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Lexicon :: Strong's H5423 - nāṯaq

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1447

Strong’s Definitions

נָתַק nâthaq, naw-thak'; a primitive root; to tear off:—break (off), burst, draw (away), lift up, pluck (away, off), pull (out), root out.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's H5423 in the following manner: break (12x), drawn away (2x), lifted up (2x), plucked away (1x), draw (1x), drawn (1x), break off (1x), pluck off (1x), root out (1x), pull out (1x), pluck (1x), burst in sunder (1x), break in sunder (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's H5423 in the following manner: break (12x), drawn away (2x), lifted up (2x), plucked away (1x), draw (1x), drawn (1x), break off (1x), pluck off (1x), root out (1x), pull out (1x), pluck (1x), burst in sunder (1x), break in sunder (2x).
  1. to pull or tear or draw off or away or apart, draw out, pluck up, break, lift, root out

    1. (Qal)

      1. to draw away

      2. to draw or pull off

      3. to pull or tear away

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be drawn away, be drawn out

      2. to be torn apart or in two, be snapped

      3. to be separated

    3. (Piel)

      1. to tear apart, snap

      2. to tear out, tear up, tear away

    4. (Hiphil)

      1. to draw away

      2. to drag away

    5. (Hophal) to be drawn away

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָתַק nâthaq, naw-thak'; a primitive root; to tear off:—break (off), burst, draw (away), lift up, pluck (away, off), pull (out), root out.
STRONGS H5423: Abbreviations
† [נָתַק] verb pull, draw, tear away, apart, off (Late Hebrew id.; Targum נְתַק in derived species (rare), pull off, tear off; Christian-Palestinian Aramaic bdb068302 shake off, SchwIdioticon 58; Arabic bdb068303 pull off, draw out, shake; Di660 compare Ethiopic bdb068304 detrahere, etc.); —
Qal Perfect 1st person plural suffix וּנְתַקְּנוּהוּ consecutive Judges 20:32 (on dagesh forte dirimens see Ges§ 20 h); Imperfect 1st person singular suffix אֶתְּקֶנְךָּ Jeremiah 22:24 (compare Ges§ 58, i); Passive participle נָתוּק Leviticus 22:24; —
1. draw away warriors from (מִן) city, unto (אֶלֿ) high road Judges 20:32.
2. draw or pull off ring from (מִן) finger Jeremiah 22:24 (figurative of rejection of king of Judah by י׳).
3. pull, tear away Leviticus 22:24 (passive, of testicles, + מָעוּךְ, כָּתוּת, כָּרוּת).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִתַּק Isaiah 5:27; 3rd person plural נִתְּקוּ Joshua 4:18; Job 17:11, נִתָּ֑קוּ Jeremiah 6:29; Jeremiah 10:20; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִנָּתֵק Judges 16:9 + 2 times; 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּנָּֽתְקוּ Joshua 8:16, יִנָּתֵ֑קוּ Isaiah 33:20; —
1. be drawn away from (מִן) city Joshua 8:16 (compare Qal 1); of soles of feet, be drawn out (from water) unto (אֶלֿ) dry ground Joshua 4:18.
2. be torn apart, or in two, snapped: of sandal-thong Isaiah 5:27, strand of tow Judges 16:9 (simile), cord Ecclesiastes 4:12; especially tent-cord (in figurative) Isaiah 33:20; Jeremiah 10:20, so יִנָּתֵק מֵאָהֳלוֺ מִבְטַחוֺ Job 18:14; metaphor of plans (זִמֹּת) Job 17:11.
3. be separated, in smelting, figurative, רָעִים לֹא נִתָּ֑קוּ Jeremiah 6:29.
Pi. Perfect 1st person singular נִתַּקְתִּי Jeremiah 2:20; 3rd person plural נִתְּקוּ Jeremiah 5:5; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְנַתֵּק Ezekiel 17:9; Psalm 107:14, וַיְנַתֵּק Judges 16:9, suffix וַיְנַתְּקֵם Judges 16:12; 2nd person feminine singular תְּנַתֵּ֑קִי Ezekiel 23:34; 1st person singular אֲנַתֵּק Nahum 1:13; 1st person plural נְנַתְּקָה cohortative Psalm 2:3; 2nd person masculine plural תְּנַתֵּ֑קוּ Isaiah 58:6; —
1. tear apart, snap, with accusative הַיְתָרִים Judges 16:9 the cords, Judges 16:12 (+ מֵעַל זְרֹעֹתָיו); especially with accusative מוֺסֵרוֺת, bonds (figurative) Nahum 1:13; Jeremiah 2:20; Jeremiah 5:5; Jeremiah 30:8; Psalm 2:3; Psalm 107:14; object מוֺטָה Isaiah 58:6 (|| פַּתֵּחַ, and הַתֵּר אֲגֻדּוֺת מוֺטָה).
2. tear out, up, object roots Ezekiel 17:9 (in figurative); tear out, away, object breasts Ezekiel 23:34 (in violent figurative of Jerusalem as drunken woman).
1. Infinitive construct suffix הַתִּיקֵנוּ : draw away warriors from (מִן) city Joshua 8:6 (= Qal 1).
2. Imperative masculine singular suffix הַתִּקֵם drag them away like sheep to slaughter Jeremiah 12:3 (of י׳'s dealing with wicked).
Hoph. Perfect (si vera lectio) הָנְתְּקוּ מִןהָֿעִיר Judges 20:31 they were drawn away from the city (compare Niph. 1), but probably gloss, see GFM.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:24; 22:24


