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Lexicon :: Strong's H8394 - tāḇûn

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 239c

Strong’s Definitions

תָּבוּן tâbûwn, taw-boon'; and (feminine) תְּבוּנָה tᵉbûwnâh; or תּוֹבֻנָה tôwbunâh; from H995; intelligence; by implication, an argument; by extension, caprice:—discretion, reason, skilfulness, understanding, wisdom.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H8394 in the following manner: understanding (38x), discretion (1x), reasons (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H8394 in the following manner: understanding (38x), discretion (1x), reasons (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. understanding, intelligence

    1. the act of understanding

      1. skill

    2. the faculty of understanding

      1. intelligence, understanding, insight

    3. the object of knowledge

    4. teacher (personification)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תָּבוּן tâbûwn, taw-boon'; and (feminine) תְּבוּנָה tᵉbûwnâh; or תּוֹבֻנָה tôwbunâh; from H995; intelligence; by implication, an argument; by extension, caprice:—discretion, reason, skilfulness, understanding, wisdom.
STRONGS H8394: Abbreviations
תְּבוּנָה noun feminine understanding Deuteronomy 32:28 + 27 times; suffix תְּבוּנָתִי Proverbs 5:1 + 7 times; תובנתו Job 26:12 Kt (Qr תְּבוּנָתוֺ); תְּבוּנָם Hosea 13:2 for תְּבוּנָתָם see De Psalm 27:5; תְּבוּנָוֺת Psalm 49:4 + 4 times; תְּבוּנוֺתֵיכֶם Job 32:11; —
2. the faculty Exodus 31:3; Exodus 35:31; Exodus 36:1 (P) Deuteronomy 32:28 (poetry) Job 12:12, 13; Proverbs 2:6, 11; Proverbs 28:16; Isaiah 44:19; אִישׁ תְּבוּנָה Proverbs 10:23; Proverbs 15:21; Proverbs 17:27; Proverbs 20:5; אִישׁ תְּבוּנוֺת Proverbs 11:12 (= Obadiah 8 where אישׁ omitted by scribal error); דֶּרֶךְ תְּבוּנָה Isaiah 40:14.
3. the object of knowledge Proverbs 2:3; Proverbs 3:13; Proverbs 5:1; Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 18:2; Proverbs 19:8; Psalm 49:4; Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 40:28; 1 Kings 5:9; 1 Kings 7:14; תטה לבך לתבונה incline thy mind to understanding Proverbs 2:2; reasons Job 32:11.
4. personified Proverbs 8:1 as teacher.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:3; 35:31; 36:1


32:28; 32:28

1 Kings

5:9; 7:14


12:12; 12:13; 26:12; 26:12; 32:11; 32:11


27:5; 49:4; 49:4; 78:72; 136:5; 147:5


2:2; 2:3; 2:6; 2:11; 3:13; 3:19; 5:1; 5:1; 8:1; 10:23; 11:12; 14:29; 15:21; 17:27; 18:2; 19:8; 20:5; 21:30; 24:3; 28:16


40:14; 40:28; 44:19


10:12; 51:15




13:2; 13:2


1:7; 1:8


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8394 matches the Hebrew תָּבוּן (tāḇûn),
which occurs 43 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:3 - “I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, H8394 in knowledge, and in all kinds of [fn]craftsmanship,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:31 - “And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding H8394 and in knowledge and in all [fn]craftsmanship;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:1 - “Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every [fn]skillful person in whom the LORD has put [fn]skill and understanding H8394 to know how to perform all the work [fn]in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:28 - “For they are a nation [fn]lacking in counsel,
And there is no understanding H8394 in them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:29 - Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment H8394 and breadth of [fn]mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:14 - He was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he was filled with wisdom and understanding H8394 and skill for doing any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and performed all his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:12 - “Wisdom is with aged men,
With [fn]long life is understanding. H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:13 - “With Him are wisdom and might;
To Him belong counsel and understanding. H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:12 - “He quieted the sea with His power,
And by His understanding H8394 He shattered Rahab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - “Behold, I waited for your words,
I listened to your reasonings, H8394
While you [fn]pondered what to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:3 - My mouth will speak wisdom,
And the meditation of my heart will be understanding. H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:72 - So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
And guided them with his skillful H8394 hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 136:5 - To Him who made the heavens [fn]with skill, H8394
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:5 - Great is our Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding H8394 is [fn]infinite.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:2 - Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding; H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 - For if you cry for discernment,
[fn]Lift your voice for understanding; H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:6 - For the LORD gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:11 - Discretion will guard you,
Understanding H8394 will watch over you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:13 - How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding. H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 - The LORD by wisdom founded the earth,
By understanding H8394 He established the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 - My son, give attention to my wisdom,
Incline your ear to my understanding; H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:1 - Does not wisdom call,
And understanding H8394 [fn]lift up her voice?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool,
And so is wisdom to a man of understanding. H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:12 - He who despises his neighbor lacks [fn]sense,
But a man of understanding H8394 keeps silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:29 - He who is slow to anger has great understanding, H8394
But he who is [fn]quick-tempered exalts folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:21 - Folly is joy to him who lacks [fn]sense,
But a man of understanding H8394 walks straight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 - He who restrains his words [fn]has knowledge,
And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:2 - A fool does not delight in understanding, H8394
But only in revealing his own [fn]mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:8 - He who gets [fn]wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding H8394 will find good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:5 - A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water,
But a man of understanding H8394 draws it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:30 - There is no wisdom and no understanding H8394
And no counsel against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:3 - By wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding H8394 it is established;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, H8394
But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:14 - With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding?
And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge
And informed Him of the way of understanding? H8394
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:28 - Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding H8394 is inscrutable.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:19 - No one [fn]recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding H8394 to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then [fn]I make the rest of it into an abomination, [fn]I fall down before a block of wood!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:12 - It is He who made the earth by His power,
Who established the world by His wisdom;
And by His understanding H8394 He has stretched out the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:15 - It is He who made the earth by His power,
Who established the world by His wisdom,
And by His understanding H8394 He stretched out the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:4 - “By your wisdom and understanding H8394
You have acquired riches for yourself
And have acquired gold and silver for your treasuries.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves molten images,
Idols [fn]skillfully H8394 made from their silver,
All of them the work of craftsmen.
They say of them, “Let the [fn]men who sacrifice kiss the calves!”
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:7 - “All the men [fn]allied with you
Will send you forth to the border,
And the men at peace with you
Will deceive you and overpower you.
They who eat your bread
Will set an ambush for you.
(There is no understanding H8394 [fn]in him.)
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:8 - “Will I not on that day,” declares the LORD,
“Destroy wise men from Edom
And understanding H8394 from the mountain of Esau?
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