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Lexicon :: Strong's H3939 - laʿănâ

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לַעֲנָה
Transliteration
laʿănâ
Pronunciation
lah-an-aw' (Key)
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root supposed to mean to curse
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TWOT Reference: 1121

Strong’s Definitions

לַעֲנָה laʻănâh, lah-an-aw'; from an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed):—hemlock, wormwood.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H3939 in the following manner: wormwood (7x), hemlock (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H3939 in the following manner: wormwood (7x), hemlock (1x).
  1. wormwood

    1. bitterness (metaph.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לַעֲנָה laʻănâh, lah-an-aw'; from an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed):—hemlock, wormwood.
STRONGS H3939:
לַעֲנָה noun feminine wormwood (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb054203 is curse (verb bdb054204 id.), so Nabataean לצנת (verb לען) compare CookGlossary); — only figurative of bitter things: — of perverted justice, Amos 5:7; Amos 6:12 (|| ראֹשׁ; of result of idolatry, Deuteronomy 29:17 (|| id.); of י׳'s chastisement Jeremiah 9:14 (|| מֵ֯ירֿאֹשׁ, Jeremiah 23:15 (|| id.), Lamentations 3:15 (|| מְרוֺרִים), Lamentations 3:19 (|| ראֹשׁ); simile of bitter (מָרָה) result of intercourse with strange woman Proverbs 5:4. — On wormwood (Artemisia absinthium, etc., Greek ἀψίθιον) compare Löw80f. 401, 421 TristrNat, Hist. Bib. 493.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Deuteronomy

29:17

Proverbs

5:4

Jeremiah

9:14; 23:15

Lamentations

3:15; 3:19

Amos

5:7; 6:12

H3939

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3939 matches the Hebrew לַעֲנָה (laʿănâ),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:18 - Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood; H3939
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - But her end is bitter as wormwood, H3939 sharp as a twoedged sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:15 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, H3939 and give them water of gall to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:15 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, H3939 and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:15 - He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood. H3939
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:19 - Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood H3939 and the gall.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:7 - Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, H3939 and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:12 - Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock: H3939

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