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Lexicon :: Strong's H241 - 'ōzen

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 57a

Strong’s Definitions

אֹזֶן ʼôzen, o'-zen; from H238; broadness. i.e. (concrete) the ear (from its form in man):— advertise, audience, displease, ear, hearing, show.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 187x

The KJV translates Strong's H241 in the following manner: ear(s) (163x), audience (7x), hearing (5x), show (with H1540) (6x), advertise (with H1540) (1x), displeased the LORD (1x), hear (1x), hear (with H8088) (1x), reveal (with H1540) (1x), tell (with H1540) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 187x
The KJV translates Strong's H241 in the following manner: ear(s) (163x), audience (7x), hearing (5x), show (with H1540) (6x), advertise (with H1540) (1x), displeased the LORD (1x), hear (1x), hear (with H8088) (1x), reveal (with H1540) (1x), tell (with H1540) (1x).
  1. ear, as part of the body

  2. ear, as organ of hearing

  3. (subjective) to uncover the ear to reveal; the receiver of divine revelation

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֹזֶן ʼôzen, o'-zen; from H238; broadness. i.e. (concrete) the ear (from its form in man):— advertise, audience, displease, ear, hearing, show.
STRONGS H241: Abbreviations
אֹ֫זֶן 188 noun feminine: Exodus 29:20 ear (Arabic أُذْن, Aramaic axnDAe  , אוּדְנָא, Assyrian uznu, Ethiopic እዝን፡) — absolute 2 Samuel 22:45 +; construct Exodus 29:20 +; suffix אָזְנִי 1 Samuel 20:2 +, etc.; dual אָזְנַיִם (נָ֑יִם) Deuteronomy 29:3 +; construct אָזְנֵי Genesis 23:10 +; suffix אָזְנַי (־נָ֑י) Numbers 14:28 +; (never with article). —
1. ear, as part of body; of human being, as bearing earring Genesis 35:4; Exodus 32:2,3(all J E) Ezekiel 16:12; pierced by a master Exodus 21:6 (E) Deuteronomy 15:17; touched with blood in consecration (תְּנוּךְ א׳ tip of ear) Leviticus 8:23,24; Leviticus 14:14,17,25,28; cut off by enemy Ezekiel 23:25 (of אָהֳלִיבָה which see); ear of dog Proverbs 26:17 מַחֲזִיק בְּאָזְנֵי־כָּ֑לֶב; of sheep Amos 3:12 (fragment rescued from lion).
2. especially as organ of hearing,
a. of man Deuteronomy 29:3; 2 Samuel 22:45 = Psalm 18:45; Job 42:5; Isaiah 30:21; implanted (נטע) by י׳ Psalm 94:9; of idols (do not hear) Psalm 115:6; Psalm 135:17; שָׁמַע בא׳ 2 Samuel 7:22 8 times; especially בְּא׳ after verb of saying = in the ears, in the hearing of Genesis 20:8 (E) Genesis 23:10,13,16 (P) Genesis 44:18; Genesis 50:4 (J) Deuteronomy 5:1; Deuteronomy 31:11,28,30 44 times; compare Isaiah 5:9 (verb omitted); after noun of utterance, sound 1 Samuel 15:14; Job 13:17; Job 15:21; compare א׳ after verbal noun Ezekiel 24:26 (לְהַשְׁמָעוּת א׳) compare Isaiah 11:3; הִטָּה א׳ incline the ear = give attention Psalm 45:11; Proverbs 22:17 9 times; followed by ל Psalm 49:5 4 times; so הִקְשִׁיב א׳ Isaiah 32:3; Proverbs 2:2 (followed by ל); ל׳ הֵבִיא א׳ Proverbs 23:2; as receiving words תָּקַּח א׳ Job 4:12 compare Jeremiah 9:19; as tingling (צלל) at dreadful news 1 Samuel 3:11; 2 Kings 21:12; Jeremiah 19:3; as hearing with satisfaction, triumph Psalm 92:12 תִּשְׁמַעְנָה אָזְנָי֑ (|| וַתַּבֵּט עֵינִי בְּ׳ but Che strike out; as intelligent (involving mental process) וַתָּבֶן לָהּ שָֽׁמְעָה א׳ Job 13:1; מִלִּין תִּבְחָ֑ן א׳ Job 12:11; compare Job 34:3; as unsatisfied Ecclesiastes 1:8 מִשְּׁמֹעַ לֹא תִמָּלֵא א׳; as seeking (בקשׁ) know-ledge Proverbs 18:15; as hearing & blessing Job 29:11; compare שֹׁמַעַת א׳ Proverbs 20:12; Proverbs 25:12 a hearing (responsive, obedient) ear; compare Proverbs 15:31; Isaiah 43:8; opposed to stopping the ears (wilful ignorance) מִן־ אֹטֵם א׳ Proverbs 21:13 cf Isaiah 33:15; also of adder in simile of wicked Psalm 58:5 כְּמוֺ פֶתֶן חֵרֵשׁ יַאְטֵם אָזְנוֺ; מִן־ מֵסִיר א׳ Proverbs 28:9 so עֲרֵלָה א׳ their ear is uncircumcised Jeremiah 6:10; הִכְּבִּיד א׳ Zechariah 7:11 compare Isaiah 48:8; Jeremiah 5:21; Ezekiel 12:2; compare also Isaiah 42:20.
b. of Yahweh, י׳ בְּא׳ after verb of utterance Numbers 11:18 (J) Numbers 14:28 (P) 1 Samuel 8:21; Ezekiel 8:18; after עָלָה 2 Kings 19:28 = Isaiah 37:29; after בּוֺא Psalm 18:7 compare 2 Samuel 22:7 where verb omitted; so also (after noun without verb) Numbers 11:1 (J) י׳ בְּא׳ 1 Chronicles 28:8 nearly = in presence of; incline the ear הִטָּה א׳ 2 Kings 19:16 = Isaiah 37:17; Daniel 9:18; Psalm 86:1; followed by לְ Psalm 17:6; Psalm 88:3; Psalm 116:2; followed by אֶל־ Psalm 31:3; Psalm 71:2; Psalm 102:3; הִקְשִׁיב א׳ Psalm 10:17; קַשֻּׁבוֺת לְ א׳ 2 Chronicles 6:40; 7:15; compare Psalm 130:2; id. followed by אֶל־ Nehemiah 1:6,11; verb omitted אֶל־ א׳ Psalm 34:16; compare Isaiah 59:1 לֹא כָֽבְדָה א׳; Lamentations 3:56 ל׳ אַל־תַּעְלֵם א׳.
†3. גָּלָה א׳ open ears of, reveal to, subject man 1 Samuel 20:2,12,13; 1 Samuel 22:8 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 22:17; Ruth 4:4; subject י׳ 1 Samuel 9:15; 2 Samuel 7:27; 1 Chronicles 17:25; לְמוּסָר א׳ גּ׳ Job 36:10, compare Job 36:15; כָּרָה א׳ Psalm 40:7; לִשְׁמֹעַ יָעִירלִי א׳ Isaiah 50:4; א׳ פָּתַח־לִי Isaiah 50:5; compare תִּפָּתַחְנָה חֵרְשִׁים וְא׳ Isaiah 35:5 opposed to judicial deafness Micah 7:16; Isaiah 6:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:8; 23:10; 23:10; 23:13; 23:16; 35:4; 44:18; 50:4


