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Lexicon :: Strong's H5341 - nāṣar

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TWOT Reference: 1407

Strong’s Definitions

נָצַר nâtsar, naw-tsar'; a primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.):—besieged, hidden thing, keep(-er, -ing), monument, observe, preserve(-r), subtil, watcher(-man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x

The KJV translates Strong's H5341 in the following manner: keep (38x), preserve (13x), watchmen (3x), besieged (2x), keeper (1x), monuments (1x), observe (with H7521) (1x), preserver (1x), subtil (1x), hidden things (1x), watchers (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x
The KJV translates Strong's H5341 in the following manner: keep (38x), preserve (13x), watchmen (3x), besieged (2x), keeper (1x), monuments (1x), observe (with H7521) (1x), preserver (1x), subtil (1x), hidden things (1x), watchers (1x).
  1. to guard, watch, watch over, keep

    1. (Qal)

      1. to watch, guard, keep

      2. to preserve, guard from dangers

      3. to keep, observe, guard with fidelity

      4. to guard, keep secret

      5. to be kept close, be blockaded

      6. watchman (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָצַר nâtsar, naw-tsar'; a primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.):—besieged, hidden thing, keep(-er, -ing), monument, observe, preserve(-r), subtil, watcher(-man).
STRONGS H5341: Abbreviations
† I. [נָצַר] verb watch, guard, keep (Late Hebrew id., observe; Assyrian naṣâru, watch over, protect; Old Aramaic נצר protect Lzb325 Cook83; Palmyrene in proper name Vog150, 4 Cook124; Aramaic נְמַר, bdb066503 (compare Wetzst in DeJob (2) on Job 27:18); Arabic bdb066504 look at, consider, examine (bdb066505, overseer is Aramaic loan-word Frä138); Sabean להנצרהמו to aid them HalRev. Sém. iv (1896), 71; Ethiopic bdb066506 spectare, intueri, etc., Di701; — compare also נטר); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix נְצָרָ֫תַם Psalm 119:129; 1st person singular נָצָ֑רְתִּי Psalm 119:22; Psalm 119:56; Psalm 119:100; 3rd person masculine plural נָָֽצְרוּ Proverbs 22:12; Imperfect יִצִּר Proverbs 3:1; suffix יִצְּרֶ֫נְהוּ Ges§ 58, 4 R.) Deuteronomy 32:10; feminine suffix תִּנְצְרֶ֑כָּה Proverbs 2:11 (Ges§ 58, 4 R.); 1st person singular אֶצֹּר Psalm 119:69; אֶצְּרָה Psalm 119:34; Psalm 119:115; אֶצֹּ֑רָה Psalm 119:145; suffix אֶצָּרְךָ Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 49:8 (Ges Bö Ew and others from יצר); אֶצֳּרֶ֑נָּה Isaiah 27:3; 3rd person masculine plural יִצְּרוּ Proverbs 20:28; יִנְצֹ֑רוּ Deuteronomy 33:9 (on forms see Ges§ 66, 2, R. I) + 15 times Imperfect; Imperative נְצֹר Psalm 34:14 + 3 times; נִצְּרָה Psalm 141:3 (dagesh forte dirimens Ges§ 20, 2 b); suffix נִצְּרֶ֑ה Proverbs 4:13; Infinitive absolute נָצוֺר Nahum 2:2; construct נְצֹר Proverbs 2:8; Participle נוֺצֵר Proverbs 28:7; נֹצֵר Exodus 34:7 + 7 times; suffix נֹצְרָהּ Isaiah 27:3; plural נוֺצְרִים 2 Kings 17:9; 2 Kings 18:8, etc.; passive נָצוּר Ezekiel 6:12; plural נְצוּרִים Isaiah 65:4 (Greek Version of the LXX ἐν τοις σπηλαίοις, בַּמְּערוֺת); construct נְצוּרֵי (Kt נְצִירֵי only here) Isaiah 49:6; feminine נְצוּרָה Isaiah 1:8 (Di reads נְצוֺרָה Niph. Participle √ צוּר); construct נְצֻרַת Proverbs 7:10; plural נְצֻרוֺת Isaiah 48:6 (Che reads בְּצֻרוֺת).
1. Watch, guard, keep, a vineyard Job 27:18 (compare Wetzst in DeJob (2) on the passage), Isaiah 27:3 (twice in verse), fig-tree Proverbs 27:18, fortification Nahum 2:2; נֹצְרִים watchmen Jeremiah 31:6; מִגְדַּל נ׳ tower of watchmen 2 Kings 17:9; 2 Kings 18:8; in ethical sense of men, guarding the mouth Proverbs 13:3, the way Proverbs 16:17 לֵב Proverbs 4:23; the tongue מֵרַע Psalm 34:14; with על, over the door of the lips Psalm 141:3; of God נֹצֵר הָאָדָם Job 7:20 (thou) watcher of men (iron.).
