5065. nagas
Lexical Summary
nagas: to press, drive, oppress, exact
Original Word: נָגַשׂ
Transliteration: nagas
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-gas')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to press, drive, oppress, exact
Meaning: to drive, to tax, harass, tyrannize
Strong's Concordance
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.


H5065. nagas

[נָגַשׂverb press, drive, oppress, exact (Assyrian naga&198;šu, throw down, overthrow, DlHWB 448; Arabic rouse and drive game, drive vehemently; Ethiopic reign, wield power, king); —

Qal Perfect ׳נ2 Kings 23:25; Imperfect יִגּשֹׁDeuteronomy 15:2; 2masculine singular תִּגּשֹׁ15:3; 2masculine plural תִּנְגּ֑שֹׁוּIsaiah 58:3; — Participle נֹגֵשׂ9:3 +, 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; 5:6, 10, 13, 14; Job 3:18; (ass-) driver 39:7; of (arbitrary) ruler Isaiah 3:12, ruler (good sense) Zechariah 10:4; = foreign oppressor, tyrant Isaiah 9:3 (with בְּ‎) 14:2, 4; Zechariah 9:8; exactor of tribute, Daniel 11:20; plural abstract lordship = lord, ruler, figurative of צְדָקָה‎ (personified) Isaiah 60:17 ("" שָׁלוֺם מְּקֻדָּתֵךְ‎).

Niph`al Perfect נִגַּשׂ1 Samuel 13:6 2t. + Isaiah 3:5 (וְ‎ consecutive); — hard pressed by enemy 1 Samuel 13:6, and so 14:24 (but omitted by emendation, after ᵐ5‎, Th We Dr Kit Bu HPS); treated harshly, of suffering servant of ׳יIsaiah 53:7; reciprocal tyrannize over (׳ב‎) each other Isaiah 35..


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