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Lexicon :: Strong's H5095 - nāhal

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1312

Strong’s Definitions

נָהַל nâhal, naw-hal'; a primitive root; properly, to run with a sparkle, i.e. flow; hence (transitively), to conduct, and (by inference) to protect, sustain:—carry, feed, guide, lead (gently, on).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H5095 in the following manner: guide (5x), lead (3x), fed (1x), carried (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H5095 in the following manner: guide (5x), lead (3x), fed (1x), carried (1x).
  1. to lead, give rest, lead with care, guide to a watering place or station, cause to rest, bring to a station or place of rest, guide, refresh

    1. (Piel)

      1. to lead to a watering-place or station and cause to rest there

      2. to lead or bring to a station or goal

      3. to lead, guide

      4. to give rest to

      5. to refresh (with food)

    2. (Hithpael)

      1. to lead on

      2. to journey by stations or stages

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָהַל nâhal, naw-hal'; a primitive root; properly, to run with a sparkle, i.e. flow; hence (transitively), to conduct, and (by inference) to protect, sustain:—carry, feed, guide, lead (gently, on).
STRONGS H5095: Abbreviations
† [נָהַל] verb Pi. lead, guide to a watering-place or station, and cause to rest there; bring to a station or place of rest; lead, guide; refresh (compare Arabic bdb062406 watering-place, bdb062407 take a first drink; likewise (Dozy) bdb062408 station, stage of the road; perhaps also Assyrian Nâlu, lie down DlHWB 438; DlHA 5f.; Prol. 17 ff. tries to explain all the passages from this Assyrian nâlu; against him see PräLOPh i. 195 CheAcad., April 12,1884 DHMZKF i. 357 f.ZMG xi. 1886, 728; two √√ proposed by RDWilsonPresb. Rev. (N.Y.), April, 1885 (careful article), compare T. ChePsalm 23:2. critical note.); —
Pi. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular נֵהַלָתָּ Exodus 15:13; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְנַהֵל Isaiah 40:11; suffix יְנַהֲלֵנִי Psalm 23:2, יְנַהְלֵם Isaiah 49:10; וַיְנַהֲלֵם Genesis 47:17; 2 Chronicles 32:22; 2nd person masculine singular suffix תְּנַהֲלֵנִי Psalm 31:4; 3rd person masculine plural suffix וַיְנַהֲלוּם 2 Chronicles 28:15; Participle מְנַהֵל Isaiah 51:18; —
1. lead to watering-place (or station), and cause to rest there, subject י׳ as shepherd, Isaiah 49:10 (עַלֿ location; || נהג), Psalm 23:2 (with עַלֿ location; || הִרְבִּיץ), Isaiah 40:11 (|| רעה, קִבֵּץ).
2. lead or bring to a station, a goal, י׳ subject Exodus 15:13 (song; no object expressed, אֶלֿ location; || נחה); human subject 2 Chronicles 28:15 and they conducted all the feeble of them by means of (ב) asses (|| הֵבִיא).
3. lead, guide: figurative, אֵין מְנַהֵל לָהּ Isaiah 51:18 there is no one to be a guide for her, i.e. for Jerusalem, drunk with cup of י׳'s fury (|| מַחֲזִיק בְּיָדָהּ); י׳ subject Psalm 31:4 lead me (|| תַּנְחֵנִי).
4. give rest to (?) מִסָּבִיב וַיְנ׳ 2 Chronicles 32:22 and he gave them rest on every hand, compare Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate (= וַיָּנִח לָהֶם מִסּ׳ 1 Chronicles 2, 18 +, probably so read here, see Be DHM Öttli).
5. refresh with food, וַיְנ׳ בַּלֶּחֶם Genesis 47:17 (J).
Hithp. Imperfect probably journey by stations, stages, only 1st person singular אֶתְנַהֲלָה Genesis 33:14 (J), I will proceed, journey on, by stages (i.e. deliberately with family and cattle).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


33:14; 47:17; 47:17


15:13; 15:13

1 Chronicles

2; 2:18

2 Chronicles

28:15; 28:15; 32:22; 32:22


23:2; 23:2; 23:2; 31:4; 31:4


40:11; 40:11; 49:10; 49:10; 51:18; 51:18


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5095 matches the Hebrew נָהַל (nāhal),
which occurs 10 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - “Please let my lord pass on ahead of his servant, and I will proceed H5095 at my leisure, at the pace of the cattle that are ahead of me and at the pace of the children, until I come to my lord at Seir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:17 - So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them [fn]food in exchange for the horses and the [fn]flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he [fn]fed H5095 them with [fn]food in exchange for all their livestock [fn]that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:13 - “In Your [fn]faithfulness You have led the people whom You have redeemed;
In Your strength You have guided H5095 them to Your holy habitation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:15 - Then the men who were designated by name got up, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked people from the spoils; they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led H5095 all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:22 - So the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria and from the hand of all others, and [fn]guided H5095 them on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:2 - He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads H5095 me beside [fn]quiet waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:3 - For You are my rock and my fortress;
For the sake of Your name You will lead me and guide H5095 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 - Like a shepherd He will tend His flock,
In His arm He will gather the lambs
And carry them in the fold of His robe;
He will gently lead H5095 the nursing ewes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:10 - “They will not hunger or thirst,
Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down;
For He who has compassion on them will lead them,
And He will guide H5095 them to springs of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:18 - There is no one to guide H5095 her among all the sons to whom she has given birth,
Nor is there anyone to take her by the hand among all the sons she has raised.
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