Word Summary
nashak: to bite
Original Word: נָשַׁךְ
Transliteration: nashak
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-shak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to bite
Meaning: to strike with a, sting, to oppress with usury
Strong's Concordance
bite, lend upon usury

A primitive root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan -- bite, lend upon usury.


H5391. nashak

נָשַׁךְverb bite (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew, but also transposed נְכַשׁ‎ Hiph`il); Assyrian našâku DlHWB 486; נְכֵית ᵑ7‎ (especially of snakes); Syriac , ; Ethiopic Di642; BaZMG xliii (1889), 188 compare Arabic , undo threads, untwist rope, disintegrate, dissolve); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular נָשַׁךְNumbers 21:9, suffix וּנְשָׁכוֺ‎ consecutive Amos 5:19, וּנְשָׁכָם‎ consecutive 9:3; Imperfect3masculine singular יִשֹּׁךְEcclesiastes 10:11, יִשָּׁ֑ךְProverbs 23:32, suffix יִשְּׁכֶנּוּEcclesiastes 10:8; Participle active נשֵׁךְGenesis 49:17; plural נשְׁכִיםMicah 3:5, suffix נשְׁכֶיךָHabakkuk 2:7; passive נָשׁוּךְNumbers 21:8; — bite, chiefly of serpent, with accusative, Amos 5:19; 9:3; Genesis 49:17 (poem in J), Numbers 21:8 (passive participle, absolute), 21:9, Ecclesiastes 10:8 also 10:11 (absolute), Proverbs 23:32 (simile of wine); figurative of prophets ׳הַנּ בְּשִׁנֵּיהֶםMicah 3:5 who are biting with their teeth, and crying, Peace! figurative of oppression, etc., נשְׁכֶיךָHabakkuk 2:7 (with play on sense thy debtors, those that give thee interest).

Pi`el Perfect3plural אֶתְכֶם וְנִשְּׁכוּJeremiah 8:17 and they shall bite you fatally (figurative); Imperfect3masculine plural אֶתהָֿעָם וַיְנַשְּׁכוּNumbers 21:5 and they bit the people fatally(both of serpents).

[נָשַׁךְ‎] verb denominative pay, give interest (compare GerberVerba denominative 89); —

Qal Imperfect3masculine singular יִשָּׁ֑ךְDeuteronomy 23:20 interest of anything off which one giveth interest (compare Dr).

Hiph`il make one give interest; Imperfect2masculine singular תַּשִּׁיךְDeuteronomy 23:20 ( + accusative of congnate meaning with verb) 23:21; 23:21, all with לְ‎ person