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:

Genesis 4:15: "lest any finding him should kill"
Genesis 8:21: "is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more"
Genesis 14:5: "Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim,"
Genesis 14:7: "En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites,"
Genesis 14:15: "them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which"
Genesis 14:17: "to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings"
Genesis 19:11: " And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small"
Genesis 32:8: "to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape."
Genesis 32:11: "for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with"
Genesis 34:30: "in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house."
Genesis 36:35: "and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab,"
Genesis 37:21: "him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill"
Exodus 2:11: "on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren."
Exodus 2:12: "that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand."
Exodus 2:13: "and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?"
Exodus 3:20: "And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders"
Exodus 5:14: "taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled"
Exodus 5:16: "brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people."
Exodus 7:17: "am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon"
Exodus 7:20: "commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river,"
Exodus 7:25: "were fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten the river."
Exodus 8:16: "Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become"
Exodus 8:17: "his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became"
Exodus 9:15: "I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from"
Exodus 9:25: "And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that"
Exodus 9:25: "both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field,"
Exodus 9:31: "And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled."
Exodus 9:32: "But the wheat and the rye were not smitten: for they were not grown up."
Exodus 12:12: "of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt,"
Exodus 12:13: "shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt."
Exodus 12:29: "And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land"
Exodus 17:5: "thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take"
Exodus 17:6: "upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of"
Exodus 21:12: " He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death."
Exodus 21:15: " And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death."
Exodus 21:18: "men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or"
Exodus 21:19: "abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time,"
Exodus 21:20: "And if a man smite his servant, or his maid,"
Exodus 21:26: "And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or"
Exodus 22:2: "a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood"
Leviticus 24:17: "And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death."
Leviticus 24:18: " And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast."
Leviticus 24:21: " And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death."
Leviticus 24:21: "And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death."
Leviticus 26:24: "walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins."
Numbers 3:13: "all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt"
Numbers 8:17: "are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt"
Numbers 11:33: "was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague."
Numbers 14:12: " I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than"
Numbers 14:45: "which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah."

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