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Lexicon :: Strong's H539 - 'āman

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 116

Strong’s Definitions

אָמַן ʼâman, aw-man'; a primitive root; (Isaiah 30:21; interchangeable with H541, to go to the right hand) properly, to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain;:—hence, assurance, believe, bring up, establish, fail, be faithful (of long continuance, stedfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 108x

The KJV translates Strong's H539 in the following manner: believe (44x), assurance (1x), faithful (20x), sure (11x), established (7x), trust (5x), verified (3x), stedfast (2x), continuance (2x), father (2x), bring up (4x), nurse (2x), be nursed (1x), surely be (1x), stand fast (1x), fail (1x), trusty (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 108x
The KJV translates Strong's H539 in the following manner: believe (44x), assurance (1x), faithful (20x), sure (11x), established (7x), trust (5x), verified (3x), stedfast (2x), continuance (2x), father (2x), bring up (4x), nurse (2x), be nursed (1x), surely be (1x), stand fast (1x), fail (1x), trusty (1x).
  1. to support, confirm, be faithful

    1. (Qal)

      1. to support, confirm, be faithful, uphold, nourish

        1. foster-father (subst.)

        2. foster-mother, nurse

        3. pillars, supporters of the door

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be established, be faithful, be carried, make firm

        1. to be carried by a nurse

        2. made firm, sure, lasting

        3. confirmed, established, sure

        4. verified, confirmed

        5. reliable, faithful, trusty

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to believe in

        1. stand firm

        2. trust, believe

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָמַן ʼâman, aw-man'; a primitive root; (Isaiah 30:21; interchangeable with H541, to go to the right hand) properly, to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain;:—hence, assurance, believe, bring up, establish, fail, be faithful (of long continuance, stedfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.
STRONGS H539: Abbreviations
† I. [אָמַן] verb confirm, support (compare Arabic أَمِنَ, etc., see below; Sabean אמן in derivatives & proper names compare CISiv. 1, 10 DHMZMG 1885, 598; Aramaic אֲמַן, NmA in Haph., Ethiopic አምነ፡, Assyrian in derivatives) — only
Qal Participle אֹמֵן
1. as verb support, nourish 2 Kings 10:1, 5; Esther 2:7,
2. as substantive foster-father Numbers 11:12 (J) Isaiah 49:23.
3. אֹמֶנֶת foster-mother, nurse Ruth 4:16; 2 Samuel 4:4.
4. אֹמְנוֺת pillars, supporters of the door [H547 2 Kings 18:16]. Participle passive
a. הָאֱמֻנִים those brought up (in scarlet) Lamentations 4:5.
b. אֱמוּנִים intransitive faithful (as firm, stable) as substantive masculine faithful ones Psalm 12:2 (> Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version and others faithfulness) 2 Samuel 20:19 (compare Arabic أَمُنَ be faithful, أَمَنَ trust in, أَمِنَ be secure); Psalm 31:24 faithful ones י׳ Keepeth, אֱמוּנִים נֹצֵר י׳; but א׳ is here taken by Greek Version of the LXX Ri De Che as abstract noun see אֵמֻן.
Niph. נֶאֱמַן Proverbs 11:13 + (6 times); Imperfect יֵאָמֵן, יֵאָ֫מֶן 1 Kings 8:26 + (9 times); Participle נֶאֱמָן Proverbs 25:13 + (16 times) נֶאֱמָנָה Isaiah 1:21 + (+ 4 times); נֶאֱמֶנֶת Psalm 89:29; נֶאֱמָנִים Proverbs 27:6 + (9 times); נֶאֱמָנוֺת Deuteronomy 28:59.
1. carried by a nurse Isaiah 60:4.
2. made firm, sure, lasting: place Isaiah 22:23, 25; name 1 Chronicles 17:24; waters Isaiah 33:16; Jeremiah 15:18; an event Hosea 5:9; sickness Deuteronomy 28:59; mercy Isaiah 55:3.
3. confirmed, established, sure: kingdom 2 Samuel 7:16; house, dynasty 1 Samuel 2:35; 1 Samuel 25:28; 1 Kings 11:38; 1 Chronicles 17:23; prophet Samuel 1 Samuel 3:20; compare word-play אִם לֹא תַאֲמִינוּ לֹא תֵאָמֵנוּ = if ye believe not (have not firm confidence) ye will not be confirmed Isaiah 7:9; וְתֵאָמֵנוּ הַאֲמִינוּ בי׳ = believe in Yahweh and ye will be confirmed 2 Chronicles 20:20.
4. verified, confirmed: words of God 1 Kings 8:26; 2 Chronicles 1:9; 6:17; his precepts Psalm 111:7; testimonies Psalm 19:8; Psalm 93:5; covenant Psalm 89:29; words of men Genesis 42:20 (E).
5. reliable, faithful, trusty: persons 1 Samuel 2:35; 1 Samuel 22:14; Job 12:20; Psalm 89:38; Psalm 101:6; Proverbs 25:13; Isaiah 8:2; Nehemiah 13:13; a city Isaiah 1:21; האל הנאמן the faithful God Deuteronomy 7:9 compare Isaiah 49:7; נֶאֱמַן רוּחַ faithful in spirit (disposition) Proverbs 11:13; לְבָבוֺ נֶאֱמָן his heart faith-ful Nehemiah 9:8; עֵד אֱמֶת וְנֶאֱמָן true and faithful witness Jeremiah 42:5; נאמנים פצעי אוהב faithful the wounds of a loving one Proverbs 27:6; with נֵת Psalm 78:8; עִם Hosea 12:1; בְּ of thing Psalm 78:37; בְּכָל־בֵּיתִי in all my house (of Moses) Numbers 12:7 (E).
Hiph. הֶאֱמִין Genesis 45:26 + (18 times); Imperfect יַאֲמִין, יַאֲמֵן Job 15:31 + (30 times); Imperative הַאֲמִינוּ 2 Chronicles 20:20 + (2 times); Participle מַאֲמִין Deuteronomy 1:32; Isaiah 28:16.
1. stand firm Job 39:24 (with negative of the horse when the trumpet sounds Di De MV RVm; but neither believeth RV, hardly trusts Da).
2. trust, believe:
(d) with כִּי trust or believe that Exodus 4:5 (J) Job 9:16; Lamentations 4:12;
(e) so with infin. Job 15:22; Psalm 27:13; also trust to do a thing, almost = allow, Judges 11:20.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H540.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:6; 42:20; 45:26; 45:26