21:6; 29:20; 29:20; 32:2; 32:3


8:23; 8:24; 14:14; 14:17; 14:25; 14:28


11:1; 11:18; 14:28; 14:28


5:1; 15:17; 29:3; 29:3; 31:11; 31:28; 31:30



1 Samuel

3:11; 8:21; 9:15; 15:14; 20:2; 20:2; 20:12; 20:13; 22:8; 22:17

2 Samuel

7:22; 7:27; 22:7; 22:45; 22:45

2 Kings

19:16; 19:28; 21:12

1 Chronicles

17:25; 28:8

2 Chronicles

6:40; 7:15


1:6; 1:11


4:12; 12:11; 13:1; 13:17; 15:21; 29:11; 34:3; 36:10; 36:15; 42:5


10:17; 17:6; 18:7; 18:45; 31:3; 34:16; 40:7; 45:11; 49:5; 58:5; 71:2; 86:1; 88:3; 92:12; 94:9; 102:3; 115:6; 116:2; 130:2; 135:17


2:2; 15:31; 18:15; 20:12; 21:13; 22:17; 23:2; 25:12; 26:17; 28:9




5:9; 6:10; 11:3; 30:21; 32:3; 33:15; 35:5; 37:17; 37:29; 42:20; 43:8; 48:8; 50:4; 50:5; 59:1


5:21; 6:10; 9:19; 19:3




8:18; 12:2; 16:12; 23:25; 24:26









Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H241 matches the Hebrew אֹזֶן ('ōzen),
which occurs 188 times in 179 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 20:8–2Sa 3:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:8 -

So Abimelech arose early in the morning and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing H241; and the men were greatly afraid.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing H241 of the sons of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing H241 of the people of the land, saying, “If you will only please hear me; I will give the silver for the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - So Abraham heard Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the [fn]hearing H241 of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, [fn]commercial standard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which [fn]they had and the rings which were in their ears H241, and Jacob hid them under the [fn]oak which was near Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 -

Then Judah came near to him and said, “O my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears H241, and [fn]do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:4 -

