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Lexicon :: Strong's H5045 - neḡeḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be parched
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TWOT Reference: 1288a

Strong’s Definitions

נֶגֶב negeb, neh'-gheb; from an unused root meaning to be parched; the south (from its drought); specifically, the Negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine):—south (country, side, -ward).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 112x

The KJV translates Strong's H5045 in the following manner: south (89x), southward (16x), south side (5x), south country (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 112x
The KJV translates Strong's H5045 in the following manner: south (89x), southward (16x), south side (5x), south country (2x).
  1. south-country, Nekeb, south

    1. south-country

      1. region of southern Judah, boundaries not specific

    2. south

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֶגֶב negeb, neh'-gheb; from an unused root meaning to be parched; the south (from its drought); specifically, the Negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine):—south (country, side, -ward).
STRONGS H5045: Abbreviations
נֶ֫גֶב noun [masculine]] south-country, Negeb, south (compare LagBN 78); — נ׳ absolute Genesis 20:1 +; construct Joshua 11:2 +; נֶ֫גְבָּה Genesis 13:14 +; —
1. south-country, i.e.
a. specifically the region south of Judah, boundaries not exactly defined (see cities in it Joshua 15:21-32), but with from hills south of Hebron to Kadesh, אֶרֶץ הַנּ׳ Genesis 20:1 (E), Genesis 24:62 (J), Numbers 13:29 (JE), Judges 1:15; Joshua 15:19; almost = proper name הַנּ׳, הַנֶּ֫גְבָּה, Genesis 12:9; Genesis 13:1; Numbers 13:17, 22; Numbers 21:1 (all J), Deuteronomy 34:3 (JE), Deuteronomy 1:7; Joshua 10:40; Joshua 11:16; Joshua 12:8 (all D), Numbers 33:40; Joshua 15:21 (both P), Judges 1:9; 1 Samuel 20:41 (but read הָאַרְגָּב, i.e. the mound Greek Version of the LXX (ἀργαβ) Th We Klo Dr Kit Bu HPS), Jeremiah 13:19; Jeremiah 17:26; Jeremiah 32:44; Jeremiah 33:13; Zechariah 7:7; Obadiah 20; Psalm 126:4 (simile), Ezekiel 21:3a (= Judah); נ׳ (no article) Genesis 13:3 (J), 1 Samuel 30:1; Isaiah 30:6 (compare Di); of particular districts in the Negeb: עֲרָד נ׳ Judges 1:16 (compare GFM), יהוּדָה נ׳ etc. 1 Samuel 27:10 (3 times in verse) (compare Dr), 1 Samuel 30:14 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 24:7; 2 Chronicles 28:18; see also Zechariah 14:10; רָמַת נ׳ Joshua 19:8, רָמוֺת נ׳ 1 Samuel 30:27; collective with plural verb = people of south-land Obadiah 19.
b. land south of Babylon Isaiah 21:1 (compare Di).
c. = Egypt Daniel 11:5, 6, 9, 14, 15, 25 (twice in verse); Daniel 11:29, 40 (see Meinh Bev Behrm, compare Daniel 11:43).
2. hence south (opposed to north, east, west) Genesis 13:14; Genesis 28:14 (both J), Joshua 17:10 (P), 1 Kings 7:25 2 Chronicles 4:4; 1 Chronicles 9:24; 1 Chronicles 26:15, 17 (compare 1 Chronicles 26:14; 1 Chronicles 26:16; 1 Chronicles 26:18), Ezekiel 21:3b; Ezekiel 21:9; Daniel 8:4, 9, further 1 Kings 7:39; Zechariah 14:4; מְּאַת נֶ֫גְבָּה תֵּימָ֫נָה Exodus 26:18, compare Exodus 27:9; Exodus 36:23; Exodus 38:9; Exodus 40:24 (of south side of tabernacle); שַׁ֫עַר נ׳ Ezekiel 46:9 (twice in verse); מְּאַת נ׳ south side or border Numbers 34:3; Numbers 35:5; Joshua 18:15 (all P), Ezekiel 47:19, cf Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:16, 28, 33; גְּבוּל נ׳ south boundary Numbers 34:3; Joshua 15:2, 4; Joshua 18:19 (all P), compare מִנֶּ֫גֶב לְ (הַגְּבוּל) on the south of Numbers 34:4 (twice in verse); Joshua 15:3 (לְ אֶלמִֿנּ׳), Joshua 15:3; Joshua 15:7; Joshua 18:3 (all P), Judges 21:19; מִנּ׳ absolute on the south Joshua 18:5 (JE), Joshua 19:34 (P), 1 Samuel 14:5; Ezekiel 40:2; כֶּ֫תֶף הַיְבוּסִי מִנּ׳ Joshua 15:8, compare Joshua 18:13, 16 (all P); נֶ֫גְבָּה Joshua 15:1, 2; Joshua 18:14 (twice in verse); Joshua 18:19 (all P), 2 Chronicles 4:10; Ezekiel 21:2 (Co; HCT נגב) Ezekiel 48:10, 17; נֶ֫גְבָּה לְ Joshua 17:9 (P). — For בִּנְּרוֺת נ׳ Joshua 11:2 read נֶגֶד (Greek Version of the LXX Di).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:9; 13:1; 13:3; 13:14; 13:14; 20:1; 20:1; 24:62; 28:14