4:1; 4:5; 4:8; 4:8; 4:9; 4:31; 14:31; 19:9


11:12; 12:7; 14:11; 20:12


1:32; 1:32; 7:9; 9:23; 28:59; 28:59; 28:66





1 Samuel

2:35; 2:35; 3:20; 22:14; 25:28; 27:12

2 Samuel

4:4; 7:16; 20:19

1 Kings

8:26; 8:26; 10:7; 11:38

2 Kings

10:1; 10:5; 17:14

1 Chronicles

17:23; 17:24

2 Chronicles

1:9; 6:17; 9:6; 20:20; 20:20; 20:20; 20:20; 32:15


9:8; 13:13




4:18; 9:16; 12:20; 15:15; 15:22; 15:31; 15:31; 24:22; 29:24; 39:12; 39:24


12:2; 19:8; 27:13; 31:24; 78:8; 78:22; 78:32; 78:37; 89:29; 89:29; 89:38; 93:5; 101:6; 106:12; 106:24; 111:7; 116:10; 119:66


11:13; 11:13; 14:15; 25:13; 25:13; 26:25; 27:6; 27:6


1:21; 1:21; 7:9; 7:9; 8:2; 22:23; 22:25; 28:16; 28:16; 33:16; 43:10; 49:7; 49:23; 53:1; 55:3; 60:4


