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Strong's #3651 - כֵּן

Transliteration
kên
Phonetics
kane
Origin
from (H3559)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
964a,964b
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) so, therefore, thus (adverb)

1a) thus, so

1b) just so

1c) therefore

1d) so ... as (paired with adverb)

1e) then

1f) forasmuch as (in phrase)

1g) (with preposition)

1g1) therefore, this being so (specific)

1g2) hitherto

1g3) therefore, on this ground (general)

1g4) afterwards

1g5) in such case

2) right, just, honest, true, veritable (adjective)

2a) right, just, honest

2b) correct

2c) true, veritable

2d) true!, right!, correct! (in assent)

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (41)
Genesis 15
Exodus 7
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 2
Esther 1
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Amos 1
Zechariah 1
NAS (556)
Genesis 24
Exodus 37
Leviticus 8
Numbers 27
Deuteronomy 17
Joshua 13
Judges 17
1 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 23
1 Kings 21
2 Kings 12
1 Chronicles 7
2 Chronicles 14
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 5
Esther 11
Job 13
Psalms 21
Proverbs 15
Ecclesiastes 5
Song of Solomon 2
Isaiah 53
Jeremiah 76
Ezekiel 80
Hosea 6
Joel 2
Amos 10
Micah 6
Nahum 2
Zephaniah 2
Haggai 3
Zechariah 8
HCS (622)
Genesis 50
Exodus 37
Leviticus 9
Numbers 22
Deuteronomy 18
Joshua 12
Judges 12
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 23
1 Kings 22
2 Kings 11
1 Chronicles 6
2 Chronicles 14
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 5
Esther 9
Job 21
Psalms 29
Proverbs 11
Ecclesiastes 6
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 66
Jeremiah 87
Lamentations 3
Ezekiel 78
Hosea 8
Joel 1
Amos 10
Jonah 1
Micah 6
Habakkuk 5
Zephaniah 2
Haggai 4
Zechariah 8
BSB (785)
Genesis 75
Exodus 51
Leviticus 12
Numbers 38
Deuteronomy 24
Joshua 18
Judges 22
1 Samuel 26
2 Samuel 30
1 Kings 24
2 Kings 14
1 Chronicles 9
2 Chronicles 17
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 6
Esther 13
Job 22
Psalms 35
Proverbs 18
Ecclesiastes 7
Song of Solomon 3
Isaiah 77
Jeremiah 101
Lamentations 3
Ezekiel 86
Hosea 10
Joel 2
Amos 11
Jonah 1
Micah 6
Nahum 2
Habakkuk 5
Zephaniah 2
Haggai 4
Zechariah 9
ESV (683)
Genesis 26
Exodus 240
Numbers 17
Deuteronomy 13
Joshua 3
Judges 12
1 Samuel 13
2 Samuel 11
1 Kings 12
2 Kings 9
1 Chronicles 5
2 Chronicles 11
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 3
Esther 9
Job 12
Psalms 15
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 3
Song of Solomon 48
Isaiah 38
Jeremiah 69
Ezekiel 78
Hosea 5
Amos 9
Micah 6
Zephaniah 2
Haggai 2
Zechariah 4
WEB (38)
Genesis 13
Exodus 7
Numbers 3
Deuteronomy 1
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
2 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Proverbs 1
Ecclesiastes 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 1
Amos 1
Zechariah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1244) nk (כנ KN) AC: Stand CO: Root AB: Sure: The pictograph k is a picture of the open palm, the n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "opening of a seed". When the seed opens the roots begin to form the base of the plant by going down into the soil. The plant rises out of the ground forming the stalk of the plant. A tall tree can only stand tall and firm because of the strong root system which supports it.

A) nk (כנ KN) AC: ? CO: Base AB: ?: The base that supports that which stands firm.

