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Lexicon :: Strong's H5046 - nāḡaḏ

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Strong’s Definitions

נָגַד nâgad, naw-gad'; a primitive root; properly, to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise:—bewray, × certainly, certify, declare(-ing), denounce, expound, × fully, messenger, plainly, profess, rehearse, report, shew (forth), speak, × surely, tell, utter.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 370x

The KJV translates Strong's H5046 in the following manner: tell (222x), declare (63x), shew (59x), utter (5x), shew forth (3x), expound (2x), messenger (2x), report (2x), miscellaneous (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 370x
The KJV translates Strong's H5046 in the following manner: tell (222x), declare (63x), shew (59x), utter (5x), shew forth (3x), expound (2x), messenger (2x), report (2x), miscellaneous (13x).
  1. to be conspicuous, tell, make known

    1. (Hiphil) to tell, declare

      1. to tell, announce, report

      2. to declare, make known, expound

      3. to inform of

      4. to publish, declare, proclaim

      5. to avow, acknowledge, confess

        1. messenger (participle)

    2. (Hophal) to be told, be announced, be reported

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָגַד nâgad, naw-gad'; a primitive root; properly, to front, i.e. stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise:—bewray, × certainly, certify, declare(-ing), denounce, expound, × fully, messenger, plainly, profess, rehearse, report, shew (forth), speak, × surely, tell, utter.
STRONGS H5046: Abbreviations
[נָגַד] 363 verb be conspicuous (Late Hebrew in derivatives; Phoenician proper name, masculine נגד; Arabic bdb061604 conquer, overcome, also be apparent, conspicuous; bdb061605 high land or country; bdb061606 be courageous, vigorous, effective, bdb061607 courageous, efficient; Aramaic bdb061608, נְגַד drag, draw, lead; bdb061609 נָגוֺדָא leader; Ethiopic bdb061610 is travel); —
Hiph.328 Perfect הִגִּיד Genesis 3:11 +, 3rd person feminine singular הִגִּ֫ידָה 1 Samuel 25:19 +, הִגַּדְתָּ Genesis 12:8 +, etc.; Imperfect יַגִּיד 1 Samuel 9:6 +; וַיַּגֵּד Genesis 9:22 +; suffix יַגִּידֶ֫הָ Isaiah 44:7; יַגִּדָהּ Jeremiah 9:11; יַגֵָּֽדְךָ Deuteronomy 32:7 (jussive), etc.; Imperative הַגֵּד 2 Samuel 18:21 +; הַגִּ֫ידָה Genesis 29:15 +, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַגֵּד Judges 14:12 + 2 times; הַגֵּיד Jeremiah 36:16; construct לְהַגִּיד Genesis 32:6 +; לגיד 2 Kings 9:15 Kt. (Qr לְהַגּ׳); Participle מַגִּיד Genesis 41:24 +; feminine מַגֶּ֫דֶת Esther 2:20; plural construct מַגִּידֵי Judges 14:19; — declare, tell [usually followed by לְ of indirect object Genesis 3:11 + often; insert also 1 Samuel 12:7; 2 Samuel 13:34 Greek Version of the LXX Th We Klo Dr Kit Bu, so HPS 2 Samuel 13:34 (1 Samuel 12:7 he following HCT as more different); followed by אֶל Exodus 19:9; 1 Samuel 3:15; followed by לִפְנֵי 1 Samuel 17:31; Psalm 142:3; עַל־פָּנָיו Job 21:31; בְּאָזְנֵָי Jeremiah 36:20; followed by בְּ local (instead of indirect object) chiefly prophets Jeremiah 4:5; Jeremiah 5:20; Jeremiah 31:10 +; also 1 Samuel 4:13; 2 Samuel 1:20; 2 Kings 9:15; Micah 1:10; rarely followed by accusative of person 2 Samuel 15:31 (but read וּלְדָוִד הִגִּיד HPS (indefinite subject), or הֻגַּד ולס׳ We Dr Kit, Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Th