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Lexicon :: Strong's H5162 - nāḥam

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TWOT Reference: 1344

Strong’s Definitions

נָחַם nâcham, naw-kham'; a primitive root; properly, to sigh, i.e. breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e. (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself):—comfort (self), ease (one's self), repent(-er,-ing, self).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 108x

The KJV translates Strong's H5162 in the following manner: comfort (57x), repent (41x), comforter (9x), ease (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 108x
The KJV translates Strong's H5162 in the following manner: comfort (57x), repent (41x), comforter (9x), ease (1x).
  1. to be sorry, console oneself, repent, regret, comfort, be comforted

    1. (Niphal)

      1. to be sorry, be moved to pity, have compassion

      2. to be sorry, rue, suffer grief, repent

      3. to comfort oneself, be comforted

      4. to comfort oneself, ease oneself

    2. (Piel) to comfort, console

    3. (Pual) to be comforted, be consoled

    4. (Hithpael)

      1. to be sorry, have compassion

      2. to rue, repent of

      3. to comfort oneself, be comforted

      4. to ease oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָחַם nâcham, naw-kham'; a primitive root; properly, to sigh, i.e. breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e. (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself):—comfort (self), ease (one's self), repent(-er,-ing, self).
STRONGS H5162: Abbreviations
† [נחם] verb Niph. be sorry, console, oneself, etc. (only in derived species) (Late Hebrew Pi. comfort; Phoenician in proper name Lzb322; Targum Pa. = Late Hebrew, and derivatives; Christian-Palestinian Aramaic, Pa. id., SchwIdioticon 54; Arabic bdb063604 breathe pantingly (of horse)); —
Perfect נִחַם Amos 7:3 + 4 times; נִח֑ם Jeremiah 20:16 + 2 times; 1st person singular נִחַמְתִּי Genesis 6:7 + 8 times; נִחָ֑מְתִּי Zechariah 8:14; 2nd person masculine plural נִחַמְתֶּם Ezekiel 14:22; Imperfect יִנָּחֵם Exodus 13:17 + 6 times; וַיִּנָּ֫תֶם Genesis 6:6 + 6 times; + 5 times Imperfect; Imperative הִנָּחֵם Exodus 32:12; Psalm 90:13; Infinitive הִנָּחֵם Jeremiah 31:15; 1 Samuel 15:29; Participle נִחָם Judges 21:15 + 3 times; —
1. be sorry, moved to pity, have compassion, for others, absolute Jeremiah 15:6; with על Psalm 90:13; אֶל Judges 21:6; לְ Judges 21:15; מִן Judges 2:18.
2. be sorry, rue, suffer grief, repent, of one's own doings, absolute Exodus 13:17 (E), Psalm 106:45; Jeremiah 20:16; Joel 2:14; Zechariah 8:14; || שׁקּר 1 Samuel 15:29 (twice in verse); מאס Job 42:6; שׁוב Jeremiah 4:28; Jeremiah 31:19; Jonah 3:9; חוּס Ezekiel 24:14; לא נ׳, || נשׂבע Psalm 110:4; with עַל Amos 7:3, 6; Jeremiah 8:6; Jeremiah 18:10; עלהֿרעה for ill done to others Exodus 32:12, 14 (J), Jeremiah 18:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 3:10; Jonah 4:2; אלהֿרעה 2 Samuel 24:16 = 1 Chronicles 21:15 (על), Jeremiah 26:8, 13, 19; Jeremiah 42:10; כְּי Genesis 6:6, 7 (J), 1 Samuel 15:11, 35.
3. comfort oneself, be comforted: absolute Genesis 38:12 (J) Psalm 77:3; Ezekiel 31:16; with עַל 2 Samuel 13:39; Jeremiah 31:15; על הרעה, concerning the evil Ezekiel 14:22; Ezekiel 32:31; אחרי Genesis 24:67 (J).
4. comfort oneself, ease oneself, by taking vengeance with מן Isaiah 1:24; על Isaiah 57:6.
Piel Perfect נִחַם Isaiah 49:13; + 8 times Perfect; Imperfect יְנַחֵם Job 29:25; 3rd person masculine plural יְנַחֲמוּ Job 42:11; יְנַחֵמ֑וּן Zechariah 10:2 + 13 times Imperfect; Imperative נַחֲמוּ Isaiah 40:1 (twice in verse); Infinitive נַחֵם Isaiah 61:2; suffix נַחֲמוֺ Genesis 37:35 + 9 times Infinitive; Participle מְנַחֵם Lamentations 1:2, plural מְנַחֲמִים Psalm 69:21. + 11 times Participle — comfort, console, absolute Genesis 37:35 (J), 1 Chronicles 19:3 = 2 Samuel 10:3; Psalm 69:21; Ecclesiastes 4:1 (twice in verse); Zechariah 10:2; Nahum 3:7; Lamentations 1:16; with accusative of person Genesis 50:21 (E) 2 Samuel 12:24; 1 Chronicles 7:21; 1 Chronicles 19:2; Job 2:11; Job 7:13; Job 21:34; Job 29:25; Ruth 2:13; Psalm 23:4; Psalm 71:21; Psalm 119:76; Psalm 119:82; Isaiah 12:1; Isaiah 22:4; Isaiah 40:1 (twice in verse); Isaiah 51:3 (twice in verse); Isaiah 51:12, 19; Isaiah 61:2; Isaiah 66:13 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 14:23; Ezekiel 16:54; Zechariah 1:17; Lamentations 2:13; || עזר Psalm 86:17; רַחֵם Isaiah 49:13; גאל Isaiah 52:9; שׂמּח Jeremiah 31:13; מן of thing Genesis 5:29 (J); על Jeremiah 16:7; Jeremiah 42:11; אל 2 Samuel 10:2 = על 1 Chronicles 19:2; מְנִחֲמֵי עמל Job 16:2; אֵין מְנַחֵם לְ Lamentations 1:2, 9, 17, 21.
Pual Perfect נֻחָ֑מָה Isaiah 54:11; Imperfect תְּנֻחָ֑מוּ Isaiah 66:13; be comforted, consoled.
Hithpa. Perfect 1st person singular וְהִנֶּחָ֑מְתּי (for הִתְנ׳; but strike out Co) Ezekiel 5:13; Imperfect יִתְנֶחָ֑ם Deuteronomy 32:36 + 2 times; 1st person singular אֶתְנֶח֑ם Psalm 119:52; Infinitive הִתְנַחֵם Genesis 37:35; Participle מִתְנַחֵם Genesis 27:42
1. be sorry, have compassion עַלעֲֿבָדָיו upon his servants Deuteronomy 32:36 = Psalm 135:14.
2. rue, repent of, || כזּב, Numbers 23:19 (poem).
3. comfort oneself, be comforted, absolute Genesis 37:35 (J), Psalm 119:52.
4. ease oneself, by taking vengeance Ezekiel 5:13 (?); with לִ person Genesis 27:42 (JE): compareQal 4.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


