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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5148 - נָחָה
1) to lead, guide
1a) (Qal) to lead, bring
1b) (Hiphil) to lead, guide
1307) hn (נהה NHh) AC: Guide CO: Rest AB: ?: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed representing continuance, the h is a picture of a wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "continue outside". The shepherd would guide his flock to a place of water. Here is water for drinking as well as green grass for pasturing. Once the flock arrives, they are free to rest after the long journey. A guided journey to a place of rest. A sigh of rest. (eng: night - from the German nocht, as the time of rest)
Nm) na (אנהה ANHh) - I: In the sense of sighing or breathing. [Aramaic only; The plural form of this word meaning, we, is anhnaor anhna] [df: ana hna] KJV (20): I, me, we - Strongs: H576 (אֲנָא), H586 (אֲנַחְנָה)
fm) ihna (אנההי ANHhY) - I: In the sense of sighing or breathing. [The plural form of this word meaning, we, is fnhna, fnhnand fna] [df: ykna yna] KJV (29): I, me, we, ourselves, mine - Strongs: H580 (אֲנוּ), H587 (אֲנַחְנוּ), H589 (אֲנִי), H595 (אָנֹכִי), H5168 (נַחְנוּ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נָחָה pret. and imp. Kal, fut. and inf. Hiphil, to lead, Exodus 32:34; Numbers 23:7; Job 38:32; 1 Samuel 22:4 often used of God as governing men, Psalms 5:9, 27:11 31:4 61:3 73:24 143:10.
(2) to lead forth (as troops), 1 Kings 10:26; 2 Kings 18:11.
(3) to lead back, Job 12:23, שֹׁטֵחַ לַגּוֹיִם וַיַּנְחֵם “he spreads out the nations, and leads them back,” into their former limits, whence they had migrated.
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