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Entry for Strong's #5012 - נָבָא

Transliteration
nâbâ'
Phonetics
naw-baw'  
Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
1277
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to prophesy

1a) (Niphal)

1a1) to prophesy

1a1a) under influence of divine spirit

1a1b) of false prophets

1b) (Hithpael)

1b1) to prophesy

1b1a) under influence of divine spirit

1b1b) of false prophets

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2980 ‑ λαλέω (lal‑eh'‑o);  669 ‑ ἀποφθέγγομαι (ap‑of‑theng'‑om‑ahee);  4395 ‑ προφητεύω (prof‑ate‑yoo'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (115) NAS (115) HCS (115)
Numbers 3
1 Samuel 10
1 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 3
2 Chronicles 5
Jeremiah 36
Ezekiel 31
Joel 1
Amos 6
Zechariah 2
Numbers 3
1 Samuel 10
1 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 3
2 Chronicles 5
Jeremiah 36
Ezekiel 31
Joel 1
Amos 6
Zechariah 2
Numbers 3
1 Samuel 12
1 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 3
2 Chronicles 5
Jeremiah 40
Ezekiel 37
Joel 1
Amos 6
Zechariah 3
BYZ TIS TR
v-nPmp 18
v-nPmpc 2
v-nPms 8
v-nc 3
v-ni2mp 1
v-ni2ms 4
v-ni3ms 4
v-np1cs 2
v-np2ms 3
v-np3cp 5
v-np3ms 3
v-nvms 28
v-nw3mp 1
v-nw3ms 2
v-tPmp 6
v-tPms 3
v-ti3ms 3
v-tp1cs 1
v-tp3cp 1
v-tw3mp 7
v-tw3ms 5
v-nPmp 18
v-nPmpc 2
v-nPms 7
v-nc 3
v-ni2mp 1
v-ni2ms 4
v-ni3ms 4
v-np1cs 2
v-np2ms 3
v-np3cp 5
v-np3ms 3
v-nvms 28
v-nw3mp 1
v-nw3ms 2
v-tPmp 6
v-tPms 3
v-ti3ms 3
v-tp1cs 1
v-tp3cp 1
v-tw3mp 7
v-tw3ms 4
v-nPmp 18
v-nPmpc 2
v-nPms 7
v-nc 3
v-ni2mp 1
v-ni2ms 4
v-ni3ms 4
v-np1cs 2
v-np2ms 3
v-np3cp 5
v-np3ms 3
v-nvms 28
v-nw3mp 1
v-nw3ms 2
v-tPmp 6
v-tPms 3
v-ti3ms 3
v-tp1cs 1
v-tp3cp 1
v-tw3mp 7
v-tw3ms 4
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1301) bn (נב NB) AC: Flourish CO: Fruit AB: Prophecy: The pictograph n is a picture of a seed, the b is a picture of a tent or house representing what is inside. Combined these mean "seed inside". A fruit hides the seeds inside it.

B) bbn (נבב NBB) AC: Hollow CO: ? AB: ?: The inside of a box for holding something or is empty.

V) bbn (נבב NBB) - Hollow: To hollow out. KJV (4): (vf: Paal, Participle) hollow, vain - Strongs: H5014 (נָבַב)

E) abn (נבא NBA) AC: ? CO: Prophet AB: Prophecy: A fruit produced from the inside of man. A knowledge of something that is not known by the five senses.

V) abn (נבא NBA) - Prophecy: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (116): (vf: Niphal, Hitpael) prophecy, prophet - Strongs: H5012 (נָבָא), H5013 (נְבָא)

bm) aibn (נביא NBYA) - Prophet: One who brings forth the inner fruit. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (320): prophet, prophecy - Strongs: H5029 (נְבִיא), H5030 (נָבִיא)

bf1) eaibn (נביאה NBYAH) - Prophetess: KJV (6): prophetess - Strongs: H5031 (נְבִיאָה)

df1) eafbn (נבואה NBWAH) - Prophecy: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (4): prophecy - Strongs: H5016 (נְבוּאָה), H5017 (נְבוּאָה)

J) bfn (נוב NWB) AC: Flourish CO: Fruit AB: ?

