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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5254 - נָסָה

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to test, try, prove, tempt, assay, put to the proof or test

1a) (Piel)

1a1) to test, try

1a2) to attempt, assay, try

1a3) to test, try, prove, tempt

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3987 ‑ πειράομαι (pi‑rah'‑o);  1598 ‑ ἐκπειράζω (ek‑pi‑rad'‑zo);  2983 ‑ λαμβάνω (lam‑ban'‑o);  3984 ‑ πεῖρα (pi'‑rah);  3985 ‑ πειράζω (pi‑rad'‑zo);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (36) NAS (37) HCS (36)
Genesis 1
Exodus 5
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 7
Judges 4
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Job 1
Psalms 6
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 1
Daniel 2
Genesis 1
Exodus 5
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 7
Judges 4
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Job 1
Psalms 6
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 1
Daniel 2
Genesis 1
Exodus 5
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 8
Judges 4
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Job 1
Psalms 6
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 1
Daniel 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1314) xn (נס NS) AC: Lift CO: Standard AB: Refuge: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed representing continuance, the x is a picture of a thorn representing the idea of grabbing hold. Combined these mean "continue to grab hold". The tribal flag that is hung from a horizontal pole and lifted up high and seen from a distance.

A) xn (נס NS) AC: ? CO: Standard AB: ?

Nm ) xn (נס NS) - Standard: A flag that hangs from a pole. Also a sail. KJV (20): standard, ensign, pole, banner, sail, sign - Strongs: H5251 (נֵס)

af1) exnm (מנסה MNSH) - Trial: [df: hom] KJV (5): temptation, trial - Strongs: H4531 (מַסָּה)

B) xxn (נסס NSS) AC: ? CO: Standard AB: ?

V) xxn (נסס NSS) - Standard: To lift up the standard. KJV (2): (vf: Paal) ensign, standard-bearer - Strongs: H5263 (נָסַס), H5264 (נָסַס)

C) xna (אנס ANS) AC: Compel CO: ? AB: ?: A grabbing hold.

V) xna (אנס ANS) - Compel: To grab hold of one to perform. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (2): (vf: Paal) compel - Strongs: H597 (אָנַס), H598 (אֲנַס)

E) axn (נסא NSA) AC: Lift CO: Burden AB: ?

V) axn (נסא NSA) - Lift: To lift up a burden or load and carry it. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: aVn] KJV (659): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) bear, take, bare, carry, borne, amourbearer, forgive, accept, exalt, regard, obtain, respect - Strongs: H4984 (מִתְנַשֵּׂא), H5375 (נָסָה), H5376 (נְשָׂא)

Nf2 ) taxn (נסאת NSAT) - Gift: [df: taVn] KJV (1): gift - Strongs: H5379 (נִשֵּׂאת)

am ) axnm (מנסא MNSA) - Burden: [df: aVm] KJV (66): burden, son, prophecy, set, exaction, carry, tribute - Strongs: H4853 (מַשָּׂא)

af1 ) eaxnm (מנסאה MNSAH) - Burden: [df: haVm] KJV (1): burden - Strongs: H4858 (מַשָּׂאָה)

af2 ) taxnm (מנסאת MNSAT) - I. Burden:[df: taVm]II. Cloud:A cloud of smoke as lifted up from the fire. [df: taVm]KJV (15): burden, mess, collection, flame, gift, oblation, reward, sign, lift - Strongs: H4864 (מַשְׂאֵת)

bm ) aixn (נסיא NSYA) - Chief: The leader of a family, tribe or people as one who carries the burdens of the people. [df: ayVn aVn] KJV (132): prince, captain, chief, ruler, vapour, governor, cloud - Strongs: H5387 (נָשִׁא)

df1 ) eafxn (נסואה NSWAH) - Wagon: A vehicle for carrying burdens. [df: hawVn haVn] KJV (1): carriage - Strongs: H5385 (נְשֻׂאָה)

acm ) afxnm (מנסוא MNSWA) - Respect: In the sense of lifting one up. [df: aVm] KJV (1): respect - Strongs: H4856 (מַשּׂא)

H) exn (נסה NSH) AC: Test CO: ? AB: ?: A test to prove one is deserved of being lifted up.

