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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)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1722

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).
† 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 - Isaac prayed H6279 to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD [fn]answered H6279 him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:8 - Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Entreat H6279 the LORD that He remove the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:9 - Moses said to Pharaoh,[fn]The honor is yours to tell me: when shall I entreat H6279 for you and your servants and your people, that the frogs be [fn]destroyed from you and your houses, that they may be left only in the Nile?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. Make H6279 supplication H6279 for me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you, and I shall make H6279 supplication H6279 to the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow; only do not let Pharaoh deal deceitfully again in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:30 - So Moses went out from Pharaoh and made H6279 supplication H6279 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:28 - “Make H6279 supplication H6279 to the LORD, for there has been enough of God’s [fn]thunder and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:17 - “Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and make H6279 supplication H6279 to the LORD your God, that He would only remove this death from me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:18 - He went out from Pharaoh and made H6279 supplication H6279 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 - Then Manoah entreated H6279 the LORD and said, “O Lord, please let the man of God whom You have sent come to us again that he may teach us what to do for the boy who is to be born.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:14 - They buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the grave of Kish his father; thus they did all that the king commanded, and after that God was moved H6279 by prayer H6279 for the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:25 - David built there an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. Thus the LORD was moved H6279 by prayer H6279 for the land, and the plague was held back from 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 answered H6279 their prayers H6279 because they trusted in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:13 - When he prayed to Him, He was moved H6279 by his entreaty H6279 and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD 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 Asherim and the carved images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the records of the [fn]Hozai.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:23 - So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He [fn]listened H6279 to our entreaty. H6279
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:27 - “You will pray H6279 to Him, and He will hear you;
And you will pay your vows.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:26 - Then he will pray H6279 to God, and He will accept him,
That he may see His face with joy,
And He may restore His righteousness to man.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:22 - The LORD will strike Egypt, striking but healing; so they will return to the LORD, and He will respond H6279 to them and will heal them.

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