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Lexicon :: Strong's H5668 - ʿăḇûr

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Part of Speech
conjunction, preposition
Root Word (Etymology)
Pass part of עָבַר (H5674)
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TWOT Reference: 1556g

Strong’s Definitions

עָבוּר ʻâbûwr, aw-boor'; or עָבֻר ʻâbur; passive participle of H5674; properly, crossed, i.e. (abstractly) transit; used only adverbially, on account of, in order that:—because of, for (...'s sake), (intent) that, to.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H5668 in the following manner: sake, that, because of, to, to the intent that.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H5668 in the following manner: sake, that, because of, to, to the intent that.
  1. for the sake of, on account of, because of, in order to

  2. in order that

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָבוּר ʻâbûwr, aw-boor'; or עָבֻר ʻâbur; passive participle of H5674; properly, crossed, i.e. (abstractly) transit; used only adverbially, on account of, in order that:—because of, for (...'s sake), (intent) that, to.
STRONGS H5668: Abbreviations
II. [עָבוּר] noun only in בַּעֲבוּר 47, בַּעֲבֻר (Genesis 27:10, 31), preposition and conjunction for the sake of on account of, in order that (perhaps originally for the produce or gain of), suffix בַּעֲבוּרִי 1 Samuel 23:10, etc.; —
1. as preposition:
a. Genesis 3:17 ארורה האדמה בעבורך for thy sake, Genesis 8:21 בעבור האדם for man's sake, Genesis 12:13 לְמַעַן יִיטַבלִֿי בַּעֲבוּרֵךְ, Genesis 12:16; Genesis 18:26, 29; Genesis 26:24, Exodus 9:16 זֹאת ב׳ Exodus 13:8 זה ב׳ 1 Samuel 12:22; 2 Samuel 5:12; 2 Samuel 6:12; 2 Samuel 7:21; 2 Samuel 9:1, 7; Amos 2:6; Amos 8:6 נַעֲלָ֑יִם ואביון ב׳, Micah 2:10 טָמְאָה ב׳ on account of uncleanness, Psalm 106:32; Psalm 132:10, etc.; 2 Samuel 12:21 הַיֶּלֶד חַי ב׳ because of the child, (being) alive (= while he was alive), Jeremiah 14:4 **< read וְעֹבְדֵי הָאֲדָמָה חַתּוּ Duhm, compare Greek Version of the LXX. הָאֲדָמָה ב׳ חַ֫תָּה on account of the ground, (which) is dismayed, Job 20:2 וּבַעֲבוּר חוּשִׁי בִּי read זֹאת וב׳, or וּבַעֲבוּרָהּ.
†b. followed by infinitive (compare לְמַעַן), in order to, Exodus 9:16 הַרְאֹתְךָ אֶתכֹּֿחִי ב׳, 1 Samuel 1:6; 2 Samuel 10:3 הֲּקֹר ב׳ אתהֿעיר, 2 Samuel 18:18: so לְבַעֲבוּר Exodus 20:20; 2 Samuel 14:20; 2 Samuel 17:14; בעבור לְ 1 Chronicles 19:3 (|| 2 Samuel 10:3, no לְ).
2. as conjunction Genesis 27:10 אֲשֶׁר יְבָרֶכְךָ ב׳; without אשׁר, Genesis 21:30 לְעֵדָה תִּהְיֶה לִ׳ ב׳ in order that it may be a witness for me, Genesis 27:4 תְּבָרֶכְךָ נפשׁי ב׳, Genesis 27:19; Genesis 27:31; Genesis 46:34; Exodus 9:14; Exodus 19:9; Exodus 20:20; Psalm 105:45.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:17; 8:21; 12:13; 12:16; 18:26; 18:29; 21:30; 26:24; 27:4; 27:10; 27:10; 27:19; 27:31; 27:31; 46:34


