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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 - Lamech said to his wives,
“Adah and Zillah,
Listen to my voice,
You wives of Lamech,
Pay H238 attention H238 to my words,
For I have killed a man for wounding me;
And a boy for striking me!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:26 - And He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and listen 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, the LORD, am your healer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:18 - Then he took up his discourse and said,
“Arise, Balak, and hear;
Listen H238 to me, son of Zippor!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:45 - “Then you returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD did not listen to your voice, nor pay H238 attention H238 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:1 - “Listen H238, you heavens, and I will speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:3 - “Hear, you kings; listen H238, you dignitaries!
I myself—to the LORD, I myself will sing,
I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:19 - Yet He sent prophets to them to bring them back to the LORD; and they testified against them, but they would not listen H238.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:30 - “However, You remained patient with them for many years,
And admonished them by Your Spirit through Your prophets,
Yet they would not listen H238.
Therefore You handed them over to the peoples of the lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:16 - “If I called and He answered me,
I could not believe that He was listening H238 to my voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - “Behold, I waited for your words,
I listened H238 to your skillful speech,
While you [fn]pondered what to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:1 - “However, please hear my speech, Job,
And listen H238 to all my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:2 - “Hear my words, you wise men,
And listen H238 to me, you who understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 - “But if you have understanding, hear this;
Listen H238 to the sound of my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:14 - “Listen H238 to this, Job;
Stand and consider the wonders of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:1 - For the music director; for [fn]flute accompaniment. A Psalm of David.
Listen H238 to my words, LORD,
Consider my sighing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 - A Prayer of David.
Hear a just cause, LORD, give Your attention to my cry;
Listen H238 to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:12 - “Hear my prayer, LORD, and listen H238 to my cry for help;
Do not be silent to my tears;
For I am a stranger with You,
One who lives abroad, like all my fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
Hear this, all peoples;
Listen H238, all inhabitants of the world,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:2 - Hear my prayer, God;
Listen H238 to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 - For the music director; on stringed instruments. A [fn]Maskil of David.
Listen H238 to my prayer, God;
And do not hide Yourself from my pleading.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:1 - For the music director; [fn]according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph.
My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud;
My voice rises to God, and He will listen H238 to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:1 - A [fn]Maskil of Asaph.
Listen H238, my people, to my [fn]instruction;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:1 - For the music director; set to [fn]El Shoshannim; [fn]Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph.
Listen H238, Shepherd of Israel,
Who leads Joseph like a flock;
You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:8 - LORD God of armies, hear my prayer;
Listen H238, God of Jacob! Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:6 - Listen H238, LORD, to my prayer;
And give Your attention to the sound of my pleading!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:17 - They have ears, but they do not hear H238,
Nor is there any breath at all in their mouths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:6 - I said to the LORD, “You are my God;
Listen H238, LORD, to the sound of my pleadings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:1 - A Psalm of David.
LORD, I call upon You; hurry to me!
Listen H238 to my voice when I call to You!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:1 - A Psalm of David.
Hear my prayer, LORD,
Listen H238 to my pleadings!
Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 - An evildoer listens to wicked lips;
A [fn]liar pays H238 attention H238 to a destructive tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:2 - Listen, heavens, and hear H238, earth;
For the LORD has spoken:
“Sons I have raised and brought up,
But they have revolted against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:10 - Hear the word of the LORD,
You rulers of Sodom;
Listen H238 to the instruction of our God,
You people of Gomorrah!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:9 - “Be broken, you peoples, and be [fn]shattered;
And listen H238, all remote places of the earth.
[fn]Get ready, yet be [fn]shattered;
[fn]Get ready, yet be [fn]shattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:23 - Listen 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;
Listen H238 to my word,
You complacent daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:23 - Who among you will listen H238 to this?
Who will pay attention and listen in the time to come?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 - “Pay attention to Me, My people,
And listen H238 to Me, My [fn]nation;
For a law will go out from Me,
And I will bring My justice as a light of the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:4 - For from days of old they have not heard or perceived H238 by H238 ear H238,
Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,
Who acts in behalf of one who waits for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:15 - Listen and pay H238 attention H238, do not be haughty;
For the LORD has spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 - Hear this, you priests!
Pay attention, house of Israel!
Listen H238, you of the house of the king!
For the judgment applies to you,
Because you have been a trap at Mizpah,
And a net spread out on Tabor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:2 - Hear this, you elders,
And listen H238, all inhabitants of the land.
Has anything like this happened in your days,
Or in your fathers’ days?
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