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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 crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from [fn]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 surely will not die!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:13 - Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent H5175 deceived me, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - The LORD God said to the serpent, H5175
“Because you have done this,
Cursed are you more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you will go,
And dust you will eat
All the days of your life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:17 - “Dan shall be a serpent H5175 in the way,
A horned snake in the path,
That bites the horse’s heels,
So that his 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 became a serpent; H5175 and Moses fled from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - “Go to Pharaoh in the morning [fn]as he is going out to the water, and station 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 - 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 you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents H5175 from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - And Moses made a bronze serpent H5175 and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent H5175 bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, H5175 he lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:15 - “He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the [fn]Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent H5175 that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned 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 as a serpent; H5175
Poison of a viper is under their lips. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - At the last it bites like a serpent H5175
And stings like a viper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:19 - The way of an eagle in the sky,
The way of a serpent H5175 on a rock,
The way of a ship in the middle of the sea,
And the way of a man with a maid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent H5175 may bite him who breaks through a wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:11 - If the serpent H5175 bites [fn]before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - “Do not rejoice, O 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 flying serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 - In 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 in all My holy mountain,” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:17 - “For behold, I am sending serpents H5175 against you,
Adders, 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 meets him,
[fn]Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall
And a snake H5175 bites him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:3 - “Though they hide on the summit of Carmel,
I will search them out and take them from there;
And though they conceal themselves from My sight on the floor of the sea,
From there I will command the serpent H5175 and it will bite them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:17 - They will lick the dust like a serpent, H5175
Like reptiles of the earth.
They will come trembling out of their [fn]fortresses;
To the LORD our God they will come in dread
And they will be afraid before You.
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