A primitive root; to drive forth (a person, an animal or chariot), i.e. Lead, carry away; reflexively, to proceed (i.e. Impel or guide oneself); also (from the panting induced by effort), to sigh -- acquaint, bring (away), carry away, drive (away), lead (away, forth), (be) guide, lead (away, forth).
I. נָהַג verb drive, conduct (Late Hebrew conduct oneself, behave, be accustomed; Arabic go along the road, keep to the road; Aramaic נְהַג lead); —
Qal Perfect ׳נ Lamentations 3:2; נָָֽהֲגוּ 1 Samuel 30:20; Imperfect יִנְהַג Isaiah 20:4, etc.; Imperative נְהַג 2 Kings 4:24; Participle active נֹהֵג Isaiah 11:6 2t., etc.; passive נְהוּגִים 60:11; —
1 drive, flocks Exodus 3:1; compare (in predict.) Isaiah 11:6 (followed by בְּ); figurative, object Joseph, Psalm 80:2 (simile of flock); hence, object human being, lead on, Song of Solomon 8:2 ("" אֶלֿ הֵבִיא)); also figurative, subject ׳י, Lamentations 3:2 ("" הוֺלִיךְ); passive participle of kings led in procession Isaiah 60:11 compare Di (rather than as captives, Che, as earlier usage; "" הֵבִיא); drive away, off, (object מִקְנֶה) Genesis 31:18 ( of Jacob, going by stealth); usually as booty (object flocks and herds) 1 Samuel 23:5, ינהגו יתומים חמור Job 24:3 (unjustly); compare 1 Samuel 30:2 (twice in verse) (read וַיִּנְהֲגוּ We Dr Kit Bu, compare Th, not HPS q. v. ), 30:22 (no object expressed but really captives "" הָלַךְ), Isaiah 20:4; drive an ass for riding 2 Kings 4:24 ("" הָלַךְ); a cart (עֲגָלָה) 2 Samuel 6:3 = 1 Chronicles 13:7 (where ׳בָּע); absolute of driving chariot 2 Kings 9:20; lead out an army to battle (late) 1 Chronicles 20:12; 1 Chronicles 25:11.
2 figurative בַּחָכְמָה נֹהֵג וְלִבִּי Ecclesiastes 2:3 my heart behaving itself in wisdom (compare Late Hebrew above).
1 drive away, lead off, followed by accusative, daughters of Laban Genesis 31:26 ("" גָּנַב); of ׳י, leading off people into exile, followed by שָׁ֫מָּה Deuteronomy 4:27 ("" הֵפִיץ), 28:37 ("" הוֺלִיךְ).
2 lead on, guide, followed by accusative, subject ׳י Psalm 78:52 (כַּעֵ֫דֶר "" כַּצּאֹן הִסִּיעַ); Isaiah 49:10 ("" נִהֵל, compare Psalm 23:2); Isaiah 63:14; 48:15; guide on, a wind, Exodus 10:13 (followed by בָּאָרֶץ), Psalm 78:26; ("" הִסִּיעַ).
3 cause to drive (compare
II. [נָהַג] verb Pi`el moan, lament (Arabic be out of breath, pant, breathe heavily; Aramaic sigh, groan); —
Pi`el Participle feminine plural מְנַהֲגוֺה Nahum 2:8 (יוֺנִים כְּקוֺל ).