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Lexicon :: Strong's H5216 - nîr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a primitive root [see נִיר (H5214); נוּר (H5135)] properly, meaning to glisten
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1333b

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: ניר (Strongs and Gesenius) נרה (Strongs) נר (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

נִיר nîyr, neer; or נִר nir; also נֵיר nêyr; or נֵר nêr; or (feminine) נֵרָה nêrâh; from a primitive root (see H5214; H5135) properly, meaning to glisten; a lamp (i.e. the burner) or light (literally or figuratively):—candle, lamp, light.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x

The KJV translates Strong's H5216 in the following manner: lamp (35x), candle (9x), light (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x
The KJV translates Strong's H5216 in the following manner: lamp (35x), candle (9x), light (4x).
  1. lamp

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נִיר nîyr, neer; or נִר nir; also נֵיר nêyr; or נֵר nêr; or (feminine) נֵרָה nêrâh; from a primitive root (see H5214; H5135) properly, meaning to glisten; a lamp (i.e. the burner) or light (literally or figuratively):—candle, lamp, light.
STRONGS H5216: Abbreviations
I. נֵר43 noun masculineExodus 25:37 lamp; — נ׳ absolute Exodus 27:20 +, construct 1 Samuel 3:3 +; suffix נֵרִי Psalm 18:29, נֵירִי || 2 Samuel 22:29, etc.; plural נֵרוֺת absolute Leviticus 24:4 +; construct Exodus 39:37; suffix נֵרֹתֶיהָ Exodus 25:37 (twice in verse) +, נֵרֹתֵיהֶם 1 Chronicles 28:15; 2 Chronicles 4:20; — lampin shrine at Shiloh 1 Samuel 3:3; especially of lampsin temple 1 Kings 7:49 + 7 times Chronicles, and in tabernacle Exodus 25:37 (twice in verse) + 15 times P; compare in Zechariah's vision Zechariah 4:2 (twice in verse) as token of merrymaking Jeremiah 25:10; used in search Zephaniah 1:12, compare (figurative) נִשְׁמַת אָדָם נֵר י׳ Proverbs 20:27; used in household work Proverbs 31:18; figurative of prosperity יִשְׂרָאֵל נ׳ 2 Samuel 21:17 (embodied in David); also Job 18:6; Job 21:17; Job 29:3; Psalm 18:29 = 2 Samuel 22:29; Psalm 132:17; Proverbs 13:9; Proverbs 20:20; Proverbs 24:20; of God's word as a guide Psalm 119:105, compare Proverbs 6:23.

† I. נִיר noun [masculine] lamp; — always figurative לְמַעַן הֱיוֺתנֿ׳ לְדָוִיד 1 Kings 11:26, i.e. that his family may remain on the throne; compare 1 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 8:19 2 Chronicles 21:7; happiness, delight (construct) נִר רְשָׁעִים Proverbs 21:4 (so Vrss Thes Buhl Now Wild, > Ew Del SS Frankenb = II. נִיר below II. ניר below).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:37; 25:37; 25:37; 27:20; 39:37



1 Samuel

3:3; 3:3

2 Samuel

21:17; 22:29; 22:29

1 Kings

7:49; 11:26; 15:4

2 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

4:20; 21:7


18:6; 21:17; 29:3


18:29; 18:29; 119:105; 132:17


6:23; 13:9; 20:20; 20:27; 21:4; 24:20; 31:18








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5216 matches the Hebrew נִיר (nîr),
which occurs 48 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:37 - And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof, and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may shine out before it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 - And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee olive oil, pure, beaten, for the light, to light the lamp continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - And Aaron shall burn thereon fragrant incense: every morning, when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn the incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:8 - And when Aaron lighteth the lamps between the two evenings, he shall burn the incense -- a continual incense before Jehovah throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:14 - and the lamp-stand for the light, and its utensils, and its lamps, and the oil for the light;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:23 - And he made the seven lamps thereof, and the snuffers thereof, and the snuff-trays thereof, of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:37 - the pure candlestick, its lamps, the lamps set in order, and all its utensils, and the oil for the light;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:4 - And thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that are to be set in order upon it. And thou shalt bring in the candlestick and light its lamps.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:25 - And he lighted the lamps before Jehovah; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:2 - Command the children of Israel that they bring unto thee pure beaten olive oil for the light, to light the lamp continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - Upon the pure candlestick shall he arrange the lamps before Jehovah continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:9 - And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff-trays, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they perform its service;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:2 - Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:3 - And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel lay in the temple of Jehovah, where the ark of God was,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:17 - And Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the lamp of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - For thou art my lamp, Jehovah; And Jehovah enlighteneth my darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:49 - and the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right, and five on the left, before the oracle; and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:36 - And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp always before me in Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen for myself to put my name there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:4 - But for David's sake Jehovah his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, setting up his son after him, and establishing Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:19 - But Jehovah would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he had promised him to give him always a lamp for his sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:15 - and the weight of the golden candlesticks, and of their golden lamps, by weight for every candlestick, and for its lamps; and for the silver candlesticks, by weight, for the candlestick and for its lamps, according to the use of every candlestick;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:20 - and the candlesticks with their lamps to burn according to the ordinance before the oracle, of pure gold;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:21 - and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold (it was perfect gold);
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:11 - and they burn to Jehovah every morning and every evening burnt-offerings and sweet incense; the loaves also are set in order upon the pure table; and the candlestick of gold with its lamps to burn every evening: for *we* keep the charge of Jehovah our God; but *ye* have forsaken him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:7 - But Jehovah would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he had promised to give to him always a lamp, and to his sons.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:7 - Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered up burnt-offerings in the sanctuary to the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 - The light shall become dark in his tent, and his lamp over him shall be put out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 - How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, and cometh their calamity upon them? Doth he distribute sorrows to them in his anger?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - When his lamp shone over my head, and by his light I walked through darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For it is thou that makest my lamp to shine: Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:105 - NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - There will I cause the horn of David to bud forth; I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:9 - The light of the righteous rejoiceth; but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - Man's spirit is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inner parts of the belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:20 - for there shall be no future to the evil man; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:18 - She perceiveth that her earning is good; her lamp goeth not out by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:10 - And I will cause to perish from them the voice of mirth and the voice of joy, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:12 - And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and punish the men that are settled on their lees, that say in their heart, Jehovah will not do good, neither will he do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:2 - And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I see, and behold, a lamp-stand all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and its seven lamps thereon, seven lamps and seven pipes to the lamps, which are upon the top thereof;
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