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Lexicon :: Strong's H369 - 'în

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Part of Speech
adverb, noun, negation
Root Word (Etymology)
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist
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TWOT Reference: 81

Strong’s Definitions

אַיִן ʼayin, ah'-yin; as if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a nonentity; generally used as a negative particle:—else, except, fail, (father-) less, be gone, in(-curable), neither, never, no (where), none, nor, (any, thing), not, nothing, to nought, past, un(-searchable), well-nigh, without. Compare H370.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H369 in the following manner: except, faileth, fatherless, incurable, infinite, innumerable, neither, never, no, none, not, nothing, nought, without.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H369 in the following manner: except, faileth, fatherless, incurable, infinite, innumerable, neither, never, no, none, not, nothing, nought, without.
  1. nothing, not, nought

    1. nothing, nought

    2. not

    3. to have not (of possession)

    4. without

      with prepostition
    5. for lack of

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַיִן ʼayin, ah'-yin; as if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a nonentity; generally used as a negative particle:—else, except, fail, (father-) less, be gone, in(-curable), neither, never, no (where), none, nor, (any, thing), not, nothing, to nought, past, un(-searchable), well-nigh, without. Compare H370.
STRONGS H369: Abbreviations
II. אַ֫יִן, אָ֑֫יִן construct אֵין substantive properly nothing, nought (Moabite אן, Assyrian iânu).
1.Isaiah 40:23 הַנּוֺתֵן רוֺזְנִים לְאָ֑יִן who bringeth princes to nothing; † כְּאַיִן as nothing, ib. Isaiah 40:17; Isaiah 41:11, 12; Haggai 2:3; Psalm 39:6; almost (|| כִּמְעַט) Psalm 73:2; † מֵאַיִן of nothing Isaiah 41:24.
2. construct אֵין, very frequently as particle of negations, is not, are not, was not, were not, etc. (corresponding to the affirmative יֵשׁ which see. Similar in usage, though not etymology akin, are لَيْسَ, לַיִת, tyFl, አሌቦ፡ properly 'there is nought of...' followed by a substantive or a pronominal suffix (אֵינֶנִּי [verbal form, Ges§ 100, 5; 152, 1 c], אֵינְךָ, אֵינֵךְ, אֵינֶנּוּ, אֵינֶנָּה, אֵינְכֶם, אֵינָם, also Psalm 59:14 אֵינֵ֫מוֺ, Psalm 73:5 אֵינֵ֫ימוֺ): twice abnormally, in late Hebrew, a noun אֵין אֲנִי, אֵין אֲנַחְנוּ Nehemiah 4:17 (so sometimes לַיִת, tyFl, NöM. p. 295); once, incorrectly, את Haggai 2:17.
a. denying existence absolutely Isaiah 44:6; Isaiah 47:10 אֵין רֹאָנִי there is none that seeth me, literally nought of one seeing me! אֵין עוֺד there is none else Deuteronomy 4:39; 1 Kings 8:60; Isaiah 45:5, 6, 18, 22.
b. more commonly, in a limited sense, there is none here or at hand Exodus 2:12 and he saw כִּי־אֵין אִישׁ that there was no man (that is, there), Numbers 21:5; Genesis 5:24 וְאֵינֶנּוּ and he was not (of Enoch's disappearance from earth) Genesis 42:13 one (cas. pend. as often), he is not, Genesis 42:36; often = is (or has) vanished Genesis 37:30; 1 Kings 20:40; Isaiah 17:14; Psalm 37:10; Psalm 103:16; Job 8:22; Job 24:24; Job 27:19.
