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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 I have sworn, declares the LORD, because H3282 you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:43 - ‘For the land will be abandoned by them, and will restore its Sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their wrongdoing, [fn]because H3282 they rejected My ordinances and their soul loathed My statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - [fn]but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nose and [fn]makes you nauseated; because H3282 you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:12 - But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Since H3282 you did not trust in Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, for that reason you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:36 - except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him I will give the land on which he has set foot, and to his sons, because H3282 he has followed the LORD fully.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:14 - Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because H3282 he followed the LORD God of Israel fully.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:20 - So the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He said, “Because H3282 this nation has violated My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and has not listened to My voice,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:23 - “For rebellion is as reprehensible as the sin of divination,
And insubordination is as reprehensible as false religion and idolatry.
Since H3282 you have rejected the word of the LORD,
He has also rejected you from being king.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - Then all the wicked and [fn]worthless men among those who went with David said, “Since H3282 they did not go with [fn]us, we will not give them any of the spoils that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, so that they may lead them away and leave.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:11 - And God said to him, “Because H3282 you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself [fn]a long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the lives of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:18 - “But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because H3282 it was [fn]in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was [fn]in your heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:11 - So the LORD said to Solomon, “Since H3282 [fn]you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will certainly tear the kingdom away from you, and will give it to your servant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:33 - because H3282 they have abandoned Me, and have worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and they have not walked in My ways, doing what is right in My sight and keeping My statutes and My ordinances, as his father David did.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:21 - and he cried out to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Because H3282 you have [fn]disobeyed the [fn]command of the LORD, and have not kept the commandment which the LORD your God commanded you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:7 - “Go, say to Jeroboam, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: “Because H3282 I exalted you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:13 - “Then all Israel will mourn for him and bury him, for [fn]he alone of Jeroboam’s family will come to the grave, because H3282 in him something good was found toward the LORD God of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:15 - “For the LORD will strike Israel, just as a reed sways in the water; and He will uproot Israel from this good land which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because H3282 they have made their [fn]Asherim, provoking the LORD to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:2 - “Since H3282 I exalted you from the dust and made you leader over My people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have misled My people Israel into sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:28 - Then a man of God approached and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Since H3282 the Arameans have said, “The LORD is a god of mountains, but He is not a god of valleys,” therefore I will hand over to you all this great multitude, and you shall know that I am the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:36 - Then he said to him, “Because H3282 you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you leave me, a lion will [fn]kill you.” And as soon as he left him a lion found him and [fn]killed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:42 - And the prophet said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Since H3282 you have let go from your hand the man I had designated for destruction, your [fn]life shall be forfeited in place of his [fn]life, and your people in place of his people.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 - Then Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me, enemy of mine?” And he [fn]answered, “I have found you, because H3282 you have given yourself over to do evil in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:29 - “Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because H3282 he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the disaster in his days; I will bring the disaster upon his house in his son’s days.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - Then he said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Since H3282 you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron—is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word? Therefore [fn]you will not get down from the bed upon which you have lain, but you shall certainly die.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:30 - Yet the LORD said to Jehu, “Because H3282 you have done well in performing what is right in My eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab in accordance with everything that was in My heart, your sons to the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:28 - ‘Because H3282 of your raging against Me,
And because your complacency has come up to My ears,
I will put My hook in your nose,
And My bridle in your lips,
And I will turn you back by the way by which you came.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:11 - “Since H3282 Manasseh king of Judah has committed these abominations, having done more evil than all that the Amorites did who were before him, and has also misled Judah into sin with his idols,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:15 - because H3282 they have done evil in My sight, and have been provoking Me to anger since the day their fathers came from Egypt, even to this day.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:19 - since H3282 your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become an object of horror and a curse, and you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I have indeed heard you,’ declares the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:11 - Then God said to Solomon, “Because H3282 this was [fn]in your heart, and you did not ask for riches, wealth, or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor did you even ask for long life, but you asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge so that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:8 - “But the LORD said to my father David, ‘Because H3282 it was [fn]in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was [fn]in your heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:27 - “Because H3282 your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes, and wept before Me, I have indeed heard you,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:16 - Because H3282 he did not remember to show mercy,
But persecuted the afflicted and needy person,
And the despondent in heart, to put them to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:24 - “Because H3282 I called and you refused,
I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:16 - Moreover, the LORD said, “Because H3282 the daughters of Zion are haughty
And walk with [fn]heads held high and seductive eyes,
And go along with mincing steps
And jingle the anklets on their feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:5 - ‘Because H3282 Aram, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, has planned evil against you, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:6 - “Inasmuch H3282 as these people have rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah
And rejoice in Rezin and the son of Remaliah;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:13 - Then the Lord said,
“Because H3282 this people approaches Me with their [fn]words
And honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me,
And their [fn]reverence for Me [fn]consists of the commandment of men that is taught;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:12 - Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says:
“Since H3282 you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in oppression and crookedness, and have relied on them,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:29 - “Because H3282 of your raging against Me
And because your complacency has come up to My ears,
I will put My hook in your nose
And My bridle in your lips,
And I will turn you back by the way that you came.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord [fn]GOD is upon me,
Because H3282 the LORD anointed me
To bring good news to the humble;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim [fn]release to captives
And [fn]freedom to prisoners;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:12 - I will destine you for the sword,
And all of you will bow down to the slaughter.
Because H3282 I called, but you did not answer;
I spoke, but you did not listen.
Instead, you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:4 - So I will choose their [fn]punishments
And bring on them what they dread.
Because H3282 I called, but no one answered;
I spoke, but they did not listen.
Instead, they did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:14 - Therefore, this is what the LORD, the God of armies says:
“Because H3282 you have spoken this word,
Behold, I am making My words fire in your mouth,
And this people wood, and it will consume them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:13 - “And now, because H3282 you have done all these things,” declares the LORD, “and I spoke to you, speaking again and again, but you did not listen, and I called you but you did not answer,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:4 - “Since H3282 they have abandoned Me and have made this place foreign, and have burned [fn]sacrifices in it to other gods that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and since they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:38 - “And if you say, ‘The pronouncement of the LORD!’ for that reason the LORD says this: ‘Because H3282 you said this word, “The pronouncement of the LORD!” I have also sent word to you, saying, “You shall not say, ‘The pronouncement of the LORD!’”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:8 - “Therefore this is what the LORD of armies says: ‘Because H3282 you have not obeyed My words,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:23 - because H3282 they acted [fn]foolishly in Israel, and committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives, and falsely spoke words in My name which I did not command them. I am He who knows, and a witness,” declares the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:25 - “This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘Because H3282 you have sent letters in your own name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to the priest Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah, and to all the priests, saying,

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