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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 middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 -

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might H6435 reach out with his hand, and take fruit also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—

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

When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or H6435 you will be swept away in the [fn]punishment of the city.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:17 - When they had brought them outside, [fn]one said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay [fn]anywhere in the surrounding area; escape to the [fn]mountains, or H6435 you will be swept away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your compassion, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the [fn]mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:6 - Then Abraham said to him, “Beware that you do not take my son back there!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:7 - When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” for he was afraid to say, “my wife,” thinking,[fn]the men of the place might kill me on account of Rebekah, since she is beautiful.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:9 - Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, she certainly is your wife! So how is it that you said, ‘She is my sister’?” And Isaac said to him, “Because I thought, ‘otherwise H6435 I might H6435 be killed on account of her.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:24 - However, God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, “[fn]Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - Then Jacob replied to Laban, “Because I was afraid, for I thought that you would take your daughters from me by force.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:11 - “Save me, please, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and [fn]attack me and the mothers with the children.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, “Remain a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he [fn]thought, “I am afraid that he too may 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, otherwise H6435 we will become a laughingstock. [fn]After all, 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, “I am afraid that harm may happen to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:34 - “For how shall I go up to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear that I may 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, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 - “Come, let us deal [fn]shrewdly with them, otherwise H6435 they will multiply, and [fn]in the event of war, they will also join those who hate us, and fight against us and [fn]depart 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 so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, otherwise H6435 He will strike us with plague or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:21 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses: “Go down, [fn]warn the people, so H6435 that H6435 they do not H6435 break through to the LORD to stare, and many of them [fn]perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:22 - “Also have the priests who approach the LORD consecrate themselves, or H6435 else H6435 the LORD will break out against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:24 - Then the LORD 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 the LORD, or H6435 He will break out against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:19 - Then they said to Moses, “Speak [fn]to us yourself and we will listen; but do not have God speak [fn]to us, or H6435 we will die!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:29 - “I will not drive them out from you in a single year, so H6435 that H6435 the land will not H6435 become desolate and the animals of the field become too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:33 - “They shall not live in your land, otherwise H6435 they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it is certain to 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 [fn]an obstinate people, and I might H6435 destroy you on the way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:12 - “Be careful that you do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or H6435 it will become a snare in your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:15 - otherwise H6435 you might H6435 make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they would prostitute themselves with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might 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, or H6435 you will die; for the LORD’S anointing oil is upon you.” So they did according to the word of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:26 - and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Get away now from the tents of these wicked men, and do not touch anything that belongs to them, or H6435 you will 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, “The earth might swallow us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:9 -

“Only be careful for yourself and watch over your soul diligently, so H6435 that H6435 you do not H6435 forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not H6435 depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:16 - so H6435 that H6435 you do not H6435 act corruptly and make a carved image for yourselves in the form of any figure, a representation of male or female,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - “And be careful not to raise your eyes to heaven and look at the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the heavenly [fn]lights, and allow yourself to be drawn away and worship them and serve them, things which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:23 - “So be careful [fn]yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the LORD your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything against which the LORD your God has commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:12 - be [fn]careful that you do not forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of [fn]slavery.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:15 - for the LORD your God who is in the midst of you is a jealous God; so follow Him, or H6435 else H6435 the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will [fn]wipe you off the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:22 - “And the LORD your God will drive away these nations from you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, otherwise H6435 the [fn]wild animals would become too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:25 - “The carved 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, or H6435 you will be trapped by it; for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:11 -

“Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God by failing to keep His commandments, His ordinances, and His statutes which I am commanding you today;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:12 - otherwise H6435, when you eat and are satisfied, and you build good houses and live in them,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:28 - ‘Otherwise H6435, the people of the land from which You brought us will say, “Since the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which He had [fn]promised them, and since He hated them, He has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:16 - [fn]Beware that your hearts are not easily deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods, and worship them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:13 -

“Be careful that you do not offer your burnt offerings in any cultic place that you see,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:19 - “Be careful that you do not abandon the Levite [fn]as long as you live in your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:30 - be careful that you are not ensnared [fn]to follow them, after they are destroyed from your presence, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:9 - “Be careful that H6435 there is no H6435 mean-spirited [fn]thought in your heart, [fn]such as, ‘The seventh year, the year of release of debts, is near,’ and your eye is malicious toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry out to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - “Otherwise H6435, the avenger of blood might pursue [fn]him [fn]in the heat of his anger, and overtake him because the way is long, and [fn]take his life, though he was not sentenced to death since he had not hated him previously.

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