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Lexicon :: Strong's H3282 - yaʿan

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Part of Speech
conjunction, preposition
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to pay attention
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1650e

Strong’s Definitions

יַעַן yaʻan, yah'-an; from an unused root meaning to pay attention; properly, heed; by implication, purpose (sake or account); used adverbially to indicate the reason or cause:—because (that), forasmuch (+ as), seeing then, + that, + whereas, + why.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H3282 in the following manner: because, even, seeing, forasmuch, that, whereas, why.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H3282 in the following manner: because, even, seeing, forasmuch, that, whereas, why.
  1. because, therefore, because that, on account of

  2. because of, on account of

  3. why (with interrogative pron)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יַעַן yaʻan, yah'-an; from an unused root meaning to pay attention; properly, heed; by implication, purpose (sake or account); used adverbially to indicate the reason or cause:—because (that), forasmuch (+ as), seeing then, + that, + whereas, + why.
STRONGS H3282: Abbreviations
יַעַן 96 properly substantive, purpose, intention, but always used as preposition or conjunction, on account of, because (for יַעֲנֶה, of the form יִצְהָר etc., Sta§ 259ii. 403; compare bdb077402 mean, intend): —
1. as preposition, rarely with a substantive, Ezekiel 5:9 יַעַן תּוֺעֲבוֺתֵיכֶם, Haggai 1:9 יַעַן מָה, Haggai 1:9 יַעַן בֵּיתִי; with a participle Ezekiel 36:13 יען אמרים because of men saying to you (but read probably אָמְרָם, Co Toy Berthol); frequently with infinitive with, 1 Kings 21:20 יַעַן הִתְמַכֶּרְךָ on account of thy having sold thyself, Amos 5:11; Isaiah 30:12; Isaiah 37:29 (= 2 Kings 19:28) יַעֵן הִתְרַגֶּזְךָ אֵלַי, Jeremiah 5:14; Jeremiah 7:13; Jeremiah 23:38; Jeremiah 48:7, and often. (about + 18 times) in Ezekiel, as Jeremiah 5:7 (read יַעַן הַמְֽֽֽרֹתְכֶם), Jeremiah 13:8, 22; Jeremiah 25:3, 6, 8, 12.
2. As conjunction:
a. יַעַן אֲשֶׁר (32 times), usually with perfect, as Genesis 22:16 יען אשׁר עשׂית זאת because that thou hast done this, Deuteronomy 1:36 (Joshua 14:14), Judges 2:20; 1 Samuel 30:22; 1 Kings 3:11; 1 Kings 8:18; Jeremiah 19:4; Jeremiah 25:8; Jeremiah 29:23 (not Isaiah) +; with imperfect (in frequent. sense) Ezekiel 44:12.
†b. יַען כִּי, Numbers 11:20 יַעַן כִּי מְאַסְתֶּם אֶתיֿ׳, 1 Kings 13:21; 1 Kings 21:29; Isaiah 3:16; Isaiah 7:5; Isaiah 8:6; Isaiah 29:13.
c. יַעַן alone (23 times), with perfect Numbers 20:12 יַעַן לֹא הֶאֱמַנְתֶּם בִּי, 1 Samuel 15:23; 1 Kings 14:13; 1 Kings 20:42; 2 Kings 22:19; Hosea 8:1; Isaiah 61:1; Isaiah 65:12; Isaiah 66:4; with imperfect (frequently) †Ezekiel 34:21; of the future † Ezekiel 12:12 because he shall not see, etc., (but Greek Version of the LXX Co Kau Berthol לְמַעַן אשׁר לא יֵרָאֶה לָעַיִן): usually the verb follows immediately, but Ezekiel sometimes puts the object first for emphasis, Ezekiel 5:11 יַעַן אֶתמִֿקְדָּשִׁי טִמֵּאתָ, Ezekiel 20:16, 24; Ezekiel 36:6, compare Ezekiel 34:21.
†3. יַעַן וּבְיַעַן, q.d. because and by the cause (that), followed by perhaps, Leviticus 26:43 (H) בְּמִשְׁפָּטַי וביען יען מָאָ֔סוּ, Ezekiel 13:10; יַעַן בְּיַעַז followed by infinitive, Ezekiel 36:3. (In all, reckoning יען (ו)ביען once each, + 93 times, of which + 20 are in 1-2 Kings, + 11 in Jeremiah, + 38 in Ezekiel; and only + 9 in Genesis—2 Samuel.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs






11:20; 20:12







1 Samuel

15:23; 30:22

1 Kings

3:11; 8:18; 13:21; 14:13; 20:42; 21:20; 21:29

2 Kings

19:28; 22:19


3:16; 7:5; 8:6; 29:13; 30:12; 37:29; 61:1; 65:12; 66:4


5:7; 5:14; 7:13; 13:8; 13:22; 19:4; 23:38; 25:3; 25:6; 25:8; 25:8; 25:12; 29:23; 48:7


5:9; 5:11; 12:12; 13:10; 20:16; 20:24; 34:21; 34:21; 36:3; 36:6; 36:13; 44:12






1:9; 1:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3282 matches the Hebrew יַעַן (yaʿan),
which occurs 99 times in 94 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 22:16–Jer 29:25)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:16 - And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because H3282 thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:43 - The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, H3282 even because H3282 they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because H3282 that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:12 - And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:36 - Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:14 - Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:20 - And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel; and he said, Because that this people hath transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:23 - For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:11 - And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:18 - And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas H3282 it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:11 - Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:33 - Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:21 - And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as H3282 thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:7 - Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as H3282 I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:13 - And all Israel shall mourn for him, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found some good thing toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:15 - For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:2 - Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:28 - And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the Syrians have said, The LORD is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:36 - Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:42 - And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 - And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:29 - Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because H3282 he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:30 - And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:28 - Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:11 - Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, and hath done wickedly above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:15 - Because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egypt, even unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:19 - Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:11 - And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:8 - But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:27 - Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:16 - Because that he remembered not to shew mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:24 - Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:16 - Moreover the LORD saith, Because H3282 the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:5 - Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:6 - Forasmuch H3282 as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:13 - Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch H3282 as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:12 - Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:29 - Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:12 - Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:4 - I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:14 - Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:13 - And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:4 - Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:38 - But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:8 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:23 - Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:25 - Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,

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