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Lexicon :: Strong's H6435 - pēn

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Part of Speech
adverb, conjunction
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TWOT Reference: 1780

Strong’s Definitions

פֵּן pên, pane; from H6437; properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest:—(lest) (peradventure), that...not.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's H6435 in the following manner: lest, that...not, peradventure.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's H6435 in the following manner: lest, that...not, peradventure.
  1. lest, not, beware lest

  2. lest

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פֵּן pên, pane; from H6437; properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest:—(lest) (peradventure), that...not.
STRONGS H6435: Abbreviations
פֶּן־ 133 (always with Makkeph **except Genesis 38:23; Genesis 44:34; Deuteronomy 7:25; Deuteronomy 32:27 [not Gi], Isaiah 27:3; Proverbs 25:8: Mandelkern Conc. under the word.) conjunction (averting, or deprecating), lest (origin dubious: Thes Köii. 334 from פָּנָה, properly substantive construct in accusative for the aversion of; but פָנָה is intransitive: NöM. 474 compares the enclitic particle פָּנָהפּוֹן in Targum, then ἄν, 'etwa,' thinking that a particle with the meaning 'es möchte etwa,' spoken in a tone of alarm, might readily acquire a deprecatory force); — lest:
1. with imperfect Genesis 3:3 ye shall not eat thereof...פֶּן־תְּמֻתוּן lest ye die, Genesis 11:4 let us build a cityפֶּן־נָפוּץ lest we be scattered, Genesis 19:15, 17, 19; Genesis 38:23; Genesis 45: Exodus 1:10; Exodus 23:29; Exodus 23:33 etc., 2 Kings 10:23 (followed by יֵשׁ), Isaiah 6:10; Isaiah 27:3; Isaiah 28:22; Isaiah 48:5, 7; Psalm 2:12; Psalm 7:3 etc.; often after הִשָׁמֶרלְֿךָ take heed to thyself Genesis 24:6; Genesis 31:24, and especially in Deuteronomy, as Deuteronomy 4:9, 23; Deuteronomy 6:12; Deuteronomy 8:11 and elsewhere; after a verb of fearing Genesis 32:12, and once, even, of swearing Judges 15:12; deprecating pathetically, Genesis 44:34 how shall I go up, etc.? lest I look upon the evil that will befal my father. Once, unusually, preceding the principal clause, Proverbs 5:6 פֶּוֹ־תְּפַלּלֵם חַוִּים ארַח lest she should make level the path of life, her ways are unstable, etc. (Ew Be Now; see also Toy). Note especially
a. the idiom פֶּן־ (אָמַרְתִּי) אָמַר כִּי for he (I) said, Lest..., implying always that some precaution has been taken to avert the dreaded contingency, † Genesis 26:9 for I said, Lest I die on account of her (to obviate which, Isaac had called Rebecca his sister), Genesis 31:31; Genesis 38:11; Genesis 42:4; Exodus 13:17; Numbers 16:34; 1 Samuel 13:19; 1 Samuel 27:11 (לֵאמֹר), Psalm 38:17; with כי אמר implied Genesis 26:7; compare, with an aposiop., Genesis 3:22 and now, lest he put forth his hand, etc. (implying that measures are taken to prevent this, see Genesis 3:23): compare Tob 8:9.
b. פֶּן־ at the beginning of a sentence, with a dissuasive force, (Beware) lest: + † Isaiah 36:18 פֶּן־יַסִּית אֶתְכֶם חזקיהו (beware) lest Hezekiah deceive you, Deuteronomy 29:17 (twice in verse) (followed by יֵשׁ), Jeremiah 51:46; Job 32:13; Job 36:18.
2. with Perfect, the result feared being conceived as having possibly already taken place; † 2 Samuel 20:6 pursue after him, וְהִצִּיל ֗֗֗ לוֺ פֶּן־מָצָא lest he have found him fenced cities, etc. (but the tense of והציל makes יִמְצָא probably, Drsm Bu Köiii. 486), 2 Kings 2:16 וגו׳ וַיַּשְׁלִכֵהוּ י׳ רוּחַ פּן־נְשָׂאוֹ
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:3; 3:22; 3:23; 11:4; 19:15; 19:17; 19:19; 24:6; 26:7; 26:9; 31:24; 31:31; 32:12; 38:11; 38:23; 38:23; 42:4; 44:34; 44:34; 45


1:10; 13:17; 23:29; 23:33




4:9; 4:23; 6:12; 7:25; 8:11; 29:17; 32:27



1 Samuel

13:19; 27:11

2 Samuel


2 Kings

2:16; 10:23


32:13; 36:18


2:12; 7:3; 38:17


5:6; 25:8


6:10; 27:3; 27:3; 28:22; 36:18; 48:5; 48:7



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6435 matches the Hebrew פֵּן (pēn),
which occurs 133 times in 125 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 3:3–Deu 19:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:3 - but from the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God said, ‘You shall not eat from it, and you shall not touch it, lest H6435 you die.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 -

Then Yahweh God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us [fn]to know good and evil; and now, lest H6435 he send forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat and live forever”—