Nm) nk (כנ KN) - I. So:A firmness in a situation. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Firm:A standing tall and firm. An upright person of column. III. Base:The base which provides support as well as a persons home or family as a base. IV. Gnat:Possibly as a firm standing insect. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (74): foot, estate, base, office, place, well, so, thus, like, well, such, howbeit, state, after, that, following, therefore, wherefore, lice, manner - Strongs: H3651 (כֵּן), H3652 (כֵּן), H3653 (כֵּן), H3654 (כֵּן)

Nf1) enk (כנה KNH) - Stalk: The base and support of a plant. KJV (2): vineyard - Strongs: H3657 (כַּנָּה), H3661 (כָּנַן)

pf1) emnk (כנמה KNMH) - So: A firmness in a situation. [Aramaic only] KJV (5): thus, so, sort, manner - Strongs: H3660 (כְּנֵמָא)

kcf1) enfkm (מכונה MKWNH) - Base: What is firm and supports something. KJV (23): base - Strongs: H4350 (מְכֹנָה)

kdf1) enfkm (מכונה MKWNH) - Base: What is firm and supports something. KJV (1): base - Strongs: H4369 (מְכֻנָה)

C) nka (אכנ AKN) AC: Firm CO: ? AB: ?: A firm or sure position.

Nm) nka (אכנ AKN) - Surely: To be firm in something. [df: Ka] KJV (40): also, but, certainly, even, howbeit, least, nevertheless, notwithstanding, only, save, scarce, surely, sure, truly, verily, wherefore, yet - Strongs: H389 (אַךְ), H403 (אָכֵן)

G) nek (כהנ KHN) AC: Adorn CO: Priest AB: ?: The base which supports the people.

V) nek (כהנ KHN) - Adorn: To put on special ornaments or garments for a special office or event. (see Isaiah 61:10) KJV (23): (vf: Piel) minister, execute, deck, office, priest - Strongs: H3547 (כָּהַן)

Nm) nek (כהנ KHN) - Priest: [Aramaic only] KJV (8): priest - Strongs: H3549 (כָּהֵן)

df1) enfek (כהונה KHWNH) - Priesthood: The group of those who support the community. KJV (14): priesthood, priests office - Strongs: H3550 (כְּהֻנָּה)

gm) nefk (כוהנ KWHN) - Priest: KJV (750): priest, chief, officer, prince - Strongs: H3548 (כֹּהֵן)

H) enk (כנה KNH) AC: Support CO: Flatter AB: ?: Words or names that are given in support of another.

V) enk (כנה KNH) - Flatter: To give words or a name of honor. KJV (4): (vf: Piel) surname, flattering title - Strongs: H3655 (כָּנָה)

J) nfk (כונ KWN) AC: Firm CO: Foundation AB: ?

V) nfk (כונ KWN) - Firm: To set something firmly in place, either physically or with words. KJV (219): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Hophal) prepare, establish, ready, provide, right, fix, set, direct, order, fashion, certain, confirm, firm - Strongs: H3559 (כּוּן)

Nm) nfk (כונ KWN) - Cake: As firmly pressed. KJV (2): cake - Strongs: H3561 (כַּוָּן)

am) nfkm (מכונ MKWN) - Foundation: A firm place of support. KJV (17): place, habitation, foundation - Strongs: H4349 (מָכוֹן)

if1) enfkt (תכונה TKWNH) - Foundation: KJV (1): seat - Strongs: H8499 (תְּכוּנָה)

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AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2024
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. כֵּן adjective right, veritable, honest (properly firm, upright; Syriac recte PS1662) — absolute כֵּן Exodus 10:29 + (on possibly construct see

2 near the end); plural כֵּנִים Genesis 42:11,19,31,33,34; —

1 right, usually indecl., often as substantive a right thing, especially with vbb. dicendi Exodus 10:29 (J) כֵּן דִּבַּרְתָּ, Numbers 27:7 כֵּן דֹּבְרֹת, Numbers 36:5 (both P); כֵּן יַאֲרִיךְ Proverbs 28:2 (the) right (i.e. order and justice) shall last long (see De Now VB); = adverb aright, of pronunciation Judges 12:6; also with verb agendi Ecclesiastes 8:10 (on Isaiah 33:23 see III. כֵּן below כנן); right well Psalm 65:10; (Che; al. = so); with לֹא, as adjective, not right דְּבָרִיםאֲשֶׁר לֹאכֵֿן 2 Kings 17:9 things which were not right (verb agendi); of heart of a fool Proverbs 15:7; Jeremiah 23:10; as substantive = what is not right, upright Jeremiah 8:6; with verb agendi לֹאכֵֿן 2 Kings 7:9 that which is not right we are doing, Jeremiah 48:30b.