12:6; 15:18; 40:14; 42:5


4:5; 4:12


5:9; 12:1







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H539 matches the Hebrew אָמַן ('āman),
which occurs 108 times in 102 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 15:6–Job 15:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:6 - Then he believed H539 in the LORD; and He [fn]credited it to him as righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:20 - and bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified H539, and you will not die.” And they did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:26 - And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” But [fn]he was stunned, for he did not believe H539 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe H539 me or listen [fn]to what I say? For they may say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:5 - “so that they may believe H539 that the LORD, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:8 - “So if they will not believe H539 you nor [fn]pay attention to the [fn]evidence of the first [fn]sign, they may believe H539 the [fn]evidence of the last [fn]sign.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:9 - “But if they will not believe H539 even these two [fn]signs nor pay attention to what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will turn into blood on the dry ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:31 - So the people believed H539; and when they heard that the LORD [fn]was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, they bowed low and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:31 - When Israel saw the great [fn]power which the LORD had [fn]used against the Egyptians, the people [fn]feared the LORD, and they believed H539 in the LORD and in His servant Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:9 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also trust H539 in you forever.” Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:12 - “Was it I who conceived all this people? Or did I give birth to them, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them [fn]in your arms, as a [fn]nurse H539 carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers’?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:7 - It is not this way for My servant Moses;
He is faithful H539 in all My household;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:11 - And the LORD said to Moses, “How long will this people be disrespectful to Me? And how long will they not [fn]believe H539 in Me, despite all the signs that I have performed in their midst?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:12 - But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Since you did not trust H539 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 1:32 - “Yet [fn]in spite of all this, you did not trust H539 the LORD your God,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:9 - “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful H539 God, who keeps [fn]His covenant and [fn]His faithfulness to a thousand generations for those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:23 - “And when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, ‘Go up and take possession of the land which I have given you,’ you rebelled against the [fn]command of the LORD your God; you neither trusted H539 Him nor listened to His voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:59 - then the LORD will bring extraordinary plagues on you and [fn]your descendants, [fn]severe and lasting H539 plagues, and miserable and chronic H539 sicknesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:66 - “So your lives will be [fn]hanging in doubt before you; and you will be terrified night and day, and have H539 no assurance H539 of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:20 - ‘But Sihon did not trust H539 Israel to pass through his territory; so Sihon gathered all his people and camped in Jahaz, and fought with Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:16 - Then Naomi took the child and [fn]laid him in her lap, and became his nurse H539.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:35 - ‘But I will raise up for Myself a faithful H539 priest who will do according to what is in My heart and My soul; and I will build him an enduring H539 house, and he will walk before My anointed always.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:20 - And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed H539 as a prophet of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:14 - Then Ahimelech answered the king and said, “And who among all your servants is as faithful H539 as David, the king’s own son-in-law, who [fn]is commander over your bodyguard, and is honored in your house?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:28 - “Please forgive the offense of your slave; for the LORD will certainly make for my lord an [fn]enduring H539 house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil will not be found in you all your days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:12 - So Achish believed H539 David, saying, “He has undoubtedly made himself repulsive among his people Israel; therefore he will become my servant forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:4 - Now Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was disabled in both feet. He was five years old when the news of Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse H539 picked him up and fled. But it happened that in her hurry to flee, he fell and could no longer walk. And his name was [fn]Mephibosheth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:16 - “Your house and your kingdom shall endure H539 before [fn]Me forever; your throne shall be established forever.”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:19 - “I am one of those who are ready for peace and faithful H539 in Israel. You are trying to destroy a city, even a mother in Israel. Why would you swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:26 - “Now then, God of Israel, let Your words, please, be confirmed H539, which You have spoken to Your servant, my father David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:7 - “But I did not believe H539 the [fn]stories until I came and my own eyes saw it all. And behold, the half of it was not reported to me. You have exceeded in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:38 - ‘Then it shall be, that if you listen to all that I command you and walk in My ways, and do what is right in My sight by keeping My statutes and My commandments, as My servant David did, then I will be with you and build you an enduring H539 house as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:1 - Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the officials of Jezreel, the elders, and to the guardians H539 of the children of Ahab, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:5 - And the one who was in charge of the household, and the one who was in charge of the city, and the elders, and the guardians H539 of the children, sent word to Jehu, saying, “We are your servants, and everything that you tell us we will do. We will not appoint any man king; do what is good in your sight.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:14 - However, they did not listen, but stiffened their neck [fn]like their fathers, who did not believe H539 in the LORD their God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:23 - “Now, LORD, let the word that You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house be established H539 forever, and do just as You have spoken.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:24 - “Let Your name be established H539 and be great forever, saying, ‘The LORD of armies is the God of Israel, a God to Israel; and the house of Your servant David is established before You.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:9 - “Now, LORD God, Your [fn]promise to my father David is fulfilled H539, for You have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:17 - “Now then, LORD, God of Israel, let Your word be confirmed H539 which You have spoken to Your servant David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:6 - “But I did not believe H539 their [fn]stories until I came and my own eyes saw it all. And behold, not even half of the greatness of your wisdom was reported to me. You have surpassed the report that I heard.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:20 - They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: Put H539 your trust H539 in the LORD your God and you will endure H539. Put H539 your trust H539 in His prophets, and succeed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:15 - ‘Now then, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you like this, and do not believe H539 him, for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to save his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God save you from my hand?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:8 - “You found his heart faithful H539 before You,
And made a covenant with him
To give him the land of the Canaanite,
Of the Hittite and the Amorite,
Of the Perizzite, the Jebusite, and the Girgashite
To give it to his [fn]descendants.
And You have fulfilled Your [fn]promise,
Because You are righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:13 - To be in charge of the storehouses, I appointed Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah from the Levites, and in addition to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were considered reliable H539, and it was [fn]their task to distribute to their kinsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - He was the guardian H539 to Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young woman was beautiful of form and [fn]face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:18 - ‘He puts H539 no trust H539 even in His servants;
And He accuses His angels of error.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:16 - “If I called and He answered me,
I could not believe H539 that He was listening to my voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:20 - “He deprives the trusted H539 ones of speech,
And takes away the discernment of the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:15 - “Behold, He has H539 no trust H539 in His holy ones,
And the heavens are not pure in His sight;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:22 - “He does not believe H539 that he will return from darkness,
And he is destined for the sword.

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