V) bfn (נוב NWB) - Flourish: KJV (4): (vf: Paal) bring forth, increase, cheerful - Strongs: H5107 (נוּב)

Nm) bfn (נוב NWB) - Fruit: [df: byn] KJV (2): fruit - Strongs: H5108 (נוֹב)

if1 ) ebfnt (תנובה TNWBH) - Fruit: KJV (5): fruit, increase - Strongs: H8570 (תְּנוּבָה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [נָבָא] verb denominative prophesy (in oldest forms, of religious ecstasy with or without song and music; later, essentially religious instruction, with occasional predictions); —

Niph`al Perfect 3 masculine singular נִבֵּא Jeremiah 20:1 7t.; 2 masculine singular נִבֵּאתָ Jeremiah 20:6 2t.; נִבֵּיתָ Jeremiah 26:9; 1 singular נִבֵּאתִי Ezekiel 37:7; 3 plural נִבֵּאוּ Jeremiah 2:8 3t.; נִבָּ֑אוּ Jeremiah 23:21; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יִנָּבֵא Amos 3:8 9t. Imperfect; Imperative הִנָּבֵא Amos 7:15 27t.; Infinitive הִנָּבֵא Amos 7:13; suffix הִנָָּֽבְאוֺ Zechariah 13:3; הִנָָּֽבְאֹתוֺ Zechariah 13:4, + 4t. Infinitive; Participle נִבָּא Jeremiah 26:18 20t. Participle; —

1 prophesy under influence of divine spirit:

a. in the ecstatic state, with song 1 Samuel 10:11; 1 Samuel 19:20 and music 1 Chronicles 25:1,2,3.

b. the word of׳י: absolute Amos 2:12; Amos 3:8 (emended יחרד We Now needless), Amos 7:12,13; Joel 3:1; Jeremiah 19:14; Jeremiah 26:18; Jeremiah 28:9; Jeremiah 32:3; Ezekiel 11:13; Ezekiel 12:27; Ezekiel 21:19; Ezekiel 37:7; Ezekiel 38:17 but especially in phrase הִנָּבֵא וֶאַמַדְתָּ Ezekiel 12:27; Ezekiel 21:14; Ezekiel 21:33; Ezekiel 30:2; Ezekiel 34:2; Ezekiel 36:3; Ezekiel 37:7,12; Ezekiel 38:14,17; with accusative Jeremiah 20:1; Jeremiah 25:30; Jeremiah 28:6; followed by עַל against Amos 7:16; Jeremiah 25:13; Jeremiah 26:20; Ezekiel 4:7; Ezekiel 11:4; Ezekiel 13:17; Ezekiel 25:2; Ezekiel 28:21; Ezekiel 29:2; Ezekiel 34:2; Ezekiel 35:2; Ezekiel 36:6; Ezekiel 38:2; Ezekiel 39:1; unto Ezekiel 37:4; אֶל unto Amos 7:15; Jeremiah 26:11,12; Jeremiah 28:8; Ezekiel 36:1; Ezekiel 37:9; against Ezekiel 6:2; Ezekiel 13:2; Ezekiel 21:2; Ezekiel 21:7; ׳בְּשֵׁם י Jeremiah 11:21; Jeremiah 14:15; Jeremiah 23:25; Jeremiah 26:9.

2 of false prophets: absolute Jeremiah 23:21; Ezekiel 13:2; Zechariah 13:3 (twice in verse); Zechariah 13:4; with accusative 1 Kings 22:12 2 Chronicles 18:11; שֶׁקֶר Jeremiah 14:14; Jeremiah 23:25; Jeremiah 27:10,14,16; Jeremiah 29:21; לַשָּׁ֑קֶר Jeremiah 27:15; בַּשֶּׁקֶר Jeremiah 5:31; Jeremiah 20:6; Jeremiah 29:9; ׳נִבְּאֵי הַשּׁ Jeremiah 23:26; compare Jeremiah 23:32; with לֵ Jeremiah 14:16; Jeremiah 23:16; Jeremiah 27:15,16; Jeremiah 29:31; Jeremiah 37:19; followed by אֶל concerning Ezekiel 13:16.

