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Lexicon :: Strong's H6279 - ʿāṯar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [rather denominative from עֶתֶר (H6281)]
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Strong’s Definitions

עָתַר ʻâthar, aw-thar'; a primitive root (rather denominative from H6281); to burn incense in worship, i.e. intercede (reciprocally, listen to prayer):—intreat, (make) pray(-er).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H6279 in the following manner: intreat (18x), pray (1x), prayer (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H6279 in the following manner: intreat (18x), pray (1x), prayer (1x).
  1. to pray, entreat, supplicate

    1. (Qal) to pray, entreat

    2. (Niphal) to be supplicated, be entreated

    3. (Hiphil) to make supplication, plead

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָתַר ʻâthar, aw-thar'; a primitive root (rather denominative from H6281); to burn incense in worship, i.e. intercede (reciprocally, listen to prayer):—intreat, (make) pray(-er).
STRONGS H6279: Abbreviations
† I. [עָתַר] verb pray, supplicate (always to God) (compare Arabic bdb080109 slaughter for sacrifice DeGn (4) 381 WeSkizzen iii. 115, 166; Heid. (2). 118, 142; RSSem i. 210 f.; 2nd ed.; 227 f.); —
Qal Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיֶעְתַּר לי׳ Genesis 25:21, אֶליֿ׳ Exodus 8:26; Exodus 10:18; Judges 13:8; יֶעְתַּד אֶלאֱֿלוֺהַּ Job 33:26.
Niph. be supplicated, entreated (and grant entreaty; always of God), usually with ל of worshipper (see ל 5d): Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְנֶעְתַּר לָהֶם Isaiah 19:22; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיֵּעָ֫תֶר לוֺ Genesis 25:21; 2 Chronicles 33:13, וַיֵּעָתֵר לָנוּ Ezra 8:23; with לָאָרֶץ for the land 2 Samuel 21:14; 2 Samuel 24:25; Infinitive absolute לָהֶם וְנַעְתּוֺר 1 Chronicles 5:20; construct (as substantive) הֵעָתֶרלֿוֺ 2 Chronicles 33:19.
Hiph. = Qal, make supplication, with אֶל, לְ : Perfect וְהַעְתַּרְתִּ֫י אֶליֿ׳ Exodus 8:25; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תַּעְתִּיר אֵלָיו Job 22:27; Imperative masculine plural הַעְתִּירוּ אֶליֿ׳ Exodus 8:4; Exodus 9:28, לי׳ Exodus 10:17; also with ל person in behalf of whom, Imperfect 1st person singular אַעְתִּיר לְךָ Exodus 8:5, so Imperative חַעְתִּירוּ, with בַּעֲדִי Exodus 8:24.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:21; 25:21


8:4; 8:5; 8:24; 8:25; 8:26; 9:28; 10:17; 10:18



2 Samuel

21:14; 24:25

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

33:13; 33:19




22:27; 33:26



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6279 matches the Hebrew עָתַר (ʿāṯar),
which occurs 20 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:21 - And Isaac entreated H6279 Yahweh on behalf of his wife because she was barren; and Yahweh [fn]was moved H6279 by his entreaty H6279. So Rebekah his wife conceived.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:8 -

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Entreat H6279 Yahweh that He may cause the frogs to depart from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to Yahweh.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:9 - And Moses said to Pharaoh, “[fn]May the honor be yours to tell me: when shall I entreat H6279 for you and for your servants and for your people, that the frogs be cut off from you and your houses, that they may remain only in the Nile?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - And Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Yahweh your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. Entreat H6279 for me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you, and I shall entreat H6279 Yahweh that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow; only may Pharaoh not deal deceitfully again in not letting the people go to sacrifice to Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:30 -

So Moses went out from Pharaoh and entreated H6279 Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:28 - “Entreat H6279 Yahweh, for God’s [fn]thunder and hail are too much; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:17 - “So now, please forgive my sin only this once and entreat H6279 Yahweh your God, that He would only cause this death to depart from me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:18 - And he went out from Pharaoh and entreated H6279 Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 -

Then Manoah entreated H6279 Yahweh and said, “O Lord, please let the man of God whom You have sent come to us again that he may instruct us what to do for the boy who is to be born.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:14 - Then they buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the land of Benjamin in Zela, in the grave of Kish his father; thus they did all that the king commanded, and afterwards God was moved H6279 by H6279 the entreaty H6279 for the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:25 - Then David built there an altar to Yahweh and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus Yahweh was moved H6279 by H6279 the entreaty H6279 for the land, and the plague was checked from being upon Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:20 - They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were given into their hand; for they cried out to God in the battle, and He was moved H6279 by their entreaty H6279 because they trusted in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:13 - Then he prayed to Him, and He was moved H6279 by his entreaty H6279 and heard his supplication, and returned him back to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that Yahweh was God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:19 - His prayer also and how God was entreated H6279 by him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and the sites on which he built high places and erected the [fn]Asherim and the graven images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the chronicles of the [fn]Hozai.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:23 - So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He [fn]was moved H6279 by H6279 our entreaty H6279.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:27 -

“You will entreat H6279 Him, and He will hear you;

And you will pay your vows.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 -

Then he will entreat H6279 God, and He will accept him,

And he will see His face with joyful shouts,

And He may restore His righteousness to man.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:22 - And Yahweh will smite Egypt, smiting but healing; so they will return to Yahweh, and He will be moved H6279 by H6279 their entreaty H6279 and will heal them.
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