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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.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 8:4–Isa 14:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:4 - In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested H5117 upon the mountains of Ararat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - And the locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and rested H5117 on all the territory of Egypt; they were very heavy. There had never been so many [fn]locusts, nor would there be so many [fn]again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:11 - So it happened when Moses raised his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let H5117 his hand [fn]down H5117, Amalek prevailed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:11 -

“For in six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested H5117 on the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:12 -

“Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall [fn]rest so that your ox and your donkey may [fn]rest H5117, and the son of your maidservant, as well as your sojourner, may refresh themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:14 - And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give H5117 you rest H5117.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:36 -

And when it came H5117 to H5117 rest H5117, he said,

“Return, O Yahweh,

To the myriad thousands of Israel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:25 - Then Yahweh came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested H5117 upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:26 -

But two men had remained in the camp; the name of one was Eldad and the name of the [fn]other Medad. And the Spirit rested H5117 upon them (now they were among those who had been registered, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:20 - until Yahweh gives H5117 rest H5117 to your brothers as to you, and they also possess the land which Yahweh your God will give them beyond the Jordan. Then you may return, every man to his possession which I have given you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 -

but the seventh day is a sabbath of Yahweh your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male slave or your female slave or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who is within your gates, so that your male slave and your female slave may rest H5117 as well as you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:10 - “Now you will cross the Jordan and live in the land which Yahweh your God is giving you to inherit. And He will give H5117 you rest H5117 from all your enemies around you so that you live in security.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - “Therefore it will be, when Yahweh your God has given H5117 you rest H5117 from all your surrounding enemies, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you as an inheritance to [fn]possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:13 - “Remember the word which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, saying, ‘Yahweh your God gives H5117 you rest H5117 and will give you this land.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:15 - until Yahweh gives H5117 your brothers rest H5117 as He gives you, and they also possess the land which Yahweh your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and possess it, which Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan to the east toward the sunrise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:13 - “And it will be that when the soles of the feet of the priests who carry the ark of Yahweh, the Lord of all the earth, rest H5117 in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan will be cut off, and the waters which are [fn]flowing down from above [fn]will stand in one heap.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:44 - And Yahweh gave H5117 them rest H5117 on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; Yahweh gave all their enemies into their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:4 - “And now Yahweh your God has given H5117 rest H5117 to your brothers, as He spoke to them; so now turn and go to your tents, to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:1 -

Now it happened after many days, after Yahweh had given H5117 rest H5117 to Israel from all their enemies [fn]on every side, and Joshua was old, advanced in years,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:9 -

Then David’s young men came and spoke to Nabal according to all these words in David’s name. Then they waited H5117.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:1 -

Now it happened when the king inhabited his house, and Yahweh had given H5117 him rest H5117 on every side from all his enemies,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:11 - even from the day that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel; and I will give H5117 you rest H5117 from all your enemies. Yahweh also declares to you that Yahweh will make a house for you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:12 - “So we shall come to him in one of the places where he can be found, and we will set down on him as the dew falls on the ground; and of him and of all the men who are with him, not even one will be left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 -

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until [fn]it rained on them from the sky; and she [fn]allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest H5117 on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:4 - “But now Yahweh my God has given H5117 me rest H5117 on every side; there is neither adversary nor [fn]calamity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:15 -

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him and said, “The spirit of Elijah rests 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 will be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give H5117 him rest H5117 from all his enemies on every side; for his name shall be [fn]Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:18 - “Is not Yahweh your God with you? And has He not given H5117 you rest H5117 on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land is subdued before Yahweh and before His people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:25 - For David said, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given H5117 rest H5117 to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:6 - And he built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was quiet, and [fn]there was no one at war with him during those years, because Yahweh had given H5117 him rest H5117.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - And he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still [fn]ours because we have sought Yahweh our God; we have sought Him, and He has given H5117 us rest H5117 on every side.” So they built and succeeded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - All Judah was glad concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had searched for Him with all their desire, and He was found by them. So Yahweh gave H5117 them rest H5117 on every side.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:30 - So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave H5117 him rest H5117 all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 -

“But as soon as they had H5117 rest H5117, they returned to do evil before You;

Therefore You forsook them in the hand of their enemies, so they had dominion over them.

Then they returned and cried to You. And You listened from heaven,

And many times You delivered them according to Your compassion,

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - This was done on the thirteenth day of the month Adar, and on the fourteenth [fn]day they rested H5117 and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 -

But the Jews who were in Susa assembled on the thirteenth and the fourteenth [fn]of the same month, and they rested H5117 on the fifteenth [fn]day and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - because on those days the Jews obtained rest H5117 for themselves H5117 from their enemies, and it was a month which was turned around for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a [fn]holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 -

“For now I would have lain down and been quiet;

I would have slept then; it would have been H5117 rest H5117 to me,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 -

“There the wicked cease from raging,

And there the weary of strength are H5117 at H5117 rest H5117.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:26 -

“I am not complacent, nor am I quiet,

And I am H5117 not at H5117 rest H5117, and raging comes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:3 -

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest H5117 upon the [fn]land of the righteous,

So that the righteous would not send forth their hands in unrighteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 -

Wisdom rests H5117 in the heart of one who has understanding,

But in the midst of fools it is merely made known.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 -

A man who wanders from the way of insight

Will rest H5117 in the assembly of the [fn]dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 -

Discipline your son, and he will give H5117 you rest H5117;

And he will give delight to your soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 -

Do not be [fn]eager in your spirit to be vexed,

For vexation rests H5117 in the bosom of fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:2 - When it was told to the house of David, saying, “[fn]The Arameans have camped H5117 in Ephraim,” his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:19 - And they will all come and rest H5117 upon the steep [fn]ravines, on the crevices of the cliffs, on all the thorn bushes, and on all the [fn]watering places.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 -

The Spirit of Yahweh will rest H5117 on Him,

The spirit of wisdom and understanding,

The spirit of counsel and might,

The spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:3 -

And it will be in the day when Yahweh gives H5117 you rest H5117 from your pain and turmoil and harsh slavery in which you have been enslaved,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:7 -

“The whole earth is H5117 at H5117 rest H5117 and is quiet;

They break forth into shouts of joy.

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