H389 אך - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

Akin to H403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only

KJV Usage: also, in any wise, at least, but, certainly, even, howbeit, nevertheless, notwithstanding, only, save, surely of a surety, truly, verily, + wherefore, yet (but).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. indeed, surely (emphatic)
2. howbeit, only, but, yet (restrictive)
Origin: akin to H403
TWOT: 84
Parts of Speech: Adverb

1) indeed, surely (emphatic)
2) howbeit, only, but, yet (restrictive)

View how H389 אך is used in the Bible

22 occurrences of H389 אך

Genesis 7:23 only
Genesis 9:4 But
Genesis 9:5 And surely
Genesis 18:32 yet
Genesis 26:9 Behold, surely
Genesis 27:30 had yet
Genesis 29:14 to him, Surely
Exodus 12:15 even
Exodus 12:16 in them, except
Exodus 21:21 However,
Exodus 31:13 Verily
Leviticus 11:4 Nevertheless
Leviticus 23:27 Also
Numbers 22:20 with them; but yet
Joshua 22:19 However,
Judges 7:19 and they had but
1 Samuel 8:9
1 Samuel 21:4 themselves at least
2 Kings 5:7 therefore
Psalms 37:8 not thyself in any way
Jeremiah 10:19 Truly
Lamentations 2:16 certainly

Distinct usage

2 However,
1 Behold, surely
1 to him, Surely
1 in them, except
1 Nevertheless
1 with them; but yet
1 themselves at least
1 therefore
1 Truly
1 certainly
1 But
1 And surely
1 yet
1 Also
1 only
1 even
1 Verily
1 had yet
1 and they had but
1 not thyself in any way

Corresponding Greek Words

akh G3440 & G3441 monos
akh G2481 isos
akh G3568 nun
akh G3689 ontos
akh G3708 horao
akh G3778 houtos, haute, touto
akh G4133 plen

Related words


H403 אכן 'âkên

From H3559 (compare H3651); firmly; figuratively surely; also (adversely) but

KJV Usage: but, certainly, nevertheless, surely, truly, verily.