V) exn (נסה NSH) - Test: KJV (36): (vf: Piel) prove, tempt, assay, adventure, try - Strongs: H5254 (נָסָה)

J) xfn (נוס NWS) AC: Flee CO: ? AB: Refuge: The family standard as the place of refuge that one flees to.

V) xfn (נוס NWS) - Flee: To run to the standard for safety. Also a fleeing to any safe place such as a city or mountain. KJV (161): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) flee, abate, display, flight, hide, lift - Strongs: H5127 (נוּס)

km) xfnm (מנוס MNWS) - Refuge: A place of safety. KJV (8): refuge, escape, flight, flee - Strongs: H4498 (מָנוֹס)

kf1) exfnm (מנוסה MNWSH) - Fleeing: KJV (2): flight, fleeing - Strongs: H4499 (מְנֻסָה)

M) xin (ניס NYS) AC: Flee CO: ? AB: ?: The family standard as the place of refuge that one flees to.

Nm) xin (ניס NYS) - Flee: KJV (1): flee - Strongs: H5211 (נִיס)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [נָסָה] verb Pi`el test, try (Late Hebrew id., Pi`el; ᵑ7 Pa`el נַסִּי; Syriac Pa`el ; compare Ethiopic temptation); —

Pi`el Perfect 3 masculine singular נִסָּה Deuteronomy 4:34 3t.; suffix נִסָּהוּ Exodus 15:25; 3 feminine singular נִסְּתָה Deuteronomy 28:56; 1 singular נִסִּיתִי Ecclesiastes 7:23, + 4t. Perfect; Imperfect 3 masculine singular suffix יְנַסֵּם Daniel 1:14; 1 singular אֲנַסֶּה Judges 6:39; suffix אֲנַסְּכָה Ecclesiastes 2:2; 3 masculine plural יְנַסּוּ Numbers 14:22; 2 masculine plural תְּנַסּ֑וּן Exodus 17:2, + 7t. Imperfect; Imperative נַס Daniel 1:12; suffix נַסֵּנִי Psalm 26:2; Infinitive construct נַסּוֺת Exodus 20:20, + 8t. Infinitive; Participle מְנַסֶּה Deuteronomy 13:4; —

1 test, try (synonym בחן), absolute 1 Samuel 17:39 (a sword); with בְּ Judges 7:39; Ecclesiastes 2:1; with accusative Daniel 1:12,14; accusative + בְּ 1 Kings 10:1 2 Chronicles 9:1; Ecclesiastes 7:23.

2 attempt, assay, try to do a thing, with Infinitive Deuteronomy 4:34; Deuteronomy 28:56; with accusative Job 4:2 ( venture a word).

3 test, try, prove, tempt [but not in modern sense of the word: see Dr Deuteronomy 6:16; Psalm 453,483]

a. God tests or proves Abraham Genesis 22:1 (E), Israel Exodus 15:25; Exodus 20:20 (E), Exodus 16:4 (J), Deuteronomy 8:2,16; Deuteronomy 13:4; with בְּ Judges 2:22; Judges 3:1,4; tribe of Levi Deuteronomy 33:8 (poem); Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 32:31; psalmist Psalm 26:2.

b. Israel tests, or tries God: Exodus 17:2,7; Numbers 14:22 (J), Deuteronomy 6:16; Psalm 78:18; Psalm 78:41; Psalm 78:56; Psalm 95:9; Psalm 106:14; so Ahaz, Isaiah 7:12.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נָסָה not used in Kal pr. i.q. Arab. نشا to smell, to try by the smell, to try. The primary idea differs from that of בָּחַן, which is to try by the touch, as if to prove by a touch-stone.

