H8172 שׁען - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to support one’s self

KJV Usage: lean, lie, rely, rest (on, self), stay.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to lean on, trust in, support
a. (Niphal) to lean, lean upon, support oneself
1. of trust in God (fig)
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2434
Parts of Speech: Verb

to lean
1) to lean on, trust in, support
1a) (Niphal) to lean, lean upon, support oneself
1a1) of trust in God (fig)

View how H8172 שׁען is used in the Bible

22 occurrences of H8172 שׁען

Genesis 18:4 and rest yourselves
Numbers 21:15 and lieth
Judges 16:26 that I may lean
2 Samuel 1:6 leaned
2 Kings 5:18 there, and he leaneth
2 Kings 7:2 leaned
2 Kings 7:17 he leaned
2 Chronicles 13:18 because they relied
2 Chronicles 14:11 for we rest
2 Chronicles 16:7 to him, Because thou hast relied
2 Chronicles 16:7 and not relied
2 Chronicles 16:8 yet, because thou didst rely
Job 8:15 He shall lean
Job 24:23 on which he resteth;
Proverbs 3:5 and lean
Isaiah 10:20 lean
Isaiah 10:20 them; but shall lean
Isaiah 30:12 and relied
Isaiah 31:1 and rely
Isaiah 50:10 and rely
Ezekiel 29:7 and when they leaned
Micah 3:11 yet will they lean

Distinct usage

2 leaned
2 and rely
1 and rest yourselves
1 and lieth
1 that I may lean
1 he leaned
1 on which he resteth;
1 lean
1 them; but shall lean
1 and relied
1 yet will they lean
1 for we rest
1 there, and he leaneth
1 because they relied
1 and when they leaned
1 to him, Because thou hast relied
1 and not relied
1 and lean
1 yet, because thou didst rely
1 He shall lean

Corresponding Greek Words

shaan ni. see G1879 st. ep ana pauo
shaan ni. see G3982 peitho
shaan ni. G1679 elpizo
shaan ni. G1869 ep airo
shaan ni. G1991 epi sterizo
shaan ni. G2711 kata psucho

Related words


H824 אשׁען 'esh‛ân
From H8172; support; Eshan, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: Eshean.

H4937 משׁען משׁען mish‛ên mish‛ân
משׁען משׁען
mish‛ên mish‛ân
mish-ane', mish-awn'
From H8172; a support (concretely), that is, (figuratively) a protector or sustenance

KJV Usage: stay.