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Lexicon :: Strong's H5381 - nāśaḡ

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Strong’s Definitions

נָשַׂג nâsag, naw-sag'; a primitive root; to reach (literally or figuratively):—ability, be able, attain (unto), (be able to, can) get, lay at, put, reach, remove, wax rich, × surely, (over-) take (hold of, on, upon).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's H5381 in the following manner: overtake (23x), hold (5x), get (3x), get (with H3027) (3x), attain (2x), obtain (2x), reach (2x), ability (with H3027) (1x), able (1x), able (with H1767) (1x), bring (1x), layeth (1x), put (1x), remove (1x), wax rich (1x), surely (1x), take (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's H5381 in the following manner: overtake (23x), hold (5x), get (3x), get (with H3027) (3x), attain (2x), obtain (2x), reach (2x), ability (with H3027) (1x), able (1x), able (with H1767) (1x), bring (1x), layeth (1x), put (1x), remove (1x), wax rich (1x), surely (1x), take (1x).
  1. to reach, overtake, take hold upon

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to overtake

      2. to reach, attain to, cause to reach

      3. to be able to secure, reach, have enough

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָשַׂג nâsag, naw-sag'; a primitive root; to reach (literally or figuratively):—ability, be able, attain (unto), (be able to, can) get, lay at, put, reach, remove, wax rich, × surely, (over-) take (hold of, on, upon).
STRONGS H5381: Abbreviations
† [נָשַׂג] verb only Hiph. reach, overtake (Ecclesiasticus 14:13 והשיגת ידך, Ecclesiasticus 35:10 ובהשגת יד (compare Schechter on Ecclesiasticus 14:13), compare 3 below; ישיג מענה Ecclesiasticus 32:14 shall obtain an answer; —
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְהִשִּׂיג consecutive Leviticus 25:6, suffix וְהִשִּׂיגוֺ consecutive Deuteronomy 19:6; 2nd person masculine singular suffix וְהִשַּׂגְתָּם consecutive Genesis 44:4, etc.; Imperfect יַשִּׂיג Leviticus 26:5, וַיַּשֵּׂג Genesis 31:25, suffix וַיַּשִּׂגֵם Genesis 44:26, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַשֵּׂג 1 Samuel 30:8; Participle מַשִּׂיג 1 Samuel 14:26, suffix מַשִּׂיגֵ֫הוּ Job 41:18; feminine מַשֶּׂגֶת Leviticus 14:21; 1 Chronicles 21:12 (but read וְאִם הֱיוֺת as || 2 Samuel 24:13 WeSm Kit); —
1. overtake, with accusative, often after רָדַף :
a. literal Genesis 31:25 (E), Genesis 44:4, 6 (J), Exodus 14:9 (P), Exodus 15:9 (song), Deuteronomy 19:6; Joshua 2:5 (JE), 1 Samuel 30:8 (3 times in verse); 2 Samuel 15:14; 2 Kings 25:5 = Jeremiah 39:5 = Jeremiah 52:8, Hosea 2:9, compare Psalm 7:6; Psalm 18:38 (וָאַשְׁמִידֵם in || 2 Samuel 22:38), Lamentations 1:3 (metaphor).
b. figurative of battle Hosea 10:9, sword Jeremiah 42:16; on 1 Chronicles 21:12 see above; of blessings Deuteronomy 28:2, curses Deuteronomy 28:15; Deuteronomy 28:45, predictions Zechariah 1:6, justice Isaiah 59:9, wrath of י׳ Psalm 69:25, iniquities Psalm 40:13, calamities Job 27:20.
a. reach, attain to, Job 41:18 (if one) reach it (crocodile) with the sword (2 accusative); figurative paths of life Proverbs 2:19, joy, etc., Isaiah 35:10; also Isaiah 51:11 (CheHpt יַשִּׂיגוּם, for MT יַשִּׂיגוּן; PerlesAnalekten 64 יִשְׂגּוּן, from שׂגה); of time Genesis 47:9 my days have not reached the days...of my fathers, compare Leviticus 26:5 (twice in verse).
b. cause to reach, bring, put, מַשִּׂיג יָדוֺ אֶלמִּֿיו 1 Samuel 14:26 no one put his hand to his mouth, but read מֵשִׁיב Greek Version of the LXX Targum Klo Dr Bu Kit HPS Löhr.
3. figurative הִשִּׁיגָה יָדוֺ one's hand has reached, i.e. one is able, or has enough, Leviticus 5:11 (with לְ), Leviticus 14:21; Leviticus 25:26, 49; with accusative = able to secure, get Leviticus 14:22, 30, 31, 32; Leviticus 27:8; Numbers 6:21 (all P), Ezekiel 46:7; absolute = gain (riches) Leviticus 25:47 (H). — Job 24:2 see סוּג.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:25; 31:25; 44:4; 44:4; 44:6; 44:26; 47:9


