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Lexicon :: Strong's H5065 - nāḡaś

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1296

Strong’s Definitions

נָגַשׂ nâgas, naw-gas'; a primitive root; to drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by implication, to tax, harass, tyrannize:—distress, driver, exact(-or), oppress(-or), × raiser of taxes, taskmaster.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H5065 in the following manner: oppressor (7x), taskmasters (5x), exact (4x), distressed (2x), oppressed (2x), driver (1x), exactors (1x), taxes (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H5065 in the following manner: oppressor (7x), taskmasters (5x), exact (4x), distressed (2x), oppressed (2x), driver (1x), exactors (1x), taxes (1x).
  1. to press, drive, oppress, exact, exert demanding pressure

    1. (Qal)

      1. to press, drive

      2. to exact

      3. driver, taskmaster, ruler, oppressor, tyrant, lord, exactor of tribute (participle)

    2. (Niphal) to be hard pressed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָגַשׂ nâgas, naw-gas'; a primitive root; to drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by implication, to tax, harass, tyrannize:—distress, driver, exact(-or), oppress(-or), × raiser of taxes, taskmaster.
† [נָגַשׂ verb press, drive, oppress, exact (Assyrian nagâšu, throw down, overthrow, DlHWB 448; Arabic bdb062002 rouse and drive game, drive vehemently; Ethiopic bdb062003 reign, wield power, bdb062004 king); —
Qal Perfect נ׳ 2 Kings 23:25; Imperfect יִגּשֹׁ Deuteronomy 15:2; 2nd person masculine singular תִּגּשֹׁ Deuteronomy 15:3; 2nd person masculine plural תִּנְגּ֑שֹׁוּ Isaiah 58:3; — Participle נֹגֵשׂ Isaiah 9:3 +, etc.; —
1. press, drive to work (object עַצְּבֵיכֶם your workmen), Isaiah 58:3 (GesComm., De Di Du; exact [changing ע׳, which see]. Che, etc.); see 2.
2. exact with accusative כֶּסֶף, 2 Kings 23:35; followed by accusative of person only Deuteronomy 15:2, 13.
3. Participle (= substantive) driver, task-master Exodus 3:7; Exodus 5:6, 10, 13, 14; Job 3:18; (ass-) driver Job 39:7; of (arbitrary) ruler Isaiah 3:12, ruler (good sense) Zechariah 10:4; = foreign oppressor, tyrant Isaiah 9:3 (with בְּ) Isaiah 14:2, 4; Zechariah 9:8; exactor of tribute, Daniel 11:20; plural abstract lordship = lord, ruler, figurative of צְדָקָה (personified) Isaiah 60:17 (|| שָׁלוֺם פְּקֻדָּתֵךְ).
Niph. Perfect נִגַּשׂ 1 Samuel 13:6 + 2 times + Isaiah 3:5 (וְ consecutive); — hard pressed by enemy 1 Samuel 13:6, and so 1 Samuel 14:24 (but omitted by emendation, after Greek Version of the LXX, Th We Dr Kit Bu HPS); treated harshly, of suffering servant of י׳ Isaiah 53:7; reciprocal tyrannize over (ב׳) each other Isaiah 35.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:7; 5:6; 5:10; 5:13; 5:14


15:2; 15:2; 15:3; 15:13

1 Samuel

13:6; 13:6; 14:24

2 Kings

23:25; 23:35


3:18; 39:7


3:5; 3:12; 9:3; 9:3; 14:2; 14:4; 35; 53:7; 58:3; 58:3; 60:17




9:8; 10:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5065 matches the Hebrew נָגַשׂ (nāḡaś),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:7 - The LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, H5065 for I am aware of their sufferings.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:6 - So the same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters H5065 over the people and their foremen, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:10 - So the taskmasters H5065 of the people and their foremen went out and spoke to the people, saying, “Thus says Pharaoh, ‘I am not going to give you any straw.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:13 - The taskmasters H5065 pressed them, saying, “Complete your [fn]work quota, [fn]your daily amount, just as when [fn]you had straw.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:14 - Moreover, the foremen of the sons of Israel, whom Pharaoh’s taskmasters H5065 had set over them, were beaten [fn]and were asked, “Why have you not completed your required amount either yesterday or today in making brick as previously?”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - “This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact H5065 it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORDS remission has been proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:3 - “From a foreigner you may exact H5065 it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:6 - When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were hard-pressed), H5065 then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in cliffs, in cellars, and in pits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:24 - Now the men of Israel were hard-pressed H5065 on that day, for Saul had put the people under oath, saying, “Cursed be the man who eats food [fn]before evening, and until I have avenged myself on my enemies.” So none of the people tasted food.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:35 - So Jehoiakim gave the silver and gold to Pharaoh, but he taxed the land in order to give the money at the [fn]command of Pharaoh. He exacted H5065 the silver and gold from the people of the land, each according to his valuation, to give it to Pharaoh Neco.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:18 - “The prisoners are at ease together;
They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster. H5065
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:7 - “He scorns the tumult of the city,
The shoutings of the driver H5065 he does not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:5 - And the people will be oppressed, H5065
Each one by another, and each one by his neighbor;
The youth will storm against the elder
And the inferior against the honorable.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:12 - O My people! Their oppressors H5065 [fn]are children,
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray
And confuse the direction of your paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:4 - For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders,
The rod of their oppressor, H5065 as [fn]at the battle of Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them as an inheritance in the land of the LORD as male servants and female servants; and [fn]they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors. H5065
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:4 - that you will take up this [fn]taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,
“How the oppressor H5065 has ceased,
And how [fn]fury has ceased!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:7 - He was oppressed H5065 and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:3 - ‘Why have we fasted and You do not see?
Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not [fn]notice?’
Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire,
And drive H5065 hard H5065 all your workers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:17 - “Instead of bronze I will bring gold,
And instead of iron I will bring silver,
And instead of wood, bronze,
And instead of stones, iron.
And I will make peace your administrators
And righteousness your overseers. H5065
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:20 - “Then in his place one will arise who will send an [fn]oppressor H5065 through the [fn]Jewel of his kingdom; yet within a few days he will be shattered, though not in anger nor in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:8 - But I will camp around My house [fn]because of an army,
Because of him who passes by and returns;
And no oppressor H5065 will pass over them anymore,
For now I have seen with My eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:4 - “From [fn]them will come the cornerstone,
From [fn]them the tent peg,
From [fn]them the bow of battle,
From [fn]them every [fn]ruler, H5065 all of them together.

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