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Lexicon :: Strong's H5404 - nešer

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to lacerate
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1437

Strong’s Definitions

נֶשֶׁר nesher, neh'-sher; from an unused root meaning to lacerate; the eagle (or other large bird of prey):—eagle.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H5404 in the following manner: eagle (26x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H5404 in the following manner: eagle (26x).
  1. eagle, vulture, griffon-vulture

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֶשֶׁר nesher, neh'-sher; from an unused root meaning to lacerate; the eagle (or other large bird of prey):—eagle.
STRONGS H5404: Abbreviations
נֶשֶׁר noun masculineDeuteronomy 32:11 griffon-vulture, eagle (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian našru; Targum נַשְׁרָא; Syriac bdb067608 Arabic bdb067609 vulture (Lane2780), vulgar bdb067610 Ethiopic bdb067611 Di641; Sabean נסר proper name, of deity, and ביתן נסר DHMZMG. xxix (1875), 600; xxxvii (1883), 356); — absolute נ׳ Hosea 8:1 +; נָ֑שֶׁר Deuteronomy 28:49 +; plural נְשָׁרִים 2 Samuel 1:23 +, construct נִשְׁרֵי Lamentations 4:19; — sometimes (perhaps not always) the griffon-vulture (TristrNHB 172 ff. DrDeuteronomy 14:12 NowArchi i. 84 Lane2780), Micah 1:16 (bald, in simile) flying swiftly to pery Habakkuk 1:8; Job 9:26, compare Proverbs 30:17 (בְּנֵינֿ׳, unclean Leviticus 11:13; Deuteronomy 14:12; soaring Job 30:27, also in simile Proverbs 23:5; Isaiah 40:31; Obadiah 4, building nest high Jeremiah 49:16 (compare also Job 39:27); as swift also 2 Samuel 1:23, especially of Babylonian and Assyr. invader Jeremiah 4:13; Lamentations 4:19, compare Hosea 8:1; Deuteronomy 28:49; Jeremiah 48:40; Jeremiah 49:22 (all in comparisons), הַנֶּשֶׁר הַגָּדוֺל Ezekiel 17:3 (figurativeof Nebuch.), Ezekiel 17:7 (figurative of king of Egypt); leaving no trace of light Proverbs 30:19; as renewing youth (by moulting) Psalm 103:5; as training and supporting its young Exodus 19:4 (E), Deuteronomy 32:11 (song); נ'פְּנֵי of cherubim in vision Ezekiel 1:10; Ezekiel 10:4. — Only Micah 1:16 seems to compel reference to vulture (on eating fresh carrion by eagles see references in DiLeviticus 11:13), and נ׳ may be a more comprehensive word, including both vulture and eagle.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H5403.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




11:13; 11:13


14:12; 14:12; 28:49; 28:49; 32:11; 32:11

2 Samuel

1:23; 1:23


9:26; 30:27; 39:27




23:5; 30:17; 30:19




4:13; 48:40; 49:16; 49:22


4:19; 4:19


1:10; 10:4; 17:3; 17:7


8:1; 8:1




1:16; 1:16



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5404 matches the Hebrew נֶשֶׁר (nešer),
which occurs 26 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:4 - Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' H5404 wings, and brought you unto myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:13 - And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, H5404 and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:12 - But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, H5404 and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:49 - The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle H5404 flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:11 - As an eagle H5404 stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:23 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, H5404 they were stronger than lions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:26 - They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle H5404 that hasteth to the prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:27 - Doth the eagle H5404 mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:5 - Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. H5404
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle H5404 toward heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:17 - The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles H5404 shall eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:19 - The way of an eagle H5404 in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; H5404 they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:13 - Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. H5404 Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:40 - For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, H5404 and shall spread his wings over Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:16 - Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, H5404 I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:22 - Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, H5404 and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:19 - Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles H5404 of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:10 - As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. H5404
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 10:14 - And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. H5404
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:3 - And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle H5404 with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:7 - There was also another great eagle H5404 with great wings and many feathers: and, behold, this vine did bend her roots toward him, and shot forth her branches toward him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:1 - Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle H5404 against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:4 - Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, H5404 and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:16 - Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; H5404 for they are gone into captivity from thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:8 - Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle H5404 that hasteth to eat.
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