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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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player H5059 on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play H5059 the harp with his hand, and you will be well.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:17 - So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me now a man who can play H5059 well and bring him to me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:18 - Then one of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, H5059 a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD is with him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:23 - So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play H5059 it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:10 - Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing H5059 the harp with his hand, [fn]as usual; and [fn]a spear was in Saul’s hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:9 - Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing H5059 the harp with his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:15 - “But now bring me a minstrel.” H5059 And it came about, when the minstrel H5059 played, H5059 that the hand of the LORD came upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:3 - Sing to Him a new song;
Play H5059 skillfully with a shout of joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:25 - The singers went on, the musicians H5059 after them,
[fn]In the midst of the maidens beating tambourines.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:16 - Take your harp, walk about the city,
O forgotten harlot;
Pluck H5059 the strings H5059 skillfully, sing many songs,
That you may be remembered.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:20 - “The LORD will surely save me;
So we will play H5059 my songs on stringed instruments
All the days of our life at the house of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:32 - “Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays H5059 well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them.

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