c. with the sense determined by a predicate following: Genesis 37:29 Joseph was not in the pit, Genesis 41:39 + often; Exodus 5:10 אֵינֶנִּי נֹתֵן לָכֶם תֶּבֶן I am not giving you straw; and so often with particip. where duration has to be expressed Genesis 39:23; Deuteronomy 21:18; Isaiah 1:15; Jeremiah 7:16, or intention Genesis 20:7 אִם⬩⬩⬩אֵינְךָ מֵשִׁיב דַּע if thou art not restoring her, know Genesis 43:5; Exodus 8:17; Exodus 33:15 (idiomatically, after אם; see Dr§ 137) Judges 12:3. Following once pleonastic by יֵשׁ Psalm 135:17. Treated as a mere particle of negation, אֵין may vary its position in the sentence, the substantive which should strictly stand in the genitive being not only separated from it by a little word, as בּוֺ Genesis 37:24, לוֺ Exodus 22:1, שָׁם Exodus 12:30, גַּם Psalm 14:3, etc., but even for emphasis prefixed to it, as Genesis 19:31; Genesis 40:8 וּפֹתֵר אֵין אֹתוֺ Genesis 41:15; Exodus 5:16; Judges 13:9; Judges 14:6; Judges 16:15; Judges 19:1 (so MI24): if however it be thus brought to the end of a sentence, or be disconnected with what follows, it stands in the absolute form, as Genesis 2:5 ואדם אַיִן לעבד האדמה and man there was none to till the ground, Leviticus 26:37 וְרֹדֵף אָ֑יִן Numbers 20:5; 2 Kings 19:3; Hosea 13:4; Micah 7:2.
d. sometimes the subject has to be supplied from the context: thus
(α) † 1 Samuel 9:4 and they passed through the land of Shaalim וָאַיִן and they (the asses) were not (literally and nought!), especially after verbs of waiting or seeking Isaiah 59:11; Psalm 69:21; Job 3:9; Isaiah 41:17. Ezekiel 7:25; Proverbs 14:6; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 20:4.
(β) † Exodus 17:7 is י׳ in the midst of us אִם־אָֽיִן ׃ or not ? Numbers 13:20.
(γ) † Judges 4:20 וְאָמַרְתְּ אָֽיִן׃ then thou shalt say, There is not, 1 Kings 18:10; 1 Samuel 10:14.
(δ) Genesis 30:1 give me children, וְאִם־אַיִן and if not, I die, Exodus 32:32; Judges 9:15, 20; 2 Samuel 17:6 (see Dr) 2 Kings 2:10; Job 33:33.
e. with subject not expressed, once (late), Daniel 8:5 וְאֵין נֹגֵעַ בָּאָרֶץ and (it) was not touching the earth.
f. once, Job 35:15 with the finite verb; but read here פֹּקֵד אֵין כִּי (the usage of لَيْسَ, cited by De, does not justify the anomaly in Hebrew) Jeremiah 38:5 the imperfect may be due to the fact that no participle of יָכֹל was in use, and a relation must be tacitly supplied: 'The king is not (one that) can do aught against you.' On Exodus 3:2 see Ges§ 52, 2 R. 6; Ew§ 169 d.
3. אֵין לְ׳, with substantive, or pronoun, there is (was) not to... =... have, has, had, etc. not: Genesis 11:30 אֵין לָהּ וָלָד she had no child, Numbers 27:9 וְאִם־אֵין לוֺ בַּת and if he have no daughter + often; with a participle Deuteronomy 22:27; Jeremiah 14:16; Jeremiah 30:17; Jeremiah 49:5; Jeremiah 50:32; Psalm 142:5; Lamentations 1:2, 9, 17; Exodus 22:2 אִם־אֵין לוֺ if he have nought, Daniel 9:26 ואין לו and have nought (or none).
4. in circumstantial clauses (Dr§ 164): —
(a) Exodus 21:11 she shall go out free אֵין כָּ֑סֶף without money, Exodus 22:9 אֵין רֹאֶה none seeing it, Numbers 11:6; Isaiah 47:1; Jeremiah 2:32; Hosea 3:4; Hosea 7:11; Psalm 32:9; Psalm 88:5 +.
