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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 - Then Laban overtook H5381 Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 - And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake H5381 them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:6 - And he overtook H5381 them, and he spake unto them these same words.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:9 - And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained H5381 unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:9 - But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook H5381 them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, H5381 I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:11 - But if he be not able to bring H5381 two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:21 - And if he be poor, and cannot get H5381 so much; then he shall take one lamb for a trespass offering to be waved, to make an atonement for him, and one tenth deal of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering, and a log of oil;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:22 - And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; H5381 and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:30 - And he shall offer the one of the turtledoves, or of the young pigeons, such as he can get; H5381
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:31 - Even such as he is able to get, H5381 the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, with the meat offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for him that is to be cleansed before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:32 - This is the law of him in whom is the plague of leprosy, whose hand is not able to get H5381 that which pertaineth to his cleansing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:26 - And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able H5381 to redeem it;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:47 - And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich H5381 by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, H5381 he may redeem himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:5 - And your threshing shall reach H5381 unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach H5381 unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:8 - But if he be poorer than thy estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to his ability H5381 that vowed shall the priest value him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:21 - This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, and of his offering unto the LORD for his separation, beside that that his hand shall get: H5381 according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake H5381 him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:2 - And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake H5381 thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:15 - But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake H5381 thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:45 - Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake H5381 thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 - And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake H5381 them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:26 - And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put H5381 his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:8 - And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake H5381 them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely H5381 overtake H5381 them, and without fail recover all.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake H5381 us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:5 - And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook H5381 him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:12 - Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh H5381 thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 - Some remove H5381 the landmarks; they violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:20 - Terrors take hold H5381 on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:26 - The sword of him that layeth H5381 at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take H5381 it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:37 - I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken H5381 them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:12 - For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold H5381 upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:24 - Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold H5381 of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:19 - None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold H5381 of the paths of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:10 - And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain H5381 joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:11 - Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain H5381 gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:9 - Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake H5381 us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:5 - But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook H5381 Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:16 - Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake H5381 you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:8 - But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook H5381 Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:3 - Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook H5381 her between the straits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:7 - And he shall prepare a meat offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain H5381 unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:7 - And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake H5381 them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:9 - O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake H5381 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:6 - But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold H5381 of your fathers? and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.
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