3 compare heathen prophets, בַּבַּעַל Jeremiah 2:8.

Hithpa`el Perfect 2 masculine singular הִתְנַבִּיתָ 1 Samuel 10:16; 1 singular הִנַּבֵּאתִי Ezekiel 37:10; Imperfect יִתְנַבֵּא 1 Samuel 10:10 7t.; 3 masculine plural יִתְנַבְּאוּ Numbers 11:25 5t.; Imperative הִנַּבְּאוּ Jeremiah 23:13; Infinitive הִתְנַבּוֺת 1 Samuel 10:13; Participle מִתְנַבֵּא Jeremiah 26:20 9t. Participle; —

1 Prophesy under influence of divine spirit:

a. in the ecstatic state Numbers 11:25,26,27 (J), with music 1 Samuel 10:5,6,10,13, in frenzy 1 Samuel 19:20,21 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 19:23,24; excited to violence 1 Samuel 18:10 (= מְשֻׁגָּע mad 2 Kings 9:11); Jeremiah 29:26.

b. apart from ecstatic state, absolute Ezekiel 37:10, with לְ 1 Kings 22:8; Jeremiah 29:27; על 1 Kings 22:18 2 Chronicles 18:17,7; 20:37; ׳בְּשֵׁם י Jeremiah 26:20.

2 of heathen prophets of Baal in ecstatic state 1 Kings 18:29; בַּבַּעַל Jeremiah 23:13.

3 of false prophets 1 Kings 22:10 2 Chronicles 18:9; Jeremiah 14:14; Ezekiel 13:17.

נבא (√ of following; see Biblical Hebrew id., but especially Bewer Amos. J. Semitic Lang., Jan. 1902 who compare Assyrian nabû, tear away, lead forcibly, hence prophets as (figuratively) carried away by divine frenzy, ecstasy, compare 1 Samuel 10:6,10; 1 Samuel 19:20,24).

