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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #04616 - מַעַן

Transliteration
ma‛an
Phonetics
mah'-an
Origin
from (H6030)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
1650g
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) purpose, intent

1a) for the sake of

1b) in view of, on account of

1c) for the purpose of, to the intent that, in order to conjunction

1d) to the end that

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (10)
Genesis
3
Exodus
1
Numbers
1
1 Kings
1
2 Kings
1
Psalms
1
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
1
NAS (167)
Genesis
5
Exodus
5
Leviticus
4
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
28
Joshua
4
Judges
2
1 Samuel
1
1 Kings
11
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
4
Nehemiah
3
Job
2
Psalms
19
Proverbs
1
Isaiah
18
Jeremiah
12
Ezekiel
27
Daniel
2
Joel
1
Amos
2
Micah
2
Habakkuk
1
Zechariah
2
HCS (250)
Genesis
6
Exodus
15
Leviticus
2
Numbers
4
Deuteronomy
44
Joshua
6
Judges
1
1 Samuel
2
2 Samuel
1
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
9
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
9
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
2
Job
3
Psalms
31
Proverbs
3
Isaiah
23
Jeremiah
21
Ezekiel
36
Daniel
2
Hosea
1
Joel
1
Amos
3
Obadiah
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Zechariah
2
BSB (276)
Genesis
11
Exodus
16
Leviticus
3
Numbers
4
Deuteronomy
48
Joshua
8
Judges
2
1 Samuel
2
2 Samuel
1
1 Kings
16
2 Kings
9
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
9
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
3
Job
3
Psalms
32
Proverbs
3
Isaiah
28
Jeremiah
24
Ezekiel
37
Daniel
2
Hosea
1
Joel
1
Amos
4
Obadiah
1
Micah
2
Habakkuk
2
Zechariah
2
ESV (177)
Genesis
3
Leviticus
1
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
33
Joshua
1
Judges
2
1 Kings
11
2 Kings
7
1 Chronicles
1
2 Chronicles
7
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
2
Job
2
Psalms
24
Proverbs
3
Isaiah
22
Jeremiah
16
Ezekiel
30
Daniel
2
Joel
1
Amos
3
Habakkuk
1
Zechariah
1
WEB (9)
Genesis
3
Exodus
1
1 Kings
1
2 Kings
1
Psalms
1
Jeremiah
1
Ezekiel
1
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1359) no (אהנ AhN) AC: Watch CO: Eye AB: Affliction: The pictograph o is a picture of the eye, the n is a picture of a seed representing continuance. Combined these mean "eye of continuance". The nomadic agriculturist carefully watches over his livestock and crops by keeping a close eye on them. It was common to construct a shelter consisting of a roof on four posts, as a shelter from the glare of the sun. (eng: eye - with the removal of the n)

A) no (אהנ AhN) AC: Watch CO: Furrow AB: Affliction: A watching over something of importance. The furrow formed between the eyes when intently looking or from depression. A cloud as a covering that provides shade.

Nf3) tfno (אהנות AhNWT) - Affliction: An oppression or depression. KJV (1): affliction - Strongs: H6039 (עֱנוּת)

am) nom (מאהנ MAhN) - That: A close watching. [Always used with the prefix l meaning "to"] KJV (10): that, to, for, because, lest, intent - Strongs: H4616 (מַעַן)

af1 ) enom (מאהנה MAhNH) - Furrow: A depression in the ground. KJV (3): acre, furrow - Strongs: H4618 (מַעֲנָה)

fm) ino (אהני AhNY) - Affliction: One who is oppressed or depressed. Also the oppression or depression. KJV (120): affliction, trouble, poor, lowly, man - Strongs: H6040 (עֳנִי), H6041 (עָנִי)

iff2) tinot (תאהנית TAhNYT) - Fasting: Through the idea of affliction. KJV (1): heaviness - Strongs: H8589 (תַּעֲנִית)

B) nno (אהננ AhNN) AC: Watch CO: Cloud AB: ?: A watching over something of importance.

V) nno (אהננ AhNN) - Watch: KJV (11): (vf: Piel, Participle) observer, soothsayer, bring, sorceress, enchanter - Strongs: H6049 (עָנַן)

Nm) nno (אהננ AhNN) - Cloud: As watched to tell the weather. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (88): cloud - Strongs: H6050 (עֲנָן), H6051 (עָנָן)

Nf1) enno (אהננה AhNNH) - Cloud: As watched to tell the weather. KJV (1): cloud - Strongs: H6053 (עֲנָנָה)

bm) nino (אהנינ AhNYN) - Business: A careful watching over a task or burden. KJV (8): traveil, business - Strongs: H6045 (עִנְיָן)

H) eno (אהנה AhNH) AC: Afflict CO: Depression AB: ?: A furrow depression is formed between the eyes when watching intensely. The furrow may also be formed by concentration or depression.

