386. ethan
Strong's Concordance
ethan: perennial, ever-flowing, permanence
Original Word: אֵיתָן
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: ethan
Phonetic Spelling: (ay-thawn')
Definition: perennial, ever-flowing, permanence
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
perennial, ever-flowing, permanence
NASB Translation
enduring (3), ever-flowing (2), firm (1), hard (1), normal state (1), perennially (2), running water (1), secure ones (1), unceasing (1).

I. אֵיתָן, אֵתָן adjective perennial, ever-flowing, figurative permanent, as substantive steady flow, permanence; — absolute אֵיתָן Genesis 49:24 8t.; אֵתָן Job 33:19; suffix אֵיתָנוֺ Exodus 14:27; plural אֵיתָנִים Job 12:19; אֵתָנִים 1 Kings 8:2; Micah 6:2; (in form, an 'elative,' Ew§ 162 b = Arabic comparative and superlative); —

1 ever-flowing (opposed to אַכְזָב), נַחַל אֵיתָן Amos 5:24 an ever-flowing wady, Deuteronomy 21:4 (see Dr); as substantive in נַהֲרוֺת אֵיתָּן Psalm 74:15 rivers of steady flow; as substantive also Exodus 14:27 (J), the sea returned לְאֵיתָנוֺ to its steady flow, יֶרַת הָאֵיתָנִים 1 Kings 8:2 month of steady flowings = 7th mo., Oct.-;Nov. (post-Biblical Tisri).

2 figurative permanent, enduring גּוֺי אֵיתָן הוּא Jeremiah 5:15, i.e. a nation whose numbers never dwindle or fail, imperishable, ׳וְרִיב עֲצָמָיו א Job 33:19 Kt the strife of his bones is constant, Genesis 49:24 his bow abode ׳בְּא as an enduring, firm, one, מוֺשָֽׁבְךָ ׳א Numbers 24:21 ("" שִׂים בַּסֶּלַע), נְוֵה אֵיתָן Jeremiah 49:19 = Jeremiah 50:44 an abode of permanency (of Edom, and Babylon, suddenly depopulated by foe, figured as lion); האיתנים מוסדי ארץ Micah 6:2 ye ever-enduring ones, the foundations of the earth (but read probably with We הַאֲזִינוּ), Job 12:19 אֵיתָנִים יְסַלֵּף he subverteth them that are firmly seated (i.e. men established in hereditary offices or dignities). Very uncertain is Proverbs 13:15 דֶּרֶךְ בִּגְדִים אֵיתָן, perhaps firm, hard, rugged (Ew De Hi Now according to Str. the text is corrupt).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
hard, mighty, rough, strength, strong

Or (shortened) ethan {ay-thawn'}; from an unused root (meaning to continue); permanence; hence (concrete) permanent; specifically a chieftain -- hard, mighty, rough, strength, strong.

Forms and Transliterations
אֵיתָ֔ן אֵיתָ֣ן אֵיתָֽן׃ אֵיתָן֒ אֵיתָן֙ אֵתָֽן׃ איתן איתן׃ אתן׃ בְּאֵיתָן֙ באיתן וְאֵֽתָנִ֣ים וְהָאֵתָנִ֖ים ואתנים והאתנים לְאֵ֣יתָנ֔וֹ לאיתנו ’ê·ṯān ’êṯān bə’êṯān bə·’ê·ṯān beeiTan eiTan eTan lə’êṯānōw lə·’ê·ṯā·nōw leEitaNo veetaNim vehaetaNim wə’êṯānîm wə·’ê·ṯā·nîm wə·hā·’ê·ṯā·nîm wəhā’êṯānîm
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 49:24
HEB: וַתֵּ֤שֶׁב בְּאֵיתָן֙ קַשְׁתּ֔וֹ וַיָּפֹ֖זּוּ
NAS: remained firm, And his arms
KJV: abode in strength, and the arms
INT: remained firm his bow were agile

Exodus 14:27
HEB: לִפְנ֥וֹת בֹּ֙קֶר֙ לְאֵ֣יתָנ֔וֹ וּמִצְרַ֖יִם נָסִ֣ים
NAS: returned to its normal state at daybreak,
KJV: returned to his strength when the morning
INT: appeared daybreak normal Egyptian were fleeing

Numbers 24:21
HEB: מְשָׁל֖וֹ וַיֹּאמַ֑ר אֵיתָן֙ מֽוֹשָׁבֶ֔ךָ וְשִׂ֥ים
NAS: Your dwelling place is enduring, And your nest
KJV: and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace,
INT: his discourse and said is enduring your dwelling is set

Deuteronomy 21:4
HEB: אֶל־ נַ֣חַל אֵיתָ֔ן אֲשֶׁ֛ר לֹא־
NAS: to a valley with running water, which
KJV: the heifer unto a rough valley,
INT: to A valley running which has not

Job 12:19
HEB: כֹּהֲנִ֣ים שׁוֹלָ֑ל וְאֵֽתָנִ֣ים יְסַלֵּֽף׃
NAS: And overthrows the secure ones.
KJV: and overthroweth the mighty.
INT: priests barefoot the secure and overthrows

Job 33:19
HEB: ק) עֲצָמָ֣יו אֵתָֽן׃
NAS: on his bed, And with unceasing complaint
KJV: of his bones with strong [pain]:
INT: adversary his bones unceasing

Psalm 74:15
HEB: ה֝וֹבַ֗שְׁתָּ נַהֲר֥וֹת אֵיתָֽן׃
NAS: You dried up ever-flowing streams.
KJV: thou driedst up mighty rivers.
INT: dried streams ever-flowing

Proverbs 13:15
HEB: וְדֶ֖רֶךְ בֹּגְדִ֣ים אֵיתָֽן׃
NAS: of the treacherous is hard.
KJV: of transgressors [is] hard.
INT: the way of the treacherous is hard

Jeremiah 5:15
HEB: יְהֹוָ֑ה גּ֣וֹי ׀ אֵיתָ֣ן ה֗וּא גּ֤וֹי
NAS: the LORD. It is an enduring nation,
KJV: the LORD: it [is] a mighty nation,
INT: the LORD nation is an enduring he nation

Jeremiah 49:19
HEB: אֶל־ נְוֵ֣ה אֵיתָן֒ כִּֽי־ אַרְגִּ֤יעָה
NAS: against a perennially watered pasture;
KJV: against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly
INT: against pasture A perennially in an instant

Jeremiah 50:44
HEB: אֶל־ נְוֵ֣ה אֵיתָן֒ כִּֽי־ אַרְגִּ֤עָה
NAS: of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture;
KJV: unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make
INT: over pasture to a perennially in an instant

Amos 5:24
HEB: וּצְדָקָ֖ה כְּנַ֥חַל אֵיתָֽן׃
NAS: And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
KJV: and righteousness as a mighty stream.
INT: and righteousness stream an ever-flowing

Micah 6:2
HEB: רִ֣יב יְהוָ֔ה וְהָאֵתָנִ֖ים מֹ֣סְדֵי אָ֑רֶץ
NAS: of the LORD, And you enduring foundations
KJV: controversy, and ye strong foundations
INT: to the indictment God enduring foundations of the earth

13 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 386
13 Occurrences

bə·’ê·ṯān — 1 Occ.
’ê·ṯān — 8 Occ.
’ê·ṯān — 1 Occ.
lə·’ê·ṯā·nōw — 1 Occ.
wə·’ê·ṯā·nîm — 1 Occ.
wə·hā·’ê·ṯā·nîm — 1 Occ.

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