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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 its seven lamps: and they shall light its lamps, that they may give light over against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:20 - And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring the pure olive-oil beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - And Aaron shall burn upon it sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:8 - And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at evening, he shall burn incense upon it; a perpetual incense before the LORD, throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:14 - The candlestick also for the light, and its furniture, and its lamps, with the oil for the light,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:23 - And he made its seven lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuff-dishes, of pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:37 - The pure candlestick, with its lamps, even with the lamps to be set in order, and all its vessels, and the oil for 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 the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:2 - Command the children of Israel, that they bring to thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:4 - Ye shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD 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 tongs, and its snuff-dishes, and all its oil vessels, with which they minister to it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:2 - Speak to Aaron, and say to 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 of it over against the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:17 - But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succored him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, Thou shalt go out no more with us to battle, that thou mayest not extinguish the light of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:49 - And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right side, and five on the left, before the oracle, with the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:36 - And to his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light always before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for me to put my name there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:4 - Nevertheless, for David's sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:19 - Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him always a light, and to his children.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:15 - Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for its lamps: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and also for its lamps, according to the use of every candlestick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:20 - Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:21 - And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:11 - And they burn to the LORD every morning and every evening burnt-sacrifices and sweet incense: the show-bread also they 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 the LORD our God; but ye have forsaken him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:7 - Yet the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.
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 burnt-offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 - The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 - How oft is the candle of the wicked put out? and how oft cometh their destruction upon them? God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:105 - NUN. Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - There will I make the horn of David to bud, I have ordained a lamp for my anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is 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 extinguished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - Whoever curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:20 - For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be extinguished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:18 - She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:10 - Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:12 - And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 4:2 - And said to me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick: all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and its seven lamps, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which were upon the top of it.
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