26:18; 27:9; 36:23; 38:9; 40:24


13:17; 13:22; 13:29; 21:1; 33:40; 34:3; 34:3; 34:4; 35:5


1:7; 34:3


10:40; 11:2; 11:2; 11:16; 12:8; 15:1; 15:2; 15:2; 15:3; 15:3; 15:4; 15:7; 15:8; 15:19; 15:21; 15:21; 15:22; 15:23; 15:24; 15:25; 15:26; 15:27; 15:28; 15:29; 15:30; 15:31; 15:32; 17:9; 17:10; 18:3; 18:5; 18:13; 18:14; 18:15; 18:16; 18:19; 18:19; 19:8; 19:34


1:9; 1:15; 1:16; 21:19

1 Samuel

14:5; 20:41; 27:10; 30:1; 30:14; 30:27

2 Samuel


1 Kings

7:25; 7:39

1 Chronicles

9:24; 26:14; 26:15; 26:16; 26:17; 26:18

2 Chronicles

4:4; 4:10; 28:18




21:1; 30:6


13:19; 17:26; 32:44; 33:13


21:2; 21:3; 21:3; 21:9; 40:2; 46:9; 47:19; 47:19; 48:10; 48:16; 48:17; 48:28; 48:33


8:4; 8:9; 11:5; 11:6; 11:9; 11:14; 11:15; 11:25; 11:29; 11:40; 11:43


1:19; 1:20


7:7; 14:4; 14:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5045 matches the Hebrew נֶגֶב (neḡeḇ),
which occurs 111 times in 97 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 12:9–1Sa 20:41)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:9 - And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south. H5045
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:1 - And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. H5045
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went on his journeys from the south H5045 even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:14 - And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, H5045 and eastward, and westward:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:1 - And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south H5045 country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:62 - And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south H5045 country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: H5045 and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:18 - And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south H5045 side southward.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:9 - And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south H5045 side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:23 - And he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south H5045 side southward:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:9 - And he made the court: on the south H5045 side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, an hundred cubits:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:24 - And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward. H5045
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:17 - And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, H5045 and go up into the mountain:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:22 - And they ascended by the south, H5045 and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:29 - The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: H5045 and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:1 - And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, H5045 heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:40 - And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south H5045 in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - Then your south H5045 quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south H5045 border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:4 - And your border shall turn from the south H5045 to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south H5045 to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:5 - And ye shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south H5045 side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst: this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:7 - Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, H5045 and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:3 - And the south, H5045 and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:40 - So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, H5045 and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:2 - And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south H5045 of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:16 - So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south country, H5045 and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:8 - In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; H5045 the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:1 - This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward H5045 was the uttermost part of the south coast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - And their south H5045 border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that looketh southward: H5045
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:3 - And it went out to the south side H5045 to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side H5045 unto Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:4 - From thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south H5045 coast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is before the going up to Adummim, which is on the south side H5045 of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out thereof were at Enrogel:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south H5045 side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:19 - Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south H5045 land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:21 - And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the coast of Edom southward H5045 were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:9 - And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward H5045 of the river: these cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:10 - Southward H5045 it was Ephraim's, and northward it was Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, H5045 and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:13 - And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Bethel, southward; H5045 and the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the south side H5045 of the nether Bethhoron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:14 - And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, H5045 from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward; H5045 and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:15 - And the south H5045 quarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:16 - And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, H5045 and descended to Enrogel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:19 - And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south H5045 end of Jordan: this was the south H5045 coast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:8 - And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalathbeer, Ramath of the south. H5045 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:34 - And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor, and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side, H5045 and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:9 - And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, H5045 and in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:15 - And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south H5045 land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:16 - And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south H5045 of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:19 - Then they said, Behold, there is a feast of the LORD in Shiloh yearly in a place which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south H5045 of Lebonah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:5 - The forefront of the one was situate northward over against Michmash, and the other southward H5045 over against Gibeah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, H5045 and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.

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