Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly

Hebrew: נָחַם, nāḥam (H5162)

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Here are comfort, ease, repent and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word נָחַם mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H5162

Hebrew Base Word: נָחַם

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Comfort (self), ease (one's self), repent(-er,-ing) (self)

Definition: Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself).

Detailed definition:

  1. To be sorry, console oneself, repent, regret, comfort, be comforted.
    1. (Niphal).
      1. To be sorry, be moved to pity, have compassion.
      2. To be sorry, rue, suffer grief, repent.
      3. To comfort oneself, be comforted.
      4. To comfort oneself, ease oneself.
    2. (Piel) to comfort, console.
    3. (Pual) to be comforted, be consoled.
    4. (Hithpael).
      1. To be sorry, have compassion.
      2. To rue, repent of.
      3. To comfort oneself, be comforted.
      4. To ease oneself.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: n̪ɔːˈħɑm
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: nɑːˈχɑm
  3. Transliteration: nāḥam
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: naw-HAHM
  5. Modern Pronunciation: na-HAHM

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