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Lexicon :: Strong's H5254 - nāsâ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

נָסָה nâçâh, naw-saw'; a primitive root; to test; by implication, to attempt:—adventure, assay, prove, tempt, try.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H5254 in the following manner: prove (20x), tempt (12x), assay (2x), adventure (1x), try (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H5254 in the following manner: prove (20x), tempt (12x), assay (2x), adventure (1x), try (1x).
  1. to test, try, prove, tempt, assay, put to the proof or test

    1. (Piel)

      1. to test, try

      2. to attempt, assay, try

      3. to test, try, prove, tempt

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָסָה nâçâh, naw-saw'; a primitive root; to test; by implication, to attempt:—adventure, assay, prove, tempt, try.
STRONGS H5254: Abbreviations
† [נָסָה] verb Pi. test, try (Late Hebrew id., Pi.; Targum Pa. נַסִּי; Syriac Pa. bdb065001; compare Ethiopic bdb065002 temptation); —
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִסָּה Deuteronomy 4:34 + 3 times; suffix נִסָּהוּ Exodus 15:25; 3rd person feminine singular נִסְּתָה Deuteronomy 28:56; 1st person singular נִסִּיתִי Ecclesiastes 7:23, + 4 times Perfect; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יְנַסֵּם Daniel 1:14; 1st person singular אֲנַסֶּה Judges 6:39; suffix אֲנַסְּכָה Ecclesiastes 2:2; 3rd person masculine plural יְנַסּוּ Numbers 14:22; 2nd person masculine plural תְּנַסּ֑וּן Exodus 17:2, + 7 times Imperfect; Imperative נַס Daniel 1:12; suffix נַסֵּנִי Psalm 26:2; Infinitive construct נַסּוֺת Exodus 20:20, + 8 times Infinitive; Participle מְנַסֶּה Deuteronomy 13:4; —
1. test, try (synonym בחן), absolute 1 Samuel 17:39 (a sword); with בְּ Judges 7:39; Ecclesiastes 2:1; with accusative Daniel 1:12, 14; accusative + בְּ 1 Kings 10:1 2 Chronicles 9:1; Ecclesiastes 7:23.
2. attempt, assay, try to do a thing, with Infinitive Deuteronomy 4:34; Deuteronomy 28:56; with accusative Job 4:2 (venture a word).
3. test, try, prove, tempt [but not in modern sense of the word: see DrDeuteronomy 6:16; Psalms 453, 483]
a. God tests or proves Abraham Genesis 22:1 (E), Israel Exodus 15:25; Exodus 20:20 (E), Exodus 16:4 (J), Deuteronomy 8:2, 16; Deuteronomy 13:4; with בְּ Judges 2:22; Judges 3:1, 4; tribe of Levi Deuteronomy 33:8 (poem); Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 32:31; psalmist Psalm 26:2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




15:25; 15:25; 16:4; 17:2; 17:2; 17:7; 20:20; 20:20


14:22; 14:22


4:34; 4:34; 6:16; 6:16; 8:2; 8:16; 13:4; 13:4; 28:56; 28:56; 33:8


2:22; 3:1; 3:4; 6:39

1 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Chronicles

9:1; 32:31




26:2; 26:2; 78:18; 78:41; 78:56; 95:9; 106:14


2:1; 2:2; 7:23; 7:23




1:12; 1:12; 1:14; 1:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5254 matches the Hebrew נָסָה (nāsâ),
which occurs 36 times in 34 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:1 - And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt H5254 Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved H5254 them,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 - Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove H5254 them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:2 - Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt H5254 the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:7 - And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted H5254 the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:20 - And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove H5254 you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:22 - Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted H5254 me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - Or hath God assayed H5254 to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:16 - Ye shall not tempt H5254 the LORD your God, as ye tempted H5254 him in Massah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:2 - And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove H5254 thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove H5254 thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth H5254 you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure H5254 to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:8 - And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove H5254 at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:22 - That through them I may prove H5254 Israel, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:1 - Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove H5254 Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:4 - And they were to prove H5254 Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, H5254 I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:39 - And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved H5254 it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved H5254 them. And David put them off him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:1 - And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove H5254 him with hard questions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 - And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove H5254 Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:31 - Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try H5254 him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:2 - If we assay H5254 to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? but who can withhold himself from speaking?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:2 - Examine me, O LORD, and prove H5254 me; try my reins and my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:18 - And they tempted H5254 God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:41 - Yea, they turned back and tempted H5254 God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:56 - Yet they tempted H5254 and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:9 - When your fathers tempted H5254 me, proved me, and saw my work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:14 - But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted H5254 God in the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:1 - I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove H5254 thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:23 - All this have I proved H5254 by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:12 - But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt H5254 the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:12 - Prove H5254 thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:14 - So he consented to them in this matter, and proved H5254 them ten days.
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