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Lexicon :: Strong's H5074 - nāḏaḏ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1300

Strong’s Definitions

נָדַד nâdad, naw-dad'; a primitive root; properly, to wave to and fro (rarely to flap up and down); figuratively, to rove, flee, or (causatively) to drive away:—chase (away), × could not, depart, flee (× apace, away), (re-) move, thrust away, wander (abroad, -er, -ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H5074 in the following manner: flee (9x), wander (6x), ....away (4x), wandereth abroad (1x), flee apace (1x), chased (1x), miscellaneous (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H5074 in the following manner: flee (9x), wander (6x), ....away (4x), wandereth abroad (1x), flee apace (1x), chased (1x), miscellaneous (6x).
  1. to retreat, flee, depart, move, wander abroad, stray, flutter

    1. (Qal)

      1. to retreat, flee

      2. to flee, depart

      3. to wander, stray

      4. to flutter (of birds)

    2. (Poal) to flee away, be chased

    3. (Hiphil) to chase away

    4. (Hophal) to be chased away

    5. (Hithpolel) to flee away

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָדַד nâdad, naw-dad'; a primitive root; properly, to wave to and fro (rarely to flap up and down); figuratively, to rove, flee, or (causatively) to drive away:—chase (away), × could not, depart, flee (× apace, away), (re-) move, thrust away, wander (abroad, -er, -ing).
STRONGS H5074: Abbreviations
† I. [נָדַד] verb retreat, flee, depart, stray, wander, flutter (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb062201 flee, run away; Aramaic bdb062202 hate, abominate, shrink from, Aph`el put to flight, etc.; נְדַד flee); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נָֽדְדָה Isaiah 10:31; Esther 6:1; 3rd person plural נָֽדְדוּ Hosea 7:13 + 4 times, נָדָ֑דוּ Isaiah 21:15; Jeremiah 4:25; Imperfect יִדּוֺד Nahum 3:7; 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּדֹּד Genesis 31:40; 3rd person masculine plural יִדֹּדוּן Psalm 68:13 (twice in verse); Infinitive construct נְדֹד Psalm 55:8; Participle נֹדֵד Jeremiah 49:5 +; feminine נוֺדֶ֫דֶת Proverbs 27:8; plural נֹדְדִים Hosea 9:17; —
1. retreat, flee Isaiah 21:15 from before (מִפְּנֵי) swords; Isaiah 33:3 at the sound (מִקּוֺל) of tumult; absolute Isaiah 10:31; Isaiah 22:3; Psalm 68:13 (twice in verse), of birds and beasts Jeremiah 4:25; Jeremiah 9:9 (+ הָלָ֑כוּ); participle= fugitive Isaiah 16:3; Isaiah 21:14; of fleeing in horror, disgust, with מִן person Nahum 3:7; Psalm 31:12.
2. flee, depart, Israel from (מִן) י׳ Hosea 7:13; of sleep (מֵעֵינַי) Genesis 31:40 (E), absolute Esther 6:1.
3. wander, stray (homeless, compare נוד), עוֺף נוֺדֵד Isaiah 16:2 (in simile), so Proverbs 27:8 (מִן local, in simile), compare Proverbs 27:8 (מִן local); of scattered Israel Hosea 9:17; Jeremiah 49:5; (searching) for food Job 15:23 (wicked man); אַרְתִיק נְדֹד Psalm 55:8 I will wander afar.
4. transitive flutter wings (of bird, in figure) Isaiah 10:14.
Po`ēl Perfect consecutive וְנֹדַ֔ד זָֽרְחָה שֶׁמֶשׁ Nahum 3:17 the sun hath arisen and it (the locust swarm) fleeth away.
Hiph. chase away, Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural suffix וּמִתֵּבֵל יְנִדֻּ֑הוּ Job 18:18 (of wicked, || יֶהְדְּפֻהוּ מֵאוֺר).
Hoph. be chased away, Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וְיֻדַּד כְּחֶזְיוֺן Job 20:8 (of wicked); קוֺץ מֻנָֿד 2 Samuel 23:6 thorns thrust away (si vera lectio, compare Dr.; Klo Bu HPS מִדְבָּר ק׳).
Hithpo`l. Imperfect יִתְנוֺדְדוּ Psalm 64:9 flee away (in horror, disgust, compare Qal Nahum 3:7; Psalm 31:12).

Biblical Aramaic

† [נְדַד] verb flee (see Biblical Hebrew I. נדד); —
Pe. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular שִׁנְּתֵהּ נַדַּת עֲלוֺהִי (K§ 46, Beisp. a)) Daniel 6:19.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:40; 31:40

2 Samuel



6:1; 6:1


15:23; 18:18; 20:8


31:12; 31:12; 55:8; 55:8; 64:9; 68:13; 68:13


27:8; 27:8; 27:8


10:14; 10:31; 10:31; 16:2; 16:3; 21:14; 21:15; 21:15; 22:3; 33:3


4:25; 4:25; 9:9; 49:5; 49:5




7:13; 7:13; 9:17; 9:17


3:7; 3:7; 3:7; 3:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5074 matches the Hebrew נָדַד (nāḏaḏ),
which occurs 28 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:40 - Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed H5074 from mine eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:6 - But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, H5074 because they cannot be taken with hands:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:1 - On that night could not H5074 the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:23 - He wandereth abroad H5074 for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased H5074 out of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:8 - He shall fly away as a dream, and shall not be found: yea, he shall be chased away H5074 as a vision of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 - I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled H5074 from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - Lo, then would I wander H5074 far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:8 - So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 - Kings of armies did flee H5074 apace: H5074 and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:8 - As a bird that wandereth H5074 from her nest, so is a man that wandereth H5074 from his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:14 - And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved H5074 the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:31 - Madmenah is removed; H5074 the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:2 - For it shall be, that, as a wandering H5074 bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:3 - Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:14 - The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they fled H5074 from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:3 - All thy rulers are fled H5074 together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:3 - At the noise of the tumult the people fled; H5074 at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:25 - I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:10 - For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; H5074 they are gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:5 - Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:13 - Woe unto them! for they have fled H5074 from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:17 - My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers H5074 among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:7 - And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee H5074 from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:17 - Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, H5074 and their place is not known where they are.
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