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Lexicon :: Strong's H5157 - nāḥal

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Strong’s Definitions

נָחַל nâchal, naw-khal'; a primitive root; to inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate:—divide, have (inheritance), take as a heritage, (cause to, give to, make to) inherit, (distribute for, divide (for, for an, by), give for, have, leave for, take (for)) inheritance, (have in, cause to, be made to) possess(-ion).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 61x

The KJV translates Strong's H5157 in the following manner: inherit (30x), inheritance (19x), possess (5x), have (2x), divide (1x), heritage (1x), possession (1x), strong's synonym (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 61x
The KJV translates Strong's H5157 in the following manner: inherit (30x), inheritance (19x), possess (5x), have (2x), divide (1x), heritage (1x), possession (1x), strong's synonym (2x).
  1. to get as a possession, acquire, inherit, possess

    1. (Qal)

      1. to take possession, inherit

      2. to have or get as a possession or property (fig.)

      3. to divide the land for a possession

      4. to acquire (testimonies) (fig.)

    2. (Piel) to divide for a possession

    3. (Hithpael) to possess oneself of

    4. (Hiphil)

      1. to give as a possession

      2. to cause to inherit, give as an inheritance

    5. (Hophal) to be allotted, be made to possess

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָחַל nâchal, naw-khal'; a primitive root; to inherit (as a (figurative) mode of descent), or (generally) to occupy; causatively, to bequeath, or (generally) distribute, instate:—divide, have (inheritance), take as a heritage, (cause to, give to, make to) inherit, (distribute for, divide (for, for an, by), give for, have, leave for, take (for)) inheritance, (have in, cause to, be made to) possess(-ion).
STRONGS H5157: Abbreviations
נָחַל verb denominative get or take as a possession (compare Gerber236 ff.; Ecclus נחל Ecclesiasticus 45:22b +; Late Hebrew id. (rare)); —
Qal Perfect נ׳ Zechariah 2:16; 2nd person masculine singular נָחַלְתָּ Exodus 23:20 + 8 times Perfect; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִנְחַלְ Isaiah 57:13; 3rd person masculine plural יִנְחֲלוּ Numbers 18:23 + 5 times; יִנְחָ֑לוּ Numbers 26:55 + 2 times; + 8 times Imperfect; Infinitive נְחֹל Numbers 34:18; Joshua 19:49; —
1. take possession, inherit:
a. land of Canaan, Exodus 23:30 (E), Exodus 32:13 (J), Isaiah 57:13; Ezekiel 47:14; Zoin and Judah Psalm 69:37 [Psalm 69:36].
b. special sections in the land, of tribes and individuals, נחל נחלה Joshua 17:6 (J); נחלה אשׁר נ׳ Deuteronomy 19:14 (D), Numbers 35:8 (P), compare Joshua 14:1 (P); without accusative, have or get a (landed) property, Numbers 18:20, 23, 24; Numbers 26:55; Numbers 32:19; Joshua 16:4; Joshua 19:9 (all P), Judges 11:3.
c. land of Moab and Ammon by conquest Zephaniah 2:9; landed property בכל הנוים Psalm 82:8.
d. God takes possession of Israel as his private property Exodus 34:9 (J); Judah Zechariah 2:16.
2. figurative have or get as a possession, property: testimonies Psalm 119:111, glory Proverbs 3:35, good things Proverbs 28:10, lies Jeremiah 16:19, wind Proverbs 11:29, simplicity Proverbs 14:18.
3. divide the land for a possession, Numbers 34:17, 18; Joshua 19:49 (all P; incorrect pointing for Piel, so SS).
Pi. divide for a possession: Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִחַל Joshua 13:32; 3rd person plural נִחֲלוּ Joshua 14:1; Joshua 19:51; Infinitive נַחֵל Numbers 34:29 (all P); also Numbers 34:17, 18; Joshua 19:49 (see Qal 3).
Hithp. Perfect 3rd person plural suffix הִתְנַחֲלוּם Isaiah 24:2; 2nd person masculine plural הִתְנַחַלְתֶּם Leviticus 25:46; Numbers 33:54; Imperfect תִּתְנַחֲלוּ Numbers 34:13; Ezekiel 47:13; תִּתְנֶחָ֑לוּ Numbers 33:54; Infinitive הִתְנַחֵל Numbers 32:18; possess oneself of land (accusative), Numbers 33:54; Numbers 34:13(P) Ezekiel 47:13; נחלה Numbers 32:18 (P); slaves Leviticus 25:46 (P) Isaiah 14:2; absolute, reference to land Numbers 33:54 (P); all with לְ person (for whose benefit), except Numbers 32:18; Numbers 34:13; Isaiah 14:2.
Hiph. Perfect 1st person singular הִנְחַ֫לְתִּי Jeremiah 3:18 + 3 times Perfect; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַנְחִיל Deuteronomy 3:28; יַנְחִל Ezekiel 46:18; 2nd person masculine singular suffix תַּנְחִילֶנָּה Deuteronomy 31:7 + 5 times Imperfect; Infinitive construct הַנְחִיל Isaiah 49:8; Proverbs 8:21; בְּהַנְחֵל Deuteronomy 32:8 (on form compare Ew§ 238 di. 315 Ges§ 53 k; read בְּהַנְחִל ?); suffix הַנְחִילוֺ Deuteronomy 21:16; Participle מַנְחִיל Deuteronomy 12:10; —
1. give as a possession:
a. land of Canaan (given by י׳ or his servants), accusative of person and thing, Deuteronomy 1:38; Deuteronomy 3:28; Deuteronomy 12:10; Deuteronomy 19:3; Deuteronomy 31:7; Joshua 1:6 (all D), Jeremiah 3:18; Jeremiah 12:14.
b. various things, accusative of person and thing, especially blessings, Zechariah 8:12; 1 Samuel 2:8; Proverbs 8:21; accusative of thing Isaiah 49:8; accusative of person Deuteronomy 32:8.
2. cause to inherit, give as an inheritance, with accusative of person and thing, Deuteronomy 21:16; accusative of person + מן thing, Ezekiel 46:18; accusative of person Proverbs 13:22; ל person 1 Chronicles 28:8.
Hoph. Perfect 1st person singular הָנְחַלְתּי Job 7:3 made to possess, with accusative of thing, e.g. months of vanity.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


