3985. maen
Strong's Concordance
maen: to refuse
Original Word: מָאֵן
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: maen
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-ane')
Short Definition: refused
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to refuse
NASB Translation
absolutely refuses (1), refuse (8), refused (26), refuses (4), refusing (2).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[מָאֵן verb Pi`el refuse (

Qal perhaps be distasteful, compare Syr, taeduit, piguit, Aph`el be slothful; Late Hebrew Pi`el, as term, techn. of girl, refuse to acknowledge marriage contract; possibly akin to Ethiopic reject; Arabic is sustain, maintain); —

Pi`el Perfect מֵאֵן Exodus 7:14 4t.; feminine singular מֵאֲנָה Jeremiah 15:18 3t.; מֵאַנְתָּ Exodus 10:3, etc.; Imperfect יְמָאֵן Exodus 22:16; וַיְמָאֵן Genesis 37:35 8t. etc.; Inf. abs מָאֵן Exodus 22:16; — refuse, (followed by Infinitive except 6 t. see below) human subject Genesis 37:35 (J), Jeremiah 31:15; Exodus 22:17 (twice in verse); Numbers 20:21; Numbers 22:14 (all E), Deuteronomy 25:7; 1 Samuel 8:19; 2 Samuel 2:23; 2 Samuel 13:9; 1 Kings 20:35; 1 Kings 21:15; Esther 1:12; Jeremiah 50:33 compare Job 6:7; Psalm 77:3; Proverbs 21:25; Jeremiah 15:18; without Infinitive וַיְמָאֵן וַיּאֹמֶר Genesis 39:8; Genesis 48:19 (both J), 1 Samuel 28:23;; also 2 Kings 5:16; especially of refusing to obey ׳י's commands Exodus 4:23; Exodus 7:14; Exodus 10:3; Exodus 16:28 (all J), Nehemiah 9:17; also Psalm 78:10; Proverbs 21:7; Hosea 11:5, see especially Jeremiah 3:3; Jeremiah 5:3 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 8:5; Jeremiah 9:5; Jeremiah 11:10; compare Jeremiah 25:28; Zechariah 7:11; without Infinitive = be recusant Proverbs 1:24; Isaiah 1:20 once subject ׳י Numbers 22:13 (E).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
refuse, utterly

A primitive root; to refuse -- refuse, X utterly.

Forms and Transliterations
וַיְמָאֲנ֣וּ וַיְמָאֵ֓ן ׀ וַיְמָאֵ֖ן וַיְמָאֵ֗ן וַיְמָאֵ֣ן וַיְמָאֵ֣ן ׀ וַיְמָאֵ֥ן וַיְמָאֵֽן׃ וַיְמָאֵן֙ וַתְּמָאֵ֑נוּ וַתְּמָאֵ֖ן וַתְּמָאֵ֞ן וימאן וימאן׃ וימאנו ותמאן ותמאנו יְמָאֲנ֛וּ יְמָאֵ֛ן ימאן ימאנו מֵ֝אֲנ֗וּ מֵֽאֲנָה֙ מֵֽאֲנוּ֙ מֵֽאַנְתֶּ֔ם מֵאֲנ֖וּ מֵאֲנ֥וּ מֵאֲנָ֖ה מֵאֲנָ֛ה מֵאֲנָ֣ה מֵאֵ֖ן מֵאֵ֣ן מֵאֵ֥ן מֵאֵ֨ין מֵאֵן֙ מֵאַ֔נְתָּ מֵאַ֖נְתְּ מָאֵ֧ן מאין מאן מאנה מאנו מאנת מאנתם תְּמָאֲנ֖וּ תמאנו mā’ên mā·’ên maEn mê’ănāh mê’ant mê’antā mê’antem mê’ănū mê’ên mê·’ă·nāh mê·’ă·nū mê·’an·tā mê·’an·tem mê·’ant mê·’ên meaNah meAnt meAnta meanTem meaNu meEin meEn tə·mā·’ă·nū təmā’ănū temaaNu vattemaEn vattemaEnu vaymaaNu vaymaEn wat·tə·mā·’ê·nū wat·tə·mā·’ên wattəmā’ên wattəmā’ênū way·mā·’ă·nū way·mā·’ên waymā’ănū waymā’ên yə·mā·’ă·nū yə·mā·’ên yəmā’ănū yəmā’ên yemaaNu yemaEn
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41 Occurrences


