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Lexicon :: Strong's H2603 - ḥānan

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָנָה (H2583)]
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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


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


33:19; 33:19; 33:19


6:25; 6:25


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




4:16; 4:16




5:15; 5:15


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 those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given H2603 thy servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:11 - Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, H2603 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 anguish of his soul, when he besought H2603 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 his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious H2603 unto thee, my son.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:19 - And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious H2603 to whom I will be gracious, H2603 and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:25 - The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious H2603 unto thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:23 - And I besought H2603 the LORD at that time, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:2 - And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy H2603 unto them:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:50 - A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour H2603 to the young:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:22 - And it shall be, when their fathers or their brethren come unto us to complain, that we will say unto them, Be favourable H2603 unto them for our sakes: because we reserved not to each man his wife in the war: for ye did not give unto them at this time, that ye should be guilty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:22 - And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious H2603 H2603 to me, that the child may live?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:33 - When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication H2603 unto thee in this house:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:47 - Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication H2603 unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:59 - And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication H2603 before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:3 - And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made H2603 before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:13 - And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought H2603 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 - And the LORD was gracious H2603 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 put to the worse before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee; and shall return and confess thy name, and pray and make supplication H2603 before thee in this house;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:37 - Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray H2603 unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:8 - Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication H2603 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 H2603 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 unto God betimes, and make thy supplication H2603 to the Almighty;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:15 - Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication H2603 to my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:16 - I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated H2603 him with my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:17 - My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:21 - Have pity H2603 upon me, have pity H2603 upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 - Then he is gracious H2603 unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:1 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.]] Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy H2603 upon me, and hear my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 - Have mercy H2603 upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:13 - Have mercy H2603 upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble 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 H2603 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 H2603 unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:7 - Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy H2603 also upon me, and answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:8 - I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. H2603
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:10 - Hear, O LORD, and have mercy H2603 upon me: LORD, be thou my helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:9 - Have mercy H2603 upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:21 - The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, H2603 and giveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:26 - He is ever merciful, H2603 and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 - I said, LORD, be merciful H2603 unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:10 - But thou, O LORD, be merciful H2603 unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.]] Have mercy H2603 upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 - [[To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful H2603 unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 - [[To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.]] Be merciful H2603 unto me, O God, be merciful H2603 unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful H2603 to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.]] God be merciful H2603 unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:3 - Be merciful H2603 unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:16 - O turn unto me, and have mercy H2603 upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour H2603 her, yea, the set time, is come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour H2603 the dust thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:12 - Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour H2603 his fatherless children.

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