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Lexicon :: Strong's H5030 - nāḇî'

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1277a

Strong’s Definitions

נָבִיא nâbîyʼ, naw-bee'; from H5012; a prophet or (generally) inspired man:—prophecy, that prophesy, prophet.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 316x

The KJV translates Strong's H5030 in the following manner: prophet (312x), prophecy (1x), them that prophesy (1x), prophet (with H376) (1x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 316x
The KJV translates Strong's H5030 in the following manner: prophet (312x), prophecy (1x), them that prophesy (1x), prophet (with H376) (1x), variant (1x).
  1. spokesman, speaker, prophet

    1. prophet

    2. false prophet

    3. heathen prophet

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָבִיא nâbîyʼ, naw-bee'; from H5012; a prophet or (generally) inspired man:—prophecy, that prophesy, prophet.
STRONGS H5030: Abbreviations
נָבִיא 306 noun masculine spokesman, speaker, prophetנ׳ Genesis 20:7 155 times; suffix נְבִיאֶ֑ךָ Exodus 7:1; plural נְבִיאִים Numbers 11:29 + 82 times; נְנִאִים Jeremiah 27:18 + 16 times; suffix נְבִיאַי Psalm 105:15; נְבִיָאו 1 Kings 22:22; נְבִיאָו֯ 2 Kings 17:13, etc.; —
1. genuine prophet of י׳, נביא, anciently called רֹאֶה, 1 Samuel 9:9 (antiquarian note); change probably occurred in times of Elijah and is first reflected in Ehpraimitic source literally as applied to Abraham Genesis 20:7; Moses Deuteronomy 34:10, M. and other early prophets. Hosea 6:5; Hosea 12:11 (twice in verse); Hosea 12:14 (twice in verse); Amos 2:11, 12; of prophets in ecstatic state Numbers 12:6 (E), Numbers 11:24 (JE). So in Judaic literature, of prophet like Moses Deuteronomy 18:15, 18 (D), of Aaron (as mouthpiece of Moses) Exodus 7:1 (P), of Samuel 1 Samuel 3:20, an unknown Judges 6:8; in time of Samuel prophets were organized in bands: חֶבֶל נביאים 1 Samuel 10:5, 10:10; להקת הנ׳ 1 Samuel 19:20; and in time of Elijah were בְּנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים = members of prophets' guilds 1 Kings 20:35; 2 Kings 2:3, 5, 7, 15; 2 Kings 4:1, 38 (twice in verse); נָבִיא of genuine prophets (besides phrases), in Judaic prophets, only Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:5; Ezekiel, Ezekiel 2:5 = Ezekiel 33:33; of ancient prophets Jeremiah 28:8, 9 (3 times in verse); Zechariah 1:6; Zechariah 8:9; especially הנביאים הראשׁנים Zechariah 1:4; Zechariah 7:7, 12, compare הנביאים עבדי(וׅ my (his) servants the prophets 2 Kings 9:7; 2 Kings 17:13, 23; 2 Kings 21:10; 2 Kings 24:2 (all RD) Ezra 9:11; Jeremiah 7:25; Jeremiah 25:4; Jeremiah 26:5; Jeremiah 29:19; Jeremiah 35:15; Jeremiah 44:4; Amos 3:7; Zechariah 1:6, compare Ezekiel 38:17; Daniel 9:6; עבדוֺ הַנּ׳ his servant the prophet 1 Kings 14:18; 2 