(b) Deuteronomy 32:4 a God of faithfulness וְאֵין עָוֶל and no iniquity, i.e. without iniquity, Jeremiah 5:21; Joel 1:6; Psalm 104:25.
(c) very often, in such phrases as וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד with none to affright Leviticus 26:6 (12 times); וְאֵין מְכַבֶּה Isaiah 1:31 and elsewhere; וְאֵין מַצִּיל Isaiah 5:29; Psalm 7:3, etc. (Dr§ 159).
5. with infinitive and ל׳, it is not to... : i.e.
(α) like οὐκ ἔστιν, it is not possible to... (compare below יֵשׁ and לֹא), but hardly except in late Hebrew; 2 Chronicles 20:6 וְאֵין עִמְּךָ לְהִתְיַצֵּב it is not possible to stand (in conflict) with thee, 2 Chronicles 22:9; Ezra 9:15; Ecclesiastes 3:14; Esther 4:2. Once without ל, Psalm 40:6 אֵין עֲרֹךְ אֵלָיךָ οὐκ ἔστι παραβάλλειν σοι.
(β) there is no need to... 1 Chronicles 23:26 וְגַם לַלְוִיִּם אֵין־לָשֵׂאת for the Levites also there was no need to bear 2 Chronicles 5:11; 35:15 (see Dr§ 202. 1).
6. with prefixes : —
a.בְּאֵין properly in defect of:
(α) for want of, withoutProverbs 5:23 HE will die בְּאֵין מוּסָר for lack of instruction, Proverbs 11:14 בְּאֵין תַּחְבֻּלוֺת without guidance, Proverbs 14:4; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 26:20; Proverbs 29:18; Isaiah 57:1; Ezekiel 38:11; compare בְּלֹא.
(β) of time = when there was (were) not Proverbs 8:24 (twice in verse).
b.כְּאֵין Isaiah 59:10 כְּאֵין עֵינַיִם in poetry for כַּאֲשֶׁר אֵין לוֺ עֵינַיִם (compare Ew§ 286 g Ges§ 152. 1 h).
(α) for לַאֲשֶׁר אֵין לוֺ Isaiah 40:29; inlate prose 2 Chronicles 14:10; Nehemiah 8:10.
(β) in the condition of not... (ל of state, see below ל) = without or so that not... (peculiar to Chronicles), 1 Chronicles 22:4 cedar trees מִסְפָּר לְאֵין without number, 2 Chron 14:12 and there fell of the Cushites לְאֵין־לָהֶם מִחְיָה so that they had none remaining alive, 2 Chronicles 20:25 לְאֵין מַשָּׂא so that there was no carrying away, 2 Chronicles 21:18; Ezra 9:14.
(γ) עַד־לְאֵין (see עַד ל׳), 2 Chronicles 36:16 until there was no remedy (compare ⬩⬩⬩עַד אֵין Psalm 40:13; Job 5:9).
d. מֵאֵין
(α) (מִן causal) from lack of... Isaiah 50:2; Jeremiah 7:32; Jeremiah 19:11.
(β) (מִן negative, see מִן) properly away from there being no... (with אֵין pleonastic, compare מִבְּלִי, and מִבְּלִי אֵין), i.e. so that not..., without, mostly epexegetical of some term expressing desolation: Isaiah 5:9 Surely many houses shall be desolate מֵאֵין יוֺשֵׁב without inhabitant, Isaiah 6:11 — Jeremiah & Zephaniah; Isaiah 6:11 מֵאֵין אָדָם, Jeremiah 32:43 מֵאֵין אָדָם וּבְהֵמָה Jeremiah 33:10, 12; Ezekiel 33:28; Lamentations 3:49. Once followed by infinitive Malachi 2:13 so that there is no regarding more.
(γ) in Jeremiah 10:6, 7 מֵאֵין כָּמוֺךָ, מֵאֵין is supposed by some to = a strengthened אֵין, even none, none at all; but it is difficult to justify this explanation logically; and it is preferable to point מֵאַיִן כָּמוֺךָ whence is any like thee? compare Jeremiah 30:7. (So Hi see DrHebraica. ii. 34-7.)
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2:5; 5:24; 11:30; 19:31; 20:7; 30:1; 37:24; 37:29; 37:30; 39:23; 40:8; 41:15; 41:39; 42:13; 42:36; 43:5


