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Lexicon :: Strong's H5117 - nûaḥ

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Strong’s Definitions

נוּחַ nûwach, noo'-akh; a primitive root; to rest, i.e. settle down; used in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, intransitive, transitive and causative (to dwell, stay, let fall, place, let alone, withdraw, give comfort, etc.):—cease, be confederate, lay, let down, (be) quiet, remain, (cause to, be at, give, have, make to) rest, set down. Compare H3241.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x

The KJV translates Strong's H5117 in the following manner: rest (55x), ceased (1x), confederate (1x), let down (1x), set down (1x), lay (1x), quiet (2x), remain (1x), set (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x
The KJV translates Strong's H5117 in the following manner: rest (55x), ceased (1x), confederate (1x), let down (1x), set down (1x), lay (1x), quiet (2x), remain (1x), set (1x).
  1. to rest

    1. (Qal)

      1. to rest, settle down and remain

      2. to repose, have rest, be quiet

    2. (Hiph)

      1. to cause to rest, give rest to, make quiet

      2. to cause to rest, cause to alight, set down

      3. to lay or set down, deposit, let lie, place

      4. to let remain, leave

      5. to leave, depart from

      6. to abandon

      7. to permit

    3. (Hoph)

      1. to obtain rest, be granted rest

      2. to be left, be placed

      3. open space (subst)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נוּחַ nûwach, noo'-akh; a primitive root; to rest, i.e. settle down; used in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, intransitive, transitive and causative (to dwell, stay, let fall, place, let alone, withdraw, give comfort, etc.):—cease, be confederate, lay, let down, (be) quiet, remain, (cause to, be at, give, have, make to) rest, set down. Compare H3241.
STRONGS H5117: Abbreviations
נוּחַ verb rest (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic נוּחַ, bdb062801; Phoenician נחת noun rest; possibly also verb ינח (Iph. Perfect), compare Levy cited CISi. 118 Lzb322; Assyrian nâhu, rest (inûh), and derivatives; Ethiopic bdb062802 be extended, long, rarely rest; Arabic bdb062803 IV. is make camel lie down on his breast; bdb062804 resting-place of camel, compare DoughtyArab. Des. i, 397, ii, 63, 486, 642); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נָ֫חָה Isaiah 7:2 2 times, consecutive וְנָחָה Isaiah 11:2; 1st person singular נָ֑חְתְּי Job 3:26; 3rd person plural נָ֫חוּ Esther 9:22, consecutive וְנָחוּ Isaiah 7:19; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָנוּחַ Exodus 23:12 6 times, וַיָּ֫נַח Exodus 10:14; Exodus 20:11; 3rd person feminine singular תָּנוּחַ Isaiah 25:10; Proverbs 14:33, וַתָּ֫נַח Genesis 8:4; Numbers 11:26; 2rd person masculine singular תָּנוּחַ Daniel 12:13 etc.; Infinitive absolute נוֺחַ [H5118 Esther 9:16, 17, 18]; construct לָנוּחַ 2 Samuel 21:10; כְּנוֺחַ Numbers 11:25; Joshua 3:13; Nehemiah 9:28; suffix 3rd person masculine singular בְּנֻחֹה Numbers 10:36; — לְנוּחֶ֑ךָ [H5118 2 Chronicles 6:41] see מְנוּחָה; —
