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hen: lo! behold!
Original Word: הֵן
Part of Speech: demonstrative adverb; interjection; hypothetical particle; conjunction
Transliteration: hen
Phonetic Spelling: (hane)
Short Definition: behold

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. interj.
lo! behold!
NASB Translation
behold (79), even (1), good (1), here (1), if (12), lo (1), look (1), see (1), since (1), though (1).

II. הֵן100 (הֶןֿ Numbers 23:9,24; Job 8:19,20; Job 13:1; Job 26:14; Job 33:6,12,29; Job 36:5,22,26; הֵןֿ Job 13:15; Job 36:30; Job 41:1 +)

demonstrative adverb or

interjection lo! behold (on etymology see הִנֵּה), less widely used than הִנֵּה, and in prose mostly confined to calling attention to some fact upon which action is to be taken, or a conclusion based;

a. Genesis 3:22 הֵן הָאָדָם הָיָה behold the man is become as one of us, & now lest, etc., Genesis 4:14 behold, thou hast driven me forth etc., Genesis 11:6; Genesis 15:3; Genesis 19:34; Genesis 27:11; Genesis 29:7; Genesis 30:34 (nearly = yea), Exodus 5:5; Exodus 6:12,30; Leviticus 10:18,19; Numbers 17:27; Deuteronomy 5:21 (in prose only in Pentateuch (23 t.) and Ezekiel 18:4 in this usage); in poetry, used more freely, but chiefly in Isa2 & Job, — Numbers 23:9,24 (Balaam) Isaiah 23:13; Isaiah 32:1; Isaiah 33:7; Psalm 51:7; Psalm 51:8; Psalm 68:34; Psalm 78:20; Psalm 139:4; Proverbs 11:31 (stating the premiss to a conclusion introduced by אַף כִּי, q. v.), Proverbs 24:12: elsewhere (except in senses b, c) only in Isa2 (23 t.) & Job (31 t), as Isaiah 40:15 (twice in verse); Isaiah 41:11,24,29; Isaiah 50:1,2,9 (twice in verse); Isaiah 50:11; Job 4:18; Job 15:15; Job 25:5 (in these three passages before אַף or אַף כִּי), Job 9:1,12 etc. (see above).

b. as a hypothetical particle, propounding a possibility, if (so Late Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, Mandean, Palmyrene (ZMG 1888, 404); on the contrary Syriac , Palestinian ᵑ7 אִין, also Palmyrene (ib. p. 415), Arabic with א), a special application or development of the use a: Exodus 4:1 והן לא יאמינו לי and behold ( = and suppose) they will not believe me ? etc., Leviticus 25:20 and if (וְכִי) ye say, What shall we eat the 7th year ? הֵן לֹא נִזְרַע behold, we shall not sow etc. (i.e. supposing we do not sow), Isaiah 54:15; Job 40:23; 2Chronicles 7:13 (twice in verse) (2Chronicles 7:13 b וְאִם); stating the ground on which a question is based, Exodus 8:22 (וְלֹא = הֲלֹא), Jeremiah 3:1; Haggai 2:12 (see הֵן Aramaic b).

c. if, whether, in an indirect question, Jeremiah 2:10 רְאוּ הֵן הָֽיְתָה כָּזֹאת (but Gr הֲנִהְיְתָה); compare אִם 2b, and הֵן Aramaic 3

הֵן conjunction if, whether (Biblical Hebrew הֵן, q. v.: Zenjirli, Egyptian Aramaic (S-CPap. A 7 +), Palmyrene, Nabataean הן, Mandean הין if [ᵑ7Onk Jon use אם, ᵑ7Jer אין, Syriac ]); —

1 if, Daniel 2:6; Daniel 3:15,17; Daniel 4:24; Daniel 5:16; Ezra 4:13,16; Ezra 5:17, הֵן לָא ֗֗֗ Daniel 2:5,9; Daniel 3:15; Daniel 3:18 הֵן לָ֔א if not.

2 repeated, הֵן ֗֗֗ הֵן sive ... sive, whether ... or (compare Biblical Hebrew אִם, 1b 1), Ezra 7:26 (so PalmyreneTariff ii.c.19).

3 in indirect question, whether (compare אִם, 2b), Ezra 5:17b יִתְבַּקַּר ֗֗֗ הֵן אִיתַי ֗֗֗ . — See also לָהֵן. p. 50, 243, 1099

הַסִּק etc., see סלק Haph`el

הרהר (check of following, ᵑ7 הַרְהֵר, Late Hebrew הִרְהֵר reflect, brood impurely DWB 112; Syriac is injure, irritate, quarrel PS).

behold, if, lo, though

A primitive particle; lo!; also (as expressing surprise) if -- behold, if, lo, though.

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