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Lexicon :: Strong's H5251 - nēs

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1379a

Strong’s Definitions

נֵס nêç, nace; from H5264; a flag; also a sail; by implication, a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively, a token:—banner, pole, sail, (en-) sign, standard.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H5251 in the following manner: standard (7x), ensign (6x), pole (2x), banner (2x), sail (2x), sign (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H5251 in the following manner: standard (7x), ensign (6x), pole (2x), banner (2x), sail (2x), sign (1x).
  1. something lifted up, standard, signal, signal pole, ensign, banner, sign, sail

    1. standard (as rallying point), signal

    2. standard (pole)

    3. ensign, signal

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֵס nêç, nace; from H5264; a flag; also a sail; by implication, a flagstaff; generally a signal; figuratively, a token:—banner, pole, sail, (en-) sign, standard.
STRONGS H5251: Abbreviations
נֵס noun [masculine] standard, ensign, signal, sign (Late Hebrew id., flag, usually sign, i.e. miracle; Targum נֵס, נִסָּא sign, miracle); — נ׳ absolute Numbers 21:8 +; construct Isaiah 11:10; suffix נִסִּי [H3071 Exodus 17:15]; Isaiah 49:22; —
a. standard, as rallying-point, נִסִּי י׳ [H3071 Exodus 17:15] (E), י׳ my standard (name of altar); conspicuously set on hill Isaiah 30:17 (simile of solitariness; || תֹּרֶן עַלרֿאֹשׁ הָהָר); signal of war [see SchumacherZPV ix. 232, Across the Jordan, 104 f.] (especially to the nations, for destruction or deliverance of Judah, Isaiah, Jeremiah), לַגּוֺיִם נָשָׂא נ׳ Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 11:12; compare Isaiah 18:3 (on mountains, || תָּקַע שׁוֺפָר); אֶלעַֿמִּים אָרִים נ׳ Isaiah 49:22 (|| אֶשָּׂא אֶלגּֿוֺיִם יָדִי), — in all these subject י׳; compare עֹמֵד לְנֵס עַמִּים Isaiah 10:11 (of Messianic king); שְׂאוּ נ׳ Isaiah 13:2 (on mountain), Jeremiah 50:2; Jeremiah 51:12 (with אֶלֿ against), Jeremiah 51:27 (|| תִּקְעוּ שׁוֺפָר בַּגּוֺיִם), עַלעַֿמִּים הָרִימוּ נ׳ Isaiah 62:10, compare Jeremiah 4:21 (|| קוֺל שׁוֺפָר); לְהִתְנוֺסֵס נ׳ ֗֗֗ נָתַתָּה Psalm 60:6 [Psalm 60:4] thou hast set a standard (only) for fleeing.
b. signal, צִיּ֫וֺנָה שְׂאוּ נ׳ Jeremiah 4:6 (i.e. to direct refugees to Zion).
2. standard, as pole, supporting serpent of bronze Numbers 21:8, Numbers 21:9 (JE).
a. ensign, signal, לְנֵס לָך לִהְיוֺת מִפְרָשֵׁך הָיָה מִמִּצְרַיִם ֗֗֗ שֵׁשׁ Ezekiel 27:7 byssus from Egypt was thy sail, to serve thee for an ensign (so DaToy; on lack of pennon on ancient ships see Co; > strike out Co Berthol); so
b. (since sails were the only ensign) = sail Isaiah 33:23 (Che Di and others; > pennon Ges Hi Ew De Du).
4. sign (compare Late Hebrew) = warning Numbers 26:10 (P).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:8; 21:8; 21:9; 26:10




5:26; 10:11; 11:10; 11:12; 13:2; 18:3; 30:17; 33:23; 49:22; 49:22; 62:10


4:6; 4:21; 50:2; 51:12; 51:27



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5251 matches the Hebrew נֵס (nēs),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:8 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: H5251 and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, H5251 and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:10 - And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign. H5251
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:4 - Thou hast given a banner H5251 to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:26 - And he will lift up an ensign H5251 to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:10 - And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign H5251 of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:12 - And he shall set up an ensign H5251 for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:2 - Lift ye up a banner H5251 upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:3 - All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign H5251 on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:17 - One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign H5251 on an hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:9 - And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, H5251 saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: H5251 then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:22 - Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard H5251 to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:10 - Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard H5251 for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:6 - Set up the standard H5251 toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:21 - How long shall I see the standard, H5251 and hear the sound of the trumpet?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:2 - Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; H5251 publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:12 - Set up the standard H5251 upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:27 - Set ye up a standard H5251 in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:7 - Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; H5251 blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
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