1. rest, settle down and remain, followed by עַל; of birds 2 Samuel 21:10; ark Genesis 8:4 (P); נָ֫חָה אֲרָם עַלאֶֿפְרַיִם Isaiah 7:2 Aram hath settled down upon Ephraim; of spirit of י׳ Numbers 11:25, Numbers 11:26 (E), Isaiah 11:2; spirit of Elijah 2 Kings 2:15; sceptre of wicked Psalm 125:3 (in figurative); followed by בְּ local: of insects Exodus 10:14 (J), Isaiah 7:19 (figurative of invaders); of soles of feet resting in water Joshua 3:13 (JE); hand of י׳ Isaiah 25:10; wisdom Proverbs 14:33; anger Ecclesiastes 7:9; בִּקְהַל רְפָאִים יָנוּחַ Proverbs 21:16 in the assembly of Shades shall he settle down; absolute, = stop, of ark at stages of journey Numbers 10:36 (JE); cease speaking 1 Samuel 25:9.
2. repose, be quiet, have rest: after labour Exodus 20:11 (E; of God), Exodus 23:12 (E; of cattle), Deuteronomy 5:14 (of slave); have rest from (מִן ) enemies [H5118 Esther 9:16] (infinitive absolute נוֺחַ, + עָמוֺד, הָרוֺג ), H5118Esther 9:22, compare (absolute) [H5118 Esther 9:17, 18] (in both + עָשׂה ), Nehemiah 9:28; be at rest (from trouble), absolute, Job 3:26 (+ שָׁלַוְתִּי, שָׁקַטְתִּי ); of the earth Isaiah 14:7; in couch of the grave Isaiah 57:2; in She’ôl Job 3:17, so probably Daniel 12:13; also לֹא תָּנוּחַ לָךְ Isaiah 23:12 = thou shalt not be at rest, compare impersonal יָנוּחַ לִי Job 3:13 = I should be at rest (in She’ôl). — אָנוּחַ לְיוֺם צָרָה Habakkuk 3:16 is dubious: I wait quietly for the day of distress De Ke Hi-St SS, so Now, doubtfully; We conjectures אֶנָּחֵם as [H5162 Isaiah 1:24] I will appease me, GASm leaves untranslated.
A. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֵנִיחַ Joshua 22:4 +; 1st person singular וַהֲנִיחֹ֫תִי 2 Samuel 7:11 +; הֵנִ֫יחוּ Zechariah 6:8; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָנִיחַ Exodus 17:11 +; וַיָּ֫נַח Joshua 21:42] [Joshua 21:44] +; suffix וַיְנִיחֵנִי Ezekiel 37:1; Ezekiel 40:2; 3rd person feminine singular suffix תְּנִיחֶנּוּ Isaiah 63:14 (but see below), etc.; Imperative masculine plural הָנִ֫יחוּ Isaiah 28:12; Infinitive construct הָנִיּחַ Isaiah 14:3 +, suffix הֲנִיחִי Ezekiel 24:13; Participle מֵנִיחַ Joshua 1:13; —
1. cause to rest = give rest to:
a. followed by accusative יָדוֺ Exodus 17:11 (E), רוּחִי Zechariah 6:8; so apparently followed by חֲמָתִי + ב person, quiet (i.e. sate) my fury by (wreak it upon) Ezekiel 5:13 (strike out Co), Ezekiel 16:42; Ezekiel 24:13, also Ezekiel 21:22 [Ezekiel 21:17] (Co adds ב person).
b. usually followed by ל person:
(1) give rest to i.e. bring to resting-place Exodus 33:14 (J), Deuteronomy 3:20; Joshua 1:13, Joshua 1:15; Joshua 22:4 (all D), 1 Chronicles 23:25; so, with suffix, Isaiah 63:14 (si vera lectio; Vrss Lo Ew Brd CheHpt read תַּנְחֶנּוּ, leadeth him, √ נחה);
(2) of freedom from enemies, Isaiah 28:12; 2 Chronicles 14:5 [2 Chronicles 14:6]; + מִכָּלאֿיבים [מִסָּבִיב] Deuteronomy 12:10; Deuteronomy 25:19; Joshua 23:1 (D), 2 Samuel 7:1, 2 Samuel 7:11; 1 Chronicles 22:9; so + מִסָּבִיב alone 1 Kings 5:18 [1 Kings 5:4]; Joshua 21:42 [Joshua 21:44] (P), 1 Chronicles 22:18; 2 Chronicles 14:6; 2 Chronicles 15:15; 2 Chronicles 20:30, so also probably [H5439 2 Chronicles 32:22] (for MT וַיְנַהֲלֵם מִסָּבִיב );
(3) of freedom suffering, + מֵעָצְבְּךָ וגו׳ Isaiah 14:3.
c. make quiet in mind, set at rest וִינִיחֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 29:17 discipline thy son, that he may give thee quiet (of mind; || יִתֵּן מַעֲדַנִּים לְנַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ).
2. cause to rest (i.e. light) upon, with accusative staff + עַל person Isaiah 30:32; with accusative blessing + אֶלֿ Ezekiel 44:30; cause to alight, set down, with suffix person + בְּתוֺךְ local Ezekiel 37:1; + אֶלֿ Ezekiel 40:2; — For this meaning see especially bottom section B. of this BDB entry H3240.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


