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Lexicon :: Strong's H5175 - nāḥāš

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1347a

Strong’s Definitions

נָחָשׁ nâchâsh, naw-khawsh'; from H5172; a snake (from its hiss):—serpent.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's H5175 in the following manner: serpent (31x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's H5175 in the following manner: serpent (31x).
  1. serpent, snake

    1. serpent

    2. image (of serpent)

    3. fleeing serpent (mythological)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָחָשׁ nâchâsh, naw-khawsh'; from H5172; a snake (from its hiss):—serpent.
STRONGS H5175: Abbreviations
† I. נָחָשׁ noun masculineGenesis 3:1 serpent (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb063802 serpent, viper (Lane406 anything hunted) is compare by LagM, i, 230; BN 50, 188 BaEs 48, but improbable; Arabic bdb063803 see below [נָחַשׁ below; on formation compare LagBN 50); — absolute נ׳ Amos 5:19 +; construct נְחַשׁ Numbers 21:9 + 2 times; plural נְחָשִׁים Numbers 21:6; Jeremiah 8:17; —
1. serpent:
a. as biting, Amos 5:19; Ecclesiastes 10:8, in spite of charm (לַחַשׁ) Ecclesiastes 10:11 [compare Ecclus 12:13], Jeremiah 8:17 (+ צִפְעֹנִים; figurative of enemies); so הַנְּחָשִׁים הַשְׁרָפִים Numbers 21:6 (deadly; J E; compare JacobArab. Dicht. iv. 10 ff.), and singular Numbers 21:9, also (collective) Numbers 21:7 compare שָׂרָף נ׳ Deuteronomy 8:15 (+ עַקְרָב); נ׳ figurative of oppressor, מִשֹּׁרֶשׁ נָחָשׁ יֵצֵא צֶפַע וּפִרְיוֺ שָׂרָף מְעוֺפֵף Isaiah 14:29; figurative of Dan Genesis 49:17 (poem in J; || שְׁפִיפֹן); הֲמַת נ׳ Psalm 58:5 (simile of perniciousness of ungodly), compare נ׳ Psalm 140:4; simile of effect of wine Proverbs 22:32 (|| צִפִעֹנִי).
b. rod becomes נ׳ Exodus 4:3 (J), compare Exodus 7:15 (E); עֲלֵי צוּר דֶּרֶךְ נ׳ Proverbs 30:19.
c. נ׳ (apparently) as hissing Jeremiah 46:22 (in simile, compare Gie); as eating dust Isaiah 65:25 compare Micah 7:17 (in simile; see also Genesis 3:14).
d. as crafty tempter Genesis 3:1, 2, 4, 13, 14.
2. (הַ)נְּחשֶׁת נ׳, bronze image of serpent Numbers 21:9 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 18:4 (compare נְחֻשְׁתָּן).
3. mythological בָּרִחַ נ׳ Job 26:13 fleeing serpent, of eclipse-dragon (compareלִנְיָתָן Job 3:6); also בּרִחַ ֗֗֗ לִוְיָתָן נ׳ עֲקַלָּתוֺן לִוְיָתָן נ׳ Isaiah 27:1 (symbolic of world-powers); נ׳ of sea-monster Amos 9:3. — נ׳ with verb נָשַׁךְ bite Numbers 21:6 + 8 times On supernatural character of serpents in Arabic belief see NöZeitschr. Für Völkerpsychol. i.(1860), 412-416 RSKinship 197, Semitic i. 421 f., 2d ed, 442 WeSkizzen iii.147, Arab. Heid. 2, 152 f. JacobArab. Dicht. iv. 5
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:1; 3:1; 3:2; 3:4; 3:13; 3:14; 3:14; 49:17


4:3; 7:15


21:6; 21:6; 21:6; 21:7; 21:9; 21:9; 21:9



2 Kings



3:6; 26:13


58:5; 140:4




10:8; 10:11


14:29; 27:1; 65:25


8:17; 8:17; 46:22


5:19; 5:19; 9:3




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5175 matches the Hebrew נָחָשׁ (nāḥāš),
which occurs 31 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:1 - Now the serpent H5175 was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:2 - And the woman said unto the serpent, H5175 We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:4 - And the serpent H5175 said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:13 - And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent H5175 beguiled me, and I did eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - And the LORD God said unto the serpent, H5175 Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:17 - Dan shall be a serpent H5175 by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:3 - And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; H5175 and Moses fled from before it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent H5175 shalt thou take in thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - And the LORD sent fiery serpents H5175 among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:7 - Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents H5175 from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - And Moses made a serpent H5175 of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent H5175 had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent H5175 of brass, he lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:15 - Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, H5175 and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent H5175 that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:13 - By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. H5175
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:4 - Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: H5175 they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:3 - They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; H5175 adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - At the last it biteth like a serpent, H5175 and stingeth like an adder.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:19 - The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent H5175 upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent H5175 shall bite him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:11 - Surely the serpent H5175 will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's H5175 root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 - In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, H5175 even leviathan that crooked serpent; H5175 and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:25 - The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's H5175 meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:17 - For, behold, I will send serpents, H5175 cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:22 - The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; H5175 for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent H5175 bit him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:3 - And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, H5175 and he shall bite them:
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:17 - They shall lick the dust like a serpent, H5175 they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
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