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Lexicon :: Strong's H5059 - nāḡan

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נָגַן
Transliteration
nāḡan
Pronunciation
naw-gan'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1292.1

Strong’s Definitions

נָגַן nâgan, naw-gan'; a primitive root; properly, to thrum, i.e. beat a tune with the fingers; expectation. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (generally), to make music:—player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play(-er, -ing).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H5059 in the following manner: play (8x), instrument (3x), minstrel (2x), melody (1x), player (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H5059 in the following manner: play (8x), instrument (3x), minstrel (2x), melody (1x), player (1x).
  1. to play or strike strings, play a stringed instrument

    1. (Qal)

      1. player (participle)

    2. (Piel)

      1. to play

        1. player, minstrel (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָגַן nâgan, naw-gan'; a primitive root; properly, to thrum, i.e. beat a tune with the fingers; expectation. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (generally), to make music:—player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play(-er, -ing).
STRONGS H5059:
† [נָגַּן] verb touch (strings), play a stringed instrument (Late Hebrew Pi.; Aramaic נְגַן Pa.); —
Qal Participle נֹגְנִים Psalm 68:26 players (|| שָׁרִים, עֲלָמוֺת תּוֺפֵפוֺת).
Pi. Perfect וְנִגֵּן 1 Samuel 16:16 (consecutive), 1 Samuel 16:23; Imperfect 1 plural נְנַגֵּן Isaiah 38:20; Infinitive construct נַגֵּן 1 Samuel 16:17 + 5 times; Participle מְנַגֵּן 1 Samuel 16:16 + 4 times; — play בַּכִנּוֺר 1 Samuel 16:16; בְּיָדוֺ 1 Samuel 16:16; 1 Samuel 16:23 (כִּנּוֺר in context), 1 Samuel 18:10; 1 Samuel 19:9; with accusative of cognate meaning Isaiah 38:20; in simile מֵטִב נַגֵּן Ezekiel 33:32 (|| שִׁיר עֲגָבִים יְפֵהקֿוֺל); אִישׁ מֵיטִיב לְנ׳ 1 Samuel 16:17, compare Psalm 33:3; Isaiah 23:16 (both || שִׁיר), יָדַע נ׳ 1 Samuel 16:18; also 2 Kings 3:15; Participle = player, minstrel (compare Qal) 2 Kings 3:15 (twice in verse); compare also אִישׁ יֹדֵעַ מְנַגֵּן בַכִנּוֺר 1 Samuel 16:16 (Ges§ 120b).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

16:16; 16:16; 16:16; 16:16; 16:16; 16:17; 16:17; 16:18; 16:23; 16:23; 18:10; 19:9

2 Kings

3:15; 3:15

Psalms

33:3; 68:26

Isaiah

23:16; 38:20; 38:20

Ezekiel

33:32

H5059

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5059 matches the Hebrew נָגַן (nāḡan),
which occurs 15 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:16 - Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player H5059 on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play H5059 with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:17 - And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play H5059 well, and bring him to me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:18 - Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, H5059 and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:23 - And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played H5059 with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:10 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played H5059 with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:9 - And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played H5059 with his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:15 - But now bring me a minstrel. H5059 And it came to pass, when the minstrel H5059 played, H5059 that the hand of the LORD came upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:3 - Sing unto him a new song; play H5059 skilfully with a loud noise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:25 - The singers went before, the players on instruments H5059 followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:16 - Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, H5059 sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:20 - The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments H5059 all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:32 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: H5059 for they hear thy words, but they do them not.

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