V) eno (אהנה AhNH) - Afflict: To oppress another causing depression. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (85): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) afflict, humble, force, exercise, sing - Strongs: H6031 (עָנָה), H6033 (עֲנֵה)

J) nfo (אהונ AhWN) AC: Watch CO: Abode AB: ?: The home is a place closely watched. Protection of the home by keeping of a close eye on it.

V) nfo (אהונ AhWN) - Watch: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) eyed - Strongs: H5770 (עָיַן)

Nf1) enfo (אהונה AhWNH) - Habitation: KJV (1): duty - Strongs: H5772 (עֹנָה)

am) nfom (מאהונ MAhWN) - Abode: The dwelling place of a god (temple) , man (home) or animal (den) . Also a retreat. [df: Nyem] KJV (19): habitation, dwelling, den, dwellingplace - Strongs: H4583 (מָעִין)

kf1 ) enfom (מאהונה MAhWNH) - Abode: The dwelling place of a god (temple) , man (home) or animal (den) . Also a retreat. KJV (9): dwelling, place, den, refuge, habitation - Strongs: H4585 (מְעוֹנָה)

K) fno (אהנו AhNW) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Gentle: In the sense of a careful watching.

Nm) fno (אהנו AhNW) - Gentle: One who is oppressed or depressed. [df: wyne] KJV (26): meek, humble, poor, lowly - Strongs: H6035 (עָנָיו)

Nf1 ) efno (אהנוה AhNWH) - Gentleness: KJV (7): humility, gentleness, meekness - Strongs: H6037 (עַנְוָה), H6038 (עֲנָוָה)

L) noi (יאהנ YAhN) AC: Watch CO: Owl AB: ?

Nf ) noi (יאהנ YAhN) - I. Because:In the sense of paying attention. II. Yaeyn:An unknown bird. KJV (18): because, even seeing, forasmuch, that, whereas, why, ostrich - Strongs: H3282 (יַעַן), H3283 (יָעֵן)

Nf1) enoi (יאהנה YAhNH) - Owl: A bird that watches. KJV (8): owl - Strongs: H3284 (יַעֲנָה)

M) nio (אהינ AhYN) AC: ? CO: Eye AB: ?: The eye reveals the heart of the person. A well, spring or fountain as the eye of the ground.

Nf) nio (אהינ AhYN) - Eye: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (892): eye, sight, seem, colour, fountain, well, face, presence, before, conceit, think - Strongs: H5869 (עַיִן), H5870 (עַיִן)

am) niom (מאהינ MAhYN) - Spring: As the eye of the ground. KJV (23): fountain, well, spring - Strongs: H4599 (מַעְיָנָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מַעַן (for מַעֲנֶה, from the root עָנָה, عنى to designate by one’s words, compare יַעַן), pr. subst. purpose, intent, with pref. לְ, לְמַעַן; with suff. לְמַעֲנִי, לְמַעַנְךָ, לְמַעַנְכֶם always becoming a particle.

(A) prep. on account of

(1) used of the cause by which any one is moved, Psalms 48:12, “let Mount Zion be glad … לְמַעַן מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ because of thy judgments;” Psalms 97:8, 122:8. God is often said to have done something לְמַעַן דָּוִד עַבְדּוֹ for the sake of David his servant, i.e. on account of his memory and the promises given to him, Isaiah 37:35; Psalms 132:10; 2 Kings 8:19, 19:34 חַסְדּוֹ לְמַעַן for his mercy’s sake, i.e. because of his mercy being what it is, Psalms 6:5, 25:7 44:27 (in the same sense is said כְּחַסְדְּךָ Psalms 25:7, 51:3 109:26 ); לְמַעַן שְׁמוֹ for his name’s sake, what his name or character bids us to expect, (for God is regarded as being merciful, as has been well remarked by Winer), Psalms 23:3, 25:11 31:4. This meaning of the expression is very clear from the following examples: Psalms 109:21, עֲשֵׂה אִתִּי לְמַעַן שְׁמֶ֑ךָ כִּי טוֹב חַסְדְּךָ “do with me according to thy name, for great is thy loving kindness;” Psalms 143:11, לְמַעַן שִׁמְךָ יְיָ תְּחַיֵּי֑נִי בְּצִדְקָתְךְ וגו׳ “for thy name’s sake, O Jehovah, keep me alive, according to thy righteousness,” or mercy. [?] But see another use of this phrase under letter b.-לְמַעַן צִדְקוֹ (God) “for his righteousness’ sake,” Isaiah 42:21.

