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Lexicon :: Strong's H5066 - nāḡaš

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Strong’s Definitions

נָגַשׁ nâgash, naw-gash'; a primitive root; to be or come (causatively, bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically, to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religious to worship; causatively, to present; figuratively, to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back:—(make to) approach (nigh), bring (forth, hither, near), (cause to) come (hither, near, nigh), give place, go hard (up), (be, draw, go) near (nigh), offer, overtake, present, put, stand.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 125x

The KJV translates Strong's H5066 in the following manner: (come, draw, etc)..near (55x), come (14x), (come, draw, etc)..nigh (12x), bring (13x), ... hither (7x), offer (7x), approach (5x), forth (3x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 125x
The KJV translates Strong's H5066 in the following manner: (come, draw, etc)..near (55x), come (14x), (come, draw, etc)..nigh (12x), bring (13x), ... hither (7x), offer (7x), approach (5x), forth (3x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. to draw near, approach

    1. (Qal) to draw or come near

      1. of humans

        1. of sexual intercourse

      2. of inanimate subject

        1. to approach one another

    2. (Niphal) to draw near

    3. (Hiphil) to cause to approach, bring near, bring

    4. (Hophal) to be brought near

    5. (Hithpael) to draw near

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָגַשׁ nâgash, naw-gash'; a primitive root; to be or come (causatively, bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically, to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religious to worship; causatively, to present; figuratively, to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back:—(make to) approach (nigh), bring (forth, hither, near), (cause to) come (hither, near, nigh), give place, go hard (up), (be, draw, go) near (nigh), offer, overtake, present, put, stand.
STRONGS H5066: Abbreviations
[נָגַשׁ] 125 verb draw near, approach, less frequently synonym of קרב which see (Late Hebrew id. Hiph. (rare) and derivatives); —
Qal68 Imperfect יִגַּשׁ Exodus 24:14 +, יִגָּ֑שׁ Psalm 91:7, וַיִּגַּשׁ Genesis 18:23 +; 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּגַּשׁ Genesis 33:7; 2nd person masculine singular תִּגַּשֿׁ Isaiah 65:5; 3rd person masculine plural יִגְּשׁוּ Isaiah 41:1 +, יִגָּ֑שׁוּ Exodus 24:2, יִגַּ֑שׁוּ Job 41:8 (Baer; van d. H. יִנָּ֑שׁוּ); 3rd person feminine plural וַתִּגַּשְׁןָ Genesis 33:6, etc.; Imperative גַּשׁ 2 Samuel 1:15, גֶּשֿׁ Genesis 19:9, גְּשָׁה Genesis 27:21 + 2 times; feminine singular גְּשִׁי; Ruth 2:14, etc.; Infinitive construct לָגֶ֫שֶׁת Judges 20:23 +; suffix גִּשְׁתּוֺ Genesis 33:3; גִּשְׁתָּם Exodus 28:43 + 2 times; — draw or come near,
1. human subject: followed by אֶלֿ person Genesis 27:22; Genesis 43:19; Genesis 44:18; Genesis 45:4 (all J), Exodus 19:15 (of sexual intercourse), Exodus 24:2; Numbers 32:16; Joshua 14:6 (all E), Exodus 34:30; Joshua 21:1 (P), + 10 times elsewhere (not D), + Psalm 91:7 (subject pestilence personified); of priestly approach to י׳ Ezekiel 44:13, compare Jeremiah 30:21b, also followed by אֶלֿ of altar Exodus 28:43; Exodus 30:20; Leviticus 21:23 and absolute, Leviticus 21:21 (all P or H); followed by אֶלֿ of thing also Numbers 8:16; followed by עַדֿ person Genesis 33:3 (J), of thing Judges 9:52; followed by עַלֿ person Ezekiel 9:6, of thing Ezekiel 44:13; followed by בְּ person Isaiah 65:5 (|| קָרַב אֶלֿ); in Amos 9:10 read תִּגַּשׁ בַעֲדֵנוּ (for MT תַּגִּישׁ Hiph. compare We GASm Dr Now; || קִדֵּם); followed by לַמִּלְחָמָה draw near for battle Judges 20:23; Jeremiah 46:3; 2 Samuel 10:13 = 1 Chronicles 19:14 (+ לִפְנֵי person); followed by accusative of person 1 Samuel 9:18; 1 Samuel 30:21, of thing Numbers 4:19 (P), but accusative difficult; Dr reads אֶלֿ for אֶתֿ 1 Samuel 9:18; Numbers 4:19, compare Klo HPS; in 1 Samuel 30:21 Dr takes אֶתֿ = with; followed by הֲלוֺם hither, 1 Samuel 14:38; Ruth 2:14; absolute Genesis 18:23; Genesis 27:21; Genesis 29:10; Genesis 33:6, 7; Genesis 45:4 (all J), Exodus 24:2 (E), Joshua 8:11 (E; + ויבאו), + 9 times (not P, D),+ Genesis 27:26, 27 (E), Joshua 3:9 (J), 2 Samuel 1:15; 2 Chronicles 29:31 (all Imperative followed by 2nd Imperative), + Genesis 19:9 (J), Leviticus 21:21 (twice in verse) (H), 2 Kings 4:27 (all followed by Infinitive purpose); Note especially גֶּשׁהָֿ֫לְאָה Genesis 19:9 lit approach thither! i.e. move away ! compare גְּשָׁהלִֿי וְאֵשׁ֑בָה Isaiah 46:20 move away for me (make room for me that I may dwell (|| צַרלִֿי הַמָּקוֺם).
