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Lexicon :: Strong's H3240 - yānaḥ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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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] 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.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 2:15–Ecc 2:18)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 - The LORD God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:16 - When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the LORD was merciful.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:16 - She kept the cloak with her until her husband came home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - “Then the man who is governor of the land told us, ‘This is how I will find out if you are honest men. Leave one of your brothers here with me, and take grain for your starving families and go on home.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - He told them, “This is what the LORD commanded: Tomorrow will be a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath day set apart for the LORD. So bake or boil as much as you want today, and set aside what is left for tomorrow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - So they put some aside until morning, just as Moses had commanded. And in the morning the leftover food was wholesome and good, without maggots or odor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:33 - Moses said to Aaron, “Get a jar and fill it with two quarts of manna. Then put it in a sacred place before the LORD to preserve it for all future generations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:34 - Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded Moses. He eventually placed it in the Ark of the Covenant—in front of the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:10 - Now leave me alone so my fierce anger can blaze against them, and I will destroy them. Then I will make you, Moses, into a great nation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:15 - The meat of the peace offering of thanksgiving must be eaten on the same day it is offered. None of it may be saved for the next morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:23 - “When Aaron goes back into the Tabernacle, he must take off the linen garments he was wearing when he entered the Most Holy Place, and he must leave the garments there.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:12 - They kept the man in custody until the LORD’s will in the matter should become clear to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:34 - They held him in custody because they did not know what to do with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:4 - Place these staffs in the Tabernacle in front of the Ark containing the tablets of the Covenant,[fn] where I meet with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:7 - Moses placed the staffs in the LORD’s presence in the Tabernacle of the Covenant.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:9 - Then someone who is ceremonially clean will gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them in a purified place outside the camp. They will be kept there for the community of Israel to use in the water for the purification ceremony. This ceremony is performed for the removal of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:15 - If you turn away from him like this and he abandons them again in the wilderness, you will be responsible for destroying this entire nation!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:28 - “At the end of every third year, bring the entire tithe of that year’s harvest and store it in the nearest town.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:4 - The priest will then take the basket from your hand and set it before the altar of the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:10 - And now, O LORD, I have brought you the first portion of the harvest you have given me from the ground.’ Then place the produce before the LORD your God, and bow to the ground in worship before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:3 - Tell them, ‘Take twelve stones from the very place where the priests are standing in the middle of the Jordan. Carry them out and pile them up at the place where you will camp tonight.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:8 - So the men did as Joshua had commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River, one for each tribe, just as the LORD had told Joshua. They carried them to the place where they camped for the night and constructed the memorial there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:23 - The men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, mother, brothers, and all the other relatives who were with her. They moved her whole family to a safe place near the camp of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:23 - That is why the LORD left those nations in place. He did not quickly drive them out or allow Joshua to conquer them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:1 - These are the nations that the LORD left in the land to test those Israelites who had not experienced the wars of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:18 - Don’t go away until I come back and bring my offering to you.”
He answered, “I will stay here until you return.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:20 - The angel of God said to him, “Place the meat and the unleavened bread on this rock, and pour the broth over it.” And Gideon did as he was told.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:26 - Samson said to the young servant who was leading him by the hand, “Place my hands against the pillars that hold up the temple. I want to rest against them.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:18 - The five gold rats represented the five Philistine towns and their surrounding villages, which were controlled by the five rulers. The large rock at Beth-shemesh, where they set the Ark of the LORD, still stands in the field of Joshua as a witness to what happened there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:25 - Then Samuel told the people what the rights and duties of a king were. He wrote them down on a scroll and placed it before the LORD. Then Samuel sent the people home again.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:11 - Then David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “My own son is trying to kill me. Doesn’t this relative of Saul[fn] have even more reason to do so? Leave him alone and let him curse, for the LORD has told him to do it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:21 - Ahithophel told him, “Go and sleep with your father’s concubines, for he has left them here to look after the palace. Then all Israel will know that you have insulted your father beyond hope of reconciliation, and they will throw their support to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - When David came to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to look after the palace and placed them in seclusion. Their needs were provided for, but he no longer slept with them. So each of them lived like a widow until she died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:47 - Solomon did not weigh all these things because there were so many; the weight of the bronze could not be measured.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:9 - Nothing was in the Ark except the two stone tablets that Moses had placed in it at Mount Sinai,[fn] where the LORD made a covenant with the people of Israel when they left the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:29 - So the prophet laid the body of the man of God on the donkey and took it back to the town to mourn over him and bury him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:30 - He laid the body in his own grave, crying out in grief, “Oh, my brother!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:31 - Afterward the prophet said to his sons, “When I die, bury me in the grave where the man of God is buried. Lay my bones beside his bones.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:3 - Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:29 - But these various groups of foreigners also continued to worship their own gods. In town after town where they lived, they placed their idols at the pagan shrines that the people of Samaria had built.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - Josiah replied, “Leave it alone. Don’t disturb his bones.” So they did not burn his bones or those of the old prophet from Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:21 - Yet he did not let anyone oppress them.
He warned kings on their behalf:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:14 - Solomon built up a huge force of chariots and horses.[fn] He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horses. He stationed some of them in the chariot cities and some near him in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:8 - He also built ten tables and placed them in the Temple, five along the south wall and five along the north wall. Then he molded 100 gold basins.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:25 - Solomon had 4,000 stalls for his horses and chariots, and he had 12,000 horses.[fn] He stationed some of them in the chariot cities, and some near him in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:8 - Then Haman approached King Xerxes and said, “There is a certain race of people scattered through all the provinces of your empire who keep themselves separate from everyone else. Their laws are different from those of any other people, and they refuse to obey the laws of the king. So it is not in the king’s interest to let them live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - By the power of your hand, O LORD,
destroy those who look to this world for their reward.
But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones.
May their children have plenty,
leaving an inheritance for their descendants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:14 - Yet he did not let anyone oppress them.
He warned kings on their behalf:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:121 - Ayin
Don’t leave me to the mercy of my enemies,
for I have done what is just and right.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:18 - I came to hate all my hard work here on earth, for I must leave to others everything I have earned.

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