4616. maan
Strong's Concordance
maan: purpose, intent
Original Word: מַ֫עַן
Part of Speech: substantive; preposition; conjunction; conjunction
Transliteration: maan
Phonetic Spelling: (mah'-an)
Short Definition: so
[מַ֫עַן] substantive purpose, intent, only with לְ, in לְמַ֫עַן271

preposition and

conjunction for the sake of, on account of, to the intent or in order that (abbreviated from מַעֲנֶה: compare מַ֫עַל; Köii. 116); — with suffix לְמַעֲנִי, לְמַעַנְךָ, and לְמַעַנְכֶם; — 1. preposition: —

a. Genesis 18:24 wilt thou ... not spare the place למען חמשׁים הציקים for the sake of the 50 righteous? Deuteronomy 30:6 חַיֶּיךָ ׳ל for thy life's sake, 1 Kings 8:41 the foreigner who comer from afar שְׁמֶ֑ךָ ׳ל, Isaiah 43:14 לְמַעַנְכֶם שִׁלַּחְתִּי בָבֶ֫לָה, Isaiah 45:4; Isaiah 62:1 ציון ׳ל, Isaiah 63:17 עבדיך ׳ל, Isaiah 65:8; Ezekiel 36:22 (twice in verse); Job 18:4; Psalm 122:8; Psalm 122:9; (׳עַבְדִּי ד) לְמַעַן דָּוִד, i.e. for the sake of David's memory, and the promises given to him, 1 Kings 11:12,13,32,34; 1 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19; 2 Kings 19:34 (= Isaiah 37:35), Isaiah 20:6 (all D2); לְמַעֲנִי (of ׳י) for my own sake, i.e. to vindicate my name, 2 Kings 19:34 (= Isaiah 37:35), 2 Kings 20:6; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 48:11 לְמַעֲנִי לְמַעֲנִי אֶעֲשֶׁה, so לְמַעַנְךָ Daniel 9:19, אֲדֹנָי ׳ל Daniel 9:17; ׳י is said (or entreated) to act (שִׁמְךָ, שְׁמִי) לְמַעַן שְׁמוֺ i.e. to maintain his reputation, or character, Psalm 23:3; Psalm 25:11; Psalm 31:4; Psalm 79:9; Psalm 106:8; Psalm 143:11; Jeremiah 14:7,21; Ezekiel 20:9,14,22,44; Isaiah 48:9; simile חַסְדְּךָ ׳ל (i.e. to maintain it consistently) Psalm 6:5; Psalm 44:27, טוּבְךָ ׳ל Psalm 25:7, צִדְקוֺ ׳ל Isaiah 42:21.

b. In view of, on account of (but not expressing causation distinctly, like מִן 2f, or מִמְּנֵי), Deuteronomy 3:26 בי לְמַעַנְכֶם ׳ויתעבר י on your account, 1 Kings 11:39 זֹאת ׳ל in view of this, שׁוֺרֲרַי ׳ל on account of my watchful foes, Psalm 5:9; Psalm 27:11, צורריך ׳ל Psalm 8:3, simil. Psalm 69:19; Psalm 48:12 (Psalm 97:8) משׁפטיך ׳ישמח הר ציון ֗֗֗ ל in view of thy judgments.

c. Sq. infinitive Genesis 18:19 ׳לְמַעַן הָבִיא י for the purpose of J.'s bringing = to the intent that J. might bring, Genesis 37:22 הַצִּיל ׳ל in order to rescue, Genesis 50:20; Exodus 1:11; Exodus 9:16; Exodus 10:1, etc., Deuteronomy 2:30; Deuteronomy 6:28, etc., 2 Kings 10:19; Jeremiah 7:10,18; Jeremiah 11:5; Jeremiah 50:34 (on הִרגיע, see עַד

2a b), Ezekiel 14:5; Ezekiel 21:5; Ezekiel 22:6 etc., Ezekiel 36:5, + often (Köiii.595 f.). Once, pleonastic, לְמַעַן לָמוּג לֵב Ezekiel 21:20 (compare כַּעֲבוּר לְ 1 Chronicles 19:3; but read probably הִמּוֺג).

2. conjunction (followed by imperfect): —

a. לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר Genesis 18:19 I have known him אשׁר יְצַוֶּה ׳ל to the end that he might command, etc., Deuteronomy 27:3; Joshua 3:4; 2 Samuel 13:5; Jeremiah 42:6; more often

b. without אשׁר, as Genesis 12:13 לְמַעַן יִיטַב לִי, Genesis 27:25; Exodus 4:5 יאמינו ׳ל, Exodus 8:6; Exodus 8:18; Exodus 9:29; Exodus 10:2; Isaiah 5:19; Isaiah 23:16; Psalm 9:15; Psalm 30:13; Psalm 48:14 + often (Köiii.571).

c. Sq. לֹא (a) אשׁר לֹא ׳ל Numbers 17:5; Deuteronomy 20:18; Ezekiel 31:14; Ezekiel 36:30; Ezekiel 46:18; (b) לֹא ׳ל Ezekiel 14:11; Ezekiel 19:9; Ezekiel 25:10; Ezekiel 26:20; Zechariah 12:7; Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:80; Psalm 125:3 (Köiii.574. Less common than לְבִלְתִּי or מִן with infinitive, or מֶּןֿ).


