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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 - The LORD smelled the soothing aroma, and the LORD said [fn]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the [fn]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth H5271; and I will never again [fn]destroy every living thing, as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - you shall say, ‘Your servants have been [fn]keepers of livestock since our youth H5271 even until now, both we and our fathers,’ so that you may 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 child and returns to her father’s house as in her youth H5271, she may eat of her father’s [fn]food; but no [fn]layman shall eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:3 -

“And if a woman makes a vow to the LORD, and puts herself under a binding obligation in her father’s house in her youth H5271,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:16 -

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:2 - “Now, here is the king walking before you, but as for me, I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you. And I have walked before you since my youth H5271 to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:33 - But Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight him; for you are only a youth H5271, while he has been a warrior since his youth H5271.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:7 - “Now therefore arise, go out and speak [fn]kindly to your servants, for I swear by the LORD, if you do not go out, no man will stay the night with you, and this will be worse for you than all the misfortune that has [fn]happened to you from your youth H5271 until now!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:12 - “And it will come about when I leave you that the Spirit of the LORD will carry you to where I do not know; so when I come and inform Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, though I, your servant, have [fn]feared the LORD from my youth H5271.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:26 -

“For You write bitter things against me

And make me inherit the guilty deeds 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 [fn]my infancy I guided her),

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:7 -

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

Remember me according to Your faithfulness,

For Your goodness’ sake, LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:5 -

For You are my hope;

Lord [fn]GOD, You are my confidence from my youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:17 -

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 attacked me from my youth H5271 up,”

Let Israel say,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:2 -

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

Yet they have not prevailed against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 -

When our sons in their youth H5271 are like growing plants,

And our daughters like corner pillars [fn]fashioned for a palace,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:17 -

Who leaves the companion of her youth H5271

And forgets the covenant of her God;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:18 -

Let your fountain be blessed,

And rejoice in the wife of your youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 -

“Persist now in your spells

And in your many sorceries

With which you have labored from your youth H5271;

Perhaps you will be able to benefit,

Perhaps you may cause trembling.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 -

“So have those become to you with whom you have labored,

Those who have done business with you from your youth H5271;

Each has wandered in his own [fn]way;

There is no one to save you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:6 -

“For the LORD 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 proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘This is what the LORD says:

“I remember regarding you the [fn]devotion of your youth H5271,

Your love when you were a bride,

Your following 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 friend of my youth H5271?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:24 -

“But the shame has consumed the product of our fathers’ labor 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 humiliation cover us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth H5271 even to this day. And we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD 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 obeyed My voice.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 -

‘For after I turned back, I repented;

And after I was instructed, I [fn]slapped my thigh;

I was ashamed and also humiliated

Because I bore the shame of my youth H5271.’

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

“Moab has been at ease since his youth H5271;

He has also been peaceful, like wine on [fn]its dregs,

And he has not been poured 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 to bear

The yoke in his youth H5271.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:14 - But I said, “Oh, Lord [fn]GOD! Behold, [fn]I have never been defiled; for from my youth H5271 until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by animals, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth!”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:22 - “And besides all your abominations and obscene practices, you did not remember the days of your youth H5271, when you were naked and bare and squirming in your blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:43 - “Since you have not remembered the days of your youth H5271 but [fn]have caused Me unrest by all these things, behold, I in turn will bring your conduct down on your own head,” declares the Lord GOD, “so that you will not commit this outrageous sin in addition to all your other abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:60 -

“Nevertheless, I 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 prostituted themselves in Egypt. They prostituted themselves in their youth H5271; there their breasts were squeezed and there their virgin breasts were handled.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:8 - “She did not abandon her obscene practices from the time in Egypt; for in her youth H5271 [fn]men had slept with her, and they handled her virgin breasts and poured out their obscene practice on her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:19 - “Yet she multiplied her obscene practices, remembering the days of her youth H5271, when she prostituted herself in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:21 - “So you longed for the outrageous sin of your youth H5271, when [fn]the Egyptians handled your breasts because of the breasts of your youth H5271.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:15 -

“Then I will give her her vineyards from there,

And the [fn]Valley of Achor as a door of hope.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:8 -

Wail like a virgin clothed with sackcloth

For the groom 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, because a man [fn]sold me as a slave in my youth H5271.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:14 - Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth H5271, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your marriage companion and your wife by covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:15 - [fn]But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And [fn]why the one? He was seeking a godly offspring. Be careful then about your spirit, and see that none of you deals treacherously against the wife of your youth H5271.
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