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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: by day the [fn]heat consumed me and the frost by night, and my sleep fled H5074 from my eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:6 - “But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust H5074 away H5074 like thorns,
Because they cannot be taken in hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:1 - During that night [fn]the king could H5074 not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:23 - “He wanders H5074 about for food, saying, ‘Where is it?’
He knows that a day of darkness is [fn]at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - [fn]He is driven from light into darkness,
And chased H5074 from the inhabited world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:8 - “He flies away like a dream, and they cannot find him;
Even like a vision of the night he is chased H5074 away. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 - Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach,
Especially to my neighbors,
And an object of dread to my acquaintances;
Those who see me in the street flee H5074 from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - “Behold, I would wander H5074 far away,
I would lodge in the wilderness. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:8 - So [fn]they [fn]will make him stumble;
Their own tongue is against them;
All who see them will shake H5074 the head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 - “Kings of armies flee, H5074 they flee, H5074
And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:8 - Like a bird that wanders H5074 from her nest,
So is a man who wanders H5074 from his [fn]home.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:14 - And my hand reached to the riches of the peoples like a nest,
And as one gathers abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth;
And there was not one that flapped H5074 its wing or opened its beak or chirped.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:31 - Madmenah has fled. H5074
The inhabitants of Gebim have sought refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:2 - Then, like [fn]fleeing H5074 birds or scattered [fn]nestlings,
The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:3 - [fn]Give us advice, make a decision;
[fn]Cast your shadow like night [fn]at high noon;
Hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitive. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:14 - Bring water [fn]for the thirsty,
O inhabitants of the land of Tema,
Meet the fugitive H5074 with bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they have fled H5074 from the swords,
From the drawn sword, and from the bent bow
And from the press of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:3 - All your rulers have fled H5074 together,
And have been captured [fn]without the bow;
All of you who were found were taken captive together,
[fn]Though they had fled far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:3 - At the sound of the tumult peoples flee; H5074
At the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:25 - I looked, and behold, there was no man,
And all the birds of the heavens had fled. H5074
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:10 - “For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing,
And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge,
Because they are laid waste so that no one passes through,
And the lowing of the cattle is not heard;
Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; H5074 they are gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:5 - “Behold, I am going to bring terror upon you,”
Declares the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts,
“From all directions around you;
And each of you will be driven out [fn]headlong,
With no one to gather the fugitives H5074 together.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:13 - Woe to them, for they have strayed H5074 from Me!
Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me!
I would redeem them, but they speak lies against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:17 - My God will cast them away
Because they have not listened to Him;
And they will be wanderers H5074 among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:7 - “And it will come about that all who see you
Will [fn]shrink H5074 from you and say,
‘Nineveh is devastated!
Who will grieve for her?’
Where will I seek comforters for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:17 - Your [fn]guardsmen are like the swarming locust.
Your marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers
Settling in the stone walls on a cold day.
The sun rises and they flee, H5074
And the place where they are is not known.
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