2:12; 3:2; 5:10; 5:16; 8:17; 12:30; 17:7; 21:11; 22:1; 22:2; 22:9; 32:32; 33:15


26:6; 26:37


11:6; 13:20; 20:5; 21:5; 27:9


4:39; 21:18; 22:27; 32:4


4:20; 9:15; 9:20; 12:3; 13:9; 14:6; 16:15; 19:1

1 Samuel

9:4; 10:14

2 Samuel


1 Kings

8:60; 18:10; 20:40

2 Kings

2:10; 19:3

1 Chronicles

22:4; 23:26

2 Chronicles

5:11; 14:10; 14:12; 20:6; 20:25; 21:18; 22:9; 35:15; 36:16


9:14; 9:15


4:17; 8:10




3:9; 5:9; 8:22; 24:24; 27:19; 33:33; 35:15


7:3; 14:3; 32:9; 37:10; 39:6; 40:6; 40:13; 59:14; 69:21; 73:2; 73:5; 88:5; 103:16; 104:25; 135:17; 142:5


5:23; 8:24; 11:14; 13:4; 14:4; 14:6; 15:22; 20:4; 26:20; 29:18




1:15; 1:31; 5:9; 5:29; 6:11; 6:11; 17:14; 40:17; 40:23; 40:29; 41:11; 41:12; 41:17; 41:24; 44:6; 45:5; 45:6; 45:18; 45:22; 47:1; 47:10; 50:2; 57:1; 59:10; 59:11


2:32; 5:21; 7:16; 7:32; 10:6; 10:7; 14:16; 19:11; 30:7; 30:17; 32:43; 33:10; 33:12; 38:5; 49:5; 50:32


1:2; 1:9; 1:17; 3:49


7:25; 33:28; 38:11


8:5; 9:26


3:4; 7:11; 13:4






2:3; 2:17



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H369 matches the Hebrew אִין ('în),
which occurs 790 times in 686 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 14 (Gen 2:5–Exo 22:2)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[fn] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:24 - Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:8 - Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:30 - Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:31 - One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to give us children—as is the custom all over the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:7 - Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:11 - Abraham replied, “I said to myself, ‘There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:17 - He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:1 - When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister. So she said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me. Any goat in my possession that is not speckled or spotted, or any lamb that is not dark-colored, will be considered stolen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:2 - And Jacob noticed that Laban’s attitude toward him was not what it had been.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:5 - He said to them, “I see that your father’s attitude toward me is not what it was before, but the God of my father has been with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:50 - If you mistreat my daughters or if you take any wives besides my daughters, even though no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:24 - and they took him and threw him into the cistern. The cistern was empty; there was no water in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:29 - When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:30 - He went back to his brothers and said, “The boy isn’t there! Where can I turn now?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:9 - No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:11 - One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:23 - The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:8 - “We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:8 - In the morning his mind was troubled, so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:15 - Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:24 - The thin heads of grain swallowed up the seven good heads. I told this to the magicians, but none of them could explain it to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:39 - Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:49 - Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:13 - But they replied, “Your servants were twelve brothers, the sons of one man, who lives in the land of Canaan. The youngest is now with our father, and one is no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:32 - We were twelve brothers, sons of one father. One is no more, and the youngest is now with our father in Canaan.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:36 - Their father Jacob said to them, “You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:5 - But if you will not send him, we will not go down, because the man said to us, ‘You will not see my face again unless your brother is with you.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:26 - But we said, ‘We cannot go down. Only if our youngest brother is with us will we go. We cannot see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:30 - “So now, if the boy is not with us when I go back to your servant my father, and if my father, whose life is closely bound up with the boy’s life,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:31 - sees that the boy isn’t there, he will die. Your servants will bring the gray head of our father down to the grave in sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:34 - How can I go back to my father if the boy is not with me? No! Do not let me see the misery that would come on my father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:6 - For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no plowing and reaping.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - They also said to him, “We have come to live here for a while, because the famine is severe in Canaan and your servants’ flocks have no pasture. So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:13 - There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:12 - Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:2 - There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:10 - Then the slave drivers and the overseers went out and said to the people, “This is what Pharaoh says: ‘I will not give you any more straw.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:11 - Go and get your own straw wherever you can find it, but your work will not be reduced at all.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:16 - Your servants are given no straw, yet we are told, ‘Make bricks!’ Your servants are being beaten, but the fault is with your own people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:10 - “Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said. Moses replied, “It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:21 - If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms of flies on you and your officials, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians will be full of flies; even the ground will be covered with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:14 - or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:30 - Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:11 - They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:1 - The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:7 - And he called the place Massah[fn] and Meribah[fn] because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - If he does not provide her with these three things, she is to go free, without any payment of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:2 - “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;

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