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Lexicon :: Strong's H5148 - nāḥâ

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Strong’s Definitions

נָחָה nâchâh, naw-khaw'; a primitive root; to guide; by implication, to transport (into exile, or as colonists):—bestow, bring, govern, guide, lead (forth), put, straiten.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H5148 in the following manner: lead (24x), guide (6x), bring (4x), bestowed (1x), lead forth (1x), govern (1x), put (1x), straiteneth (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H5148 in the following manner: lead (24x), guide (6x), bring (4x), bestowed (1x), lead forth (1x), govern (1x), put (1x), straiteneth (1x).
  1. to lead, guide

    1. (Qal) to lead, bring

    2. (Hiphil) to lead, guide

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָחָה nâchâh, naw-khaw'; a primitive root; to guide; by implication, to transport (into exile, or as colonists):—bestow, bring, govern, guide, lead (forth), put, straiten.
STRONGS H5148: Abbreviations
† [נָחָה] verb lead, guide (Arabic bdb063405 go in direction of, turn (eyes) toward); —
Qal Perfect suffix נָחַ֫נִי Genesis 24:27 + 2 times; וְנָֽחֲךָ Isaiah 58:11; נָחָם Exodus 13:17; 2nd person masculine singular נָחִ֫יתָ Exodus 15:13; Psalm 77:21 [Psalm 77:20] Imperative נְחֵה Exodus 32:34; suffix נְחֵנִי Psalm 5:9 + 2 times; — lead, bring, followed by accusative of person, subject man Exodus 32:34 (followed by אֶלֿ), compare Psalm 60:11; Psalm 108:11 (both followed by עַדֿ; || הוביל); usually subject י׳ Genesis 24:27 (J; also followed by בַּדֶּרֶךְ + accusative of location), Exodus 13:17 (E; followed by דֶּרֶךְ), Exodus 15:13 (song; || נהל), Psalm 77:21 [Psalm 77:20]; figurative of guidance in prosperity and righteousness Psalm 5:9 (|| הושׁר דרך), Psalm 27:11 (followed by בְּאֹרַה; || הורה דרך), Psalm 139:24 (followed by בדרך עולם); compare Isaiah 58:11.
Hiph. Perfect suffix הִנְחַ֫נִי Genesis 24:48; 2nd person masculine singular suffix הִנְחִתָם Nehemiah 9:12; Imperfect suffix יַנְחֵ֫נִי Numbers 23:7; Psalm 23:3; יַנְחֶ֫נּוּ Deuteronomy 32:12; Proverbs 18:16; 3rd person feminine singular תַּנְחֶה Proverbs 6:22, etc.; Infinitive construct suffix לְהַנְחֹתָּם Nehemiah 9:19; לַנְחֹתָם Exodus 13:21; — lead, guide (= Qal) followed by accusative of person Numbers 23:7 (J E; + מִן). — 1 Samuel 22:4 (+ אֶת־פְּנֵי), 1 Kings 10:26; 2 Kings 18:11 see below נוח Hiph. B. — of guiding= treating kindly (the helpless) Job 31:18, of guiding constellations Job 38:32 (|| הוציא); usually subject י׳ Genesis 24:48 (J; followed by בַּדֶּרֶךְ) Deuteronomy 32:12; Psalm 78:14. Psalm 78:53. Psalm 78:72 (Israel as flock; || רעה); Isaiah 57:18; Psalm 107:30 (followed by אֶלֿ); compare of pillar of cloud Exodus 13:21 (J), Nehemiah 9:12, 19; also Job 12:23 **read properly וַיַּנִּחֵם and leaves them (Jer 14:9) (|| שׁטח), Psalm 67:5; especially in path of blessing Psalm 23:3; Psalm 31:4 (|| נהל), Psalm 61:3 (followed by בְּ), Psalm 73:24; compare Psalm 43:3; Psalm 139:10 (|| אחז), Psalm 143:10 (followed by בְּ); also of instruction, etc., Proverbs 6:22; Proverbs 11:3; Proverbs 18:16 (followed by לִפְנֵי).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:27; 24:27; 24:48; 24:48


13:17; 13:17; 13:21; 13:21; 15:13; 15:13; 32:34; 32:34


23:7; 23:7


32:12; 32:12

1 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings



9:12; 9:12; 9:19; 9:19


12:23; 31:18; 38:32


5:9; 5:9; 23:3; 23:3; 27:11; 31:4; 43:3; 60:11; 61:3; 67:5; 73:24; 77:20; 77:20; 78:14; 78:53; 78:72; 107:30; 108:11; 139:10; 139:24; 143:10


6:22; 6:22; 11:3; 18:16; 18:16


57:18; 58:11; 58:11




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5148 matches the Hebrew נָחָה (nāḥâ),
which occurs 39 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 -

and said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not withheld his kindness and faithfulness from my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 -

“Then I knelt low, worshiped the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who guided me on the right way to take the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 -

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them along the road to the land of the Philistines, even though it was nearby; for God said, “The people will change their minds and return to Egypt if they face war.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 -

The LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to lead them on their way during the day and in a pillar of fire to give them light at night, so that they could travel day or night.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:13 -

With your faithful love,

you will lead the people

you have redeemed;

you will guide them to your holy dwelling

with your strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:34 -

“Now go, lead the people to the place I told you about; see, my angel will go before you. But on the day I settle accounts, I will hold them accountable for their sin.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 -

Balaam proclaimed his poem:

Balak brought me from Aram;

the king of Moab, from the eastern mountains:

“Come, put a curse on Jacob for me;

come, denounce Israel! ”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:12 -

The LORD alone led him,

with no help from a foreign god.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:4 -

So he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and they stayed with him the whole time David was in the stronghold.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:26 -

Solomon accumulated 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen and stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:11 -

The king of Assyria deported the Israelites to Assyria and put them in Halah, along the Habor (Gozan’s river), and in the cities of the Medes,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:12 -

You led them with a pillar of cloud by day,

and with a pillar of fire by night,

to illuminate the way they should go.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:19 -

you did not abandon them in the wilderness

because of your great compassion.

During the day the pillar of cloud

never turned away from them,

guiding them on their journey.

And during the night the pillar of fire

illuminated the way they should go.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:23 -

He makes nations great, then destroys them;

he enlarges nations, then leads them away.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:18 -

for from my youth, I raised him as his father,

and since the day I was born[fn] I guided the widow —

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:32 -

Can you bring out the constellations[fn] in their season

and lead the Bear[fn] and her cubs?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:8 -

LORD, lead me in your righteousness

because of my adversaries;

make your way straight before me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:3 -

He renews my life;

he leads me along the right paths[fn]

for his name’s sake.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:11 -

Because of my adversaries,

show me your way, LORD,

and lead me on a level path.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:3 -

For you are my rock and my fortress;

you lead and guide me

for your name’s sake.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:3 -

Send your light and your truth; let them lead me.

Let them bring me to your holy mountain,

to your dwelling place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:9 -

Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:2 -

I call to you from the ends of the earth

when my heart is without strength.

Lead me to a rock that is high above me,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:4 -

Let the nations rejoice and shout for joy,

for you judge the peoples with fairness

and lead the nations on earth.Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 -

You guide me with your counsel,

and afterward you will take me up in glory.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:20 -

You led your people like a flock

by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:14 -

He led them with a cloud by day

and with a fiery light throughout the night.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:53 -

He led them safely, and they were not afraid;

but the sea covered their enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:72 -

He shepherded them with a pure heart

and guided them with his skillful hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:30 -

They rejoiced when the waves grew quiet.

Then he guided them to the harbor they longed for.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:10 -

Who will bring me to the fortified city?

Who will lead me to Edom?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:10 -

even there your hand will lead me;

your right hand will hold on to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:24 -

See if there is any offensive[fn] way in me;

lead me in the everlasting way.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:10 -

Teach me to do your will,

for you are my God.

May your gracious Spirit

lead me on level ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 -

When you walk here and there, they will guide you;

when you lie down, they will watch over you;

when you wake up, they will talk to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:3 -

The integrity of the upright guides them,

but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:16 -

A person’s gift opens doors[fn] for him

and brings him before the great.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:18 -

“I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;

I will lead him and restore comfort

to him and his mourners,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:11 -

“The LORD will always lead you,

satisfy you in a parched land,

and strengthen your bones.

You will be like a watered garden

and like a spring whose water never runs dry.

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