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Lexicon :: Strong's H5422 - nāṯaṣ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1446

Strong’s Definitions

נָתַץ nâthats, naw-thats'; a primitive root; to tear down:—beat down, break down (out), cast down, destroy, overthrow, pull down, throw down.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H5422 in the following manner: break down (22x), throw down (5x), destroy (5x), cast down (3x), beat down (3x), pull down (2x), break out (1x), overthrow (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H5422 in the following manner: break down (22x), throw down (5x), destroy (5x), cast down (3x), beat down (3x), pull down (2x), break out (1x), overthrow (1x).
  1. to pull down, break down, cast down, throw down, beat down, destroy, overthrow, break out (teeth)

    1. (Qal)

      1. to pull down

      2. to break down, break off

    2. (Niphal) to be pulled or broken down

    3. (Piel) to tear down

    4. (Pual) to be torn down

    5. (Hophal) to be broken, be broken down

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָתַץ nâthats, naw-thats'; a primitive root; to tear down:—beat down, break down (out), cast down, destroy, overthrow, pull down, throw down.
STRONGS H5422: Abbreviations
נָתַץ verb pull down, break down (Late Hebrew Hoph., and derivatives; compare perhaps Ethiopic bdb068301 (with transposition and weakening of sibilant), destruere, demoliri, excidere Di634); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נ׳ Judges 6:30 +, 3rd person plural נָֽתְצוּ 2 Kings 25:10; Jeremiah 52:14, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִתֹּץ Ezekiel 26:9 + Ezekiel 26:12 (Co, for MT יִתְּצוּ); וַיִּתֹּץ Judges 9:45; 2 Kings 23:7; suffix יִתְּצֵנִי Job 19:10, יִתָּצְךָ Psalm 52:7; 1st person singular אֶתֹּץ Judges 8:9; 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּתְּצוּ 2 Kings 10:27 (twice in verse); 2nd person masculine plural תִּתֹּ֑צוּ Deuteronomy 7:5, תִּתֹּצ֑וּן Exodus 34:13; Judges 2:2; וַתִּתְֿצוּ Isaiah 22:2, etc.; Imperative נְתֹץ Psalm 58:7; Infinitive construct לִנְתֿוֺץ Jeremiah 1:10; Jeremiah 18:7, לִנְתֹֿץ Jeremiah 31:28 (on תֿ see Ges§ 45 g); Passive participle plural הַנְּתֻצִים Jeremiah 33:4; —
1. literally pull down a structure (accusative): altar Judges 2:2; Judges 6:30, 31, 32; Exodus 34:13 (J), Deuteronomy 7:5; 2 Kings 23:12; high place (במה) 2 Kings 23:8, בָּמָה + מִזְבֵּחַ 2 Kings 23:15; מַצֵּבָה 2 Kings 10:27; בֵּית הַבַּעַל 2 Kings 10:27; 2 Kings 11:18 2 Chronicles 23:17, compare 2 Kings 23:7; a tower Judges 8:9, 17, compare Ezekiel 26:9 (בְּחַרְבוֺתָיו); (any) house Isaiah 22:10; Ezekiel 26:12; Leviticus 14:45, so הַנְּחֻצִים Jeremiah 33:4 (strangely + אֶל, compare Gf Gie); city-wall Jeremiah 39:8; 2 Kings 25:10 = Jeremiah 52:14; city Judges 9:45.
2. figurative:
a. pull down a nation, break its power, וּלְהַאֲבִיד וְלִנְתוֺשׁ וְלִנ׳ (וְלַהֲרוֺס) (object not expressed) Jeremiah 1:10 (so Ecclus 49:7b), = Jeremiah 18:7, compare Jeremiah 31:18.
b. an individual, subject God, יִתְּצֵנִי סָבִיב Job 19:10, יִתָּצְךָ Psalm 52:7.
c. jaw-teeth of lions (metaphor) Psalm 58:7 (break down, break off, so only here, but see נָתַע).
Niph. be pulled, broken, down: Perfect 3rd person plural י׳ מִפְּנֵי נִתְּצוּ Jeremiah 4:26 (of cities), so מִמֶּנּוּ נ׳ Nahum 1:6 (of rocks).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִתַּץ 2 Chronicles 33:3; 3rd person plural וְנִתְּצוּ Ezekiel 16:39 (consecutive); 2nd person masculine plural וְנִתַּצְתֶּם Deuteronomy 12:3; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיְנַתֵּץ 2 Chronicles 34:7; 3rd person masculine plural וַיְנַתְּצוּ 2 Chronicles 31:1 + 2 times; — tear down (chiefly late): with accusative altars Deuteronomy 12:3, + בָּמוֺת 2 Chronicles 31:1, + הַחַמָּנִים, etc., 2 Chronicles 34:4, + אֲשֵׁרִים 2 Chronicles 34:7; בָּמוֺת alone 2 Chronicles 33:3, רָמֹתַיִךְ Ezekiel 16:39; city wall 2 Chronicles 36:19.
Pu. be torn down: Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נֻתַּץ Judges 6:28 (of altar + אֲשֵׁרָה).
Hoph. (or Qal passive Ges§ 53 u) be broken down, broken, only Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular ייֻתָּ֑ץ Leviticus 11:35 (of תַּנּוּר, see Dr-WhHpt, and כִּירַיִם, see above).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


