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Lexicon :: Strong's H5117 - nûaḥ

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TWOT Reference: 1323

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.
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 on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - they invaded all Egypt and settled down in every area of the country in great numbers. Never before had there been such a plague of locusts, nor will there ever be again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:11 - As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:11 - For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:12 - “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:14 - The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:36 - Whenever it came to rest, he said, “Return, LORD, to the countless thousands of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:25 - Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took some of the power of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied—but did not do so again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:26 - However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:20 - until the LORD gives rest to your fellow Israelites as he has to you, and they too have taken over the land that the LORD your God is giving them across the Jordan. After that, each of you may go back to the possession I have given you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 - but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:10 - But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and he will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you will live in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - When the LORD your God gives you rest from all the enemies around you in the land he is giving you to possess as an inheritance, you shall blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven. Do not forget!
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:13 - “Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you after he said, ‘The LORD your God will give you rest by giving you this land.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:15 - until the LORD gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the LORD your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:13 - And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD—the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:44 - The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:4 - Now that the LORD your God has given them rest as he promised, return to your homes in the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side of the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:1 - After a long time had passed and the LORD had given Israel rest from all their enemies around them, Joshua, by then a very old man,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:9 - When David’s men arrived, they gave Nabal this message in David’s name. Then they waited.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:1 - After the king was settled in his palace and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:11 - and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders[fn] over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies. “ ‘The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:12 - Then we will attack him wherever he may be found, and we will fall on him as dew settles on the ground. Neither he nor any of his men will be left alive.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 - Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest till the rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the birds touch them by day or the wild animals by night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:4 - But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side, and there is no adversary or disaster.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:15 - The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:9 - But you will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon,[fn] and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:18 - He said to them, “Is not the LORD your God with you? And has he not granted you rest on every side? For he has given the inhabitants of the land into my hands, and the land is subject to the LORD and to his people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:25 - For David had said, “Since the LORD, the God of Israel, has granted rest to his people and has come to dwell in Jerusalem forever,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:6 - He built up the fortified cities of Judah, since the land was at peace. No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - “Let us build up these towns,” he said to Judah, “and put walls around them, with towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought the LORD our God; we sought him and he has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:30 - And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 - “But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - This happened on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth they rested and made it a day of feasting and joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 - The Jews in Susa, however, had assembled on the thirteenth and fourteenth, and then on the fifteenth they rested and made it a day of feasting and joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 - For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 - There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:26 - I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:3 - The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:33 - Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - Whoever strays from the path of prudence comes to rest in the company of the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 - Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:2 - Now the house of David was told, “Aram has allied itself with[fn] Ephraim”; so the hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:19 - They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in the crevices in the rocks, on all the thornbushes and at all the water holes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 - The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:3 - On the day the LORD gives you relief from your suffering and turmoil and from the harsh labor forced on you,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:7 - All the lands are at rest and at peace; they break into singing.

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