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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 - “Then you shall make its lamps H5216 seven in number; and they shall [fn]mount its lamps H5216 so as to shed light on the space in front of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 -

“And you shall command the sons of Israel that they bring you clear oil of beaten olives for the [fn]light, to make a lamp H5216 [fn]burn continually.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - “Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; he shall burn it every morning when he trims the lamps H5216.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:8 - “And when Aaron sets up the lamps H5216 at [fn]twilight, he shall burn incense. There shall be perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:14 - the lampstand also for the light and its utensils and its lamps H5216, and the oil for the light;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:23 - And he made its seven lamps H5216 with its tongs and its trays of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:37 - the pure gold lampstand, [fn]with its arrangement of lamps H5216 and all its utensils, and the oil for the light;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:4 - “Then you shall bring in the table and arrange [fn]what belongs on it; and you shall bring in the lampstand and [fn]mount its lamps H5216.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:25 - And he lighted the lamps H5216 before the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:2 - “Command the sons of Israel that they bring to you clear oil from beaten olives for the [fn]light, to make a lamp H5216 [fn]burn continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - “He shall keep the lamps H5216 in order on the pure gold lampstand before the LORD continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:9 - “Then they shall take a violet cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with its lamps H5216, its tongs, its trays, and all its oil containers, by which they attend to it;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:2 - “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you [fn]mount the lamps H5216, the seven lamps H5216 will provide light in the front of the lampstand.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:3 - Therefore Aaron did so; he [fn]mounted its lamps H5216 at the front of the lampstand, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - and the lamp H5216 of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:17 - But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him, and struck the Philistine and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, saying, “You shall not go out again with us to battle, so that you do not extinguish the lamp H5216 of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 -

“For You are my lamp H5216, LORD;

And the LORD illuminates my darkness.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:49 - and the lampstands of pure gold, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary; and the flowers, the lamps H5216, and the tongs, of gold;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:36 - ‘But to his son I will give one tribe, so that My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:4 - But for David’s sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up his son after him and to establish Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:19 - However, the LORD did not want to destroy Judah, for the sake of David His servant, since He had [fn]promised him to give him a [fn]lamp through his sons always.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:15 - and the weight of gold for the golden lampstands and their golden lamps H5216, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps H5216; and the weight of silver for the silver lampstands, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps H5216 according to the use of each lampstand;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:20 - the lampstands with their lamps H5216 of pure gold, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary in the way prescribed;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:21 - the flowers, the lamps H5216, and the tongs of gold, that is, of purest gold;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:11 - “Every morning and evening they [fn]burn to the LORD burnt offerings and fragrant incense, and the showbread is set on the clean table, and the golden lampstand with its lamps H5216 is ready to light every evening; for we perform our duty to the LORD our God, but you have abandoned Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:7 - Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and because He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:7 - “They have also shut the doors of the porch and extinguished the lamps H5216, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 -

“The light in his tent is darkened,

And his lamp H5216 goes out above him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 -

“How often is the lamp H5216 of the wicked put out,

Or does their disaster fall on them?

Does [fn]God apportion destruction in His anger?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 -

When His lamp H5216 shone over my head,

And by His light I walked through darkness;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 -

For You light my lamp H5216;

The LORD my God illumines my darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:105 -


Your word is a lamp H5216 to my feet

And a light to my path.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 -

“I will make the horn of David spring forth there;

I have prepared a lamp H5216 for My anointed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 -

For the commandment is a lamp H5216 and the [fn]teaching is light;

And rebukes for discipline are the way of life

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:9 -

The light of the righteous [fn]rejoices,

But the lamp H5216 of the wicked goes out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 -

He who curses his father or his mother,

His lamp H5216 will go out in time of darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 -

The [fn]spirit of a person is the lamp H5216 of the LORD,

Searching all the [fn]innermost parts of his being.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:20 -

For there will be no [fn]future for the evil person;

The lamp H5216 of the wicked will be put out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:18 -

She senses that her profit is good;

Her lamp H5216 does not go out at night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:10 - ‘Moreover, I will eliminate from them the voice of jubilation and the voice of joy, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp H5216.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:12 -

“And it will come about at that time

That I will search Jerusalem with lamps H5216,

And I will punish the people

Who are [fn]stagnant in spirit,

Who say in their hearts,

‘The LORD will not do good nor harm!’

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:2 - And he said to me, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold with its bowl on the top of it, and its seven lamps H5216 on it with seven [fn]spouts belonging to each of the lamps H5216 which are on the top of it;
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