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Lexicon :: Strong's H5291 - naʿărâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1389c

Strong’s Definitions

נַעֲרָה naʻărâh, nah-ar-aw'; feminine of H5288; a girl (from infancy to adolescence):—damsel, maid(-en), young (woman).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x

The KJV translates Strong's H5291 in the following manner: damsel (34x), maiden (16x), maid (7x), young (4x), young woman (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x
The KJV translates Strong's H5291 in the following manner: damsel (34x), maiden (16x), maid (7x), young (4x), young woman (1x).
  1. girl, damsel, female servant

    1. girl, damsel, little girl

      1. of young woman, marriageable young woman, concubine, prostitute

    2. maid, female attendant, female servant

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נַעֲרָה naʻărâh, nah-ar-aw'; feminine of H5288; a girl (from infancy to adolescence):—damsel, maid(-en), young (woman).
STRONGS H5291: Abbreviations
† II. נַעֲרָה noun feminine girl, damsel; — absolute נ׳ Judges 19:3 + 22 times, also Qr Genesis 24:14 + 20 times Genesis, Deuteronomy (נַעֲרָה Kt in Pentateuch only Deuteronomy 22:19, see below); plural absolute נְעָרוֺת 1 Samuel 9:11 +, construct נַעֲרוֺת Esther 4:4; suffix נַעֲרוֺתָיו Ruth 2:22; Ruth 3:2, נַעֲרֹתֶיהָ Genesis 24:61; Exodus 2:5, etc.; —
1. girl, damsel; קְטַנָּה נ׳ little girl only 2 Kings 5:2, compare 2 Kings 5:4, perhaps = young daughters Job 40:29 [Job 41:5]; elsewhere = young woman 1 Samuel 9:11; especially as marriageable, Genesis 24:14, 16, 28, 55, 57; Genesis 34:3, 12 (all J), Deuteronomy 22:15 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 22:16, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 22:29; 1 Kings 1:3, 4; Esther 2:4, 7, 8, 9, 12 (twice in verse); Esther 2:13; specifically virgin בְּתוּלָה נ׳ Judges 21:12; Deuteronomy 22:23, 28; 1 Kings 1:2; Esther 2:2, 3(compare Deuteronomy 22:15b; Deuteronomy 22:20); מְאֹרָשָׂה נ׳ betrothed girl Deuteronomy 22:25, 27; young widow Ruth 2:6; Ruth 4:12; of a concubine Judges 19:3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, a prostitute Amos 2:7.
2. of female attendants, maids (always plural), Genesis 24:61 (J), Exodus 2:5 (E), 1 Samuel 25:42; Proverbs 9:3; Proverbs 27:27; Proverbs 31:15; Esther 2:9 (twice in verse); Esther 4:4, 16; gleaners Ruth 2:5, 8, 22, 23; Ruth 3:2. —
Note. נער Kt in Pentateuch as feminine (Qr נַעֲרָ֯) is probably not original; it is not found in Sam. Pentateuch, and feminine plural נַעֲרֹתֶיהָ occurs Genesis, Exodus; compare Ges§§ 2n, 17c.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:14; 24:14; 24:16; 24:28; 24:55; 24:57; 24:61; 24:61; 34:3; 34:12


2:5; 2:5


22:15; 22:15; 22:16; 22:19; 22:19; 22:20; 22:20; 22:21; 22:23; 22:24; 22:25; 22:26; 22:27; 22:28; 22:29


19:3; 19:3; 19:4; 19:5; 19:6; 19:8; 19:9; 21:12


2:5; 2:6; 2:8; 2:22; 2:22; 2:23; 3:2; 3:2; 4:12

1 Samuel

9:11; 9:11; 25:42

1 Kings

1:2; 1:3; 1:4

2 Kings

5:2; 5:4


2:2; 2:3; 2:4; 2:7; 2:8; 2:9; 2:9; 2:12; 2:13; 4:4; 4:4; 4:16




9:3; 27:27; 31:15




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5291 matches the Hebrew נַעֲרָה (naʿărâ),
which occurs 76 times in 57 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 24:14–Est 2:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - And let it come to pass, that the damsel H5291 to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:16 - And the damsel H5291 was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 - And the damsel H5291 ran, and told them of her mother's house these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:55 - And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel H5291 abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:57 - And they said, We will call the damsel, H5291 and enquire at her mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, H5291 and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, H5291 and spake kindly unto the damsel. H5291
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:12 - Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel H5291 to wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:5 - And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens H5291 walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:15 - Then shall the father of the damsel, H5291 and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's H5291 virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:16 - And the damsel's H5291 father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:19 - And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, H5291 because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:20 - But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: H5291
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:21 - Then they shall bring out the damsel H5291 to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:23 - If a damsel H5291 that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, H5291 because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:25 - But if a man find a betrothed damsel H5291 in the field, and the man force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - But unto the damsel H5291 thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel H5291 no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:27 - For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel H5291 cried, and there was none to save her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:28 - If a man find a damsel H5291 that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:29 - Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's H5291 father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.
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 with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel H5291 saw him, he rejoiced to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:4 - And his father in law, the damsel's H5291 father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:5 - And it came to pass on the fourth day, when they arose early in the morning, that he rose up to depart: and the damsel's H5291 father said unto his son in law, Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:6 - And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's H5291 father had said unto the man, Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:8 - And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart: and the damsel's H5291 father said, Comfort thine heart, I pray thee. And they tarried until afternoon, and they did eat both of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father in law, the damsel's H5291 father, said unto him, Behold, now the day draweth toward evening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to an end, lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go home.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:12 - And they found among the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead four hundred young H5291 virgins, that had known no man by lying with any male: and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:5 - Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel H5291 is this?
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:6 - And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel H5291 that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 - Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens: H5291
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:22 - And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, H5291 that they meet thee not in any other field.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she kept fast by the maidens H5291 of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:2 - And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens H5291 thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:12 - And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman. H5291
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:11 - And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens H5291 going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:42 - And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels H5291 of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young H5291 virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:3 - So they sought for a fair damsel H5291 throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:4 - And the damsel H5291 was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:2 - And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; H5291 and she waited on Naaman's wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:4 - And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid H5291 that is of the land of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:2 - Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young H5291 virgins sought for the king:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young H5291 virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:4 - And let the maiden H5291 which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid H5291 was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:8 - So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens H5291 were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:9 - And the maiden H5291 pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, H5291 which were meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids H5291 unto the best place of the house of the women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:12 - Now when every maid's H5291 turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:13 - Then thus came every maiden H5291 unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house.

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