Word Summary
yatsar: to form, fashion
Original Word: יָצַר
Transliteration: yatsar
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-tsar')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to form, fashion
Meaning: to mould into a, form, as a, potter, to determine
Strong's Concordance
earthen, fashion, form, frame, maker, potter, purpose

Probably identical with yatsar (through the squeezing into shape); ((compare yatsa')); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine (i.e. Form a resolution) -- X earthen, fashion, form, frame, make(-r), potter, purpose.

see HEBREW yatsar

see HEBREW yatsa'


H3335. yatsar

יָצַרverb form, fashion (Late Hebrew in participle יוֺצֵרpotter, creator, and derivatives; Phoenician יצרpotter; יצר ᵑ7‎ Syriac = יֵצֶר‎ etc.; Arabic covenant, contract; Assyrian êƒêru, as Hebrew, DlHWB 309) —

Qal Perfect ׳יIsaiah 44:10; יָצָ֑רGenesis 2:8; suffix יְצָרָהּIsaiah 45:18; 2masculine יָצַרְתָּPsalm 104:26 8t. Perfect; Imperfect3masculine וַיִּ֫יצֶרGenesis 2:7; וַיִּ֫צֶר2:19; suffix יִצְּרֵהוּIsaiah 44:12; 1singular suffix אֶצֳּו֯רְךָJeremiah 1:5; Participle יוֺצֵרIsaiah 41:25 20t.; יֹצֵר45:18 6t.; suffix יֹצְרִי49:5 11t. suffix; plural יוֺצְרִים30:14; 1 Chronicles 4:23; construct יֹצְרֵיIsaiah 44:9; —

1 of human activity:

a. of a potter who forms out of clay a vessel Isaiah 29:16; 41:25; Jeremiah 18:4 (twice in verse); 18:6 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 4:23; Lamentations 4:2; Zechariah 11:13 (twice in verse) (these last two according to Thes SS et al. error for אוֺצָר‎); (ה)י ׳כְּלִיpotter's vessel 2 Samuel 17:28; Psalm 2:9; Jeremiah 19:11; הי ׳חֹמֶרpotter's clay Isaiah 29:16; י ׳נֵבֶל30:14; י ׳בַּקְבֻּקJeremiah 19:1 הי ׳בית18:2-3,.

b. of a carver of wood, graven images Isaiah 44:9-10, 12; Habakkuk 2:18 (twice in verse).

c. frame, devise in the mind ׳י עָמָלPsalm 94:20.

2 of divine activity:

a. (as a potter) forming Adam out of עפר‎ from אדמהGenesis 2:7-8, (J), beasts and birds, also from אדמה2:19 (J); Israel as a people Isaiah 27:11; 43:1, 21; 44:21; 45:9 (twice in verse); 45:11; 64:7, even from the womb 44:2, 24; the servant of Yahweh from the womb 49:5; of the formation of the individual man 43:7; Jeremiah in the womb Jeremiah 1:5; the eye of man Psalm 94:9; the locust Amos 7:1; Leviathan Psalm 104:26; the dry land 95:5; the earth Isaiah 45:18 (twice in verse); the mountains Amos 4:13; הַכֹּלJeremiah 10:16 = 51:19. Figurative perhaps lost sight of in some of the above, and quite certainly in the forming of light Isaiah 45:7, of summer and winter Psalm 74:17, the רוּחַ‎ of man Zechariah 12:1, and the לב‎ of men Psalm 33:15.

b. figurative for frame, pre-ordain, plan (in divine purpose), of a situation מֵרָחוֺקIsaiah 22:11; of an occurrence קֶדֶם מִימֵי37:26 = 2 Kings 19:25; אֶעֱשֶׂנָּה אַף יָצַרְתִּיI have planned, I will also do it 2Ki 46:11; ׳י על רעהJeremiah 18:11; ׳י לַהֲכִינָהּdevised it to establish it 33:2.

Niph`al Perfect אֵל לֹאנֿוֺצַר לְפָנַיIsaiah 43:10 before me a god was not formed (created).

Pu`al Perfect יצָֻּ֑רוּ יָמִיםdays (that) were pre-ordained (in the divine purpose) Psalm 139:16 (compare Qal, 2 b).

Hoph`al Imperfect יִצְלָ֑ח לֹא עָלַיִךְ יוּצַר כָּלכְּֿלִיIsaiah 54:17 any weapon that is formed against thee will not prosper.