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Lexicon :: Strong's H584 - 'ānaḥ

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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 - In the course of those many days the king of Egypt died. And the people of Israel groaned under their bondage, and cried out for help, and their cry under bondage came up to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:7 - The wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted sigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:4 - The roads to Zion mourn, for none come to the appointed feasts; all her gates are desolate, her priests groan; her maidens have been dragged away, and she herself suffers bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:8 - Jerusalem sinned grievously, therefore she became filthy; all who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; yea, she herself groans, and turns her face away.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:11 - All her people groan as they search for bread; they trade their treasures for food to revive their strength. "Look, O LORD, and behold, for I am despised."
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:21 - "Hear how I groan; there is none to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it. Bring thou the day thou hast announced, and let them be as I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:4 - And the LORD said to him, "Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it."
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:6 - Sigh therefore, son of man; sigh with breaking heart and bitter grief before their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:7 - And when they say to you, 'Why do you sigh?' you shall say, 'Because of the tidings. When it comes, every heart will melt and all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it will be fulfilled,'" says the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:18 - How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle are perplexed because there is no pasture for them; even the flocks of sheep are dismayed.
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