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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 - And Abraham answereth and saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord, and I -- dust and ashes;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:5 - And the sons of Heth answer Abraham, saying to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - And Ephron is sitting in the midst of the sons of Heth, and Ephron the Hittite answereth Abraham in the ears of the sons of Heth, of all those entering the gate of his city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:14 - And Ephron answereth Abraham, saying to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - And Laban answereth -- Bethuel also -- and they say, 'The thing hath gone out from Jehovah; we are not able to speak unto thee bad or good;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - And Isaac answereth and saith to Esau, 'Lo, a mighty one have I set him over thee, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants, and with corn and wine have I sustained him; and for thee now, what shall I do, my son?'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:39 - And Isaac his father answereth and saith unto him, 'Lo, of the fatness of the earth is thy dwelling, and of the dew of the heavens from above;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - and my righteousness hath answered for me in the day to come, when it cometh in for my hire before thy face; -- every one which is not speckled and spotted among my goats, and brown among my lambs -- it is stolen with me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:14 - And Rachel answereth -- Leah also -- and saith to him, 'Have we yet a portion and inheritance in the house of our father?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - And Jacob answereth and saith to Laban, 'Because I was afraid, for I said, Lest thou take violently away thy daughters from me;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - And it is displeasing to Jacob, and he striveth with Laban; and Jacob answereth and saith to Laban, 'What is my transgression? what my sin, that thou hast burned after me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - And Laban answereth and saith unto Jacob, 'The daughters are my daughters, and the sons my sons, and the flock my flock, and all that thou art seeing is mine; and to my daughters -- what do I to these to-day, or to their sons whom they have born?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - And the sons of Jacob answer Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and they speak (because he defiled Dinah their sister),
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - and we rise, and go up to Bethel, and I make there an altar to God, who is answering me in the day of my distress, and is with me in the way that I have gone.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - And Joseph answereth and saith, 'This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:16 - and Joseph answereth Pharaoh, saying, 'Without me -- God doth answer Pharaoh with peace.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - And Reuben answereth them, saying, 'Spake I not unto you, saying, Sin not against the lad? and ye hearkened not; and his blood also, lo, it is required.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - And Joseph saith unto his brethren, 'I am Joseph, is my father yet alive?' and his brethren have not been able to answer him, for they have been troubled at his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - And Moses answereth and saith, 'And, if they do not give credence to me, nor hearken to my voice, and say, Jehovah hath not appeared unto thee?'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - and Miriam answereth to them: -- 'Sing ye to Jehovah, For Triumphing He hath triumphed; The horse and its rider He hath thrown into the sea!'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:8 - and all the people answer together and say, 'All that Jehovah hath spoken we do;' and Moses returneth the words of the people unto Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - and the sound of the trumpet is going on, and very strong; Moses speaketh, and God doth answer him with a voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 - 'Thou dost not answer against thy neighbour a false testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - 'Thou art not after many to evil, nor dost thou testify concerning a strife, to turn aside after many to cause others to turn aside;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:3 - And Moses cometh in, and recounteth to the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the judgments, and all the people answer -- one voice, and say, 'All the words which Jehovah hath spoken we do.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:18 - and he saith, 'It is not the voice of the crying of might, nor is it the voice of the crying of weakness -- a voice of singing I am hearing.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - And Joshua son of Nun, minister of Moses, one of his young men, answereth and saith, 'My lord Moses, restrain them.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then singeth Israel this song, concerning the well -- they have answered to it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - And Balaam answereth and saith unto the servants of Balak, 'If Balak doth give to me the fulness of his house of silver and gold, I am not able to pass over the command of Jehovah my God, to do a little or a great thing;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:12 - and he answereth and saith, 'That which Jehovah doth put in my mouth -- it do I not take heed to speak?'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:26 - and Balaam answereth and saith unto Balak, 'Have I not spoken unto thee, saying, All that Jehovah speaketh -- it I do?'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:31 - And the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben answer, saying, 'That which Jehovah hath spoken unto thy servants -- so we do;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:30 - whoso smiteth a person, by the mouth of witnesses doth one slay the murderer; and one witness doth not testify against a person -- to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:14 - and ye answer me and say, Good is the thing which thou hast spoken -- to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - 'And ye answer and say unto me, We have sinned against Jehovah; we -- we go up, and we have fought, according to all that which Jehovah our God hath commanded us; and ye gird on each his weapons of war, and ye are ready to go up into the hill-country;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 - 'Thou dost not answer against thy neighbour -- a false testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:16 - 'When a violent witness doth rise against a man, to testify against him apostacy,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:18 - and the judges have searched diligently, and lo, the witness is a false witness, a falsehood he hath testified against his brother:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:11 - and it hath been, if Peace it answer thee, and hath opened to thee, then it hath come to pass -- all the people who are found in it are to thee for tributaries, and have served thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:7 - and they have answered and said, Our hands have not shed this blood, and our eyes have not seen --
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - 'Then hath his brother's wife drawn nigh unto him, before the eyes of the elders, and drawn his shoe from off his foot, and spat in his face, and answered and said, Thus it is done to the man who doth not build up the house of his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - 'And thou hast answered and said before Jehovah thy God, A perishing Aramaean is my father! and he goeth down to Egypt, and sojourneth there with few men, and becometh there a nation, great, mighty, and numerous;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:14 - 'And the Levites have answered and said unto every man of Israel -- a loud voice:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - 'Cursed is the man who maketh a graven and molten image, the abomination of Jehovah, work of the hands of an artificer, and hath put it in a secret place, -- and all the people have answered and said, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - 'And it hath been, when many evils and distresses do meet it, that this song hath testified to its face for a witness; for it is not forgotten out of the mouth of its seed, for I have known its imagining which it is doing to-day, before I bring them in unto the land of which I have sworn.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:16 - And they answer Joshua, saying, 'All that thou hast commanded us we do; and unto every place whither thou dost send us, we go;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:20 - And Achan answereth Joshua, and saith, 'Truly I have sinned against Jehovah, God of Israel, and thus and thus I have done;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:24 - And they answer Joshua and say, 'Because it was certainly declared to thy servants, that Jehovah thy God commanded Moses His servant to give to you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you; and we fear greatly for ourselves because of you, and we do this thing;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:21 - And the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, answer and speak with the heads of the thousands of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:16 - And the people answer and say, 'Far be it from us to forsake Jehovah, to serve other gods;

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