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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 - Then his father Isaac said to him, “Please come close and kiss H5401 me, my son.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:27 - So he came close and kissed H5401 him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said,
“See, the smell of my son
Is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - Then Jacob kissed H5401 Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - So when Laban heard the news of Jacob his sister’s son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed H5401 him and brought him to his house. Then he related to Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:28 - and did not allow me to kiss H5401 my sons and my daughters? Now you have done foolishly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - [fn]Early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed H5401 his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed H5401 him, and they wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - “You shall be over my house, and according to your [fn]command all my people shall [fn]do H5401 homage; H5401 only in the throne I will be greater than you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:15 - He kissed H5401 all his brothers and wept on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then [fn]Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed H5401 them and embraced them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:1 - Then Joseph fell on his father’s face, and wept over him and kissed H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:27 - Now the LORD said to Aaron, “Go to meet Moses in the wilderness.” So he went and met him at the mountain of God and kissed H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down and kissed H5401 him; and they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:9 - “May the LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.” Then she kissed H5401 them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed H5401 her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:1 - Then Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it on his head, kissed H5401 him and said, “Has not the LORD anointed you a ruler over His inheritance?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed H5401 each other and wept together, but David wept the more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:33 - So when Joab came to the king and told him, he called for Absalom. Thus he came to the king and prostrated himself on his face to the ground before the king, and the king kissed H5401 Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:5 - And when a man came near to prostrate himself before him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:39 - All the people crossed over the Jordan and the king crossed too. The king then kissed H5401 Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - Joab said to Amasa, “Is it well with you, my brother?” And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss H5401 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - “Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed H5401 him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:20 - He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, “Please let me kiss H5401 my father and my mother, then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:2 - They were equipped H5401 with bows, using both the right hand and the left to sling stones and to shoot arrows from the bow; they were Saul’s kinsmen from Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:17 - and of Benjamin, Eliada a valiant warrior, and with him 200,000 armed H5401 with bow and shield;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:27 - And my heart became secretly enticed,
And my hand [fn]threw H5401 a kiss H5401 from my mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:12 - [fn]Do H5401 homage H5401 to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may [fn]soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:9 - The sons of Ephraim [fn]were archers equipped H5401 with bows,
Yet they turned back in the day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:10 - Lovingkindness and [fn]truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed H5401 each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:13 - So she seizes him and kisses H5401 him
[fn]And with a brazen face she says to him:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:26 - He kisses H5401 the lips
Who gives [fn]a right answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - [fn]May he kiss H5401 me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:1 - “Oh that you were like a brother to me
Who nursed at my mother’s breasts.
If I found you outdoors, I would kiss H5401 you;
No one would despise me, either.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:13 - And I heard the sound of the wings of the living beings touching H5401 one another and the sound of the wheels beside them, even a great rumbling sound.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves molten images,
Idols [fn]skillfully made from their silver,
All of them the work of craftsmen.
They say of them, “Let the [fn]men who sacrifice kiss H5401 the calves!”
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