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Lexicon :: Strong's H5271 - nāʿur

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Properly, pass. participle from נַעַר (H5288) as denominative
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1389d,1389e

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: נער (Strongs) נערה (Strongs) נעורים (Gesenius) נעור (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

נָעוּר nâʻûwr, naw-oor'; or נָעֻר nâʻur; and (feminine) נְעֻרָה nᵉʻurâh; properly, passive participle from H5288 as denominative; (only in plural collective or emphatic form) youth, the state (juvenility) or the persons (young people):—childhood, youth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's H5271 in the following manner: youth (46x), childhood (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's H5271 in the following manner: youth (46x), childhood (1x).
  1. youth, early life

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָעוּר nâʻûwr, naw-oor'; or נָעֻר nâʻur; and (feminine) נְעֻרָה nᵉʻurâh; properly, passive participle from H5288 as denominative; (only in plural collective or emphatic form) youth, the state (juvenility) or the persons (young people):—childhood, youth.
STRONGS H5271: Abbreviations
נְעוּרִים noun [masculine] plural youth, early life; — absolute נ׳ Isaiah 54:6; Psalm 127:4; elsewhere suffix נְעֻרַי 1 Samuel 12:2, נְעוּרַי Job 31:18 +, נְעֻרֶיךָ 2 Samuel 19:8, נְעוּרֶיךָ Proverbs 5:18 +, נְעוּרַיִךְ Jeremiah 2:2 +, נְעוּרָ֑יְכִי Psalm 103:5, נְעוּרֵיהֶן Ezekiel 23:3, etc.; — youth, early life, especially in phrase מִנּ׳ from one's youth up Genesis 8:21 (J), 1 Samuel 17:33; 1 Kings 18:12; Jeremiah 3:24; Zechariah 13:5; Job 31:18 (extreme youth; || מִבֶּטֶן אִמִּי); figurative of Babylon Isaiah 47:12, 15, Moab Jeremiah 48:11, Judah Jeremiah 22:21 compare Psalm 71:5; Psalm 71:17; Psalm 129:1; Psalm 129:2; וְעַדעַֿתָּה מִנּ׳ Genesis 46:34 (J), 2 Samuel 19:8; Ezekiel 4:14; וְעַדהַֿיּוֺם הַזֶּה מִנּ׳ 1 Samuel 12:2; Jeremiah 3:25; as time in or during which Leviticus 22:13 (H), Numbers 30:4; Numbers 30:17 (P), Lamentations 3:27; Psalm 144:12, figurative of Judah and Samaria, personified, Ezekiel 23:2, 8; compare יְמֵי נ׳ (in figurative of Israel) Hosea 2:17 (|| יוֺם עֲלוֺתָהּ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם), Ezekiel 16:22, 43, 60; Ezekiel 23:19; other phrase are: אַלּוּף נ׳ Jeremiah 3:4 friend of my youth, compare Proverbs 2:17, עֲוֺנוֺת נ׳ Job 13:26, חַטּאֹות נ׳ Psalm 25:7, חֶסֶד נ׳ Jeremiah 2:2, נ׳ חֶרְפַּת Jeremiah 31:19, זִמַּת נ׳ Ezekiel 23:21, שְׁדֵי נ׳ Ezekiel 23:21, בַּעַל נ׳ Joel 1:8, and especially אֵשֶׁת נ׳ Proverbs 5:18; Malachi 2:14, 15; Isaiah 54:6 (figurative); בְּנֵי נ׳ Psalm 127:4 sons of (a man's) youth; = youthful vigour Psalm 103:5.

[נְעוּרוֺת] noun [feminine] plural id.; — only מִנְּעֻרֹתֵיהֶם Jeremiah 32:30 (figurative of nation).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


8:21; 46:34





1 Samuel

12:2; 12:2; 17:33

2 Samuel

19:8; 19:8

1 Kings



13:26; 31:18; 31:18


25:7; 71:5; 71:17; 103:5; 103:5; 127:4; 127:4; 129:1; 129:2; 144:12


2:17; 5:18; 5:18


47:12; 47:15; 54:6; 54:6


2:2; 2:2; 3:4; 3:24; 3:25; 22:21; 31:19; 32:30; 48:11




4:14; 16:22; 16:43; 16:60; 23:2; 23:3; 23:8; 23:19; 23:21; 23:21








2:14; 2:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5271 matches the Hebrew נָעֻר (nāʿur),
which occurs 47 times in 46 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:21 - And Yahweh smelled the [fn]soothing aroma; and Yahweh said [fn]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the [fn]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth H5271; and I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - then you shall say, ‘Your servants have been [fn]keepers of livestock from our youth H5271 and until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may [fn]live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:13 - ‘But if a priest’s daughter becomes a widow or divorced, and has no seed, and returns to her father’s house as in her youth H5271, she shall eat of her father’s [fn]food; but no [fn]layman shall eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:3 -

“Also if a woman makes a vow to Yahweh and binds herself by an obligation in her father’s house in her youth H5271,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:16 -