2. inanimate subject בְּאֶחָד יִגַּ֫שׁוּ אֶחָד Job 41:8 one to another they approach (fit closely together; of scales of crocodile). —
Qal not in D.
Niph. Perfect נִגַּשׁ Genesis 33:7 +; 3rd person feminine singular וְנִגְּשָׁה Deuteronomy 25:9; 3rd person masculine plural נִגְּשׁוּ Exodus 34:32 +; נִגַּשְׁתֶּם 2 Samuel 11:20, 21; Participle plural נִגָּשִׁים Exodus 19:22; — draw near =
Qal (and substitute for it in D): — followed by אֶלֿ person Deuteronomy 25:9; 1 Kings 20:13; Ezra 9:1, of priestly approach to Yahweh Exodus 19:22 (J), Jeremiah 30:21; followed by אֶלֿ of thing Exodus 20:21; Exodus 24:2 (both E), 2 Samuel 11:20, 21, אֶלהַֿמִּשְׁמָּט Deuteronomy 25:1; followed by בְּ person Amos 9:13; followed by לַמִּלְחָמָה 1 Samuel 7:10; absolute Genesis 33:7 (J), Deuteronomy 20:2 (|| קרב), Deuteronomy 21:5; Exodus 34:32 (P), so figurative of worship Isaiah 29:13.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix consecutive וְהִגִּישׁוֺ Exodus 21:6 (twice in verse), וְהִגִּישָׁהּ Leviticus 2:8; 3rd person plural הִגִּ֫ישׁוּ 2 Samuel 17:29; 2nd person masculine plural הִגַּשְׁתֶּם Amos 5:25; Imperfect jussive יַגֵּשׁ Job 40:19; וַיַגֶּשֿׁ Genesis 27:25; וַיַּגַּ֑שׁ Judges 6:19; 3rd person feminine singular תַּגִּישׁ Amos 9:10, וַתַּגֵּשׁ 1 Samuel 28:25; 2 Samuel 13:11; 3rd person masculine plural יַגִּ֫ישׁוּ Isaiah 41:22; 2nd person masculine plural תַּגִּ֫ישׁוּ Malachi 1:8, תַּגִּישׁוּן Malachi 1:8, וַתַּגִּישׁוּן Amos 6:3, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הַגִּ֫ישָׁה Genesis 27:25 +; masculine plural הַגִּ֫ישׁוּ 1 Samuel 13:9 +; Participle מַגִּישׁ Malachi 2:12; plural construct מַגִּישֵׁי Malachi 3:3, etc.; — cause to approach, bring near, bring, followed by אֶלֿ person (usually object accusative of thing, rarely person Exodus 21:6 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 15:32; Genesis 48:10 compare Genesis 48:13): — Genesis 48:10, 13 (E), Exodus 21:6 (twice in verse) (E), 1 Samuel 13:9; 1 Samuel 14:34; 1 Samuel 15:32; 2 Samuel 13:11 (+ Infinitive purpose), 2 Kings 4:5, 6; followed by אֶלהַֿמִּוְבֵּךְַ Leviticus 2:8 (P; of sacrifice); עַלמִֿזְבְּחִי Malachi 1:7 (sacrifice); לְ person Genesis 27:25 (twice in verse) (E), 1 Samuel 30:7; 2 Samuel 17:29 (read וַיַּגִּישׁוּ Greek Version of the LXX Th We Klo Kit, compare Dr), of sacrifice Amos 5:25; Malachi 2:12; Malachi 3:3; לִפְנֵי person 1 Samuel 28:25; 2 Chronicles 29:23; no preposition Exodus 32:6 (J), 1 Samuel 14:18, 34; 1 Samuel 23:9; 1 Samuel 30:7; Judges 6:19 (following הוציא אֶלֿ), Amos 6:3; 1 Kings 5:1; Leviticus 8:14 (P), of sacrifice also Malachi 1:8 (לִזְבֹּחַ), Malachi 1:8 (|| הקריב); figurative (object proofs, evidences) Isaiah 41:21 (|| קרב), Isaiah 41:22 (+ וַיַּגִּידוּ), compare Isaiah 45:21 (|| הַגִּידוּ); הָעשֹׁוֺ יַגֵּשׁ חַרְבּוֺ Job 40:19 let him that made him (the hippotamus) draw near his sword, is dubious; Du נֹגֵשׂ חֲבֵרָו [י]הֶעָשׂוּ who is made ruler of its fellows (other conjectures see Di Bu); Amos 9:10 read תִּגַּשׁ Qal which see).
Hoph. Perfect 3rd person masculine plural לאֹלִֿנְחֻשְׁתַּיִם הֻגַּ֑שׁוּ 2 Samuel 3:34 (Ginsb הֻגָּ֫שׁוּ thy feet have not been brought near (put into) fetters; Participle מֻגָּשׁ לשׁמי Malachi 1:11 it (impersonal) is offered to my name.
Hithp. Imperative masculine plural הִתְנַגְּשׁוּ Isaiah 45:20 draw near! (|| הִקָּֽבְצוּ יָבֹאוּ).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:23; 18:23; 19:9; 19:9; 19:9; 27:21; 27:21; 27:22; 27:25; 27:25; 27:25; 27:26; 27:27; 29:10; 33:3; 33:3; 33:6; 33:7; 33:7; 33:7; 33:7; 43:19; 44:18; 45:4; 45:4; 48:10; 48:10; 48:13; 48:13


