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Lexicon :: Strong's H2186 - zānaḥ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root meaning to push aside
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 564

Strong’s Definitions

זָנַח zânach, zaw-nakh'; a primitive root meaning to push aside, i.e. reject, forsake, fail:—cast away (off), remove far away (off).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H2186 in the following manner: (17x), cast away (1x), turn...away (1x), removed...far off.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H2186 in the following manner: (17x), cast away (1x), turn...away (1x), removed...far off.
  1. to cast off, reject, spurn

    1. (Qal) to reject

    2. (Hiphil) to forcefully reject someone

  2. to stink, emit stench, become odious

    1. (Hiphil) stink (perfect)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָנַח zânach, zaw-nakh'; a primitive root meaning to push aside, i.e. reject, forsake, fail:—cast away (off), remove far away (off).
STRONGS H2186: Abbreviations
† I. זָנַח verb reject, spurn (perhaps compare Assyrian zinû, be angry, especially of gods Gu§ 105 ZimBP 23 ff.) —
Qal Perfect ז׳ Hosea 8:3, 5; Lamentations 2:7; זָנַחְתָּ Psalm 44:10 + 2 times; suffix זְנַחְתָּ֑נִי Psalm 43:2; זְנַחְתָּנוּ Psalm 60:3; Psalm 60:12; Psalm 108:12; זְנַחְתִּים Zechariah 10:6; Imperfect יִזְנַח Psalm 77:8; Lamentations 3:31; תִּזְנַח Psalm 44:24 + 2 times; — reject, Israel rejects good Hosea 8:3; Samaria's calf rejects her Hosea 8:5 (others make י׳ subject; WeKl. Proph. reads אזנת I reject), elsewhere God rejects people Psalm 43:2; Psalm 60:3; Psalm 77:8; Psalm 88:15; Zechariah 10:6; לָנֶצַח Psalm 44:24; Psalm 74:1; לעולם Lamentations 3:31; ולא תצא בצבאתינו ז׳ Psalm 44:10; Psalm 60:12; Psalm 108:12; נַפְשִׁי מִשָּׁלוֺם Lamentations 3:17; king Psalm 89:39; altar Lamentations 2:7.
Hiph. Perfect הִזְנִיחַ 2 Chronicles 29:19; suffix הִזְנִיחָם 2 Chronicles 11:14; 3rd person plural הֶאֶזְנִיחוּ Isaiah 19:6, see II. זנח; Imperfect יַזְנִיחֲךָ 1 Chronicles 28:9; — (late) reject (= earlier Qal), Jeroboam rejects the Levites מכהן לי׳ 2 Chronicles 11:14; Ahaz the sacred vessels 2 Chronicles 29:19; י׳ rejects Solomon 1 Chronicles 28:9.

† II. [זָנַח] stink, emit stench (compare Arabic زَنَغَ become rancid, of oil, etc., Lane); — only
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine plural הֶאֶזְנִיחוּ נְהָרוֺת rivers stink Isaiah 19:6 (read הִזְנִיחוּ Ges§ 53, 6 Ol§ 255 b Sta§ 420 ai. 293; but Ew§ 123 b De Di derive from elative אַזְנָח or אֶזְנָח).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Chronicles

28:9; 28:9

2 Chronicles

11:14; 11:14; 29:19; 29:19


43:2; 43:2; 44:10; 44:10; 44:24; 44:24; 60:3; 60:3; 60:12; 60:12; 74:1; 77:8; 77:8; 88:15; 89:39; 108:12; 108:12


19:6; 19:6


2:7; 2:7; 3:17; 3:31; 3:31


8:3; 8:3; 8:5; 8:5


10:6; 10:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2186 matches the Hebrew זָנַח (zānaḥ),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 -

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with [fn]a whole heart and a delighted soul; for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found; but if you forsake Him, He will reject H2186 you forever.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:14 - For the Levites left their pasture lands and their possession of land and went to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had rejected H2186 them from ministering as priests to Yahweh
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:19 - “Moreover, all the utensils which King Ahaz had rejected H2186 during his reign in his unfaithfulness, we have prepared and set apart as holy; and behold, they are before the altar of Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:2 -

For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected H2186 me?

Why do I go mourning [fn]because of the oppression of the enemy?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:9 -

Yet You have rejected H2186 us and brought us to dishonor,

And do not go out with our armies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:23 -

Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord?

Awake, do not reject H2186 us forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:1 -

For the choir director. According to [fn]Shushan Eduth. A [fn]Mikhtam of David. For teaching. [fn]When he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.

O God, You have rejected H2186 us. You have [fn]broken us;

You have been angry; Oh, restore us.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:10 -

Have You Yourself, O God, not rejected H2186 us?

And will You, O God, not go forth with our armies?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:1 -

A [fn]Maskil of Asaph.

Why, O God? Have You rejected H2186 us forever?

Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your [fn]pasture?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:7 -

Will the Lord reject H2186 evermore?

And will He not be favorable again?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:14 -

O Yahweh, why do You reject H2186 my soul?

Why do You hide Your face from me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:38 -

But You have cast H2186 off H2186 and rejected,

You have been full of wrath [fn]against Your anointed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:11 -

Have You, O God, not rejected H2186 us?

And will You, O God, not go forth with our armies?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:6 -

The rivers will emit H2186 a H2186 stench H2186,

The [fn]streams of Egypt will thin out and dry up;

The reeds and rushes will rot away.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:7 -


The Lord has rejected H2186 His altar;

He has abandoned His sanctuary;

He has delivered into the hand of the enemy

The walls of her palaces.

They have made a noise in the house of Yahweh

As in the day of an appointed time.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:17 -

My soul has been H2186 rejected H2186 from peace;

I have forgotten goodness.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:31 -


For the Lord will not reject H2186 forever,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:3 -

Israel has rejected H2186 the good;

The enemy will pursue him.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:5 -

[fn]He has rejected H2186 your calf, O Samaria, saying,

“My anger burns against them!”

How long will they be incapable of innocence?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:6 -

“I will make the house of Judah mighty,

And I will save the house of Joseph,

And I will [fn]cause them to return,

Because I have had compassion on them;

And they will be as though I had not rejected H2186 them,

For I am Yahweh their God, and I will answer them.

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