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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #238 - אָזַן
1) to hear, listen
1a1) to hear, listen, give ear
1a2) to be obedient, harken
1a3) to hear or listen to prayers (of God)
1152) nz (זנ ZN) AC: Harvest CO: Mattock AB: ?: The pictograph z is a picture of an agricultural cutting implement such as the mattock or hoe. The n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "mattock of the seed". One of the many agricultural tools was a hoe or mattock. This implement had a wide blade for cutting a plant stalks at the roots. The crops were harvested for a supply of foods, which were stored in jars.
agm ) nzafm (מואזנ MWAZN) - Balance: A pair of scales used for weighing. From the ear as the place where balance is determined. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (16): balances - Strongs: H3976 (מֹאזְנַיִם), H3977 (מֹאזְנֵא)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 hear, perceive by the ear, absolute Isaiah 64:3 ("" שׁמע) Psalm 135:17; give ear, listen, absolute (of mountains personified) Deuteronomy 32:1, compare Isaiah 1:2 (of earth, personified); of men Judges 5:3; Psalm 49:2; Isaiah 28:23; Joel 1:2 (all "" שׁמע) Hosea 5:1 ("" שׁמע, הִקְשִׁיב) Isaiah 8:9; followed by accusative of thing Genesis 4:23; Job 33:1; Isaiah 1:10; Isaiah 32:9 (all "" שׁמע) Isaiah 42:23 ("" שׁמע, הקשׂיב); Job 37:14 ("" הִתְבּוֺנֵן); Psalm 78:1 followed byעל (of thing) Proverbs 17:4 ("" הִקְשִׁיב); followed by עַד (of thing) Job 32:11 ("" הוֺחַלְתִּי); hearken to, = be obedient to, absolute Jeremiah 13:15 ("" שׁמע) 2 Chronicles 24:19; Nehemiah 9:30; with accusative of thing Job 9:16; לְ (of thing) Job 34:16 ("" שׁמע) Exodus 15:26; followed by לְ person Job 34:2 ("" שׁמע); followed by עָדַי person Numbers 23:18; followed by אֶלֿ person Isaiah 51:4.
2 of God, listening ( with favour) to prayer, etc., absolute Psalm 80:2; Psalm 84:9 ("" שׁמע), followed by אֶלֿ person Psalm 77:2; Deuteronomy 1:45 ("" שׁטע); with accusative of thing Psalm 5:2 ("" בִּין) Psalm 17:1 ("" שׁמע, הקשׁיב), Psalm 55:2 ("" הקשׁיב Psalm 55:3) Psalm 86:6 ("" id.), Psalm 140:7; Psalm 141:1; followed by אֶלֿ (of thing) Psalm 39:13; Psalm 143:1 (both "" שׁמע); followed by לְ (of thing) Psalm 54:4 ("" שׁמע).
אָזַן a root not used in Kal. Properly by a conjecture sufficiently probable of Jo. Simonis, to be sharp, acute, pointed, whence אֹזֶן ear (which may indeed, especially as to animals, be so called from the pointed form), and אָזֵן, אֲזֵנִים (sharp) weapons. (Compare ἀκοή, ἀκούω, and ἀκή, acies, acuo.) A cognate root apparently is עָצַן, which see.
Hiphil הֶאֱזִין (as if Ohren machen, to make ears) to prick up the ears; die Ohren fpi&0000;en, ἐνωτίζεσθαι (Arab. أَذَنَ id.), hence to listen. Construed, followed by an accus., Genesis 4:23; Job 33:1 לְ Job 34:2 אֶל Psalms 77:2 עַל Proverbs 17:4 עַד Numbers 23:18, of person and thing. Specially, to hear and answer, used of God, Psalms 5:2, 17:1 39:13 54:4 Job 9:16 to obey, to hear and obey, used of men, followed by a dat. Nehemiah 9:30; Exodus 15:26.-Fut. 1 pers. אָזִין for אַאֲזִין Job 32:11 Part. מֵזִין for מֶאֱזִין Proverbs 17:4.
II. אָזַן Arab. وَزَنَ to weigh, whence מֹאזְנַיִם scales. It only occurs in
Piel אִזֵּן to weigh, to ponder, Ecclesiastes 12:9. Followed by the syn. חִקֵּר. Rabbin. אֻזַּן to be weighed, proved.