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Lexicon :: Strong's H2603 - ḥānan

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חָנַן
Transliteration
ḥānan
Pronunciation
khaw-nan'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָנָה (H2583)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 694,695

Strong’s Definitions

חָנַן chânan, khaw-nan'; a primitive root (compare H2583); properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (i.e. move to favor by petition):—beseech, × fair, (be, find, shew) favour(-able), be (deal, give, grant (gracious(-ly), intreat, (be) merciful, have (shew) mercy (on, upon), have pity upon, pray, make supplication, × very.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x

The KJV translates Strong's H2603 in the following manner: mercy (16x), gracious (13x), merciful (12x), supplication (10x), favour (7x), besought (4x), pity (4x), fair (1x), favourable (1x), favoured (1x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x
The KJV translates Strong's H2603 in the following manner: mercy (16x), gracious (13x), merciful (12x), supplication (10x), favour (7x), besought (4x), pity (4x), fair (1x), favourable (1x), favoured (1x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. to be gracious, show favour, pity

    1. (Qal) to show favour, be gracious

    2. (Niphal) to be pitied

    3. (Piel) to make gracious, make favourable, be gracious

    4. (Poel) to direct favour to, have mercy on

    5. (Hophal) to be shown favour, be shown consideration

    6. (Hithpael) to seek favour, implore favour

  2. to be loathsome

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָנַן chânan, khaw-nan'; a primitive root (compare H2583); properly, to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (i.e. move to favor by petition):—beseech, × fair, (be, find, shew) favour(-able), be (deal, give, grant (gracious(-ly), intreat, (be) merciful, have (shew) mercy (on, upon), have pity upon, pray, make supplication, × very.
STRONGS H2603: Abbreviations
† I. חָנַן verb shew favour, be gracious (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חֲנַן Nfo; Arabic حَنَّ yearn towards, long for, be merciful, compassionate, favourable, inclined towards; Sabean חן in proper name חן מסבררהם DHMEpigr. Denkm. 40; Phoenician חנן in חן favour, and proper name as אלחנן, חננבעל; Assyrian in derivatives annu, grace, favour, unninu, têninu nannu, id., LotzTP ZimBP 23, 66) —
Qal Perfect חָנַן Genesis 33:5; suffix חַנַּ֫נִי Genesis 33:11; יְ֯חַנַּנִי 2 Samuel 12:22; חַנֹּתִי Exodus 33:19; חָנָ֑נוּ Lamentations 4:16; Imperfect יֶחֱנַן Amos 5:15; יָחֹן Deuteronomy 28:50; וַיָּ֫חָן 2 Kings 13:23; suffix יָחְנְךָ Genesis 43:29; Isaiah 30:19; וִיחֻנֶּךָָ Numbers 6:25; יְחֻנֶּנּוּ Isaiah 27:11; Job 33:24; יְחָנֵּנוּ Psalm 67:2; Psalm 123:2; Malachi 1:9; תָּחֹן Psalm 59:6; suffix תְּחָנֵּם Deuteronomy 7:2; אָחֹן Exodus 33:19; Imperative suffix חָנֵּנִי Psalm 4:2 + 17 times Psalms; חָנְנֵנִי Psalm 9:14 (Baer pts. חַנְנֵנִי); חָנֵּנוּ Isaiah 33:2; Psalm 123:3 (twice in verse); חָנּוּנוּ Judges 21:22; חָנּנִֻי Job 19:21 (twice in verse); Infinitive absolute חָנוֺן Isaiah 30:19; construct חַנּוֺת [H2589 Psalm 77:10 [Psalm 77:9]]; חֶנְנָהּ Psalm 102:14; חֲנַנְכֶם Isaiah 30:18; Participle חֹנֵן Proverbs 14:31; חוֺנֵן Psalm 37:21 + 5 times Psalms, Proverbs — favour, shew favour;