1לְמַעַן is always in order that, never merely so that ἐκβατικῶς); but sometimes, in rhetorical passages, the issue of a line of action, though really undesigned, is represented by it ironically as if it were designed: Deuteronomy 29:18 (see Dr) ׳סְפוֺת וגו ׳וְהִתְבָּרֵךְ כִּלְבָבוֺ ֗֗֗ ל and he congratulate himself ... in order to sweep away the moistened with the dry (i.e. to destroy all together), Isaiah 30:1; Isaiah 44:9 יֵבוֺשׁוּ ׳בל יראו ובל ידעו ל in orer that they may be put to shame, Jeremiah 7:18 הַכְעִיסֵנִי ׳ל, Jeremiah 7:19 בּשֶׁת פְנֵיהֶם ׳ל, Jeremiah 27:10,15; Jeremiah 32:29; Hosea 8:4 their silver, etc., they have made into idols יִכָרֵת ׳ל in order that it may be cut off (of course, not the real purpose of the idolatry), Amos 2:7; Micah 6:16: compare Psalm 51:6 (see Comn.) in order that thou mightest be just when thou judgest (that is, by manifesting thy justice in judgement on my sin). compare Qor 28:7 (FlKl. Schr. i. 397 f.).

Note 2. — In Joshua 4:24 for the anomalous יְרָאתֶם ׳ל, read infinitive יִרְאָתָם ׳ל in order that they might fear (Dr§ 14 Obs.): Nehemiah 6:13 לְמַעַן שָׂכוּר הוּא לְמַעַן אִירָא (si vera 1.) the first ׳ל points forwards, to this intent was he hired, to the intent that I should be afraid. — On Proverbs 16:4, see מַעֵנֶה above

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
because of, to the end intent that, for to,

From anah; properly, heed, i.e. Purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that -- because of, to the end (intent) that, for (to,... 'S sake), + lest, that, to.

see HEBREW anah

Forms and Transliterations
הַ֭לְמַעַנְךָ הלמענך וּלְמַ֖עַן וּלְמַ֙עַן֙ וּלְמַ֛עַן וּלְמַ֜עַן וּלְמַ֡עַן וּלְמַ֣עַן וּלְמַ֤עַן וּלְמַ֥עַן וּלְמַ֨עַן ולמען לְ֝מַ֗עַן לְ֠מַעַן לְ֭מַעַן לְמַ֕עַן לְמַ֖עַן לְמַ֗עַן לְמַ֙עַן֙ לְמַ֛עַן לְמַ֜עַן לְמַ֡עַן לְמַ֣עַן לְמַ֣עַן ׀ לְמַ֣עַנְכֶ֔ם לְמַ֤עַן לְמַ֤עַן ׀ לְמַ֥עַן לְמַ֧עַן לְמַ֨עַן לְמַֽעֲנְךָ֣ לְמַֽעֲנִ֔י לְמַֽעַן־ לְמַעֲנִ֑י לְמַעֲנִ֛י לְמַעֲנִ֧י לְמַעַן֩ לְמַעַן֮ לְמַעַן־ לְמַעַנְכֶ֛ם לְמַעַנְכֶ֞ם לְמַעַנְכֶ֣ם למען למען־ למעני למענך למענכם hal·ma·‘an·ḵā halma‘anḵā Halmaancha lə·ma·‘ă·nî lə·ma·‘an lə·ma·‘an- lə·ma·‘ăn·ḵā lə·ma·‘an·ḵem ləma‘an ləma‘an- ləma‘ănî ləma‘ănḵā ləma‘anḵem leMaan lemaanCha leMaanChem lemaaNi ū·lə·ma·‘an ūləma‘an uleMaan
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Strong's Hebrew 4616
272 Occurrences

hal·ma·‘an·ḵā — 1 Occ.
lə·ma·‘an — 243 Occ.
lə·ma·‘ăn·ḵā — 1 Occ.
lə·ma·‘an·ḵem — 4 Occ.
lə·ma·‘ă·nî — 6 Occ.
ū·lə·ma·‘an — 17 Occ.

Genesis 12:13
HEB: אֲחֹ֣תִי אָ֑תְּ לְמַ֙עַן֙ יִֽיטַב־ לִ֣י
NAS: that you are my sister so that it may go well
KJV: thou [art] my sister: that it may be well
INT: you are my sister you so may go because

Genesis 18:19
HEB: כִּ֣י יְדַעְתִּ֗יו לְמַעַן֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יְצַוֶּ֜ה
NAS: For I have chosen him, so that he may command
INT: for have chosen so what may command

Genesis 18:19
HEB: צְדָקָ֖ה וּמִשְׁפָּ֑ט לְמַ֗עַן הָבִ֤יא יְהוָה֙
NAS: and justice, so that the LORD
INT: righteousness and justice so may bring the LORD

