Grab Tightly

נָשַׁק Strong’s #5401 nashaq

And his father Isaac said unto him, Come near now, and kiss me, my son.

Genesis 27:26

The verb nashaq means “to grab hold tightly” as when grabbing hold of a weapon for battle, as we see in Psalm 78:9. This same verb can also be used for an embrace, such as we see in Genesis 29:11, where Jacob kisses Rachel.