BDB591 [H589]

אֲנִי, אָ֫נִי pronoun 1 singular, common I (, אֲנָא, , ) Gen 6:17; Gen 9:9; Gen 9:12 + often Following a participle as its subject (to express mostly either a true present or the futurum instans [immanent future]) Gen 18:17 הַמְכַסֶּה אֲנִי Amos I hiding from Abraham that which, etc., Judg 15:3; 1Sam 3:13; Jer 1:12; Jer 38:14; Jer 44:29 (see Dr§ 135,4). Appended to a verb, it expresses, in early Hebrew, a real emphasis, as Judg 8:23 לֹא אֶמְשֹׁל אֲנִי בָּכֶם I will not rule over you, 2Sam 12:28 lest I take the city, 2Sam 17:15 thus and thus did Ahitophel counsel, and thus and thus יָעַצְתִּי אָ֫נִי did I counsel; but in later Hebrew It is sometimes pelonastc, Eccl 2:11; Eccl 2:15; Eccl 2:18; Eccl 2:20 +. In response to a question, אָ֫נִי alone = I am, It is I, Gen 27:24; Judg 13:11; 1Kgs 18:8 +. With הֲֶ הַאֲנִי Isa 66:9. (Synonym אָנֹכִּי, q. v.)

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