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Lexicon :: Strong's H5197 - nāṭap̄

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1355

Strong’s Definitions

נָטַף nâṭaph, naw-taf'; a primitive root; to ooze, i.e. distil gradually; by implication, to fall in drops; figuratively, to speak by inspiration:—drop(-ping), prophesy(-et).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H5197 in the following manner: drop (12x), prophesy (4x), prophet (1x), down (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H5197 in the following manner: drop (12x), prophesy (4x), prophet (1x), down (1x).
  1. to drop, drip, distil, prophesy, preach, discourse

    1. (Qal) to drop, drip

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to drip

      2. to drop (prophecy)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָטַף nâṭaph, naw-taf'; a primitive root; to ooze, i.e. distil gradually; by implication, to fall in drops; figuratively, to speak by inspiration:—drop(-ping), prophesy(-et).
STRONGS H5197: Abbreviations
† [נָטַף] verb drop, drip, figurative (especially of prophet) discourse (Late Hebrew id.; Targum נְטַף drop, drip; Syriac bdb064202 drip, bdb064203 drop (NöSyr. Gr. § 105) etc.; Arabic bdb064204 id.; Ethiopic bdb064205 id., bdb064206 colare (stillando), expercolare); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine plural נָֽטְפוּ Judges 5:4 + 2 times; נָטָּ֑פוּ Judges 5:4; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תִּטֹּף Job 29:22; 3rd person masculine plural יִטּפוּ Joel 4:18 [Joel 3:18]; 3rd person feminine plural תִּטֹּפְנָה Proverbs 5:3; Songs 4:11; Participle נֹטְפוֺת Songs 5:13; — drop, drip, usually transitive, with accusative, of clouds dropping water (מַיִ), in storm Judges 5:4, || heavens Judges 5:4 (object omitted), Psalm 68:9 (id.; all theoph.); of hands dripping myrrh (מוֺר) Songs 5:5; in predict. יִטְּפוּ עָסִיס Joel 4:18 the mountains shall drip must; figurative of (seductive) speech נֹפֶת תִּטּ׳ Proverbs 5:3 the lips of the strange woman drop honey, so perhaps Songs 4:11 (Bu of kisses); מוֺר שִׂפְתוֺתָיו נ׳ Songs 5:13 his lips drip myrrh (perhaps of sweet breath). Intransitive only עָלֵימוֺ תִּטֹּף מִלָּתִי Job 29:22 upon them my speech used to drop.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine plural וְהִטִּיפוּ consecutive Amos 9:13; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תַּטִּיף Amos 7:16; 1st person singular אַטִּף Micah 2:11; 3rd person masculine plural יִטִּיפ֑וּן Micah 2:6; 2nd person masculine plural תַּטִּיפוּ Micah 2:6, תַּטִּפוּ Micah 2:6; Participle מַטִּיף Micah 2:11; —
1. drip, עָסִיס וְהַטּ׳ Amos 9:13 and the mountains shall drip must (= Qal Joel 4:18 [Joel 3:18]).
2. of speech, especially prophecy (without accusative): with עַל against, Amos 7:16 (|| הִנָּבֵא), with אֶלֿ toward, Exodus 21:2 (|| id.), Exodus 21:7 (|| id.); with ל concerning Micah 2:11 compare Micah 2:11; — אַלתַּֿטִּפוּ יַטִּיכּ֑וּן לֹאיַֿטִּפוּ לָאֵלֶּה Micah 2:6 'talk not' — so they talk — 'they (read ye?) shall not talk of these things (where תַּטּ׳, יַטִּפוּ reference to prophets).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:2; 21:7


5:4; 5:4; 5:4; 5:4


29:22; 29:22




5:3; 5:3

Song of Songs

4:11; 4:11; 5:5; 5:13; 5:13


3:18; 3:18


7:16; 7:16; 9:13; 9:13


2:6; 2:6; 2:6; 2:6; 2:11; 2:11; 2:11; 2:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5197 matches the Hebrew נָטַף (nāṭap̄),
which occurs 18 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 - LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, H5197 the clouds also dropped H5197 water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:22 - After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped H5197 upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:8 - The earth shook, the heavens also dropped H5197 at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of a strange woman drop H5197 as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - Thy lips, O my spouse, drop H5197 as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped H5197 with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:13 - His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping H5197 sweet smelling myrrh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:46 - Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop H5197 thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:2 - Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop H5197 thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:18 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down H5197 new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:16 - Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop H5197 not thy word against the house of Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:13 - Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop H5197 sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:6 - Prophesy H5197 ye not, say they to them that prophesy: H5197 they shall not prophesy H5197 to them, that they shall not take shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy H5197 unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet H5197 of this people.
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