2 veritable, true, כֵּןצְֿדָקָה Proverbs 11:19 the veritable of righteousness = true righteousness; Isaiah 16:6 = Jeremiah 48:30 a may be either their boastings are not true or (Thes Che Di Du Gr Gie and others) the untruth of their boastings (לֹאכֵֿן as compound construct); absolute, in assent to something already said, Right! Correct! True! Joshua 2:4.

3 plural concrete honest (men) Genesis 42:11,19,31,33,34 (all E). — II. כֵּן thus, so, see below; III. כֵּן place, base, see below כנן; IV. [כֵּן], כִּנִּם, כִּנָּם, see below כנן.

I. כֵּן adverb so (PH. Late Hebrew ᵑ7 id.; Syriac is then, Arabic , , but: probably from the demonstrative √ ka, found in כִּי etc., Kö ii. 1,254); (הִיא) כֶּןהֿוּא Genesis 44:10 4t.: — so (i.e. usually, as has been described or commanded, with reference to what has preceded), mostly of manner, but sometimes also of quantity, quality, or degree:

1. a. Judges 5:31 כן יאבדו so perish thy enemies, Job 5:27 הִיאכֶּןֿ, Job 8:13 כן ארחות כל שׁכחי אל, Proverbs 6:29; Proverbs 8:13; 2 Samuel 16:23; Isaiah 36:6; Isaiah 47:15 כן היו לך, Numbers 13:33 וכן היינו בעיניהם; Numbers 9:16 כָן יהיה תמיד Exodus 10:14 (twice in verse) לא היה כן ארבה׳כמהו וג (i. e. in such numbers), 1 Kings 10:12 כן עצי אלמגים לא בא, 1 Kings 10:20; 2 Chronicles 1:12 (twice in verse), Judges 21:14 להם כןולא מצאו and they did not suffice for them so (namely in such numbers of them as there were); 1 Kings 6:26 וכן הכרוב השׁני, Ezekiel 41:7; ׳וכן ל Exodus 27:11; 1 Kings 10:29; Ezekiel 40:16; 2 Chronicles 35:12, compare 1 Chronicles 23:30; ׳כן ל Exodus 25:33 (compare Exodus 26:24), Joshua 21:40.

b. the force ofכֵּן has sometimes to be elicited from the context : 1 Kings 2:7 כי כן קרבו אלי (that Isaiah , with kindness such as that enjoined in v a), 1 Kings 20:40 כן משׁפטך, Jeremiah 14:10 לנועכן אהבו (i.e. not less than ׳י has withdrawn from them Jeremiah 14:9, Gf Ke; Gie proposes אָכֵן), Psalm 61:9 שִׁמְךָכֵּן אֲזַמְּרָה (Hi כְּצִדְקְךָ, implied in Jeremiah 14:6-8), Psalm 63:3 חֲזִיתִךָכֵּן בַּקֹּדֶשׁ (that Isaiah , with the longings of Psalm 63:2), Psalm 63:5 אֲבָרֶכְךָ בְחַיָּיכֵּן (that is כְּרֹב חַסְדְּךָ Psalm 63:4), Psalm 65:10 כִּי כֵן תְּכִינֶהָ (i.e. so Generously, Psalm 65:10), Psalm 90:12 לִמְנוֺת יָמֵינוּ כֵּן הוֺדַע (Hi ׳כְּיִרְאַת י Psalm 90:11), Psalm 127:2 כֵּן יִתֵּן לִידִידוֺ שֵׁנָא (that Isaiah , as abundantly; but Che אָכֵן), Proverbs 24:14 (see Proverbs 24:13), Isaiah 52:14 כֵּן מִשְׁחַת מֵאִישׁ מַרְאֵהוּ (sufficiently to justify שׁממו עליך רבים).

