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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, that I may test H5254 them, whether or not they will walk in My [fn]instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:2 - Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water 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 - 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 - 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 may not sin.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:22 - “Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put H5254 Me to the test H5254 these ten times and have not listened to My voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - “Or has a god tried H5254 to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders and by war and by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm and by great terrors, [fn]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 the test, H5254 as you tested H5254 Him at Massah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:2 - “You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing H5254 you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:16 - “In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test H5254 you, 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 that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing H5254 you to find out if 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 for delicateness and [fn]refinement, [fn]shall 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 [fn]Your godly man,
Whom You proved H5254 at Massah,
With 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 which the LORD left, to test H5254 Israel by them (that is, all who had not [fn]experienced any of the wars of Canaan;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:4 - They were for [fn]testing H5254 Israel, 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 that I may speak once more; please let me make H5254 a test H5254 once more 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 - David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested H5254 them. So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested H5254 them.” And David took them [fn]off.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:1 - Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test H5254 him with difficult questions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 - Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test H5254 Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:31 - Even in the matter of the envoys of the rulers of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him alone only to test H5254 him, that He might know all 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, O LORD, and try H5254 me;
Test my [fn]mind and my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:18 - And in their heart they put H5254 God to the test H5254
By asking food according to their desire.
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 tested H5254 Me,
They tried Me, though they had seen My work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:14 - But craved intensely in the wilderness,
And [fn]tempted H5254 God 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 it was far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:12 - But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test H5254 the LORD!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:12 - “Please test H5254 your servants 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 tested H5254 them for ten days.
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