Then the days of weeping for him were past, and Joseph spoke to the household of Pharaoh, saying, “If now I have found favor in your sight, please speak in the ears H241 of Pharaoh, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:2 - and that you may recount in the [fn]hearing H241 of your son and of your grandson, how I dealt severely with the Egyptians, and how I [fn]put My signs among them, that you may know that I am Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - “Speak now in the [fn]hearing H241 of the people so that each man may ask from his neighbor and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Write this in [fn]a book as a memorial and [fn]recite it in Joshua’s hearing H241, [fn]that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master shall bring him to [fn]God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. Then his master shall pierce his ear H241 with an awl; and he shall serve him permanently.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:7 - Then he took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing H241 of the people; and they said, “All that Yahweh has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:20 - “You shall slaughter the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear H241 and on the lobes of his sons’ right ears H241 and on the thumbs of their right hands and on the big toes of their right feet, and splash the rest of the blood around on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:2 - And Aaron said to them, “Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears H241 of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:3 - Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears H241 and brought them to Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:23 - [fn]And Moses slaughtered it and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear H241 and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:24 - He also brought Aaron’s sons near; and Moses put some of the blood on the lobe of their right ear H241 and on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot. Moses then splashed the rest of the blood around on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:14 - “The priest shall then take some of the blood of the guilt offering, and the priest shall put it on the lobe of the right ear H241 of the one to be cleansed and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:17 - “Of the remaining oil which is in his palm, the priest shall put some on the right ear H241 lobe of the one to be cleansed and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot, on the blood of the guilt offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:25 - “Next he shall slaughter the lamb of the guilt offering; and the priest shall take some of the blood of the guilt offering and put it on the lobe of the right ear H241 of the one to be cleansed and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:28 - “The priest shall then put some of the oil that is in his palm on the lobe of the right ear H241 of the one to be cleansed and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot, on the place of the blood of the guilt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:1 -

Now the people became like those who complain of calamity in the ears H241 of Yahweh. And Yahweh heard it and His anger was kindled, and the fire of Yahweh burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:18 - “And say to the people, ‘Set yourselves apart as holy for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears H241 of Yahweh, saying, “Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For it was good for us in Egypt.” Therefore Yahweh will give you meat, and you shall eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:28 - “Say to them, ‘As I live,’ declares Yahweh, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing H241, so I will surely do to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:1 -

Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them:

“Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the judgments which I am speaking today in your [fn]hearing H241, that you may learn them and be careful to do them.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:17 - then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear H241 into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:4 - “Yet to this day Yahweh has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears H241 to hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:11 - when all Israel comes to appear before Yahweh your God at the place which He will choose, you shall read this law in front of all Israel in their hearing H241.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:28 - “Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing H241 and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:30 -

Then Moses spoke in the hearing H241 of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were complete:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:44 -

Then Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing H241 of the people, he and [fn]Joshua the son of Nun.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:4 - ‘And he shall flee to one of these cities and shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city and speak his case in the hearing H241 of the elders of that city; and they shall [fn]take him into the city to them and give him a place, so that he may live among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:3 - “So now, [fn]come, call out in the hearing H241 of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is afraid and trembling, let him return and depart from Mount Gilead.’” So 22,000 people returned, but 10,000 remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - “Speak, now, in the hearing H241 of all the lords of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, rule over you, or that one man rule over you?’ Also, remember that I am your bone and your flesh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:3 - And his mother’s [fn]relatives spoke all these words on his behalf in the hearing H241 of all the lords of Shechem; and [fn]they were inclined to follow Abimelech, for they said, “He is our [fn]relative.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:2 - He said to his mother, “The 1,100 pieces of silver which were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse and spoke of it [fn]in my hearing H241, behold, the silver is with me; it was I who took it.” And his mother said, “Blessed be my son by Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - “So I thought to uncover this matter in your hearing H241, saying, ‘Acquire it before those who are sitting here and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if no one redeems it, tell me that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.’” And he said, “I will redeem it.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:11 - And Yahweh said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which both ears H241 of everyone who hears it will tingle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:21 - So Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he repeated them in the hearing H241 of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:15 -

Now a day before Saul’s coming, Yahweh had revealed this in Samuel’s hearing H241, saying,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:4 - Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing H241 of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:14 - But Samuel said, “What then is this sound of the sheep in my ears H241 and the sound of the oxen which I am hearing?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:23 - So Saul’s servants spoke these words in [fn]David’s hearing H241. But David said, “Is it trivial in your eyes to become the king’s son-in-law, since I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:2 - And he said to him, “Far from it, you shall not die. Behold, my father does nothing either great or small without revealing it in my ear H241. So why should my father hide this thing from me? It is not so!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:12 -

Then Jonathan said to David, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have examined my father about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if there is good feeling toward David, shall I not then send to you and reveal it in your ear H241?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:13 - “If it please my father to do you harm, may Yahweh do so to Jonathan and more also, if I do not reveal it in your ear H241 and send you away, that you may go in peace. And may Yahweh be with you as He has been with my father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:8 - “For all of you have conspired against me so that there is no one who reveals in my ear H241 when my son cuts a covenant with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you who is sorry for me or reveals in my ear H241 that my son has caused my servant to rise up against me to lie in ambush, as it is this day.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said to the [fn]guards who were standing by him, “Turn around and put the priests of Yahweh to death because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not reveal it in my ears H241.” But the servants of the king were not willing to put forth their hands to fall upon the priests of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:24 - And she fell at his feet and said, “On me [fn]alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak in your ears H241, and listen to the words of your maidservant.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:19 - Abner also spoke in the hearing H241 of Benjamin; and in addition Abner went to speak in the hearing H241 of David in Hebron all that was good in the sight of Israel and in the sight of the whole house of Benjamin.

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