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Lexicon :: Strong's H5391 - nāšaḵ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1430,1430b

Strong’s Definitions

נָשַׁךְ nâshak, naw-shak'; a primitive root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan:—bite, lend upon usury.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H5391 in the following manner: bite (14x), lend upon usury (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H5391 in the following manner: bite (14x), lend upon usury (2x).
  1. to bite

    1. (Qal) to bite

    2. (Piel) to bite

  2. to pay, give interest, lend for interest or usury

    1. (Qal) to give interest

    2. (Hiphil) to make to give interest

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָשַׁךְ nâshak, naw-shak'; a primitive root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan:—bite, lend upon usury.
STRONGS H5391: Abbreviations
נָשַׁךְ verb bite (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew, but also transposed נְכַשׁ Hiph.); Assyrian našâku DlHWB 486; Targum נְכֵית (especially of snakes); Syriac bdb067501, bdb067502; Ethiopic bdb067503 Di642; BaZMG xliii (1889), 188 compare Arabic bdb067504, undo threads, untwist rope, disintegrate, dissolve); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נָשַׁךְ Numbers 21:9, suffix וּנְשָׁכוֺ consecutive Amos 5:19, וּנְשָׁכָם consecutive Amos 9:3; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשֹּׁךְ Ecclesiastes 10:11, יִשָּׁ֑ךְ Proverbs 23:32, suffix יִשְּׁכֶנּוּ Ecclesiastes 10:8; Participle active נשֵׁךְ Genesis 49:17; plural נשְׁכִים Micah 3:5, suffix נשְׁכֶיךָ Habakkuk 2:7; passive נָשׁוּךְ Numbers 21:8; — bite, chiefly of serpent, with accusative, Amos 5:19; Amos 9:3; Genesis 49:17 (poem in J), Numbers 21:8 (passive participle, absolute), Numbers 21:9, Ecclesiastes 10:8 also Ecclesiastes 10:11 (absolute), Proverbs 23:32 (simile of wine); figurative of prophets בְּשִׁנֵּיהֶם הַנּ׳ Micah 3:5 who are biting with their teeth, and crying, Peace! figurative of oppression, etc., נשְׁכֶיךָ Habakkuk 2:7 (with play on sense thy debtors, those that give thee interest).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person plural וְנִשְּׁכוּ אֶתְכֶם Jeremiah 8:17 and they shall bite you fatally (figurative); Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural וַיְנַשְּׁכוּ אֶתהָֿעָם Numbers 21:5 and they bit the people fatally (both of serpents).

† [נָשַׁךְ] verb denominative pay, give interest (compare GerberVerba denom. 89); —
Qal Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשָּׁ֑ךְ Deuteronomy 23:20 interest of anything off which one giveth interest (compare Dr).
Hiph. make one give interest; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תַּשִּׁיךְ Deuteronomy 23:20)+ accusative of congnate meaning with verb) Deuteronomy 23:21 (twice in verse); all with לְ person
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:17; 49:17


21:5; 21:8; 21:8; 21:9; 21:9


23:20; 23:20; 23:21


23:32; 23:32


10:8; 10:8; 10:11; 10:11




5:19; 5:19; 9:3; 9:3


3:5; 3:5


2:7; 2:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5391 matches the Hebrew נָשַׁךְ (nāšaḵ),
which occurs 16 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:17 - Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth H5391 the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit H5391 the people; and much people of Israel died.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:8 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, H5391 when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten H5391 any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:19 - Thou shalt not lend upon usury H5391 to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: H5391
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:20 - Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; H5391 but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: H5391 that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:32 - At the last it biteth H5391 like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite H5391 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:11 - Surely the serpent will bite H5391 without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:17 - For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite H5391 you, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit H5391 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:3 - And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite H5391 them:
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 - Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite H5391 with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:7 - Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite H5391 thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
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