Piel נִסָּה

(1) to try, to prove any one. 1 Kings 10:1, “the queen of Sheba came, לְנַסֹּתוֹ בְּחִידוֹת to prove him with hard questions;” to examine the wisdom of Solomon, 2 Chronicles 9:1; Daniel 1:12, 14. Specially

(a) God is said to try or prove men by adversity, in order to prove their faith, Genesis 22:1; Exodus 16:4; Deuteronomy 8:2, 16 13:4 Judges 2:22 compare πειράζειν in New Test.

(b) men on the other hand are said to prove or tempt God, when they doubt as to his power and aid, Exodus 17:2, Exodus 17:7; Deuteronomy 6:16; Psalms 78:18, 41 Psalms 78:41, 56 Psalms 78:56; Isaiah 7:12, “I will not ask, neither will I tempt Jehovah.”

(2) to try, to attempt, make a trial, to venture.

(a) absol. 1 Samuel 17:39, כִּי־לֹא נִסִּיתִי “for I have made no trial.” Judges 6:39.

(b) followed by an inf. Deuteronomy 4:34, 28:56.

(c) followed by an acc. of the thing, Job 4:2, הֲנִסָּה דָבָר אֵלֶיךָ תִלְאֶה “can one attempt a word with thee? wilt thou take it ill?”

Derivative מַסָּה.

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List of Word Forms
אֲנַסְּכָ֛ה אֲנַסֶּ֖ה אֲנַסֶּ֛נּוּ אֲנַסֶּ֤ה אנסה אנסכה אנסנו הֲנִסָּ֣ה הֲנִסָּ֬ה הנסה וְנַסֵּ֑נִי וַיְנַסֵּ֖ם וַיְנַסּ֣וּ וַיְנַסּוּ־ וינסו וינסו־ וינסם ונסני לְנַ֨סּוֹת֔וֹ לְנַסֹּֽתְךָ֗ לְנַסֹּת֖וֹ לְנַסּ֥וֹת לְנַסּוֹת֩ לנסות לנסותו לנסתו לנסתך מְנַסֶּ֞ה מנסה נִ֭סּוּנִי נִסְּתָ֤ה נִסִּ֑יתִי נִסִּ֣יתִי נִסִּיתֶ֖ם נִסִּיתוֹ֙ נִסָּ֖ה נִסָּֽהוּ׃ נִסָּה֒ נַסֹּתֶ֔ךָ נַסֹּתָ֤ם נַסּ֣וֹת נַסּ֥וֹת נַס־ נס־ נסה נסהו׃ נסוני נסות נסיתו נסיתי נסיתם נסתה נסתך נסתם תְּנַסּ֖וּן תְנַסּ֔וּ תנסו תנסון ’ă·nas·sə·ḵāh ’ă·nas·seh ’ă·nas·sen·nū ’ănasseh ’ănassəḵāh ’ănassennū anasseChah anasSeh anasSennu hă·nis·sāh hanisSah hănissāh lə·nas·sō·ṯə·ḵā lə·nas·sō·ṯōw lə·nas·sō·w·ṯōw lə·nas·sō·wṯ lenasSot lenassoteCha lənassōṯəḵā lenassoTo lənassōṯōw lənassōwṯ lənassōwṯōw mə·nas·seh menasSeh mənasseh nas nas- nas·sō·ṯām nas·sō·ṯe·ḵā nas·sō·wṯ nasSot nassoTam nassōṯām nassoTecha nassōṯeḵā nassōwṯ nis·sā·hū nis·sāh nis·sə·ṯāh nis·sî·ṯem nis·sî·ṯî nis·sî·ṯōw nis·sū·nî nisSah nissāh nisSahu nissāhū nisseTah nissəṯāh nissiTem nissîṯem nisSiti nissîṯî nissiTo nissîṯōw Nissuni nissūnî ṯə·nas·sū tə·nas·sūn tenasSu ṯənassū tenasSun tənassūn vaynasSem vaynasSu venasSeni way·nas·sêm way·nas·sū way·nas·sū- waynassêm waynassū waynassū- wə·nas·sê·nî wənassênî
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