34:13; 34:13


11:35; 14:45


7:5; 7:5; 12:3; 12:3


2:2; 2:2; 6:28; 6:30; 6:30; 6:31; 6:32; 8:9; 8:9; 8:17; 9:45; 9:45

2 Kings

10:27; 10:27; 10:27; 11:18; 23:7; 23:7; 23:8; 23:12; 23:15; 25:10; 25:10

2 Chronicles

23:17; 31:1; 31:1; 33:3; 33:3; 34:4; 34:7; 34:7; 36:19


19:10; 19:10


52:7; 52:7; 58:7; 58:7


22:2; 22:10


1:10; 1:10; 4:26; 18:7; 18:7; 31:18; 31:28; 33:4; 33:4; 39:8; 52:14; 52:14


16:39; 16:39; 26:9; 26:9; 26:12; 26:12




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5422 matches the Hebrew נָתַץ (nāṯaṣ),
which occurs 42 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:13 - But ye shall destroy H5422 their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: H5422 for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:45 - And he shall break down H5422 the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy H5422 their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - And ye shall overthrow H5422 their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:2 - And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down H5422 their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, H5422 and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:30 - Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down H5422 the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:31 - And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down H5422 his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down H5422 his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:9 - And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down H5422 this tower.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:17 - And he beat down H5422 the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:45 - And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was therein, and beat down H5422 the city, and sowed it with salt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:27 - And they brake down H5422 the image of Baal, and brake down H5422 the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:18 - And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal, and brake it down; H5422 his altars and his images brake they in pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:7 - And he brake down H5422 the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:8 - And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down H5422 the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:12 - And the altars that were on the top of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD, did the king beat down, H5422 and brake them down from thence, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:15 - Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, H5422 and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:10 - And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down H5422 the walls of Jerusalem round about.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:17 - Then all the people went to the house of Baal, and brake it down, H5422 and brake his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down H5422 the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:3 - For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, H5422 and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - And they brake down H5422 the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - And when he had broken down H5422 the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:19 - And they burnt the house of God, and brake down H5422 the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:10 - He hath destroyed H5422 me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:5 - God shall likewise destroy H5422 thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 - Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out H5422 the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:10 - And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down H5422 to fortify the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:10 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, H5422 and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:26 - I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down H5422 at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:7 - At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, H5422 and to destroy it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:28 - And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, H5422 and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:4 - For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down H5422 by the mounts, and by the sword;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:8 - And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down H5422 the walls of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:14 - And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down H5422 all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:39 - And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down H5422 thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:9 - And he shall set engines of war against thy walls, and with his axes he shall break down H5422 thy towers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy H5422 thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:6 - Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down H5422 by him.
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