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Lexicon :: Strong's H7069 - qānâ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

קָנָה qânâh, kaw-naw'; a primitive root; to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own:—attain, buy(-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess(-or), purchase, recover, redeem, × surely, × verily.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 84x

The KJV translates Strong's H7069 in the following manner: Buy (46x), get (15x), purchased (5x), buyer (3x), possessor (3x), possessed (2x), owner (1x), recover (1x), redeemed (1x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 84x
The KJV translates Strong's H7069 in the following manner: Buy (46x), get (15x), purchased (5x), buyer (3x), possessor (3x), possessed (2x), owner (1x), recover (1x), redeemed (1x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to get, acquire, create, buy, possess

    1. (Qal)

      1. to get, acquire, obtain

        1. of God originating, creating, redeeming His people

          1. possessor

        2. of Eve acquiring

        3. of acquiring knowledge, wisdom

      2. to buy

    2. (Niphal) to be bought

    3. (Hiphil) to cause to possess

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָנָה qânâh, kaw-naw'; a primitive root; to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own:—attain, buy(-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess(-or), purchase, recover, redeem, × surely, × verily.
STRONGS H7069: Abbreviations
I. קָנָה 84 verb get, acquire (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; Phoenician (Punic) מקנא, property [in cattle]; Assyrian ḳanû, gain, acquire, MeissnSuppl. 85; Arabic bdb088808 (bdb088809,bdb088810) acquire, procure; Sabean קני acquire, possess, CISiv, no. 89, 5.6, קני noun property Idib, no. 3, 8, 29, 3; Ethiopic bdb088809 acquire, subjugate; Aramaic קְנָא, bdb088811 (accquire); —
Qal81 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ק׳ Genesis 25:10 +; suffix קֶָ נ֑ךָ Deuteronomy 32:6, קָנָהוּ Leviticus 27:24; 3rd person feminine singularקָֽנְתָה Psalm 78:54; 2nd person masculine singular קָנִיתָ Exodus 15:16 +, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִקְנֶךְ Leviticus 22:11 +, וַיִ֫קֶן Genesis 33:19 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular קְנֵח Genesis 47:19 +; Infinitive absolute קָנֹה Leviticus 25:14; 1 Chronicles 21:24, קָנוֺ 2 Samuel 24:24; cstr. קְנֹה Proverbs 16:16, קְנוֺת Proverbs 16:16 +, etc.; Participle קֹנֶה Deuteronomy 28:68, קְוֺנֶה Proverbs 15:32 +, etc.; —
1. get, acquire (all poetry) :
a. of God as originating, creating, קֹנֵה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ Genesis 14:19, 22; Deuteronomy 32:6 (Israel), Psalm 139:13 (כִּלְֹיתָ֑י); Proverbs 8:22 (חכמה which see).
b. of God as victoriously redeeming his people Exodus 15:16; Isaiah 11:11; Psalm 74:2 (|| גָּאַל) object הַרוֶֿה Psalm 78:54.
c. of Eve, acquiring קַיִן, אֶתיֿ׳ (i.e. with the help of), Genesis 4:1 (J).
d. of acquiring wisdom, knowledge (only Proverbs): Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 4:5 (twice in verse); Proverbs 4:7 (twice in verse); Proverbs 15:32; Proverbs 16:16 (twice in verse); Proverbs 17:16; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 19:8; Proverbs 23:23.
Niph. be bought: Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִקְנָה Jeremiah 32:43; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יִקָּנוּ Jeremiah 32:15.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix אָדָם חִקְנַנִי Zechariah 13:5; AV makes denominative of מִקְנֶה cattle; Thes RV MartiKau Buhl caused (one) to purchase me, i.e. made me a bondman; < We Now GASm read אֲרָמָה קִנְיָנִיParticiple מַקְנֶה see קנא.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H7066.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:1; 14:19; 14:22; 25:10; 33:19; 47:19; 47:22; 50:13


15:16; 15:16; 21:2


22:11; 25:14; 25:30; 27:24; 27:24


28:68; 28:68; 32:6; 32:6

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles



74:2; 78:54; 78:54; 139:13


1:5; 4:5; 4:7; 8:22; 15:32; 15:32; 16:16; 16:16; 16:16; 17:16; 18:15; 19:8; 20:14; 23:23


