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Lexicon :: Strong's H5038 - nᵊḇēlâ

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נְבֵלָה
Transliteration
nᵊḇēlâ
Pronunciation
neb-ay-law'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1286a

Strong’s Definitions

נְבֵלָה nᵉbêlâh, neb-ay-law'; from H5034; a flabby thing, i.e. a carcase or carrion (human or bestial, often collectively); figuratively, an idol:—(dead) body, (dead) carcase, dead of itself, which died, (beast) that (which) dieth of itself.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x

The KJV translates Strong's H5038 in the following manner: carcase (36x), dead body (5x), dieth of itself (4x), dead of itself (1x), died (1x), body (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x
The KJV translates Strong's H5038 in the following manner: carcase (36x), dead body (5x), dieth of itself (4x), dead of itself (1x), died (1x), body (1x).
  1. carcass, corpse

    1. of humans, idols, animals

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נְבֵלָה nᵉbêlâh, neb-ay-law'; from H5034; a flabby thing, i.e. a carcase or carrion (human or bestial, often collectively); figuratively, an idol:—(dead) body, (dead) carcase, dead of itself, which died, (beast) that (which) dieth of itself.
STRONGS H5038: Abbreviations
נְבֵלָה noun feminine carcass, corpse (as inert, flabby); — נ׳ absolute 1 Kings 13:24 +; construct נִבְלַת 1 Kings 13:29 +; suffix נְבֵלָתִי Isaiah 26:19; נִבְלָֽתְךָ Deuteronomy 28:26; 1 Kings 13:22; נֵבְלָתוֺ + Josh 82:9 + 6 times; נִבְלָתָהּ Leviticus 11:39, 40 (twice in verse); נִבְלָתָם Isaiah 5:25 + 14 times; — carcass, corpse:
1.
a. human (not in Ezekiel, P, (H), which use פֶּגֶר); Joshua 8:29 (JE), 1 Kings 13:22, 24 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 13:25 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 13:28 (3 times in verse); 1 Kings 13:29, 30; 2 Kings 9:37; Jeremiah 26:23; Jeremiah 36:30; Deuteronomy 21:23; Deuteronomy 28:26; collective corpses Isaiah 5:25; Isaiah 26:19 (wish for restoration to life), Jeremiah 7:33; Jeremiah 9:21; Jeremiah 16:4; Jeremiah 19:7; Jeremiah 34:20; Psalm 79:2.
b. of lifeless idols, collective נִבְלַת שִׁקּוּצֵיהֶם וגו׳ Jeremiah 16:18.
2. of animals (clean and unclean, wild animals, cattle, birds and reptiles, chiefly Leviticus, Ezekiel), Deuteronomy 14:8; Leviticus 5:2 (3 times in verse); Leviticus 11:8, 11, 24, 25, 27, 28, 35, 36, 37, 38; Leviticus 17:15 (all P); נ׳ specifically = body of animal dying of itself Deuteronomy 14:21; Leviticus 7:24; Leviticus 11:39, 40 (twice in verse) (P), Leviticus 22:8 (H), Ezekiel 4:14; Ezekiel 44:31.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Leviticus

5:2; 7:24; 11:8; 11:11; 11:24; 11:25; 11:27; 11:28; 11:35; 11:36; 11:37; 11:38; 11:39; 11:39; 11:40; 11:40; 17:15; 22:8

Deuteronomy

14:8; 14:21; 21:23; 28:26; 28:26

Joshua

8:29

1 Kings

13:22; 13:22; 13:24; 13:24; 13:25; 13:28; 13:29; 13:29; 13:30

2 Kings

9:37

Psalms

79:2

Isaiah

5:25; 5:25; 26:19; 26:19

Jeremiah

7:33; 9:21; 16:4; 16:18; 19:7; 26:23; 34:20; 36:30

Ezekiel

4:14; 44:31

H5038

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5038 matches the Hebrew נְבֵלָה (nᵊḇēlâ),
which occurs 48 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:2 - ‘Or a person who touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass H5038 of an unclean beast or the carcass H5038 of unclean cattle or a carcass H5038 of unclean swarming thingsthough it is hidden from him, yet he is unclean—will be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:24 - ‘Also the fat of an animal which H5038 dies H5038 and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but you must certainly not eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - ‘You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses H5038; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:11 - and they shall be detestable to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses H5038 you shall detest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:24 -

