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Lexicon :: Strong's H5203 - nāṭaš

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Strong’s Definitions

נָטַשׁ nâṭash, naw-tash'; a primitive root; properly, to pound, i.e. smite; by implication (as if beating out, and thus expanding) to disperse; also, to thrust off, down, out or upon (inclusively, reject, let alone, permit, remit, etc.):—cast off, drawn, let fall, forsake, join (battle), leave (off), lie still, loose, spread (self) abroad, stretch out, suffer.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x

The KJV translates Strong's H5203 in the following manner: forsake (15x), leave (12x), spread (3x), spread abroad (1x), drawn (1x), fall (1x), joined (1x), lie (1x), loosed (1x), cast off (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x
The KJV translates Strong's H5203 in the following manner: forsake (15x), leave (12x), spread (3x), spread abroad (1x), drawn (1x), fall (1x), joined (1x), lie (1x), loosed (1x), cast off (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to leave, permit, forsake, cast off or away, reject, suffer, join, spread out or abroad, be loosed, cease, abandon, quit, hang loose, cast down, make a raid, lie fallow, let fall, forgo, draw

    1. (Qal)

      1. to leave, let alone, lie fallow, entrust to

      2. to forsake, abandon

      3. to permit

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be forsaken

      2. to be loosened, be loose

      3. to be let go, spread abroad

    3. (Pual) to be abandoned, be deserted

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָטַשׁ nâṭash, naw-tash'; a primitive root; properly, to pound, i.e. smite; by implication (as if beating out, and thus expanding) to disperse; also, to thrust off, down, out or upon (inclusively, reject, let alone, permit, remit, etc.):—cast off, drawn, let fall, forsake, join (battle), leave (off), lie still, loose, spread (self) abroad, stretch out, suffer.
STRONGS H5203: Abbreviations
נָטַשׁ verb leave, forsake, permit (Targum forsake; draw off skin of dead animal; Arabic bdb064304 = abstinens ab impuro according to Ḳam (Frey)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נ׳ 1 Samuel 10:2, suffix 1plural נְטָשָׁ֫נוּ Judges 6:13; 2nd person masculine singular נָטַשְׁתָּ 1 Samuel 17:28, נָטַשְׁתָּה Isaiah 2:6, suffix נְטַשְׁתַּ֫נִי Genesis 31:28, וּנְטַשְׁתָּהּ consecutive Exodus 23:11, etc.; Imperfect יִטּשׁ 1 Samuel 12:22; Psalm 94:14, יִטּוֺשׁ Hosea 12:15, suffix 1st person plural יִטְּשֵׁנוּ 1 Kings 8:57; 1st person plural נִטּשׁ Nehemiah 10:32, etc.; Imperative נְטוֺשׁ Proverbs 17:14; Passive participle feminine נְטוּשָׁה Isaiah 21:15; masculine plural נְטֻשִׁים 1 Samuel 30:16; —
1. leave, let alone Exodus 23:11 (E; = let field lie fallow, || שָׁמַט), compare וְנִטּשׁ אֶתהַֿשָּׁנָה הַשְּׁכִיעִיתּ וּמַשָּׁא כָליָֿ֑ד Nehemiah 10:32 (i.e. leave field fallow and debts unclaimed); object quails, let them lie, (עַל location) Numbers 11:31 (JE), of Amalekites פָל־הָאָרֶץ עַל־פְּנֵי נְטֻשִׁים 1 Samuel 30:16 left to themselves over all the land; וְדָמָיו עָלָיו יִטּוֺשׁ Hosea 12:15 and his mortal guilt shall he leave upon him; leave in charge of, entrust to (עַל person): sheep 1 Samuel 17:20, 28; baggage 1 Samuel 17:22.
2. usually forsake, abandon, דִּבְרֵי הָאֲחֹנוֺת נ׳ 1 Samuel 10:2 thy father hath abandoned the matter of the asses (ceased to be concerned about them); הָרִיב נְטוֺשׁ Proverbs 17:14 abandon contention; often subject י׳ with accusative of person Judges 6:13; Isaiah 2:6; 1 Samuel 12:22; 1 Kings 8:57 (|| עָזַב) 2 Kings 21:14; Jeremiah 7:29; Jeremiah 12:7 (|| עָזַב), Jeremiah 23:33, 39; Psalm 27:9 (|| עָזַב), Psalm 94:14 (|| id.); of י׳ leaving Phar. forsaken (on ground, compare Niph. 1) Ezekiel 29:5 (+ ה locative), Ezekiel 32:4 (+ ב location); abandoning the sanctuary at Shiloh Psalm 78:60; of men forsaking God Deuteronomy 32:15 (poem), Jeremiah 15:6; compare אַלחִֿטּשׁ תּוֺרַת אִמֶּ֑ךָ Proverbs 1:8; Proverbs 6:20; of men abandoning king (under figure of cedar) Ezekiel 31:12 (twice in verse).
3. permit, only וְלֹא נְטַשְׁתַּנִי לְנַשֵּׁק לְבָנַי וגו׳ Genesis 31:28 (E) and hast not permitted me to kiss my sons, etc. — For וַתִּטּשׁ הַמִּלְחָמָה 1 Samuel 4:2 read probably וַתֵּט (Greek Version of the LXX ἔκλινεν) Dr Klo Bu, or < (קשׁה) וַתִּקֶשׁ grew fierce HPS (Löhr proposes תִּנָּטֵשׁ compare Judges 15:9 etc.). For חֶרֶב נְטוּטָה Isaiah 21:15 (|| קֶשֶׁת דְּרוּכָה) read perhaps לְטוּשָׁה ח׳.
Niph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נִטְּשָׁה Amos 5:2; 3rd person plural נִטְּשׁוּ Isaiah 16:8; Isaiah 33:23; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural וַיָּֽטְשׁוּ Judges 15:9 + 2 times; —
1. be forsaken, Amos 5:2 she (Israel) lieth forsaken (עַל location).
2. be loosened or loose (properly be let alone, left to hang down) of ship's tackle Isaiah 33:23.
3. be let go, spread abroad, of warriors, Judges 15:19; 2 Samuel 5:18, 22 (all with ב location, for purpose of plunder); of tendrils of vine Isaiah 16:8 (figurative of Moab).
Pu. Perfect only אַדְמוֺן נֻטָּ֑שׁ Isaiah 32:14 palaces are abandoned, deserted (|| הֲמוֺן עִיר עֻזָּ֑ב).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:28; 31:28


