbs of this kind with two accus. compare Lehrg. § 219, 1.
Hithpael, to gird oneself (i.e. arm oneself), to prepare for battle, Isaiah 8:9 with an accus. Psalms 93:1 (with strength).
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