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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 H5291 woman H5291 to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and [fn]who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:16 - The young H5291 woman H5291 was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had [fn]had relations with her. She went down to the spring, 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, say ten; afterward she may go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:57 - And they said, “We will call the young H5291 woman H5291 and [fn]ask her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - Then Rebekah got up with her female H5291 attendants H5291, and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - But [fn]he was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl H5291 and [fn]spoke tenderly to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:12 - “Demand of me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give whatever you tell me; but give me the girl H5291 [fn]in marriage.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:5 - Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her female H5291 attendants H5291 walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the [fn]basket among the reeds and sent her slave woman, and she brought 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 - “And 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 a hundred shekels of silver and give it to the girl’s H5291 father, because he [fn]publicly defamed a virgin of Israel. And she shall remain his wife; he is not allowed to [fn]divorce her all his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:20 - “But if this [fn]charge is true, and they did not find the girl H5291 to have evidence of virginity,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:21 - then they shall bring the girl H5291 out to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her [fn]to death, because she has committed a disgraceful sin in Israel by playing the prostitute in her father’s house; so you shall eliminate the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:23 - “If there is a girl H5291 who is a virgin [fn]betrothed to a man, and another man finds her in the city and sleeps 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 [fn]to death: the girl H5291, because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor’s wife. So you shall eliminate the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:25 - “But if the man finds the girl H5291 who is betrothed in the field, and the man seizes her and [fn]rapes her, then only the man who [fn]raped her shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - “And you are not to do anything 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, [fn]so is this case.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:27 - “When he found her in the field, the betrothed girl H5291 [fn]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 betrothed, and he seizes her and has sexual relations with her, and they are discovered,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:29 - then the man who had sexual relations with her shall give the girl’s H5291 father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall become his wife, because he has violated her; he is not allowed to divorce her all his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - Then her husband set out and went after her to speak [fn]gently to her in order to bring her back, [fn]taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. And she brought him into her father’s house, and when the girl’s H5291 father saw him, he was glad to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:4 - His father-in-law, the girl’s H5291 father, prevailed upon him, and he remained with him for three days. So they ate and drank and stayed there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:5 - Now on the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he [fn]prepared to go; but the girl’s H5291 father said to his son-in-law, “Strengthen [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 [fn]be so kind as to spend the night, and let your heart be cheerful.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:8 - Now on the fifth day he got up to go early in the morning, but the girl’s H5291 father said, “Please strengthen [fn]yourself, and wait until [fn]late afternoon”; so both of them ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - When the man got up to go, along with his concubine and servant, 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 so that your heart may be cheerful. Then tomorrow you may arise early for your journey and go [fn]home.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:12 - And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred young H5291 virgins who had not known a man by [fn]sleeping with 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 servant who was [fn]in charge of the reapers, “Whose young H5291 woman H5291 is this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:6 - And the servant [fn]in charge of the reapers replied, “She is the young H5291 Moabite woman H5291 who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 - Then Boaz said to Ruth, “[fn]Listen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but join my young H5291 women H5291 here.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:22 - And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law Ruth, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young H5291 women H5291, so that others do not assault you in another field.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she 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 - “Now then, is Boaz not our relative, 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 [fn]descendants whom the LORD will give you by this young H5291 woman H5291.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:11 - As they went up the slope to the city, they found young H5291 women H5291 going out to draw water, and they said to them, “Is the seer here?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:42 - Then Abigail got up quickly, and rode on a donkey, with her five female H5291 attendants H5291 who [fn]accompanied her; and she followed the messengers of David and became his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - So his servants said to him, “Have them search for a young H5291 virgin for my lord the king, and have her [fn]attend the king and become his nurse; and have her lie on your chest, so that my lord the king may keep warm.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:3 - So they searched for a beautiful girl H5291 throughout the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:4 - The girl H5291 was very beautiful; and she became the king’s nurse and served him, but the king did not [fn]become intimate with her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:2 - Now the Arameans had gone out in 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 - And [fn]Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “The girl H5291 who is from the land of Israel spoke such and such.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:2 - Then the king’s attendants, who served him, said, “Let beautiful young H5291 virgins be sought for the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - “And may the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom, and have them [fn]bring every beautiful young H5291 virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:4 - “Then let the young H5291 woman H5291 who pleases the king be queen in place of Vashti.” And the [fn]suggestion pleased the king, and he did accordingly.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - He was the guardian to Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young H5291 woman H5291 was beautiful of form and [fn]face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:8 - So it came about, when the command and decree of the king were heard and many young H5291 ladies H5291 were gathered to the citadel of Susa into the [fn]custody of Hegai, that Esther was taken to the king’s [fn]palace into the custody of Hegai, who was in charge of the women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:9 - Now the young H5291 lady H5291 pleased him and found favor with him. So he quickly provided her with her cosmetics and [fn]food, gave her seven choice female H5291 attendants H5291 from the king’s palace, and transferred her and her attendants H5291 to the best place in the harem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:12 - Now when the turn came for each H5291 young H5291 woman 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 beauty treatment were completed as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with balsam oil and the cosmetics for women
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:13 - the young H5291 woman H5291 would go in to the king in this way: anything that she [fn]desired was given her to [fn]take with her from the harem to the king’s palace.

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