Genesis 18:24
HEB: תִשָּׂ֣א לַמָּק֔וֹם לְמַ֛עַן חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים הַצַּדִּיקִ֖ם
NAS: the place for the sake of the fifty
KJV: the place for the fifty
INT: spare the place the sake of the fifty righteous

Genesis 27:25
HEB: מִצֵּ֣יד בְּנִ֔י לְמַ֥עַן תְּבָֽרֶכְךָ֖ נַפְשִׁ֑י
INT: game of my son's because of may bless my soul

Genesis 37:22
HEB: תִּשְׁלְחוּ־ ב֑וֹ לְמַ֗עַן הַצִּ֤יל אֹתוֹ֙
INT: no lay might rescue of their hands

Genesis 50:20
HEB: חֲשָׁבָ֣הּ לְטֹבָ֔ה לְמַ֗עַן עֲשֹׂ֛ה כַּיּ֥וֹם
NAS: it for good in order to bring about
KJV: unto good, to bring to pass,
INT: meant good order to bring present

Exodus 1:11
HEB: שָׂרֵ֣י מִסִּ֔ים לְמַ֥עַן עַנֹּת֖וֹ בְּסִבְלֹתָ֑ם
INT: captain discomfited because of to afflict hard

Exodus 4:5
HEB: לְמַ֣עַן יַאֲמִ֔ינוּ כִּֽי־
INT: because of may believe for

Exodus 8:10
HEB: וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ כִּדְבָ֣רְךָ֔ לְמַ֣עַן תֵּדַ֔ע כִּי־
INT: said to your word that you may know that

Exodus 8:22
HEB: שָׁ֖ם עָרֹ֑ב לְמַ֣עַן תֵּדַ֔ע כִּ֛י
NAS: of insects will be there, in order that you may know
KJV: [of flies] shall be there; to the end thou mayest know
INT: will be there swarms order you may know that

Exodus 9:16
HEB: אֶת־ כֹּחִ֑י וּלְמַ֛עַן סַפֵּ֥ר שְׁמִ֖י
NAS: you My power and in order to proclaim
INT: to show my power order to proclaim my name

Exodus 9:29
HEB: יִֽהְיֶה־ ע֔וֹד לְמַ֣עַן תֵּדַ֔ע כִּ֥י
INT: become longer that you may know for

Exodus 10:1
HEB: לֵ֣ב עֲבָדָ֔יו לְמַ֗עַן שִׁתִ֛י אֹתֹתַ֥י
INT: and the heart of his servants because of may perform signs

Exodus 10:2
HEB: וּלְמַ֡עַן תְּסַפֵּר֩ בְּאָזְנֵ֨י
INT: because of may tell the hearing

Exodus 11:7
HEB: וְעַד־ בְּהֵמָ֑ה לְמַ֙עַן֙ תֵּֽדְע֔וּן אֲשֶׁר֙
INT: or beast that you may understand how

Exodus 11:9
HEB: אֲלֵיכֶ֖ם פַּרְעֹ֑ה לְמַ֛עַן רְב֥וֹת מוֹפְתַ֖י
NAS: will not listen to you, so that My wonders
INT: about Pharaoh so will be multiplied my wonders

Exodus 13:9
HEB: בֵּ֣ין עֵינֶ֔יךָ לְמַ֗עַן תִּהְיֶ֛ה תּוֹרַ֥ת
INT: among eyes and it shall serve the law

Exodus 16:4
HEB: י֣וֹם בְּיוֹמ֔וֹ לְמַ֧עַן אֲנַסֶּ֛נּוּ הֲיֵלֵ֥ךְ
INT: A day's day because of may test will walk

Exodus 16:32
HEB: לְמִשְׁמֶ֖רֶת לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶ֑ם לְמַ֣עַן ׀ יִרְא֣וּ אֶת־
INT: of it be kept your generations because of may see the bread

Exodus 20:12
HEB: וְאֶת־ אִמֶּ֑ךָ לְמַ֙עַן֙ יַאֲרִכ֣וּן יָמֶ֔יךָ
INT: your father and your mother because of may be prolonged your days

Exodus 23:12
HEB: הַשְּׁבִיעִ֖י תִּשְׁבֹּ֑ת לְמַ֣עַן יָנ֗וּחַ שֽׁוֹרְךָ֙
NAS: you shall cease [from labor] so that your ox
INT: the seventh shall cease so may rest your ox

Exodus 33:13
HEB: דְּרָכֶ֔ךָ וְאֵדָ֣עֲךָ֔ לְמַ֥עַן אֶמְצָא־ חֵ֖ן
NAS: that I may know You, so that I may find
INT: your ways may know so may find favor

Leviticus 17:5
HEB: לְמַעַן֩ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יָבִ֜יאוּ
NAS: The reason is so that the sons
INT: the reason which may bring

Leviticus 20:3
HEB: נָתַ֣ן לַמֹּ֔לֶךְ לְמַ֗עַן טַמֵּא֙ אֶת־
NAS: to Molech, so as to defile
INT: has given to Molech so to defile my sanctuary

272 Occurrences

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