23:20; 23:30; 32:13; 34:9


25:46; 25:46


18:20; 18:23; 18:23; 18:24; 26:55; 26:55; 32:18; 32:18; 32:18; 32:19; 33:54; 33:54; 33:54; 33:54; 34:13; 34:13; 34:13; 34:17; 34:17; 34:18; 34:18; 34:18; 34:29; 35:8


1:38; 3:28; 3:28; 12:10; 12:10; 19:3; 19:14; 21:16; 21:16; 31:7; 31:7; 32:8; 32:8


1:6; 13:32; 14:1; 14:1; 16:4; 17:6; 19:9; 19:49; 19:49; 19:49; 19:51



1 Samuel


1 Chronicles





69:36; 82:8; 119:111


3:35; 8:21; 8:21; 11:29; 13:22; 14:18; 28:10


14:2; 14:2; 24:2; 49:8; 49:8; 57:13; 57:13


3:18; 3:18; 12:14; 16:19


46:18; 46:18; 47:13; 47:13; 47:14





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Strong's Number H5157 matches the Hebrew נָחַל (nāḥal),
which occurs 59 times in 57 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 23:30–Jer 12:14)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:30 - “I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take H5157 possession H5157 of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:13 - “Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your [fn]descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your [fn]descendants, and they shall inherit H5157 it forever.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:9 - He said, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, O Lord, I pray, let the Lord go along in our midst, even though [fn]the people are so obstinate, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take H5157 us as Your own [fn]possession.” H5157
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 - ‘You may even bequeath H5157 them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your [fn]countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:20 - Then the LORD said to Aaron, “You shall have no inheritance H5157 in their land nor own any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:23 - “Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, and among the sons of Israel they shall have H5157 no inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:24 - “For the tithe of the sons of Israel, which they offer as an offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance; therefore I have said concerning them, ‘They shall have H5157 no inheritance among the sons of Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - “But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall [fn]receive H5157 their inheritance H5157 according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:18 - “We will not return to our homes until every one of the sons of Israel has possessed H5157 his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:19 - “For we will not have H5157 an inheritance H5157 with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has fallen to us on this side of the Jordan toward the east.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - ‘You shall inherit H5157 the land by lot according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall inherit H5157 according to the tribes of your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:13 - So Moses commanded the sons of Israel, saying, “This is the land that you are to apportion H5157 by lot among you as a possession, H5157 which the LORD has commanded to give to the nine and a half tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:17 - “These are the names of the men who shall apportion H5157 the land to you for inheritance: H5157 Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:18 - “You shall take one leader of every tribe to apportion H5157 the land for inheritance. H5157
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:29 - These are those whom the LORD commanded to apportion H5157 the inheritance H5157 to the sons of Israel in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 - “As for the cities which you shall give from the possession of the sons of Israel, you shall take more from the larger and you shall take less from the smaller; each shall give some of his cities to the Levites in proportion to his possession which he inherits.” H5157
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:38 - ‘Joshua the son of Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter there; encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit H5157 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:28 - ‘But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him, for he shall go across [fn]at the head of this people, and he will give them as an inheritance H5157 the land which you will see.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:10 - “When you cross the Jordan and live in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, H5157 and He gives you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in security,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:3 - “You shall prepare the [fn]roads for yourself, and divide into three parts the territory of your land which the LORD your God will give H5157 you as a possession, H5157 [fn]so that any manslayer may flee there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:14 - “You shall not move your neighbor’s boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit H5157 in the land that the LORD your God gives you to [fn]possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:16 - then it shall be in the day he [fn]wills H5157 what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved the firstborn before the son of the [fn]unloved, who is the firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:7 - Then Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give H5157 it to them as an inheritance. H5157
