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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5367 - נָקַשׁ
1) to knock, strike, bring down
1a) (Qal) to strike down
1b) (Niphal) to be thrust after, be impelled
1c) (Piel) to strike at, take aim at
1d) (Hithpael) to be struck
2) (CLBL) to ensnare
2a) (Qal) to ensnare
2b) (Niphal) to be ensnared
2c) (Piel) to lay snares
2d) (Hithpael) to lay snares
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)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
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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