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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] 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 - tulit ergo Dominus Deus hominem et posuit eum in paradiso voluptatis ut operaretur et custodiret illum
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:16 - dissimulante illo adprehenderunt manum eius et manum uxoris ac duarum filiarum eius eo quod parceret Dominus illi
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:16 - in argumentum ergo fidei retentum pallium ostendit marito revertenti domum
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - qui ait nobis sic probabo quod pacifici sitis fratrem vestrum unum dimittite apud me et cibaria domibus vestris necessaria sumite et abite
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - qui ait eis hoc est quod locutus est Dominus requies sabbati sanctificata erit Domino cras quodcumque operandum est facite et quae coquenda sunt coquite quicquid autem reliquum fuerit reponite usque in mane
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - feceruntque ita ut praeceperat Moses et non conputruit neque vermis inventus est in eo
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:33 - dixitque Moses ad Aaron sume vas unum et mitte ibi man quantum potest capere gomor et repone coram Domino ad servandum in generationes vestras
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:34 - sicut praecepit Dominus Mosi posuitque illud Aaron in tabernaculo reservandum
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:10 - dimitte me ut irascatur furor meus contra eos et deleam eos faciamque te in gentem magnam
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:15 - cuius carnes eadem comedentur die nec remanebit ex eis quicquam usque mane
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:23 - revertetur Aaron in tabernaculum testimonii et depositis vestibus quibus prius indutus erat cum intraret sanctuarium relictisque ibi
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:12 - miseruntque eum in carcerem donec nossent quid iuberet Dominus
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:34 - qui recluserunt eum in carcerem nescientes quid super eo facere deberent
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:4 - ponesque eas in tabernaculo foederis coram testimonio ubi loquar ad te
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:7 - quas cum posuisset Moses coram Domino in tabernaculo testimonii
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:9 - colliget autem vir mundus cineres vaccae et effundet eos extra castra in loco purissimo ut sint multitudini filiorum Israhel in custodiam et in aquam aspersionis quia pro peccato vacca conbusta est
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:15 - qui si nolueritis sequi eum in solitudine populum derelinquet et vos causa eritis necis omnium
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:28 - anno tertio separabis aliam decimam ex omnibus quae nascuntur tibi eo tempore et repones intra ianuas tuas
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:4 - suscipiensque sacerdos cartallum de manu eius ponet ante altare Domini Dei tui
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:10 - et idcirco nunc offero primitias frugum terrae quam dedit Dominus mihi et dimittes eas in conspectu Domini Dei tui adorato Domino Deo tuo
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:3 - et praecipe eis ut tollant de medio Iordanis alveo ubi steterunt sacerdotum pedes duodecim durissimos lapides quos ponetis in loco castrorum ubi fixeritis hac nocte tentoria
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:8 - fecerunt ergo filii Israhel sicut eis praecepit Iosue portantes de medio Iordanis alveo duodecim lapides ut ei Dominus imperarat iuxta numerum filiorum Israhel usque ad locum in quo castrametati sunt ibique posuerunt eos
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:23 - ingressique iuvenes eduxerunt Raab et parentes eius fratres quoque et cunctam supellectilem ac cognationem illius et extra castra Israhel manere fecerunt
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:23 - dimisit ergo Dominus omnes has nationes et cito subvertere noluit nec tradidit in manibus Iosue
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:1 - hae sunt gentes quas Dominus dereliquit ut erudiret in eis Israhelem et omnes qui non noverant bella Chananeorum
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:18 - ne recedas hinc donec revertar ad te portans sacrificium et offerens tibi qui respondit ego praestolabor adventum tuum
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:20 - cui dixit angelus Domini tolle carnes et panes azymos et pone super petram illam et ius desuper funde cumque fecisset ita
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:26 - qui dixit puero regenti gressus suos dimitte me ut tangam columnas quibus omnis inminet domus ut recliner super eas et paululum requiescam
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:18 - et mures aureos secundum numerum urbium Philisthim quinque provinciarum ab urbe murata usque ad villam quae erat absque muro et usque ad Abel magnum super quem posuerunt arcam Domini quae erat usque in illa die in agro Iosue Bethsamitis
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:25 - locutus est autem Samuhel ad populum legem regni et scripsit in libro et reposuit coram Domino et dimisit Samuhel omnem populum singulos in domum suam
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:11 - et ait rex Abisai et universis servis suis ecce filius meus qui egressus est de utero meo quaerit animam meam quanto magis nunc filius Iemini dimittite eum ut maledicat iuxta praeceptum Domini
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:21 - et ait Ahitofel ad Absalom ingredere ad concubinas patris tui quas dimisit ad custodiendam domum ut cum audierit omnis Israhel quod foedaveris patrem tuum roborentur manus eorum tecum
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - cumque venisset rex in domum suam Hierusalem tulit decem mulieres concubinas quas dereliquerat ad custodiendam domum et tradidit eas in custodiam alimenta eis praebens et non est ingressus ad eas sed erant clausae usque ad diem mortis suae in viduitate viventes
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:47 - et posuit Salomon omnia vasa propter multitudinem autem nimiam non erat pondus aeris
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:9 - in arca autem non est aliud nisi duae tabulae lapideae quas posuerat in ea Moses in Horeb quando pepigit foedus Dominus cum filiis Israhel cum egrederentur de terra Aegypti
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:29 - tulit ergo prophetes cadaver viri Dei et posuit illud super asinum et reversus intulit in civitatem prophetae senis ut plangerent eum
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:30 - et posuit cadaver eius in sepulchro suo et planxerunt eum heu frater
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:31 - cumque planxissent eum dixit ad filios suos cum mortuus fuero sepelite me in sepulchro in quo vir Dei sepultus est iuxta ossa eius ponite ossa mea
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:3 - timuit ergo Helias et surgens abiit quocumque eum ferebat voluntas venitque in Bersabee Iuda et dimisit ibi puerum suum
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:29 - et unaquaeque gens fabricata est deum suum posueruntque eos in fanis excelsis quae fecerant Samaritae gens et gens in urbibus suis in quibus habitabant
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - et ait dimittite eum nemo commoveat ossa eius et intacta manserunt ossa illius cum ossibus prophetae qui venerat de Samaria
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:21 - non dimisit quemquam calumniari eos sed increpuit pro eis reges
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:14 - congregavitque sibi currus et equites et facti sunt ei mille quadringenti currus et duodecim milia equitum et fecit eos esse in urbibus quadrigarum et cum rege in Hierusalem
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:8 - necnon et mensas decem posuitque eas in templo quinque a dextris et quinque a sinistris fialas quoque aureas centum
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:25 - habuit quoque Salomon quadraginta milia equorum in stabulis et curruum equitumque duodecim milia constituitque eos in urbibus quadrigarum et ubi erat rex in Hierusalem
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:8 - dixitque Aman regi Asuero est populus per omnes provincias regni tui dispersus et a se mutuo separatus novis utens legibus et caerimoniis insuper et regis scita contemnens et optime nosti quod non expediat regno tuo ut insolescat per licentiam
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - [Vulgate 16:14] a viris manus tuae Domine qui mortui sunt in profundo quorum pars in vita et quorum de absconditis tuis replesti ventrem qui satiabuntur filiis et dimittent reliquias suas parvulis eorum
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:14 - [Vulgate 104:14] non dimisit hominem ut noceret eis et corripuit pro eis reges
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:121 - [Vulgate 118:121] ain feci iudicium et iustitiam ne derelinquas me his qui calumniantur me
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:18 - rursum detestatus sum omnem industriam meam quae sub sole studiosissime laboravi habiturus heredem post me

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