14:9; 15:9


5:11; 14:21; 14:21; 14:22; 14:30; 14:31; 14:32; 25:6; 25:26; 25:47; 25:49; 26:5; 26:5; 27:8




19:6; 19:6; 28:2; 28:15; 28:45



1 Samuel

14:26; 14:26; 30:8; 30:8

2 Samuel

15:14; 22:38; 24:13

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

21:12; 21:12


24:2; 27:20; 41:18; 41:18


7:6; 18:38; 40:13; 69:25




35:10; 51:11; 59:9


39:5; 42:16; 52:8






2:9; 10:9



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5381 matches the Hebrew נָשַׂג (nāśaḡ),
which occurs 50 times in 47 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:25 -

When Laban overtook Jacob, Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban and his relatives also pitched their tents in the hill country of Gilead.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 -

They had not gone very far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, “Get up. Pursue the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:6 -

When he overtook them, he said these words to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:9 -

Jacob said to Pharaoh, “My pilgrimage has lasted 130 years. My years have been few and hard, and they have not reached the years of my ancestors during their pilgrimages.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:9 -

The Egyptians ​— ​all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, his horsemen,[fn] and his army ​— ​chased after them and caught up with them as they camped by the sea beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 -

The enemy said:

“I will pursue, I will overtake,

I will divide the spoil.

My desire will be gratified at their expense.

I will draw my sword;

my hand will destroy[fn] them.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:11 -

“But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts[fn] of fine flour[fn] as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:21 -

“But if he is poor and cannot afford these, he is to take one male lamb for a guilt offering to be presented in order to make atonement for him, along with two quarts[fn] of fine flour mixed with olive oil for a grain offering, one-third of a quart of olive oil,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:22 -

“and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whatever he can afford, one to be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:30 -

“He is to then sacrifice one type of what he can afford, either the turtledoves or young pigeons,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:31 -

“one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, sacrificing what he can afford together with the grain offering. In this way the priest will make atonement before the LORD for the one to be cleansed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:32 -

“This is the law for someone who has[fn] a skin disease and cannot afford the cost of his cleansing.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:26 -

“If a man has no family redeemer, but he prospers[fn] and obtains enough to redeem his land,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:47 -

“If an alien or temporary resident living among you prospers, but your brother living near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the alien living among you, or to a member of the resident alien’s clan,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 -

“His uncle or cousin may redeem him, or any of his close relatives from his clan may redeem him. If he prospers, he may redeem himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:5 -

“Your threshing will continue until grape harvest, and the grape harvest will continue until sowing time; you will have plenty of food to eat and live securely in your land.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:8 -

“But if one is too poor to pay the assessment, he is to present the person before the priest and the priest will set a value for him. The priest will set a value for him according to what the one making the vow can afford.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:21 -

“These are the instructions about the Nazirite who vows his offering to the LORD for his consecration, in addition to whatever else he can afford; he must fulfill whatever vow he makes in keeping with the instructions for his consecration.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 -

