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Lexicon :: Strong's H4616 - maʿan

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מַעַן
Transliteration
maʿan
Pronunciation
mah'-an
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Part of Speech
preposition, substantive
Root Word (Etymology)
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Strong’s Definitions

מַעַן maʻan, mah'-an; from H6030; properly, heed, i.e. purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that:—because of, to the end (intent) that, for (to, ... 's sake), + lest, that, to.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H4616 in the following manner: that, for, to, to the end, because of, lest, to the intent.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H4616 in the following manner: that, for, to, to the end, because of, lest, to the intent.
  1. purpose, intent

    preposition
    1. for the sake of

    2. in view of, on account of

    3. for the purpose of, to the intent that, in order to

      conjunction
    4. to the end that

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַעַן maʻan, mah'-an; from H6030; properly, heed, i.e. purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that:—because of, to the end (intent) that, for (to, ... 's sake), + lest, that, to.
STRONGS H4616:
[מַ֫עַן] substantive purpose, intent, only with לְ, in לְמַ֫עַן 271 preposition and conjunction for the sake of, on account of, to the intent or in order that (abbreviated from מַעֲנֶה : compare מַ֫עַל; Köii. 116); — with suffix לְמַעֲנִי, לְמַעַנְךָ, and לְמַעַנְכֶם; —
1. preposition: —
a. Genesis 18:24 wilt thou... not spare the place למען חמשׁים הציקים for the sake of the 50 righteous? Deuteronomy 30:6 חַיֶּיךָ ל׳ for thy life's sake, 1 Kings 8:41 the foreigner who comer from afar שְׁמֶ֑ךָ ל׳, Isaiah 43:14 לְמַעַנְכֶם שִׁלַּחְתִּי בָבֶ֫לָה, Isaiah 45:4; Isaiah 62:1 ציון ל׳, Isaiah 63:17 עבדיך ל׳, Isaiah 65:8; Ezekiel 36:22 (twice in verse); Job 18:4; Psalm 122:8; Psalm 122:9; (עַבְדִּי ד׳) לְמַעַן דָּוִד, i.e. for the sake of David's memory, and the promises given to him, † 1 Kings 11:12, 13, 32, 34; 1 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19; 2 Kings 19:34 (= Isaiah 37:35), Isaiah 20:6 (all D2); לְמַעֲנִי (of י׳) for my own sake, i.e. to vindicate my name, † 2 Kings 19:34 (= Isaiah 37:35), 2 Kings 20:6; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 48:11 לְמַעֲנִי לְמַעֲנִי אֶעֲשֶׁה, so לְמַעַנְךָ Daniel 9:19, אֲדֹנָי ל׳ Daniel 9:17; י׳ is said (or entreated) to act (שִׁמְךָ, שְׁמִי) לְמַעַן שְׁמוֺ i.e. to maintain his reputation, or character, † Psalm 23:3; Psalm 25:11; Psalm 31:4; Psalm 79:9; Psalm 106:8; Psalm 143:11; Jeremiah 14:7, 21; Ezekiel 20:9, 14, 22, 44; Isaiah 48:9; simile חַסְדְּךָ ל׳ (i.e. to maintain it consistently) † Psalm 6:5; Psalm 44:27, טוּבְךָ ל׳Psalm 25:7, צִדְקוֺ ל׳Isaiah 42:21.
b. In view of, on account of (but not expressing causation distinctly, like מִן 2f, or מִפְּנֵי), Deuteronomy 3:26 בי לְמַעַנְכֶם ויתעבר י׳ on your account, 1 Kings 11:39 זֹאת ל׳ in view of this, שׁוֺרֲרַי ל׳ on account of my watchful foes, † Psalm 5:9; Psalm 27:11, צורריך ל׳ Psalm 8:3, simil. Psalm 69:19; Psalm 48:12 (Psalm 97:8) משׁפטיך ישמח הר ציון ֗֗֗ ל׳ in view of thy judgments.
c. Following infinitive Genesis 18:19 לְמַעַן הָבִיא י׳ for the purpose of J.'s bringing = to the intent that J. might bring, Genesis 37:22 הַצִּיל ל׳ in order to rescue, Genesis 50:20; Exodus 1:11; Exodus 9:16; Exodus 10:1, etc., Deuteronomy 2:30; Deuteronomy 6:28, etc., 2 Kings 10:19; Jeremiah 7:10, 18; Jeremiah 11:5; Jeremiah 50:34 (on הִרגיע, see עַד 2a b), Ezekiel 14:5; Ezekiel 21:5; Ezekiel 22:6 etc., Ezekiel 36:5, + often (Köiii.595 f.). Once, pleonastic, לְמַעַן לָמוּג לֵב Ezekiel 21:20 (compare כַּעֲבוּר לְ 1 Chronicles 19:3; but read probably הִמּוֺג).
2. conjunction (followed by imperfect): —
a. לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר Genesis 18:19 I have known him אשׁר יְצַוֶּה ל׳ to the end that he might command, etc., Deuteronomy 27:3; Joshua 3:4; 2 Samuel 13:5; Jeremiah 42:6; more often
b. without אשׁר, as Genesis 12:13 לְמַעַן יִיטַב לִי, Genesis 27:25; Exodus 4:5 יאמינו ל׳, Exodus 8:6; Exodus 8:18; Exodus 9:29; Exodus 10:2; Isaiah 5:19; Isaiah 23:16; Psalm 9:15; Psalm 30:13; Psalm 48:14 + often (Köiii. 571).
c. Following לֹא
(b) לֹא ל׳Ezekiel 14:11; Ezekiel 19:9; Ezekiel 25:10; Ezekiel 26:20; Zechariah 12:7; Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:80; Psalm 125:3 (Köiii. 574. Less common than לְבִלְתִּי or מִן with infinitive, or פֶּן־.
Note 1.לְמַעַן is always in order that, never merely so that ἐκβατικῶς); but sometimes, in rhetorical passages, the issue of a line of action, though really undesigned, is represented by it ironically as if it were designed: Deuteronomy 29:18 (see Dr) סְפוֺת וגו׳ וְהִתְבָּרֵךְ כִּלְבָבוֺ ֗֗֗ ל׳ and he congratulate himself... in order to sweep away the moistened with the dry (i.e. to destroy all together), Isaiah 30:1; Isaiah 44:9 יֵבוֺשׁוּ בל יראו ובל ידעו ל׳ in orer that they may be put to shame, Jeremiah 7:18 הַכְעִיסֵנִי ל׳, Jeremiah 7:19 פְּנֵיהֶם בּשֶׁת ל׳, Jeremiah 27:10, 15; Jeremiah 32:29; Hosea 8:4 their silver, etc., they have made into idols יִכָרֵת ל׳ in order that it may be cut off (of course, not the real purpose of the idolatry), Amos 2:7; Micah 6:16: compare Psalm 51:6 (see Comn.) in order that thou mightest be just when thou judgest (that is, by manifesting thy justice in judgement on my sin). compare bdb077501 Qor 28:7 (FlKl. Schr. i. 397 f.).
Note 2. — In Joshua 4:24 for the anomalous יְרָאתֶם ל׳, read infinitive יִרְאָתָם ל׳ in order that they might fear (Dr§ 14 Obs.): Nehemiah 6:13 לְמַעַן שָׂכוּר הוּא לְמַעַן אִירָא (si vera lectio) the first ל׳ points forwards, to this intent was he hired, to the intent that I should be afraid. — On Proverbs 16:4, see מַעֵנֶה above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

