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Lexicon :: Strong's H6030 - ʿānâ

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TWOT Reference: 1650,1653

Strong’s Definitions

עָנָה ʻânâh, aw-naw'; a primitive root; properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce:—give account, afflict (by mistake for 6031), (cause to, give) answer, bring low (by mistake for 6031), cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, × scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also H1042, H1043.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 329x

The KJV translates Strong's H6030 in the following manner: answer (242x), hear (42x), testify (12x), speak (8x), sing (4x), bear (3x), cry (2x), witness (2x), give (1x), miscellaneous (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 329x
The KJV translates Strong's H6030 in the following manner: answer (242x), hear (42x), testify (12x), speak (8x), sing (4x), bear (3x), cry (2x), witness (2x), give (1x), miscellaneous (13x).
  1. to answer, respond, testify, speak, shout

    1. (Qal)

      1. to answer, respond to

      2. to testify, respond as a witness

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to make answer

      2. to be answered, receive answer

  2. (Qal) to sing, utter tunefully

  3. (Qal) to dwell

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָנָה ʻânâh, aw-naw'; a primitive root; properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce:—give account, afflict (by mistake for 6031), (cause to, give) answer, bring low (by mistake for 6031), cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, × scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also H1042, H1043.
STRONGS H6030: Abbreviations
† [עוּן] verb dwell (probably; √ of following; Arabic bdb073210, bdb073211 is support, help, see especially FlKl. Schr. i. 87 ff.); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular consecutive וְעָנָה֫ (read וְעָ֫נָה ?) Isaiah 13:22 and jackals shall dwell, etc. (on agreement see Ges§ 145 k; || שׁכן Isaiah 13:21 ), so Greek Version of the LXX Buhl; CheHeb. Hpt. 124 וְשָֽׁכְנוּ; > Syriac Version Targum Vulgate and others √ IV. ענה. — Psalm 87:7 see מַעְיָן.

I. עָנָה verb answer, respond (Late Hebrew id., respond, make response; Targum עֲנָא; Syriac bdb077205, Old Aramaic, Palmyrene ענה; compare Arabic bdb077206, bdb077207, intend by saying); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ע׳ Micah 6:5 +; suffix עָנַנִי 1 Samuel 28:15 +, עָנָךְ Isaiah 30:19; Jeremiah 23:37, עָנָהוּ 1 Samuel 9:17 +; 1st person singular עָנִיתִי Hosea 14:9 [Hosea 14:8], etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַעֲנֶה Genesis 41:16 +, וַיַּעַן Amos 7:14 +, suffix יַעֲנֵנִי Job 20:3 +, etc.; Imperative עֲנֵה Micah 6:3; Proverbs 26:5 etc.; Infinitive construct עֲנוֺת Genesis 45:3 + [2 Samuel 22:36 see עֲנָוָה]; Participle עֹנֶה Judges 19:28 +, etc.; —
1. answer, respond to something said, actual or implied, Judges 8:8; 1 Samuel 4:20; Job 9:15 +; especially
a. of men, with accusative of person Genesis 45:3 (E), Judges 5:29; 2 Kings 18:36 = Isaiah 36:21; Job 5:1 + very often (approximately + 110 times); specifically be responsive, i.e. answer kindly, grant request 1 Kings 12:7 (suffix person); = be amenable, docile (toward י׳) Hosea 2:17 [Hosea 2:15] (of Israel in figure); seldom and late, with accusative of thing replied to, Job 32:12; Job 33:13 (De Di Bu), Job 40:2.
b. of God answering (graciously): usually with accusative of person; by oracle 1 Samuel 14:37; 1 Samuel 28:6, 1 Samuel 28:15 +, figurative Habakkuk 2:11; by deed 1 Samuel 7:9; 1 Kings 18:37 (twice in verse), compare בָּאֵשׁ 1 Kings 18:24; 1 Chronicles 21:26, and especially Hosea 2:23 [Hosea 2:21]; Hosea 2:24 [Hosea 2:22]; Hosea 14:9 [Hosea 14:8], see also Micah 3:4; Isaiah 41:17; Isaiah 49:8; Jeremiah 33:3; Job 12:4 +, especially Psalms, e.g. Psalm 3:5 [Psalm 3:4]; Psalm 4:2 [Psalm 4:1]; Psalm 20:2 [Psalm 20:1] + 33 times, etc. (in all approximately + 77 times).
c. rarely with accusative, or clause, of answer: פַּרְעֹה אֶת־שְׁלוֹם יע'אלהים Genesis 41:16; Job 15:2; Proverbs 18:23; Nehemiah 8:6 they responded, Amen! 2 Samuel 19:43 they made reply against Israel (with עַל against, only here), + quoted answer; with accusative of person + answer 1 Samuel 20:28 Jonathan answered Saul, David asked leave, etc.; with 2 accusative (approximately + 20 times) 2 Kings 18:36 = Isaiah 36:21; Job 23:5 +; so = grant, vouchsafe to, נוֺרָאוֺת תַּעֲנֵנוּ Psalm 65:6 [Psalm 65:5] terrible things dost thou [י׳] vouchsafe to us.
d. often + אָמַר Genesis 18:27 Abraham answered and said, Exodus 4:1 (J), Exodus 19:8 (E), Job 4:1; Job 6:1 etc.; + אָמַר אֶלֿ Genesis 27:39 + 16 times; + לְ א׳ Genesis 27:37 + 8 times; י׳ + accusative of person + אמר, 1 Samuel 9:8 he answered Saul and said, + 23 times (in all approximately + 130 times); seldom + לֵאמֹר Numbers 32:31 (P), ע׳ + accusative of person + עא׳ Genesis 23:5, Genesis 23:10, Genesis 23:14 (P), Genesis 41:16; Genesis 42:22 (E), Joshua 1:16 (D).
e. seldom + דִּבֶּר Joshua 22:21 (P), 2 Kings 1:10, 2 Kings 1:11, 2 Kings 1:12; ע׳ + accusative of person + ר׳ Genesis 34:13 (P).
a. respond to an occasion, speak in view of circumstances : 1 Samuel 9:17 (accusative of person + quotation), Judges 18:14)+ אָמַר), Numbers 11:28 (J E; + id.), 2 Kings 1:11 (+ id.), + 19 times
b. figurative יַעֲנֶה אֶתהַֿכֹּל Ecclesiastes 10:19; money meets all demands.
a. specifically respond as a witness, testify, so perhaps participleעֹנֶה (absolute) Malachi 2:12 (in good sense); with בְּ person= in the case of = for Genesis 30:33; usually against, 1 Samuel 12:3; 2 Samuel 1:16; Isaiah 3:9; Isaiah 59:12; Micah 6:3; Jeremiah 14:7; Numbers 35:30 (P), Ruth 1:21 (>Be be occupied with, II.ענה; Vrss Luth KitKau עִנָּה humiliate); with בְּפָנָיו Hosea 5:5; Hosea 7:10; Job 16:8; with לְפָנָיו Deuteronomy 31:21 (+ לְעֵד as witness); with בְּ person + accusative of charge, סָרָה Deuteronomy 19:16, of false witness שֶׁקֶר Deuteronomy 19:18, עֵדשֶֿׁקֶר Exodus 20:16 (Ginsb Exodus 20:13), || Deuteronomy 5:17 ; Proverbs 25:18: absolute (bad implication) Exodus 23:2 (E; עַל concerning).
b. less often make response as one accused (respondent) Job 9:14, Job 9:15.
1. make answer, subject י׳, with ל person, Perfect 1st person singular נַעֲנֵיתִי Ezekiel 14:4; Participle נַעֲנֶה (Qal not in Ezekiel).
2. be answered: Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יֵעָנֶה,
a. Job 11:2 (subject words).
b. of man = receive answer Proverbs 21:13, so 1st person singular אֵעָנֶה Job 19:7.
Hiph. Participle מַעֲנֶה בְּשִׂמְחַת לִבּוֺ Ecclesiastes 5:19 [Ecclesiastes 5:20], wholly dubious; Hi (God) causes (all things) to respond in the joy of his heart; De answers to the joy, etc.; de Jong Wild occupies him (II. עָנָה) with the joy, etc.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H6032.

† IV. עָנָה verb sing (Arabic bdb077701 sing, chant, bdb077702 singing, chanting, etc.; Syriac bdb077703 sing responsively, bdb077704 hymn, refrain; possibly Assyrian enû, resound (?); Egyptian anni is loan-word according to Bondi80); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְעָנוּ consecutive Jeremiah 51:14; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַעַנֶה Jeremiah 25:30; 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּעַן Exodus 15:21; 3rd person feminine plural וַתַּעֲנֶינָה 1 Samuel 18:7, etc.; Imperative עֱנוּ Numbers 21:17; Psalm 147:7; Infinitive construct עֲנוֺת Exodus 32:18 (twice in verse); — sing, utter tunefully, Exodus 15:21 (E) and Miriam sang to (ל) them; of uttering shout (הֵידָד), as in vintage Jeremiah 25:30 (י׳ subject; + אֶלֿ person), in attack Jeremiah 51:14 (+ עַלֿ person); (חֲלוּשָׁה) קוֺל עֲנוֺת גְּבוּרָה Exodus 32:18 (twice in verse) (E); with ל of thing or person laudation Numbers 21:17 (J E; well); Psalm 147:7 (י׳; || זַמְּרוּ), Ezra 3:11; + אָמַר 1 Samuel 18:7 the women sang, and said; יַעֲנוּ בַמְּחֹלוֺת לֵאמֹר 1 Samuel 21:12 [1 Samuel 21:11]; 1 Samuel 29:5; with accusative of thing laudation Psalm 119:172 (compare || Psalm 119:171). — Isaiah 14:22 see עון.
Pi. intensive: Imperative עַנּוּלָֿהּ Isaiah 27:2 sing sweetly of it; Infinitive קוֺל עַנּוֺת Exodus 32:18 (E) the sound of distinct singing; compare לְעַנּוֺת Psalm 88:1.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:27; 23:5; 23:10; 23:14; 27:37; 27:39; 30:33; 34:13; 41:16; 41:16; 41:16; 42:22; 45:3; 45:3


4:1; 15:21; 15:21; 19:8; 20:13; 20:16; 23:2; 32:18; 32:18; 32:18


11:28; 21:17; 21:17; 32:31; 35:30


5:17; 19:16; 19:18; 31:21


1:16; 22:21


5:29; 8:8; 18:14; 19:28



1 Samuel

4:20; 7:9; 9:8; 9:17; 9:17; 12:3; 14:37; 18:7; 18:7; 20:28; 21:11; 28:6; 28:15; 28:15; 29:5

2 Samuel

1:16; 19:43; 22:36

1 Kings

12:7; 18:24; 18:37

2 Kings

1:10; 1:11; 1:11; 1:12; 18:36; 18:36

1 Chronicles







4:1; 5:1; 6:1; 9:14; 9:15; 9:15; 11:2; 12:4; 15:2; 16:8; 19:7; 20:3; 23:5; 32:12; 33:13; 40:2


3:4; 4:1; 20:1; 65:5; 87:7; 88:1; 119:171; 119:172; 147:7; 147:7


18:23; 21:13; 25:18; 26:5


5:20; 10:19


3:9; 13:21; 13:22; 14:22; 27:2; 30:19; 36:21; 36:21; 41:17; 49:8; 59:12


14:7; 23:37; 25:30; 25:30; 33:3; 51:14; 51:14




2:15; 2:21; 2:22; 5:5; 7:10; 14:8; 14:8




3:4; 6:3; 6:3; 6:5





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6030 matches the Hebrew עָנָה (ʿānâ),
which occurs 329 times in 316 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 18:27–Jos 24:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have ventured to speak unto the Lord; I, who am dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:5 - And the sons of Heth answered Abraham, saying to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - And Ephron was dwelling among the sons of Heth. And Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham, in the ears of the sons of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:14 - And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - And Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceeds from Jehovah: we cannot speak to thee bad or good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - And Isaac answered and said to Esau, Behold, I have made him lord over thee, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants, and with corn and new wine have I supplied him -- and what can I do now for thee, my son?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:39 - And Isaac his father answered and said to him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, And of the dew of heaven from above;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - And my righteousness shall answer for me hereafter, when thou comest about my hire, before thy face: all that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the lambs, let that be stolen with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:14 - And Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - And Jacob answered and said to Laban, I was afraid; for I said, Lest thou shouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - And Jacob was angry, and he disputed with Laban. And Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my fault, what my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - And Laban answered and said to Jacob, The daughters are my daughters, and the sons are my sons, and the flock is my flock, and all that thou seest is mine; but as for my daughters, what can I do this day to them, or to their sons whom they have brought forth?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and spoke -- because he had defiled Dinah their sister --
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - and we will arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar to the God that answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way that I went.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation of it: the three baskets are three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:16 - And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - And Reuben answered them, saying, Did I not speak to you, saying, Do not sin against the lad? But ye did not hearken; and now behold, his blood also is required.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - And Joseph said to his brethren, I am Joseph. Does my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him, for they were troubled at his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - And Moses answered and said, But behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice; for they will say, Jehovah has not appeared to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam answered them, Sing to Jehovah, for he is highly exalted: The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:8 - And all the people answered together, and said, All that Jehovah has spoken will we do! And Moses brought the words of the people back to Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - And the sound of the trumpet increased and became exceeding loud; Moses spoke, and God answered him by a voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 - Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - Thou shalt not follow the multitude for evil; neither shalt thou answer in a cause, to go after the multitude to pervert judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:3 - And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the judgments; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words that Jehovah has said will we do!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:18 - And he said, It is not the sound of a shout of victory, neither is it the sound of a shout of defeat: it is the noise of alternate singing I hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - And Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang this song, Rise up, well! sing unto it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the commandment of Jehovah my God, to do less or more.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:12 - And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah puts in my mouth?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:26 - And Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell thee, saying, All that Jehovah shall speak, that will I do?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:31 - And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As Jehovah has said to thy servants, so will we do.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:30 - Whoever shall smite a person mortally, at the mouth of witnesses shall the murderer be put to death; but one witness shall not testify against a person to cause him to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:14 - And ye answered me, and said, The thing that thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - -- And ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against Jehovah, we will go up and fight, according to all that Jehovah our God hath commanded us. And ye girded on every man his weapons of war, and ye would go presumptuously up the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 - Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:16 - If an unrighteous witness rise up against any man to testify against him of an offence;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - and the judges shall make thorough inquiry; and if the witness be a false witness, and he have testified falsely against his brother,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:11 - And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then all the people that are found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:7 - and shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - then shall his brother's wife come near to him before the eyes of the elders, and draw his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto the man that will not build up his brother's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - And thou shalt speak and say before Jehovah thy God, A perishing Aramean was my father, and he went down to Egypt with a few, and sojourned there, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:14 - And the Levites shall declare and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - Cursed be the man that maketh a graven or molten image, an abomination to Jehovah, a work of the craftsman's hand, and putteth it up secretly! And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles have befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed; for I know their imagination which they are forming already this day, before I bring them into the land which I have sworn unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:16 - And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou hast commanded us will we do, and whither thou shalt send us will we go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:20 - And Achan answered Joshua and said, Indeed I have sinned against Jehovah the God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:24 - And they answered Joshua and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants how that Jehovah thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you; and we feared greatly for our lives because of you, and did this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:21 - And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered and said to the heads of the thousands of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:16 - And the people answered and said, Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

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