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Lexicon :: Strong's H5057 - nāḡîḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1289b

Strong’s Definitions

נָגִיד nâgîyd, naw-gheed'; or נָגִד nâgid; from H5046; a commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstractly, plural), honorable themes:—captain, chief, excellent thing, (chief) governor, leader, noble, prince, (chief) ruler.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's H5057 in the following manner: ruler (20x), prince (9x), captain (6x), leader (4x), governor (3x), nobles (1x), excellent things (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's H5057 in the following manner: ruler (20x), prince (9x), captain (6x), leader (4x), governor (3x), nobles (1x), excellent things (1x).
  1. leader, ruler, captain, prince

    1. ruler, prince

    2. prince-overseer

    3. ruler (in other capacities)

    4. princely things

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָגִיד nâgîyd, naw-gheed'; or נָגִד nâgid; from H5046; a commander (as occupying the front), civil, military or religious; generally (abstractly, plural), honorable themes:—captain, chief, excellent thing, (chief) governor, leader, noble, prince, (chief) ruler.
נָגִיד noun masculine leader (literally probably one in front), ruler, prince; — absolute נ׳ 1 Samuel 9:16 + 31 times; construct (נְגִד) נְגִיד 2 Kings 20:5 + 6 times; plural נְגִידִים Job 29:10 + 3 times; נְגִידֵי 2 Chronicles 35:8; — ruler, prince Psalm 76:13; Proverbs 28:16; Job 29:10; Job 31:37 (in simile). Especially
1. of king of Israel: of Saul עַל מָשַׁח לְנ׳ (+ accusative of person), 1 Samuel 9:16 (subject prophet), compare of Solomon, subject people, 1 Chronicles 29:22; 1 Chronicles 10:1 (subject י׳); of David עַל צִוָּהוּ לְנ׳ 1 Samuel 13:14; 1 Samuel 25:30, עַל צִוָּהוּ נ׳ 2 Samuel 6:21 (in these י׳ subject), על היה לנ׳ 2 Samuel 5:2, על היה נ׳ 2 Samuel 7:8; 1 Chronicles 11:2; 1 Chronicles 17:7; compare also 1 Chronicles 5:2; 2 Chronicles 6:5; of David also לְ׳ נָתַן נ׳ Isaiah 55:4; of Solomon צִוָּה אֹתוֺ על לִהְיוֺת נ׳ 1 Kings 1:35 (י׳ subject); of Jeroboam על נתן נ׳)+ accusative of person) 1 Kings 14:7 (י׳ subject); so 1 Kings 16:2 of Baasha; of Hezekiah עַָמִּי נְ׳ 2 Kings 20:5; הֶעֱמִיד בְּאֶחָיו לְנ׳)+ accusative of person) 2 Chronicles 11:22 (of Abijah, subject Rehob.); of Judah 1 Chronicles 28:4.
2. of a foreign ruler or prince Ezekiel 28:2; Daniel 9:25, 26.
3. the title of some high official connected with the temple Jeremiah 20:1 (of Pashhur) וְהוּא פָקִיד נָגִיד בבית י׳ and he was prince-overseer in, etc. (for פ׳ see Jeremiah 29:26); hence בית האלהים נ׳ 1 Chronicles 9:11; 2 Chronicles 31:13; 35:8 (three ה׳ נגידי ב׳, including the high-priest), Nehemiah 11:11; of high-priest Daniel 11:22 בְּרִית נ׳.
4. ruler in other capacities (late): of tribe 1 Chronicles 27:16; 2 Chronicles 19:11; of Korahites 2 Chronicles 9:20; of Aaronite warriors 2 Chron 12:27; of division of army 1 Chronicles 13:1; 1 Chronicles 27:4; 2 Chronicles 11:11 (commandant of fortress), 2 Chronicles 32:21 (in Assyrian army: || שַׂר); of temple-treasuries 1 Chronicles 26:24, compare 2 Chronicles 31:12; הבית נ׳ 2 Chronicles 28:7 (i.e. of palace?).
5. princely thimgs, plural abstract Proverbs 8:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

