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HEBREW WORD STUDIES
נָחַם 'nacham' meaning 'relent or comfort' Strong's 5162

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Introduction 1.1

This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Hebrew word נָחַם, 'nacham' translated 'relent or comfort' (Strong's 5162), and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "nacham" appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word nacham appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.1 Scriptures for נָחַם 'nacham' meaning 'relent or comfort' Strong's 5162

Genesis 6:5 And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6:6 And Yahweh regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
6:7 And Yahweh said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for I regret that I have made them.

Exodus 13:17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
32:12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For evil he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from your fierce wrath, and relent of this evil against your people.
32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
32:14 And Yahweh relented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent : has he said, and shall he not do it? Or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Deuteronomy 32:36 For Yahweh shall judge his people, and relent for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, and there is no one remaining imprisoned, or abandoned.

Judges 2:18 And when Yahweh raised up judges for them, then Yahweh was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for Yahweh relented because of their groaning by reason of those who oppressed them and vexed them.
21:6 And the children of Israel repented for Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day.
21:15 And the people repented for Benjamin, because Yahweh had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.

1 Samuel 15:10 Then came the word of Yahweh to Samuel, saying,
15:11 I regret that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried to Yahweh all night.
15:28 And Samuel said to him, Yahweh has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and has given it to a neighbour of yours, who is better than you.
15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent : for he is not a man, that he should repent .
15:35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and Yahweh regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

2 Samuel 24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, Yahweh relented of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now your hand. And the angel of Yahweh was by the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite.

1 Chronicles 21:15 And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, Yahweh beheld, and he relented of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now your hand. And the angel of Yahweh stood by the threshing place of Ornan the Jebusite.

Job 42:5 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees you.
6 Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 90:13 Return, O Yahweh, how long? and relent concerning your servants.
106:44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
106:45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and relented according to the multitude of his mercies.
110:4 Yahweh has sworn, and will not repent , You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
135:14 For Yahweh will judge his people, and he will relent concerning his servants.

Jeremiah 4:28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent , neither will I turn back from it.
8:6 I listened and heard, but they did not aright: no man repented of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rushes into the battle.
15:6 You have forsaken me, says Yahweh, you have gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against you, and destroy you; I am weary with relenting .
18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turns from their evil, I will relent of the evil that I thought to do to them.
18:9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it ;
18:10 If it does evil in my sight, that it does not obey my voice, then I will relent of the good, with which I said I would benefit them.
20:16 And let that man be as the cities which Yahweh overthrew, and did not relent : and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;
26:3 If so be they will listen, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may relent of the evil, which I purpose to do to them because of the evil of their doings.
26:13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of Yahweh your God; and Yahweh will relent of the evil that he has pronounced against you.
26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? did he not fear Yahweh, and besought Yahweh, and Yahweh relented of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
31:19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented ; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yes, even confounded, because I bore the reproach of my youth.
42:10 If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I relent of the evil that I have done to you.

Ezekiel 24:14 I Yahweh have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it: I will not go back, nor will I spare, nor will I relent ; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says the Lord Yahweh.

Joel 2:13 And tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and relents of the evil.
14 Who knows if he will return and relent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering to Yahweh your God?

Amos 7:2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord Yahweh, forgive, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
7:3 Yahweh relented for this: It shall not be, says Yahweh.
7:5 Then said I, O Lord Yahweh, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
7:6 Yahweh relented for this: This also shall not be, says the Lord Yahweh.

Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and relent , and turn away from his fierce anger, that we do not perish?
3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented of the evil, that he had said that he would do to them; and he did not do it.
4:2 And he prayed to Yahweh, and said, I pray you, O Yahweh, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before to Tarshish: for I knew that you are a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and relent of the evil.

Zechariah 8:14 For thus says Yahweh of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, says Yahweh of hosts, and I did not repent :

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