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Lexicon :: Strong's H5197 - nāṭap̄

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
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).
† [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 You went out from Seir,
When You marched from the field of Edom,
The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped H5197,
The clouds also dripped H5197 water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:22 - “After my words they did not speak again,
And my speech dropped H5197 on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:8 - The earth quaked;
The heavens also dropped H5197 rain at the presence of God;
[fn]Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of an [fn]adulteress drip H5197 honey,
And her [fn]speech is smoother than oil;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - “Your lips drip H5197 honey, my bride;
Honey and milk are under your tongue,
And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - “I arose to open to my beloved;
And my hands dripped H5197 with myrrh,
And my fingers with drops of myrrh,
On the handles of the bolt.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:13 - “His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
[fn]Banks of herbal spices;
His lips are lilies
Dripping H5197 with drops of myrrh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:46 - “Son of man, set your face toward the south, and speak H5197 prophetically H5197 against the south and prophesy against the forest [fn]land of the Negev,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:2 - “Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem, and [fn]speak H5197 prophetically H5197 against the sanctuaries and prophesy against the land of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:18 - And on that day
The mountains will drip H5197 with [fn]sweet wine,
And the hills will flow with milk,
And all the brooks of Judah will flow with water;
And a spring will go out from the house of the LORD
And water the Valley of [fn]Shittim.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:16 - “So now hear the word of the LORD: you are saying, ‘You shall not prophesy against Israel nor shall you [fn]prophesy H5197 against the house of Isaac.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:13 - “Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD,
“When the plowman will overtake the reaper,
And the one who treads grapes will overtake him who sows the seed;
When the mountains will drip H5197 grape juice,
And all the hills will come apart.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:6 - ‘Do not prophesy H5197,’ so they prophesy H5197.
But if [fn]they do not prophesy H5197 about these things,
Insults will not be turned back.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - “If someone walking after wind and falsehood
Had lied and said,
‘I will prophesy H5197 to you about wine and liquor,’
He would become a prophet H5197 to this people.

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