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Lexicon :: Strong's H575 - 'ān

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Contracted from אַיִן (H370)
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Strong’s Definitions

אָן ʼân, awn; or אָנָה ʼânâh; contracted from H370; where?; hence, whither?, when?; also hither and thither:— any (no) whither, now, where, whither(-soever).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H575 in the following manner: whither, how, where, whithersoever, hither.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H575 in the following manner: whither, how, where, whithersoever, hither.
  1. where?, whither? (of place)

  2. when?, until when?, how long? (of time)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָן ʼân, awn; or אָנָה ʼânâh; contracted from H370; where?; hence, whither?, when?; also hither and thither:— any (no) whither, now, where, whither(-soever).
STRONGS H575: Abbreviations
אָן adverb (contracted from H370 I. אַיִן) where? or whither? 1 Samuel 10:14 (compare 1 Samuel 27:10 Syriac Version Targum, see below אַל near the end); only besides in † מֵאָן whence? 2 Kings 5:25 Kt (Qr מֵאַיִן); † עַד־אָן of time to what point ? how long? Job 8:2. With ה locale: אָ֫נָה
(a) whither ? Genesis 16:8; Genesis 32:18; 2 Samuel 2:1; 2 Samuel 13:13; 2 Kings 6:6; Isaiah 10:3; Psalm 139:7 (twice in verse) + 9 times; in indirect sentence Joshua 2:5; Nehemiah 2:16;
(b) = where ?Ruth 2:19
(c) in the phrase אָ֫נֶה וָאָ֫נָה any whither1 Kings 2:36, 42; 2 Kings 5:25;
(d) of time, עַד־אָ֫נָה how long?Exodus 16:28; Numbers 14:11 (twice in verse) (with לֹא) Joshua 18:3; Jeremiah 47:6 (followed by לֹא) Habakkuk 1:2; Psalm 13:2 (twice in verse); Psalm 13:3 (twice in verse); Psalm 62:4; Job 18:2; Job 19:2 (less common than the synonym H4970 H5704 עַדּ מָתַי).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:8; 32:18






2:5; 18:3



1 Samuel

10:14; 27:10

2 Samuel

2:1; 13:13

1 Kings

2:36; 2:42

2 Kings

5:25; 5:25; 6:6




8:2; 18:2; 19:2


13:2; 13:3; 62:4; 139:7







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H575 matches the Hebrew אָן ('ān),
which occurs 43 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:8 - He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s slave woman, from where have you come, and where H575 are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:17 - And he commanded the [fn]one in front, saying, “When my brother Esau meets you and asks you, saying, ‘To whom do you belong, and where H575 are you going, and to whom do these animals in front of you belong?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:30 - He returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is not there; as for me, where H575 am I to go?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:28 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “How H575 long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My [fn]instructions?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:11 -

And the LORD said to Moses, “How H575 long will this people be disrespectful to Me? And how H575 long will they not [fn]believe in Me, despite all the signs that I have performed in their midst?

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:28 - ‘Where H575 can we go up? Our brothers have made our hearts melt, by saying, “The people are bigger and taller than we; the cities are large and fortified up to heaven. And besides, we saw the sons of the Anakim there.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 - “It came about, when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where H575 the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:3 - So Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “How H575 long will you [fn]put off entering to take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:17 - And he raised his eyes and saw the traveler in the public square of the city; and the old man said, “Where H575 are you going, and where do you come from?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:19 - Her mother-in-law then said to her, “Where did you glean today and where H575 did you work? May he who took notice of you be blessed.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, “The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 -

Now Saul’s uncle said to him and his servant, “Where H575 did you go?” And he said, “To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they were nowhere to be found, we went to Samuel.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:1 -

Then it came about afterward that David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up to one of the cities of Judah?” And the LORD said to him, “Go up.” So David said, “Where H575 shall I go up?” And He said, “To Hebron.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:13 - “As for me, where H575 could I [fn]get rid of my shame? And as for you, you will be like one of the [fn]fools in Israel. Now then, please speak to the king, for he will not [fn]withhold me from you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:36 -

Now the king sent men and summoned Shimei, and said to him, “Build yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, and do not leave there for any H575 other place H575.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:42 - So the king sent men and summoned Shimei, and said to him, “Did I not make you swear by the LORD, and solemnly warn you, saying, ‘Know for certain that on the day you depart and go anywhere H575, you shall assuredly die’? And you said to me, ‘The word I have heard is good.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:25 - But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him, “Where H575 have you been, Gehazi?” And he said, “Your servant went nowhere H575.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:6 - Then the man of God said, “Where H575 did it fall?” And when he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron float.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:16 - However, the officials did not know where H575 I had gone or what I was doing; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, or the rest who were doing the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:2 -

“How H575 long will you say these things,

And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:2 -

“How H575 long will you hunt for words?

Show understanding, and then we can talk.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:2 -

“How H575 long will you torment [fn]me

And crush me with words?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

How H575 long, LORD? Will You forget me forever?

How H575 long will You hide Your face from me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:2 -

How H575 long am I to feel anxious in my soul,

With grief in my heart all the day?

How H575 long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:3 -

How H575 long will you attack a man,

That you may murder him, all of you,

Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:7 -

Where H575 can I go from Your Spirit?

Or where H575 can I flee from Your presence?

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:1 -

The Chorus

“Where H575 has your beloved gone,

O most beautiful among women?

Where H575 has your beloved turned,

That we may seek him with you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:3 -

Now what will you do in the day of punishment,

And in the devastation which will come from afar?

To whom will you flee for help?

And where H575 will you leave your wealth?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:2 - “And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where H575 should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:

“Those destined for death, to death;

And those destined for the sword, to the sword;

And those destined for famine, to famine;

And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:6 -

“Ah, sword of the LORD,

How H575 long will you not be quiet?

Withdraw into your sheath;

Rest and stay still.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:16 - “Prove yourself sharp, go to the right; set yourself; go to the left, wherever H575 your [fn]edge is ordered.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:2 -

How H575 long, LORD, have I called for help,

And You do not hear?

I cry out to You, “Violence!”

Yet You do not save.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:2 - So I said, “Where H575 are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is and how long it is.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:10 - So I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where H575 are they taking the ephah?”
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