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Lexicon :: Strong's H3240 - yānaḥ

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TWOT Reference: 1323

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The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: ינח.

Strong’s Definitions

יָנַח yânach, yaw-nakh'; a primitive root; to deposit; by implication, to allow to stay:—bestow, cast down, lay (down, up), leave (off), let alone (remain), pacify, place, put, set (down), suffer, withdraw, withhold. (The Hiphil forms with the dagesh are here referred to, in accordance with the older grammarians; but if any distinction of the kind is to be made, these should rather be referred to 5117, and the others here.)

KJV Translation Count — Total: 75x

The KJV translates Strong's H3240 in the following manner: leave (24x), up (10x), lay (8x), suffer (5x), place (4x), put (4x), set (4x), ...down (4x), let alone (4x), ...him (2x), bestowed (1x), leave off (1x), pacifieth (1x), still (1x), withdraw (1x), withhold (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 75x
The KJV translates Strong's H3240 in the following manner: leave (24x), up (10x), lay (8x), suffer (5x), place (4x), put (4x), set (4x), ...down (4x), let alone (4x), ...him (2x), bestowed (1x), leave off (1x), pacifieth (1x), still (1x), withdraw (1x), withhold (1x).
  1. to rest

    1. (Qal)

      1. to rest, settle down and remain

      2. to repose, have rest, be quiet

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to rest, give rest to, make quiet

      2. to cause to rest, cause to alight, set down

      3. to lay or set down, deposit, let lie, place

      4. to let remain, leave

      5. to leave, depart from

      6. to abandon

      7. to permit

    3. (Hophal)