mā·’ên — 1 Occ.
mê·’ă·nāh — 4 Occ.
mê·’ant — 1 Occ.
mê·’an·tā — 1 Occ.
mê·’an·tem — 1 Occ.
mê·’ă·nū — 10 Occ.
mê·’ên — 1 Occ.
mê·’ên — 4 Occ.
tə·mā·’ă·nū — 1 Occ.
wat·tə·mā·’ên — 2 Occ.
wat·tə·mā·’ê·nū — 1 Occ.
way·mā·’ă·nū — 3 Occ.
way·mā·’ên — 9 Occ.
yə·mā·’ă·nū — 1 Occ.
yə·mā·’ên — 1 Occ.

Genesis 37:35
HEB: בְּנֹתָ֜יו לְנַחֲמ֗וֹ וַיְמָאֵן֙ לְהִתְנַחֵ֔ם וַיֹּ֕אמֶר
NAS: to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted.
KJV: to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted;
INT: his daughters to comfort refused to be comforted said

Genesis 39:8
HEB: וַיְמָאֵ֓ן ׀ וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ אֶל־
NAS: But he refused and said
KJV: But he refused, and said
INT: refused and said about

Genesis 48:19
HEB: וַיְמָאֵ֣ן אָבִ֗יו וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙
NAS: But his father refused and said,
KJV: And his father refused, and said,
INT: refused his father and said

Exodus 4:23
HEB: בְּנִי֙ וְיַֽעַבְדֵ֔נִי וַתְּמָאֵ֖ן לְשַׁלְּח֑וֹ הִנֵּה֙
NAS: that he may serve Me'; but you have refused to let him go.
KJV: that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go,
INT: my son may serve have refused go Behold

Exodus 7:14
HEB: לֵ֣ב פַּרְעֹ֑ה מֵאֵ֖ן לְשַׁלַּ֥ח הָעָֽם׃
NAS: is stubborn; he refuses to let
KJV: [is] hardened, he refuseth to let the people
INT: heart Pharaoh's refuses to let the people

Exodus 10:3
HEB: עַד־ מָתַ֣י מֵאַ֔נְתָּ לֵעָנֹ֖ת מִפָּנָ֑י
NAS: long will you refuse to humble
KJV: How long wilt thou refuse to humble
INT: against How refuse to humble before

Exodus 16:28
HEB: עַד־ אָ֙נָה֙ מֵֽאַנְתֶּ֔ם לִשְׁמֹ֥ר מִצְוֹתַ֖י
NAS: long do you refuse to keep
KJV: unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep
INT: long How refuse to keep my commandments

Exodus 22:17
HEB: אִם־ מָאֵ֧ן יְמָאֵ֛ן אָבִ֖יהָ
NAS: her father absolutely refuses
KJV: If her father utterly refuse to give
INT: If absolutely refuses her father

Exodus 22:17
HEB: אִם־ מָאֵ֧ן יְמָאֵ֛ן אָבִ֖יהָ לְתִתָּ֣הּ
NAS: absolutely refuses to give
KJV: utterly refuse to give
INT: If absolutely refuses her father to give

Numbers 20:21
HEB: וַיְמָאֵ֣ן ׀ אֱד֗וֹם נְתֹן֙
NAS: Thus Edom refused to allow Israel
KJV: Thus Edom refused to give Israel
INT: refused Edom to allow

