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Lexicon :: Strong's H5128 - nûaʿ

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נוּעַ
Transliteration
nûaʿ
Pronunciation
noo'-ah
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1328

Strong’s Definitions

נוּעַ nûwaʻ, noo'-ah; a primitive root; to waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined):—continually, fugitive, × make, to (go) up and down, be gone away, (be) move(-able, -d), be promoted, reel, remove, scatter, set, shake, sift, stagger, to and fro, be vagabond, wag, (make) wander (up and down).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H5128 in the following manner: shake (6x), wander (6x), move (6x), promoted (3x), fugitive (2x), sift (2x), stagger (2x), wag (2x), miscellaneous (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H5128 in the following manner: shake (6x), wander (6x), move (6x), promoted (3x), fugitive (2x), sift (2x), stagger (2x), wag (2x), miscellaneous (13x).
  1. to quiver, totter, shake, reel, stagger, wander, move, sift, make move, wave, waver, tremble

    1. (Qal)

      1. to wave, quiver, vibrate, swing, stagger, tremble, be unstable

      2. to totter, go tottering

        1. vagabond (participle)

    2. (Niphal) to be tossed about or around

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to toss about

      2. to shake, cause to totter

      3. to shake, disturb

      4. to cause to wander

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נוּעַ nûwaʻ, noo'-ah; a primitive root; to waver, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively (as subjoined):—continually, fugitive, × make, to (go) up and down, be gone away, (be) move(-able, -d), be promoted, reel, remove, scatter, set, shake, sift, stagger, to and fro, be vagabond, wag, (make) wander (up and down).
STRONGS H5128: Abbreviations
נוּעַ verb quiver, wave, waver, tremble, totter (Late Hebrew Pilp. נִעְנַע shake, Aramaic נוּעַ waver, stagger (rare); Arabic bdb063101, bdb063102 bend (of boughs), see commotus fuit (of id.), so Kam Frey; also change, bdb063103 kind, species, variety; Di compare Ethiopic bdb063104 hunt); —
Qal Perfect נָ֫עוּ Job 28:4 +; וְנָע֫וּ Amos 4:8 + 2 times; Imperfect וַיָּ֫נַע Isaiah 7:2; 3rd person feminine singular תָּנוּעַ Isaiah 24:20; אֲנוּעֲךָ 2 Samuel 15:20 Kt (but read Qr Hiph. q. v.); יָנ֫וּעוּ Psalm 109:10; יְנוּע֑וּן Psalm 59:16 Kt (so read; not Qr Hiph.), etc.; Infinitive absolute Isaiah 24:20; Psalm 109:10; construct נוּעַ Judges 9:9 + 3 times; נוֺעַ Isaiah 7:2; Participle נָע Genesis 4:12, 14; נָעִים Proverbs 22:19; נָעוֺת 1 Samuel 1:13: —
1. wave, of trees, followed by עַל Judges 9:9, 11, 13 followed by מִפְּנֵי of cause Isaiah 7:2; quiver, vibrate, of lips 1 Samuel 1:13; swing (to and fro) of miners Job 28:4 (|| דלל); stagger like drunkard, of mariners in storm Psalm 107:27 (|| חגג), compare Isaiah 29:9 (|| שׁכר); hence be unstable, figurative of ways of harlot Proverbs 5:6; tremble, of doorposts, Isaiah 6:4 (followed by מִן causative), idols Isaiah 19:1 (followed by מִפְּנֵי), earth Isaiah 24:20 (|| התנודד), people Exodus 20:18 (E); figurative of heart Isaiah 7:2.
2. totter, go tottering (faint and uncertain) Lamentations 4:14 Lamentations 4:15 (|| נוּץ), Amos 8:12 (|| שׁוטט); as beggars Psalm 109:10 (|| שִׁאֵל), compare Psalm 59:16; Amos 4:8 followed by אֶלֿ; participle vagabond Genesis 4:12, 14 (both || נָד); figurative = err, sin, Jeremiah 14:10.
Niph. Imperfect יִנּוֺעַ Amos 9:9 be tossed about (of corn) in a sieve; יִנּוֺעוּ id., of bulwarks as fig-trees Nahum 3:12 (|| נפל).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular הֵנִ֫יעָה 2 Kings 19:21 = Isaiah 37:22; וַהֲנִָֽעוֺתִ֫י Amos 9:9; Imperfect יָנִיעַ Zephaniah 2:15; jussive יָ֫נַע 2 Kings 23:18; אֲנִיעֲךָ 2 Samuel 15:20 Qr (compare Qal); יְנִיעוּן Psalm 109:25 + Psalm 59:16 Qr (read Kt
Qal q. v.), etc.; Imperative suffix הֲנִיעֵ֫מוֺ Psalm 59:12; —
1. toss about Amos 9:9 subject י׳, object Israel followed by בַּגּוֺיִם (compare Niph.).
2. shake, cause to totter: = set me tottering Daniel 10:10 on my knees and hands; especially shake or wag the head, in mockery 2 Kings 19:21 = Isaiah 37:22 (|| בוז, לעג) compare Psalm 22:8; Psalm 109:25; followed by עַלֿ Job 16:4 (בְּמוֺ ר׳ [Ges§ 119q]), also Lamentations 2:15 (|| שׁרק), Zephaniah 2:15 יָדוֺ (|| id.), [see also Ecclus 12:18; Ecclus 13:7 (בְּר׳)].
3. (shake), disturb, bones of dead 2 Kings 23:18.
4. cause to wander Numbers 32:13 (J); 2 Samuel 15:20 (followed by ללכת); Psalm 59:12 (|| הוריד, for which LagProph. Chald. xlviii. proposes הניד).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