“Otherwise, the avenger of blood in the heat of his anger[fn] might pursue the one who committed manslaughter, overtake him because the distance is great, and strike him dead. Yet he did not deserve to die,[fn] since he did not previously hate his neighbor.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:2 -

“All these blessings will come and overtake you, because you obey the LORD your God:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:15 -

“But if you do not obey the LORD your God by carefully following all his commands and statutes I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overtake you:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:45 -

“All these curses will come, pursue, and overtake you until you are destroyed, since you did not obey the LORD your God and keep the commands and statutes he gave you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 -

“At nightfall, when the city gate was about to close, the men went out, and I don’t know where they were going. Chase after them quickly, and you can catch up with them! ”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:26 -

When the troops entered the forest, they saw the flow of honey, but none of them ate any of it[fn] because they feared the oath.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:8 -

and David asked the LORD, “Should I pursue these raiders? Will I overtake them? ”

The LORD replied to him, “Pursue them, for you will certainly overtake them and rescue the people.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 -

David said to all the servants with him in Jerusalem, “Get up. We have to flee, or we will not escape from Absalom! Leave quickly, or he will overtake us quickly, heap disaster on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:5 -

the Chaldean army pursued him and overtook him in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah’s entire army left him and scattered.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:12 -

“three years of famine, or three months of devastation by your foes with the sword of your enemy overtaking you, or three days of the sword of the LORD ​— ​a plague on the land, the angel of the LORD bringing destruction to the whole territory of Israel.’ Now decide what answer I should take back to the one who sent me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 -

The wicked displace boundary markers.

They steal a flock and provide pasture for it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:20 -

Terrors overtake him like a flood;

a storm wind sweeps him away at night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:26 -

The sword that reaches him will have no effect,

nor will a spear, dart, or arrow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 -

may an enemy pursue and overtake me;

may he trample me to the ground

and leave my honor in the dust.Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:37 -

I pursue my enemies and overtake them;

I do not turn back until they are wiped out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:12 -

For troubles without number have surrounded me;

my iniquities have overtaken me; I am unable to see.

They are more than the hairs of my head,

and my courage leaves me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:24 -

Pour out your rage on them,

and let your burning anger overtake them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:19 -

None return who go to her;

none reach the paths of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:10 -

and the ransomed of the LORD will return

and come to Zion with singing,

crowned with unending joy.

Joy and gladness will overtake them,

and sorrow and sighing will flee.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:11 -

And the ransomed of the LORD will return

and come to Zion with singing,

crowned with unending joy.

Joy and gladness will overtake them,

and sorrow and sighing will flee.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:9 -

Therefore justice is far from us,

and righteousness does not reach us.

We hope for light, but there is darkness;

for brightness, but we live in the night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:5 -

However, the Chaldean army pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. They arrested him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon’s king, at Riblah in the land of Hamath. The king passed sentence on him there.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:16 -

“then the sword you fear will overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine you are worried about will follow on your heels[fn] there to Egypt, and you will die there.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:8 -

The Chaldean army pursued the king and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. Zedekiah’s entire army left him and scattered.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:3 -

Judah has gone into exile

following[fn] affliction and harsh slavery;

she lives among the nations

but finds no place to rest.

All her pursuers have overtaken her

in narrow places.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:7 -

“He will provide a grain offering of half a bushel with the bull, half a bushel with the ram, and whatever he can afford with the lambs, together with a gallon of oil for every half bushel.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:7 -

She will pursue her lovers but not catch them;

she will look for them but not find them.

Then she will think,

“I will go back to my former husband,

for then it was better for me than now.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:9 -

Israel, you have sinned

since the days of Gibeah;

they have taken their stand there.

Will not war against the unjust

overtake them in Gibeah?

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:6 -

“But didn’t my words and my statutes that I commanded my servants the prophets overtake your ancestors? ’ ”

So the people repented and said, “As the LORD of Armies decided to deal with us for our ways and our deeds, so he has dealt with us.”

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