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Lexicon :: Strong's H1589 - gānaḇ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

גָּנַב gânab, gaw-nab'; a primitive root; to thieve (literally or figuratively); by implication, to deceive:—carry away, × indeed, secretly bring, steal (away), get by stealth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H1589 in the following manner: steal (30x), steal away (7x), carry away (1x), brought (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H1589 in the following manner: steal (30x), steal away (7x), carry away (1x), brought (1x).
  1. to steal, steal away, carry away

    1. (Qal) to steal

    2. (Niphal) to be stolen

    3. (Piel) to steal away

    4. (Pual) to be stolen away, be brought by stealth

    5. (Hithpael) to go by stealth, steal away

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּנַב gânab, gaw-nab'; a primitive root; to thieve (literally or figuratively); by implication, to deceive:—carry away, × indeed, secretly bring, steal (away), get by stealth.
STRONGS H1589: Abbreviations
† [גָּנַב] verb steal (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic גְּנַב, bdb017006; Arabic bdb017007 is hurt the side, or put aside, denominative from bdb017008 side) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular suffix גְּנָבַתּוּ Job 21:18; Job 27:20, גְּנָבָ֫תַם Genesis 31:22; 2nd person masculine singular גָּנַבְתּ Genesis 31:30; 1st person singular וְגָנַ֑בְתִּי consecutive Proverbs 30:9; גָּנְָֽבוּ Joshua 7:11; 2 Samuel 21:12; suffix גְּנָבוּךָ 2 Samuel 19:42; Imperfect יִגְנָֹֽב־ Exodus 21:37, יִגְנוֺב Proverbs 6:30, וַיִּגְנֹב Genesis 31:20; 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּגְנֹב Genesis 31:19 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine singular תִּגְנֹב Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:17, וַתִּגְנֹב Genesis 31:26, 27, יִגְנְבוּ Obadiah 5, תִּגְנֹ֑בוּ Leviticus 19:11, נִגְנֹב Genesis 44:8; Infinitive absolute גָּנֹב Exodus 22:11 + 2 times; Participle גֹּנֵב Exodus 21:16 + 2 times, גָּנוּב Genesis 30:33; feminine construct גְּנֻֽֽֽבְתִי Genesis 31:39 (twice in verse); plural גְּנוּבִים Proverbs 9:17; in Hexateuch always J E D, except Leviticus 19:11 (H); — steal with accusative of thing Genesis 31:19, 30, 32; Genesis 44:8; Exodus 21:37; 2 Samuel 21:12 compare passive Genesis 30:33; Genesis 31:39; Proverbs 9:17; with object person Exodus 21:16; Deuteronomy 24:7; 2 Samuel 19:42; = take by stealth (for good purpose) 2 Kings 11:2 2 Chronicles 22:11; absolute Exodus 20:15 = Deuteronomy 5:17; Leviticus 19:11; Joshua 7:11; Proverbs 6:30; Proverbs 30:9; Obadiah 5; Zechariah 5:3, compareInfinitive absolute Hosea 4:2; Jeremiah 7:9 & (with Niph.) Exodus 22:11; גנב לֵב = deceive Genesis 31:20, 26 cf Di; אֹתִי ג׳ Genesis 31:27 id.; of sudden sweeping off by storm, in simile Job 21:18 figurative of destruction of wicked Job 27:20.
Niph. be stolen, subject of thing גָּנֹב יִגָּנֵב Exodus 22:11.
Pi. steal away (transitive) וַיְגַגֵּב אבשׁלום את־לֵב 2 Samuel 15:6; מְגַנְּבֵי דְּבָרַי Jeremiah 23:30.
Pu. be stolen away subject person גֻּנֹּב גֻּנַּבְתִּי Genesis 40:15; subject of thing וְגֻנַּב consecutive Exodus 22:6; be brought by stealth Job 4:12. יְגֻנָּ֑ב.
Hithp. go by stealth, steal away יִתְגַּנֵּב 2 Samuel 19:4, וַיִּתְגַּנֵּב 2 Samuel 19:4. (Syriac bdb017009 steal oneself away; so bdb017010 Genesis 31:27.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


30:33; 30:33; 31:19; 31:19; 31:20; 31:20; 31:22; 31:26; 31:26; 31:27; 31:27; 31:27; 31:30; 31:30; 31:32; 31:39; 31:39; 40:15; 44:8; 44:8


20:15; 20:15; 21:16; 21:16; 22:6; 22:11; 22:11; 22:11


19:11; 19:11; 19:11


5:17; 5:17; 24:7



2 Samuel

15:6; 19:4; 19:4; 19:42; 19:42; 21:12; 21:12

2 Kings


2 Chronicles



4:12; 21:18; 21:18; 27:20; 27:20


6:30; 6:30; 9:17; 9:17; 30:9; 30:9


7:9; 23:30




1:5; 1:5



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1589 matches the Hebrew גָּנַב (gānaḇ),
which occurs 40 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen H1589 with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:19 - And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen H1589 the images that were her father's.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - And Jacob stole away H1589 unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away H1589 unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away H1589 from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:30 - And now, though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen H1589 my gods?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:32 - With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen H1589 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:39 - That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen H1589 by day, or stolen H1589 by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:15 - For indeed I was stolen away H1589 out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal H1589 out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:15 - Thou shalt not steal. H1589
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:16 - And he that stealeth H1589 a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - If a man shall steal H1589 an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 - If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen H1589 out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:12 - And if it be stolen H1589 H1589 from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:11 - Ye shall not steal, H1589 neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:19 - Neither shalt thou steal. H1589
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:7 - If a man be found stealing H1589 any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:11 - Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, H1589 and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:6 - And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole H1589 the hearts of the men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:3 - And the people gat them by stealth H1589 that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away H1589 when they flee in battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:41 - And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, H1589 and have brought the king, and his household, and all David's men with him, over Jordan?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:12 - And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabeshgilead, which had stolen H1589 them from the street of Bethshan, where the Philistines had hanged them, when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:2 - But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole H1589 him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:11 - But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole H1589 him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:12 - Now a thing was secretly brought H1589 to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:18 - They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away. H1589
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:20 - Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away H1589 in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:30 - Men do not despise a thief, if he steal H1589 to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:17 - Stolen H1589 waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:9 - Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, H1589 and take the name of my God in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:9 - Will ye steal, H1589 murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:30 - Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal H1589 my words every one from his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:2 - By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, H1589 and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:5 - If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen H1589 till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:3 - Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth H1589 shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
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