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Lexicon :: Strong's H5461 - sāḡān

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to superintend
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TWOT Reference: 1461

Strong’s Definitions

סָגָן çâgân, saw-gawn'; from an unused root meaning to superintend; a præfect of a province:—prince, ruler.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H5461 in the following manner: ruler (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H5461 in the following manner: ruler (17x).
  1. ruler, prefect, governor, a subordinate ruler

    1. prefects (of Assyria and Babylon)

    2. petty rulers or officials

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סָגָן çâgân, saw-gawn'; from an unused root meaning to superintend; a præfect of a province:—prince, ruler.
STRONGS H5461: Abbreviations
† [סָגָן, סֶ֫גֶן] noun masculine prefect, ruler (loan-word from Assyrian šaknu, prefect of conquered city or province (√ šakânu, set, appoint DlHWB 659, compare SchrCOT Isaiah 41:25; apparently = Late Hebrew סָגָן, סֶגֶן, Aramaic סִגְנָא a superior (not high) priest; Mandean אשגאנדא WBrandtMand. Schriften 169 a candidate for priesthood; compare Jen in Brandtib.; hence perhaps Greek ζωγάνης, compare LewyFremdw. 129); — only plural סְגָנִים Ezekiel 23:6 + 14 times; suffix סְגָנֶיהָ Jeremiah 51:57 + Jeremiah 51:58 (where read probably סְגָנָיו Greek Version of the LXX Gie); —
1. prefects of Assyr. and Babylonian Ezekiel 23:6, 12, 23; Jeremiah 51:23, 57 (all + פַּחוֹת), Isaiah 41:25, of king of Medes Jeremiah 51:28 (+ פַּחוֹת).
2. petty rulers, officials of Judah (only Nehemiah Ezra in sources): distinguished from חֹרִים nobles Nehemiah 2:16; 4:8; 4:13; 5:7; 7:5; alone, Nehemiah 2:16; 12:40; 13:11; + יְהוּדִים Nehemiah 5:17 (see also Nehemiah 2:16); + שָׂרִים Ezra 9:2. Compare Biblical Aramaic H5460 סְגַן.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




2:16; 2:16; 2:16; 4:8; 4:13; 5:7; 5:17; 7:5; 12:40; 13:11


41:25; 41:25


51:23; 51:28; 51:57; 51:57; 51:58


23:6; 23:6; 23:12; 23:23


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5461 matches the Hebrew סָגָן (sāḡān),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:2 - For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers H5461 hath been chief in this trespass.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:16 - And the rulers H5461 knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, H5461 nor to the rest that did the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:14 - And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, H5461 and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:19 - And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, H5461 and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:7 - Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, H5461 and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:17 - Moreover there were at my table an hundred and fifty of the Jews and rulers, H5461 beside those that came unto us from among the heathen that are about us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 - And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, H5461 and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:40 - So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers H5461 with me:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:11 - Then contended I with the rulers, H5461 and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:25 - I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes H5461 as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 - I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers. H5461
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:28 - Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers H5461 thereof, and all the land of his dominion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:57 - And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, H5461 and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:6 - Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, H5461 all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:12 - She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers H5461 clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:23 - The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, H5461 great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.
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