9:14; 9:16; 9:16; 13:8; 19:9; 20:20; 20:20

1 Samuel

1:6; 12:22; 23:10

2 Samuel

5:12; 6:12; 7:21; 9:1; 9:7; 10:3; 10:3; 12:21; 14:20; 17:14; 18:18

1 Chronicles





105:45; 106:32; 132:10




2:6; 8:6



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5668 matches the Hebrew עֲבוּר (ʿăḇûr),
which occurs 49 times in 47 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because H5668 of you;
With [fn]hard labor you shall eat from it
All the days of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:21 - The LORD smelled the soothing aroma, and the LORD said [fn]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account H5668 of man, for the [fn]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again [fn]destroy every living thing, as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - “Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well for me because H5668 of you, and that [fn]I may live on account of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake H5668; and [fn]he gave him sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:26 - So the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will [fn]spare the entire place on their account H5668.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:29 - And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it on account H5668 of the forty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - And he said, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account H5668 of the twenty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once: suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account H5668 of the ten.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:30 - He said, “You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so H5668 that H5668 it may be a witness for me, that I dug this well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:24 - And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said,
“I am the God of your father Abraham;
Do not fear, for I am with you.
I will bless you and multiply your [fn]descendants,
For the sake H5668 of My servant Abraham.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - and prepare a delicious meal for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so H5668 that H5668 my soul may bless you before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:10 - “Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so H5668 that H5668 he may bless you before his death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:19 - Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Come now, sit and eat of my game, so H5668 that H5668 [fn]you may bless me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:31 - Then he also made a delicious meal, and brought it to his father; and he said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that [fn]you may bless me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - you shall say, ‘Your servants have been [fn]keepers of livestock since our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ so H5668 that H5668 you may live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:14 - “For this time I am going to send all My plagues [fn]on you and your servants and your people, so H5668 that H5668 you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:16 - “But indeed, for this reason H5668 I have allowed you to [fn]remain, in order H5668 to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name throughout the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:8 - “And you shall tell your son on that day, saying, ‘It is because H5668 of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:9 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so H5668 that H5668 the people may hear when I speak with you and may also trust in you forever.” Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:20 - However, Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order H5668 to test you, and in order H5668 that the fear of Him may [fn]remain with you, so that you will not sin.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:6 - Her rival, moreover, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:22 - “For the LORD will not abandon His people on account H5668 of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:10 - Then David said, “LORD God of Israel, Your servant has heard for certain that Saul is seeking to come to Keilah to destroy the city on my account H5668.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:12 - And David realized that the LORD had appointed him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake H5668 of His people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 - Now it was reported to King David, saying, “The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account H5668 of the ark of God.” So David went and brought the ark of God up from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with joy.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:21 - “For the sake H5668 of Your word, and according to Your heart, You have done all this greatness, to let Your servant know.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:1 - Then David said, “Is there [fn]anyone still left of the house of Saul, so that I could show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake H5668?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:7 - Then David said to him, “Do not be afraid, for I will assuredly show kindness to you for the sake H5668 of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the [fn]land of your [fn]grandfather Saul; and you yourself shall [fn]eat at my table regularly.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:3 - the commanders of the Ammonites said to their lord Hanun, “[fn]Do you think that David is simply honoring your father since he has sent you servants [fn]to console you? Has David not sent his servants to you in order H5668 to explore the city, to spy it out and overthrow it?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:21 - Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was [fn]alive; but when the child died, you got up and ate food.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:25 - and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him [fn]Jedidiah for the LORD’S sake H5668.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:2 - But Amnon was so frustrated on account H5668 of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it [fn]seemed too difficult to Amnon to do anything to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:20 - “In order H5668 to change the appearance of things your servant Joab has done this thing. But my lord is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:14 - Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than the advice of Ahithophel.” For the LORD had ordained to foil the good advice of Ahithophel, in order H5668 for the LORD to bring disaster on Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:18 - Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a memorial stone, which is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to [fn]continue my name.” So he named the memorial stone after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:2 - And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted, for the sake H5668 of His people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:19 - “LORD, for Your servant’s sake H5668, and according to Your own heart, You have accomplished all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:3 - But the commanders among the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, “[fn]Do you think that David is honoring your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Have his servants not come to you to search, to demolish, and to spy out the land?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:19 - For the LORD had humbled Judah because H5668 of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had brought about a lack of restraint in Judah and was very unfaithful to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:2 - “Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me [fn]respond,
Even because H5668 of my [fn]inward agitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:45 - And that H5668 they might keep His statutes
And comply with His laws;
[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:32 - They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of [fn]Meribah,
So that it went badly for Moses on their account H5668.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:10 - For the sake H5668 of Your servant David,
Do not turn away the face of Your anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:4 - Because H5668 the ground is [fn]cracked,
For there has been no rain on the land.
The farmers have been put to shame,
They have covered their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:6 - This is what the LORD says:
“For three offenses of Israel, and for four,
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they sell the righteous for [fn]money,
And the needy for a pair of sandals.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:6 - So as to buy the helpless for [fn]money,
And the needy for a pair of sandals,
And that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:10 - “Arise and go,
For this is no place of rest
Because H5668 of the uncleanness that brings on destruction,
A painful destruction.
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