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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 -

Now it came about after these things, that God tested H5254 Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet.

There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested H5254 them.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I may test H5254 them, whether or not they will walk in My [fn]instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:2 - So the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water so that we may drink!” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test H5254 the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:7 - Then he named the place [fn]Massah and [fn]Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested H5254 the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us, or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:20 - However, Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test H5254 you, and in order that the fear of Him may [fn]remain with you, so that you will not sin.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:22 - “Certainly all the people who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put H5254 Me to H5254 the H5254 test H5254 these ten times and have not listened to My voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - “Or has a god ventured H5254 to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand, by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, [fn]just as the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:16 -

“You shall not put H5254 the LORD your God to H5254 the H5254 test H5254, as you tested H5254 Him at Massah.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:2 - “And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, in order to humble you, putting H5254 you to H5254 the H5254 test H5254, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - “In the wilderness it was He who fed you manna which your fathers did not know, in order to humble you and in order to put H5254 you to H5254 the H5254 test H5254, to do good for you [fn]in the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing H5254 you to find out whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - “The [fn]refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture H5254 to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and tenderness, [fn]will be hostile toward the husband [fn]she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:8 -

Of Levi he said,

Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man,

Whom You tested H5254 at Massah,

With [fn]whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:22 - in order to test H5254 Israel by them, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk in it as their fathers [fn]did, or not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:1 -

Now these are the nations that the LORD left, to test H5254 Israel by them (that is, all the Israelites who had not [fn]experienced any of the wars of Canaan;

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:4 - They were left to test H5254 Israel by them, to find out if they would [fn]obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers [fn]through Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - Then Gideon said to God, “Do not let Your anger burn against me, so that I may speak only one more time; please let me put H5254 You to H5254 the H5254 test H5254 only one more time with the fleece: let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:39 - And David strapped on his sword over his military attire and struggled at walking, for he had not trained H5254 with the armor. So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, because I have not trained H5254 with them.” And David took them [fn]off.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:1 -

Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon in relation to the name of the LORD, she came to test H5254 him with riddles.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 -

Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test H5254 Solomon with riddles. She had a very large entourage, with camels carrying balsam oil and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about everything that was on her heart.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:31 - Even in the matter of the messengers of the rulers of Babylon, who were sent to him to inquire about the wonder that had happened in the land; God left him alone only to test H5254 him, so that He might know everything that was in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:2 -

“If one ventures H5254 a word with you, will you become impatient?

But who can refrain [fn]from speaking?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:2 -

Examine me, LORD, and put H5254 me to H5254 the H5254 test H5254;

Refine my [fn]mind and my heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:18 -

And in their heart they put H5254 God to H5254 the H5254 test H5254

By asking for food [fn]that suited their taste.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:41 -

Again and again they [fn]tempted H5254 God,

And pained the Holy One of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:56 -

Yet they [fn]tempted H5254 and rebelled against the Most High God

And did not keep His testimonies,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:9 -

“When your fathers put H5254 Me to H5254 the H5254 test H5254,

They tested Me, though they had seen My work.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:14 -

But became lustfully greedy in the wilderness,

And put H5254 God to H5254 the H5254 test H5254 in the desert.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:1 -

I said [fn]to myself, “Come now, I will test H5254 you with pleasure. So [fn]enjoy yourself.” And behold, it too was futility.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:23 -

I tested H5254 all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be wise,” but wisdom was far from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:12 - But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I put H5254 the LORD to H5254 the H5254 test H5254!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:12 - “Please put H5254 your servants to H5254 the H5254 test H5254 for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:14 -

So he listened to them in this matter, and put H5254 them to H5254 the H5254 test H5254 for ten days.

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