2. Guard from dangers, preserve, with accusative, subject God or his attributes Deuteronomy 32:10; Psalm 25:21; Psalm 31:24; Psalm 40:12; Psalm 61:8; Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 49:8; Proverbs 2:8; Proverbs 20:28; Proverbs 22:12; נֹצֵר נֶפֶשׁ Proverbs 24:12; with accusative and מן from which Psalm 12:8; Psalm 32:7; Psalm 64:2; Psalm 140:2; Psalm 140:5. In Wisdom Literature subject is abstract: חבמה Proverbs 4:6; תבונה Proverbs 2:11; צדקה Proverbs 13:6; נְצוּרֵי ישׂראל Isaiah 49:6 preserved of Israel.
3. Guard with fidelity, keep, observe: of י׳, נֹצֵר חֶסֶד לאלפים Exodus 34:7 (J); elsewhere of man observing the covenant Deuteronomy 33:9 (poem) Psalm 25:10, the divine law Psalm 78:7; Psalm 105:45; Psalm 119:2; Psalm 119:22; Psalm 119:33; Psalm 119:34; Psalm 119:56; Psalm 119:69; Psalm 119:100; Psalm 119:115; Psalm 119:129; Psalm 119:145; commands of parents Proverbs 6:20; Proverbs 28:7; and discipline of Wisdom Proverbs 3:1, 21; Proverbs 4:13; Proverbs 5:2.
4. Guard, keep secret, dubious: נְצֻרוֺת secret things Isaiah 48:6; נְצוּרִים secret places Isaiah 65:4 (see forms above); נְצֻרַת לֵב secret, wily minded Proverbs 7:10 (of harlot, so RVm close, i.e. secretive).
5. Kept close, blockaded, dubious: הַנָּצוּר the blockaded (so Ew Hi Co Toy; but Ke Bth Kau preserved; Hi Co Bth Toy strike out והנשׁאר) Ezekiel 6:12; עִיר נְצוּרָה blockaded city Isaiah 1:8 (see form above); נֹצְרִים blockaders Jeremiah 4:16 (but Greek Version of the LXX συστροφαι = צררים i.e. foes).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H5202.
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Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5341 matches the Hebrew נָצַר (nāṣar),
which occurs 63 times in 62 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 34:7–Pro 28:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:7 - who keeps H5341 lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:10 -

“He found him in a desert land,

And in the howling waste of a wilderness;

He encircled him; He cared for him;

He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:9 -

Who said of his father and his mother,

‘I did not consider them’;

And he did not recognize his brothers,

Nor did he know his own sons,

For they kept Your word,

And they observed H5341 Your covenant.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:9 - And the sons of Israel [fn]did things secretly which were not right against Yahweh their God. Moreover, they built for themselves high places in all their cities, from watchtower to fortified city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:8 - He struck the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:20 -

“Have I sinned? What have I done to You,

O watcher H5341 of men?

Why have You set me as Your target,

So that I am a burden to myself?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:18 -

“He has built his house like the [fn]moth,

Or as a hut which the watchman H5341 has made.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 12:7 -

You, O Yahweh, will keep them;

You will guard H5341 him from this generation forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:10 -


All the paths of Yahweh are lovingkindness and truth

To those who guard H5341 His covenant and His testimonies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:21 -


Let integrity and uprightness guard H5341 me,

For I hope in You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:23 -

Oh, love Yahweh, all you His holy ones!

