403. aken
Strong's Concordance
aken: surely
Original Word: אָכֵן
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: aken
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-kane')
Definition: surely
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
NASB Translation
certainly (1), nevertheless (2), surely (11), truly (1).

אָכֵן (perhaps from אַח; compare Aramaic דֵּח & דִּכֵּן)

adverb with strong asseverative force:

a. surely, truly, especially at beginning of a speech (stronger & more decided than אַח) Genesis 28:16; Exodus 2:14; 1 Samuel 15:32; Isaiah 40:7; Isaiah 45:15; Jeremiah 3:23 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 8:8. In 1 Kings 11:2 אָבֵן stands unusually; and מֶּןֿ (compare ᵐ5 ᵑ6 ᵑ7) should probably be read (so Klo).

b. emphasizing a contrast, but indeed, but in fact, especially after אָמַרְתִּי I said or thought, expressing the reality, in opposed to what had been wrongly imagined, Isaiah 49:4b (opposed to va) Isaiah 53:4 (opposed to Isaiah 53:3 end) Jeremiah 3:20 (opposed to the expectation Jeremiah 3:19 b) Zephaniah 3:7b Psalm 31:23b (opposed to Psalm 31:23a) Psalm 66:19; Psalm 82:7 (opposed to Psalm 82:6) Job 32:8 (opposed to Job 32:7).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
but, certainly, nevertheless, surely, truly, verily

From kuwn (compare ken); firmly; figuratively, surely; also (advers.) But -- but, certainly, nevertheless, surely, truly, verily.

see HEBREW kuwn

see HEBREW ken

Forms and Transliterations
אָ֭כֵן אָכֵ֕ן אָכֵ֖ן אָכֵ֗ן אָכֵ֛ן אָכֵ֤ן אָכֵ֥ן אָכֵן֙ אָכֵן֩ אכן ’ā·ḵên ’āḵên aChen
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 28:16
HEB: מִשְּׁנָתוֹ֒ וַיֹּ֕אמֶר אָכֵן֙ יֵ֣שׁ יְהוָ֔ה
NAS: and said, Surely the LORD
KJV: and he said, Surely the LORD
INT: his sleep and said Surely is the LORD

Exodus 2:14
HEB: מֹשֶׁה֙ וַיֹּאמַ֔ר אָכֵ֖ן נוֹדַ֥ע הַדָּבָֽר׃
NAS: and said, Surely the matter
KJV: and said, Surely this thing
INT: Moses and said Surely known the matter

1 Samuel 15:32
HEB: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֲגָ֔ג אָכֵ֖ן סָ֥ר מַר־
NAS: said, Surely the bitterness
KJV: said, Surely the bitterness
INT: said and Agag Surely is past the bitterness

1 Kings 11:2
HEB: יָבֹ֣אוּ בָכֶ֔ם אָכֵן֙ יַטּ֣וּ אֶת־
NAS: shall they associate with you, [for] they will surely turn
KJV: to them, neither shall they come in unto you: [for] surely they will turn away
INT: nor associate will surely turn your heart

Job 32:8
HEB: אָ֭כֵן רֽוּחַ־ הִ֣יא
KJV: But [there is] a spirit in man:
INT: But spirit he

Psalm 31:22
HEB: מִנֶּ֪גֶד עֵ֫ינֶ֥יךָ אָכֵ֗ן שָׁ֭מַעְתָּ ק֥וֹל
NAS: Your eyes; Nevertheless You heard
KJV: thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest
INT: before your eyes Nevertheless heard the voice

Psalm 66:19
HEB: אָ֭כֵן שָׁמַ֣ע אֱלֹהִ֑ים
NAS: But certainly God has heard;
KJV: [But] verily God hath heard
INT: certainly has heard God

Psalm 82:7
HEB: אָ֭כֵן כְּאָדָ֣ם תְּמוּת֑וּן
NAS: Nevertheless you will die like men
KJV: But ye shall die like men,
INT: Nevertheless men will die

Isaiah 40:7
HEB: נָ֣שְׁבָה בּ֑וֹ אָכֵ֥ן חָצִ֖יר הָעָֽם׃
NAS: blows upon it; Surely the people
KJV: bloweth upon it: surely the people
INT: of the LORD blows Surely are grass the people

Isaiah 45:15
HEB: אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל
NAS: Truly, You are a God who hides
KJV: Verily thou [art] a God that hidest
INT: Truly you God

Isaiah 49:4
HEB: כֹּחִ֣י כִלֵּ֑יתִי אָכֵן֙ מִשְׁפָּטִ֣י אֶת־
NAS: and vanity; Yet surely the justice
KJV: and in vain: [yet] surely my judgment
INT: my strength have spent surely the justice is with

Isaiah 53:4
HEB: אָכֵ֤ן חֳלָיֵ֙נוּ֙ ה֣וּא
NAS: Surely our griefs He Himself
KJV: Surely he hath borne our griefs,
INT: Surely our griefs Himself

Jeremiah 3:20
HEB: אָכֵ֛ן בָּגְדָ֥ה אִשָּׁ֖ה
NAS: Surely, as a woman treacherously
KJV: Surely [as] a wife treacherously
INT: Surely treacherously A woman

Jeremiah 3:23
HEB: אָכֵ֥ן לַשֶּׁ֛קֶר מִגְּבָע֖וֹת
NAS: Surely, the hills are a deception,
KJV: Truly in vain
INT: Surely deception the hills

Jeremiah 3:23
HEB: הָמ֣וֹן הָרִ֑ים אָכֵן֙ בַּיהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ
NAS: [on] the mountains. Surely in the LORD
KJV: of mountains: truly in the LORD
INT: A tumult the mountains Surely the LORD our God

Jeremiah 4:10
HEB: אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֗ה אָכֵן֩ הַשֵּׁ֨א הִשֵּׁ֜אתָ
NAS: GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived
KJV: GOD! surely thou hast greatly
INT: Lord GOD Surely greatly deceived

Jeremiah 8:8
HEB: יְהוָ֖ה אִתָּ֑נוּ אָכֵן֙ הִנֵּ֣ה לַשֶּׁ֣קֶר
KJV: of the LORD [is] with us? Lo, certainly in vain
INT: of the LORD for certainly behold the lying

Zephaniah 3:7
HEB: פָּקַ֖דְתִּי עָלֶ֑יהָ אָכֵן֙ הִשְׁכִּ֣ימוּ הִשְׁחִ֔יתוּ
KJV: I punished them: but they rose early,
INT: have appointed concerning but were eager to corrupt

18 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 403
18 Occurrences

’ā·ḵên — 18 Occ.

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