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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 did not allow H5203 me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:11 - but on the seventh year you shall let it [fn]rest and lie H5203 fallow, H5203 so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:31 - Now there went forth a wind from the LORD and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall H5203 beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp and [fn]about two [fn]cubits deep on the surface of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:15 - “But [fn]Jeshurun grew fat and kicked
You are grown fat, thick, and sleek
Then he forsook H5203 God who made him,
And scorned the Rock of his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:13 - Then Gideon said to him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned H5203 us and given us into the hand of Midian.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:9 - Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - The Philistines drew up in battle array to meet Israel. When the battle spread, H5203 Israel was [fn]defeated before the Philistines who killed about four thousand men on the battlefield.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:2 - “When you go from me today, then you will find two men close to Rachel’s tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, ‘The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. Now behold, your father has [fn]ceased H5203 to be concerned about the donkeys and is anxious for you, saying, “What shall I do about my son?”’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:22 - “For the LORD will not abandon H5203 His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - So David arose early in the morning and left H5203 the flock with a keeper and took the supplies and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the circle of the camp while the army was going out in battle array shouting the war cry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:22 - Then David left H5203 his baggage in the [fn]care of the baggage keeper, and ran to the battle line and entered in order to greet his brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:28 - Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger burned against David and he said, “Why have you come down? And with whom have you left H5203 those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:16 - When he had brought him down, behold, they were [fn]spread H5203 over all the land, eating and drinking and [fn]dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:18 - Now the Philistines came and spread H5203 themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:22 - Now the Philistines came up once again and spread H5203 themselves out in the valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:57 - “May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake H5203 us,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:14 - ‘I will abandon H5203 the remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies, and they will become as plunder and spoil to all their enemies;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:31 - As for the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day; and we will forego H5203 the crops the seventh year and the exaction of every debt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:9 - Do not hide Your face from me,
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not abandon H5203 me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:60 - So that He abandoned H5203 the dwelling place at Shiloh,
The tent [fn]which He had pitched among men,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:14 - For the LORD will not abandon H5203 His people,
Nor will He forsake His inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - Hear, my son, your father’s instruction
And do not forsake H5203 your mother’s teaching;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 - My son, observe the commandment of your father
And do not forsake H5203 the [fn]teaching of your mother;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon H5203 the quarrel before it breaks out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:6 - For You have abandoned H5203 Your people, the house of Jacob,
Because they are filled with influences from the east,
And they are soothsayers like the Philistines,
And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:8 - For the fields of Heshbon have [fn]withered, the vines of Sibmah as well;
The lords of the nations have trampled down its choice clusters
Which reached as far as Jazer and wandered to the deserts;
Its tendrils spread H5203 themselves out and passed over the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they have fled from the swords,
From the drawn H5203 sword, and from the bent bow
And from the press of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - Because the palace has been abandoned, H5203 the [fn]populated city forsaken.
[fn]Hill and watch-tower have become caves forever,
A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your tackle hangs H5203 slack; H5203
It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly,
Nor spread out the sail.
Then the prey of an abundant spoil will be divided;
The lame will take the plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:29 - ‘Cut off [fn]your hair and cast it away,
And take up a lamentation on the bare heights;
For the LORD has rejected and forsaken H5203
The generation of His wrath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:7 - “I have forsaken My house,
I have abandoned H5203 My inheritance;
I have given the beloved of My soul
Into the hand of her enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:6 - “You who have forsaken H5203 Me,” declares the LORD,
“You keep going backward.
So I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you;
I am tired of relenting!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:33 - “Now when this people or the prophet or a priest asks you saying, ‘What is the [fn]oracle of the LORD?’ then you shall say to them, ‘What [fn]oracle?’ The LORD declares, ‘I will abandon H5203 you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:39 - “Therefore behold, I will surely forget you and cast H5203 you away H5203 from My presence, along with the city which I gave you and your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 - “I will abandon H5203 you to the wilderness, you and all the fish of your [fn]rivers;
You will fall on the [fn]open field; you will not be brought together or [fn]gathered.
I have given you for food to the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:12 - “Alien tyrants of the nations have cut it down and left H5203 it; on the mountains and in all the valleys its branches have fallen and its boughs have been broken in all the ravines of the land. And all the peoples of the earth have gone down from its shade and left H5203 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:4 - “I will leave H5203 you on the land;
I will cast you on the [fn]open field.
And I will cause all the birds of the heavens to dwell on you,
And I will satisfy the beasts of the whole earth [fn]with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:14 - Ephraim has provoked to bitter anger;
So his Lord will leave H5203 his bloodguilt on him
And bring back his reproach to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:2 - She has fallen, she will not rise again
The virgin Israel.
She lies neglected H5203 on her land;
There is none to raise her up.
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