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Lexicon :: Strong's H238 - 'āzan

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 57

Strong’s Definitions

אָזַן ʼâzan, aw-zan'; a primitive root; probably to expand; but used only as a denominative from H241; to broaden out the ear (with the hand), i.e. (by implication) to listen:—give (perceive by the) ear, hear(-ken). See H239.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H238 in the following manner: give ear (31x), hearken (6x), hear (3x), perceived by the ear (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H238 in the following manner: give ear (31x), hearken (6x), hear (3x), perceived by the ear (1x).
  1. to hear, listen

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to hear, listen, give ear

      2. to be obedient, harken

      3. to hear or listen to prayers (of God)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָזַן ʼâzan, aw-zan'; a primitive root; probably to expand; but used only as a denominative from H241; to broaden out the ear (with the hand), i.e. (by implication) to listen:—give (perceive by the) ear, hear(-ken). See H239.
STRONGS H238: Abbreviations
I. † [אָזַן]42 verb denominative
Hiph. give ear, listen, hear, almost wholly poetical — Perfect הֶאֱזִין Deuteronomy 1:45; וְהַאֲזִין consecutive Psalm 77:2 (see De Kö1, p. 390); וְהַאֲזַנְתָּ֫ Exodus 15:26; הֶאֱזִינוּ Isaiah 64:3 +; Imperfect יַאֲזִין Job 9:16 +; אָזִין (for אַאֲזִין) Job 32:11, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הַאֲזִ֫ינָה Numbers 23:18 +; feminine singular הַאֲזִ֫יּנִי Isaiah 1:2; feminine plural הַאֲזֵ֫נָּה Genesis 4:23; Isaiah 32:9, etc.; Participle מֵזִין (for מַאֲזִין see Kö1, 391) Proverbs 17:4; —
1. hear, perceive by the ear, absolute Isaiah 64:3 (|| שׁמע) Psalm 135:17; give ear, listen, absolute (of mountains personified) Deuteronomy 32:1, compare Isaiah 1:2 (of earth, personified); of men Judges 5:3; Psalm 49:2; Isaiah 28:23; Joel 1:2 (all || שׁמע) Hosea 5:1 (|| שׁמע, הִקְשִׁיב) Isaiah 8:9; followed by accusative of thing Genesis 4:23; Job 33:1; Isaiah 1:10; Isaiah 32:9 (all || שׁמע) Isaiah 42:23 (|| שׁמע, הקשׂיב); Job 37:14 (|| הִתְבּוֺנֵן); Psalm 78:1 followed byעל (of thing) Proverbs 17:4 (|| הִקְשִׁיב); followed by עַד (of thing) Job 32:11 (|| הוֺחַלְתִּי); hearken to, = be obedient to, absolute Jeremiah 13:15 (|| שׁמע) 2 Chronicles 24:19; Nehemiah 9:30; with accusative of thing Job 9:16; לְ (of thing) Job 34:16 (|| שׁמע) Exodus 15:26; followed by לְ person Job 34:2 (|| שׁמע); followed by עָדַי person Numbers 23:18; followed by אֶלֿ person Isaiah 51:4.
2. of God, listening (with favour) to prayer, etc., absolute Psalm 80:2; Psalm 84:9 (|| שׁמע), followed by אֶלֿ person Psalm 77:2; Deuteronomy 1:45 (|| שׁטע); with accusative of thing Psalm 5:2 (|| בִּין) Psalm 17:1 (|| שׁמע, הקשׁיב), Psalm 55:2 (|| הקשׁיב Psalm 55:3) Psalm 86:6 (|| id.), Psalm 140:7; Psalm 141:1; followed by אֶלֿ (of thing) Psalm 39:13; Psalm 143:1 (both || שׁמע); followed by לְ (of thing) Psalm 54:4 (|| שׁמע).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:23; 4:23


15:26; 15:26


23:18; 23:18


1:45; 1:45; 32:1



2 Chronicles





9:16; 9:16; 32:11; 32:11; 33:1; 34:2; 34:16; 37:14


5:2; 17:1; 39:13; 49:2; 54:4; 55:2; 55:3; 77:2; 77:2; 78:1; 80:2; 84:9; 86:6; 135:17; 140:7; 141:1; 143:1


17:4; 17:4


1:2; 1:2; 1:10; 8:9; 28:23; 32:9; 32:9; 42:23; 51:4; 64:3; 64:3







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H238 matches the Hebrew אָזַן ('āzan),
which occurs 41 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:23 - And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken H238 unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:26 - And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear H238 to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:18 - And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken H238 unto me, thou son of Zippor:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:45 - And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear H238 unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:1 - Give ear, H238 O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:3 - Hear, O ye kings; give ear, H238 O ye princes; I, even I, will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:19 - Yet he sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear. H238
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:30 - Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: H238 therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:16 - If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened H238 unto my voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear H238 to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:1 - Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken H238 to all my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:2 - Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear H238 unto me, ye that have knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 - If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken H238 to the voice of my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:14 - Hearken H238 unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:1 - [[To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.]] Give ear H238 to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 - [[A Prayer of David.]] Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear H238 unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:12 - Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear H238 unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] Hear this, all ye people; give ear, H238 all ye inhabitants of the world:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:2 - Hear my prayer, O God; give ear H238 to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.]] Give ear H238 to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:1 - [[To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.]] I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear H238 unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:1 - [[Maschil of Asaph.]] Give ear, H238 O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:1 - [[To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph.]] Give ear, H238 O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:8 - O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, H238 O God of Jacob. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:6 - Give ear, H238 O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:17 - They have ears, but they hear H238 not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:6 - I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear H238 the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:1 - [[A Psalm of David.]] LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear H238 unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:1 - [[A Psalm of David.]] Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear H238 to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 - A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear H238 to a naughty tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:2 - Hear, O heavens, and give ear, H238 O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:10 - Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear H238 unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:9 - Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, H238 all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:23 - Give ye ear, H238 and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:9 - Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear H238 unto my speech.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:23 - Who among you will give ear H238 to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 - Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear H238 unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:4 - For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, H238 neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:15 - Hear ye, and give ear; H238 be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 - Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, H238 O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:2 - Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, H238 all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?
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