‘By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses H5038 becomes unclean until evening,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:25 - and whoever picks up any of their carcasses H5038 shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:27 - ‘Also whatever walks on its paws, among all the creatures that walk on all fours, are unclean to you; whoever touches their carcasses H5038 becomes unclean until evening,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:28 - and the one who picks up their carcasses H5038 shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - ‘Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass H5038 may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a [fn]stove shall be smashed; they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:36 - ‘Nevertheless a spring or a cistern [fn]collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass H5038 shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:37 - ‘And if a part of their carcass H5038 falls on any seed for sowing which is to be sown, it is clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:38 - ‘Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass H5038 falls on it, it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 -

‘Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass H5038 becomes unclean until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:40 - ‘He too, who eats some of its carcass H5038 shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening, and the one who picks up its carcass H5038 shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:15 - “And when any person eats an animal which H5038 dies H5038 or is torn by beasts, whether he is a native or a sojourner, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and remain unclean until evening; then he will become clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:8 - ‘He shall not eat an animal which H5038 dies H5038 or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:8 - “And the pig, because it divides the hoof but does not chew the cud, it is unclean for you. You shall not eat any of their flesh nor touch their carcasses H5038.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:21 -

“You shall not eat anything which H5038 dies H5038 of itself. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your gates, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to Yahweh your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:23 - his corpse H5038 shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (because cursed of God is he who is hanged), so that you do not make unclean your land which Yahweh your God gives you as an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:26 - “And your carcasses H5038 will be food to all birds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:29 - And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua gave a command, and they took his body H5038 down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the city gate and raised over it a great heap of stones that stands to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:22 - but have returned and eaten bread and drunk water in the place of which He said to you, “Eat no bread and drink no water”; your body H5038 shall not come to the grave of your fathers.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:24 - Then he went and on the way a lion met him and put him to death, and his body H5038 was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body H5038.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:25 - And behold, men passed by and saw the body H5038 thrown on the road, and the lion standing beside the body H5038; so they came and spoke about it in the city where the old prophet lived.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:28 - And he went and found his body H5038 thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body H5038; the lion had not eaten the body H5038 nor mauled the donkey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:29 - So the prophet took up the body H5038 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 to mourn and to bury him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:30 - He laid his body H5038 in his own grave, and they mourned over him, saying, “Alas, my brother!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:37 - and the corpse H5038 of Jezebel will be as dung on the face of the field in the [fn]property of Jezreel, so they cannot say, “This is Jezebel.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:2 -

They have given the dead H5038 bodies H5038 of Your slaves for food to the birds of the heavens,

The flesh of Your holy ones to the beasts of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:25 -

On this account, the anger of Yahweh has burned against His people,

And He has stretched out His hand against them and struck them down.

And the mountains trembled, and their corpses H5038 [fn]lay like refuse in the middle of the streets.

For all this His anger is not turned back,

But His hand is still stretched out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:19 -

Your dead will live;

[fn]Their corpses H5038 will rise.

You who dwell in the dust, awake and shout for joy,

For your dew is as the dew of the [fn]dawn,

And the earth will [fn]give birth to the [fn]departed spirits.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:33 - “The dead H5038 bodies H5038 of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:22 -

Speak, “Thus declares Yahweh,

‘The corpses H5038 of men will fall like dung on the open field

And like the sheaf after the reaper,

But no one will gather them.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:4 - “They will die of deadly diseases; they will not be lamented or buried; they will be as dung on the surface of the ground and come to an end by sword and famine, and their carcasses H5038 will become food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:18 - “I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin because they have profaned My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses H5038 of their detestable idols and with their abominations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:7 - “I will empty out the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem to the point of destruction in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their carcasses H5038 as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:23 - And they brought Uriah out from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who struck him down with a sword and cast his dead H5038 body H5038 into the [fn]burial place of the [fn]common people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:20 - And I will give them into the hand of their enemies and into the hand of those who seek their life. And their dead H5038 bodies H5038 will be food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:30 - ‘Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah, “He shall have no one to sit on the throne of David, and his dead H5038 body H5038 shall be cast out to the heat of the day and the frost of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:14 - But I said, “Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what H5038 died H5038 of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any offensive meat ever entered my mouth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:31 - “The priests shall not eat any bird or beast that has died H5038 of itself or has been torn to pieces.
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