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Lexicon :: Strong's H3939 - laʿănâ

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לַעֲנָה
Transliteration
laʿănâ
Pronunciation
lah-an-aw'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root supposed to mean to curse
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1121

Strong’s Definitions

לַעֲנָה laʻănâh, lah-an-aw'; from an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed):—hemlock, wormwood.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H3939 in the following manner: wormwood (7x), hemlock (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H3939 in the following manner: wormwood (7x), hemlock (1x).
  1. wormwood

    1. bitterness (metaph.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לַעֲנָה laʻănâh, lah-an-aw'; from an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed):—hemlock, wormwood.
STRONGS H3939:
לַעֲנָה noun feminine wormwood (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb054203 is curse (verb bdb054204 id.), so Nabataean לצנת (verb לען) compare CookGlossary); — only figurative of bitter things: — of perverted justice, Amos 5:7; Amos 6:12 (|| ראֹשׁ; of result of idolatry, Deuteronomy 29:17 (|| id.); of י׳'s chastisement Jeremiah 9:14 (|| מֵ֯ירֿאֹשׁ, Jeremiah 23:15 (|| id.), Lamentations 3:15 (|| מְרוֺרִים), Lamentations 3:19 (|| ראֹשׁ); simile of bitter (מָרָה) result of intercourse with strange woman Proverbs 5:4. — On wormwood (Artemisia absinthium, etc., Greek ἀψίθιον) compare Löw80f. 401, 421 TristrNat, Hist. Bib. 493.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Deuteronomy

29:17

Proverbs

5:4

Jeremiah

9:14; 23:15

Lamentations

3:15; 3:19

Amos

5:7; 6:12

H3939

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3939 matches the Hebrew לַעֲנָה (laʿănâ),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:18 - so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood H3939.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - But in the end she is bitter as wormwood H3939,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:15 - therefore this is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I will feed this people wormwood H3939; and I will give them poisoned water to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:15 - “Therefore this is what the LORD of armies says concerning the prophets:
‘Behold, I am going to feed them wormwood H3939
And make them drink poisonous water,
For from the prophets of Jerusalem
Ungodliness has spread into all the land.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:15 - He has filled me with bitterness,
He has made me drink plenty of wormwood H3939.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:19 - Remember my misery and my homelessness, the wormwood H3939 and [fn]bitterness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:7 - For those who turn justice into wormwood H3939,
And [fn]throw righteousness to the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:12 - Do horses run on rocks?
Or does one [fn]plow them with oxen?
Yet you have turned justice into poison,
And the fruit of righteousness into [fn]wormwood H3939,

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