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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 - 'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt and how I lifted you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:13 - "'These you are to detest from among the birds - they must not be eaten, because they are detestable: the griffon vulture, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:12 - These are the ones you may not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:49 - The LORD will raise up a distant nation against you, one from the other side of the earth as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:11 - Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, so the LORD spread out his wings and took him, he lifted him up on his pinions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:23 - Saul and Jonathan were greatly loved during their lives, and not even in their deaths were they separated. They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:26 - They glide by like reed boats, like an eagle that swoops down on its prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:27 - Is it at your command that the eagle soars, and builds its nest on high?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:5 - who satisfies your life with good things, so your youth is renewed like an eagle's.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:5 - When you gaze upon riches, they are gone, for they surely make wings for themselves, and fly off into the sky like an eagle!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:17 - The eye that mocks at a father and despises obeying a mother - the ravens of the valley will peck it out and the young vultures will eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:19 - the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship in the sea, and the way of a man with a woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:31 - But those who wait for the LORD's help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles' wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:13 - Look! The enemy is approaching like gathering clouds. The roar of his chariots is like that of a whirlwind. His horses move more swiftly than eagles." I cry out, "We are doomed, for we will be destroyed!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:40 - For the LORD says, "Look! Like an eagle with outspread wings a nation will swoop down on Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:16 - The terror you inspire in others and the arrogance of your heart have deceived you. You may make your home in the clefts of the rocks; you may occupy the highest places in the hills. But even if you made your home where the eagles nest, I would bring you down from there," says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:22 - Look! Like an eagle with outspread wings, a nation will soar up and swoop down on Bozrah. At that time the soldiers of Edom will be as fearful as a woman in labor."
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:19 - Those who pursued us were swifter than eagles in the sky. They chased us over the mountains; they ambushed us in the wilderness. ר (Resh)
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:10 - Their faces had this appearance: Each of the four had the face of a man, with the face of a lion on the right, the face of an ox on the left and also the face of an eagle.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 10:14 - Each of the cherubim had four faces: The first was the face of a cherub, the second that of a man, the third that of a lion, and the fourth that of an eagle.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:3 - Say to them: 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'A great eagle with broad wings, long feathers, with full plumage which was multi-hued, came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:7 - "'There was another great eagle with broad wings and thick plumage. Now this vine twisted its roots toward him and sent its branches toward him to be watered from the soil where it was planted.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:1 - Sound the alarm! An eagle looms over the temple of the LORD! For they have broken their covenant with me, and have rebelled against my law.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:4 - Even if you were to soar high like an eagle, even if you were to make your nest among the stars, I can bring you down even from there!" says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:16 - Shave your heads bald as you mourn for the children you love; shave your foreheads as bald as an eagle, for they are taken from you into exile.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:8 - Their horses are faster than leopards and more alert than wolves in the desert. Their horses gallop, their horses come a great distance; like a vulture they swoop down quickly to devour their prey.
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