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Lexicon :: Strong's H2005 - hēn

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Part of Speech
hypothetical participle, interjection
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive particle
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 510

Strong’s Definitions

הֵן hên, hane; a primitive particle; lo!; also (as expressing surprise) if:—behold, if, lo, though.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H2005 in the following manner: lo, behold, if, or if, though.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H2005 in the following manner: lo, behold, if, or if, though.
  1. behold, lo, though

    hypothetical participle
  2. if

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הֵן hên, hane; a primitive particle; lo!; also (as expressing surprise) if:—behold, if, lo, though.
STRONGS H2005: Abbreviations
II. הֵן 100 (הֶןֿNumbers 23:9, 24; Job 8:19, 20; 13:1; 26:14; 33:6, 12, 29; 36:5, 22, 26; הֵןֿ Job 13:15; 36:30; 41:1 [Job 41:9] +) demonstrative adverb or interjection lo! behold (on etymology see הִנֵּה), less widely used than הִנֵּה, and in prose mostly confined to calling attention to some fact upon which action is to be taken, or a conclusion based;
a. Genesis 3:22 הֵן הָאָדָם הָיָה behold the man is become as one of us, & now lest, etc., Genesis 4:14 behold, thou hast driven me forth etc., Genesis 11:6; 15:3; 19:34; 27:11; 29:7; 30:34 (nearly = yea), Exodus 5:5; 6:12, 30; Leviticus 10:18, 19; Numbers 17:27; Deuteronomy 5:21 (in prose only in Pentateuch (23 times) and Ezekiel 18:4 in this usage); in poetry, used more freely, but chiefly in Isa2 & Job, — Numbers 23:9, 24 (Balaam) Isaiah 23:13; 32:1; 33:7; Psalm 51:7; 51:8; 68:34; 78:20; 139:4; Proverbs 11:31 (stating the premiss to a conclusion introduced by אַף כִּי, q. v.), Proverbs 24:12: elsewhere (except in senses b, c) only in Isaiah 2 (23 times) & Job (31 times), as Isaiah 40:15 (twice in verse); Isaiah 41:11, 24, 29; 50:1, 2, 9 (twice in verse); Isaiah 50:11; Job 4:18; 15:15; 25:5 (in these three passages before אַף or אַף כִּי), Job 9:1, 12 etc. (see above).
†b. as a hypothetical particle, propounding a possibility, if (so Late Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, Mandean, Palmyrene (ZMG 1888, 404); on the contrary Syriac NAe , Palestinian Targum אִין, also Palmyrene (ib. p. 415), Arabic إِنْ with א), a special application or development of the use a: Exodus 4:1 והן לא יאמינו לי and behold)= and suppose) they will not believe me ? etc., Leviticus 25:20 and if (וְכִי) ye say, What shall we eat the 7th year ? הֵן לֹא נִזְרַע behold, we shall not sow etc. (i.e. supposing we do not sow), Isaiah 54:15; Job 40:23; 2 Chronicles 7:13 (twice in verse))2 Chronicles 7:13b וְאִם); stating the ground on which a question is based, Exodus 8:22 (וְלֹא = הֲלֹא), Jeremiah 3:1; Haggai 2:12 (see H2006 הֵן Aramaic b).
†c. if, whether, in an indirect question, Jeremiah 2:10 רְאוּ הֵן הָֽיְתָה כָּזֹאת (but Gr הֲנִהְיְתָה); compare H518 אִם 2b, and H2006 הֵן Aramaic 3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:22; 4:14; 11:6; 15:3; 19:34; 27:11; 29:7; 30:34


4:1; 5:5; 6:12; 6:30; 8:22


10:18; 10:19; 25:20


23:9; 23:9; 23:24; 23:24



2 Chronicles

7:13; 7:13


4:18; 8:19; 8:20; 9:1; 9:12; 13:1; 13:15; 15:15; 25:5; 26:14; 33:6; 33:12; 33:29; 36:5; 36:22; 36:26; 36:30; 40:23; 41:9


51:7; 51:8; 68:34; 78:20; 139:4


11:31; 24:12


2; 23:13; 32:1; 33:7; 40:15; 41:11; 41:24; 41:29; 50:1; 50:2; 50:9; 50:11; 54:15


2:10; 3:1





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2005 matches the Hebrew הֵן (hēn),
which occurs 318 times in 311 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 3:22–1Sa 3:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 - Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:13 - And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh,[fn] for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:9 - “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:3 - And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:11 - But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “Behold, my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Behold, I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - He said, “Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered together. Water the sheep and go, pasture them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:34 - Laban said, “Good! Let it be as you have said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:8 - But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:6 - When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:17 - Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Behold, in my dream I was standing on the banks of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - Behold, the money that we found in the mouths of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:16 - And Judah said, “What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; behold, we are my lord’s servants, both we and he also in whose hand the cup has been found.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:1 - So Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, “My father and my brothers, with their flocks and herds and all that they possess, have come from the land of Canaan. They are now in the land of Goshen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:23 - Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, I have this day bought you and your land for Pharaoh. Now here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:4 - and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a company of peoples and will give this land to your offspring after you for an everlasting possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The LORD did not appear to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:5 - And Pharaoh said, “Behold, the people of the land are now many,[fn] and you make them rest from their burdens!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:12 - But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:30 - But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips. How will Pharaoh listen to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:21 - Or else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants and your people, and into your houses. And the houses of the Egyptians shall be filled with swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:26 - But Moses said, “It would not be right to do so, for the offerings we shall sacrifice to the LORD our God are an abomination to the Egyptians. If we sacrifice offerings abominable to the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not stone us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 - Behold, about this time tomorrow I will cause very heavy hail to fall, such as never has been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:4 - For if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:17 - And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:6 - Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:11 - “Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:18 - Behold, its blood was not brought into the inner part of the sanctuary. You certainly ought to have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - And Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, today they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD, and yet such things as these have happened to me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would the LORD have approved?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:20 - And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:40 - And they rose early in the morning and went up to the heights of the hill country, saying, “Here we are. We will go up to the place that the LORD has promised, for we have sinned.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:12 - And the people of Israel said to Moses, “Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:9 - For from the top of the crags I see him,
from the hills I behold him;
behold, a people dwelling alone,
and not counting itself among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:24 - Behold, a people! As a lioness it rises up
and as a lion it lifts itself;
it does not lie down until it has devoured the prey
and drunk the blood of the slain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:14 - And now, behold, I am going to my people. Come, I will let you know what this people will do to your people in the latter days.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:12 - Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:16 - Behold, these, on Balaam’s advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:24 - And you said, ‘Behold, the LORD our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:14 - Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:14 - And the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, the days approach when you must die. Call Joshua and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may commission him.” And Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves in the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:27 - For I know how rebellious and stubborn you are. Behold, even today while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the LORD. How much more after my death!
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:25 - And now, behold, we are in your hand. Whatever seems good and right in your sight to do to us, do it.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:4 - Then the LORD called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:5 - and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:6 - And the LORD called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:8 - And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the LORD was calling the boy.

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