H5059 נגן - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; prop to thrum, that is, beat a tune with the fingers; especially to play on a stringed instrument; hence (generally) to make music

KJV Usage: player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er. -ing).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to play or strike strings, play a stringed instrument
a. (Qal)
1. player (participle)
b. (Piel)
1. to play 1b
c. player, minstrel (participle)
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1292.1
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H5059 נגן is used in the Bible

12 occurrences of H5059 נגן

1 Samuel 16:16
1 Samuel 16:17
1 Samuel 16:18
1 Samuel 16:23
1 Samuel 18:10
1 Samuel 19:9
2 Kings 3:15
Psalms 33:3
Psalms 68:25
Isaiah 23:16
Isaiah 38:20
Ezekiel 33:32

Corresponding Greek Words

nagan pi. G2127 eulogeo
nagan pi. G2789 kitharizo
nagan pi. G5568 psalmos
nagan pi.,qal. G5567 psallo