4:18; 4:18; 8:6; 8:16; 8:16


16:9; 16:9; 16:9; 16:9; 16:12; 16:12; 20:31; 20:32; 20:32


17:11; 17:11; 18:14


2:3; 2:3; 107:14; 107:14




5:27; 5:27; 33:20; 33:20; 58:6; 58:6


2:20; 2:20; 5:5; 5:5; 6:29; 6:29; 10:20; 10:20; 12:3; 22:24; 22:24; 30:8


17:9; 17:9; 23:34; 23:34


1:13; 1:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5423 matches the Hebrew נָתַק (nāṯaq),
which occurs 27 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:24 - ‘Also anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn H5423 or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD, or [fn]sacrifice in your land,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:18 - It came about when the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD had come up from the middle of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were [fn]lifted H5423 up to the dry ground, that the waters of the Jordan returned to their place, and went over all its banks as before.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:6 - “They will come out after us until we have drawn H5423 them away H5423 from the city, for they will say,They are fleeing before us as at the first.’ So we will flee before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:16 - And all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were drawn H5423 away H5423 from the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:9 - Now she had men lying in wait in an inner room. And she said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he snapped H5423 the cords as a string of tow snaps H5423 when it [fn]touches fire. So his strength was not discovered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:12 - So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” For the men were lying in wait in the inner room. But he snapped H5423 [fn]the ropes from his arms like a thread.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:31 - The sons of Benjamin went out [fn]against the people and were drawn H5423 away H5423 from the city, and they began to strike [fn]and kill some of the people as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:32 - The sons of Benjamin said, “They are struck down before us, as at the first.” But the sons of Israel said, “Let us flee that we may draw H5423 them away H5423 from the city to the highways.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 - “My days are past, my plans are torn H5423 apart, H5423
Even the wishes of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:14 - “He is torn H5423 from [fn]the security of his tent,
And [fn]they march him before the king of terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:3 - “Let us tear H5423 their fetters apart H5423
And cast away their cords from us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:14 - He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death
And broke H5423 their bands apart. H5423
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:12 - And if [fn]one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn H5423 apart. H5423
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 - No one in it is weary or stumbles,
None slumbers or sleeps;
Nor is the belt at its waist undone,
Nor its sandal strap broken. H5423
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:20 - Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts;
Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an undisturbed habitation,
A tent which will not be folded;
Its stakes will never be pulled up,
Nor any of its cords be torn H5423 apart. H5423
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:6 - “Is this not the fast which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break H5423 every yoke?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:20 - “For long ago [fn]I broke your yoke
And tore H5423 off H5423 your bonds;
But you said, ‘I will not serve!’
For on every high hill
And under every green tree
You have lain down as a harlot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:5 - “I will go to the great
And will speak to them,
For they know the way of the LORD
And the ordinance of their God.”
But they too, with one accord, have broken the yoke
And burst H5423 the bonds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:29 - The bellows blow fiercely,
The lead is consumed by the fire;
In vain the refining goes on,
But the wicked are not [fn]separated. H5423
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:20 - My tent is destroyed,
And all my ropes are broken; H5423
My sons have gone from me and are no more.
There is no one to stretch out my tent again
Or to set up my curtains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:3 - But You know me, O LORD;
You see me;
And You examine my heart’s attitude toward You.
Drag H5423 them off H5423 like sheep for the slaughter
And [fn]set them apart for a day of carnage!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:24 - “As I live,” declares the LORD, “even though [fn]Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were a signet ring on My right hand, yet I would pull H5423 [fn]you [fn]off; H5423
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:8 - ‘It shall come about on that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off [fn]their neck and will tear H5423 off H5423 [fn]their bonds; and strangers will no longer make [fn]them their slaves.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:9 - “Say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Will it thrive? Will he not pull H5423 up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers—so that all its sprouting leaves wither? And neither by great [fn]strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:34 - ‘You will drink it and drain it.
Then you will gnaw its fragments
And tear H5423 your breasts;
for I have spoken,’ declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:13 - “So now, I will break his yoke bar from upon you,
And I will tear H5423 off H5423 your shackles.”
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