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Lexicon :: Strong's H5066 - nāḡaš

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TWOT Reference: 1297

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; 33:6; 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 - Abraham approached H5066 and said, “Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - But they said, “Get H5066 out of the way!” They also said, “This one came in [fn]as a foreigner, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them!” So they pressed hard against [fn]Lot and moved H5066 forward H5066 to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:21 - Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come H5066 close H5066, so that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau or not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:22 - So Jacob came H5066 close H5066 to his father Isaac, and he touched him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:25 - So he said, “Bring H5066 it to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, that [fn]I may bless you.” And he brought H5066 it to him, and he ate; he also brought him wine and he drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:26 - Then his father Isaac said to him, “Please come H5066 close H5066 and kiss me, my son.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:27 - So he came H5066 close H5066 and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said,

“See, the smell of my son

Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of his mother’s brother Laban, and the sheep of his mother’s brother Laban, Jacob went H5066 up H5066 and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the flock of his mother’s brother Laban.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:3 - But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed down to the ground seven times, until he came H5066 near H5066 to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:6 - Then the slave women came H5066 forward H5066 [fn]with their children, and they bowed down.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:7 - And Leah likewise came H5066 forward H5066 with her children, and they bowed down; and afterward Joseph came H5066 forward H5066 with Rachel, and they bowed down.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:19 - So they approached H5066 Joseph’s house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 -

Then Judah approached H5066 him and said, “Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and [fn]do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 -

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come H5066 [fn]closer H5066 to me.” And they came H5066 [fn]closer H5066. And he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold to Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now the eyes of Israel were so [fn]dim from age that he could not see. And [fn]Joseph brought H5066 them close H5066 to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:13 - And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right, and brought H5066 them close H5066 to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:15 - He also said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go H5066 near H5066 a woman.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:22 - “Also have the priests who approach the LORD consecrate themselves, or else the LORD will break out against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:21 - So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached H5066 the thick darkness where God was.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master shall bring H5066 him to [fn]God, then he shall bring H5066 him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an [fn]awl; and he shall serve him permanently.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:2 - “Moses alone, however, shall approach H5066 the LORD, but they shall not approach H5066, nor shall the people come up with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:14 - But to the elders he said, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you; whoever [fn]has a legal matter, have him approach H5066 them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:43 - “And they shall be on Aaron and on his sons when they enter the tent of meeting, or when they approach H5066 the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they do not incur [fn]guilt and die. It shall be a statute forever to him and to his [fn]descendants after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:20 - when they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water, so that they do not die; or when they approach H5066 the altar to minister, by offering up in smoke a fire sacrifice to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:6 - So the next day they got up early and offered burnt offerings, and brought H5066 peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and got up to engage in lewd behavior.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:30 - So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to approach H5066 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:32 - Afterward all the sons of Israel came H5066 near H5066, and he commanded them to do everything that the LORD had spoken [fn]to him on Mount Sinai.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:8 - ‘When you bring in the grain offering which is made of these things to the LORD, it shall be presented to the priest, and he shall bring H5066 it to the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:14 -

Then he brought H5066 the bull of the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the bull of the sin offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:21 - ‘No man among the [fn]descendants of Aaron the priest who has an impairment is to come H5066 forward H5066 to offer the LORD’S offerings by fire; since he has an impairment, he shall not come H5066 forward H5066 to offer the food of his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:23 - only he shall not come up to the veil or approach H5066 the altar, since he has an impairment, so that he does not profane My sanctuaries. For I am the LORD who sanctifies them.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:19 - “Rather, do this for them so that they will live and not die when they approach H5066 the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:19 - “And I have given the Levites as [fn]a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the sons of Israel, to perform the service of the sons of Israel at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on behalf of the sons of Israel, so that there will be no affliction among the sons of Israel due to [fn]their approaching H5066 the sanctuary.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:16 -

Then they approached H5066 him and said, “We will build sheepfolds for our livestock here and cities for our little ones;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:2 - “When you are approaching the battle, the priest shall come H5066 forward H5066 and speak to the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:5 - “Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come H5066 forward H5066, because the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute and [fn]violent crime shall be [fn]settled by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 -

“If there is a dispute between people and they go H5066 to [fn]court, and [fn]the judges decide their case, and they declare the righteous innocent and pronounce the wicked guilty,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - then his brother’s widow shall come H5066 up H5066 to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall [fn]declare, ‘This is what is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:9 - Then Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “Come H5066 here, and hear the words of the LORD your God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:11 - Then all the people of war who were with him went up and approached H5066, and arrived in front of the city; and they camped on the north side of Ai. And there was a valley between him and Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:6 -

Then the sons of Judah approached H5066 Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know the word which the LORD spoke to Moses the man of God on account of [fn]you and me in Kadesh-barnea.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:1 -

Then the heads of fathers’ households of the Levites approached H5066 Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of fathers’ households of the tribes of the sons of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:19 -

Then Gideon went in and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread from an [fn]ephah of flour; he put the meat in a basket [fn]and the broth in a pot, and brought them out to him under the [fn]oak and presented H5066 them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:52 - So Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it, and approached H5066 the entrance of the tower to burn it down with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:23 - And the sons of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall we again advance H5066 for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?” And the LORD said, “Go up against him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 -

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “[fn]Come H5066 here, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers; and he served her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied and had some left.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:10 - Now Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, and the Philistines advanced H5066 to battle Israel. But the LORD thundered with a great [fn]thunder on that day against the Philistines and confused them, so that they were struck down before Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:18 - Then Saul approached H5066 Samuel at the gateway and said, “Please tell me where the seer’s house is.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:9 - So Saul said, “Bring H5066 me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:18 - Then Saul said to Ahijah, “Bring H5066 the ark of God here H5066.” For at that time the ark of God was with the sons of Israel.

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