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Lexicon :: Strong's H584 - 'ānaḥ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 127

Strong’s Definitions

אָנַח ʼânach, aw-nakh'; a primitive root; to sigh:—groan, mourn, sigh.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H584 in the following manner: sigh (10x), groan (1x), mourn (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H584 in the following manner: sigh (10x), groan (1x), mourn (1x).
  1. (Niphal) sigh, groan (in pain or grief), gasp

    1. moan (of cattle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָנַח ʼânach, aw-nakh'; a primitive root; to sigh:—groan, mourn, sigh.
STRONGS H584: Abbreviations
† [אָנַח] verb only
Niph. sigh, groan, mostly in poetry & late (Aramaic אֲנַח, OfnAe   Ethpe`el compare Assyrian [anâḫu], inḫu, sigh ZimBP 12, 30) — Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נֶאֶנְחָה Lamentations 1:8; Joel 1:18; >3rd person plural נֶאֶנְחוּ Isaiah 24:7; Imperfect יֵאָנַח Proverbs 29:2 etc.; Imperative הֵאָנַ֯ח֑ Ezekiel 21:11; Participle נֶאְנָ֑ךְ Ezekiel 21:12; נֶאֱנָחָה Lamentations 1:21 etc.; —
1. sigh, in token of grief Isaiah 24:7; Proverbs 29:2; Lamentations 1:4 (|| נוּגוֺתּ) Lamentations 1:21; Ezekiel 21:11 (twice in verse); of Jerusalem Lamentations 1:8; mostly absolute but followed by אַל־ Ezekiel 9:4 (|| נֶאֱנָק); followed by עַל־ & אֱל־ Ezekiel 21:12.
2. in physical distress Lamentations 1:11 (|| בִּקֵּשׁ לֶחֶם); Exodus 2:23 followed by מִן by reason of (|| זָעַק).
3. groan of cattle (בְּהֵמָה) Joel 1:18.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




29:2; 29:2


24:7; 24:7


1:4; 1:8; 1:8; 1:11; 1:21; 1:21


9:4; 21:11; 21:11; 21:12; 21:12


1:18; 1:18


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H584 matches the Hebrew אָנַח ('ānaḥ),
which occurs 12 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel groaned H584 because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage ascended to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 - When the righteous [fn]increase, the people rejoice,
But when a wicked person rules, people groan H584.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:7 - The new wine mourns,
The vine decays,
All the joyful-hearted sigh H584.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:4 - The roads [fn]of Zion are in mourning
Because no one comes to an appointed feast.
All her gates are deserted;
Her priests groan H584,
Her virgins are worried,
And as for Zion herself, it is bitter for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:8 - Jerusalem sinned greatly,
Therefore she has become an [fn]object of ridicule.
All who honored her despise her
Because they have seen her nakedness;
Even she herself groans H584 and turns away.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:11 - All her people groan H584, seeking bread;
They have given their treasures for food
To restore their [fn]lives.
“See, LORD, and look,
For I am despised.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:21 - “They have heard that I groan H584;
There is no one to comfort me,
All my enemies have heard of my disaster;
They are joyful that You have done it.
Oh, that You would bring the day which You have proclaimed,
So that they will become like me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:4 - And the LORD said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and make a mark on the foreheads of the people who groan H584 and sigh over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:6 - “As for you, son of man, groan H584 with [fn]a breaking heart and bitter grief; you shall groan H584 in their sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:7 - “And when they say to you, ‘Why are you groaning H584?’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news, for it is coming; and every heart will melt, all hands will go limp, every spirit will be disheartened, and all [fn]knees will drip with water. Behold, it is coming and it will happen,’ declares the Lord [fn]GOD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:18 - How the animals have groaned H584!
The herds of cattle have wandered aimlessly
Because there is no pasture for them;
Even the flocks of sheep have [fn]suffered.
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