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'
יָצַר verb form, fashion (Late Hebrew in participle יוֺצֵר potter, creator, and derivatives; Phoenician יצר potter; יצר ᵑ7 Syriac = יֵצֶר etc.; Arabic covenant, contract; Assyrian êƒêru, as Hebrew, DlHWB 309) —
Qal Perfect ׳י Isaiah 44:10; יָצָ֑ר Genesis 2:8; suffix יְצָרָהּ Isaiah 45:18; 2masculine יָצַרְתָּ Psalm 104:26 8t. Perfect; Imperfect3masculine וַיִּ֫יצֶר Genesis 2:7; וַיִּ֫צֶר 2:19; suffix יִצְּרֵהוּ Isaiah 44:12; 1singular suffix אֶצֳּו֯רְךָ Jeremiah 1:5; Participle יוֺצֵר Isaiah 41:25 20t.; יֹצֵר 45:18 6t.; suffix יֹצְרִי 49:5 11t. suffix; plural יוֺצְרִים 30:14; 1 Chronicles 4:23; construct יֹצְרֵי Isaiah 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 ׳כְּלִי potter's vessel 2 Samuel 17:28; Psalm 2:9; Jeremiah 19:11; הי ׳חֹמֶר potter's clay Isaiah 29:16; י ׳נֵבֶל 30:14; י ׳בַּקְבֻּק Jeremiah 19:1 הי ׳בית 18:2-3,.
c. frame, devise in the mind ׳י עָמָל Psalm 94:20.
2 of divine activity:
a. (as a potter) forming Adam out of עפר from אדמה Genesis 2:7-8, (J), beasts and birds, also from אדמה 2:19 (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; הַכֹּל Jeremiah 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 מֵרָחוֺק Isaiah 22:11; of an occurrence קֶדֶם מִימֵי 37:26 = 2 Kings 19:25; אֶעֱשֶׂנָּה אַף יָצַרְתִּי I have planned, I will also do it 2Ki 46:11; ׳י על רעה Jeremiah 18:11; ׳י לַהֲכִינָהּ devised it to establish it 33:2.
Niph`al Perfect אֵל לֹאנֿוֺצַר לְפָנַי Isaiah 43:10 before me a god was not formed (created).
Pu`al Perfect יצָֻּ֑רוּ יָמִים days (that) were pre-ordained (in the divine purpose) Psalm 139:16 (compare Qal, 2 b).
Hoph`al Imperfect יִצְלָ֑ח לֹא עָלַיִךְ יוּצַר כָּלכְּֿלִי Isaiah 54:17 any weapon that is formed against thee will not prosper.