Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NASB20
Your Bible Version is the NASB20
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous Strongs NumberCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsRed Letter OnNext Strongs NumberRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H5422 - nāṯaṣ

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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 rather, you are to tear H5422 down H5422 their altars and smash their memorial stones, and cut down their [fn]Asherim
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - ‘Moreover, everything on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a [fn]stove shall be H5422 smashed H5422; they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:45 - The owner shall therefore tear H5422 down H5422 the house, its stones, its timbers, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall take them outside the city to an unclean place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - “But this is what you shall do to them: you shall tear H5422 down H5422 their altars, smash their memorial stones, cut their [fn]Asherim to pieces, and burn their carved images in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - “And you shall tear H5422 down H5422 their altars and smash their memorial stones to pieces, and burn their [fn]Asherim in the fire, and cut to pieces the carved images of their gods; and you shall eliminate their name from that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:2 - and as for you, you shall not make a covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear H5422 down H5422 their altars.’ But you have not [fn]obeyed Me; what is this thing that you have done?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - When the people of the city got up early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal had been torn H5422 down H5422, and the Asherah which had been beside it had been cut down, and the second bull had been offered on the altar which had been built.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:30 - Then the men of the city said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn H5422 down H5422 the altar of Baal, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah which was beside it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:31 - But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal, or will you save him? Whoever will contend for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, since someone has torn H5422 down H5422 his altar!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he named [fn]Gideon Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he had torn H5422 down H5422 his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:9 - So he said also to the men of [fn]Penuel, “When I return safely, I will tear H5422 down H5422 this tower.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:17 - And he tore H5422 down H5422 the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:45 - Abimelech fought against the city that whole day, and he captured the city and killed the people who were in it; then he tore H5422 down H5422 the city and sowed it with salt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:27 - They also tore H5422 down H5422 the memorial stone of Baal and tore H5422 down H5422 the house of Baal, and made it a latrine as it is to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:18 - And all the people of the land came to the house of Baal and tore H5422 it down H5422; they thoroughly smashed his altars and his images in pieces, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. Then the priest appointed sentries over the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:7 - And he tore H5422 down H5422 the cubicles of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the LORD, where the women were weaving [fn]hangings for the Asherah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:8 - Then he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he tore H5422 down H5422 the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one’s left at the city gate.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:12 - The king also tore H5422 down H5422 the altars that were on the roof, the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courtyards of the house of the LORD; and he [fn]smashed them there and threw their dust into the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:15 - Furthermore, the altar that was at Bethel and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who misled Israel into sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he tore H5422 down H5422. Then he burned the high place, ground the remains to dust, and burned the Asherah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:10 - So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the bodyguards tore H5422 down H5422 the walls around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:17 - And all the people went to the house of Baal and tore H5422 it down H5422, and they broke in pieces his altars and his images, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, broke the memorial stones in pieces, cut down the [fn]Asherim and pulled H5422 down H5422 the high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, until [fn]they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:3 - For he rebuilt the high places which his father Hezekiah had torn H5422 down H5422; he also set up altars for the Baals and made [fn]Asherim, and he worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - They tore H5422 down H5422 the altars of the Baals in his presence, and he chopped down the incense altars that were high above them; also he broke in pieces the Asherim, the carved images, and the cast metal images, and ground them to powder, and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - he also tore H5422 down H5422 the altars and crushed the [fn]Asherim and the carved images into powder, and chopped down all the incense altars throughout the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:19 - Then they burned the house of God and broke H5422 down H5422 the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its fortified buildings with fire and destroyed all its valuable articles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:10 - “He breaks H5422 me down H5422 on every side, and I am gone;
And He has uprooted my hope like a tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:5 - [fn]But God will break H5422 you down H5422 forever;
He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent,
And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 - God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break H5422 out H5422 the fangs of the young lions, LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:10 - Then you counted the houses of Jerusalem
And tore H5422 down H5422 houses to fortify the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:10 - “See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to tear H5422 down H5422,
To destroy and to overthrow,
To build and to plant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:26 - I looked, and behold, [fn]the fruitful land was a wilderness,
And all its cities were pulled H5422 down H5422
Before the LORD, before His fierce anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:7 - “At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot it, to tear H5422 it down H5422, or to destroy it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:28 - “And just as I have watched over them to uproot them, tear H5422 them down H5422, ruin, destroy, and bring disaster on them, so I will watch over them to build and to plant them,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:4 - “For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel says concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah which have been torn H5422 down H5422 to make a defense against the assault ramps and the sword:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:8 - The Chaldeans also burned the king’s palace and the houses of the people with fire, and they tore H5422 down H5422 the walls of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:14 - So the entire army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard tore H5422 down H5422 all the walls around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:39 - “I will also hand you over to [fn]your lovers, and they will tear down your shrines, demolish H5422 your high places, strip you of your clothing, take away your [fn]jewels, and will leave you naked and bare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:9 - “And he will direct the blow of his battering rams against your walls, and he will tear H5422 down H5422 your towers with his [fn]axes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - “Also they will take your riches as spoils and plunder your merchandise, tear down your walls and destroy H5422 your delightful houses, and [fn]throw your stones, your timbers, and your debris into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:6 - Who can stand before His indignation?
Who can endure the burning of His anger?
His wrath gushes forth like fire,
And the rocks are broken H5422 up H5422 by Him.
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NASB20

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search NASB20

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization