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Lexicon :: Strong's H5422 - nāṯaṣ

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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 rather, you are to tear H5422 down H5422 their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their [fn]Asherim
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - ‘Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a [fn]stove shall be smashed; H5422 they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:45 - “He shall therefore tear H5422 down H5422 the house, its stones, and 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 thus you shall do to them: you shall tear H5422 down H5422 their altars, and smash their sacred pillars, and hew down their [fn]Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - “You shall tear H5422 down H5422 their altars and smash their sacred pillars and burn their [fn]Asherim with fire, and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods and obliterate their name from that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:2 - and as for you, you shall make no 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 you have done?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was torn H5422 down, H5422 and the Asherah which was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was 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 deliver him? Whoever will [fn]plead for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because someone has torn H5422 down H5422 his altar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he named him 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 spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, “When I return safely, I will tear H5422 down H5422 this tower.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:17 - 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 all that day, and he captured the city and killed the people who were in it; then he razed H5422 the city and sowed it with salt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:27 - They also broke H5422 down H5422 the sacred pillar of Baal and broke H5422 down H5422 the house of Baal, and made it a latrine to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:18 - All the people of the land went to the house of Baal, and tore H5422 it down; H5422 his altars and his images they broke in pieces thoroughly, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed [fn]officers over the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:7 - He also broke H5422 down H5422 the houses 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 broke H5422 down H5422 the high places of the gates which 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 altars which 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 courts of the house of the LORD, the king broke H5422 down; H5422 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 made Israel sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke H5422 down. H5422 Then he [fn]demolished its stones, ground them 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 guard broke 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 pillars in pieces, cut down the [fn]Asherim and pulled H5422 down H5422 the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, [fn]until 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 Hezekiah his father had broken H5422 down; H5422 he also erected altars for the Baals and made [fn]Asherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - They tore H5422 down H5422 the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars that were high above them he chopped down; also the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images he broke in pieces and ground 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 beat the 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 - O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break H5422 out the fangs of the young lions, O 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 pluck up and to break 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, to pull H5422 down, H5422 or to destroy it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:28 - “As I have watched over them to pluck up, to break H5422 down, H5422 to overthrow, to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:4 - “For thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah which are broken H5422 down H5422 to make a defense against the siege ramps and against the sword,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:8 - The Chaldeans also burned with fire the king’s palace and the houses of the people, and they broke H5422 down H5422 the walls of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:14 - So all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke H5422 down H5422 all the walls around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:39 - “I will also give you into [fn]the hands of 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 - “The blow of his battering rams he will direct against your walls, and with his [fn]axes he will break H5422 down H5422 your towers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - “Also they will make a spoil of your riches and a prey of your merchandise, break down your walls and destroy H5422 your pleasant houses, and [fn]throw your stones and 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 is poured out like fire
And the rocks are broken H5422 up by Him.
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