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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 girl 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 lovingkindness to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:16 - The girl H5291 was very beautiful, a virgin, and no man had [fn]had relations with her; and she went down to the spring and filled her jar and came up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 - Then the girl 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 girl 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 girl H5291 and [fn]consult her wishes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - Then Rebekah arose with her maids, H5291 and they mounted the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - [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 - “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 [fn]in marriage.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:5 - The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens H5291 walking alongside the Nile; and she saw the [fn]basket among the reeds and sent her maid, 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 - “The girl’s H5291 father shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man for 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 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 [fn]to death because she has committed an act of folly 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 [fn]to death; 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 discovered,
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 [fn]tenderly to her in order to bring her back, [fn]taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. So 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, detained him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:5 - Now on the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he [fn]prepared 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 - 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 - When the man arose 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. Lo, 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 [fn]home.”
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 servant who was [fn]in charge of the reapers, “Whose young H5291 woman H5291 is this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:6 - 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 stay here with my maids. 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 maids, H5291 so that others do not fall upon you in another field.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she stayed close by the maids 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 is not Boaz our [fn]kinsman, with whose maids H5291 you were? Behold, he winnows 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]offspring which 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 said to them, “Is the seer here?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:42 - Then Abigail quickly arose, and rode on a donkey, with her five maidens H5291 who [fn]attended her; and she followed 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 [fn]attend 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 searched for a beautiful girl H5291 throughout all 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]cohabit 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 - [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 king’s attendants, who served him, said, “Let beautiful young H5291 virgins be sought for the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - “Let the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom that they may gather 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 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:4 - “Then let the young H5291 lady H5291 who pleases the king be queen in place of Vashti.” And the matter pleased the king, and he did accordingly.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - 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 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 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 maids H5291 from the king’s palace and transferred her and her maids H5291 to the best place in the harem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:12 - Now when the turn of each H5291 young H5291 lady H5291 came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the end of her twelve months under the regulations for the women—for the days of their beautification were completed as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:13 - the young H5291 lady H5291 would go in to the king in this way: anything that she [fn]desired was given her to take with her from the harem to the king’s palace.

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