c.כן occurs frequently in particular phrases, as ( a) with הָיָה, especially ויהי כן and it was so Genesis 1:7,9,11 +, 2 Kings 2:10 if thou seest me taken from thee יהילֿך כן let it be to thee so (that Isaiah , as thou desirest), 2 Kings 7:20, with עשׂה (especially וַיַּעַשׂ, וַיַּעֲשׂוּ) Genesis 29:28; Genesis 42:20; Genesis 45:21 + often, Judges 7:16 וְכֵן תַּעֲשׂוּמִמֶּנִּי תִּרְאוּ, + ׳ל Genesis 42:25 ויעשׂ להם כן, Exodus 22:29; Exodus 23:11 ׳כן תעשׂה ל, Deuteronomy 22:3; 2 Samuel 12:31; 1 Kings 11:8 (compare 1 Kings 6:33; 1 Kings 7:18); Genesis 29:26 לא יֵעָשֶׂה כן במקומנו, Genesis 34:7; 2 Samuel 13:12; rarer usages, דִּבֶּר כֵּן Exodus 6:9, אמר כן 1 Kings 22:8, כֵּן אמרתם Ezekiel 11:5; Ezekiel 33:10, ׳אָמֵן כֵּן יאֹמַר י 1 Kings 1:36 (compare Jeremiah 28:6), וגם שׁאול אבי יֹדֵעַ כֵּן 1 Samuel 23:17; אָהֵב כֵּן (idiomatic) to love (it) so, Jeremiah 5:31; Amos 4:5; ( b) Genesis 50:3 ימלאו ימי החנֻטים כי כן (compare Judges 14:10; 2 Samuel 13:18; Esther 2:12); ( c) alone, אִם כֵּן if it be so Genesis 25:22; Genesis 43:11; כִּיכֵֿןוַיִּרְאוּ 1 Samuel 5:7, יָדַעְתִּי כִּיכֵֿן Job 9:2; ( d) לא כן not so (namely as has been described or implied), with a substantive Numbers 12:7 לא כן עבדי משׁה, 2 Samuel 20:21; 2 Samuel 23:5; Psalm 1:4; Job 9:35b כילֿאכֿן אנכי עמדי not so am I with myself (i.e. I am not conscious of being one who would fear him, v a), with a verb Deuteronomy 18:14 ואתה׳לא כן נתן לך י (not so, — namely as implied in v a), 2 Samuel 18:14; Isaiah 10:7 לא כן יְדַמֶּה, לא כן יחשׁב, absolute Genesis 48:18 לא כן אבי, Exodus 10:11.

2 Often, to emphasize the agreement, in answer to כְּ, and כַּאֲשֶׁר: namely

a.כְּ ֗֗֗ כֵּן, ( a) Genesis 44:10 = Joshua 2:21 כדבריכם כֶּןהֿוּא according to your words, so be it, 1 Samuel 25:25 כי כשׁמו כֶּןהֿוּא, Psalm 48:11; Proverbs 23:7 כֶּןהֿוּא (after conjunction כְּמוֺ), Ezekiel 42:11 כְּאָרְכָּן כֵּן רָחְבָּן; ( b) Leviticus 27:12 כְּעֶרְכְּךָ כֵּן יִהְיֶה, 2 Samuel 13:35; Numbers 8:4; Numbers 9:14; Numbers 15:20; Deuteronomy 8:20; Judges 11:10, so after כְּפִי Numbers 6:21; ( c) כְּכֹל ֗֗֗ כֵּן ֗֗֗ 1 Samuel 8:8; 2 Samuel 7:17; Jeremiah 42:5; ( d) in similes, ( a) 2 Samuel 14:17 כן׳אדני המלךכמלאך הא, Jeremiah 18:6; Psalm 123:2; Psalm 127:4; Proverbs 10:26; Proverbs 26:8,19; Proverbs 27:8,19; Song of Solomon 2:2,3; (β) Joel 2:4 כְּפָרָשִׁים כֵּן יְרוּצוּן, Isaiah 31:5; Isaiah 38:14; Psalm 103:15; Proverbs 26:1,2; (γ) Psalm 42:2 כאיל תערג ֗֗֗ כן׳נפשׁי וג like the hind which etc., Psalm 83:16; Isaiah 61:11; Isaiah 63:14; Job 7:3, so after כמו Isaiah 26:17; (δ) Jeremiah 2:26 גַּנָּב ֗֗֗ כֵּן הוֺבִישׁוּכְּבשֶׁת, Jeremiah 6:7; Jeremiah 34:5 (read כְּמשׂרפות), Ezekiel 22:22 (compare Ezekiel 22:20), Ezekiel 23:44; Ezekiel 34:12; compare (of degree) Ezekiel 35:15 (omitted by ᵐ5 Co), Hosea 4:7 כְּרֻבָּם כֵּן חָָֽטְאוּ לִי. Of time (un-common) 1 Samuel 9:13 כְּבֹאֲכֶם הָעִיר כֵּן תִּמְצְאוּן אֹתוֺ.

