5532. cakan
Strong's Concordance
cakan: benefit
Original Word: סָכַן
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: cakan
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-kan')
Definition: to be of use or service, benefit
Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. [סָכַן] verb be of use of service, benefit (Tel Amarna sakânu, care for (with preposition ana) ZimZA vi. 248 WklTA Glossary; Phoenician סכן prefect Lzb329; compare perhaps Tel Amarna zukini as loan-word Wkll.c.); —

Qal Imperfect3masculine singular only Job: יִסְכֹּן Eccl 22:2, וֺן- Eccl 15:3, יִסְכָּןֿ Eccl 22:22t.; Participle סֹכֵן Isaiah 22:15; feminine סֹכֶ֫נֶת 1 Kings 1:2,4; —

1 be of use or service, only participle ׳וּתְהִי לוֺ ס 1 Kings 1:2 and let her become servitress to him, so 1 Kings 1:4 (+ וְתְּשָׁרֲתֵהוּ); סֹכֵן Isaiah 22:15 = servitor, steward.

2 benefit, profit, absolute Job 15:3; with לְ person Job 22:2; Job 35:3, עַלֿ person Job 22:2; with accusative Job 34:9 (or absolute gain benefit, גבר subject).

Hiph`il Perfect1singular הִסְכַּ֫נְתִּי Numbers 22:20; 2masculine singular הִסְבַּ֑נְתָּה Psalm 139:3; Imperative הַסְכֶּןנָֿא Job 22:21; Infinitive abs. הַסְכֵּן Numbers 22:30; — be used, wont, strictly exhibit use, or habit, הַהַסְכֵּן הִסְכַּנְתִּי לַעֲשׂוֺת לְךָ כֹּה Numbers 22:30 (J) have I ever shewn the habit of doing thus to thee? hence shew harmony with (עִם) one Job 22:21, be familiar with, know intimately (subject ׳י) Psalm 139:3 (with accusative דְּרָכַי).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
acquaint self, be advantage, ever, be, unprofitable, treasurer, be wont

A primitive root; to be familiar with; by implication, to minister to, be serviceable to, be customary -- acquaint (self), be advantage, X ever, (be, (un-))profit(-able), treasurer, be wont.

Forms and Transliterations
הִסְכַּ֔נְתִּי הִסְכַּֽנְתָּה׃ הַֽהַסְכֵּ֣ן הַסְכֶּן־ הַסֹּכֵ֣ן ההסכן הסכן הסכן־ הסכנתה׃ הסכנתי יִּסְכָּן־ יִסְכָּן־ יִסְכֹּ֖ן יִסְכּ֑וֹן יסכון יסכן יסכן־ סֹכֶ֑נֶת סֹכֶ֙נֶת֙ סכנת ha·has·kên hahasKen hahaskên has·ken- has·sō·ḵên hasken hasken- hassoChen hassōḵên his·kan·tāh his·kan·tî hisKantah hiskantāh hisKanti hiskantî sō·ḵe·neṯ soChenet sōḵeneṯ yis·kān- yis·kō·wn yis·kōn yiskān- yisKon yiskōn yiskōwn
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Numbers 22:30
HEB: הַיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה הַֽהַסְכֵּ֣ן הִסְכַּ֔נְתִּי לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת
NAS: day? Have I ever been accustomed
KJV: ever since [I was] thine unto this day? was I ever wont
INT: age to this been accustomed been accustomed to do

Numbers 22:30
HEB: הַזֶּ֔ה הַֽהַסְכֵּ֣ן הִסְכַּ֔נְתִּי לַעֲשׂ֥וֹת לְךָ֖
NAS: Have I ever been accustomed to do
KJV: was I ever wont to do so
INT: to this been accustomed been accustomed to do so

1 Kings 1:2
HEB: וּתְהִי־ ל֖וֹ סֹכֶ֑נֶת וְשָׁכְבָ֣ה בְחֵיקֶ֔ךָ
NAS: and become his nurse; and let her lie
KJV: the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie
INT: the king and become his nurse her lie your bosom

1 Kings 1:4
HEB: וַתְּהִ֨י לַמֶּ֤לֶךְ סֹכֶ֙נֶת֙ וַתְּשָׁ֣רְתֵ֔הוּ וְהַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
NAS: the king's nurse and served
KJV: fair, and cherished the king,
INT: became the king's nurse and served the king

Job 15:3
HEB: בְּ֭דָבָר לֹ֣א יִסְכּ֑וֹן וּ֝מִלִּ֗ים לֹא־
KJV: Should he reason with unprofitable talk?
INT: talk not unprofitable words no

Job 22:2
HEB: הַלְאֵ֥ל יִסְכָּן־ גָּ֑בֶר כִּֽי־
NAS: Can a vigorous man be of use to God,
KJV: Can a man be profitable unto God, as
INT: to God use man Or

Job 22:2
HEB: גָּ֑בֶר כִּֽי־ יִסְכֹּ֖ן עָלֵ֣ימוֹ מַשְׂכִּֽיל׃
NAS: Or a wise man be useful to himself?
KJV: he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
INT: man Or man be useful and A wise

Job 22:21
HEB: הַסְכֶּן־ נָ֣א עִמּ֑וֹ
NAS: Yield now and be at peace
KJV: Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace:
INT: Yield now and be at

Job 34:9
HEB: אָ֭מַר לֹ֣א יִסְכָּן־ גָּ֑בֶר בִּ֝רְצֹת֗וֹ
NAS: For he has said, It profits a man
KJV: For he hath said, It profiteth a man
INT: has said nothing profits A man is pleased

Job 35:3
HEB: תֹ֭אמַר מַה־ יִּסְכָּן־ לָ֑ךְ מָֽה־
NAS: What advantage will it be to You? What
KJV: For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? [and], What profit
INT: say What advantage What profit

Psalm 139:3
HEB: וְֽכָל־ דְּרָכַ֥י הִסְכַּֽנְתָּה׃
NAS: and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all
KJV: and my lying down, and art acquainted [with] all my ways.
INT: all my ways intimately

Isaiah 22:15
HEB: בֹּא֙ אֶל־ הַסֹּכֵ֣ן הַזֶּ֔ה עַל־
NAS: go to this steward, To Shebna, who
KJV: get thee unto this treasurer, [even] unto Shebna,
INT: go about steward to this charge

12 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 5532
12 Occurrences


ha·has·kên — 1 Occ.
has·ken- — 1 Occ.
has·sō·ḵên — 1 Occ.
his·kan·tāh — 1 Occ.
his·kan·tî — 1 Occ.
sō·ḵe·neṯ — 2 Occ.
yis·kō·wn — 5 Occ.










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