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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5181 - נָחַת
1) to go down, descend
1a1) to go down, descend
1a2) to descend, descend into (chastisement) (figuratively)
1b) (Niphal) to come down into, penetrate
1c) (Piel) to cause to descend, press down, stretch (a bow)
1d) (Hiphil) to bring down
V) thn (נההת NHhT) - Descend: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (15): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hophal, Piel) broken, come down, enter, stick fast, settle, press, carry, place, lay, depose - Strongs: H5181 (נָחַת), H5182 (נְחַת)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נָחַת fut. יִנְחַת Psalms 38:3, and יֵחַת Proverbs 17:10, to descend; a root of frequent use in the Aramean, i.q. Hebr. יָרַד, in the Old Test. only found in poetry (perhaps a secondary root springing from the noun נַחַת); Jerem. 21:13, מִי־יֵחַת עָלֵינוּ “who shall come down against us?” who shall oppose us? Psalms 38:3, וַתִּנְחַת עָלַי יָדֶֽךָ “and thy hand came down upon me,” chastising me; plur. יֵחַתּוּ Job 21:13, for יֵחָתוּ with Dag. euphon.; compare Lehrg. p. 85. Trop. Proverbs 17:10, תֵּחַת גְּעָרָה בְמֵבִין “correction goes down into (the mind of) the prudent” comp. Proverbs 18:8, 26:22 ); תֵּחַת is penacute; comp. Lehrg. § 51, 1, note 1.
Niphal נִחַת i.q. Kal Psalms 38:3, כִּי־חִצֶּיךָ נִחֲתוּ בִי “for thy arrows come down upon me,” they pierce me.
Piel נִחַת to press down.
(a) a bow, i.e. to bend it, Psalms 18:35.
(b) furrows, i.e. to smooth down (spoken of rain), Psalms 65:11.
Hiphil, to prostrate. Imp. הַנְחַת Joel 4:11 [taken in Thes. as meaning to lead down].
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13