b. Ezra 10:12 כן כדבריך עלינו לעשׂות.

c.֗֗֗ כֵּן ֗֗֗ כַּאֲשֶׁר, ( a) Exodus 7:6 כן עשׂו׳כאשׁר צוה י, Exodus 12:28,50; Exodus 39:43 (compare Exodus 27:8), Numbers 8:22 (compare Numbers 5:4), Numbers 17:26; Numbers 36:10; Joshua 14:5 (all P); Genesis 41:13 כאשׁר פתר כן היה, Joshua 10:1,39; Joshua 11:15; Judges 1:7; Judges 15:11 b Psalm 48:9; ( b) (frequently) Numbers 2:17 כֵּן יִסָּ֑עוּכאשׁר יַחֲנוּ, Exodus 1:12 (of degree = the more . . . the more) כַּאֲשֶׁר יְעַנּוּ אֹתוֺ כֵּן יִרְבֶּה וְכֵן יִפְרֹץ; ( c) Genesis 6:22 אשׁר צוה אתו אלהים כן עשׂהככל, Exodus 39:32,42; Exodus 40:16; Numbers 1:54; Numbers 2:34; Numbers 8:20; Numbers 9:5 (all P), compare Exodus 25:9 (וְכֵן), simil. 2 Samuel 9:11; 2 Kings 16:11, compare Joshua 1:17; Jeremiah 42:20; ( d) Exodus 27:8 הֶרְאָה אתך כן יעשׂוכאשׁר, 2 Samuel 16:19; 1 Kings 2:38; Isaiah 20:4; Isaiah 52:14f.; with the same verb repeated Leviticus 24:19,20; Deuteronomy 28:63 כאשׁר שׂשׂ ֗֗֗ כן ישׂישׂ, Joshua 23:15; 1 Samuel 15:33; 1 Samuel 26:24; 1 Kings 1:37; Isaiah 10:11; Jeremiah 5:19; Jeremiah 31:28; Jeremiah 32:42; Jeremiah 42:18; Ezekiel 12:11; Ezekiel 20:36; Zechariah 7:13; Proverbs 24:29; Numbers 14:28 אעשׂהאם לא כאשׁר דברתם כן, Isaiah 14:24, so after הלא Isaiah 10:11, after asseverative כי 2 Samuel 3:9; 1 Kings 1:30; so ֗֗֗ כֵּן׳כָּלעֻֿמַּת שֶׁ Ecclesiastes 5:15; ( e) Judges 7:17b כאשׁר אעשׂה כן תעשׂון, Leviticus 27:14; Numbers 15:14, compare Jeremiah 39:12; ( f) in similes, Deuteronomy 12:22; Deuteronomy 22:26; Amos 3:12; Isaiah 65:8; Jeremiah 13:11.

d.כן כאשׁר ֗֗֗ , ( a) Exodus 7:10 ׳ויעשׂו כן כאשׁר צוה י, Exodus 7:20; Joshua 4:8; 2 Samuel 5:25; Ezekiel 12:7, compare Genesis 50:12; Numbers 8:3; iron. Amos 5:14 אתּכם כאשׁר׳אמרתם יהי כן י, Exodus 10:10; ( b) Genesis 18:5 כן תעשׂה כאשׁר דברת, Nehemiah 5:12. — Occasionally in poetry כאשׁר is not expressed : Isaiah 54:9 (De), Isaiah 55:9; Jeremiah 3:20; Job 7:9; Hosea 11:2 קראו להם כן הלכו מפניהם (of degree: so = in the same proportion), Psalm 48:6 המה ראו כן תמהו (i.e. in the same measure that they saw); Jeremiah 33:22 (according to many, but dubious; read probably כאשׁר Gie) it is represented by אשׁר (so Isaiah 54:9 Hi Ew Di): Judges 5:15 כ is not expressed. — Nahum 1:12 is probably corrupt; Zechariah 11:11 for כן עניי read כְּנַעֲנֵי. — כֹּה, כָּכָה, כָּזֹאת are synonyms, but differ considerably in usage.

3 With prepositions: —

a.אַחַרכֵּֿן, אַחֲרֵיכֵֿן, מֵאַחֲרֵיכֵֿן, literally after so, i.e. afterwards: see אַחַר.

b. בְּכֵן (late), literally in such circumstances, i.e. thereupon, then, Ecclesiastes 8:10; Esther 4:16 (ᵑ7בְּכֵין often for אָז; e.g. Exodus 15:1; Syr Jerusalem = τότε).

c. כֵּןכְּמוֺֿ Isaiah 51:6, according to some, like so, i.e. (Vrss Rabb) in like manner, or (De) like this (accompanied by a contemptuous gesture) = like a mere nothing: but see IV. כֵּן.

d.לָכֵן200 according to such conditions, that being Song of Solomon , therefore Numbers 16:11; 1 Samuel 27:6; Psalm 16:9; Psalm 73:6; Psalm 73:10; especially in prophets, where it often introduces, after statement of the grounds, a divine declaration or command: Judges 10:13; 2 Kings 1:6; Amos 4:12; Isaiah 5:13,14,24; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 10:16; Isaiah 16:7; Isaiah 27:9; Jeremiah 6:15; Jeremiah 8:10 etc.; ׳לכן כה אמר י 2 Kings 21:12; Isaiah 10:24; Isaiah 28:16; Isaiah 29:22; Isaiah 30:12; Isaiah 37:33; Jeremiah 5:14; Jeremiah 6:21 + often; followed by נאם האדון Isaiah 1:24; ׳נאם י 1 Samuel 2:30; Jeremiah 2:9; ׳לכן הנה ימים באים נאם י Jeremiah 7:32; Jeremiah 16:14; Jeremiah 19:6 +; ׳לכן חי אני נאם י Ezekiel 5:11; Ezekiel 35:6,11; Zephaniah 2:9; הנני ֗֗֗ לכן 1 Kings 14:10; Hosea 2:8; Hosea 2:16; Isaiah 29:14; Jeremiah 16:21; Ezekiel 16:37; Ezekiel 22:19; b Ezekiel 25:4,7,9 +; לכן אֱמֹר Exodus 6:6; Numbers 25:12 (both P), Ezekiel 11:16,17; Ezekiel 14:6; Ezekiel 20:30; Ezekiel 33:25; Ezekiel 36:22; לָכֵן דַּבֵּר Ezekiel 14:4; Ezekiel 20:27; לָכֵן הִנָּכֵא Ezekiel 11:4; Ezekiel 36:3,6; Ezekiel 37:12; Ezekiel 38:14; . . . . לָכֵן שִׁמְעוּ Isaiah 28:14; Isaiah 51:21; Jeremiah 6:18; Jeremiah 44:26 +. In answer to יען, Numbers 20:12 (P), 1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 1:16; 2 Kings 21:12; 2 Kings 22:20; Isaiah 29:14; Isaiah 30:13; Jeremiah 19:6 +, Ezekiel 5:8; Ezekiel 13:23 +; Song of Solomon , once, וְלָכֵן Isaiah 8:7; to כי Isaiah 28:16; Jeremiah 35:17; על Jeremiah 9:14; אם Jeremiah 23:38; Jeremiah 42:15. Special usages: — ( a) idiomatic, in conversation, in reply to an objection, to state the ground upon which the answer is made; Genesis 4:15 therefore — this being so — whoso killeth Cain, etc., Genesis 30:15; Judges 8:7; Judges 11:8; 1 Samuel 28:2; 1 Kings 22:19; Job 20:2 (ᵐ5 in Genesis Kings Job , not perceiving the idiom, renders οὐχοὕτως (as though לאכֿן): so also strangely, elsewhere, as 1 Samuel 3:14; 2 Kings 1:4,6; 2 Kings 21:12). ( b) inferring the cause from the effect, or developing what is logically involved in a statement, Isaiah 26:14 b (compare De) therefore thou hast visited and destroyed them (not a consequence of v a 'the dead rise not,' but the development of what is implicit in it), Isaiah 61:7; Jeremiah 2:33; Jeremiah 5:2 (because namely אין אמונה Jeremiah 5:1), Job 34:25; Job 42:3. — Zechariah 11:7 read לִכְנַעֲנֵי הַצּאֹן.

