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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 - And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience H5172 that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:5 - Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed H5172 he divineth? H5172 ye have done evil in so doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:15 - And Joseph said unto them, What deed is this that ye have done? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly H5172 divine? H5172
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:26 - Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, H5172 nor observe times.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:10 - There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, H5172 or a witch,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:33 - Now the men did diligently observe H5172 whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it: and they said, Thy brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 - And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, H5172 and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:6 - And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, H5172 and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:6 - And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, H5172 and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

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