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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 - And I will bring the sword on you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 - It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 - when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:43 - Rejoice, you nations, with his people,[fn][fn] for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:28 - Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:10 - The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 - For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:4 - say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 - Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:17 - He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:2 - to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:4 - It was for me the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:8 - To stir up wrath and take revenge I put her blood on the bare rock, so that it would not be covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:12 - “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because Edom took revenge on Judah and became very guilty by doing so,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:15 - “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with malice in their hearts, and with ancient hostility sought to destroy Judah,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:15 - I will take vengeance in anger and wrath on the nations that have not obeyed me.”
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