      1. to obtain rest, be granted rest

      2. to be left, be placed

      3. open space (subst)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָנַח yânach, yaw-nakh'; a primitive root; to deposit; by implication, to allow to stay:—bestow, cast down, lay (down, up), leave (off), let alone (remain), pacify, place, put, set (down), suffer, withdraw, withhold. (The Hiphil forms with the dagesh are here referred to, in accordance with the older grammarians; but if any distinction of the kind is to be made, these should rather be referred to 5117, and the others here.)
STRONGS H3240: Abbreviations
יָנַח verb rest
(Hiph. cont.)
B. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִנִּיחַ Judges 3:1 +, הִנִּחַ 1 Kings 8:9, suffix וְהִנִּיחוֺ Deuteronomy 26:4, וְהִנִּיחָם Leviticus 16:23 both consecutive; 2rd person masculine singular וְהִנַּחְתָּ֫ Deuteronomy 14:28, suffix וְהִנַּחְתּוֺ Deuteronomy 26:10 consecutive, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַנִּיחַ Leviticus 7:15, וַיַּנַּח Judges 2:23 +, suffix וַיַּנִּיחֵהוּ Exodus 16:34; 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּנַּח Genesis 39:16; 2rd person masculinesingular jussive אַלתַּֿנַּח Ecclesiastes 7:18 2 times, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הַנַּח Hosea 4:7 2 times , הַנִּ֫יחָה Exodus 32:10; Judges 16:26, etc.; Infinitive construct suffix לְהַנִּיחוֺ Numbers 32:15, לְהַנִּיחָם Esther 3:8; Participle מַנִּיחַ Ecclesiastes 5:11; —
1. lay or set down, deposit, let lie, with accusative of thing, usually + word of place: stones at ford of Jordan Joshua 4:3, Joshua 4:8 (JE), ark 1 Samuel 6:18, garments Genesis 39:16 (J), Leviticus 16:23 (P), Ezekiel 42:14; Ezekiel 44:19; compare Exodus 16:23, Exodus 16:24, Exodus 16:33, Exodus 16:34; Numbers 17:19 [Numbers 17:4]; Numbers 17:22 [Numbers 17:7] (all P), Deuteronomy 26:4, Deuteronomy 26:10; 1 Kings 8:9; 1 Kings 13:31; Ezekiel 40:42; Ezekiel 42:13; so, accusative omitted, Judges 6:18, Judges 6:20; Deuteronomy 14:28; Numbers 19:9 (P), 1 Samuel 10:25; place, put, followed by accusative of person + local modification, Genesis 2:15 (J), Genesis 19:16 (J), Joshua 6:23 (JE), Leviticus 24:12; Numbers 15:34 (both P), Isaiah 14:1; Isaiah 46:7; Ezekiel 37:14; probably also Zechariah 5:11 (read וְהִנִּיחֻהָ, see Ges§ 72ee); read וַיַּנִּיחֵם also [H5148 2 Kings 18:11] (Greek Version of the LXX ἔθετο; for MT וַיַּנְחֵם; compare וַיּשֶׁב אוֺתָם || [H3427 2 Kings 17:6]); place corpse on (אֶלֿ ) ass 1 Kings 13:29, in grave 1 Kings 13:30; horsemen and chariots in cities 2 Chronicles 1:14; 2 Chronicles 9:25, so read also || [H5148 1 Kings 10:26] (Greek Version of the LXX ἔθετο; for MT וַיַּנְחֵם); tables in temple 2 Chronicles 4:8; idols in shrines 2 Kings 17:29 (accusative omitted). Here belongs perhaps also וְגַם מִזֶּה אַלתַּֿנַּח אֶתיָֿדֶ֑ךָ Ecclesiastes 7:18 and also from this do not lest thy hand lie (idle), i.e. engage in it, compare Ecclesiastes 11:6; lay down forcibly, thrust down הִנִּיחַ לָאָרֶץ בְּיָד֑ Isaiah 28:2, compare Amos 5:7; perhaps also Ezekiel 22:20 (absolute; but strike out Co Berthol, after Greek Version of the LXX).
2. let remain, leave (in present condition), object nations Judges 2:23; Judges 3:1; Jeremiah 27:11, people in wilderness Numbers 32:15 (JE); וְהִנִּיחוּךְ עֵירֹם וְעֶרְיָה Ezekiel 16:39; followed by accusative of thing Leviticus 7:15; 1 Kings 7:47 (leave unweighed); leave behind followed by accusative of person Genesis 42:33 (E), 2 Samuel 16:21; 2 Samuel 20:3; 1 Kings 19:3; Jeremiah 43:6; + אֶתמְּֿנֵי [H5148 1 Samuel 22:4] (read וַיַּנִּחֵם, for MT וַיַּנְחֵם, and he left them with Syriac Version Targum Vulgate We Dr Klo Bu Löhr HPS; leave name, for a curse Isaiah 65:15; leave or bequeath to (ל), with accusative of thing, Psalm 17:14; Ecclesiastes 2:18.
3. leave = depart from, מְקוֺמְךָ אַלתַּֿנַּח Ecclesiastes 10:4 do not leave thy place.
4. abandon, followed by accusative of person Jeremiah 14:9; בַּלתַּֿנִּיחֵנִי לְעשְׁקַ֑י Psalm 119:121 abandon me not to my oppressors.
5. let alone (refrain from interfering with), followed by ל person Exodus 32:10 (J E; object י׳ ), Hosea 4:17; 2 Samuel 16:11; 2 Kings 23:18; followed by accusative of person Esther 3:8; = avoid יַנִּיחַ חֲטָאִים גְּדוֺלִים Ecclesiastes 10:4 (but read perhaps יָנִיחַ, causeth to rest = allayeth compare Wild).
6. permit, with accusative of person Judges 16:26; + infinitive לֹא הִנִּיחַ אָדָם לְעָשְׁקָם Psalm 105:14 = 1 Chronicles 16:21, but here הִנִּיחַ לְאִישׁ, compare מַנִּיחַ לוֺ לִישׁוֺן Ecclesiastes 5:11 [Ecclesiastes 5:12].
A. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הוּנַּחלָֿ֑נוּ [H5117 Lamentations 5:5] i.e.no rest is granted to us; for 3rd person feminine singular וְהֻנִ֫יחָה Zechariah 5:11 [so Baer Ginsb; van d. H. והֻנּ׳] read probably וְהִנִּיחֻהָ see above Hiph. B. 1.
B. Participle מֻנָּ֔ח as substantive = space left, open space Ezekiel 41:9, Ezekiel 41:11 (twice in verse).