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:8 - “When the Most High gave H5157 the nations their inheritance, H5157
When He separated the sons of [fn]man,
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:6 - “Be strong and courageous, for you shall give H5157 this people possession H5157 of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:32 - These are the territories which Moses apportioned H5157 for an inheritance H5157 in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho to the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:1 - Now these are the territories which the sons of Israel inherited H5157 in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the [fn]households of the tribes of the sons of Israel apportioned H5157 to them for an inheritance, H5157
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:4 - The sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, received H5157 their inheritance. H5157
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:6 - because the daughters of Manasseh received H5157 an inheritance among his sons. And the land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the sons of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:9 - The inheritance H5157 of the sons of Simeon was taken from the portion of the sons of Judah, for the share of the sons of Judah was too large for them; so the sons of Simeon received H5157 an inheritance in the midst of [fn]Judah’s inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:49 - When they finished apportioning H5157 the land for inheritance H5157 by its borders, the sons of Israel gave an inheritance in their midst to Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:51 - These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the [fn]households of the tribes of the sons of Israel distributed H5157 by lot in Shiloh before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:2 - Gilead’s wife bore him sons; and when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You shall not have H5157 an inheritance H5157 in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:8 - “He raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the ash heap
To make them sit with nobles,
And inherit H5157 a seat of honor;
For the pillars of the earth are the LORDS,
And He set the world on them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:8 - “So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the LORD your God so that you may possess H5157 the good land and bequeath H5157 it to your sons after you forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - So am I allotted H5157 months of vanity,
And nights of trouble are appointed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:36 - The [fn]descendants of His servants will inherit H5157 it,
And those who love His name will dwell in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:8 - Arise, O God, judge the earth!
For it is You who possesses H5157 all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:111 - I have inherited H5157 Your testimonies forever,
For they are the joy of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:35 - The wise will inherit H5157 honor,
But fools [fn]display dishonor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:21 - To endow H5157 those who love me with wealth,
That I may fill their treasuries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - He who troubles his own house will inherit H5157 wind,
And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:22 - A good man leaves H5157 an inheritance H5157 to his [fn]children’s children,
And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:18 - The [fn]naive inherit H5157 foolishness,
But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - He who leads the upright astray in an evil way
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the blameless will inherit H5157 good.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess H5157 them as an inheritance H5157 in the land of the LORD as male servants and female servants; and [fn]they will take their captors captive and will rule over their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:8 - Thus says the LORD,
“In a favorable time I have answered You,
And in a day of salvation I have helped You;
And I will keep You and give You for a covenant of the people,
To [fn]restore the land, to make them inherit H5157 the desolate heritages;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:13 - “When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you.
But the wind will carry all of them up,
And a breath will take them away.
But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit H5157 the land
And will possess My holy mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:18 - “In those days the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave H5157 your fathers as an inheritance. H5157
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:14 - Thus says the LORD concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed H5157 My people Israel, “Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them.

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