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Lexicon :: Strong's H2603 - ḥānan

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָנָה (H2583)]
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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.
† 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 - He lifted his eyes and saw the women and the children, and said,[fn]Who are these with you?” So he said, “The children whom God has graciously H2603 given H2603 your servant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:11 - “Please take my [fn]gift which has been brought to you, because God has dealt H2603 graciously H2603 with me and because I have [fn]plenty.” Thus he urged him and he took it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:21 - Then they said to one another, “Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded H2603 with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:29 - As he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, he said, “Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?” And he said, “May God be gracious H2603 to you, my son.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:19 - And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious H2603 to whom I will be gracious, H2603 and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:25 - The LORD make His face shine on you,
And be gracious H2603 to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:23 - “I also pleaded H2603 with the LORD at that time, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:2 - and when the LORD your God delivers them before you and you [fn]defeat them, then you shall [fn]utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show H2603 no favor H2603 to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:50 - a nation of fierce countenance who will have no respect for the old, nor show H2603 favor H2603 to the young.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:22 - “It shall come about, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, that we shall say to them, ‘Give H2603 them to us voluntarily, H2603 because we did not take for each man of Benjamin [fn]a wife in battle, [fn]nor did you give them to them, else you would now be guilty.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:22 - He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who knows, the LORD may be gracious H2603 to me, that the child may live.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:33 - “When Your people Israel are [fn]defeated before an enemy, because they have sinned against You, if they turn to You again and confess Your name and pray and make H2603 supplication H2603 to You in this house,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:47 - if they [fn]take thought in the land where they have been taken captive, and repent and make H2603 supplication H2603 to You in the land of those who have taken them captive, saying, ‘We have sinned and have committed iniquity, we have acted wickedly’;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:59 - “And may these words of mine, with which I have made H2603 supplication H2603 before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that He may maintain the [fn]cause of His servant and the [fn]cause of His people Israel, [fn]as each day requires,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:3 - The LORD said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your supplication, which you have made H2603 before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built by putting My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:13 - So he again sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. When the third captain of fifty went up, he came and bowed down on his knees before Elijah, and begged H2603 him and said to him, “O man of God, please let my life and the lives of these fifty servants of yours be precious in your sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:23 - But the LORD was gracious H2603 to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:24 - “If Your people Israel [fn]are defeated before an enemy because they have sinned against You, and they return to You and confess Your name, and pray and make H2603 supplication H2603 before You in this house,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:37 - if they [fn]take thought in the land where they are taken captive, and repent and make H2603 supplication H2603 to You in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned, we have committed iniquity and have acted wickedly’;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:8 - He also gave him a copy of the text of the edict which had been issued in Susa for their destruction, that he might show Esther and inform her, and to order her to go in to the king to implore H2603 his favor H2603 and to plead with him for her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:3 - Then Esther spoke again to the king, fell at his feet, wept and implored H2603 him to avert the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite and his plot which he had devised against the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:5 - “If you would seek God
And implore H2603 the compassion H2603 of [fn]the Almighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:15 - “For though I were right, I could not [fn]answer;
I would have to implore H2603 the mercy H2603 of my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:16 - “I call to my servant, but he does not answer;
I have to implore H2603 him with my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:17 - “My breath is [fn]offensive to my wife,
And I am loathsome H2603 to my own brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:21 - “Pity H2603 me, pity H2603 me, O you my friends,
For the hand of God has struck me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 - Then let him be gracious H2603 to him, and say,
‘Deliver him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom’;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:1 - [fn]For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Answer me when I call, O God [fn]of my righteousness!
You have [fn]relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious H2603 to me and hear my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 - Be gracious H2603 to me, O LORD, for I am pining away;
Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:13 - Be gracious H2603 to me, O LORD;
See my affliction from those who hate me,
You who lift me up from the gates of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:16 - Turn to me and be gracious H2603 to me,
For I am lonely and afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:11 - But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity;
Redeem me, and be gracious H2603 to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:7 - Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
And be gracious H2603 to me and answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:8 - To You, O LORD, I called,
And to the Lord I made H2603 supplication: H2603
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:10 - “Hear, O LORD, and be gracious H2603 to me;
O LORD, be my helper.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:9 - Be gracious H2603 to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:21 - The wicked borrows and does not pay back,
But the righteous is gracious H2603 and gives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:26 - All day long he is gracious H2603 and lends,
And his [fn]descendants are a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 - As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious H2603 to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:10 - But You, O LORD, be gracious H2603 to me and raise me up,
That I may repay them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when [fn]Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Be gracious H2603 to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 - For the choir director; according to [fn]Jonath elem rehokim. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Be gracious H2603 to me, O God, for man has [fn]trampled upon me;
[fn]Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 - For the choir director; set to [fn]Al-tashheth. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Be gracious H2603 to me, O God, be gracious H2603 to me,
For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - You, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to [fn]punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious H2603 to any who are treacherous in iniquity. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 - For the choir director; with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.
God be gracious H2603 to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine [fn]upon us— [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:3 - Be gracious H2603 to me, O Lord,
For to You I cry all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:16 - Turn to me, and be gracious H2603 to me;
Oh grant Your strength to Your servant,
And save the son of Your handmaid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - You will arise and have compassion on Zion;
For it is time to be gracious H2603 to her,
For the appointed time has come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:14 - Surely Your servants [fn]find pleasure in her stones
And feel H2603 pity H2603 for her dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:12 - Let there be none to [fn]extend lovingkindness to him,
Nor any to be gracious H2603 to his fatherless children.

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