Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #369: 'ayin (pronounced ah'-yin)

as if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle:--else, except, fail, (father-)less, be gone, in(-curable), neither, never, no (where), none, nor, (any, thing), not, nothing, to nought, past, un(-searchable), well-nigh, without. Compare 370.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) nothing, not, nought

1a) nothing, nought (noun)

1b) not (negative)

1c) to have not (of possession)

1d) without (adverb)

1e) for lack of (with a preposition)

Part of Speech: see above in Definition

Relation: as if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist


This word is used 787 times:

Genesis 2:5: "caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground."
Genesis 5:24: "walked with God: and he was not; for God took"
Genesis 7:8: "and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing"
Genesis 11:30: "But Sarai was barren; she had no child."
Genesis 19:31: "the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto"
Genesis 20:7: "thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die,"
Genesis 20:11: "Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for"
Genesis 28:17: "is this place! this is none other but the house of God,"
Genesis 30:1: "unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die."
Genesis 30:33: "before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown"
Genesis 31:2: "the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before."
Genesis 31:5: "your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God"
Genesis 31:50: "other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God"
Genesis 37:24: "him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water"
Genesis 37:29: "the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes."
Genesis 37:30: "his brethren, and said, The child is not; and I, whither shall I go?"
Genesis 39:9: " There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing"
Genesis 39:11: "into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house"
Genesis 39:23: "The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing"
Genesis 40:8: "unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto"
Genesis 41:8: "told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret"
Genesis 41:15: "Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say"
Genesis 41:24: "and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none that could declare"
Genesis 41:39: "thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou"
Genesis 41:49: "he left numbering; for it was without number."
Genesis 42:13: "is this day with our father, and one is not."
Genesis 42:32: "brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest is this day with"
Genesis 42:36: "unto them, Me have ye bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin"
Genesis 42:36: "of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away: all these things are"
Genesis 43:5: "But if thou wilt not send him, we will not go down: for the man said"
Genesis 44:26: "not see the man's face, except our youngest brother"
Genesis 44:30: "thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;"
Genesis 44:31: "when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down"
Genesis 44:34: "to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil"
Genesis 45:6: "there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest."
Genesis 47:4: "are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for"
Genesis 47:13: " And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore,"
Exodus 2:12: "and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian,"
Exodus 3:2: "the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed."
Exodus 5:10: "Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw."
Exodus 5:11: "where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work"
Exodus 5:16: " There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold,"
Exodus 8:10: "that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God."
Exodus 8:21: "Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send"
Exodus 9:14: "that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all"
Exodus 12:30: "cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not"
Exodus 12:30: "there was not a house where there was not one dead."
Exodus 14:11: "unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away"
Exodus 17:1: "the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink."
Exodus 17:7: "the LORD among us, or not?"

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