H238 אזן - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; probably to expand; but used only as a denominative from H241; to broaden out the ear (with the hand), that is, (by implication) to listen

KJV Usage: give (perceive by the) ear, hear (-ken). See H239.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to hear, listen
a. (Hiphil)
1. to hear, listen, give ear
2. to be obedient, harken
3. to hear or listen to prayers (of God)
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 57
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H238 אזן is used in the Bible

First 30 of 41 occurrences of H238 אזן

Genesis 4:23 hearken
Exodus 15:26 and wilt give ear
Numbers 23:18 hearken
Deuteronomy 1:45 nor give ear
Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear,
Judges 5:3 give ear,
2 Chronicles 24:19 against them: but they would not give ear.
Nehemiah 9:30 yet would they not listen:
Job 9:16 that he had hearkened
Job 32:11 I gave ear
Job 33:1 and hearken
Job 34:2 men; and give ear
Job 34:16 this: hearken
Job 37:14 Hearken
Psalms 5:1 Give ear
Psalms 17:1 give ear
Psalms 39:12 and give ear
Psalms 49:1 give ear,
Psalms 54:2 give ear
Psalms 55:1 Give ear
Psalms 77:1 and he gave ear
Psalms 78:1 Give ear,
Psalms 80:1 Give ear,
Psalms 84:8 give ear,
Psalms 86:6 Give ear,
Psalms 135:17 but they hear
Psalms 140:6 hear
Psalms 141:1 to me; give ear
Psalms 143:1 give ear
Proverbs 17:4 giveth ear

Distinct usage

7 Give ear,
7 Give ear
3 hearken
3 and give ear,
2 and give ear
1 and wilt give ear
1 nor give ear
1 against them: but they would not give ear.
1 yet would they not listen:
1 that he had hearkened
1 I gave ear
1 and hearken
1 men; and give ear
1 this: hearken
1 and he gave ear
1 but they hear
1 hear
1 to me; give ear
1 giveth ear
1 Give ye ear,
1 Who among you will give ear
1 nor perceived by the ear,
1 ye, and give ear;
1 and give ye ear,

Corresponding Greek Words

azan hi G191 akouo
azan hi. G1522 eis akouo
azan hi. G1801 enotizomai
azan hi. G1873 ep akouo
azan hi. G4337 pros echodoreo
azan hi. G5219 hupakouo