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Lexicon :: Strong's H5081 - nāḏîḇ

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Part of Speech
adjective, masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1299b

Strong’s Definitions

נָדִיב nâdîyb, naw-deeb'; from H5068; properly, voluntary, i.e. generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant):—free, liberal (things), noble, prince, willing (hearted).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H5081 in the following manner: prince (15x), nobles (4x), willing (3x), free (2x), liberal (2x), liberal things (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H5081 in the following manner: prince (15x), nobles (4x), willing (3x), free (2x), liberal (2x), liberal things (2x).
  1. inclined, willing, noble, generous

    1. incited, inclined, willing

    2. noble, princely (in rank)

    3. noble (in mind and character)

      masculine noun
  2. noble one

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָדִיב nâdîyb, naw-deeb'; from H5068; properly, voluntary, i.e. generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant):—free, liberal (things), noble, prince, willing (hearted).
STRONGS H5081: Abbreviations
נָדִיב adjective and noun masculineIsaiah 32:8 inclined, generous, noble; — absolute נ׳ Isaiah 32:5 + 6 times; construct נְדִיב Exodus 35:5 + 2 times; feminine נְדִיבָה Psalm 51:4; plural נְדִיבִים Isaiah 13:2 + 9 times; construct נְדִיבֵי Numbers 21:18 + 2 times; suffix נְדִיבֵמוֺ Psalm 83:12; —
1. incited, inclined, willing, נְדִיב לֵב Exodus 35:5, 22 (P), 1 Chronicles 29:31 (see נָדַב Qal), נָדִיב בְחָכְמָה 1 Chronicles 28:21; רוּחַ נְדִיבָה Psalm 51:14 a willing spirit.
2. noble, princely, in rank 1 Samuel 2:8 (poem), Job 12:21 = Psalm 107:40; Job 34:18; Proverbs 8:16; Psalm 47:10; Psalm 83:12; Psalm 113:8 (twice in verse); Psalm 118:9; Psalm 146:3; מְּנֵי נדיב Proverbs 19:6; Proverbs 25:7; בית נ׳ Job 21:28; פתחי נ׳ Isaiah 13:2; בת נ׳ Cant 7:2; נְדִיבֵי הָעָם Numbers 21:18 (poem).
3. noble in mind and character || צדּיק Proverbs 17:26; opposed to נָבָל Isaiah 32:5, 8.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


35:5; 35:5; 35:22


21:18; 21:18

1 Samuel


1 Chronicles



12:21; 21:28; 34:18


47:10; 51:4; 51:14; 83:12; 83:12; 107:40; 113:8; 118:9; 146:3


8:16; 17:26; 19:6; 25:7

Song of Songs



13:2; 13:2; 32:5; 32:5; 32:8; 32:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5081 matches the Hebrew נָדִיב (nāḏîḇ),
which occurs 29 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:5 - ‘Take from among you a [fn]contribution to the LORD; whoever is of a willing H5081 heart, let him bring it as the LORDS [fn]contribution: gold, silver, and [fn]bronze,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:22 - Then all [fn]whose hearts moved H5081 them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and [fn]earrings and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who [fn]presented an offering of gold to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:18 - “The well, which the leaders sank,
Which the nobles H5081 of the people dug,
With the scepter and with their staffs.”
And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:8 - “He raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the ash heap
To make them sit with nobles, H5081
And inherit a seat of honor;
For the pillars of the earth are the LORDS,
And He set the world on them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:21 - “Now behold, there are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God, and every willing H5081 man H5081 of any skill will be with you in all the work for all kinds of service. The officials also and all the people will be entirely at your command.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:31 - Then Hezekiah said, “Now that you have [fn]consecrated yourselves to the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the house of the LORD.” And the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all those who were [fn]willing H5081 brought burnt offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:21 - “He pours contempt on nobles H5081
And loosens the belt of the strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:28 - “For you say, ‘Where is the house of the nobleman, H5081
And where is the tent, the dwelling places of the wicked?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:18 - Who says to a king, ‘Worthless one,’
To nobles, H5081 ‘Wicked ones’;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:9 - The [fn]princes H5081 of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham,
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
He [fn]is highly exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:12 - Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:11 - Make their nobles H5081 like Oreb and Zeeb
And all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:40 - He pours contempt upon [fn]princes H5081
And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 113:8 - To make them sit with [fn]princes, H5081
With the [fn]princes H5081 of His people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:9 - It is better to take refuge in the LORD
Than to trust in princes. H5081
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:3 - Do not trust in princes, H5081
In [fn]mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:16 - “By me princes rule, and nobles, H5081
All who judge rightly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:7 - [fn]Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool,
Much less are lying lips to a prince. H5081
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:26 - It is also not good to fine the righteous,
Nor to strike the noble H5081 for their uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:6 - Many will seek the favor of a [fn]generous H5081 man, H5081
And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:7 - For it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,”
Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, H5081
Whom your eyes have seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:12 - “Before I was aware, my soul set me
Over the chariots of [fn]my noble H5081 people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:1 - [fn]How beautiful are your [fn]feet in sandals,
O [fn]prince’s H5081 daughter!
The curves of your hips are like [fn]jewels,
The work of the hands of an artist.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:2 - Lift up a standard on the [fn]bare hill,
Raise your voice to them,
Wave the hand that they may enter the doors of the nobles. H5081
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:5 - No longer will the fool be called noble, H5081
Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:8 - But the noble H5081 man H5081 devises noble plans;
And by noble plans he stands.
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