(2) used of purpose and intention, which any one has in view. לְמַעַנְכֶם on your account, i.e. for your welfare, for your benefit, Isaiah 43:14, compare 45:4 63:7. לְמַעֲנִי on my account, for my sake, i.e. to vindicate my name, Isaiah 43:25, 48:11 in this sense there is said more explicitly תְּהִלָּתִי (לְמַעַן)לְמַעַן שְׁמִיוּ “because of my name … and my glory,” Isaiah 48:9 compare לְמַעַן שִׁמְךָ Psalms 79:9, which is immediately explained, עַל דְּבַר כְּבוֹד שְׁמֶךָ “on account of the glory of thy name,” and 106:8, לְמַעַן שְׁמוֹ לְהוֹדִיעַ אֶת־גְּבוּרָתוֹ “for his name’s sake, that he might shew forth his power.” There is a different sense of this phrase in 1 Kings 8:41, “the stranger who comes from a land that is very far off לְמַעַן שְׁמֶֽךָ because of thy name,” i.e. to see thy glory. In the Psalms God is not unfrequently said or besought to do something “because of his enemies” Psalms 8:3 or because of the enemies of the Psalmist, Psalms 5:9, 27:11 69:19, i.e. that they may be put to shame, as though it were לְמַעַן יֵבשׁוּ.-Followed by an inf. with the intent that, Amos 2:7; Jeremiah 7:10, 44:8 Deuteronomy 29:18. In some instances interpreters have preferred understanding לְמַעַן of the event, rather than of the intent, rendering it so (i.e. with the result) that; but in this way the force of the language is wantonly destroyed. The idea of purpose or intent is always to be preserved, Am. loc. cit. “a father and son go in unto the same girl (harlot) לְמַעַן חַלֵּל אֶת־שֵׁם קָדְשִׁי in order to profane my holy name,” that is, with such atrocity and wantonness of wickedness do they advisedly, as it were, provoke the divine punishment; or, to use the Hebrew proverb, they draw punishment with cords of wickedness (Isaiah 5:18). Compare letter B, and see the observations of Fritzsche on the part. ἵνα, on Matth. p. 837.

(B) לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר Genesis 18:19; Leviticus 17:5; Numbers 17:5; Deuteronomy 20:18, 27:3 Joshua 3:4; 2 Samuel 13:5, etc., and without אֲשֶׁר: לְמַעַן conj. to the end that, followed by a fut. Genesis 27:25; Exodus 4:5; Isaiah 41:20 and so in all the instances. The following are some as to which doubts have been raised by interpreters. Genesis 18:19, כִּי יְדַעְתִּיו לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר יְצַוֶּה “for I have known (chosen) him (Abraham) that he may command,” etc. see יָדַע No. 7, b. Isaiah 66:11, “be glad with Jerusalem לְמַעַן תִּֽינְקוּ וּשְׂבַעְתֶּם that ye may suck and be satisfied,” etc. The meaning is, Declare yourselves as rejoicing with Jerusalem that ye may be admitted into fellowship of her joy and abundance. Hosea 8:4, “they make for themselves idols לְמַעַן יִכָּרֵת that they may be destroyed,” they rush, as it were, prone to their own destruction. Psalms 30:12, “thou hast turned my mourning into dancing … … 13 Ps3 0:13. that my heart may extol thee;” God is said to have done this. Isaiah 28:13, 36:12 44:9 Jeremiah 27:15 where some incorrectly understand לְמַעַן of the event, see a little above at the end of letter A. Τελικῶς are the words also to be taken, Psalms 51:6, “against thee only have I sinned … לְמַעַן תִּצְדַּק בְּדָבְרֶךָ that thou mayest be just in thy sentence;” to this end have I sinned that thy justice may be shown forth. [Rather perhaps, I make the confession to this end, etc.]

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List of Word Forms
הַ֭לְמַעַנְךָ הלמענך וּלְמַ֖עַן וּלְמַ֙עַן֙ וּלְמַ֛עַן וּלְמַ֜עַן וּלְמַ֡עַן וּלְמַ֣עַן וּלְמַ֤עַן וּלְמַ֥עַן וּלְמַ֨עַן ולמען לְ֝מַ֗עַן לְ֠מַעַן לְ֭מַעַן לְמַ֕עַן לְמַ֖עַן לְמַ֗עַן לְמַ֙עַן֙ לְמַ֛עַן לְמַ֜עַן לְמַ֡עַן לְמַ֣עַן לְמַ֣עַן ׀ לְמַ֣עַנְכֶ֔ם לְמַ֤עַן לְמַ֤עַן ׀ לְמַ֥עַן לְמַ֧עַן לְמַ֨עַן לְמַֽעֲנְךָ֣ לְמַֽעֲנִ֔י לְמַֽעַן־ לְמַעֲנִ֑י לְמַעֲנִ֛י לְמַעֲנִ֧י לְמַעַן֩ לְמַעַן֮ לְמַעַן־ לְמַעַנְכֶ֛ם לְמַעַנְכֶ֞ם לְמַעַנְכֶ֣ם למען למען־ למעני למענך למענכם hal·ma·‘an·ḵā halma‘anḵā Halmaancha lə·ma·‘ă·nî lə·ma·‘an lə·ma·‘an- lə·ma·‘ăn·ḵā lə·ma·‘an·ḵem ləma‘an ləma‘an- ləma‘ănî ləma‘ănḵā ləma‘anḵem leMaan lemaanCha leMaanChem lemaaNi ū·lə·ma·‘an ūləma‘an uleMaan
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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