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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5095 - נָהַל
1) to lead, give rest, lead with care, guide to a watering place or station, cause to rest, bring to a station or place of rest, guide, refresh
1a1) to lead to a watering-place or station and cause to rest there
1a2) to lead or bring to a station or goal
1a3) to lead, guide
1a4) to give rest to
1a5) to refresh (with food)
1b1) to lead on
1b2) to journey by stations or stages
1311) ln (נל NL) AC: Lead CO: Pasture AB: ?: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed representing the idea of continuing. The l is a picture of the shepherds staff which guides the flock toward the pasture. Combined these mean "Continue toward with the staff".
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נָהַל a root not used in Kal, which appears to have had the signification of flowing and going; like the cogn. נָהַר No. 1; compare נַחַל river. Hence
Piel, נֵהַל, fut. יְנַהֵל
(1) to lead, Exodus 15:13; 2 Chronicles 28:15, וַיְנַהֲלוּם בַּחֲמֹרִים “and they led them borne upon asses.” Specially to lead to water, Psalms 23:2, עַל־מֵי מְנוּחֹת יְנַהֲלֵנִי “he leadeth me beside the still water,” Psalms 31:4; Isaiah 49:10. Hence with the notion of care and protection (Isaiah 51:18)
(2) to guard, 2 Chronicles 32:22 (compare הֵנִיחַ 1 Chronicles 22:18); to provide for, to sustain, Genesis 47:17 compare כִּלְכֵּל verse 12 Genesis 47:12.
Hithpael, to go on, Genesis 33:14. Hence
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13