12:13; 18:19; 18:19; 18:24; 27:25; 37:22; 50:20

Exodus

1:11; 4:5; 8:6; 8:18; 9:16; 9:29; 10:1; 10:2

Numbers

17:5

Deuteronomy

2:30; 3:26; 20:18; 27:3; 29:18; 30:6

Joshua

3:4; 4:24

2 Samuel

13:5

1 Kings

8:41; 11:12; 11:13; 11:32; 11:34; 11:39; 15:4

2 Kings

8:19; 10:19; 19:34; 19:34; 20:6

1 Chronicles

19:3

Nehemiah

6:13

Job

18:4

Psalms

5:9; 6:5; 8:3; 9:15; 23:3; 25:7; 25:11; 27:11; 31:4; 48:12; 48:14; 51:6; 69:19; 79:9; 97:8; 106:8; 119:11; 119:80; 122:8; 122:9; 125:3; 143:11

Proverbs

16:4

Isaiah

5:19; 20:6; 23:16; 30:1; 37:35; 37:35; 42:21; 43:14; 43:25; 44:9; 45:4; 48:9; 48:11; 62:1; 63:17; 65:8

Jeremiah

7:10; 7:18; 7:18; 7:19; 11:5; 14:7; 14:21; 27:10; 27:15; 32:29; 42:6; 50:34

Ezekiel

14:5; 14:11; 19:9; 20:9; 20:14; 20:22; 20:44; 21:5; 21:20; 22:6; 25:10; 26:20; 31:14; 36:5; 36:22; 36:30; 46:18

Daniel

9:17; 9:19

Hosea

8:4

Amos

2:7

Micah

6:16

Zechariah

12:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4616 matches the Hebrew מַעַן (maʿan),
which occurs 272 times in 252 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 12:13–Deu 12:25)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that H4616 it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:24 - Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for H4616 the fifty righteous that are therein?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:25 - And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:22 - And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:20 - But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to H4616 bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:11 - Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:5 - That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:10 - And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:22 - And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end H4616 thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:16 - And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:29 - And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD'S.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:1 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:2 - And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:7 - But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:9 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:9 - And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 - Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:32 - And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:12 - Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:12 - Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:13 - Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:5 - To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:3 - And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:43 - That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:40 - That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:40 - To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that H4616 no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:20 - And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:8 - And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:30 - But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:26 - But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:1 - Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:40 - Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 - But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:16 - Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:29 - O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:33 - Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:2 - That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:18 - And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:23 - And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:1 - All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:2 - And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:3 - And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:18 - But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:5 - Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:8 - Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:9 - And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:21 - That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:25 - Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.


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