Kings 14:25; הַנָּבִיא with proper name: Jerome, 2 Chronicles 36:12; Daniel 9:2 + 31 times Jeremiah (but Greek Version of the LXX only + 4 times, the rest probably redactional, see GieJer. xxvii); Elijah 1 Kings 18:36 (om Greek Version of the LXX), 2 Chronicles 21:12; Malachi 3:23; Nathan 2 Samuel 7:2 + 10 times Samuel and Kings; + 4 times Chronicles; Psalm 51:2 (title); Isaiah, 2 Kings 19:2; 2 Kings 20:1, 14 = Isaiah 37:2; Isaiah 38:1; Isaiah 39:1; 2 Kings 20:11; 2 Chronicles 26:22; 32:20, 32; Habakkuk Habakkuk 1:1; Habakkuk 3:1 (titles); Haggai, Haggai 1:1, 3, 12; Haggai 2:1, 10; Zechariah, Zechariah 1:1, 7 (titles); elsewhere several others in Samuel, Kings and Chronicles + 15 times; נביא is used elsewhere of Genuine prophecy only 1 Samuel 9:9 + 34 times Samuel and Kings; 1 Chronicles 16:22 = Psalm 105:15, + 13 times Chronicles; Psalm 74:9 complains of absence of נ׳; לַחְתֹּם חָזוֺן וְנָבִיא Daniel 9:24 see חתם
2. false prophets: prophets as official class, beside priests, character as false prophets: Isaiah 28:7; Jeremiah 2:26; Jeremiah 4:9; Jeremiah 6:13; Jeremiah 8:1, 10; Jeremiah 13:13; Jeremiah 14:18; Jeremiah 18:18; Jeremiah 23:11, 33, 34; Jeremiah 26:7, 8, 11, 16; Jeremiah 32:32; Zechariah 7:3, app. also 2 Kings 23:2; Nehemiah 9:32; Lamentations 2:20; Jeremiah 29:1; Ezekiel 7:26 (in these not characterized); always false (except of ancient and special prophets given above) in Amos 7:14; Hosea 4:5; Hosea 9:7, 8; Micah 3:5, 6, 11; Isaiah 3:2; Isaiah 9:14; Isaiah 29:10; Jeremiah 2:8, 30; Jeremiah 5:13, 31; Jeremiah 14:13, 14, 15 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 23:9 + 16 times Jeremiah 27:9, 14, 15, 16, 18; Jeremiah 29:8, 15; Jeremiah 37:19; Ezekiel 13:2 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 13:3, 4, 9, 16; Ezekiel 14:4, 7, 9 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 14:10; Ezekiel 22:25, 28; Zephaniah 3:4; Lamentations 2:9, 14; Lamentations 4:13; especially discredited Deuteronomy 13:2; Deuteronomy 13:4; Deuteronomy 13:6; Deuteronomy 18:20 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 18:22 (twice in verse); Zechariah 13:2, 4, 5; such a prophet Hananiah called הַנָּבִיא Jeremiah 28:1, 5, 10, 12, 15, 17 (Greek Version of the LXX omits in all but Jeremiah 28:1, where ψευδοπροφήτης). Usage of prophets themselves gives such a bad flavour to נביא, that we are not surprised that it is absent from exilic Isaiah, the Wisdom Literature, and Psalms (except for special reasons in 3 Psalms given under 1).
3. heathen prophets 1 Kings 18:20; 1 Kings 19:1; 2 Kings 3:13 (twice in verse); נביאי האשׁדה 1 Kings 18:19; נביאי הבעל 1 Kings 18:19, 22, 25, 40; 2 Kings 10:19; 1 Kings 22:6, 10, 12, 13, 22, 23 2 Chronicles 18:5; 18:9; 18:11; 18:12; 18:21; 18:22.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:7; 20:7


