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Lexicon :: Strong's H5288 - naʿar

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1389a

Strong’s Definitions

נַעַר naʻar, nah'-ar; from H5287; (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age):—babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 238x

The KJV translates Strong's H5288 in the following manner: young man (76x), servant (54x), child (44x), lad (33x), young (15x), children (7x), youth (6x), babe (1x), boys (1x), young (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 238x
The KJV translates Strong's H5288 in the following manner: young man (76x), servant (54x), child (44x), lad (33x), young (15x), children (7x), youth (6x), babe (1x), boys (1x), young (1x).
  1. a boy, lad, servant, youth, retainer

    1. boy, lad, youth

    2. servant, retainer

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נַעַר naʻar, nah'-ar; from H5287; (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age):—babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).
STRONGS H5288: Abbreviations
II. נַ֫עַר 239 noun masculine
1. boy, lad, youth.
2. retainer (not in P) (Late Hebrew as Biblical Hebrew; Phoenician נער Lzb324); — נ׳ absolute Genesis 37:2 +; construct 1 Samuel 2:13 +; suffix נַעֲרוֺ Judges 19:3 +, נַעֲרָהּ 2 Kings 4:24; plural נְעָרִים 1 Samuel 25:5 +, construct נַעֲרֵי Exodus 24:5 +; suffix נְעָרַי Nehemiah 4:10; Nehemiah 5:10, etc.; —
1. boy, lad, youth (approximately + 133 times)
a. of infant Exodus 2:6 (E; 3 months old), to be born Judges 13:5, 7, 8, 12, just born 1 Samuel 4:21, not weaned 1 Samuel 1:22; also Isaiah 8:4, compare Isaiah 7:16 +.
b. of lad just weaned 1 Samuel 1:24 (strike out 2nd נער, compare further Dr Bu HPS), 1 Samuel 1:25; 1 Samuel 1:27, etc.
c. = youth: of young Ishmael Genesis 21:12f. (E), Isaac Genesis 22:5, 12 (E), Joseph Genesis 37:2 (E; 17 years old), Benjamin Genesis 43:8; Genesis 44:22f. (J), sons of Samuel 1 Samuel 2:17, of Jesse 1 Samuel 16:11; קָטֹן נ׳ little lad 1 Samuel 20:35; 1 Kings 3:7; 2 Kings 5:14; Isaiah 11:6, קָטָן נ׳ 1 Kings 11:17, plural 2 Kings 2:23.
e. of marriageable age Genesis 34:19 (J), warrior Absalom 2 Samuel 18:5, 12 +, Zadok 1 Chronicles 12:28, etc.
2. servant, retainer (approximately + 105 times):
a. = personal attendant, household servant, Numbers 22:22 (J), Judges 7:10; Judges 7:11; Judges 19:3; 1 Samuel 9:3f.; 2 Kings 4:12; 2 Kings 4:25
Note. נער occurs in Pentateuch as Kt with Qr perpet. נַעֲרָה which see.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:24; 19:4; 21:12; 22:5; 22:12; 34:19; 37:2; 37:2; 43:8; 44:22


2:6; 10:9; 24:5








7:10; 7:11; 8:20; 13:5; 13:7; 13:8; 13:12; 19:3; 19:3

1 Samuel

1:22; 1:24; 1:25; 1:27; 2:13; 2:17; 4:21; 9:3; 16:11; 17:33; 17:42; 20:35; 25:5; 25:5

2 Samuel

2:14; 18:5; 18:12

1 Kings

3:7; 11:17; 20:14

2 Kings

2:23; 4:12; 4:24; 4:25; 5:14; 19:6

1 Chronicles

12:28; 22:5; 29:1

2 Chronicles

13:7; 34:3


4:10; 4:10; 4:17; 5:10




1:15; 1:16; 1:17


37:25; 148:12






3:4; 3:5; 7:16; 8:4; 10:19; 11:6; 20:4; 37:6; 65:20


1:6; 1:7; 51:22







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5288 matches the Hebrew נַעַר (naʿar),
which occurs 239 times in 221 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 14:24–Jdg 19:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:24 - Save only that which the young men H5288 have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; H5288 and he hasted to dress it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:4 - But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, H5288 all the people from every quarter:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, H5288 and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - And God heard the voice of the lad; H5288 and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad H5288 where he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:18 - Arise, lift up the lad, H5288 and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad H5288 drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:20 - And God was with the lad; H5288 and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men H5288 with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - And Abraham said unto his young men, H5288 Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad H5288 will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:12 - And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, H5288 neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:19 - So Abraham returned unto his young men, H5288 and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 - And the boys H5288 grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:19 - And the young man H5288 deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:2 - These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad H5288 was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:12 - And there was there with us a young man, H5288 an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:8 - And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad H5288 with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:22 - And we said unto my lord, The lad H5288 cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:30 - Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad H5288 be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:31 - It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad H5288 is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:32 - For thy servant became surety for the lad H5288 unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:33 - Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad H5288 a bondman to my lord; and let the lad H5288 go up with his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:34 - For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad H5288 be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:16 - The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; H5288 and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe H5288 wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:9 - And Moses said, We will go with our young H5288 and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:5 - And he sent young men H5288 of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:11 - And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, H5288 departed not out of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:27 - And there ran a young man, H5288 and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants H5288 were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:50 - A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: H5288
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young H5288 and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:23 - And the young men H5288 that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:10 - But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant H5288 down to the host:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:11 - And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant H5288 unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:14 - And caught a young man H5288 of the men of Succoth, and enquired of him: and he described unto him the princes of Succoth, and the elders thereof, even threescore and seventeen men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:20 - And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth H5288 drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth. H5288
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:54 - Then he called hastily unto the young man H5288 his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man H5288 thrust him through, and he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:5 - For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child H5288 shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:7 - But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child H5288 shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 - Then Manoah intreated the LORD, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child H5288 that shall be born.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:12 - And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass. How shall we order the child, H5288 and how shall we do unto him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:24 - And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child H5288 grew, and the LORD blessed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:26 - And Samson said unto the lad H5288 that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:7 - And there was a young man H5288 out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:11 - And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man H5288 was unto him as one of his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:12 - And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man H5288 became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:3 - When they were by the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man H5288 the Levite: and they turned in thither, and said unto him, Who brought thee hither? and what makest thou in this place? and what hast thou here?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:15 - And they turned thitherward, and came to the house of the young man H5288 the Levite, even unto the house of Micah, and saluted him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant H5288 with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.

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