1:3; 11:11; 24:2


13:1; 32:15; 32:43




11:5; 13:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7069 matches the Hebrew קָנָה (qānâ),
which occurs 86 times in 76 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 4:1–Pro 16:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 - Now the man [fn]had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have obtained H7069 a male child with the help of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:19 - And he blessed him and said,
“Blessed be Abram of [fn]God Most High,
[fn]Possessor H7069 of heaven and earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:22 - But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have [fn]sworn to the LORD [fn]God Most High, [fn]Possessor H7069 of heaven and earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:10 - the field which Abraham purchased H7069 from the sons of Heth; there Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - He bought H7069 the plot of land where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred [fn]pieces of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:1 - Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought H7069 him [fn]from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:19 - “Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy H7069 us and our land for [fn]food, and we and our land will be slaves to Pharaoh. So give us seed, so that we may live and not die, and that the land may not be desolate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 - So Joseph bought H7069 all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for [fn]every Egyptian sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became Pharaoh’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:22 - Only the land of the priests he did not buy H7069, because the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they [fn]lived off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:23 - Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, today I have purchased H7069 you and your land for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:30 - in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is opposite Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought H7069 along with the field from Ephron the Hittite as a [fn]burial site.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:13 - for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah opposite Mamre, which Abraham had bought H7069 along with the field as a [fn]burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:16 - “Terror and dread fall upon them;
By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone,
Until Your people pass over, LORD,
Until the people pass over whom You have purchased H7069.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:2 - “If you buy H7069 a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall leave as a free man without a payment to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:11 - ‘But if a priest buys H7069 a [fn]slave as his property with his money, [fn]that person may eat of it, and those who are born in his house may eat of his [fn]food.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:14 - ‘Furthermore, if you make a sale to your friend, or buy H7069 from your friend’s hand, you shall not [fn]wrong one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:15 - ‘Corresponding to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy H7069 from your [fn]friend; he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:28 - ‘But if [fn]he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser H7069 until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall [fn]revert, so that he may return to his property.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:30 - ‘But if it is not bought back for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser H7069 throughout his generations; it does not [fn]revert in the jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:44 - ‘As for your male and female slaves whom you may have—you may acquire H7069 male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:45 - ‘You may also acquire H7069 them from the sons of the foreign residents who reside among you, and from their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:50 - ‘He then, with his purchaser H7069, shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years calculated. It is like the days of a hired worker that he will be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:24 - ‘In the year of jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom he bought H7069 it, to whom the possession of the land belongs.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:68 - “And the LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I said to you, ‘You will never see it again!’ And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer H7069.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:6 - Is this what you do to the LORD,
You foolish and unwise people?
Is He not your Father who has purchased H7069 you?
He has made you and established you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:32 - Now they buried the bones of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem, in the plot of land which Jacob had bought H7069 from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for a hundred [fn]pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph’s sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - “So I thought that I would [fn]inform you, saying, ‘Buy H7069 it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if [fn]not, tell me so that I may know; for there is no one except you to redeem it, and I am after you.’” And he said, “I will redeem it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:5 - Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy H7069 the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also acquire H7069 Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of the deceased, in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - So the redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy H7069 it for yourself.” And he removed his sandal.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:9 - Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses today that I have bought H7069 from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:10 - “Furthermore, I have acquired H7069 Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased will not be eliminated from his brothers or from the [fn]court of his birth place; you are witnesses today.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - “But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb
Which he bought H7069 and nurtured;
And it grew up together with him and his children.
It would eat [fn]scraps from him and drink from his cup and lie [fn]in his lap,
And was like a daughter to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:21 - Then Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” And David said, “To buy H7069 the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the LORD, so that the plague may be [fn]withdrawn from the people.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:24 - However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will certainly H7069 buy H7069 it from you for a price; for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God [fn]that cost me nothing.” So David bought H7069 the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:24 - And he purchased H7069 the hill [fn]Samaria from Shemer for [fn]two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the city which he built [fn]Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:12 - and to the masons and the stonecutters, and for buying H7069 timber and cut stone to repair the damage to the house of the LORD, and for everything that [fn]was laid out for the house to repair it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:6 - to the carpenters, the builders, the masons, and for buying H7069 timber and cut stone to repair the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:24 - Nevertheless, King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will certainly H7069 buy H7069 it for the full price; for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, nor offer a burnt offering [fn]which costs me nothing.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:11 - They in turn gave it to the carpenters and the builders to buy H7069 quarried stone and timber for couplings, and to make beams for the houses which the kings of Judah had let go to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:8 - And I said to them, “We, according to our ability, have [fn]redeemed H7069 our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?” Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:16 - I also [fn]applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy H7069 any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:2 - Remember Your congregation, which You purchased H7069 of old,
Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance;
And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:54 - So He brought them to His holy [fn]land,
To this [fn]hill country which His right hand had gained H7069.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:13 - For You created H7069 my innermost parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:5 - A wise person will hear and increase in learning,
And a person of understanding will acquire H7069 wise counsel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 - Acquire H7069 wisdom! Acquire H7069 understanding!
Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - “The [fn]beginning of wisdom is: Acquire H7069 wisdom;
And with all your possessions, acquire H7069 understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:22 - “The LORD [fn]created H7069 me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works [fn]of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:32 - One who neglects discipline rejects himself,
But one who listens to a rebuke acquires H7069 [fn]understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:16 - How much better it is to get H7069 wisdom than gold!
And to get H7069 understanding is to be chosen above silver.

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