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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, H2005 the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - “Behold, H2005 You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:13 - Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:9 - “Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your [fn]descendants after you;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - The LORD said, “Behold, H2005 they are one people, and they all have [fn]the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be [fn]impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:3 - And Abram said,[fn]Since H2005 You have given no [fn]offspring to me, [fn]one born in my house is my heir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - On the following day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, H2005 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 [fn]our family through our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:11 - Jacob [fn]answered his mother Rebekah, “Behold, H2005 Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - But Isaac replied to Esau, “Behold, H2005 I have made him your master, and all his [fn]relatives I have given to him [fn]as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. Now as for you then, what can I do, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - He said, “Behold, H2005 it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water the sheep, and go, pasture them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:34 - Laban said,[fn]Good, H2005 let it be according to your word.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:8 - But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Behold, H2005 with me here, my master [fn]does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my [fn]charge.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:6 - [fn]When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, [fn]behold, they were dejected.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:17 - So Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, “In my dream, behold, I was standing on the bank of the Nile;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - “Behold, H2005 the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks we have 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 - So Judah said, “What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? And how can we justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants; behold, we are my lord’s slaves, both we and the one in whose [fn]possession the cup has been found.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:1 - Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:23 - Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, H2005 I have today bought you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:4 - and He said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your [fn]descendants after you for an everlasting possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - Then Moses said, “What if H2005 they will not believe me or listen [fn]to what I say? For they may say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:5 - Again Pharaoh said, “Look, H2005 the people of the land are now many, and you would have them cease from their labors!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:12 - But Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, “Behold, H2005 the sons of Israel have not listened to me; how then will Pharaoh listen to me, for I am [fn]unskilled in speech?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:30 - But Moses said before the LORD, “Behold, H2005 I am [fn]unskilled in speech; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:21 - “For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:26 - But Moses said, “It is not right to do so, for we will sacrifice to the LORD our God [fn]what is an abomination to the Egyptians. If H2005 we sacrifice [fn]what is an abomination to the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not then stone us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 - “Behold, about this time tomorrow, I will [fn]send a very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded [fn]until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:4 - ‘For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:17 - “As for Me, behold, I will [fn]harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will 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 or not they will walk in My [fn]instruction.
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 will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:11 - [fn]Be sure to observe what I am commanding you this day: behold, I am going to drive out the Amorite before you, and the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:18 - “Behold, H2005 since its blood had not been brought inside, into the sanctuary, you should certainly have eaten it in the sanctuary, just as I commanded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - But Aaron spoke to Moses, “Behold, H2005 this very day they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD. When things like these happened to me, if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been good in the sight of the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:20 - ‘But if you say, “What are we going to eat on the seventh year [fn]if H2005 we do not sow or gather in our crops?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:40 - In the morning, however, they rose up early and went up to the [fn]ridge of the hill country, saying, “Here we are; [fn]we have indeed sinned, but we will go up to the place which the LORD has promised.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:12 - Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, H2005 we perish, we are dying, we are all dying!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:9 - “As I see him from the top of the rocks,
And I look at him from the hills;
Behold, H2005 a people who dwells apart,
And will not be reckoned among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:24 - “Behold, H2005 a people rises like a lioness,
And as a lion it lifts itself;
It will not lie down until it devours the prey,
And drinks the blood of the slain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:14 - “And now, behold, I am going to my people; come, and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the [fn]days to come.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:12 - “Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:16 - “Behold, H2005 these [fn]caused the sons of Israel, through the [fn]counsel of Balaam, to [fn]trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:24 - “You said, ‘Behold, H2005 the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that God speaks with man, yet he lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:14 - “Behold, H2005 to the LORD your God belong heaven and the [fn]highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:14 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, H2005 [fn]the time for you to die is near; call Joshua, and present yourselves at the tent of meeting, that I may commission him.” So Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves at the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:27 - “For I know your rebellion and your [fn]stubbornness; behold, H2005 while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against the LORD; how much more, then, after my death?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:25 - “Now behold, we are in your hands; do as it seems good and right in your sight to do to us.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:4 - that the LORD called Samuel; and he said, “Here I am.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:5 - Then he 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 - The LORD called yet again, “Samuel!” So Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he [fn]answered, “I did not call, my son, lie down again.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:8 - So the LORD called Samuel again for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli discerned that the LORD was calling the boy.

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