yatsar: to form, fashionOriginal Word: יָצַרPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. rootDefinition
to form, fashionNASB Translation
Creator (1), devises (1), earthenware* (1), fashion (1), fashioned (1), fashioning (2), fashions (1), formed (20), forming (2), forms (2), made (1), Maker (2), maker (4), ordained (1), planned (4), potter (9), potter's (7), potters (1).
Brown-Driver-Briggs יָצַר verb form, fashion
(Late Hebrew in participle יוֺצֵר potter, creator
, and derivatives; Phoenician יצר potter
; ᵑ7 יצר
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 Genesis 2:19; suffix יִצְּרֵהוּ Isaiah 44:12; 1singular suffix אֶצֳּו֯רְךָ Jeremiah 1:5; Participle יוֺצֵר Isaiah 41:25 20t.; יֹצֵר Isaiah 45:18 6t.; suffix יֹצְרִי Isaiah 49:5 11t. suffix; plural יוֺצְרִים Isaiah 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; Isaiah 41:25; Jeremiah 18:4 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 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); ׳כְּלִי (ה)י potter's vessel 2 Samuel 17:28; Psalm 2:9; Jeremiah 19:11; ׳חֹמֶר הי potter's clay Isaiah 29:16; ׳נֵבֶל י Isaiah 30:14; ׳בַּקְבֻּק י Jeremiah 19:1 ׳בית הי Jeremiah 18:2,3.
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 עָמָל ׳י 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 Genesis 2:19 (J); Israel as a people Isaiah 27:11; Isaiah 43:1,21; Isaiah 44:21; Isaiah 45:9 (twice in verse); Isaiah 45:11; Isaiah 64:7, even from the womb Isaiah 44:2,24; the servant of Yahweh from the womb Isaiah 49:5; of the formation of the individual man Isaiah 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 Psalm 95:5; the earth Isaiah 45:18 (twice in verse); the mountains Amos 4:13; הַכֹּל Jeremiah 10:16 = Jeremiah 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 מִימֵי קֶדֶם Isaiah 37:26 = 2 Kings 19:25; יָצַרְתִּי אַף אֶעֱשֶׂנָּה I have planned, I will also do it 2Ki 46:11; רעה על ׳י Jeremiah 18:11; לַהֲכִינָהּ ׳י devised it to establish it Jeremiah 33:2.
Niph`al Perfect לְפָנַי לֹאנֿוֺצַר אֵל Isaiah 43:10 before me a god was not formed (created).
Pu`al Perfect יָמִים יצָֻּ֑רוּ days (that) were pre-ordained (in the divine purpose) Psalm 139:16 (compare Qal, 2 b).
Hoph`al Imperfect כָּלכְּֿלִי יוּצַר עָלַיִךְ לֹא יִצְלָ֑ח Isaiah 54:17 any weapon that is formed against thee will not prosper.
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'