4:12; 4:12; 4:14; 4:14

Exodus

20:18

Numbers

32:13

Judges

9:9; 9:9; 9:11; 9:13

1 Samuel

1:13; 1:13

2 Samuel

15:20; 15:20; 15:20

2 Kings

19:21; 19:21; 23:18; 23:18

Job

16:4; 28:4; 28:4

Psalms

22:8; 59:12; 59:12; 59:16; 59:16; 59:16; 107:27; 109:10; 109:10; 109:10; 109:25; 109:25

Proverbs

5:6; 22:19

Isaiah

6:4; 7:2; 7:2; 7:2; 7:2; 19:1; 24:20; 24:20; 24:20; 29:9; 37:22; 37:22

Jeremiah

14:10

Lamentations

2:15; 4:14; 4:15

Daniel

10:10

Amos

4:8; 4:8; 8:12; 9:9; 9:9; 9:9

Nahum

3:12

Zephaniah

2:15; 2:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5128 matches the Hebrew נוּעַ (nûaʿ),
which occurs 42 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:12 - “When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a wanderer H5128 and a drifter on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - “Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and I will be hidden from Your face, and I will be a wanderer H5128 and a drifter on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:18 - And all the people were watching and hearing the [fn]thunder and the lightning flashes, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it all, they trembled H5128 and stood at a distance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 - “So the LORD’S anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander H5128 in the wilderness for forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the LORD came to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:9 - “But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I give up my fatness with [fn]which God and mankind are honored, and go to wave H5128 over the trees?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:11 - “But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I give up my sweetness and my good [fn]fruit, and go to wave H5128 over the trees?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:13 - “But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I give up my new wine, which cheers God and mankind, and go to wave H5128 over the trees?’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:13 - As for Hannah, she was speaking in her heart, only her lips were quivering H5128, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought that she was drunk.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:20 - “You came only yesterday, so should I make you wander H5128 with us today, while I go wherever I go? Return and take your brothers back; mercy and [fn]truth be with you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:21 - “This is the word that the LORD has spoken against him:
‘She, the virgin daughter of Zion, has shown contempt for you and mocked you;
She, the daughter of Jerusalem, has shaken H5128 her head behind you!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - And he said, “Leave him alone; no one is to disturb H5128 his bones.” So they left his bones undisturbed with the bones of the prophet who came from Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:4 - “I too could speak like you,
If only [fn]I were in your place.
I could compose words against you
And shake H5128 my head at you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:4 - “He [fn]sinks a shaft away from [fn]inhabited areas,
Forgotten by the foot;
They hang and swing H5128, away from people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:7 - All who see me deride me;
They [fn]sneer, they shake H5128 their heads, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:11 - Do not kill them, or my people will forget;
[fn]Scatter H5128 them by Your power and bring them down,
Lord, our shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:15 - They wander H5128 about H5128 [fn]for food
And [fn]murmur if they are not satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:27 - They reeled and staggered H5128 like a drunken person,
And [fn]were at their wits’ end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:10 - May his children wander H5128 about H5128 and beg;
And may they seek sustenance [fn]far from their ruined homes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:25 - I also have become a disgrace to them;
When they see me, they shake H5128 their head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:6 - [fn]She does not ponder the path of life;
Her ways are H5128 unstable H5128, she does not know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:4 - And the [fn]foundations of the thresholds trembled H5128 at the voice of him who called out, while the [fn]temple was filling with smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:2 - When it was reported to the house of David, saying, “The Arameans have taken a stand by Ephraim,” his heart and the hearts of his people shook H5128 as the trees of the forest shake H5128 from the wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The pronouncement concerning Egypt:
Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt;
The idols of Egypt will tremble H5128 at His presence,
And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:20 - The earth trembles H5128 like a heavy drinker
And sways like a hut,
For its wrongdoing is heavy upon it,
And it will fall, never to rise again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:9 - Be delayed and horrified,
Blind yourselves and be blind;
They become drunk, but not with wine,
They stagger H5128, but not with intoxicating drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:22 - this is the word that the LORD has spoken against him:
“She has shown contempt for you and derided you,
The virgin daughter of Zion;
The daughter of Jerusalem has shaken H5128 her head behind you!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:10 - This is what the LORD says to this people: “So much they have loved to wander H5128; they have not restrained their feet. Therefore the LORD does not accept them; now He will remember their wrongdoing and call their sins to account.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:15 - All who pass along the way
Clap their hands in ridicule at you;
They [fn]hiss and shake H5128 their heads
At the daughter of Jerusalem:
“Is this the city of which they said,
‘Perfect in beauty,
A joy to all the earth’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:14 - They wandered H5128, blind, in the streets;
They were defiled with blood,
Such that no one could touch their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:15 - “Keep away! Unclean!” [fn]they cried out of themselves.
“Keep away, keep away, do not touch!”
For they distanced themselves as well as wandered H5128;
People among the nations said,
“They shall not continue to reside with us.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:10 - Then behold, a hand touched me and shook H5128 me on my [fn]hands and knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:8 - “So the people of two or three cities would stagger H5128 to another city to drink water,
But would not be satisfied;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:12 - “People will stagger H5128 from sea to sea
And from the north even to the east;
They will roam about to seek the word of the LORD,
But they will not find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:9 - “For behold, I am commanding,
And I will shake H5128 the house of Israel among all nations
As grain is shaken H5128 in a sieve,
But not a pebble will fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:12 - All your fortifications are fig trees with [fn]ripe fruit
When shaken H5128, they fall into the eater’s mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the presumptuous city
That dwells securely,
Who says in her heart,
“I am, and there is no one besides me.”
How she has become a desolation,
A resting place for animals!
Everyone who passes by her will [fn]hiss
And wave H5128 his hand in contempt.
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