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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 some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed is mixed with the peoples of those lands. Indeed, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this trespass.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:16 - And the officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; I had not yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, or the others who did the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:14 - And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:19 - Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:7 - After serious thought, I rebuked the nobles and rulers, and said to them, “Each of you is exacting usury from his brother.” So I called a great assembly against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:17 - And at my table were one hundred and fifty Jews and rulers, besides those who came to us from the nations around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:5 - Then my God put it into my heart to gather the nobles, the rulers, and the people, that they might be registered by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of those who had come up in the first return, and found written in it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:40 - So the two thanksgiving choirs stood in the house of God, likewise I and the half of the rulers with me;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:11 - So I contended with the rulers, 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 he shall call on My name;
And he shall come against princes as though mortar,
As the potter treads clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 - With you also I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;
With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen;
And with you I will break in pieces governors and rulers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:28 - Prepare against her the nations,
With the kings of the Medes,
Its governors and all its rulers,
All the land of his dominion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:57 - “And I will make drunk
Her princes and wise men,
Her governors, her deputies, and her mighty men.
And they shall sleep a perpetual sleep
And not awake,” says the King,
Whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:6 - Who were clothed in purple,
Captains and rulers,
All of them desirable young men,
Horsemen riding on horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:12 - “She lusted for the neighboring Assyrians,
Captains and rulers,
Clothed most gorgeously,
Horsemen riding on horses,
All of them desirable young men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:23 - The Babylonians,
All the Chaldeans,
Pekod, Shoa, Koa,
All the Assyrians with them,
All of them desirable young men,
Governors and rulers,
Captains and men of renown,
All of them riding on horses.
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