H5344 נקב - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to puncture, literally (to perforate, with more or less violence) or figuratively (to specify, designate, libel)

KJV Usage: appoint, blaspheme, bore, curse, express, with holes, name, pierce, strike through.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to pierce, perforate, bore, appoint
a. (Qal)
1. to pierce, bore
2. to prick off, designate
b. (Niphal) to be pricked off, be designated, be specified
2. (Qal) to curse, blaspheme
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1409
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H5344 נקב is used in the Bible

25 occurrences of H5344 נקב

Genesis 30:28 Designate
Leviticus 24:11 punctured
Leviticus 24:16 And he that punctureth
Leviticus 24:16 when he punctureth
Numbers 1:17 who are mentioned
Numbers 23:8 shall I puncture,
Numbers 23:25 Neither puncture
2 Kings 12:9 and punctured
2 Kings 18:21 and puncture
1 Chronicles 12:31 who were designated
1 Chronicles 16:41 who were mentioned
2 Chronicles 28:15 who were mentioned
2 Chronicles 31:19 that were mentioned
Ezra 8:20 all of them were mentioned
Job 3:8 Let them puncture
Job 5:3 I punctured
Job 40:24 punctureth through
Job 41:2 or puncture
Proverbs 11:26 shall puncture
Proverbs 24:24 puncture,
Isaiah 36:6 and puncture
Isaiah 62:2 designation,
Amos 6:1 who are designated
Habakkuk 3:14 Thou didst puncture through
Haggai 1:6 to put it into a punctured

Distinct usage

2 who were mentioned
2 and puncture
1 who are mentioned
1 that were mentioned
1 all of them were mentioned
1 designation,
1 who are designated
1 Designate
1 punctured
1 Thou didst puncture through
1 I punctured
1 And he that punctureth
1 when he punctureth
1 Neither puncture
1 shall I puncture,
1 and punctured
1 who were designated
1 punctureth through
1 or puncture
1 Let them puncture
1 to put it into a punctured
1 shall puncture
1 puncture,

Corresponding Greek Words

naqav see G1291 st. dia stello
naqav G2028 ep onomazo
naqav G2672 kat araomai
naqav ni. see G1941 st. epi kaleo
naqav ni. G4863 sun ago
naqav qal.,ni. G3687 onomazo

Related words


H4717 מקּבה maqqâbâh
From H5344; properly a perforatrix, that is, a hammer (as piercing)

KJV Usage: hammer.

H4718 מקּבת maqqebeth
From H5344; properly a perforator, that is, a hammer (as piercing); also (intransitively) a perforation, that is, a quarry

KJV Usage: hammer, hole.

H5347 נקבה ne qêbâh
ne qêbâh
From H5344; female (from the sexual form)

KJV Usage: female, woman.