e. עַדכֵּֿן hitherto (of time), as yet Nehemiah 2:16.

f.עַלכֵּֿן145 upon ground of such conditions, therefore (introducing, more Generally than לָכֵן, the statement of a fact, rather than a declaration: never used in the phrases noted under לָכֵן), Genesis 20:6; Genesis 42:21; Exodus 5:8,17; Exodus 16:29; Exodus 20:11; 1 Samuel 20:29; 1 Samuel 28:18; 2 Samuel 7:22,27; 1 Kings 20:23; Isaiah 5:25; Isaiah 9:16; Isaiah 13:7,13; Isaiah 15:4,7; Isaiah 16:9,11; Isaiah 17:10; Isaiah 21:3; Jeremiah 5:6,27; Jeremiah 10:21; Jeremiah 12:8; Jeremiah 20:11; Jeremiah 31:3,20; Ezekiel 7:20; Ezekiel 22:4; Ezekiel 31:5 etc., Psalm 1:5; Psalm 42:7; Psalm 45:3 c (the poet's inference from v a. b), Psalm 1:8; Psalm 110:7; Job 6:3; Job 9:22; Job 17:4; Job 20:21 etc., Song of Solomon 1:3; and regularly where the origin of a name, or custom, or proverb is assigned, Genesis 2:24 ׳עלכֿן יעזב אישׁ וג, Genesis 10:9 יֵאָמַ֔רעלכֿן, Genesis 11:9 עלכֿן קרא שׁמה בבל, Genesis 16:14; Genesis 19:22; Genesis 21:31; Genesis 25:30; Genesis 26:33; Genesis 29:34; Genesis 29:35; Genesis 30:6; Genesis 32:33; Genesis 47:22; Exodus 13:15; Exodus 15:23; Numbers 18:24; Numbers 21:14,27; Deuteronomy 10:9 (compare Deuteronomy 15:11,15; Deuteronomy 19:7; Deuteronomy 24:18,22), Joshua 7:26; Joshua 14:14; Judges 15:19; Judges 18:12; 1 Samuel 5:5; 1 Samuel 10:12; 1 Samuel 23:28 (? read Song of Solomon 1Samuel 27:6) 2 Samuel 5:8,20 etc.; הַעַלכֵּֿן Habakkuk 1:17. — Esther 9:26 the 2nd על כן (unless dittograph) points unusually onwards to האגרתעל כל דברי on this account, on account, namely, etc.

II. כֵּן see כון; III. כֵּן see I. כנן; IV. כֵּן see II. כנן. p. 467, below

adverb thus, as follows (Biblical Hebrew כֵּן; ᵑ7כֵּן, Syriac ); — usually with אֲמַר (אָמַ, etc.; compare Egyptian Aramaic CIS ii. 149 A 1, B-C 3 RÉS492 B 5), Daniel 2:24 וְכֵן אֲמַרלֵֿהּ, Daniel 2:25; Daniel 4:11; Daniel 6:7; Daniel 7:5,23; Ezra 5:3; Ezra 6:2 וְכֵןכְּֿ תִיב בְּגַוַּהּ.


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