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Lexicon :: Strong's H5158 - naḥal

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From נָחַל (H5157) in its original sense
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TWOT Reference: 1343a,1343b

Strong’s Definitions

נַחַל nachal, nakh'-al; or (feminine) נַחְלָה nachlâh; (Psalm 124:4), or נַחֲלָה nachălâh; (Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28), from H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine):—brook, flood, river, stream, valley.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 141x

The KJV translates Strong's H5158 in the following manner: river (56x), brook (46x), valley (23x), stream (11x), flood (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 141x
The KJV translates Strong's H5158 in the following manner: river (56x), brook (46x), valley (23x), stream (11x), flood (5x).
  1. torrent, valley, wadi, torrent-valley

    1. torrent

    2. torrent-valley, wadi (as stream bed)

    3. shaft (of mine)

  2. palm-tree

    1. meaning dubious

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נַחַל nachal, nakh'-al; or (feminine) נַחְלָה nachlâh; (Psalm 124:4), or נַחֲלָה nachălâh; (Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28), from H5157 in its original sense; a stream, especially a winter torrent; (by implication) a (narrow) valley (in which a brook runs); also a shaft (of a mine):—brook, flood, river, stream, valley.
STRONGS H5158: Abbreviations
† I. נַ֫חַל noun masculine 2 Kings 3:16 torrent, torrent-valley, wady (Ecclus 40:13; 40:16; Late Hebrew id., stream (rare); Targum נַחְלָא bdb063601, = Biblical Hebrew; Assyrian naḫlu = Biblical Hebrew; LagBN 140 Anm. thinks Νεῖλος may be from Νεέλ = נַחַל pronounced *נִהִל; on נ׳ in Sabean proper name, of a location, see HalRev. Sémit. Iv (1896), 80, 1, 14); — absolute נ׳ Genesis 32:24 +, נַ֫חְלָה Psalm 124:4; construct נַחַל Genesis 26:17 +; with ה locative, Genesis 34:5 so read also Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28 (where MT נַחֲלָ֫ה; see Thes); dual נַחֲלַיִם Ezekiel 47:9, but read הַנַּחַל Greek Version of the LXX. Targum Syriac Version Vulgate Co Berthol; plural נְחָלִים Numbers 21:4 +; נַחֲלֵי Deuteronomy 8:7 +; suffix נְחֶלֶיהָ Isaiah 34:9; —
1. torrent, of rushing water in narrow channel Judges 5:21 (3 times in verse); Judges 4:7, 13; Psalm 83:10 (all of קִישֹׁן, which see); mountain torrent Deuteronomy 9:21 (compare Exodus 32:20); so Amos 5:24 (simile of righteousness); הַשּׁוֺטֵף הַנּ׳ 2 Chronicles 32:4 (|| מַעְיָנוֺת); לְזֶפֶת נ׳ נֶהְפְּכוּ Isaiah 34:9; simile of tears Lamentations 2:18; hyperb.שָֿׁ֑מֶן נ׳ Micah 6:7 torrents of oil, compare of honey and curd Job 20:17 (|| פְּלַגּוֹת, נְהָרִים); figurativeבְלִיַּעַל נ׳ 2 Samuel 22:5 torrents of worthlessness (|| מִשְׁבְּרֵי מָ֫וֶת), = Psalm 18:5; שׁוֺטֵף נ׳ simile of glory of nations Isaiah 66:12, figurative of invaders Jeremiah 47:2 (|| מַיִס), or foes Psalm 124:4 (נַ֫חְלָה, see above); 1 Kings 17:4, 6 (for drinking), drying up in summer 1 Kings 17:7 (יָבֵשׁ; all of Elijah's stream כְּרִית, which see); for drinking also Psalm 110:7, and (figurative) עֲדָנֶיךָ נ׳ Psalm 36:9; Job 6:15 (twice in verse) (אֲפִיק נְחָלִים; in simile); of water bursting from rock Psalm 