7:1; 7:1


11:24; 11:29; 12:6


13:2; 13:4; 13:6; 18:15; 18:18; 18:20; 18:22; 34:10



1 Samuel

3:20; 9:9; 9:9; 10:5; 10:10; 19:20

2 Samuel


1 Kings

14:18; 18:19; 18:19; 18:20; 18:22; 18:25; 18:36; 18:40; 19:1; 20:35; 22:6; 22:10; 22:12; 22:13; 22:22; 22:22; 22:23

2 Kings

2:3; 2:5; 2:7; 2:15; 3:13; 4:1; 4:38; 9:7; 10:19; 14:25; 17:13; 17:13; 17:23; 19:2; 20:1; 20:11; 20:14; 21:10; 23:2; 24:2

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

18:5; 18:9; 18:11; 18:12; 18:21; 18:22; 21:12; 26:22; 32:20; 32:32; 36:12






51:2; 74:9; 105:15; 105:15


3:2; 9:14; 28:7; 29:10; 37:2; 38:1; 39:1


1:5; 2:8; 2:26; 2:30; 4:9; 5:13; 5:31; 6:13; 7:25; 8:1; 8:10; 13:13; 14:13; 14:14; 14:15; 14:18; 18:18; 23:9; 23:11; 23:33; 23:34; 25:4; 26:5; 26:7; 26:8; 26:11; 26:16; 27:9; 27:14; 27:15; 27:16; 27:18; 27:18; 28:1; 28:1; 28:5; 28:8; 28:9; 28:10; 28:12; 28:15; 28:17; 29:1; 29:8; 29:15; 29:19; 32:32; 35:15; 37:19; 44:4


2:9; 2:14; 2:20; 4:13


2:5; 7:26; 13:2; 13:3; 13:4; 13:9; 13:16; 14:4; 14:7; 14:9; 14:10; 22:25; 22:28; 33:33; 38:17


9:2; 9:6; 9:24


4:5; 6:5; 9:7; 9:8; 12:11; 12:14


2:11; 2:12; 3:7; 7:14


3:5; 3:6; 3:11


1:1; 3:1




1:1; 1:3; 1:12; 2:1; 2:10


1:1; 1:4; 1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 7:3; 7:7; 7:12; 8:9; 13:2; 13:4; 13:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5030 matches the Hebrew נָבִיא (nāḇî'),
which occurs 317 times in 288 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 20:7–1Ki 18:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:7 - Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, H5030 and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:1 - And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. H5030
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:29 - And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, H5030 and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:6 - And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet H5030 among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:1 - If there arise among you a prophet, H5030 or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, H5030 or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:5 - And that prophet, H5030 or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:15 - The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet H5030 from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:18 - I will raise them up a Prophet H5030 from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:20 - But the prophet, H5030 which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet H5030 shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:22 - When a prophet H5030 speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet H5030 hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:10 - And there arose not a prophet H5030 since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:8 - That the LORD sent a prophet H5030 unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:20 - And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet H5030 of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:9 - (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet H5030 was beforetime called a Seer.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:5 - After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets H5030 coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:10 - And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets H5030 met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:11 - And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, H5030 then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? H5030
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:12 - And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets? H5030
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:20 - And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets H5030 prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:24 - And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Wherefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets? H5030
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:5 - And the prophet H5030 Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:6 - And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. H5030
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:15 - And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, H5030 nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:2 - That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, H5030 See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:25 - And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; H5030 and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:11 - For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet H5030 Gad, David's seer, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:8 - But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, H5030 and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:10 - But Nathan the prophet, H5030 and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:22 - And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet H5030 also came in.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:23 - And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. H5030 And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:32 - And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, H5030 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:34 - And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet H5030 anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:38 - So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, H5030 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David's mule, and brought him to Gihon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:44 - And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, H5030 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:45 - And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet H5030 have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ye have heard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:29 - And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet H5030 Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:11 - Now there dwelt an old prophet H5030 in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:18 - He said unto him, I am a prophet H5030 also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:20 - And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet H5030 that brought him back:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:23 - And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet H5030 whom he had brought back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:25 - And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet H5030 dwelt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 - And when the prophet H5030 that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:29 - And the prophet H5030 took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet H5030 came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:2 - And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh: behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, H5030 which told me that I should be king over this people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:18 - And they buried him; and all Israel mourned for him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by the hand of his servant Ahijah the prophet. H5030
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:7 - And also by the hand of the prophet H5030 Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:12 - Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, H5030
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:4 - For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets H5030 of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, H5030 and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:13 - Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets H5030 of the LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the LORD'S prophets H5030 by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?

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