5:29; 6:6; 6:6; 6:7; 6:7; 24:67; 27:42; 27:42; 37:35; 37:35; 37:35; 37:35; 38:12; 50:21


13:17; 13:17; 32:12; 32:12; 32:14




32:36; 32:36


2:18; 21:6; 21:15; 21:15



1 Samuel

15:11; 15:29; 15:29; 15:35

2 Samuel

10:2; 10:3; 12:24; 13:39; 24:16

1 Chronicles

7:21; 19:2; 19:2; 19:3; 21:15


2:11; 7:13; 16:2; 21:34; 29:25; 29:25; 42:6; 42:11


23:4; 69:21; 69:21; 71:21; 77:3; 86:17; 90:13; 90:13; 106:45; 110:4; 119:52; 119:52; 119:76; 119:82; 135:14




1:24; 12:1; 22:4; 40:1; 40:1; 49:13; 49:13; 51:3; 51:12; 51:19; 52:9; 54:11; 57:6; 61:2; 61:2; 66:13; 66:13


4:28; 8:6; 15:6; 16:7; 18:8; 18:10; 20:16; 20:16; 26:8; 26:13; 26:19; 31:13; 31:15; 31:15; 31:19; 42:10; 42:11


1:2; 1:2; 1:9; 1:16; 1:17; 1:21; 2:13


5:13; 5:13; 14:22; 14:22; 14:23; 16:54; 24:14; 31:16; 32:31


2:13; 2:14


7:3; 7:3; 7:6


3:9; 3:10; 4:2




1:17; 8:14; 8:14; 10:2; 10:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5162 matches the Hebrew נָחַם (nāḥam),
which occurs 108 times in 100 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 5:29–Isa 1:24)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:29 - Now he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will [fn]give H5162 us rest H5162 from our work and from the pain of our hands arising from the ground which Yahweh has cursed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:6 - And Yahweh regretted H5162 that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved [fn]in His heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And Yahweh said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky; for I regret H5162 that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:67 - Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her. Thus, Isaac was comforted H5162 after his mother’s death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:42 - Then the words of her elder son Esau were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called her younger son Jacob and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau is consoling H5162 himself concerning you by planning to kill you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:35 - Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort H5162 him, but he refused to be comforted H5162. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son.” So his father wept for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 -

And [fn]after a considerable time, Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Then Judah was comforted H5162, and he went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:21 - “So now, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted H5162 them and spoke to their heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 -

Now it happened that when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not guide them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, “Lest the people change H5162 their minds H5162 when they see war, and return to Egypt.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:12 - “Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, ‘With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your burning anger and relent H5162 concerning doing harm to Your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:14 - So Yahweh relented H5162 concerning the harm which He said He would do to His people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:19 -

“God is not a man, that He should lie,

Nor a son of man, that He should repent H5162;

Has He said, and will He not do it?

Or has He spoken, and will He not establish it?

