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Lexicon :: Strong's H5203 - nāṭaš

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TWOT Reference: 1357

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 hast not suffered H5203 me to kiss my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:11 - But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie H5203 still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:31 - And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall H5203 by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:15 - But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook H5203 God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:13 - And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? but now the LORD hath forsaken H5203 us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:9 - Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread H5203 themselves in Lehi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined H5203 battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:2 - When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left H5203 the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:22 - For the LORD will not forsake H5203 his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - And David rose up early in the morning, and left H5203 the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:22 - And David left H5203 his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:28 - And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left H5203 those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:16 - And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad H5203 upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:18 - The Philistines also came and spread H5203 themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:22 - And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread H5203 themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
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 H5203 us:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:14 - And I will forsake H5203 the remnant of mine 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 people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave H5203 the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:9 - Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave H5203 me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:60 - So that he forsook H5203 the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:14 - For the LORD will not cast off H5203 his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake H5203 not the law of thy mother:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 - My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake H5203 not the law of thy mother:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off H5203 contention, before it be meddled with.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:6 - Therefore thou hast forsaken H5203 thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:8 - For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, H5203 they are gone over the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they fled from the swords, from the drawn H5203 sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - Because the palaces shall be forsaken; H5203 the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Thy tacklings are loosed; H5203 they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:29 - Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken H5203 the generation of his wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:7 - I have forsaken mine house, I have left H5203 mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:6 - Thou hast forsaken H5203 me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:33 - And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake H5203 you, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:39 - Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake H5203 you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 - And I will leave H5203 thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:12 - And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left H5203 him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left H5203 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:4 - Then will I leave H5203 thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall he leave H5203 his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord return unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:2 - The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken H5203 upon her land; there is none to raise her up.
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