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Lexicon :: Strong's H8172 - šāʿan

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁעַן shâʻan, shaw-an'; a primitive root; to support one's self:—lean, lie, rely, rest (on, self), stay.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H8172 in the following manner: lean (9x), stay (5x), rely (4x), rest (3x), lieth (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H8172 in the following manner: lean (9x), stay (5x), rely (4x), rest (3x), lieth (1x).
  1. to lean on, trust in, support

    1. (Niphal) to lean, lean upon, support oneself

      1. of trust in God (fig)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁעַן shâʻan, shaw-an'; a primitive root; to support one's self:—lean, lie, rely, rest (on, self), stay.
STRONGS H8172: Abbreviations
† [שָׁעַן] verb
Niph. lean, support oneself; — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְנִשְׁעַן Numbers 21:15; Isaiah 10:20; 1st person plural נִשְׁעַנּוּ 2 Chronicles 14:10, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשָּׁעֵן Job 8:15 +, etc.; Imperative masculine plural הִשָּׁעֲנוּ Genesis 18:4; Infinitive construct הִשָּׁעֵן Isaiah 10:20, suffix הִשָּׁעֶנְךָ 2 Chronicles 16:7, 8, etc.; Participle נִשְׁעָן 2 Samuel 1:6 +; — lean, with עַל upon, 2 Samuel 1:6; 2 Kings 5:18; 2 Kings 7:2, 17, against pillars Judges 16:26, house Job 8:15 (figurative); תַּחַת הָעֵץ Genesis 18:4 (J); poetic of cliff, לִגְּבוּל וְנִשׁ׳ Numbers 21:15 leans to (upon) the border of Moab; lean (figurative = trust) upon, עַל person king Isaiah 10:20; Ezekiel 29:7; 2 Chronicles 16:7; עַליֿ׳ Micah 3:11; Isaiah 10:20; 2 Chronicles 13:18; 2 Chronicles 14:10; 2 Chronicles 16:7, 8; בֵּלֹהָיו Isaiah 50:10; absolute Job 24:23; עַלסֿוּסִים Isaiah 31:1; על with abstract noun Isaiah 30:12; Proverbs 3:5.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:4; 18:4


21:15; 21:15



2 Samuel

1:6; 1:6

2 Kings

5:18; 7:2; 7:17

2 Chronicles

13:18; 14:10; 14:10; 16:7; 16:7; 16:7; 16:8; 16:8


8:15; 8:15; 24:23




10:20; 10:20; 10:20; 10:20; 30:12; 31:1; 50:10





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8172 matches the Hebrew שָׁעַן (šāʿan),
which occurs 22 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:4 - Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves H8172 under the tree:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:15 - And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth H8172 upon the border of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:26 - And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean H8172 upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned H8172 upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:18 - In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth H8172 on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:2 - Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned H8172 answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:17 - And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned H8172 to have the charge of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake when the king came down to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:18 - Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied H8172 upon the LORD God of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:11 - And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest H8172 on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 - And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied H8172 on the king of Syria, and not relied H8172 on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:8 - Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely H8172 on the LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:15 - He shall lean H8172 upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but it shall not endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:23 - Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; H8172 yet his eyes are upon their ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean H8172 not unto thine own understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:20 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay H8172 upon him that smote them; but shall stay H8172 upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:12 - Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay H8172 thereon:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:1 - Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay H8172 on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:10 - Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay H8172 upon his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:7 - When they took hold of thee by thy hand, thou didst break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned H8172 upon thee, thou brakest, and madest all their loins to be at a stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean H8172 upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
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