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Lexicon :: Strong's H238 - 'āzan

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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 to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah,

Hear my voice,

You wives of Lamech,

Give H238 ear H238 to my word,

For I [fn]have killed a man for [fn]striking me;

And a boy for wounding me;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:26 - And He said, “If you will earnestly listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give H238 ear H238 to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, Yahweh, am your healer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:18 - Then he took up his [fn]discourse and said,

“Arise, O Balak, and hear;

Give H238 ear H238 to me, O son of Zippor!

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:45 - “Then you returned and wept before Yahweh; but Yahweh did not listen to your voice nor give H238 ear H238 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:1 -

“Give H238 ear H238, O heavens, and let me speak;

And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:3 -

“Hear, O kings; give H238 ear H238, O rulers!

As for me, to Yahweh, I will sing;

I will sing praise to Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:19 - Yet He sent prophets to them to bring them back to Yahweh; though they testified against them, they did not give H238 ear H238.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:30 -

“However, You bore with them for many years,

And testified to them by Your Spirit by the hand of Your prophets,

Yet they would not give H238 ear H238.

So You gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:16 -

“If I called and He answered me,

I could not believe that He was giving ear H238 to my voice.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 -

“Behold, I waited for your words,

I gave H238 ear H238 to your reasonings,

While you searched out what to say.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:1 -

“However now, Job, please hear my speech,

And give H238 ear H238 to all my words.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:2 -

“Hear my speech, you wise men,

And give H238 ear H238 to me, you who know.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 -

“But if you have understanding, hear this;

Give H238 ear H238 to the sound of my speech.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:14 -

“Give H238 ear H238 to this, O Job,

Stand and carefully consider the wondrous deeds of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:1 -

For the choir director. For [fn]the flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give H238 ear H238 to my words, O Yahweh,

Consider my meditation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 -

A Prayer of David.

Hear a righteous cause, O Yahweh, give heed to my cry of lamentation;

Give H238 ear H238 to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:12 -

“Hear my prayer, O Yahweh, and give H238 ear H238 to my cry for help;

Do not be silent at my tears;

For I am a sojourner with You,

A foreign resident like all my fathers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:1 -

For the choir director. Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm.

Hear this, all peoples;

Give H238 ear H238, all inhabitants of the world,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:2 -

O God, hear my prayer;

Give H238 ear H238 to the words of my mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 -

For the choir director. With stringed instruments. A [fn]Maskil of David.

Give H238 ear H238 to my prayer, O God;

And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:1 -

For the choir director. According to [fn]Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A Psalm.

My voice rises to God, and I must cry aloud;

My voice rises to God, and He will hear H238 me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:1 -

A [fn]Maskil of Asaph.

Give H238 ear H238, O my people, to my [fn]instruction;

Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:1 -

For the choir director. [fn]El Shoshannim. [fn]Eduth. Of Asaph. A Psalm.

O Shepherd of Israel, give H238 ear H238,

You who guide Joseph like a flock;

You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:8 -

O Yahweh God of hosts, hear my prayer;

Give H238 ear H238, O God of Jacob! Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:6 -

Give H238 ear H238, O Yahweh, to my prayer;

And give heed to the voice of my supplications!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:17 -

They have ears, but they do not hear H238,

Surely, there is not any breath in their mouths.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:6 -

I said to Yahweh, “You are my God;

Give H238 ear H238, O Yahweh, to the voice of my supplications.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:1 -

A Psalm of David.

O Yahweh, I call upon You; hasten to me!

Give H238 ear H238 to my voice when I call to You!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:1 -

A Psalm of David.

O Yahweh, hear my prayer,

Give H238 ear H238 to my supplications!

Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 -

An evildoer gives heed to lips of wickedness;

[fn]A liar gives H238 ear H238 to a destructive tongue.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:2 -

Hear, O heavens, and give H238 ear H238, O earth;

For [fn]Yahweh speaks,

“Sons I have reared and raised up,

But they have transgressed against Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:10 -

Hear the word of Yahweh,

You rulers of Sodom;

Give H238 ear H238 to the law of our God,

You people of Gomorrah.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:9 -

“Be broken, O peoples, and be [fn]shattered;

And give H238 ear H238, all remote places of the earth.

Gird yourselves, yet be [fn]shattered;

Gird yourselves, yet be [fn]shattered.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:23 -

Give H238 ear H238 and hear my voice,

Pay attention and hear my words.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:9 -

Rise up, you women who are at ease,

And hear my voice;

Give H238 ear H238 to my word,

You complacent daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:23 -

Who among you will give H238 ear H238 to this?

Who will give heed and hear hereafter?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 -

“Pay attention to Me, O My people,

And give H238 ear H238 to Me, O My [fn]nation;

For a law will go forth from Me,

And I will [fn]set My justice for a light of the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:4 -

For from ancient times they have not heard or given H238 ear H238,

Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,

Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:15 -

Listen and give H238 ear H238, do not be haughty,

For Yahweh has spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 -

Hear this, O priests!

Give heed, O house of Israel!

Give H238 ear H238, O house of the king!

For the judgment is for you,

For you have been a snare at Mizpah

And a net spread out on Tabor.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:2 -

Hear this, O elders,

And give H238 ear H238, all inhabitants of the land.

Has anything like this happened in your days

Or in your fathers’ days?

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