These are the statutes which Yahweh commanded Moses, as between a man and his wife, and as between a father and his daughter, while she is in her youth H5271 in her father’s house.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:2 - “So now, here is the king walking before you, but I am old and gray, and behold, my sons are with you. And I have walked before you from my youth H5271 even to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:33 - Then Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth H5271 while he has been a warrior from his youth H5271.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:7 - “So now, arise, go out and speak to the heart of your servants, for I swear by Yahweh, if you do not go out, surely not a man will pass the night with you, and this will be of greater evil for you than all the evil that has come upon you from your youth H5271 until now.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:12 - “And it will be that when I leave you, the Spirit of Yahweh will carry you where I do not know; and I will come and tell Ahab, and he will not find you, and he will kill me, although I your servant have [fn]feared Yahweh from my youth H5271.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:26 -

“For You write bitter things against me

And make me to possess the iniquities of my youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:18 -

(But from my youth H5271 he grew up with me as with a father,

And from the womb of my mother I guided her),

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:7 -


Do not remember the sins of my youth H5271 or my transgressions;

According to Your lovingkindness remember me,

For the sake of Your goodness, O Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:5 -

For You are my hope;

O Lord Yahweh, You are my trust from my youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:17 -

O God, You have taught me from my youth H5271,

And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:5 -

Who satisfies your [fn]years with good things,

So that your youth H5271 is renewed like the eagle.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:4 -

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,

So are the children of one’s youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:1 -

A Song of Ascents.

[fn]Many times they have [fn]assailed me from my youth H5271 up,”

Let Israel now say,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:2 -

[fn]Many times they have [fn]assailed me from my youth H5271 up;

Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 -

That our sons would be as grown-up plants in their youth H5271,

And our daughters as corner pillars [fn]fashioned as for a palace;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:17 -

Who forsakes the close companion of her youth H5271

And forgets the covenant of her God;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:18 -

Let your fountain be blessed,

And be glad in the wife of your youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 -

“Stand fast now in your spells

And in your many sorceries

With which you have labored from your youth H5271;

Perhaps you will be able to profit;

Perhaps you may cause trembling.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 -

“Thus they have become for you, those among whom you have labored,

Who have traded with you from your youth H5271;

Each has wandered in his own [fn]way;

There is none to save you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:6 -

“For Yahweh has called you,

Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,

Even like a wife of one’s youth H5271 when she is rejected,”

Says your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:2 - “Go and call out in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says Yahweh,

“I remember concerning you the lovingkindness of your youth H5271,

The love of your betrothals,

Your walking after Me in the wilderness,

Through a land not sown.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:4 -

“Have you not just now called to Me,

‘My Father, You are the [fn]close companion of my youth H5271?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:24 -

“But the shameful thing has devoured the labor of our fathers since our youth H5271, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:25 - “Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor cover us; for we have sinned against Yahweh our God, we and our fathers, from our youth H5271 even to this day. And we have not listened to the voice of Yahweh our God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:21 -

“I spoke to you in your prosperity,

But you said, ‘I will not listen!’

This has been your way from your youth H5271,

That you have not listened to My voice.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 -

‘For after I turned away, I repented;

And after I was instructed, I slapped my thigh;

I was ashamed and also dishonored

Because I bore the reproach of my youth H5271.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:30 - “Indeed the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have been doing only evil in My sight from their youth H5271; for the sons of Israel have been only provoking Me to anger by the work of their hands,” declares Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:11 -

“Moab has been at ease since his youth H5271;

He has also had quiet, like wine on [fn]its dregs,

And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel,

Nor has he gone into exile.

Therefore [fn]he retains his flavor,

And his aroma has not changed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:27 -

It is good for a man that he should bear

The yoke in his youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:14 - But I said, “Ah, Lord Yahweh! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth H5271 until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any offensive meat ever entered my mouth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:22 - “Besides all your abominations and harlotries you did not remember the days of your youth H5271, when you were naked and bare—you were squirming in your blood!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:43 - “Because you have not remembered the days of your youth H5271 but [fn]have enraged Me by all these things, behold, I in turn will bring your way down on your own head,” declares Lord Yahweh, “so that you will not commit this lewdness on top of all your other abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:60 -

“Nevertheless, I Myself will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth H5271, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:3 - and they played the harlot in Egypt. They played the harlot in their youth H5271; there their breasts were pressed, and there their virgin bosom was handled.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:8 - “She did not forsake her harlotries from the time in Egypt; for in her youth H5271 [fn]men had lain with her, and they handled her virgin bosom and poured out their harlotry on her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:19 - “Yet she multiplied her harlotries, remembering the days of her youth H5271, when she played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:21 - “Thus you [fn]longed for the lewdness of your youth H5271, when [fn]the Egyptians handled your bosom because of the breasts of your youth H5271.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:15 -

“Then I will give her her vineyards from there

And the valley of Achor as a door of hope.

And she will [fn]sing there as in the days of her youth H5271,

As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:8 -

Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth

For the bridegroom of her youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:5 - but he will say, ‘I am not a prophet; I am a cultivator of the ground, for a man [fn]sold me as a slave in my youth H5271.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:14 - “But you say, ‘For what reason?’ Because Yahweh has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth H5271, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:15 - [fn]But not one has done so, even one who has a remnant of the Spirit. And [fn]what did that one do while he was seeking a godly seed? Be careful then to keep your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth H5271.
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