nagas: to press, drive, oppress, exactOriginal Word: נָגַשׂPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. rootDefinition
to press, drive, oppress, exactNASB Translation
drive hard (1), driver (1), exact (2), exacted (1), hard-pressed (2), oppressed (2), oppressor (4), oppressors (2), overseers (1), ruler (1), taskmaster (1), taskmasters (5).
[נָגַשׂ verb press, drive, oppress, exact
, throw down
, DlHWB 448
; Arabic rouse
game, drive vehemently
; Ethiopic reign, wield power
Qal Perfect ׳נ 2 Kings 23:25; Imperfect יִגּשֹׁ Deuteronomy 15:2; 2masculine singular תִּגּשֹׁ Deuteronomy 15:3; 2masculine plural תִּנְגּ֑שֹׁוּ Isaiah 58:3; — Participle נֹגֵשׂ Isaiah 9:3 +, etc.; —
1 press, drive to work (object עַצְּבֵיכֶם your workmen), Isaiah 58:3 (GesComm., De Di Du; exact [changing ׳ע, q. v.] Che, etc.); see
2 exact with accusative כֶּסֶף, 2 Kings 23:35; followed by accusative of person only Deuteronomy 15:2,13.
3 Participle (= substantive) driver, task-master Exodus 3:7; Exodus 5:6,10,13,14; Job 3:18; (ass-) driver Job 39:7; of (arbitrary) ruler Isaiah 3:12, ruler (good sense) Zechariah 10:4; = foreign oppressor, tyrant Isaiah 9:3 (with בְּ) Isaiah 14:2,4; Zechariah 9:8; exactor of tribute, Daniel 11:20; plural abstract lordship = lord, ruler, figurative of צְדָקָה (personified) Isaiah 60:17 ("" מְּקֻדָּתֵךְ שָׁלוֺם).
Niph`al Perfect נִגַּשׂ 1 Samuel 13:6 2t. + Isaiah 3:5 (וְ consecutive); — hard pressed by enemy 1 Samuel 13:6, and so 1 Samuel 14:24 (but omitted by emendation, after ᵐ5, Th We Dr Kit Bu HPS); treated harshly, of suffering servant of ׳י Isaiah 53:7; reciprocal tyrannize over (׳ב) each other Isaiah 35..
distress, driver, exactor, oppressor, raiser of taxes, taskmaster
A primitive root; to drive (an animal, a workman, a debtor, an army); by implication, to tax, harass, tyrannize -- distress, driver, exact(-or), oppress(-or), X raiser of taxes, taskmaster.