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Lexicon :: Strong's H5172 - nāḥaš

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נָחַשׁ
Transliteration
nāḥaš
Pronunciation
naw-khash'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1348

Strong’s Definitions

נָחַשׁ nâchash, naw-khash'; a primitive root; properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate:—× certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) × enchantment, learn by experience, × indeed, diligently observe.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H5172 in the following manner: enchantment (4x), divine (2x), enchanter (1x), indeed (1x), certainly (1x), learn by experience (1x), diligently observe (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H5172 in the following manner: enchantment (4x), divine (2x), enchanter (1x), indeed (1x), certainly (1x), learn by experience (1x), diligently observe (1x).
  1. to practice divination, divine, observe signs, learn by experience, diligently observe, practice fortunetelling, take as an omen

    1. (Piel)

      1. to practice divination

      2. to observe the signs or omens

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָחַשׁ nâchash, naw-khash'; a primitive root; properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate:—× certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) × enchantment, learn by experience, × indeed, diligently observe.
STRONGS H5172:
† II. [נָחַשׁ] verb only
Pi. practise divination, divine, observe signs (denominative from נָהָשׁ according to NöZeitschr. f. Völkerpsychol. i (1860), 413 BauSemitic Rel. i. 287 LagBN 188 GerberVerb. Denom. 29; otherwise WeSkizzen iii. 147 MeiChrest. Targ. s. v. BaES 48 (against him see StaThLz April 28, 1894, 235); chief difficulty is that Aramaic, which has נַחֵשׁ, has no נָחָשׁ compare RSJPh.xiv. 115; — Late Hebrew Qal Participle נוֺחֵשׁ, and Pi.; Aramaic Pa. נַחֵשׁ, bdb063804, all = divine, learn by omens; perhaps compare also Arabic bdb063805 be unlucky Lane2775 compare Meil.c.); — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְנִחֵשׁ 2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chronicles 33:6; 1st person singular נִחַ֫שְׁתִּי Genesis 30:27; Imperfect יְגַחֵשׁ Genesis 44:5, 15; 3rd person masculine plural יְנַחֲשׁוּ 1 Kings 20:33, וַיְנַחָ֑שׁוּ 2 Kings 17:17; 2nd person masculine plural תְּנַחֲשׁוּ Leviticus 19:26; Infinitive absolute נַחֵשׁ 1 Kings 20:33; Participle מְנַחֵשׁ Deuteronomy 18:10 (compare especially RSJPhoenician xiv. 113 ff.); —
1. practise divination Genesis 44:5 (J; by means of cup, i.e. by hydromancy), with implied power to learn secret things Genesis 44:15; condemned by prophetic writer 2 Kings 21:6 2 Chronicles 33:6 (+ עוֺנֵן וְעָשָׂח אוֺב וְיִדְּעֹנִים), 2 Kings 17:17 (|| וַיִּקְסְמוּ קְסָמִים); forbidden in D and H: Deuteronomy 18:10 (+ קֹסֵם קְסָמִים מְעוֺנֵן וּמְכַשֵּׁף), Leviticus 19:26 (H; || תְּעוֺנֵנ֑וּ).
2. observe the signs or omens Genesis 30:27 (J); so probably יְנַחֲשׁוּ 1 Kings 20:33 now the men were observing the signs.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

30:27; 30:27; 44:5; 44:5; 44:15; 44:15

Leviticus

19:26; 19:26

Deuteronomy

18:10; 18:10

1 Kings

20:33; 20:33; 20:33

2 Kings

17:17; 17:17; 21:6; 21:6

2 Chronicles

33:6; 33:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5172 matches the Hebrew נָחַשׁ (nāḥaš),
which occurs 11 times in 9 verses in the wlc Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:27 - But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, I have learned by divination that[fn] the LORD has blessed me because of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:5 - Is it not from this that my lord drinks, and by this that he practices divination? You have done evil in doing this.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:15 - Joseph said to them, “What deed is this that you have done? Do you not know that a man like me can indeed practice divination?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:26 - “You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:10 - There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering,[fn] anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:33 - Now the men were watching for a sign, and they quickly took it up from him and said, “Yes, your brother Ben-hadad.” Then he said, “Go and bring him.” Then Ben-hadad came out to him, and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 - And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings[fn] and used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:6 - And he burned his son as an offering[fn] and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:6 - And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger.

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