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Lexicon :: Strong's H5236 - nēḵār

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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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 every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, a servant who is born in the house or who is bought with money from any foreigner, H5236 who is not of your [fn]descendants.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:27 - All the men of his household, who were born in the house or bought with money from a foreigner, H5236 were circumcised with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:2 - So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign H5236 gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - So they gave to Jacob all the foreign H5236 gods which [fn]they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the [fn]oak which was near Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:43 - The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: no [fn]foreigner H5236 is to eat of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - nor shall you accept any such from the hand of a foreigner H5236 for offering as the [fn]food of your God; for their corruption is in them, they have a defect, they shall not be accepted for you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:16 - The LORD said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers; and this people will arise and play the harlot with the strange H5236 gods of the land, into the midst of which they are going, and will forsake Me and break My covenant which I have made with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:12 - “The LORD alone guided him,
And there was no foreign H5236 god with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:20 - “If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign H5236 gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you after He has done good to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:23 - “Now therefore, put away the foreign H5236 gods which are in your midst, and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:16 - So they put away the foreign H5236 gods from among them and served the LORD; and [fn]He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:3 - Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, “If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign H5236 gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:45 - “Foreigners H5236 pretend obedience to me;
As soon as they hear, they obey me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - “Foreigners H5236 [fn]lose heart,
And [fn]come trembling out of their [fn]fortresses.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - for he removed the foreign H5236 altars and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the [fn]Asherim,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:15 - He also removed the foreign H5236 gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, as well as all the altars which he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:2 - The [fn]descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, H5236 and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:30 - Thus I purified them from everything foreign H5236 and appointed duties for the priests and the Levites, each in his task,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:44 - As soon as they hear, they obey me;
Foreigners H5236 [fn]submit to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:45 - Foreigners H5236 fade away,
And come trembling out of their [fn]fortresses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:9 - “Let there be no strange god among you;
Nor shall you worship any foreign H5236 god.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:4 - How can we sing the LORDS song
In a foreign H5236 land?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:7 - Stretch forth Your hand from on high;
Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters,
Out of the hand of aliens H5236
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:11 - Rescue me and deliver me out of the hand of aliens, H5236
Whose mouth speaks deceit
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Let not the foreigner H5236 who has joined himself to the LORD say,
“The LORD will surely separate me from His people.”
Nor let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:6 - “Also the foreigners H5236 who join themselves to the LORD,
To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD,
To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath
And holds fast My covenant;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:10 - “Foreigners will build up your walls,
And their kings will minister to you;
For in My wrath I struck you,
And in My favor I have had compassion on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:5 - Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks,
And [fn]foreigners H5236 will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:8 - The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His strong arm,
“I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies;
Nor will [fn]foreigners H5236 drink your new wine for which you have labored.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:19 - “It shall come about when [fn]they say, ‘Why has the LORD our God done all these things to us?’ then you shall say to them, ‘As you have forsaken Me and served foreign H5236 gods in your land, so you will serve strangers in a land that is not yours.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:19 - Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant land:
“Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King not within her?”
“Why have they provoked Me with their graven images, with foreign H5236 [fn]idols?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:7 - when you brought in foreigners, H5236 uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to profane it, even My house, when you offered My food, the fat and the blood; for they made My covenant voidthis in addition to all your abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:9 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “No foreigner H5236 uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, of all the foreigners H5236 who are among the sons of Israel, shall enter My sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - “He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign H5236 god; he will give great honor to [fn]those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:11 - “Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the LORD [fn]which He loves and has married the daughter of a foreign H5236 god.
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