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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5378 - נָשָׁא
1) to lend on interest or usury, be a creditor
1a) (Qal) creditor (participle)
1b) (Hiphil) to act as a creditor
1320) sn (נסה NSh) AC: Loan CO: Debt AB: Deception: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed representing continuance, the s is a picture of teeth representing pressure. Combined these mean "continual pressing". An imposition such as a debt or deception which causes oppression. (eng: gnash)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נָשָׁא not used in Kal, perhaps to err, to go astray, kindred to the verb נָשָׁה to forget, from which is formed inf. absol. נָשֹׁא Jeremiah 23:39 whence Syr. ܢܘܽܫܳܝܐܳ error. [In Thes. perhaps to remove, i.q. נָסַע نشع.]
Hiphil הִשִּׁיא to lead into error, to cause to go astray, whence
(1) to deceive, to impose on any one, followed by a dat. 2 Kings 18:29; Jeremiah 4:10, 29:8 acc. 2 Chronicles 32:15; 2 Kings 19:10; Jeremiah 37:9, אַל־תַּשִּׁאוּ נַפְשׁוֹתֵיכֶם “deceive not yourselves.” Followed by עַל in a pregnant sense, Psalms 55:16 קרי, יַשִּׁי מָוֶת עָלֵימוֹ “let death deceive (and rush) on them,” i.e. let death surprise them contrary to expectation.
(2) to seduce, to corrupt, Genesis 3:13; Jeremiah 49:16.
Niphal, to be deceived, Isaiah 19:13.
II. נָשָׁא i.q. נָשָׁה No. II. 2, to lend, followed by בְּ Nehemiah 5:7 whence נשֶׁא בוֹ Isaiah 24:2, and נשֶׁא 1 Samuel 22:2, a creditor.
Hiphil, to exact what has been lent, spoken of a creditor; followed by בְּ of pers. Psalms 89:23.
Derivative nouns, מַשָּׁא, מַשָּׁאָה.
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