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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8172 - שָׁעַן
1) to lean on, trust in, support
1a) (Niphal) to lean, lean upon, support oneself
1a1) of trust in God (figuratively)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שָׁעַן not used in Kal.
(1) to lean upon, to rest upon, as a spear, followed by עַל 2 Samuel 1:6. נִשְׁעַן עַל יַד פּ׳ to lean on any one’s hand, spoken of kings, who were accustomed to go in public leaning on their friends and ministers, 2 Kings 5:18, 7:2, 17 2 Kings 7:17. Metaph. to repose confidence in any person or thing, followed by עַל Isaiah 10:20, 31:1 Job 8:15; 2 Chronicles 13:18, 14:10 16:7 Micah 3:11 followed by אֶל Proverbs 3:5 followed by בְּ Isaiah 50:10 absol. Job, 24:23.
(2) to lean against, followed by עַל, Judges 16:26 of a country, followed by לְ Numbers 21:15.
(3) to recline (prop. to rest upon the elbow), Genesis 18:4.
Derivatives, מִשְׁעָן, מִשְׁעֶנֶת, מַשְׁעֵן, and pr.n. אֶשְׁעָן.
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11