19:15; 19:22; 19:22; 20:21; 21:6; 21:6; 21:6; 24:2; 24:2; 24:2; 24:2; 24:14; 28:43; 28:43; 30:20; 32:6; 34:30; 34:32; 34:32


2:8; 2:8; 8:14; 21:21; 21:21; 21:23


4:19; 4:19; 8:16; 32:16


20:2; 21:5; 25:1; 25:9; 25:9


3:9; 8:11; 14:6; 21:1


6:19; 6:19; 9:52; 20:23; 20:23


2:14; 2:14

1 Samuel

7:10; 9:18; 9:18; 13:9; 13:9; 14:18; 14:34; 14:34; 14:38; 15:32; 15:32; 23:9; 28:25; 28:25; 30:7; 30:7; 30:21; 30:21

2 Samuel

1:15; 1:15; 3:34; 10:13; 11:20; 11:20; 11:21; 11:21; 13:11; 13:11; 17:29; 17:29

1 Kings

5:1; 20:13

2 Kings

4:5; 4:6; 4:27

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

29:23; 29:31




40:19; 40:19; 41:8; 41:8


91:7; 91:7


29:13; 41:1; 41:21; 41:22; 41:22; 45:20; 45:21; 65:5; 65:5


30:21; 30:21; 46:3


9:6; 44:13; 44:13


5:25; 5:25; 6:3; 6:3; 9:10; 9:10; 9:10; 9:13


1:7; 1:8; 1:8; 1:8; 1:8; 1:11; 2:12; 2:12; 3:3; 3:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5066 matches the Hebrew נָגַשׁ (nāḡaš),
which occurs 125 times in 112 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 18:23–1Sa 14:18)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:23 - And Abraham drew near, H5066 and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - And they said, Stand H5066 back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near H5066 to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:21 - And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, H5066 I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:22 - And Jacob went near H5066 unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:25 - And he said, Bring it near H5066 to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near H5066 to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:26 - And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near H5066 now, and kiss me, my son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:27 - And he came near, H5066 and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, H5066 and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:3 - And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near H5066 to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:6 - Then the handmaidens came near, H5066 they and their children, and they bowed themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:7 - And Leah also with her children came near, H5066 and bowed themselves: and after came H5066  Joseph near H5066 and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:19 - And they came near H5066 to the steward of Joseph's house, and they communed with him at the door of the house,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 - Then Judah came near H5066 unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 - And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near H5066 to me, I pray you. And they came near. H5066 And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near H5066 unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:13 - And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near H5066 unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:15 - And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come H5066 not at your wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:22 - And let the priests also, which come near H5066 to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:21 - And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near H5066 unto the thick darkness where God was.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - Then his master shall bring H5066 him unto the judges; he shall also bring H5066 him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:2 - And Moses alone shall come near H5066 the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; H5066 neither shall the people go up with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:14 - And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matters to do, let him come H5066 unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:43 - And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near H5066 unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:20 - When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near H5066 to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:6 - And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought H5066 peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:30 - And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh H5066 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:32 - And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: H5066 and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:8 - And thou shalt bring the meat offering that is made of these things unto the LORD: and when it is presented unto the priest, he shall bring H5066 it unto the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:14 - And he brought H5066 the bullock for the sin offering: and Aaron and his sons laid their hands upon the head of the bullock for the sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:21 - No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh H5066 to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; he shall not come nigh H5066 to offer the bread of his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:23 - Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh H5066 unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:19 - But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach H5066 unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:19 - And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh H5066 unto the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:16 - And they came near H5066 unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:2 - And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach H5066 and speak unto the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:5 - And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; H5066 for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - If there be a controversy between men, and they come H5066 unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - Then shall his brother's wife come H5066 unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:9 - And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, H5066 and hear the words of the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:11 - And all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, H5066 and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:6 - Then the children of Judah came H5066 unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:1 - Then came near H5066 the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:19 - And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, and presented H5066 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:52 - And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and went hard H5066 unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:23 - (And the children of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until even, and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up H5066 again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother? And the LORD said, Go up against him.)
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 - And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come H5066 thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:10 - And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near H5066 to battle against Israel: but the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:18 - Then Saul drew near H5066 to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:9 - And Saul said, Bring hither H5066 a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:18 - And Saul said unto Ahiah, Bring hither H5066 the ark of God. For the ark of God was at that time with the children of Israel.

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