Yahweh guards H5341 the faithful

But repays fully the one who acts in lofty pride.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:7 -

You are my hiding place; You guard H5341 me from trouble;

You surround me with [fn]songs of deliverance. Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:13 -


Guard H5341 your tongue from evil

And your lips from speaking deceit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 -

You, O Yahweh, will not withhold Your compassion from me;

[fn]Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually guard H5341 me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:7 -

He will sit enthroned before God forever;

Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may guard H5341 him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:1 -

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

Hear my voice, O God, in my [fn]complaint;

Guard H5341 my life from dread of the enemy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:7 -

That they should set their confidence in God

And not forget the deeds of God,

But observe H5341 His commandments,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:45 -

So that they might keep His statutes

And observe H5341 His laws,

[fn]Praise Yah!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:2 -

How blessed are those who observe H5341 His testimonies,

They seek Him with all their heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 -

Take away reproach and contempt from me,

For I observe H5341 Your testimonies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:33 -


Instruct me, O Yahweh, in the way of Your statutes,

That I may observe H5341 it to the end.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:34 -

Cause me to understand, that I may observe H5341 Your law

And keep it with all my heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:56 -

This has become mine,

[fn]That I observe H5341 Your precepts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:69 -

The arrogant have smeared me with lying;

With all my heart I will observe H5341 Your precepts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:100 -

I perceive more than the aged,

Because I have observed H5341 Your precepts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:115 -

Depart from me, evildoers,

That I may observe H5341 the commandments of my God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:129 -


Your testimonies are wonderful;

Therefore my soul observes H5341 them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:145 -


I called with all my heart; answer me, O Yahweh!

I will observe H5341 Your statutes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 -

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

Rescue me, O Yahweh, from evil men;

Guard H5341 me from violent men

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:4 -

Keep me, O Yahweh, from the hands of the wicked;

Guard H5341 me from violent men

Who [fn]give thought to [fn]trip up my steps.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:3 -

Set a guard, O Yahweh, [fn]over my mouth;

Keep H5341 watch H5341 over the door of my lips.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:8 -

To guard H5341 the paths of justice,

And He keeps the way of His holy ones.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:11 -

Discretion will keep you,

Discernment will guard H5341 you,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:1 -

My son, do not forget my [fn]law,

But let your heart guard H5341 my commandments;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:21 -

My son, let them not deviate from your eyes;

Guard H5341 sound wisdom and discretion,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:6 -

“Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;

Love her, and she will guard H5341 you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 -

Seize discipline; do not let go.

Guard H5341 her, for she is your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:23 -

Guard H5341 your heart with all diligence,

For from it flow the springs of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:2 -

That you may keep discretion

And that your lips may guard H5341 knowledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 -

My son, observe H5341 the commandment of your father

And do not abandon the [fn]law of your mother;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:10 -

And behold, a woman comes to meet him,

Dressed as a harlot and [fn]cunning H5341 of heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:3 -

The one who guards H5341 his mouth keeps his soul;

The one who opens wide his lips [fn]comes to ruin.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:6 -

Righteousness guards H5341 the [fn]one whose way is blameless,

But wickedness subverts the [fn]sinner.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:17 -

The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil;

He who guards H5341 his way keeps his [fn]soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:28 -

Lovingkindness and truth will guard H5341 the king,

And he upholds his throne by lovingkindness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:12 -

The eyes of Yahweh guard H5341 knowledge,

But He subverts the words of the treacherous one.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:26 -

Give your heart to me, my son,

And let your eyes [fn]delight in my ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:12 -

If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”

Does not He who weighs the hearts understand?

And does not He who guards H5341 your soul know?

And will not He [fn]render to man according to his work?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:18 -

He who guards H5341 the fig tree will eat its fruit,

And he who keeps watch for his master will be honored.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:7 -

He who observes H5341 the law is a son who understands,

But he who befriends gluttons humiliates his father.

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