Genesis 41:38 New International Version

So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?"

https://biblehub.com/genesis/41-38.htm shows the following:

בּֽוֹ׃ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

How come it does not show the Strong number for this word?


As Strong noted in his concordance regarding the word “in” (which corresponds to the Hebrew preposition ב) and 46 other words of frequent occurrence in the Bible:1

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Words of exceptionally frequent occurrence are listed in the appendix without a Strong’s number:

  • adverbs (out, up)
  • conjunctions (and, but, as, that)
  • articles (a, an, the)
  • linking verbs (are, be, is, shall, shalt, was, were, will)
  • negative particles (not)
  • personal pronouns (he, her, him, I, it, me, she, thee, them, they, thou, us, we, ye, you)
  • possessive pronouns (his, my, our, their, thy)
  • prepositions (by, for, from, in, of, to, unto, upon)
  • vocative particle (O)


        1 Directions and Explanations, p. 4


Strong, James. The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. New York: Eaton & Mains, 1890.

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