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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 was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:2 - The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:4 - “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:13 - Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:17 - Dan will be a snake by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse’s heels so that its rider tumbles backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:3 - The LORD said, “Throw it on the ground.” Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he goes out to the river. Confront him on the bank of the Nile, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:7 - The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:15 - He led you through the vast and dreadful wilderness, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.[fn])
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:13 - By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:4 - Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:3 - They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:19 - the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:11 - If a snake bites before it is charmed, the charmer receives no fee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - Do not rejoice, all you Philistines, that the rod that struck you is broken; from the root of that snake will spring up a viper, its fruit will be a darting, venomous serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 - In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword— his fierce, great and powerful sword— Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:25 - The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,”

says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:17 - “See, I will send venomous snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they will bite you,”

declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:22 - Egypt will hiss like a fleeing serpent as the enemy advances in force; they will come against her with axes, like men who cut down trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:3 - Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, there I will hunt them down and seize them. Though they hide from my eyes at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent to bite them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:17 - They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to the LORD our God and will be afraid of you.
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