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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #539 - אָמַן
1) to support, confirm, be faithful
1a1) to support, confirm, be faithful, uphold, nourish
1a1a) foster-father (substantive)
1a1b) foster-mother, nurse
1a1c) pillars, supporters of the door
1b1) to be established, be faithful, be carried, make firm
1b1a) to be carried by a nurse
1b1b) made firm, sure, lasting
1b1c) confirmed, established, sure
1b1d) verified, confirmed
1b1e) reliable, faithful, trusty
1c1) to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to believe in
1c1a) stand firm
1c1b) trust, believe
1290) nm (מנ MN) AC: Firm CO: Kind AB: Sure: The pictograph m is a picture of water or other liquid such as blood, the n is a picture of a seed representing continuance. Combined these mean "blood continues". Each species (kind) continues by passing its blood to the following generation, which comes from the parent. Also the idea of strength through the blood. (eng: man; name - a reversal of the letters; animal; omen)
C) nma (אמנ AMN) AC: Firm CO: Pillar AB: ?: Something that grabs hold or supports something else. The passing of strength or skill to the next generation. A large group of the same kind are stronger than one.
V) na (אמנ AMN) - Firm: To stand firm as a support. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (111): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) believe, assurance, faithful, sure, establish, trust, verify, steadfast, continuance, father, bring up, nurse, stand, fail - Strongs: H539 (אָמַן), H540 (אֲמַן)
V) enm (מנה MNH) - Number: To count or number a set of things or people. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (33): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Pual, Piel, Participle) number, prepare, appoint, tell, count, set - Strongs: H4483 (מְנָא), H4487 (מָנָה)
Nm ) nim (מינ MYN) - I. Kind:A category of species. [df: ynm]II. From:[Hebrew and Aramaic; The short form " m " is used as a prefix meaning "from"] KJV (165): kind, among, with, from, since, after, at, by, whether, of, part, before, because, therefore, out, for, than - Strongs: H4327 (מִין), H4480 (מִנֵּי), H4481 (מִן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) prop. to prop, to stay, to sustain, to support, ftüßen, unterftüszlig;en, specially
(a) to support with the arm, to carry a child, Numbers 11:12; Lamentations 4:5. Part. אֹמֵן παιδαγωγός, one who carries and cares for a child, Nu. loc. cit.; Isaiah 49:23 also, one who guards and brings up, Esther 2:7. 2 Kings 10:1, 2 Kings 10:5 (compare כִּלְכֵּל; Arab. مان to sustain, to nourish), f. אֹמֶנֶת nurse, Ruth 4:16; 2 Samuel 4:4.
(b) to found, to build up (kindred to כָּנָה, אֶבֶן). Hence אָמָן, אָמוֹן architect, workman, Baumeifter; אֹמְנָה column, Stüße.
(2) intrans. med. E. to be stayed up; hence to be firm, unshaken, such as one may safely lean on. Metaph. to be faithful. Part. pass. אֱמוּנִים faithful ones, πιστοί, Psalms 12:2, 31:24. Compare סָמוּךְ Isaiah 26:3. Arab. أَمُنَ to be faithful; أَمَنَ is to lean and confide on any one; أَمِنَ to trust, to be secure.
(1) to support, to bear in the arms, as children, Isaiah 60:4. Compare Kal No. 1.
(2) to be founded, firm, stable, e.g. of a house, 1 Samuel 2:35, 25:28 2 Samuel 7:16; 1 Kings 11:38 of a firm place where a nail is driven in, Isaiah 22:23, 25 Isaiah 22:25 of a firm and stable condition, Isaiah 7:9.
(3) to be of long continuance, perennial, of water (opp. to אַכְזָב), Isaiah 33:16; Jeremiah 15:18 of sickness, Deuteronomy 28:59 of a covenant, Psalms 89:29.
(4) metaph. to be faithful, trustworthy, sure, such that any one can lean upon (auf den man bauen kann); of a servant, 1 Samuel 22:14; Numbers 12:7 a messenger, Proverbs 25:13 a witness, Jeremiah 42:5; Isaiah 8:2 of God, Deuteronomy 7:9; Isaiah 49:7; Hosea 12:1.- Psalms 78:8, לֹא נֶאֶמְנָה אֶת־אֵל רוּחוֹ “their spirit was not faithful with God.” Part. נֶאֱמָן upright. Proverbs 11:13, 27:6, נֶאֱמָנִים פִּצְעֵי אֹהֵב “upright are the wounds of a friend,” i.e. proceeding from sincerity of mind, ehr=lich=gutgemeint. Wounds are here used for severe rebukes. Also, a man of approved wisdom, Job 12:20.
(5) to be sure, certain, Hosea 5:9 of the word of God, Psalms 19:8 also, to be found true, confirmed, Genesis 42:20; 1 Kings 8:26.
(1) to lean upon, to build upon (auf etwas bauen), prop. Isaiah 28:16, “he that leaneth thereon [believeth in him] shall not flee away.” Generally
(2) figuratively to trust, to confide in (like the Arab. آمَنَ with ب). Job 4:18, הֵן בַּעֲבָדָיו לֹא יַאֲמין “behold he trusteth not in his servants;” Job 15:15, 39:12 Psalms 78:22, 32 Psalms 78:32, 119:66. הֶאֱמִין בַּיהֹוָה “he trusted in the Lord,” Genesis 15:6 לֹא הבְּ֞חַיָּין “to have no confidence for one’s life,” i.e. to fear for one’s life, Deuteronomy 28:66.
(3) to believe, absol. Isaiah 7:9 commonly followed by לְ of person and thing, Genesis 45:26; Exodus 4:1,, Proverbs 14:15; Psalms 106:24 followed by בִּי Exodus 4:5; Job 9:16 also with an inf. Job 15:22, “he does not believe (hope) that he shall escape out of darkness (terrors).”
(4) perhaps intrans. to stand firm, still, Job 39:24, “she does not stand still where the sound of the trumpet is heard.” Comp. Virg. Georg. iii. 83. From the common use of language it might be rendered, “he so longs for the battle that he hardly believes his own ears for joy.” Compare Job 9:16, 29:24.
[Deriv. אָמָן-אֻמְנָם, אָמוֹן, אֵמוּן, אֱמוּנָה, אֱמֶת, הֵימָן.]
II. אָמַן Hiphil הֶאֱמִין i.q. הֵימִין to turn to the right, Isaiah 30:21.
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