78:20 (שָׁטַף, || מַיִם), compare Psalm 74:15 (+ מַעְיָן); figurative of מְקוֺר חָכְמָה Proverbs 18:4 (נֹבֵּעַ נ׳; || מַיִם עֲמֻקִים); more generally = stream, brook, river (chiefly late) Isaiah 11:15 (divisions of river, נָהָר) in desert Isaiah 35:6 (|| מַיִם), Jeremiah 31:9 (נַחֲלֵי מַיִם), Ezekiel 47:5 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 47:9b (all strike out Co), Ezekiel 47:6; Ezekiel 47:7; Ezekiel 47:9a (readהַנַּחַל, see above), Ezekiel 47:12; containing fish, etc. Leviticus 11:9, 10 (|| מַיִם, יַמִּים), Ecclesiastes 1:7 (twice in verse); figurative רוּחַ י׳, Isaiah 30:28 (שׁוֺטֵף נ׳, Isaiah 30:33 (גָּפְרִית נ׳).
2. Torrent-valley, wady, as stream-bed 1 Samuel 17:40; Nehemiah 2:15; Isaiah 57:6; with torrent flowing through it, אֵיתָן נ׳ Deuteronomy 21:4 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 21:6, אֶרֶץ נַחֲלֵי מַיִם Deuteronomy 8:7 (|| עֲיָנֹת וּתְהֹמֹת יֹּצְאִים בַּבִּקְעָה), compare Deuteronomy 10:7, 1 Kings 18:5 (|| מַעְיְנֵי הַמַיִם), Psalm 104:10; abode of Elijah 1 Kings 17:3, 5 (compare 1 Kings 17:4; 1 Kings 17:6; 1 Kings 17:7 above); עֹרְבֵי נ׳ Proverbs 30:17 (compare 1 Kings 17:4, 6); הַבַּתּוֺת נ׳ Isaiah 7:19 as home of bees; fertile, אֶשְׁכֹּל נ׳ Numbers 13:23, 24 (E); אִבֵּי הַנּ׳ Songs 6:11; עַרְבֵינֿ׳ poplars of the wady Leviticus 23:40 (H), Job 40:22; עֲרָבִים נ׳ Isaiah 15:7; needing water Genesis 26:17 (גְּרָר נ׳), Genesis 26:19 (J), compare 2 Kings 3:16, 17; place for refuse, ruins, etc. 2 Samuel 17:13; in poetry also as wild, remote ravine Job 30:6, compare בְּצוּר הַנְּחָלִים Job 22:24; place of child-sacrifice Isaiah 57:5; burial-place Job 21:33 (רִגְבֵי נ׳), — Numbers 24:6 see II. נַ֫חַל.
Particular wadys designate localities: אַרְנוֺן Numbers 21:14 (E), Deuteronomy 2:24, 36 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 3:8, 12, 16 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 4:48; Joshua 12:1, 2(twice in verse); Joshua 13:9 (twice in verse) (all D), Joshua 13:16; Joshua 13:16 (P), 2 Kings 10:33; אֶשְׁכֹּל Numbers 32:9 (J), Deuteronomy 1:24 בְּשׂוֺר 1 Samuel 30:9, 10, 21; גָּד 2 Samuel 24:5; זֶרֶד Numbers 21:12 (E), Deuteronomy 2:13 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 2:14; יַכֹּק Genesis 32:24 (J), Deuteronomy 2:37; Deuteronomy 3:16; Joshua 12:2 (all D); קִדְרוֺן 2 Samuel 15:23; 1 Kings 2:37; 1 Kings 15:13; 1 Kings 18:40; 1Ki 23:6 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 23:12; 2 Chronicles 15:16; 29:16; 30:14; Jeremiah 31:40; קָנָה Joshua 16:8; Joshua 17:9 (3 times in verse) (all P); שׂוֺרֵק Judges 16:4; הַשִּׁטִּים נ׳ Joel 4:18; נ׳ מִצְרַיִם is southwest limit of Palestine (Assyrian naḫal [mat] Muṣri, Dl Par. 310 SchrCOT Numbers 34:5) Numbers 34:5 (P), Joshua 15:4 (D), Joshua 15:47 (P), 1 Kings 8:65; 2 Kings 24:7, 2; Chron 2 Kings 7:8; Isaiah 27:12, + (omit מצרים) Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28 (see above); so read also possibly Amos 6:14 (see עֲרָבָה : usually identified with Wâdy el-Arîsh; on Wkl's different view, see references below מִצְרַיִם near the end); on identification of נ׳ Joshua 15:7; Joshua 19:11 (both P), 2 Samuel 23:30 = 1 Chronicles 11:32; 2 Chronicles 20:16; 33:14, see Commentaries; אָשֶׁד הַנְּחָלִים Numbers 21:15, see אֶשֶׁד.
3. Miner's shaft, נ׳ פָּרַץ Job 28:4.

