Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1219: batsar (pronounced baw-tsar')

a primitive root; to clip off; specifically (as denominative from 1210) to gather grapes; also to be isolated (i.e. inaccessible by height or fortification):--cut off, (de-)fenced, fortify, (grape) gather(-er), mighty things, restrain, strong, wall (up), withhold.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to gather, restrain, fence, fortify, make inaccessible, enclose

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to cut off

1a2) fortified, cut off, made inaccessible (passive participle)

1a3) secrets, mysteries, inaccessible things (substantive)

1b) (Niphal) to be withheld

1c) (Piel) to fortify

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 37 times:

Genesis 11:6: "to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined"
Leviticus 25:5: "thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year"
Leviticus 25:11: "that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather of thy vine undressed."
Numbers 13:28: "be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover"
Deuteronomy 1:28: "than we; the cities and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons"
Deuteronomy 3:5: "All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars;"
Deuteronomy 9:1: "than great and fenced up to heaven,"
Deuteronomy 24:21: "When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger,"
Deuteronomy 28:52: "thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou"
Joshua 14:12: "were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out,"
Judges 9:27: "And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and trod the grapes, and made merry,"
2 Samuel 20:6: "after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape"
2 Kings 18:13: "of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah,"
2 Kings 19:25: "it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities"
2 Chronicles 17:2: "And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons"
2 Chronicles 19:5: "judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city,"
2 Chronicles 32:1: "into Judah, and encamped against the fenced and thought to win them for"
2 Chronicles 33:14: "and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah."
Nehemiah 9:25: "And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full"
Job 42:2: "every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from"
Psalms 76:12: " He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth."
Isaiah 2:15: "tower, and upon every fenced wall,"
Isaiah 22:10: "of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall."
Isaiah 25:2: "thou hast made of a city a heap; of a defensed city a ruin: a palace"
Isaiah 27:10: "Yet the defensed city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness:"
Isaiah 36:1: "of Assyria came up against all the defensed cities and took"
Isaiah 37:26: "that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defensed cities"
Jeremiah 6:9: "of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grape gatherer into the baskets."
Jeremiah 15:20: "And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against"
Jeremiah 33:3: "me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
Jeremiah 49:9: "If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves"
Jeremiah 51:53: "should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from"
Ezekiel 21:20: "of the Ammonites, and to Judah in Jerusalem the defensed."
Ezekiel 36:35: "and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited."
Hosea 8:14: "temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities,"
Obadiah 1:5: "have stolen till they had enough? if the grape gatherers to thee, would they not leave some grapes?"
Zephaniah 1:16: "of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers."

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