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Lexicon :: Strong's H5401 - nāšaq

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [identical with נָשַׂק (H5400), through the idea of fastening up
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1435,1436

Strong’s Definitions

נָשַׁק nâshaq, naw-shak'; a primitive root (identical with H5400, through the idea of fastening up; compare H2388, H2836); to kiss, literally or figuratively (touch); also (as a mode of attachment), to equip with weapons:—armed (men), rule, kiss, that touched.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x

The KJV translates Strong's H5401 in the following manner: kiss (29x), armed (2x), kissed him (1x), armed men (1x), ruled (1x), touched (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x
The KJV translates Strong's H5401 in the following manner: kiss (29x), armed (2x), kissed him (1x), armed men (1x), ruled (1x), touched (1x).
  1. to put together, kiss

    1. (Qal) to kiss

    2. (Piel) to kiss

    3. (Hiphil) to touch gently

  2. to handle, be equipped with

    1. (Qal) to be equipped

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָשַׁק nâshaq, naw-shak'; a primitive root (identical with H5400, through the idea of fastening up; compare H2388, H2836); to kiss, literally or figuratively (touch); also (as a mode of attachment), to equip with weapons:—armed (men), rule, kiss, that touched.
STRONGS H5401: Abbreviations
† I. נָשַׁק verb kiss (Late Hebrew id., Assyrian našâku, Targum נְשֵׁיק, נְשַׁק, Syriac bdb067603, kiss (originally smell [bdb067604] according to LagNov. Psalt. Spec. 24 f.): Arabic bdb067605 is fasten together, arrange in order, Ethiopic bdb067606 participle ordine dispositus, apte sertus Di641, possibly akin to II. נשׁק); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נ׳ 1 Kings 19:18; 2 Samuel 15:5; 3rd person feminine singular נָֽשְׁקָה Proverbs 7:13; 3rd person plural נָשָׁ֑קוּ Psalm 85:11; Imperfect יִּשַּׁק Genesis 41:40, וַיִּשַּׁק Genesis 27:27 +; suffix יִשָּׁקֵ֫נִי Songs 1:2; 1st person singular cohortative אֶשֳּׁקָהֿ 1 Kings 19:20; 3rd person masculine plural יִשָּׁק֑וּן Hosea 13:2, etc.; Imperative וּשֲׁקָה Genesis 27:26; Infinitive construct נְשָׁקֿ 2 Samuel 20:9; — kiss, usually with לְ person: Genesis 27:26, 29; Genesis 50:1; Exodus 4:27 (all J), Genesis 48:10; Exodus 18:7 (both E), 2 Samuel 15:5; 2 Samuel 14:33; 2 Samuel 19:40; 2 Samuel 20:9; 1 Kings 19:20; Proverbs 7:13; Ruth 1:9, 4; so of idol-worship 1 Kings 19:18 (compare WeSkizzen iii. 105; Heid. 109), compare וַתִּשַּׁק יָדִי לְפִי Job 31:27 and my hand hath kissed my mouth; rarely with accusative of person 1 Samuel 20:41 (אִישׁ אֶתרֵֿעֵהוּ), suffix person 1 Samuel 10:1; Songs (+ מִגְּשִׁיקוֺת), Songs 8:1; also Genesis 33:4 וַֹיִֹּשָֹּׁקֵֹהֹוֹּ (J; Holz E; word suspicious, Di rejects); עֲגָלִים יִשּׁ׳ Hosea 13:2 claves do they kiss; שְׁפָתַיִם יִשָּׁ֑ק Proverbs 24:26 lips he kisses; absolute Psalm 85:11 (figurative, reciprocal). — עַלמִּֿיךָ יִשַּׁק Genesis 41:40 is dubious, Di. 'to thy mouth all my people shall yield' (fit, adapt themselves, compare Arabic √), so Kau BuhlLex, but this meaning uncertain, and text perhaps corrupt, see Di Holz).
Pi. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיְנַשֵּׁק Genesis 32:1 [Genesis 31:55]; Genesis 45:15, וַיְנַשֶּׁקֿ Genesis 29:13; Imperative masculine plural נַשְּׁקוּֿ Psalm 2:12; Infinitive construct נַשֵּׁק Genesis 31:28; — kiss = Qal: with לְ person Genesis 29:13(J), Genesis 31:28; Genesis 32:1 [Genesis 31:55; Genesis 45:15 (all E); נַשְּׁקובַֿר Psalm 2:12 is dubious, compare I. בַּר
Hiph. Participle מַשִּׁיקוֺתּ Ezekiel 3:13 of wings of cherubim, gently touching each other (with אֶלֿ).

† II. [נָשַׁק] verb exact meaning uncertain; probably either handle, or be equipped with (compare perhaps Arabic bdb067607 etc., below I. נשׁק); — only Qal Participle plural construct נשְׁקֵי : — קֶשֶׁת נ׳ 1 Chronicles 12:2 equipped with the bow, so 2 Chronicles 17:17 (+ מָגֵן); רוֺמֵי קֶשֶׁת נ׳ Psalm 78:9 is difficult, ר׳ appositive of נ׳ according to Hup-Now Bae and others (Ges§ 130 e); strike out רוֺמֵי as explanatory gloss Hup Hi Che Kau; strike out ver. as gloss Hup Kau Bae.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


27:26; 27:26; 27:27; 27:29; 29:13; 29:13; 31:28; 31:28; 31:55; 31:55; 33:4; 41:40; 41:40; 45:15; 45:15; 48:10; 50:1


4:27; 18:7


1:4; 1:9

1 Samuel

10:1; 20:41

2 Samuel

14:33; 15:5; 15:5; 19:40; 20:9; 20:9

1 Kings

19:18; 19:18; 19:20; 19:20

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles





2:12; 2:12; 78:9; 85:11; 85:11


7:13; 7:13; 24:26

Song of Songs

1:2; 8:1




13:2; 13:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5401 matches the Hebrew נָשַׁק (nāšaq),
which occurs 35 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:26 - And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss H5401 me, my son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:27 - And he came near, and kissed H5401 him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - And Jacob kissed H5401 Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed H5401 him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:28 - And hast not suffered me to kiss H5401 my sons and my daughters? thou hast now done foolishly in so doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed H5401 his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: H5401 and they wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: H5401 only in the throne will I be greater than thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:15 - Moreover he kissed H5401 all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed H5401 them, and embraced them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:1 - And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept upon him, and kissed H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:27 - And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed H5401 him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:9 - The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed H5401 them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed H5401 her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:1 - Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed H5401 him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed H5401 one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:33 - So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed H5401 Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:5 - And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:39 - And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed H5401 Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:20 - And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss H5401 my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:2 - They were armed H5401 with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:17 - And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him armed men H5401 with bow and shield two hundred thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:27 - And my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed H5401 my hand:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:12 - Kiss H5401 the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:9 - The children of Ephraim, being armed, H5401 and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:10 - Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed H5401 each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:13 - So she caught him, and kissed H5401 him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:26 - Every man shall kiss H5401 his lips that giveth a right answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - Let him kiss H5401 me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:1 - O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss H5401 thee; yea, I should not be despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:13 - I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched H5401 one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss H5401 the calves.
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