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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 replied H6030, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am only dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:5 - The sons of Heth answered H6030 Abraham, saying to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered H6030 Abraham [fn]so that the sons of Heth heard, that is, all who entered the gate of his city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:14 - Then Ephron answered H6030 Abraham, saying to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 -

Then Laban and Bethuel replied H6030, “The matter has come from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - But Isaac replied H6030 to Esau, “Behold, I have made him your master, and I have given to him all his relatives [fn]as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:39 -

Then his father Isaac answered H6030 and said to him,

“Behold, [fn]away from the [fn]fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,

And [fn]away from the dew of heaven from above.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - “So my [fn]honesty will answer H6030 for me later, when you come concerning my [fn]wages. Every one that is not speckled or spotted among the goats, or black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:14 - Rachel and Leah said to him, “Do we still have any share or inheritance in our father’s house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - Then Jacob replied H6030 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 argued with Laban; and 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 replied H6030 to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, the [fn]children are my [fn]grandchildren, the flocks are my flocks, and everything that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these daughters of mine or to their children to whom they have given birth?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 -

But Jacob’s sons answered H6030 Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled their sister Dinah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - and let’s arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered H6030 me on the day of my distress and has been with me [fn]wherever I have gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - Then Joseph answered H6030 and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:16 - Joseph then answered H6030 Pharaoh, saying, “[fn]It has nothing to do with me; God will [fn]give H6030 Pharaoh an answer H6030 for his own good.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - Reuben answered H6030 them, saying, “Did I not tell [fn]you, ‘Do not sin against the boy’; and you would not listen? [fn]Now justice for his blood is required.”
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 H6030 him, for they were terrified in his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 -

Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe me or listen [fn]to what I say? For they may say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam answered H6030 them,

“Sing to the LORD, for He [fn]is highly exalted;

The horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:8 - Then all the people answered H6030 together and said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do!” And Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered H6030 him with [fn]thunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 -

“You shall not [fn]give H6030 false testimony against your neighbor.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - “You shall not follow [fn]the crowd in doing evil, nor shall you [fn]testify H6030 in a dispute so as to join together with [fn]a crowd in order to pervert justice;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:3 -

Then Moses came and reported to the people all the words of the LORD and all the [fn]ordinances; and all the people answered H6030 with one voice and said, “All the words which the LORD has spoken we will do!”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:18 - But he said,

“It is not the sound of the cry H6030 of victory,

Nor is it the sound of the cry H6030 of defeat;

But I hear the sound of singing H6030.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - Then Joshua the son of Nun, the personal servant of Moses from his youth, responded H6030 and said, “My lord Moses, restrain them!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 -

Then Israel sang this song:

“Spring up, O well! Sing H6030 to it!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - But Balaam replied H6030 to the servants of Balak, “Even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the [fn]command of the LORD my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:12 - He replied H6030, “Must I not be careful to speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:26 - But Balaam replied H6030 to Balak, “Did I not tell you, ‘[fn]Whatever the LORD speaks, I must do’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:31 - And the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben answered H6030, saying, “As the LORD has said to your servants, so we will do.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:30 -

If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the [fn]testimony of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on H6030 the H6030 testimony H6030 of only one witness.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:14 - “And you answered H6030 me and said, ‘The thing which you have said to do is good.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 -

“Then you replied H6030 to me, ‘We have sinned against the LORD; we ourselves will go up and fight, just as the LORD our God commanded us.’ And every man of you strapped on his weapons of war, and you viewed it as easy to go up into the hill country.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 -

‘You shall not give H6030 false testimony against your neighbor.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:16 - “If a malicious witness rises up against a person to testify H6030 against him of wrongdoing,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - “And the judges shall investigate thoroughly, and if the witness is a false witness and he has testified H6030 against his brother falsely,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:11 - “And if it [fn]agrees H6030 to H6030 make H6030 peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and serve you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:7 - and they shall respond H6030 and say, ‘Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see who did.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - then his brother’s widow shall come up to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall [fn]declare H6030, ‘This is what is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house!’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - “And you shall respond H6030 and say before the LORD your God, ‘My father was a [fn]wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and [fn]resided there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty, and populous nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:14 - “The Levites shall then respond H6030 and say to all the people of Israel with a loud voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 -

‘Cursed is the person who makes a carved image or cast metal image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ And all the people shall reply H6030 and say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - “Then it will come about, when many evils and troubles find them, that this song will testify H6030 before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the mouth of their [fn]descendants); for I know their inclination which they are [fn]developing today, before I bring them into the land which I swore.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:16 -

They answered H6030 Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:20 - So Achan answered H6030 Joshua and said, “Truly, I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel, and [fn]this is what I did:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:24 - So they answered H6030 Joshua and said, “Since your servants were fully informed 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 before you, we feared greatly for our lives because of you, and did this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:21 -

Then the sons of Reuben, the sons of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered H6030 and spoke to the heads of the [fn]families of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:16 -

The people answered H6030 and said, “Far be it from us that we would abandon the LORD to serve other gods;

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