Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5367: naqash (pronounced naw-kash')

a primitive root; to entrap (with a noose), literally or figuratively:--catch (lay a) snare.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to knock, strike, bring down

1a) (Qal) to strike down

1b) (Niphal) to be thrust after, be impelled

1c) (Piel) to strike at, take aim at

1d) (Hithpael) to be struck

2) (CLBL) to ensnare

2a) (Qal) to ensnare

2b) (Niphal) to be ensnared

2c) (Piel) to lay snares

2d) (Hithpael) to lay snares

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 4 times:

Deuteronomy 12:30: "Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before"
1 Samuel 28:9: "the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?"
Psalms 38:12: "They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine"
Psalms 109:11: "Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labor."

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