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Lexicon :: Strong's H5359 - nāqām

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1413a

Strong’s Definitions

נָקָם nâqâm, naw-kawm'; from H5358; revenge:— avenged, quarrel, vengeance.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H5359 in the following manner: vengeance (15x), quarrel (1x), avenge (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H5359 in the following manner: vengeance (15x), quarrel (1x), avenge (1x).
  1. vengeance

    1. vengeance (by God, by Samson, by enemies of Judah)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָקָם nâqâm, naw-kawm'; from H5358; revenge:— avenged, quarrel, vengeance.
STRONGS H5359: Abbreviations
נָקָם noun masculine vengeance; — נ׳ Deuteronomy 32:35 + 14 times; construct נְקַם Leviticus 26:25; Judges 16:28; —
1. taken by God, absolute Ezekiel 24:8; Psalm 58:11; בְּדִית נ׳ vengeance of the covenant Leviticus 26:25 (H); יוֺם נקם Isaiah 34:8; Isaiah 61:2; Isaiah 63:4; בִּגְדֵי נ׳ Isaiah 59:17; לִי נָקָם וְשִׁלֵּם Deuteronomy 32:35; לקח נ׳ Isaiah 47:3; יבוא נ׳ Isaiah 35:4; with accusative adversary עשׂה נ׳ Micah 5:14; with לְ of adversary חשׁיב נ׳ Deuteronomy 32:41, 43.
2. Samson against Philistines, נקם נ׳ Judges 16:28.
3. enemies against Judah, absolute Ezekiel 25:12, 15; individual enemy יום נ׳ Proverbs 6:34.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:25; 26:25


32:35; 32:35; 32:41; 32:43


16:28; 16:28






34:8; 35:4; 47:3; 59:17; 61:2; 63:4


24:8; 25:12; 25:15



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5359 matches the Hebrew נָקָם (nāqām),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:25 - ‘I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance H5359 for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send a plague among you, so that you will be handed over to the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 -

‘Vengeance H5359 is Mine, and retribution;

In due time their foot will slip.

For the day of their disaster is near,

And the impending things are hurrying to them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 -

If I have sharpened [fn]My flashing sword,

And My hand has taken hold of justice,

I will return vengeance H5359 on My adversaries,

And I will repay those who hate Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:43 -

“Rejoice, you nations, with His people;

For He will avenge the blood of His servants,

And will return vengeance H5359 on His adversaries,

And will atone for His land and His people.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:28 -

Then Samson called to the LORD and said, “Lord [fn]GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:10 -

The righteous will rejoice when he sees vengeance H5359;

He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 -

For jealousy [fn]enrages a man,

And he will not have compassion on the day of vengeance H5359.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 -

For the LORD has a day of vengeance H5359,

A year of retribution for the [fn]cause of Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:4 -

Say to those with anxious heart,

“Take courage, fear not.

Behold, your God will come with vengeance H5359;

The retribution of God will come,

But He will save you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 -

“Your nakedness will be uncovered,

Your shame will also be exposed;

I will take vengeance H5359 and will not spare anyone.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:17 -

He put on righteousness like a breastplate,

And a helmet of salvation on His head;

And He put on garments of vengeance H5359 for clothing

And wrapped Himself with zeal as a cloak.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:2 -

To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD

And the day of vengeance H5359 of our God;

To comfort all who mourn,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:4 -

“For the day of vengeance H5359 was in My heart,

And My year of redemption has come.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:8 -

“So that it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance H5359,

I have put her blood on the bare rock,

So that it will not be covered.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:12 -

‘The Lord GOD says this: “Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance H5359, and has incurred great guilt, and avenged themselves upon them,”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:15 -

‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge, and have taken vengeance H5359 with malice in their souls to destroy with everlasting hostility,”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:15 -

“And I will execute vengeance H5359 in anger and wrath

On the nations which have not obeyed.”

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