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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:15; 19:16; 39:16; 39:16; 42:33


16:23; 16:24; 16:33; 16:34; 16:34; 32:10; 32:10


7:15; 7:15; 16:23; 16:23; 24:12


15:34; 17:4; 17:7; 19:9; 32:15; 32:15


14:28; 14:28; 26:4; 26:4; 26:10; 26:10


4:3; 4:8; 6:23


2:23; 2:23; 3:1; 3:1; 6:18; 6:20; 16:26; 16:26

1 Samuel

6:18; 10:25

2 Samuel

16:11; 16:21; 20:3

1 Kings

7:47; 8:9; 8:9; 13:29; 13:30; 13:31; 19:3

2 Kings

17:29; 23:18

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

1:14; 4:8; 9:25


3:8; 3:8


17:14; 105:14; 119:121


2:18; 5:11; 5:11; 5:12; 7:18; 7:18; 10:4; 10:4; 11:6


14:1; 28:2; 46:7; 65:15


14:9; 27:11; 43:6


16:39; 22:20; 37:14; 40:42; 41:9; 41:11; 42:13; 42:14; 44:19


4:7; 4:17




5:11; 5:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3240 matches the Hebrew יָנַח (yānaḥ),
which occurs 75 times in 73 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 - And the LORD God took the man, and put him H3240 into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:16 - And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him H3240 without the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:16 - And she laid up H3240 his garment by her, until his lord came home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - And the man, the lord of the country, said unto us, Hereby shall I know that ye are true men; leave H3240 one of your brethren here with me, and take food for the famine of your households, and be gone:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up H3240 for you to be kept until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - And they laid it up H3240 till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:33 - And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up H3240 before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:34 - As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up H3240 before the Testimony, to be kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:10 - Now therefore let me alone, H3240 that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:15 - And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave H3240 any of it until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:23 - And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave H3240 them there:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:12 - And they put H3240 him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:34 - And they put H3240 him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:4 - And thou shalt lay them up H3240 in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:7 - And Moses laid up H3240 the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:9 - And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up H3240 without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:15 - For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave H3240 them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:28 - At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up H3240 within thy gates:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:4 - And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down H3240 before the altar of the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:10 - And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set H3240 it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:3 - And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave H3240 them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:8 - And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down H3240 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:23 - And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left H3240 them without the camp of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:23 - Therefore the LORD left H3240 those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:1 - Now these are the nations which the LORD left, H3240 to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:18 - Depart not hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my present, and set H3240 it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until thou come again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:20 - And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay H3240 them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:26 - And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer H3240 me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:18 - And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down H3240 the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:25 - Then Samuel told the people the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up H3240 before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:11 - And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, H3240 and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:21 - And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left H3240 to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left H3240 to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:47 - And Solomon left H3240 all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:9 - There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put H3240 there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:29 - And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid H3240 it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:30 - And he laid H3240 his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:31 - And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried; lay H3240 my bones beside his bones:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:3 - And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left H3240 his servant there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:29 - Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put H3240 them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - And he said, Let him alone; H3240 let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:21 - He suffered H3240 no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:14 - And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, which he placed H3240 in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:8 - He made also ten tables, and placed H3240 them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred basons of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:25 - And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed H3240 in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:8 - And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer H3240 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave H3240 the rest of their substance to their babes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:14 - He suffered H3240 no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:121 - AIN. I have done judgment and justice: leave H3240 me not to mine oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:18 - Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave H3240 it unto the man that shall be after me.

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