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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 - Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:13 - Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:9 - “Lord,” he said, “if I have found favor in your eyes, then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 - You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:20 - The LORD said to Aaron, “You will have no inheritance in their land, nor will you have any share among them; I am your share and your inheritance among the Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:23 - It is the Levites who are to do the work at the tent of meeting and bear the responsibility for any offenses they commit against it. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. They will receive no inheritance among the Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:24 - Instead, I give to the Levites as their inheritance the tithes that the Israelites present as an offering to the LORD. That is why I said concerning them: ‘They will have no inheritance among the Israelites.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - Be sure that the land is distributed by lot. What each group inherits will be according to the names for its ancestral tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:18 - We will not return to our homes until each of the Israelites has received their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:19 - We will not receive any inheritance with them on the other side of the Jordan, because our inheritance has come to us on the east side of the Jordan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - Distribute the land by lot, according to your clans. To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one. Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. Distribute it according to your ancestral tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:13 - Moses commanded the Israelites: “Assign this land by lot as an inheritance. The LORD has ordered that it be given to the nine-and-a-half tribes,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:17 - “These are the names of the men who are to assign the land for you as an inheritance: Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:18 - And appoint one leader from each tribe to help assign the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:29 - These are the men the LORD commanded to assign the inheritance to the Israelites in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 - The towns you give the Levites from the land the Israelites possess are to be given in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: Take many towns from a tribe that has many, but few from one that has few.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:38 - But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:28 - But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see.”
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 19:3 - Determine the distances involved and divide into three parts the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, so that a person who kills someone may flee for refuge to one of these cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:14 - Do not move your neighbor’s boundary stone set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:16 - when he wills his property to his sons, he must not give the rights of the firstborn to the son of the wife he loves in preference to his actual firstborn, the son of the wife he does not love.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:7 - Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:8 - When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:6 - Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:32 - This is the inheritance Moses had given when he was in the plains of Moab across the Jordan east of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:1 - Now these are the areas the Israelites received as an inheritance in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel allotted to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:4 - So Manasseh and Ephraim, the descendants of Joseph, received their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:6 - because the daughters of the tribe of Manasseh received an inheritance among the sons. The land of Gilead belonged to the rest of the descendants of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:9 - The inheritance of the Simeonites was taken from the share of Judah, because Judah’s portion was more than they needed. So the Simeonites received their inheritance within the territory of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:49 - When they had finished dividing the land into its allotted portions, the Israelites gave Joshua son of Nun an inheritance among them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:51 - These are the territories that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun and the heads of the tribal clans of Israel assigned by lot at Shiloh in the presence of the LORD at the entrance to the tent of meeting. And so they finished dividing the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:2 - Gilead’s wife also bore him sons, and when they were grown up, they drove Jephthah away. “You are not going to get any inheritance in our family,” they said, “because you are the son of another woman.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:8 - He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; on them he has set the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:8 - “So now I charge you in the sight of all Israel and of the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God: Be careful to follow all the commands of the LORD your God, that you may possess this good land and pass it on as an inheritance to your descendants forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - so I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:36 - the children of his servants will inherit it, and those who love his name will dwell there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:8 - Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:111 - Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:35 - The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:21 - bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:29 - Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:22 - A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:18 - The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - Nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations and make them male and female servants in the LORD’s land. They will make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:8 - This is what the LORD says: “In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:13 - When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But whoever takes refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:18 - In those days the people of Judah will join the people of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your ancestors as an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:14 - This is what the LORD says: “As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance I gave my people Israel, I will uproot them from their lands and I will uproot the people of Judah from among them.

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