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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 - now may it be that the young woman H5291 to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will give water to your camels to drink also’—may she be the one whom You have decided for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:16 - Now the young woman H5291 was very beautiful in appearance, a virgin, and no man had [fn]known her; and she went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 -

Then the young H5291 woman H5291 ran and told her mother’s household about these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:55 - But her brother and her mother said, “Let the young H5291 woman H5291 stay with us a few days, or even ten; afterward she will go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:57 - And they said, “We will call the young H5291 woman H5291 and ask about [fn]her wishes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 -

Then Rebekah arose with her young H5291 women H5291, and they mounted the camels and went after the man. So the servant took Rebekah and went.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - [fn]And he was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young H5291 woman H5291 and spoke to the heart of the young H5291 woman H5291.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:12 - “Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl H5291 as a wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:5 -

And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her young H5291 women H5291 walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the [fn]ark among the reeds and sent her maidservant, and she took it to her.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:15 - then the girl’s H5291 father and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of the girl’s H5291 virginity to the elders of the city at the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:16 - “Then the girl’s H5291 father shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man as a wife, but he [fn]turned against her;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:19 - and they shall fine him [fn]one hundred shekels of silver and give it to the girl’s H5291 father because he brought forth a bad name against a virgin of Israel. And she shall be his wife; he cannot [fn]divorce her all his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:20 -

“But if this [fn]charge is true, that the girl H5291 was not found a virgin,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:21 - then they shall bring out the girl H5291 to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her, and she will die because she has committed a disgraceful act in Israel by playing the harlot in her father’s house; thus you shall purge the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:23 -

“If there is a girl H5291 who is a virgin engaged to a man, and another man finds her in the city and lies with her,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them, and they will die; the girl H5291, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor’s wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:25 -

“But if in the field the man finds the girl H5291 who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - “But you shall do nothing to the girl H5291; there is no sin in the girl H5291 worthy of death, for just as a man rises against his neighbor and murders him, so is this case.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:27 - “When he found her in the field, the engaged girl H5291 cried out, but there was no one to save her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:28 -

“If a man finds a girl H5291 who is a virgin, who is not engaged, and seizes her and lies with her and they are found,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:29 - then the man who lay with her shall give to the girl’s H5291 father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife because he has violated her; he cannot divorce her all his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - Then her husband arose and went after her to speak to her heart in order to bring her back, and his young man was with him as well as a pair of donkeys. So she brought him into her father’s house, and the girl’s H5291 father saw him and was glad to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:4 - And his father-in-law, the girl’s H5291 father, prevailed upon him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and spent the night there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:5 - Now it happened on the fourth day that they got up early in the morning, and he arose to go; and the girl’s H5291 father said to his son-in-law, “Sustain [fn]yourself with a piece of bread, and afterward you may go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:6 - So both of them sat down and ate and drank together; and the girl’s H5291 father said to the man, “Please be willing to spend the night, and let your heart be merry.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:8 - And on the fifth day he arose to go early in the morning, and the girl’s H5291 father said, “Please sustain [fn]yourself and wait until [fn]afternoon”; so both of them ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - Then the man arose to go along with his concubine and young man, and his father-in-law, the girl’s H5291 father, said to him, “Behold now, the day has drawn [fn]to a close; please spend the night. Behold, the day is [fn]coming to an end; spend the night here that your heart may be merry. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey so that you may go to your tent.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:12 - And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead 400 young H5291 virgins who had not known a man by lying with [fn]him; and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:5 - Then Boaz said to his young man who was [fn]in charge of the reapers, “Whose young H5291 woman H5291 is this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:6 - The young man [fn]in charge of the reapers replied, “She is the young H5291 Moabite woman H5291 who returned with Naomi from the fields of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 -

Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Have you not heard, my daughter? Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but [fn]stay here with my young H5291 women H5291.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:22 - Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young H5291 women H5291, so that others do not oppress you in another field.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she [fn]stayed close by the young H5291 women H5291 of Boaz in order to glean until the end of the barley harvest and the wheat harvest. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:2 - “And now, is not Boaz our [fn]kinsman, with whose young H5291 women H5291 you were? Behold, he is winnowing barley at the threshing floor tonight.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:12 - “Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the seed which Yahweh will grant you by this young H5291 woman H5291.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:11 -

As they were going up the slope to the city, they found young H5291 women H5291 going out to draw water and said to them, “Is the seer here?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:42 - Then Abigail hurried and arose, and she rode on a donkey, with her five young H5291 women H5291 who [fn]went about with her; and she went after the messengers of David and became his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - So his servants said to him, “Let them seek a young H5291 virgin for my lord the king, and let her stand before the king and become his nurse; and let her lie in your bosom, that my lord the king may keep warm.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:3 - So they sought for a beautiful young H5291 woman H5291 throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:4 - Now the young H5291 woman H5291 was very beautiful; and she became the king’s nurse and attended him, but the king did not [fn]know her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:2 - Now the Arameans had gone out in marauding bands and had taken captive a little girl H5291 from the land of Israel; and she [fn]waited on Naaman’s wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:4 - Then [fn]Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus spoke the girl H5291 who is from the land of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:2 - Then the young men of the king, who attended to him, said, “Let young H5291 virgins, beautiful in appearance, be sought for the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - “And let the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom that they may gather every young H5291 virgin, beautiful in appearance, to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the hand of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who keeps charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:4 - “Then let the young H5291 lady H5291 who is good in the eyes of the king be queen in place of Vashti.” And the word was good in the eyes of the king, and he did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - And he was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young H5291 lady H5291 was beautiful in form and beautiful in appearance, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:8 -

Now it happened that when the word and law of the king were heard and many young H5291 ladies H5291 were gathered to the citadel of Susa into the hand of Hegai, that Esther was taken to the king’s [fn]house into the hand of Hegai, who kept charge of the women.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:9 - And the young H5291 lady H5291 was good in his eyes, and she advanced in lovingkindness before him. So he hurried to give her cosmetics and portions of food to her, and to give to her seven choice young H5291 women H5291 from the king’s [fn]house. And he transferred her and her young H5291 women H5291 to the best place in the harem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:12 -

Now when it reached the turn of each H5291 young H5291 lady H5291 to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the end of her twelve months under the regulations for the women—for the days of their cosmetic treatment were fulfilled as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:13 - then the young H5291 lady H5291 would go in to the king in this way: anything that she said she desired was given to her to come with her from the harem to the king’s house.

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