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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, “Come near now and kiss me, my son.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:27 - And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and blessed him and said:

“Surely, 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 Rachel, and lifted up his voice and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - Then it came to pass, when Laban heard the report about Jacob his sister’s son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him, and brought him to his house. So he told Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:28 - “And you did not allow me to kiss my sons and my daughters. Now you have done foolishly in so doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - And early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - “You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:15 - Moreover he kissed all his brothers and wept over them, and after that his brothers talked with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now the eyes of Israel were dim with age, so that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them near him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:1 - Then Joseph fell on his father’s face, and wept over him, and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:27 - And the LORD said to Aaron, “Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.” So he went and met him on the mountain of God, and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, bowed down, and kissed him. And they asked each other about their well-being, and they went into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:9 - “The LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.” So she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:1 - Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: “Is it not because the LORD has anointed you commander over His inheritance?[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - As soon as the lad had gone, David arose from a place toward the south, fell on his face to the ground, and bowed down three times. And they kissed one another; and they wept together, but David more so.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:33 - So Joab went 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. Then the king kissed Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:5 - And so it was, whenever anyone came near to bow down to him, that he would put out his hand and take him and kiss him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:39 - Then all the people went over the Jordan. And when the king had crossed over, the king kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his own place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - Then Joab said to Amasa, “Are you in health, my brother?” And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - “Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:20 - And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and 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 - armed with bows, using both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows with the bow. They were of Benjamin, Saul’s brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:17 - Of Benjamin: Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him two hundred thousand men armed with bow and shield;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:27 - So that my heart has been secretly enticed,
And my mouth has kissed my hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:12 - Kiss the Son,[fn] lest He[fn] be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:9 - The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows,
Turned back in the day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:10 - Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:13 - So she caught him and kissed him;
With an impudent face she said to him:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:26 - He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - The Shulamite[fn]
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
For your[fn] love is better than wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:1 - Oh, that you were like my brother,
Who nursed at my mother’s breasts!
If I should find you outside,
I would kiss you;
I would not be despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:13 - I also heard the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels beside them, and a great thunderous noise.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - Now they sin more and more,
And have made for themselves molded images,
Idols of their silver, according to their skill;
All of it is the work of craftsmen.
They say of them,
“Let the men who sacrifice[fn] kiss the calves!”
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