Klo Bu favour הֻגַּד), 2 Kings 7:9, 11; Ezekiel 43:10; Job 17:5; Job 26:4; Job 31:37; followed by direct object in accusative Genesis 45:13 + often; followed by clause with כִּי Genesis 3:11 + often; followed by clause with אֲשֶׁר = כִּי (late) Esther 3:4; Esther 6:2; followed by clause with מָה Genesis 29:15; Judges 16:15; Esther 8:1 +; followed by clause with מִי 2 Kings 6:11; followed by clause with אֵיבָה Songs 1:7, once followed by clause with הֲ Genesis 43:6, etc.; often no direct object, followed by לֵאמֹר Exodus 13:8; 1 Samuel 25:14 +; followed by וַיּאֹמֶר Genesis 47:1 +; אמר then following by oratio recta [direct speech]; הִגּ׳ alone followed by oratio recta Zechariah 9:12; followed by עַל concerning, 1 Samuel 27:11; Esther 6:2; often indirect object omitted 1 Samuel 24:19 +; direct object omitted Judges 13:10 +; both omitted Leviticus 5:1 +]. In Hexateuch rarely P, Leviticus 5:1; Leviticus 14:35; Exodus 16:22; J, Genesis 3:11; Genesis 12:18; Exodus 13:8 + 18 times; E, Genesis 21:6; Genesis 31:20; Genesis 41:25 + 15 times; D, Deuteronomy 17:9; Deuteronomy 26:3; Deuteronomy 30:18 + 5 times; —
2. declare, make known, expound, especially of something before not understood, concealed or mysterious, Genesis 3:11; Genesis 12:18, etc.; 1 Kings 10:3 2 Chronicles 9:2; a riddle Judges 14:12, 15, 16 (3 times in verse); Judges 14:19; dream Daniel 2:2; secret Job 11:6, etc.; of י׳ as revealing, Genesis 41:25; 2 Samuel 7:11; 2 Kings 4:27; Micah 6:8; Jeremiah 42:3; Psalm 147:19; of declaring by י׳'s agents Deuteronomy 5:5; Micah 3:8; 1 Samuel 15:16; 2 Samuel 24:13; Jeremiah 50:28; Isaiah 58:1; by divination Hosea 4:12.
3. inform of (play the informer concerning) Joshua 2:14, 20; Jeremiah 20:10; Job 17:5; Leviticus 5:1; Proverbs 29:24.
4. publish declare, proclaim, especially of proclaiming wisdom, power, loving-kindness, etc., of י׳ (especially Psalms): Psalm 9:12; Psalm 22:32; Psalm 51:17; Psalm 92:3; Psalm 92:16; Psalm 145:4 +, subject heavens Psalm 19:2; Psalm 50:6; Psalm 97:6; Isaiah 42:12; Isaiah 57:12.
5. avow, acknowledge, confess: Isaiah 3:9; Psalm 38:19, compare Isaiah 48:6. — Participle = messenger 2 Samuel 15:13; Jeremiah 51:31 (twice in verse) compare הַנַּ֫עַר הַמַּגִּיד 2 Samuel 1:5, 6, 13; הָאִישׁ הַמּ׳ 2 Samuel 18:11.
Hoph. Perfect הֻגַּד Joshua 9:24 +; Imperfect וַיֻּגַּד Genesis 22:20 +; Infinitive absolute הֻגֵּד Joshua 9:24; Ruth 2:11; — be told, announced, reported, always followed byלְ (sometimes impersonal, logical subject in accusative, compare Genesis 27:42; 2 Samuel 21:11, with feminine Isaiah 21:2; not in P): Genesis 27:42 (J), Genesis 31:22 (E), Deuteronomy 17:4; Joshua 9:24 (twice in verse) (D), Ruth 2:11 (twice in verse); Judges 9:25; 2 Samuel 10:17; 2 Samuel 19:2; 2 Samuel 21:11; 1 Kings 10:7; 1 Kings 18:13; 1 Chronicles 19:17; 2 Chronicles 9:6; Isaiah 21:2; Isaiah 40:21; followed by לֵאמֹר Genesis 22:20; Genesis 38:13; Genesis 13:24 (all J), Joshua 10:17 (JE), 1 Samuel 15:12; 1 Samuel 19:19; 2 Samuel 6:12; 1 Kings 1:51; 2 Kings 6:13; 2 Kings 8:7; Isaiah 7:2; followed by clause with כִּי Exodus 14:5 (J), Judges 9:47; 1 Samuel 23:7; 1 Samuel 23:13; 1 Samuel 27:4; 1 Kings 2:29; 1 Kings 2:41.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:11; 3:11; 3:11; 3:11; 3:11; 9:22; 9:22; 12:8; 12:18; 12:18; 21:6; 22:20; 22:20; 24:23; 27:42; 27:42; 29:15; 29:15; 31:20; 31:22; 32:5; 32:6; 38:13; 41:24; 41:25; 41:25; 43:6; 45:13; 47:1