1. of man:
a. Judges 21:22 favour us with them (2 accusative; i.e. by giving them to us).
b. in dealing with the poor, needy, and orphans, absolute Psalm 37:21; Psalm 37:26 = Psalm 112:5; with accusative Proverbs 14:31; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 28:8; with לְ Psalm 109:12.
c. by considering and sparing, with accusative Deuteronomy 7:2; Deuteronomy 28:50; Lamentations 4:16; Job 19:21 (twice in verse).
2. of God,
a. in the bestowal of favours, with accusative Genesis 33:11 (E), Genesis 43:29 (J), Numbers 6:25 (P), 2 Samuel 12:22; double accusative Genesis 33:5 (E), תּוֺרָֽתְךָ חָנֵּנִי be gracious unto me (in giving) thy law Psalm 119:29.
b. usually in the bestowal of redemption from enemies, evils, and sins; absolute [H2589 Psalm 77:10 [Psalm 77:9]], elsewhere with accusative Exodus 33:19 (twice in verse) (JE), Amos 5:15; 2 Kings 13:23; Isaiah 27:11; Isaiah 30:18, 19 (twice in verse); Isaiah 33:2; Malachi 1:9; Psalm 4:2; Psalm 6:3; Psalm 9:14; Psalm 25:16; Psalm 26:11; Psalm 27:7; Psalm 30:11; Psalm 31:10; Psalm 41:5; Psalm 41:11; Psalm 51:3; Psalm 56:2; Psalm 57:2 (twice in verse); Psalm 59:6; Psalm 67:2; Psalm 86:3; Psalm 86:16; Psalm 102:14; Psalm 119:58; Psalm 119:132; Psalm 123:2; Psalm 123:3 (twice in verse); Job 33:24. — [H2589 Job 19:17 see II. חנן]
Niph. Perfect 2nd person feminine singular נֵחַנְתְּ Jeremiah 22:23 be pitied (compare נֵאַרארר) but Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate express groan (i.e. נֶאֱנַחְתְּ), which is favoured by context, and adopted by Hi Ew Gf Gie and others.
Pi. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular make gracious, favourable כִּייְֿחַנֵּן קוֺלוֺ Proverbs 26:25.
Po`el Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular direct favour to (Ges§ 55, 1) וְאֶתעֲֿפָרָהּ יְחֹנֵנוּ Psalm 102:15; Participle מְחוֺנֵן עֲנָיִ֯ים Proverbs 14:21.
Hoph. Imperfect יֻחַן be shewn favour, consideration Isaiah 26:10; Proverbs 21:10.
Hithp. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular הִתְחַנַּנְתָּה 1 Kings 9:3 + 5 times Perfect; Imperfect וַיִּתְחַנֵּן 2 Kings 1:13; וַתִּתְחַנֶּןֿ Esther 8:3; אֶתְחַנָּ֑ן Psalm 30:9 + 6 times. Imperfect; Infinitive לְהִתְחֶנֶּןֿ Esther 4:8; בְּהִתְחַנְנוֺ Genesis 42:21seek or implore favour:
1. of man, with אֶל Genesis 42:21 (E) 2 Kings 1:13; with לְ Job 19:16; Esther 4:8; Esther 8:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

33:5; 33:5; 33:11; 33:11; 42:21; 42:21; 43:29; 43:29

Exodus

33:19; 33:19; 33:19

Numbers

6:25; 6:25

Deuteronomy

3:23; 7:2; 7:2; 28:50; 28:50

Judges

21:22; 21:22

2 Samuel

12:22; 12:22

1 Kings

8:33; 8:47; 8:59; 9:3; 9:3

2 Kings

1:13; 1:13; 13:23; 13:23

2 Chronicles

6:24; 6:37

Esther

4:8; 4:8; 8:3; 8:3

Job

8:5; 9:15; 19:16; 19:21; 19:21; 33:24; 33:24

Psalms

4:2; 4:2; 6:3; 9:14; 9:14; 25:16; 26:11; 27:7; 30:9; 30:9; 30:11; 31:10; 37:21; 37:21; 37:26; 41:5; 41:11; 51:3; 56:2; 57:2; 59:6; 59:6; 67:2; 67:2; 86:3; 86:16; 102:14; 102:14; 102:15; 109:12; 112:5; 119:29; 119:58; 119:132; 123:2; 123:2; 123:3; 123:3; 142:2