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:4 - And they said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, lest H6435 we be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:15 -

Now at the [fn]breaking of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Get up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest H6435 you be swept away in the [fn]punishment of the city.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:17 - Now it happened, as they brought them outside, [fn]one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay [fn]anywhere in the valley; escape to the [fn]mountains, lest H6435 you be swept away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have shown me by preserving my life; but I cannot escape to the [fn]mountains, lest H6435 calamity overtake me and I die;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:6 - Then Abraham said to him, “Beware lest H6435 you take my son back there!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:7 - Then the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, “She is my sister,” for he was afraid to say, “my wife,” thinking, “lest H6435 the men of the place kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful in appearance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:9 - Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, surely she is your wife! How then did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” And Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest H6435 I H6435 die on account of her.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:24 - And God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, “[fn]Beware lest H6435 you speak to Jacob either good or bad.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - Then Jacob answered and said to Laban, “Because I was afraid, because I said, ‘Lest you take your daughters from me by force.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:11 - “Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, lest H6435 he come and strike me down with the mothers and the children.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, “Live as a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he [fn]thought, “I am afraid lest H6435 he also die like his brothers.” So Tamar went and lived in her father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:23 - Then Judah said, “Let her [fn]keep them, lest H6435 we become a laughingstock. Behold, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:4 - But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he said, “Lest H6435 any harm befall him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:34 - “For how shall I go up to my father if the boy is not with me, lest H6435 I see the evil that would [fn]overtake my father?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:11 - “There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine to come, lest H6435 you and your household and all that you have be impoverished.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 - “Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest H6435 they multiply and it be [fn]in the event of war, that they also join themselves to those who hate us and fight against us and go up from the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God, lest H6435 He confront us with pestilence or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 -

Now it happened that when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not guide them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, “Lest H6435 the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:21 - Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, “Go down, [fn]warn the people, lest H6435 they break through to Yahweh to see, and many of them [fn]perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:22 - “Also let the priests who come near to Yahweh set themselves apart as holy, lest H6435 Yahweh break out against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:24 - Then Yahweh said to him, “[fn]Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to Yahweh, lest H6435 He break out against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:19 - Then they said to Moses, “Speak [fn]to us yourself, and we will listen; but let not God speak [fn]to us, lest H6435 we die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:29 - “I will not drive them out before you in a single year, lest H6435 the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:33 - “They shall not live in your land, lest H6435 they make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:3 - Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst because you are a stiff-necked people, lest H6435 I consume you on the way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:12 - “Beware lest H6435 you cut a covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, lest H6435 it become a snare in your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:15 - lest H6435 you cut a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invite you [fn]to eat of his sacrifice,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:7 - “You shall not even go out from the doorway of the tent of meeting, lest H6435 you die; for the anointing oil of Yahweh is upon you.” So they did according to the word of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:26 - and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Turn aside now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, lest H6435 you be swept away in all their sin.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:34 - Then all Israel who were around them fled at their [fn]outcry, for they said, “Lest H6435 the earth swallow us up!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 -

Edom, however, said to him, “You shall not pass through [fn]us, lest H6435 I come out to meet you with the sword.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:9 -

“Only keep yourself and keep your soul very carefully, lest H6435 you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest H6435 they depart from your heart all the days of your life. But make them known to your sons and to your grandsons.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:16 - lest H6435 you act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - and lest H6435 you lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which Yahweh your God has apportioned for all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:23 - “So keep yourselves, lest H6435 you forget the covenant of Yahweh your God which He cut with you and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which Yahweh your God has commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:12 - then beware, lest H6435 you forget Yahweh who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of [fn]slavery.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:15 - for Yahweh your God in the midst of you is a jealous God—lest H6435 the anger of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and He destroy you from the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:22 - “And Yahweh your God will clear away these nations before you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, lest H6435 the [fn]wild beasts become too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:25 - “The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest H6435 you be snared by it, for it is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:11 -

[fn]Beware lest H6435 you forget Yahweh your God by not keeping His commandments and His judgments and His statutes which I am commanding you today;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:12 - lest H6435 you eat and are satisfied and build good houses and live in them,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:28 - lest H6435 the land from which You brought us say, “Because Yahweh was not able to bring them into the land which He had [fn]promised them and because He hated them He has brought them out to put them to death in the wilderness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:16 - [fn]Beware lest H6435 your hearts be deceived, and you turn away and serve other gods and worship them,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:13 -

“Beware, lest H6435 you offer your burnt offerings in every cultic place you see,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:19 - “Beware lest H6435 you forsake the Levite all your days upon your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:30 - beware lest H6435 you be ensnared [fn]to follow them, after they are destroyed before you, and lest H6435 you inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:9 - “Beware lest H6435 there be a vile [fn]thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of the remission of debts, is near,’ and your eye is hostile toward your needy brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to Yahweh against you, and it will be a sin in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - lest H6435 the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer when his heart is [fn]angry, and overtake him, because the way is long, and [fn]strike down his life, though he was not deserving of death, since he had not hated him previously.

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