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Lexicon :: Strong's H2587 - ḥannûn

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Strong’s Definitions

חַנּוּן channûwn, khan-noon'; from H2603; gracious:—gracious.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H2587 in the following manner: gracious (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H2587 in the following manner: gracious (13x).
  1. gracious

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חַנּוּן channûwn, khan-noon'; from H2603; gracious:—gracious.
STRONGS H2587: Abbreviations
חַנּוּן adjective gracious, only used as an attribute of God, as hearing the cry of the vexed debtor Exodus 22:26 (covenant code), || מְרַחֵם Psalm 116:5; elsewhere in the earlier phrase רַחוּם וְחַנּוּן Exodus 34:6 (JE) = Psalm 86:15; Psalm 103:8, or the later חַנּוּן וְרַחוּם 2 Chronicles 30:9; Nehemiah 9:17, 31; Psalm 111:4; Psalm 112:4; Psalm 145:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:26; 34:6

2 Chronicles



9:17; 9:31


86:15; 103:8; 111:4; 112:4; 116:5; 145:8






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2587 matches the Hebrew חַנּוּן (ḥannûn),
which occurs 13 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:27 - for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his [fn]body. What else is he to sleep in? And it will come about that when he cries out to Me, I will listen to him, for I am gracious H2587.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:6 - Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and merciful H2587, slow to anger, and abounding in faithfulness and [fn]truth;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:9 - “For if you return to the LORD, your brothers and your sons will find compassion in the presence of those who led them captive, and will return to this land. For the LORD your God is gracious H2587 and compassionate, and will not turn His face away from you if you return to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:17 - “They refused to listen,
And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You performed among them;
So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in [fn]Egypt.
But You are a God of forgiveness,
Gracious H2587 and compassionate,
Slow to anger and abounding in [fn]mercy;
And You did not abandon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:31 - “Nevertheless, in Your great compassion You did not make an end of them or abandon them,
For You are a gracious H2587 and compassionate God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:15 - But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious H2587 God,
Slow to anger and abundant in mercy and [fn]truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:8 - The LORD is compassionate and gracious H2587,
Slow to anger and abounding in mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:4 - He has caused His [fn]wonders [fn]to be remembered;
The LORD is gracious H2587 and compassionate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:4 - Light shines in the darkness for the upright;
He is gracious H2587, compassionate, and righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:5 - Gracious H2587 is the LORD, and righteous;
Yes, our God is compassionate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:8 - The LORD is gracious H2587 and compassionate;
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:13 - And tear your heart and not merely your garments.”
Now return to the LORD your God,
For He is gracious H2587 and compassionate,
Slow to anger, abounding in mercy
And relenting of catastrophe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:2 - Then he prayed to the LORD and said, “Please LORD, was this not [fn]what I said when I was still in my own country? Therefore in anticipation of this I fled to Tarshish, since I knew that You are a gracious H2587 and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy, and One who relents of disaster.
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