Numbers 22:13
HEB: אַרְצְכֶ֑ם כִּ֚י מֵאֵ֣ן יְהוָ֔ה לְתִתִּ֖י
NAS: for the LORD has refused to let
KJV: for the LORD refuseth to give me leave
INT: your land for has refused the LORD to let

Numbers 22:14
HEB: בָּלָ֑ק וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ מֵאֵ֥ן בִּלְעָ֖ם הֲלֹ֥ךְ
NAS: Balaam refused to come
KJV: Balaam refuseth to come
INT: Balak and said refused Balaam and went

Deuteronomy 25:7
HEB: הַזְּקֵנִ֗ים וְאָֽמְרָה֙ מֵאֵ֨ין יְבָמִ֜י לְהָקִ֨ים
NAS: My husband's brother refuses to establish
KJV: My husband's brother refuseth to raise up
INT: the elders and say refuses my husband's to establish

1 Samuel 8:19
HEB: וַיְמָאֲנ֣וּ הָעָ֔ם לִשְׁמֹ֖עַ
NAS: Nevertheless, the people refused to listen
KJV: Nevertheless the people refused to obey
INT: refused the people to listen

1 Samuel 28:23
HEB: וַיְמָאֵ֗ן וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ לֹ֣א
NAS: But he refused and said,
KJV: But he refused, and said,
INT: refused and said I will not

2 Samuel 2:23
HEB: וַיְמָאֵ֣ן לָס֗וּר וַיַּכֵּ֣הוּ
NAS: However, he refused to turn aside;
KJV: Howbeit he refused to turn aside:
INT: refused to turn struck

2 Samuel 13:9
HEB: וַתִּצֹ֣ק לְפָנָ֔יו וַיְמָאֵ֖ן לֶאֱכ֑וֹל וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
NAS: [them] out before him, but he refused to eat.
KJV: before him; but he refused to eat.
INT: and dished before refused to eat said

1 Kings 20:35
HEB: הַכֵּ֣ינִי נָ֑א וַיְמָאֵ֥ן הָאִ֖ישׁ לְהַכֹּתֽוֹ׃
NAS: me. But the man refused to strike
KJV: me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite
INT: strike Please refused the man to strike

1 Kings 21:15
HEB: הַיִּזְרְעֵאלִ֗י אֲשֶׁ֤ר מֵאֵן֙ לָתֶת־ לְךָ֣
NAS: which he refused to give
KJV: the Jezreelite, which he refused to give
INT: the Jezreelite which refused to give money

2 Kings 5:16
HEB: בּ֥וֹ לָקַ֖חַת וַיְמָאֵֽן׃
NAS: him to take [it], but he refused.
KJV: him to take [it]; but he refused.
INT: urged to take refused

Nehemiah 9:17
HEB: וַיְמָאֲנ֣וּ לִשְׁמֹ֗עַ וְלֹא־
NAS: They refused to listen,
KJV: And refused to obey,
INT: refused to listen and did not

Esther 1:12
HEB: וַתְּמָאֵ֞ן הַמַּלְכָּ֣ה וַשְׁתִּ֗י
NAS: Vashti refused to come
KJV: Vashti refused to come
INT: refused Queen Vashti

Job 6:7
HEB: מֵאֲנָ֣ה לִנְגּ֣וֹעַ נַפְשִׁ֑י
NAS: My soul refuses to touch
KJV: The things [that] my soul refused to touch
INT: refuses to touch my soul

Psalm 77:2
HEB: וְלֹ֣א תָפ֑וּג מֵאֲנָ֖ה הִנָּחֵ֣ם נַפְשִֽׁי׃
NAS: My soul refused to be comforted.
KJV: not: my soul refused to be comforted.
INT: without weariness refused to be comforted my soul

Psalm 78:10
HEB: אֱלֹהִ֑ים וּ֝בְתוֹרָת֗וֹ מֵאֲנ֥וּ לָלֶֽכֶת׃
NAS: of God And refused to walk
KJV: of God, and refused to walk
INT: of God his law and refused to walk

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