Proverbs

14:21; 14:31; 14:31; 19:17; 21:10; 26:25; 28:8

Isaiah

26:10; 27:11; 27:11; 30:18; 30:18; 30:19; 30:19; 30:19; 33:2; 33:2

Jeremiah

22:23

Lamentations

4:16; 4:16

Hosea

12:5

Amos

5:15; 5:15

Malachi

1:9; 1:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2603 matches the Hebrew חָנַן (ḥānan),
which occurs 79 times in 73 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 33:5–Psa 109:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:5 - And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are these with thee? And he said, The children whom God hath graciously given thy servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:11 - Take, I pray thee, my gift that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:21 - And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:29 - And he lifted up his eyes, and saw Benjamin his brother, his mother’s son, and said, Is this your youngest brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:19 - And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:25 - Jehovah make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:23 - And I besought Jehovah at that time, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:2 - and when Jehovah thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou shalt smite them; then thou shalt utterly destroy them: thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:50 - a nation of fierce countenance, that shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:22 - And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come to complain unto us, that we will say unto them, Grant them graciously unto us, because we took not for each man of them his wife in battle, neither did ye give them unto them, else would ye now be guilty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:22 - And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who knoweth whether Jehovah will not be gracious to me, that the child may live?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:33 - When thy people Israel are smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; if they turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication unto thee in this house:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:47 - yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captive, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have dealt wickedly;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:59 - And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before Jehovah, be nigh unto Jehovah our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel, as every day shall require;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:3 - And Jehovah said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:13 - And again he sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:23 - But Jehovah was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:24 - And if thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication before thee in this house;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:37 - yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done perversely, and have dealt wickedly;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:8 - Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given out in Shushan to destroy them, to show it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him, for her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:3 - And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:5 -
If thou wouldest seek diligently unto God,
And make thy supplication to the Almighty;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:15 -
Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer;
I would make supplication to my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:16 -
I call unto my servant, and he giveth me no answer,
Though I entreat him with my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:17 -
My breath is strange to my wife,
And my supplication to the children of mine own mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:21 -
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends;
For the hand of God hath touched me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 -
Then God is gracious unto him, and saith,
Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:1 -
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;
Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress:
Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 -
Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away:
O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:13 -
Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah;
Behold my affliction which I suffer of them that hate me,
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:16 -
Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me;
For I am desolate and afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:11 -
But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity:
Redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:7 -
Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice:
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:8 -
I cried to thee, O Jehovah;
And unto Jehovah I made supplication:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:10 -
Hear, O Jehovah, and have mercy upon me:
Jehovah, be thou my helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:9 -
Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah, for I am in distress:
Mine eye wasteth away with grief, yea, my soul and my body.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:21 -
The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again;
But the righteous dealeth graciously, and giveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:26 -
All the day long he dealeth graciously, and lendeth;
And his seed is blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 -
I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me:
Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:10 -
But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up,
That I may requite them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 -
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 -
For the Chief Musician; set to Jonath elem rehokim. A Psalm of David. Michtam: when the Philistines took him in Gath.
Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up:
All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 -
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me;
For my soul taketh refuge in thee:
Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge,
Until these calamities be overpast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 -
Even thou, O Jehovah God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Arise to visit all the nations:
Be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.
[Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 -
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm, a song.
God be merciful unto us, and bless us,
And cause his face to shine upon us;
[Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:3 -
Be merciful unto me, O Lord;
For unto thee do I cry all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:16 -
Oh turn unto me, and have mercy upon me;
Give thy strength unto thy servant,
And save the son of thy handmaid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 -
Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion;
For it is time to have pity upon her,
Yea, the set time is come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 -
For thy servants take pleasure in her stones,
And have pity upon her dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:12 -
Let there be none to extend kindness unto him;
Neither let there be any to have pity on his fatherless children.

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