13:8; 13:8; 14:5; 16:22; 19:9


5:1; 5:1; 5:1; 14:35; 14:35


5:5; 17:4; 17:9; 26:3; 30:18; 32:7


2:14; 2:20; 9:24; 9:24; 9:24; 10:17


9:25; 9:47; 13:6; 13:10; 14:12; 14:12; 14:15; 14:16; 14:19; 14:19; 16:15


2:11; 2:11

1 Samuel

3:15; 3:18; 4:13; 9:6; 12:7; 12:7; 15:12; 15:16; 17:31; 19:19; 23:7; 23:13; 24:19; 25:14; 25:19; 27:4; 27:11

2 Samuel

1:5; 1:6; 1:13; 1:20; 6:12; 7:11; 10:17; 13:34; 13:34; 15:13; 15:31; 18:11; 18:21; 19:2; 21:11; 21:11; 24:13

1 Kings

1:23; 1:51; 2:29; 2:41; 10:3; 10:7; 18:13

2 Kings

4:27; 6:11; 6:13; 7:9; 7:11; 8:7; 9:15; 9:15

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

9:2; 9:6




2:10; 2:20; 3:4; 6:2; 6:2; 8:1


11:6; 12:7; 17:5; 17:5; 21:31; 26:4; 31:37


9:12; 19:2; 38:19; 50:6; 51:17; 92:3; 97:6; 142:3; 142:3; 145:4; 147:19



Song of Songs



3:9; 7:2; 19:12; 21:2; 21:2; 40:21; 42:12; 44:7; 48:6; 57:12; 58:1


4:5; 5:20; 5:20; 9:11; 20:10; 31:10; 36:16; 36:20; 42:3; 50:28; 51:31


24:19; 43:10






1:10; 3:8; 6:8



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5046 matches the Hebrew נָגַד (nāḡaḏ),
which occurs 371 times in 344 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 3:11–Deu 17:11)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:11 - And He said, “Who told H5046 you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:22 - Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told H5046 his two brothers outside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:18 - Then Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this that you have done to me? Why did you not tell H5046 me that she was your wife?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:13 -

Then [fn]a survivor came and told H5046 Abram the Hebrew. Now he was residing by the [fn]oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner, and they were [fn]allies with Abram.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:26 - And Abimelech said, “I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell H5046 me, nor did I hear of it [fn]until today.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:20 -

Now it came about after these things, that Abraham was told H5046, saying, “Behold, Milcah [fn]also has borne children to your brother Nahor:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:23 - and he said, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell H5046 me, is there room for us to stay overnight at your father’s house?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 -

Then the young woman ran and told H5046 her mother’s household about these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - “So now if you are going to [fn]deal kindly and truthfully with my master, tell H5046 me; and if not, tell H5046 me now H5046, so that I may turn to the right or the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:32 - Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac’s servants came in and told H5046 him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, “We have found water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:42 - Now when the words of her elder son Esau were reported H5046 to Rebekah, she sent word and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, “Behold your brother Esau is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:12 - Jacob told H5046 Rachel that he was a relative of her father and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran and told H5046 her father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 -

Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell H5046 me, what shall your wages be?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - And Jacob [fn]deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling H5046 him that he was fleeing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:22 -

When Laban was informed H5046 on the third day that Jacob had fled,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - “Why did you flee secretly and [fn]deceive me, and did not tell H5046 me, so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with tambourine and with lyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - and I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants; and I have sent messengers to tell H5046 my lord, so that I may find favor in your sight.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:29 - And Jacob asked him and said, “Please tell H5046 me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And he blessed him there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:5 -

Then Joseph [fn]had a dream, and when he told H5046 it to his brothers, they hated him even more.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:16 - He said, “I am looking for my brothers; please tell H5046 me where they are pasturing the flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:13 - And Tamar was told H5046, “Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 -

Now it was about three months later that Judah was [fn]informed H5046, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has prostituted herself, and behold, she is also pregnant by prostitution.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:24 - and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the soothsayer priests, but there was no one who could explain H5046 it to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:25 -

And Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh’s [fn]dreams are one and the same; God has told H5046 to Pharaoh what He is about to do.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:29 -

When they came to their father Jacob in the land of Canaan, they told H5046 him everything that had happened to them, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:6 - Then Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly, [fn]by telling H5046 the man whether you still had another brother?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:7 - But they said, “The man specifically asked about us and our relatives, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?’ So we [fn]answered H5046 his questions. Could we possibly know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:24 - “So it came about when we went up to your servant my father, we told H5046 him the words of my lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:13 - “Now you must tell H5046 my father of all my splendor in Egypt, and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and bring my father down here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:26 - And they told H5046 him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” But [fn]he was stunned, for he did not believe them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:31 - But Joseph said to his brothers and to his father’s household, “I will go up and tell H5046 Pharaoh, and will say to him, ‘My brothers and my father’s household, who were in the land of Canaan, have come to me;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:1 -

Then Joseph went in and told H5046 Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers and their flocks and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:2 - When [fn]it was told H5046 to Jacob, “Behold, your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel [fn]collected his strength and sat [fn]up in the bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:1 -

Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, “Assemble yourselves, so that I may tell H5046 you what will happen to you in the [fn]days to come.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:28 - Moses told H5046 Aaron all the words of the LORD with which He had sent him, and all the signs that He had commanded him to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:8 - “And you shall tell H5046 your son on that day, saying, ‘It is because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:5 -

When the king of Egypt was told H5046 that the people had fled, [fn]Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, “What is this that we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:22 -

Now on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, [fn]two omers for each one. When all the leaders of the congregation came and told H5046 Moses,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:3 - And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying, “This is what you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell H5046 the sons of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:9 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also trust in you forever.” Then Moses told H5046 the words of the people to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:1 -

‘Now if a person sins after he hears a [fn]public order to testify when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell H5046 it, then he will bear his punishment.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:35 - then the one who owns the house shall come and tell H5046 the priest, saying, ‘Something like a spot of leprosy has become visible to me in the house.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:27 - So a young man ran and informed H5046 Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:3 - Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stand beside your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps the LORD will come to meet me, and whatever He shows me I will tell H5046 you.” So he went to a bare hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:13 - “So He declared H5046 to you His covenant which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten [fn]Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:5 - while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare H5046 to you the word of the LORD; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up on the mountain. [fn]He said,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - and if it is reported H5046 to you and you have heard about it, then you shall investigate thoroughly. And [fn]if it is true and the report is trustworthy that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:9 - “So you shall come to the Levitical priests or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare H5046 to you the [fn]verdict.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:10 - “Then you shall act in accordance with the [fn]terms of the verdict which they declare H5046 to you from that place which the LORD chooses; and you shall be careful to act in accordance with everything that they instruct you to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - “In accordance with the [fn]terms of the law about which they instruct you, and in accordance with the verdict which they tell H5046 you, you shall act; you shall not turn aside from the word which they declare H5046 to you, to the right or the left.

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