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Lexicon :: Strong's H5237 - nāḵrî

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From נֶכֶר (H5235) (second form)
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TWOT Reference: 1368c

Strong’s Definitions

נׇכְרִי nokrîy, nok-ree'; from H5235 (second form); strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, non-relative, adulterous, different, wonderful):—alien, foreigner, outlandish, strange(-r, woman).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x

The KJV translates Strong's H5237 in the following manner: stranger (18x), strange (17x), alien (4x), strange woman (3x), foreigner (2x), outlandish (1x), stranger (with H376) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x
The KJV translates Strong's H5237 in the following manner: stranger (18x), strange (17x), alien (4x), strange woman (3x), foreigner (2x), outlandish (1x), stranger (with H376) (1x).
  1. foreign, alien

    1. foreign

    2. foreigner (subst)

    3. foreign woman, harlot

    4. unknown, unfamiliar (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נׇכְרִי nokrîy, nok-ree'; from H5235 (second form); strange, in a variety of degrees and applications (foreign, non-relative, adulterous, different, wonderful):—alien, foreigner, outlandish, strange(-r, woman).
STRONGS H5237: Abbreviations
נָכְרִי adjective foreign, alien (Late Hebrew נָכְרִי = Gentile); — נ׳ absolute masculine Zephaniah 1:8 +; feminine נָכְרִיָּה Exodus 2:22 +; masculine plural נָכְרִים Isaiah 2:6 + 2 times + Proverbs 20:16 Kt (> Qr נָכְרִיָּה), + Proverbs 27:13 (so read for MT נָכְרִיָּה); feminine plural נָכְרִיּוֺת Genesis 31:15 +; —
a. foreign: עַם נָכְרִי Exodus 21:8 (E) a foreign (non-Israel) people, אִישׁ נ׳ Deuteronomy 17:15 (|| לֹא אָתִיךָ); מַלְבּוּשׁ נ׳ Zephaniah 1:8; אֶרֶץ נָכְרִיָּה Exodus 2:22 (J) foreign land, so Exodus 18:3 (E); especially נָשִׁים נָכְרִיּוֺת foreign (non-Israel) women 1 Kings 11:18; Ezra 10:2, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 44; Nehemiah 13:26, 27.
b. as substantive נָכְרִי foreigner (non-Israel) Judges 19:12 (+ אֲשֶׁר לֹא מִבְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל), 1 Kings 8:41 (+ אֲשֶׁר לֹא מֵעַמְּךָ), = 2 Chronicles 6:32 (+ id.), 1 Kings 8:43 2 Chronicles 6:33; Deuteronomy 14:21 (|| גֵּר), Deuteronomy 15:3; Deuteronomy 23:21 (opposed to אָחִיךָ), Deuteronomy 29:21 (+ אֲשֶׁר יָבאֹ מֵאֶרֶץ רְחוֺקָה); as predicate, 2 Samuel 15:19 (|| גֹּלֶה), נָכְרִיָּה Ruth 2:10; plural נָכְרִים foreigners Lamentations 5:2 (זָרִים), Obadiah 11 (|| id.); compare יַלְדֵי נָכְרִים Isaiah 2:6; feminine plural alien women Genesis 31:15 (E; i.e. not of one's father's family).
2. נָכְרִיָּה foreign woman, as technical term, in Proverbs, for harlot (perhaps because harlots were originally chiefly foreigners): Proverbs 2:16 (|| אִשָּׁה זָרָה), Proverbs 7:5 (|| id.), Proverbs 5:20 (|| זָרָה), Proverbs 6:24 (|| אֵשֶׁת רָ֑ע), Proverbs 23:27 (|| זוֺנָה). — On Proverbs 20:16; Proverbs 27:13 see below.
3. figurative unknown, unfamiliar: נָכְרִי הָיִיתִי בְּעֵינֵיהֶם Job 19:15 an alien am I become in their eyes; לִבְנֵי אִמִּי נ׳ Psalm 69:9 (|| מוּזָר הָיִיתִי לְאֶחָ֑י); אִישׁ נ׳ Ecclesiastes 6:2; of י׳'s judgment, נָכְרִיָּה עֲבֹדָתוֺ Isaiah 28:21 strange is his task! (|| זָר מַעֲשֵׂהוּ); גֶּפֶן נָכְרִיָּה Jeremiah 2:21 an alien vine (opposed to זֶרַע אֱמֶת), figurative of degenerate Israel; as substantive, נָכְרִים Proverbs 20:16 Kt (> Qr נָכְרִיָּה), alens, persons unknown to him (|| זָר), so read also (for MT נָכְרִיָּה) || Proverbs 27:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:15; 31:15


2:22; 2:22; 18:3; 21:8


14:21; 15:3; 17:15; 23:21; 29:21





2 Samuel


1 Kings

8:41; 8:43; 11:18

2 Chronicles

6:32; 6:33


10:2; 10:10; 10:11; 10:14; 10:17; 10:18; 10:44


13:26; 13:27






2:16; 5:20; 6:24; 7:5; 20:16; 20:16; 20:16; 23:27; 27:13; 27:13; 27:13




2:6; 2:6; 28:21








1:8; 1:8


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5237 matches the Hebrew נָכְרִי (nāḵrî),
which occurs 46 times in 45 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:15 - Are we not counted of him strangers? H5237 for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:22 - And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange H5237 land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:3 - And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange H5237 land:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:8 - If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange H5237 nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:21 - Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: H5237 for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:3 - Of a foreigner H5237 thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:15 - Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger H5237 over thee, which is not thy brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:20 - Unto a stranger H5237 thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:22 - So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger H5237 that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:12 - And his master said unto him, We will not turn aside hither into the city of a stranger, H5237 that is not of the children of Israel; we will pass over to Gibeah.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:10 - Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger? H5237
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:19 - Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art a stranger, H5237 and also an exile.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:41 - Moreover concerning a stranger, H5237 that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:43 - Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger H5237 calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:1 - But king Solomon loved many strange H5237 women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:8 - And likewise did he for all his strange H5237 wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:32 - Moreover concerning the stranger, H5237 which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; if they come and pray in this house;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:33 - Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger H5237 calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as doth thy people Israel, and may know that this house which I have built is called by thy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:2 - And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange H5237 wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:10 - And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange H5237 wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:11 - Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange H5237 wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:14 - Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange H5237 wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:17 - And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange H5237 wives by the first day of the first month.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:18 - And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange H5237 wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:44 - All these had taken strange H5237 wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:26 - Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish H5237 women cause to sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:27 - Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange H5237 wives?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:15 - They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien H5237 in their sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:8 - I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien H5237 unto my mother's children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 - To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger H5237 which flattereth with her words;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:10 - Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; H5237
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? H5237
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:24 - To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. H5237
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:5 - That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger H5237 which flattereth with her words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:16 - Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. H5237
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 - For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman H5237 is a narrow pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:2 - Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, H5237 and not thine own lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. H5237
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:2 - A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger H5237 eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:6 - Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. H5237
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:21 - For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange H5237 act.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:21 - Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange H5237 vine unto me?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:2 - Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. H5237
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:11 - In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners H5237 entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:8 - And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange H5237 apparel.
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