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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.
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 pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 - ‘Vengeance H5359 is Mine, and retribution,
In due time their foot will slip;
For the day of their calamity is near,
And the impending things are hastening upon them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 - If I sharpen My [fn]flashing sword,
And My hand takes hold on justice,
I will render vengeance H5359 on My adversaries,
And I will repay those who hate Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:43 - “Rejoice, O nations, with His people;
For He will avenge the blood of His servants,
And will render 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, “O Lord [fn]GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:10 - The righteous will rejoice when he sees the 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 spare in the day of vengeance. H5359
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 - For the LORD has a day of vengeance, H5359
A year of recompense 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 recompense of God will come,
But He will save you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 - “Your nakedness will be uncovered,
Your shame also will be exposed;
I will take vengeance H5359 and will not [fn]spare a man.”
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 mantle.
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 - “That it may cause wrath to come up to take vengeance, H5359
I have put her blood on the bare rock,
That it may not be covered.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:12 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, H5359 and has incurred grievous guilt, and avenged themselves upon them,”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:15 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and have taken vengeance H5359 with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,”
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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