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List of Word Forms
בְּהִנָּֽבְאֹת֑וֹ בְּהִנָּבְאֽוֹ׃ בהנבאו׃ בהנבאתו הִנַּבְּא֣וּ הִנָּבֵ֕א הִנָּבֵ֖א הִנָּבֵ֛א הִנָּבֵ֣א הִנָּבֵ֤א הִנָּבֵ֨א הִנָּבֵא֙ הַֽנִּבְּאִ֛ים הַֽנִּבְּאִ֤ים הַֽנִּבְּאִ֥ים הַֽנִבְּאִים֙ הַמִּֽתְנַבְּא֖וֹת הַמִּתְנַבֵּ֖א הַנִּבְּאִ֣ים הַנִּבָּ֕א הַנִּבָּ֖א הַנִּבָּאִ֑ים המתנבא המתנבאות הנבא הנבאו הנבאים וְהִנַּבֵּ֖אתִי וְהִנָּבֵ֖א וְהִנָּבֵ֛א וְהִנָּבֵ֣א וְהִתְנַבִּ֖יתָ וְנִבְּא֖וּ וְנִבֵּ֖אתִי וְנִבֵּאתָ֖ וַיִּֽתְנַבְּא֔וּ וַיִּֽתְנַבְּא֖וּ וַיִּנָּ֨בְא֜וּ וַיִּנָּבֵ֞א וַיִּתְנַבֵּ֔א וַיִּתְנַבֵּ֖א וַיִּתְנַבֵּ֞א וַיִּתְנַבֵּ֣א וַיִּתְנַבֵּ֤א וּמִתְנַבֵּ֑א והנבא והנבאתי והתנבית וינבא וינבאו ויתנבא ויתנבאו ומתנבא ונבאו ונבאת ונבאתי יִנָּבֵ֖א יִנָּבֵ֣א יִנָּבֵֽא׃ יִתְנַבֵּ֥א יִתְנַבֵּ֨א ינבא ינבא׃ יתנבא כְּהִנָּ֣בְאִ֔י כְּהִנָּֽבְאִי֙ כהנבאי לְהִנָּבֵ֑א לְהִנָּבֵ֞א להנבא מִֽתְנַבְּאִ֖ים מִֽתְנַבְּאִ֥ים מִֽתְנַבְּאִֽים׃ מִתְנַבֵּ֨א מִתְנַבֵּא֙ מֵֽהִתְנַבּ֔וֹת מהתנבות מתנבא מתנבאים מתנבאים׃ נִבְּא֣וּ נִבְּא֣וּ־ נִבְּא֥וּ נִבְּאִ֔ים נִבְּאִ֣ים נִבְּאִ֥ים נִבְּאֵ֞י נִבְּאֵ֣י נִבֵּ֗אתָ נִבֵּ֥אתָ נִבֵּ֨יתָ נִבָּ֑א נִבָּ֔א נִבָּ֖א נִבָּ֜א נִבָּ֥א נִבָּ֨א נִבָּֽא׃ נִבָּֽאוּ׃ נִבָּא֙ נבא נבא׃ נבאו נבאו־ נבאו׃ נבאי נבאים נבאת נבית תִּנָּבְאֽוּ׃ תִּנָּבֵ֣א תִּנָּבֵֽא׃ תִנָּבֵא֙ תנבא תנבא׃ תנבאו׃ bə·hin·nā·ḇə·’ō·ṯōw bə·hin·nā·ḇə·’ōw bəhinnāḇə’ōṯōw bəhinnāḇə’ōw behinnaveO behinnaveoTo ha·nib·bə·’îm ham·miṯ·nab·bê ham·miṯ·nab·bə·’ō·wṯ hammitnabBe hammiṯnabbê hammiṯnabbə’ōwṯ hammitnabbeot han·nib·bā han·nib·bā·’îm han·nib·bə·’îm hanibbə’îm hanibbeIm hannibBa hannibbā hannibbā’îm hannibbaIm hannibbə’îm hannibbeIm hin·nā·ḇê hin·nab·bə·’ū hinnabbə’ū hinnabbeU hinnāḇê hinnaVe kə·hin·nā·ḇə·’î kəhinnāḇə’î kehinNaveI lə·hin·nā·ḇê ləhinnāḇê lehinnaVe mê·hiṯ·nab·bō·wṯ mehitnabBot mêhiṯnabbōwṯ miṯ·nab·bê miṯ·nab·bə·’îm mitnabBe miṯnabbê miṯnabbə’îm mitnabbeIm nib·bā nib·bā·’ū nib·bə·’ê nib·bə·’îm nib·bə·’ū nib·bə·’ū- nib·bê·ṯā nibBa nibbā nibbā’ū nibBau nibbə’ê nibbə’îm nibbə’ū nibbə’ū- nibbeEi nibbeIm nibBeita nibBeta nibbêṯā nibbeU tin·nā·ḇê ṯin·nā·ḇê tin·nā·ḇə·’ū tinnāḇê ṯinnāḇê tinnāḇə’ū tinnaVe tinnaveU ū·miṯ·nab·bê umitnabBe ūmiṯnabbê vaiyinnaVe vaiyinNaveU vaiyitnabBe vaiyitnabbeU vehinnabBeti vehinnaVe vehitnabBita venibbeTa venibBeti venibbeU way·yin·nā·ḇê way·yin·nā·ḇə·’ū way·yiṯ·nab·bê way·yiṯ·nab·bə·’ū wayyinnāḇê wayyinnāḇə’ū wayyiṯnabbê wayyiṯnabbə’ū wə·hin·nā·ḇê wə·hin·nab·bê·ṯî wə·hiṯ·nab·bî·ṯā wə·nib·bə·’ū wə·nib·bê·ṯā wə·nib·bê·ṯî wəhinnabbêṯî wəhinnāḇê wəhiṯnabbîṯā wənibbə’ū wənibbêṯā wənibbêṯî yin·nā·ḇê yinnāḇê yinnaVe yiṯ·nab·bê yitnabBe yiṯnabbê
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