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Lexicon :: Strong's H5236 - nēḵār

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1368b

Strong’s Definitions

נֵכָר nêkâr, nay-kawr'; ' from H5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom:—alien, strange (+ -er).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x

The KJV translates Strong's H5236 in the following manner: strange (17x), stranger (with H1121) (10x), stranger (7x), alien (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x
The KJV translates Strong's H5236 in the following manner: strange (17x), stranger (with H1121) (10x), stranger (7x), alien (1x).
  1. foreign, alien, foreignness, that which is foreign

    1. foreignness, foreign gods

    2. alien, foreigner

    3. foreign (vanities)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֵכָר nêkâr, nay-kawr'; ' from H5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom:—alien, strange (+ -er).
STRONGS H5236: Abbreviations
נֵכָר noun [masculine] that which is foreign, foreignness **(properly unknown, compare Arabic √) (on formation compare LagBN 51, 154); — absolute נ׳ Judges 10:16 +, construct נֵכַרֿ Deuteronomy 31:16; — foreignness (of another family, tribe, or nation), especially
1. אֱלֹהֵי (הַ)נֵּכָר = foreign gods Genesis 35:2, 4; Joshua 24:20, 23 (all E, = אֲחֵרִים א׳ of D, compare אַחֵר), Judges 10:16; 1 Samuel 7:3; Jeremiah 5:19; 2 Chronicles 33:5; נֵכַרהָֿאָרֶץ א׳ Deuteronomy 31:16 = foreign gods of the land; singular אֵל נֵכָר Deuteronomy 32:12; Malachi 2:11; Psalm 81:10; אֱלוֺהַּ נ׳ Daniel 11:39.
2. בֶּןֿ(הַ)נֵּכָר = foreigner Genesis 17:12 (|| לֹא מִזַּרְעֲךָ), Genesis 17:27; Exodus 12:43 (all P), Leviticus 22:25 (H), Ezekiel 44:9 (twice in verse); Nehemiah 9:2; Isaiah 56:3; בְּנֵי (ה)נ׳ 2 Samuel 22:45, 46 = Psalm 18:45; Psalm 18:46; Ezekiel 44:7; Isaiah 56:6; Isaiah 60:10; Isaiah 61:5; Isaiah 62:8; Psalm 144:7; Psalm 144:11.
3. other combinations: הַבְלֵי נ׳ Jeremiah 8:19 foreign vanities (idolatries); מִזְבְּחוֺת הַנּ׳ 2 Chronicles 14:2 foreign altars; אַדְמַת נ׳ Psalm 137:4 foreign soil; מִכָּלנֿ׳ Nehemiah 13:30 from everything foreign.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


17:12; 17:27; 35:2; 35:4






31:16; 31:16; 32:12


24:20; 24:23


10:16; 10:16

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

22:45; 22:46

2 Chronicles

14:2; 33:5


9:2; 13:30


18:45; 18:46; 81:10; 137:4; 144:7; 144:11


56:3; 56:6; 60:10; 61:5; 62:8


5:19; 8:19


44:7; 44:9






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5236 matches the Hebrew נֵכָר (nēḵār),
which occurs 36 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:12 - And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, H5236 which is not of thy seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:27 - And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of the stranger, H5236 were circumcised with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:2 - Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange H5236 gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - And they gave unto Jacob all the strange H5236 gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:43 - And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger H5236 eat thereof:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - Neither from a stranger's H5236 hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, and blemishes be in them: they shall not be accepted for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:16 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers H5236 of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:12 - So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange H5236 god with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:20 - If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange H5236 gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:23 - Now therefore put away, said he, the strange H5236 gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:16 - And they put away the strange H5236 gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:3 - And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange H5236 gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:45 - Strangers H5236 shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - Strangers H5236 shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - For he took away the altars of the strange H5236 gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:15 - And he took away the strange H5236 gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:2 - And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, H5236 and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:30 - Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, H5236 and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:44 - As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers H5236 shall submit themselves unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:45 - The strangers H5236 shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:9 - There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange H5236 god.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:4 - How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange H5236 land?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:7 - Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange H5236 children;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:11 - Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange H5236 children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Neither let the son of the stranger, H5236 that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:6 - Also the sons of the stranger, H5236 that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:10 - And the sons of strangers H5236 shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:5 - And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien H5236 shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:8 - The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger H5236 shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:19 - And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange H5236 gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:19 - Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange H5236 vanities?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:7 - In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, H5236 uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:9 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, H5236 uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange H5236 god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:11 - Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange H5236 god.
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