Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5221: nakah (pronounced naw-kaw')

a primitive root; to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively):--beat, cast forth, clap, give (wounds), X go forward, X indeed, kill, make (slaughter), murderer, punish, slaughter, slay(-er, -ing), smite(-r, -ing), strike, be stricken, (give) stripes, X surely, wound.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to strike, smite, hit, beat, slay, kill

1a) (Niphal) to be stricken or smitten

1b) (Pual) to be stricken or smitten

1c) (Hiphil)

1c1) to smite, strike, beat, scourge, clap, applaud, give a thrust

1c2) to smite, kill, slay (man or beast)

1c3) to smite, attack, attack and destroy, conquer, subjugate, ravage

1c4) to smite, chastise, send judgment upon, punish, destroy

1d) (Hophal) to be smitten

1d1) to receive a blow

1d2) to be wounded

1d3) to be beaten

1d4) to be (fatally) smitten, be killed, be slain

1d5) to be attacked and captured

1d6) to be smitten (with disease)

1d7) to be blighted (of plants)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 501 times:

Jeremiah 33:5: "the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all"
Jeremiah 37:10: "For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that fight against"
Jeremiah 37:15: "were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house"
Jeremiah 40:14: "hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliah"
Jeremiah 40:15: "saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,"
Jeremiah 40:15: "man shall know it: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered"
Jeremiah 41:2: "that were with him, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam"
Jeremiah 41:3: "Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with him, even with"
Jeremiah 41:9: "all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it"
Jeremiah 41:16: "of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son"
Jeremiah 41:18: "of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah"
Jeremiah 43:11: "And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death;"
Jeremiah 46:2: "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son"
Jeremiah 46:13: "king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt."
Jeremiah 47:1: "the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza."
Jeremiah 49:28: "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD; Arise"
Jeremiah 52:27: "And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah"
Lamentations 3:30: "He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach."
Ezekiel 5:2: "and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter"
Ezekiel 6:11: "saith the Lord GOD; Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say,"
Ezekiel 7:9: "of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth."
Ezekiel 9:5: "Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither"
Ezekiel 9:7: "with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city."
Ezekiel 9:8: "And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried,"
Ezekiel 21:14: "therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword"
Ezekiel 21:17: "I will also smite mine hands together, and I will cause my fury to rest:"
Ezekiel 22:13: "Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at"
Ezekiel 32:15: "and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell"
Ezekiel 33:21: "out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten."
Ezekiel 39:3: " And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right"
Ezekiel 40:1: "year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day"
Daniel 8:7: "the ram, and he was moved with anger against him, and smote the ram, and broke"
Hosea 6:1: "he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up."
Hosea 9:16: "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea,"
Hosea 14:5: "unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon."
Amos 3:15: " And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory"
Amos 4:9: " I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased,"
Amos 6:11: "behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little"
Amos 9:1: "upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut"
Jonah 4:7: "when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered."
Jonah 4:8: "east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted,"
Micah 5:1: "he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod"
Micah 6:13: "Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins."
Haggai 2:17: " I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labors of your hands;"
Zechariah 9:4: "Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured"
Zechariah 10:11: "And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps"
Zechariah 12:4: "day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider"
Zechariah 12:4: "upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness."
Zechariah 13:6: "thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends."
Zechariah 13:7: "saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered:"

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