9:16; 9:16; 13:14; 25:30

2 Samuel

5:2; 6:21; 7:8

1 Kings

1:35; 14:7; 16:2

2 Kings

20:5; 20:5

1 Chronicles

5:2; 9:11; 10:1; 11:2; 13:1; 17:7; 26:24; 27:4; 27:16; 28:4; 29:22

2 Chronicles

6:5; 9:20; 11:11; 11:22; 19:11; 28:7; 31:12; 31:13; 32:21; 35:8; 35:8




29:10; 29:10; 31:37


8:6; 28:16




20:1; 29:26




9:25; 9:26; 11:22

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5057 matches the Hebrew נָגִיד (nāḡîḏ),
which occurs 44 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:16 - “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince H5057 over My people Israel; and he will deliver My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have regarded My people, because their cry has come to Me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:1 - Then Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it on his head, kissed him and said, “Has not the LORD anointed you a ruler H5057 over His inheritance?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:14 - “But now your kingdom shall not endure. The LORD has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has appointed him as ruler H5057 over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:30 - “And when the LORD does for my lord according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and appoints you ruler H5057 over Israel,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:2 - “Previously, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and in. And the LORD said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be a ruler H5057 over Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:21 - So David said to Michal,It was before the LORD, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler H5057 over the people of the LORD, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:8 - “Now therefore, thus you shall say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, “I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be ruler H5057 over My people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:35 - “Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne and be king in my place; for I have appointed him to be ruler H5057 over Israel and Judah.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:7 - “Go, say to Jeroboam, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel, “Because I exalted you from among the people and made you leader H5057 over My people Israel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:2 - “Inasmuch as I exalted you from the dust and made you leader H5057 over My people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam and have made My people Israel sin, provoking Me to anger with their sins,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:5 - “Return and say to Hezekiah the leader H5057 of My people, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:2 - Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, H5057 yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:11 - and [fn]Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the chief H5057 officer H5057 of the house of God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:20 - Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler H5057 over them previously, and the LORD was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:2 - “In times past, even when Saul was king, you were the one who led out and brought in Israel; and the LORD your God said to you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Israel, and you shall be prince H5057 over My people Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:27 - Now Jehoiada was the leader H5057 of the house of Aaron, and with him were 3,700,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:1 - Then David consulted with the captains of the thousands and the hundreds, even with every leader. H5057
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:7 - “Now, therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, “I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, to be leader H5057 over My people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:24 - Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was officer H5057 over the treasures.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:4 - Dodai the Ahohite and his division had charge of the division for the second month, Mikloth being the chief H5057 officer; H5057 and in his division were 24,000.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:16 - Now in charge of the tribes of Israel: chief H5057 officer H5057 for the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:4 - “Yet, the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever. For He has chosen Judah to be a leader; H5057 and in the house of Judah, my father’s house, and among the sons of my father He took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:22 - So they ate and drank that day before the LORD with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king a second time, and they anointed him as ruler H5057 for the LORD and Zadok as priest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:5 - ‘Since the day that I brought My people from the land of Egypt, I did not choose a city out of all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house that My name might be there, nor did I choose any man for a leader H5057 over My people Israel;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:11 - He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers H5057 in them and stores of food, oil and wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:22 - Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maacah as head and leader H5057 among his brothers, for he intended to make him king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:11 - “Behold, Amariah the chief priest will be over you in [fn]all that pertains to the LORD, and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler H5057 of the house of Judah, in [fn]all that pertains to the king. Also the Levites shall be officers before you. [fn]Act resolutely, and the LORD be with the upright.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:7 - And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king’s son and Azrikam the ruler H5057 of the house and Elkanah the second to the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:12 - They faithfully brought in the contributions and the tithes and the consecrated things; and Conaniah the Levite was the officer H5057 in charge of them and his brother Shimei was second.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:13 - Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath and Benaiah were overseers [fn]under the authority of Conaniah and Shimei his brother by the appointment of King Hezekiah, and Azariah was the chief officer H5057 of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:21 - And the LORD sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander H5057 and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned [fn]in shame to his own land. And when he had entered the temple of his god, some of his own children killed him there with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:8 - His officers also contributed a freewill offering to the people, the priests and the Levites. Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, the officials H5057 of the house of God, gave to the priests for the Passover offerings 2,600 from the flocks and 300 bulls.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:11 - Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the leader H5057 of the house of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The voice of the nobles H5057 was [fn]hushed,
And their tongue stuck to their palate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:37 - “I would declare to Him the number of my steps;
Like a prince H5057 I would approach Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:12 - He will cut off the spirit of princes; H5057
He is [fn]feared by the kings of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:6 - “Listen, for I will speak noble H5057 things; H5057
And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - A leader H5057 who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,
But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:4 - “Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
A leader H5057 and commander for the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:1 - When Pashhur the priest, the son of Immer, who was chief H5057 officer in the house of the LORD, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:2 - “Son of man, say to the [fn]leader H5057 of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Because your heart is lifted up
And you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of [fn]gods
In the heart of the seas’;
Yet you are a man and not God,
Although you make your heart like the heart of God
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:25 - “So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a [fn]decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until [fn]Messiah the Prince H5057 there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with [fn]plaza and moat, even in times of distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:26 - “Then after the sixty-two weeks the [fn]Messiah will be cut off and have [fn]nothing, and the people of the prince H5057 who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And [fn]its end will come with a flood; even to the end [fn]there will be war; desolations are determined.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:22 - “The overflowing forces will be flooded away before him and shattered, and also the prince H5057 of the covenant.

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