נעשה

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Verb[edit]

נַעֲשָׂה (naasá) (nif'ál construction)

  1. (It) was done, performed, executed.
    • Esther 6, with translation of the Darby Bible:
      כָּכָה יֵעָשֶׂה לָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר הַמֶּלֶךְ חָפֵץ בִּיקָרוֹ
      kácha yeasé laísh ashér hamélech chaféts bikaró
      Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honour!
  2. (He/it) was made, created, brought into being.
    • Leviticus 7:9, with Young's Literal Translation:
      וְכָל־מִנְחָה אֲשֶׁר תֵּאָפֶה בַּתַּנּוּר וְכָל־נַעֲשָׂה בַמַּרְחֶשֶׁת וְעַל־מַחֲבַת לַכֹּהֵן הַמַּקְרִיב אֹתָהּ לוֹ תִהְיֶה
      v'chol-minchá ashér teafé batanúr v'chol-naasá vamarchéshet v'al-machavát lakohén hamakrív otáh ló tihyé
      and every present which is baked in an oven, and every one done in a frying-pan, and on a girdel, [is] the priest's who is bringing it near; it is his
  3. (He/it) became, turned into.
    • Maimonides, משנה תורה,‎ עדות chapter 14:
      מי שהיה יודע לחבירו עדות עד שלא נעשה חתנו ונעשה חתנו… הרי זה פסול
      Someone who knew testimony of his friend when he had not yet become his son-in-law, and became his son-in-law,… he is invalid [as a witness]
  4. (נַעֲשֶׂה, naasé) masculine singular present participle and present tense of נַעֲשָׂה

Usage notes[edit]

  • The present tense נַעֲשֶׂה (naasé) is now often pronounced (like the past tense) נַעֲשָׂה (naasá), perhaps to distinguish it from the future tense נַעֲשֶׂה (naasé) of עָשָׂה.

Verb[edit]

נַעֲשֶׂה (naasé)

  1. First-person plural future tense (prefix conjugation) of עָשָׂה (asá).
    • Genesis 1:26, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ
      vayómer elohím naasé adám b'tsalménu kidmusénu
      And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness