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Lexicon :: Strong's H6030 - ʿānâ

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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 - Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:5 - The Hittites answered Abraham,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - Now Ephron was sitting among the Hittites, and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the Hittites, of all who went in at the gate of his city,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:14 - Ephron answered Abraham,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, “The thing has come from the LORD; we cannot speak to you bad or good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - Isaac answered and said to Esau, “Behold, I have made him lord over you, and all his brothers I have given to him for servants, and with grain and wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:39 - Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:
“Behold, away from[fn] the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be,
and away from[fn] the dew of heaven on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - So my honesty will answer for me later, when you come to look into my wages with you. Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, shall be counted stolen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:14 - Then Rachel and Leah answered and said to him, “Is there any portion or inheritance left to us in our father’s house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - Jacob answered and said to Laban, “Because I was afraid, for I thought that you would take your daughters from me by force.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - Then Jacob became angry and berated Laban. Jacob said to Laban, “What is my offense? What is my sin, that you have hotly pursued me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - Then Laban answered and said to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, the children are my children, the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day for these my daughters or for their children whom they have borne?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully, because he had defiled their sister Dinah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God who answers me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - And Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:16 - Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - And Reuben answered them, “Did I not tell you not to sin against the boy? But you did not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - Then Moses answered, “But behold, they will not believe me or listen to my voice, for they will say, ‘The LORD did not appear to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam sang to them:
“Sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:8 - All the people answered together and said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do.” And Moses reported the words of the people to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - And as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 - “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:3 - Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the rules.[fn] And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words that the LORD has spoken we will do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:18 - But he said, “It is not the sound of shouting for victory, or the sound of the cry of defeat, but the sound of singing that I hear.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang this song:
“Spring up, O well!—Sing to it!—
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - But Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the command of the LORD my God to do less or more.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:12 - And he answered and said, “Must I not take care to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:26 - But Balaam answered Balak, “Did I not tell you, ‘All that the LORD says, that I must do’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:31 - And the people of Gad and the people of Reuben answered, “What the LORD has said to your servants, we will do.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:30 - “If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:14 - And you answered me, ‘The thing that you have spoken is good for us to do.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - “Then you answered me, ‘We have sinned against the LORD. We ourselves will go up and fight, just as the LORD our God commanded us.’ And every one of you fastened on his weapons of war and thought it easy to go up into the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 - “‘And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:16 - If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:11 - And if it responds to you peaceably and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:7 - and they shall testify, ‘Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it shed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - then his brother’s wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - “And you shall make response before the LORD your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:14 - And the Levites shall declare to all the men of Israel in a loud voice:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - “‘Cursed be the man who makes a carved or cast metal image, an abomination to the LORD, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - And when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring). For I know what they are inclined to do even today, before I have brought them into the land that I swore to give.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:16 - And they answered Joshua, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:20 - And Achan answered Joshua, “Truly I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and this is what I did:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:24 - They answered Joshua, “Because it was told to your servants for a certainty that the LORD your God had commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you—so we feared greatly for our lives because of you and did this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:21 - Then the people of Reuben, the people of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh said in answer to the heads of the families of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:16 - Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods,

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