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Strong's #5367 - נָקַשׁ

a primitive root
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. to knock, strike, bring down
    1. (Qal) to strike down
    2. (Niphal) to be thrust after, be impelled
    3. (Piel) to strike at, take aim at
    4. (Hithpael) to be struck
  2. (CLBL) to ensnare
    1. (Qal) to ensnare
    2. (Niphal) to be ensnared
    3. (Piel) to lay snares
    4. (Hithpael) to lay snares

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2045 ‑ ἐραυνάω (er‑yoo‑nah'‑o);  4815 ‑ συλλαμβάνω (sool‑lam‑ban'‑o);  3802 ‑ παγιδεύω (pag‑id‑yoo'‑o);  1567 ‑ ἐκζητέω (ek‑zay‑teh'‑o);  
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Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 1
Psalms 3
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1 Samuel 2
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2437) sqn (נקסה NQSh) AC: Ensnare CO: ? AB: ?: [from: sq- snare by stealth]

V) sqn (נקסה NQSh) - I. Ensnare:[Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Knock:[Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (6): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel) snare, catch, smite - Strongs: H5367 (נָקַשׁ), H5368 (נְקַשׁ)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [נָקַשׁ] verb knock, strike only in specific sense of hit, strike or bring down (a bird), and only figurative (Ecclus ינקש Sirach 41:2 c striketh against (ב; margin ונוקש), so נוקש ב 13:2 c; Late Hebrew knock, strike e.g. the knees, or a door (so Hiph`il); Aramaic (including Biblical Aramaic) נְקַשׁ id., fixit, impegit, percussit, etc. (Arabic strike in, carve, etc., is loan-word Frä194); — the Hebrew verb apparently means bring down with a [certain kind of] stick, perhaps like a boomerang, see description and illustration in Wilkinson gypten 323 WMM Asien u. Europa.123f.); —

Qal Participle נוֺקֵשׁ Psalm 9:17 he (׳י) striketh down the wicked (so Hup-Now De Che); Vrss Ol Ew Bae Kau We Buhl Lex read נוֺקַשׁ,

Niph`al from יקשׁ.

Niph`al Imperfect 2 masculine singular תִּנָּקֵשׁ אַחֲרֵיהֶם Deuteronomy 12:30 lest thou be thrust (impelled) after them.

Pi`el Imperfect יְנַקֵּשׁ Psalm 109:11 let the creditor strike at, take aim at (ל); 3 masculine plural וַיְנַקְּשׁוּ Psalm 38:13 (absolute).

Hithpa`el Participle מִתְנַקֵּשׁ בְּנַפְשִׁי 1 Samuel 28:9 why art thou striking at my life?

I, II. נֵר, נִר, (נִיר) see נור p. 632 f

[נְקַשׁ] verb knock (see Biblical Hebrew (rare)); —

Pe`al Participle active feminine plural נָָֽקְשָׁן Daniel 5:6 of knees knocking דָּא לְדָא.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נָקַשׁ i.q. יָקשׁ (yakosh) and קוֹשׁ to lay snares, Psalms 9:17, בְּפֹעַל כַּפָּיו נוֹקֵשׁ רָשָׁע “with the work of his own hands the wicked lays snares,” sc. for himself. [In Thes. intrans.; and the rendering given to this passage is, “the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.”]

Niphal, to be snared, caught, Deuteronomy 12:30.

Piel i.q. Kal, absol. Psalms 38:13 followed by לְ to lay snares for any one, Psalms 109:11, יִנָּקֵשׁ נוֹשֶׁה לְכָל־אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ “let the extortioner lay a snare for all that he hath,” i.e. take away all his goods.

Hithpael, to lay a snare for any one, followed by בְּ 1 Samuel 28:9.

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List of Word Forms
וַיְנַקְשׁ֤וּ ׀ וינקשו יְנַקֵּ֣שׁ ינקש מִתְנַקֵּ֥שׁ מתנקש נוֹקֵ֣שׁ נוקש תִּנָּקֵשׁ֙ תנקש miṯ·naq·qêš mitnakKesh miṯnaqqêš nō·w·qêš noKesh nōwqêš tin·nā·qêš tinnaKesh tinnāqêš vaynakShu way·naq·šū waynaqšū yə·naq·qêš yenakKesh yənaqqêš
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