† II. [נַ֫חַל] noun [masculine] perhaps palm-tree (Arabic bdb063602, noun of individual meaning bdb063603; see PerlesJQ, July, 1899, 688); — only plural absolute, כִּנְחָלִים נִטָּ֑יוּ Numbers 24:6 like palm-trees, which are stretched out, spread out (as to foliage). So Perlesl.c., who compares כערבי נחל Ecclus 50:12e, Greek Version of the LXX ὡς στελέχη φοινικων.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:17; 26:17; 26:19; 32:24; 32:24; 34:5




11:9; 11:10; 23:40


13:23; 13:24; 21:4; 21:12; 21:14; 21:15; 24:6; 24:6; 32:9; 34:5; 34:5


1:24; 2:13; 2:14; 2:24; 2:36; 2:37; 3:8; 3:12; 3:16; 3:16; 4:48; 8:7; 8:7; 9:21; 10:7; 21:4; 21:6


12:1; 12:2; 12:2; 13:9; 13:16; 13:16; 15:4; 15:7; 15:47; 16:8; 17:9; 19:11


4:7; 4:13; 5:21; 16:4

1 Samuel

17:40; 30:9; 30:10; 30:21

2 Samuel

15:23; 17:13; 22:5; 23:12; 23:30; 24:5

1 Kings

2:37; 8:65; 15:13; 17:3; 17:4; 17:4; 17:4; 17:5; 17:6; 17:6; 17:6; 17:7; 17:7; 18:5; 18:40

2 Kings

3:16; 3:16; 3:17; 7:8; 10:33; 24:2; 24:7

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

15:16; 20:16; 29:16; 30:14; 32:4; 33:14




6:15; 20:17; 21:33; 22:24; 28:4; 30:6; 40:22


18:5; 36:9; 74:15; 78:20; 83:10; 104:10; 110:7; 124:4; 124:4


18:4; 30:17



Song of Songs



7:19; 11:15; 15:7; 27:12; 30:28; 30:33; 34:9; 34:9; 35:6; 57:5; 57:6; 66:12


31:9; 31:40; 47:2




47:5; 47:6; 47:7; 47:9; 47:9; 47:9; 47:12; 47:19; 47:19; 48:28; 48:28


5:24; 6:14



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5158 matches the Hebrew נַחַל (naḥal),
which occurs 141 times in 123 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 26:17–2Sa 17:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:17 - And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley H5158 of Gerar, and dwelt there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:19 - And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, H5158 and found there a well of springing water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:23 - And he took them, and sent them over the brook, H5158 and sent over that he had.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:9 - These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, H5158 them shall ye eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:10 - And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, H5158 of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:40 - And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; H5158 and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:23 - And they came unto the brook H5158 of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:24 - The place was called the brook H5158 Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:12 - From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley H5158 of Zared.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:14 - Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks H5158 of Arnon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:15 - And at the stream of the brooks H5158 that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:6 - As the valleys H5158 are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:9 - For when they went up unto the valley H5158 of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:5 - And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river H5158 of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:24 - And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley H5158 of Eshcol, and searched it out.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:13 - Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook H5158 Zered. And we went over the brook H5158 Zered.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:14 - And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook H5158 Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:24 - Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river H5158 Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:36 - From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river H5158 of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, H5158 even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:37 - Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river H5158 Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:8 - And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river H5158 of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:12 - And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river H5158 Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:16 - And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river H5158 Arnon half the valley, H5158 and the border even unto the river H5158 Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:48 - From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river H5158 Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:7 - For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks H5158 of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:21 - And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook H5158 that descended out of the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:7 - From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers H5158 of waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:4 - And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, H5158 which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in the valley: H5158
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley: H5158
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:1 - Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun, from the river H5158 Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:2 - Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river H5158 Arnon, and from the middle of the river, H5158 and from half Gilead, even unto the river H5158 Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:9 - From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river H5158 Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, H5158 and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:16 - And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river H5158 Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, H5158 and all the plain by Medeba;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:4 - From thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out unto the river H5158 of Egypt; and the goings out of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is before the going up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river: H5158 and the border passed toward the waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out thereof were at Enrogel:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:47 - Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto the river H5158 of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:8 - The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river H5158 Kanah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:9 - And the coast descended unto the river H5158 Kanah, southward of the river: H5158 these cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, H5158 and the outgoings of it were at the sea:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:11 - And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river H5158 that is before Jokneam;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:7 - And I will draw unto thee to the river H5158 Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:13 - And Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto the river H5158 of Kishon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:21 - The river H5158 of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, H5158 the river H5158 Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:4 - And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley H5158 of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:5 - And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley. H5158
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:40 - And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, H5158 and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:9 - So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook H5158 Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:10 - But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook H5158 Besor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:21 - And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook H5158 Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:23 - And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook H5158 Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:13 - Moreover, if he be gotten into a city, then shall all Israel bring ropes to that city, and we will draw it into the river, H5158 until there be not one small stone found there.

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