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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 cunning than any animal of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:2 - The woman said to the serpent H5175, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:4 - The serpent H5175 said to the woman, “You certainly will not die!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:13 - Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent H5175 deceived me, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - Then the LORD God said to the serpent H5175,
“Because you have done this,
Cursed are you more than all the livestock,
And more than any animal of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And dust you shall eat
All the days of your life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:17 - “Dan shall be a serpent H5175 in the way,
A horned viper in the path,
That bites the horse’s heels,
So that its rider falls backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:3 - Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it turned into a serpent H5175; and Moses fled from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - “Go to Pharaoh in the morning [fn]just as he is going out to the water, and position yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent H5175.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:7 - So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and against you; intercede with the LORD, that He will remove the serpents H5175 from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - So Moses made a bronze serpent H5175 and put it on the flag pole; and it came about, that if a serpent H5175 bit someone, and he looked at the bronze serpent H5175, he lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:15 - He who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions, and its thirsty ground where there was no water; He who brought water for you out of the rock of flint.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places and smashed the memorial stones to pieces, and cut down the [fn]Asherah. He also crushed to pieces the bronze serpent H5175 that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel had been burning incense to it; and it was called [fn]Nehushtan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:13 - “By His breath the heavens are [fn]cleared;
His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent H5175.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:4 - They have venom like the venom of a serpent H5175;
Like a deaf cobra that stops up its ear,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:3 - They sharpen their tongues like a snake H5175;
The venom of a viper is under their lips. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - In the end it bites like a snake H5175
And stings like a viper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:19 - The way of the eagle in the sky,
The way of a snake H5175 on a rock,
The way of a ship in the middle of the sea,
And the way of a man with a [fn]virgin.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - One who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent H5175 may bite one who breaks through a wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:11 - If the serpent H5175 bites [fn]before being charmed, there is no benefit for the charmer.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - “Do not rejoice, Philistia, all of you,
Because the rod that struck you is broken;
For from the serpent’s H5175 root a viper will come out,
And its fruit will be a winged serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 - On that day the LORD will punish [fn]Leviathan the fleeing serpent H5175,
With His fierce and great and mighty sword,
Even [fn]Leviathan the twisted serpent H5175;
And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:25 - “The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s H5175 food. They will do no evil or harm on all My holy mountain,” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:17 - “For behold, I am sending serpents H5175 among you,
Vipers for which there is no charm;
And they will bite you,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:22 - “Its sound moves along like a serpent H5175;
For they move on [fn]like an army
And come to her as woodcutters with axes.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - As when a man flees from a lion
And a bear confronts him,
[fn]Or he goes home, leans with his hand against the wall,
And a snake H5175 bites him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:3 - “And though they hide on the summit of Carmel,
I will track them down and take them from there;
And though they hide themselves from My sight on the bottom of the sea,
I will command the serpent H5175 from there, and it will bite them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:17 - They will lick up dust like a snake H5175,
Like [fn]reptiles of the earth.
They will come trembling out of their [fn]fortresses;
To the LORD our God they will come in trepidation,
And they will be afraid of You.
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