Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5117: nuwach (pronounced noo'-akh)

a primitive root; to rest, i.e. settle down; used in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, intransitive, transitive and causative (to dwell, stay, let fall, place, let alone, withdraw, give comfort, etc.):--cease, be confederate, lay, let down, (be) quiet, remain, (cause to, be at, give, have, make to) rest, set down. Compare 3241.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to rest

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to rest, settle down and remain

1a2) to repose, have rest, be quiet

1b) (Hiphil)

1b1) to cause to rest, give rest to, make quiet

1b2) to cause to rest, cause to alight, set down

1b3) to lay or set down, deposit, let lie, place

1b4) to let remain, leave

1b5) to leave, depart from

1b6) to abandon

1b7) to permit

1c) (Hophal)

1c1) to obtain rest, be granted rest

1c2) to be left, be placed

1c3) open space (substantive)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 144 times:

Genesis 2:15: "took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep"
Genesis 8:4: "And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month,"
Genesis 19:16: "being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city."
Genesis 39:16: " And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home."
Genesis 42:33: "that ye are true men; leave one of your brethren here with me, and take"
Exodus 10:14: "all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very"
Exodus 16:23: "ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning."
Exodus 16:24: " And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not"
Exodus 16:33: "full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept"
Exodus 16:34: "commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept."
Exodus 17:11: "that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed."
Exodus 20:11: "the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore"
Exodus 23:12: "that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed."
Exodus 32:10: "Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation."
Exodus 33:14: "And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest."
Leviticus 7:15: "the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning."
Leviticus 16:23: "when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there:"
Leviticus 24:12: " And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed"
Numbers 10:36: " And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel."
Numbers 11:25: "elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not"
Numbers 11:26: "of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out"
Numbers 15:34: " And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done"
Numbers 17:4: " And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet"
Numbers 17:7: "And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness."
Numbers 19:9: "the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean"
Numbers 32:15: "from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all"
Deuteronomy 3:20: "Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess"
Deuteronomy 5:14: "that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest"
Deuteronomy 12:10: "the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies"
Deuteronomy 14:28: "the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:"
Deuteronomy 25:19: "Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about,"
Deuteronomy 26:4: "shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD"
Deuteronomy 26:10: "of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God,"
Joshua 1:13: "you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land."
Joshua 1:15: "Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also"
Joshua 1:15: "Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed"
Joshua 3:13: "the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan"
Joshua 4:3: "feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with"
Joshua 4:8: "of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there."
Joshua 6:23: "she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel."
Joshua 21:44: "And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he swore unto their fathers:"
Joshua 22:4: "And now the LORD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he promised them: therefore now"
Joshua 23:1: "time after that the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all"
Judges 2:23: "Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them out hastily;"
Judges 3:1: "are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even"
Judges 6:18: "unto thee, and bring forth my present, and set it before thee. And he said, I"
Judges 6:20: "the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out"
Judges 16:26: "the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon"
1 Samuel 6:18: "villages, even unto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down"
1 Samuel 10:25: "the manner of the kingdom, and wrote it in a book, and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel"

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