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Lexicon :: Strong's H5030 - nāḇî'

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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 - “So now, return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet H5030, and he will pray for you, and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:1 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “See, I [fn]set you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet H5030.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:29 - But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the people of Yahweh were prophets H5030, that Yahweh would put His Spirit upon them!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:6 - and He said,

“Hear now My words:

If there is a prophet H5030 among you,

I, Yahweh, shall make Myself known to him in a vision.

I shall speak with him in a dream.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:1 -

[fn]If a prophet H5030 or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - you shall not listen to the words of that prophet H5030 or that dreamer of dreams; for Yahweh your God is testing you to find out if you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:5 - “But that prophet H5030 or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death because he has [fn]counseled [fn]rebellion against Yahweh your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of [fn]slavery, to drive you from the way in which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:15 -

“Yahweh your God will raise up for you a prophet H5030 like me from among you, from your brothers; you shall listen to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:18 - ‘I will raise up a prophet H5030 from among their brothers like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:20 - ‘But the prophet H5030 who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, [fn]that prophet H5030 shall die.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:22 - “When a prophet H5030 speaks in the name of Yahweh, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which Yahweh has not spoken. The prophet H5030 has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:10 - And there has not yet arisen a prophet H5030 in Israel like Moses, whom Yahweh knew face to face,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:8 - that Yahweh sent a prophet H5030 to the sons of Israel, and he said to them, “Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, ‘It was I who brought you up from Egypt and brought you out from the house of slavery.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:20 - So all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was confirmed as a prophet H5030 of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:9 - (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, “Come, and let us go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet H5030 now was formerly called a seer.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:5 - “Afterward you will come to [fn]the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets H5030 coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and a lyre before them, and they will be prophesying.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:10 - And they came to [fn]the hill there, and behold, a group of prophets H5030 met him; and the Spirit of God [fn]came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:11 - Now it happened that all who knew him previously saw, and behold, he was prophesying with the prophets H5030, so the people said to one another, “What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets H5030?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:12 - And a man there answered and said, “Now, who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: “Is Saul also among the prophets H5030?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:20 - Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but they saw the company of the prophets H5030 prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them. And the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:24 - He also stripped off his clothes, and he too prophesied before Samuel and [fn]lay down [fn]naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, “Is Saul also among the prophets H5030?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:5 - And the prophet H5030 Gad said to David, “Do not stay in the fortress; go, and enter into the land of Judah.” So David went and entered into the forest of Hereth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:6 - So Saul asked of Yahweh, but Yahweh did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets H5030.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:15 -

Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed, for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has turned away from me and no longer answers me, either by the hand of the prophets H5030 or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:2 - that the king said to Nathan the prophet H5030, “See now, I inhabit a house of cedar, but the ark of God inhabits tent curtains.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:25 - and sent word by the hand of Nathan the prophet H5030, and he named him [fn]Jedidiah for the sake of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:11 - Then David arose in the morning, and the word of Yahweh came to the prophet H5030 Gad, David’s seer, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:8 - But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet H5030, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:10 - But he did not invite Nathan the prophet H5030, Benaiah, the mighty men, and Solomon his brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:22 -

Behold, while she was still speaking with the king, Nathan the prophet H5030 came in.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:23 - Then they told the king, saying, “Here is Nathan the prophet H5030.” And then he came in before the king and prostrated himself [fn]before the king with his [fn]face to the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:32 -

Then King David said, “Call to me Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet H5030, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada.” And they came into the king’s presence.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:34 - “And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet H5030 shall anoint him there as king over Israel and blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:38 -

So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet H5030, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:44 - “The king has also sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet H5030, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; and they have made him ride on 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 have come up from there with gladness, so that the city is in an uproar. This is the sound which you have heard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:29 - Now it happened at that time, that Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, and that the prophet H5030 Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now [fn]he had covered himself with a new cloak; and both of them were alone in the field.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:11 -

Now an old prophet H5030 was living in Bethel; and his [fn]sons came and recounted to him all the work which the man of God had done that day in Bethel; the words which he had spoken to the king, these also they recounted to their father.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:18 - And he said to him, “I also am a prophet H5030 like you, and an angel spoke to me by the word of Yahweh, saying, ‘Bring him back with you to your house, that he may eat bread and drink water.’” But he dealt falsely with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:20 -

Now it happened as they were sitting down at the table, that the word of Yahweh came to the prophet H5030 who had brought him back;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:23 - Now it happened after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, that he saddled the donkey for him, for the prophet H5030 whom he had brought back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:25 - And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown on the road, and the lion standing beside the body; so they came and spoke about it in the city where the old prophet H5030 lived.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 -

Then the prophet H5030, who brought him back from the way, heard it and said, “It is the man of God, who rebelled against the [fn]command of Yahweh; therefore Yahweh has given him to the lion, which has mauled him and put him to death, according to the word of Yahweh which He spoke to him.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:29 - So the prophet H5030 took up the body of the man of God and laid it on the donkey and brought it back, and he came to the city of the old prophet H5030 to mourn and to bury him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:2 - And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Arise now, and disguise yourself so that they will not know that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh; behold, Ahijah the prophet H5030 is there, who spoke concerning me that I would be king over this people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:18 - And all Israel buried him and mourned for him, according to the word of Yahweh which He spoke through His servant Ahijah the prophet H5030.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:7 - Moreover, the word of Yahweh through the hand of the prophet H5030 Jehu the son of Hanani also came about against Baasha and his household, both because of all the evil which he did in the sight of Yahweh, provoking Him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because he struck [fn]it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:12 -

Thus Zimri destroyed all the household of Baasha, according to the word of Yahweh, which He spoke against Baasha by the hand of Jehu the prophet H5030,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:4 - And it happened that when Jezebel was cutting down the prophets H5030 of Yahweh, Obadiah took one hundred prophets H5030 and hid them by fifties in a cave, and sustained them with bread and water.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:13 - “Has it not been told to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets H5030 of Yahweh, that I hid [fn]one hundred prophets H5030 of Yahweh by fifties in a cave, and sustained them with bread and water?

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