8:4; 8:4


10:14; 10:14; 17:11; 17:11; 20:11; 20:11; 23:12; 23:12; 33:14


10:36; 10:36; 11:25; 11:25; 11:26; 11:26


3:20; 5:14; 12:10; 25:19


1:13; 1:13; 1:15; 3:13; 3:13; 21:42; 21:42; 21:44; 21:44; 22:4; 22:4; 23:1

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

7:1; 7:11; 7:11; 21:10; 21:10

1 Kings

5:4; 5:18

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

22:9; 22:18; 23:25

2 Chronicles

14:5; 14:6; 14:6; 15:15; 20:30


9:28; 9:28


9:22; 9:22


3:13; 3:17; 3:26; 3:26




14:33; 14:33; 21:16; 29:17




7:2; 7:2; 7:19; 7:19; 11:2; 11:2; 14:3; 14:3; 14:7; 23:12; 25:10; 25:10; 28:12; 28:12; 30:32; 57:2; 63:14; 63:14


5:13; 16:42; 21:17; 21:22; 24:13; 24:13; 37:1; 37:1; 40:2; 40:2; 44:30


12:13; 12:13




6:8; 6:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5117 matches the Hebrew נוּחַ (nûaḥ),
which occurs 67 times in 67 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:4 - And the ark rested H5117 in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested H5117 in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:11 - And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down H5117 his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:11 - For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested H5117 the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:12 - Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, H5117 and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:14 - And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. H5117
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:36 - And when it rested, H5117 he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:25 - And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested H5117 upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:26 - But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested H5117 upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:20 - Until the LORD have given rest H5117 unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 - But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest H5117 as well as thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:10 - But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest H5117 from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest H5117 from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:13 - Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, H5117 and hath given you this land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:15 - Until the LORD have given H5117  your brethren rest, H5117 as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD'S servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:13 - And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest H5117 in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:44 - And the LORD gave them rest H5117 round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:4 - And now the LORD your God hath given rest H5117 unto your brethren, as he promised them: therefore now return ye, and get you unto your tents, and unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:1 - And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest H5117 unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken in age.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:9 - And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased. H5117
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:1 - And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest H5117 round about from all his enemies;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:11 - And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest H5117 from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:12 - So shall we come upon him in some place where he shall be found, and we will light upon him as the dew falleth on the ground: and of him and of all the men that are with him there shall not be left so much as one.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest H5117 on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:4 - But now the LORD my God hath given me rest H5117 on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:15 - And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest H5117 on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:9 - Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest H5117 from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:18 - Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you rest H5117 on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:25 - For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest H5117 unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:6 - And he built fenced cities in Judah: for the land had rest, and he had no war in those years; because the LORD had given him rest. H5117
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought the LORD our God, we have sought him, and he hath given us rest H5117 on every side. So they built and prospered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest H5117 round about.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:30 - So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest H5117 round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 - But after they had rest, H5117 they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 - But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - As the days wherein the Jews rested H5117 from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 - For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest, H5117
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 - There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. H5117
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:26 - I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; H5117 yet trouble came.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:3 - For the rod of the wicked shall not rest H5117 upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 - Wisdom resteth H5117 in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain H5117 in the congregation of the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 - Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; H5117 yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth H5117 in the bosom of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:2 - And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate H5117 with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:19 - And they shall come, and shall rest H5117 all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 - And the spirit of the LORD shall rest H5117 upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:3 - And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest H5117 from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:7 - The whole earth is at rest, H5117 and is quiet: they break forth into singing.

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