Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4616: ma`an (pronounced mah'-an)

from 6030; properly, heed, i.e. purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that:--because of, to the end (intent) that, for (to,... 's sake), + lest, that, to.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) purpose, intent

1a) for the sake of

1b) in view of, on account of

1c) for the purpose of, to the intent that, in order to conjunction

1d) to the end that

Part of Speech: substantive

Relation: from H6030


This word is used 272 times:

Genesis 12:13: "I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live"
Genesis 18:19: "For I know him, that he will command his children and his household"
Genesis 18:19: "of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon"
Genesis 18:24: "and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?"
Genesis 27:25: "to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near"
Genesis 37:22: "and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver"
Genesis 50:20: "me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive."
Exodus 1:11: "Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built"
Exodus 4:5: " That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham,"
Exodus 8:10: "Tomorrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD"
Exodus 8:22: "swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD"
Exodus 9:16: "to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth."
Exodus 9:29: "shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD's."
Exodus 10:1: "his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might show these my signs before"
Exodus 10:2: " And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things"
Exodus 11:7: "against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD"
Exodus 11:9: "shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt."
Exodus 13:9: "and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth:"
Exodus 16:4: "shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk"
Exodus 16:32: "of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith"
Exodus 20:12: "thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land"
Exodus 23:12: "and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son"
Exodus 33:13: "me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight:"
Leviticus 17:5: " To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which"
Leviticus 20:3: "his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile"
Leviticus 23:43: " That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell"
Numbers 15:40: " That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy"
Numbers 16:40: "To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger,"
Numbers 27:20: "And thou shalt put some of thine honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children"
Numbers 36:8: "unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel"
Deuteronomy 2:30: "his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand,"
Deuteronomy 3:26: "But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said"
Deuteronomy 4:1: "I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess"
Deuteronomy 4:40: "it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth,"
Deuteronomy 5:14: "nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest"
Deuteronomy 5:16: "the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well"
Deuteronomy 5:16: "thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which"
Deuteronomy 5:29: "all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children"
Deuteronomy 5:33: "the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days"
Deuteronomy 6:2: " That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all"
Deuteronomy 6:2: "all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged."
Deuteronomy 6:18: "and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess"
Deuteronomy 6:23: "And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give"
Deuteronomy 8:1: "thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess"
Deuteronomy 8:2: "forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know"
Deuteronomy 8:3: "neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not"
Deuteronomy 8:16: "thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good"
Deuteronomy 8:16: "not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;"
Deuteronomy 8:18: "thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which"
Deuteronomy 9:5: "thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word"

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