23:11; 23:11






6:13; 6:13; 15:9; 15:9; 15:19

1 Samuel

4:2; 10:2; 10:2; 12:22; 12:22; 17:20; 17:22; 17:28; 17:28; 30:16; 30:16

2 Samuel

5:18; 5:22

1 Kings

8:57; 8:57

2 Kings



10:32; 10:32


27:9; 78:60; 94:14; 94:14


1:8; 6:20; 17:14; 17:14


2:6; 2:6; 16:8; 16:8; 21:15; 21:15; 32:14; 33:23; 33:23


7:29; 12:7; 15:6; 23:33; 23:39


29:5; 31:12; 32:4


5:2; 5:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5203 matches the Hebrew נָטַשׁ (nāṭaš),
which occurs 40 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:28 - and didn't allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now have you done foolishly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:11 - but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:31 - There went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the eretz.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:15 - But Yeshurun grew fat, and kicked: You have grown fat, you are grown thick, you are become sleek; Then he forsook God who made him, Lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:13 - Gid`on said to him, Oh, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? and where are all his wondrous works which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Mitzrayim? but now the LORD has cast us off, and delivered us into the hand of Midyan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:9 - Then the Pelishtim went up, and encamped in Yehudah, and spread themselves in Lechi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - The Pelishtim put themselves in array against Yisra'el: and when they joined battle, Yisra'el was struck before the Pelishtim; and they killed of the army in the field about four thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:2 - When you are departed from me today, then you shall find two men by Rachel's tomb, in the border of Binyamin at Tzeltzach; and they will tell you, The donkeys which you went to seek are found; and, behold, your father has left off caring for the donkeys, and is anxious for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:22 - For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people to himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Yishai had commanded him; and he came to the place of the wagons, as the host which was going forth to the fight shouted for the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:22 - David left his baggage in the hand of the keeper of the baggage, and ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:28 - Eli'av his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eli'av's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why are you come down? and with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you have come down that you might see the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:16 - When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad over all the ground, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Pelishtim, and out of the land of Yehudah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:18 - Now the Pelishtim had come and spread themselves in the valley of Refa'im.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:22 - The Pelishtim came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Refa'im.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:57 - The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:14 - I will cast off the remnant of my inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:31 - and if the peoples of the land bring wares or any grain on the day of Shabbat to sell, that we would not buy of them on the Shabbat, or on a holy day; and that we would forego the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:9 - Don't hide your face from me. Don't put your servant away in anger. You have been my help. Don't abandon me, Neither forsake me, God of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:60 - So that he forsook the tent of Shiloh, The tent which he placed among men;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:14 - For the LORD won't reject his people, Neither will he forsake his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - My son, listen to your father's instruction, And don't forsake your mother's teaching:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 - My son, keep your father's mitzvah, And don't forsake your mother's teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, Therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:6 - For you have forsaken your people, the house of Ya`akov, Because they are filled from the east, With those who practice divination like the Pelishtim, And they clasp hands with the children of foreigners.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:8 - For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sivmah; the lords of the nations have broken down the choice branches of it, which reached even to Ya`zer, which wandered into the wilderness; its shoots were spread abroad, they passed over the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they fled away from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the heat of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your rigging is untied; they could not strengthen the foot of their mast, they could not spread the sail: then was the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame took the prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:29 - Cut off your hair, Yerushalayim, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on the bare heights; for the LORD has rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:7 - I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:6 - You have rejected me, says the LORD, you are gone backward: therefore have I stretched out my hand against you, and destroyed you; I am weary with repenting.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:33 - When this people, or the prophet, or a Kohen, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? then shall you tell them, What burden! I will cast you off, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:39 - therefore, behold, I will utterly forget you, and I will cast you off, and the city that I gave to you and to your fathers, away from my presence:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 - I will cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers: you shall fall on the open field; you shall not be brought together, nor gathered; I have given you for food to the animals of the eretz and to the birds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:12 - Strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: on the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the watercourses of the land; and all the peoples of the eretz are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:4 - I will leave you on the land, I will cast you forth on the open field, and will cause all the birds of the sky to settle on you, and I will satisfy the animals of the whole eretz with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - Efrayim has provoked to anger most bitterly. Therefore his blood will be left on him, And his his Lord will repay his contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:2 - "The virgin of Yisra'el has fallen; She shall rise no more. She is cast down on her land; There is no one to raise her up."
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