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Lexicon :: Strong's H5035 - neḇel

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1284a,1284b

Strong’s Definitions

נֶבֶל nebel, neh'-bel; or נֵבֶל nêbel; from H5034; a skin-bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence, a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form):—bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H5035 in the following manner: psalteries (22x), bottle (8x), viol (4x), flagons (1x), pitchers (1x), vessel (1x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H5035 in the following manner: psalteries (22x), bottle (8x), viol (4x), flagons (1x), pitchers (1x), vessel (1x), variant (1x).
  1. a skin-bag, jar, pitcher

    1. skin-bottle, skin

    2. jar, pitcher (earthen)

  2. harp, lute, guitar, musical instrument

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֶבֶל nebel, neh'-bel; or נֵבֶל nêbel; from H5034; a skin-bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence, a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form):—bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol.
STRONGS H5035: Abbreviations
† I. נֵ֫בֶל noun masculineJeremiah 13:12 1 skin-bottle, skin; 2. jar, pitcher; — נֵ֫בֶל absolute 1 Samuel 10:5 +; construct 1 Samuel 10:3 + (on נֶכֶל see Baer1 Samuel 1:24); —
1. skin of wine, נֵ֫בֶל יַיִן 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Samuel 10:3; 2 Samuel 16:1, compare also Jeremiah 13:12 (twice in verse); plural נִבְלֵי יַיִן 1 Samuel 25:18 : figurative נִבְלֵי שָׁמַיִם Job 38:37 i.e. clouds (|| שְׁחָקִים).
2. earthen jar, pitcher: figurative of connections of Eliakim כְּלֵי נְבָלִים Isaiah 22:24; יְנַפִּ֑צוּ נִבְלֵיהֶם Jeremiah 48:12 (|| כֵּלִים יָרִיקוּ) in figure of Moab (compare Psalm 2:9); נִבְלֵיתֶֿרֶשׂ Lamentations 4:2 simile of men of Judah (|| מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵי יוֺצֵר); simile of destruction of Judah, שֵׁבֶר נֵ֫כֶל יוֺצְרִים Isaiah 30:14.

† II. נֵ֫בֶל, נֶ֫בֶל noun masculinePsalm 57:9 a musical instrument, either a portable harp, or a lute, guitar (with bulging resonance-body at lower end); (perhaps = I. נֵבֶל, and then shape seems to favour lute; perhaps independent word, e.g. Egyptian loan-word, compare nfr, lute, WeHpt 222); — absolute נֵ֫בֶל 1 Samuel 10:5 + 3 times, נֶ֫בֶל Psalm 71:22 + 3 times; נָ֑בֶל Amos 6:5 + 2 times; plural נְבָלִים 2 Samuel 6:5 + 4 times; suffix נְבָלֶיךָ Amos 5:23; Isaiah 14:11; — harp (or lute), played at feasts and religious ceremonies, probably less simple, cheap and common than כִּנּוֺר (which see;; often named with נ׳): — as mark of luxury, revelry Amos 5:23; Amos 6:5; Amos 14:11, so Amos 5:12 (תֹּף חָלִיל כִנּוֺר נ׳), also (not in bad sense) 1 Kings 10:12; played by wandering band of prophets 1 Samuel 10:5 (list as Isaiah 5:12); in worship 2 Samuel 6:5; elsewhere only Psalms, Chronicles, always in worship: Psalm 57:9; Psalm 81:3; Psalm 92:4; Psalm 108:3; Psalm 150:3; כְּלִי נֶבֶל Psalm 71:22; עָשׂוֺר נ׳ a harp with ten strings Psalm 33:2; Psalm 144:9; 1 Chronicles 13:8; 1 Chronicles 15:16, 20, 28; 1 Chronicles 16:5 (כְּלֵי נְבָלִים), 1 Chronicles 25:1, 6; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 9:11; 20:28; 29:25; Nehemiah 12:27. — compare further BenzArchaeology 273 ff. NowArchaeology i. 273 ff. DrAmos 234 ff. WeHpt 222 ff.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

1:24; 1:24; 10:3; 10:3; 10:5; 10:5; 10:5; 25:18

2 Samuel

6:5; 6:5; 16:1

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

13:8; 15:16; 15:20; 15:28; 16:5; 25:1; 25:6

2 Chronicles

5:12; 9:11; 20:28; 29:25






2:9; 33:2; 57:9; 57:9; 71:22; 71:22; 81:3; 92:4; 108:3; 144:9; 150:3


5:12; 14:11; 22:24; 30:14


13:12; 13:12; 48:12




5:12; 5:23; 5:23; 6:5; 6:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5035 matches the Hebrew נֶבֶל (neḇel),
which occurs 38 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:24 - And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a bottle H5035 of wine, and brought him unto the house of the LORD in Shiloh: and the child was young.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:3 - Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle H5035 of wine:
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 coming down from the high place with a psaltery, H5035 and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:18 - Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles H5035 of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, H5035 and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle H5035 of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:12 - And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries H5035 for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:8 - And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, H5035 and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries H5035 and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:20 - And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries H5035 on Alamoth;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:28 - Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with psalteries H5035 and harps.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:5 - Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries H5035 and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:1 - Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, H5035 and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:6 - All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, H5035 and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:12 - Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries H5035 and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:11 - And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries H5035 for singers: and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:28 - And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries H5035 and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:25 - And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, H5035 and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:27 - And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, H5035 and with harps.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:37 - Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles H5035 of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:2 - Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery H5035 and an instrument of ten strings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:8 - Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery H5035 and harp: I myself will awake early.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:22 - I will also praise thee with the psaltery, H5035 even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:2 - Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. H5035
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:3 - Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; H5035 upon the harp with a solemn sound.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:2 - Awake, psaltery H5035 and harp: I myself will awake early.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:9 - I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery H5035 and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 150:3 - Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery H5035 and harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:12 - And the harp, and the viol, H5035 the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:11 - Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: H5035 the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:24 - And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons. H5035
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:14 - And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel H5035 that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:12 - Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle H5035 shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto thee, Do we not certainly know that every bottle H5035 shall be filled with wine?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:12 - Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles. H5035
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:2 - The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, H5035 the work of the hands of the potter!
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:23 - Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. H5035
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:5 - That chant to the sound of the viol, H5035 and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
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