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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 H6030 and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:5 - And the children of Heth answered H6030 Abraham, saying unto him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered H6030 Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:14 - And Ephron answered H6030 Abraham, saying unto him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Laban and Bethuel answered H6030 and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - And Isaac answered H6030 and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:39 - And Isaac his father answered H6030 and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - So shall my righteousness answer H6030 for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:14 - And Rachel and Leah answered H6030 and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - And Jacob answered H6030 and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered H6030 and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - And Laban answered H6030 and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - And the sons of Jacob answered H6030 Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered H6030 me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - And Joseph answered H6030 and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:16 - And Joseph answered H6030 Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give H6030  Pharaoh an answer H6030 of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - And Reuben answered H6030 them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer H6030 him; for they were troubled at his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - And Moses answered H6030 and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam answered H6030 them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:8 - And all the people answered H6030 together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered H6030 him by a voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 - Thou shalt not bear H6030 false witness against thy neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak H6030 in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:3 - And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered H6030 with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:18 - And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout H6030 for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry H6030 for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered H6030 and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing H6030 ye unto it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - And Balaam answered H6030 and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:12 - And he answered H6030 and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:26 - But Balaam answered H6030 and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:31 - And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, H6030 saying, As the LORD hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:30 - Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify H6030 against any person to cause him to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:14 - And ye answered H6030 me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - Then ye answered H6030 and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 - Neither shalt thou bear H6030 false witness against thy neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:16 - If a false witness rise up against any man to testify H6030 against him that which is wrong;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified H6030 falsely against his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:11 - And it shall be, if it make thee answer H6030 of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:7 - And they shall answer H6030 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 unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer H6030 and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - And thou shalt speak H6030 and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:14 - And the Levites shall speak, H6030 and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer H6030 and say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify H6030 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 go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:16 - And they answered H6030 Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:20 - And Achan answered H6030 Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:24 - And they answered H6030 Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:21 - Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, H6030 and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:16 - And the people answered H6030 and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

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