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:36 -

“For Yahweh will render justice to His people,

And will have H5162 compassion H5162 on His slaves,

When He sees that their [fn]strength is gone,

And there is none remaining, bond or free.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:18 - Now when Yahweh raised up judges for them, Yahweh was with the judge and saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for Yahweh was moved H5162 to H5162 pity H5162 by their groaning because of those who oppressed and suppressed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:6 - And the sons of Israel were H5162 sorry H5162 for their brother Benjamin and said, “One tribe is cut off from Israel today.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:15 - And the people were H5162 sorry H5162 for Benjamin because Yahweh had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:13 - Then she said, “May I find favor in your eyes, my lord, for you have comforted H5162 me and indeed have spoken to the heart of your servant-woman, though I am not like one of your servant-women.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:11 - “I regret H5162 that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from [fn]following Me and has not established My words.” And Samuel became angry and cried out to Yahweh all night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:29 - “Also the Eternal One of Israel will not lie or have H5162 regret H5162; for He is not a man that He should have H5162 regret H5162.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:35 - So Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death; for Samuel grieved over Saul. And Yahweh regretted H5162 that He had made Saul king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:2 - So David said, “I will show lovingkindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, just as his father showed lovingkindness to me.” So David sent to comfort H5162 him concerning his father by the hand of his servants. And David’s servants came to the land of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:3 - But the princes of the sons of Ammon said to Hanun their lord, “In your eyes, is David honoring your father because he has sent comforters H5162 to you? Has David not sent his servants to you in order to search the city, to spy it out and overthrow it?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:24 -

Then David comforted H5162 his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and [fn]he named him Solomon. Now Yahweh loved him

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:39 - And the heart of King David was consumed with going out to Absalom; for he was comforted H5162 concerning Amnon, since he had died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:16 - Then the angel sent forth his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, and Yahweh [fn]relented H5162 of the calamity and said to the angel who destroyed the people, “It is enough! Now relax your hand!” And the angel of Yahweh was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:22 - And their father Ephraim mourned many days, and his relatives came to comfort H5162 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:2 - So David said, “I will show lovingkindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed lovingkindness to me.” So David sent messengers to comfort H5162 him concerning his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the sons of Ammon to Hanun to comfort H5162 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:3 - But the princes of the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, “In your eyes, is David honoring your father because he has sent comforters H5162 to you? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:15 - And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; but as he was about to destroy it, Yahweh saw and [fn]relented H5162 concerning the calamity, and said to the destroying angel, “It is enough! Now relax your hand.” And the angel of Yahweh was standing by the threshing floor of [fn]Ornan the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:11 -

Then Job’s three friends heard of all this calamity that had come upon him. So they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to console him and comfort H5162 him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:13 -

“If I say, ‘My bed will comfort H5162 me;

My couch will [fn]ease my bitter musing,’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:2 -

“I have heard many such things;

[fn]Troublesome comforters H5162 are you all.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:34 -

“How then will you vainly comfort H5162 me,

Indeed when your answers remain full of [fn]falsehood?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 -

“I chose a way for them and sat as chief,

And dwelt as their head among the troops,

As one who comforted H5162 the mourners.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:6 -

Therefore I reject myself,

And I repent H5162 in dust and ashes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:11 - Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted H5162 him for all the calamity that Yahweh had brought on him. And each one gave him one [fn]qesitah, and each a ring of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:4 -

Even though I walk through the [fn]valley of the shadow of death,

I fear no [fn]evil, for You are with me;

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort H5162 me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 -

Reproach has broken my heart and I am so sick.

And I hoped for sympathy, but there was none,

And for comforters H5162, but I found none.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:21 -

May You increase my greatness

And turn to comfort H5162 me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:2 -

In the day of my distress I sought the Lord;

In the night my hand was stretched out [fn]without weariness;

My soul refused to be comforted H5162.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:17 -

[fn]Show me a sign for good,

That those who hate me may see it and be ashamed,

Because You, O Yahweh, have helped me and comforted H5162 me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:13 -

Return, O Yahweh; how long will it be?

And [fn]be H5162 sorry H5162 for Your slaves.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:45 -

And He remembered for them His covenant,

And [fn]relented H5162 according to the abundance of His lovingkindness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:4 -

Yahweh has sworn and will not [fn]change H5162 His mind H5162,

“You are a priest forever

According to the order of Melchizedek.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:52 -

I have remembered Your judgments from [fn]of old, O Yahweh,

And comfort H5162 myself.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:76 -

Oh may Your lovingkindness [fn]comfort H5162 me,

According to Your [fn]word to Your slave.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:82 -

My eyes fail with longing for Your [fn]word,

Saying, “When will You comfort H5162 me?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:14 -

For Yahweh will render justice for His people

And will give H5162 comfort H5162 to His slaves.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:1 -

Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold, I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort H5162 them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort H5162 them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:24 -

Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of hosts,

The Mighty One of Israel, declares,

“Ah, I will be comforted H5162 concerning My adversaries,

And I will avenge Myself on My enemies.

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