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Lexicon :: Strong's H259 - 'eḥāḏ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A numeral from אָחַד (H258)
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TWOT Reference: 61

Strong’s Definitions

אֶחָד ʼechâd, ekh-awd'; a numeral from H258; properly, united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first:—a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any(-thing), apiece, a certain, (dai-) ly, each (one), eleven, every, few, first, highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together,

KJV Translation Count — Total: 952x

The KJV translates Strong's H259 in the following manner: one (687x), first (36x), another (35x), other (30x), any (18x), once (13x), eleven (with H6240) (13x), every (10x), certain (9x), an (7x), some (7x), miscellaneous (87x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 952x
The KJV translates Strong's H259 in the following manner: one (687x), first (36x), another (35x), other (30x), any (18x), once (13x), eleven (with H6240) (13x), every (10x), certain (9x), an (7x), some (7x), miscellaneous (87x).
  1. one (number)

    1. one (number)

    2. each, every

    3. a certain

    4. an (indefinite article)

    5. only, once, once for all

    6. one...another, the one...the other, one after another, one by one

    7. first

    8. eleven (in combination), eleventh (ordinal)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֶחָד ʼechâd, ekh-awd'; a numeral from H258; properly, united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first:—a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any(-thing), apiece, a certain, (dai-) ly, each (one), eleven, every, few, first, highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together,
אֶחָד 962 adjective number one (Phoenician אחד, Sabean id., compare DHMZMG 1876, 707, Arabic أَحَدً, Ethiopic አሐዱ፡ Aramaic חַד, dfo; on Assyrian edu, aḫadu, compare DlW No. 139) — absoluteא׳ Genesis 1:5אַחַ֫ד Genesis 21:15 +; so even before preposition 1 Samuel 9:3 and elsewhere see Dr; feminine absolute אַחַ֫ת Genesis 2:21 +; אֶחָ֑תGenesis 11:1 +; construct אַחַ֫ת Deuteronomy 13:13 +; plural masculine אֲחָדִים Genesis 11:1 + 4:t.; חַד Ezekiel 33:30 strike out Co compare Greek Version of the LXX; —
1. one Genesis 1:9; Genesis 27:38, 45; Exodus 12:49; Joshua 23:10; 1 Samuel 1:24; 2 Samuel 12:3 +, Zechariah 14:9; Malachi 2:10; Job 31:15 +, so also (emphatic) 2 Samuel 17:3 for MT אֲשֶׁר Greek Version of the LXX We Dr; one or two לֹא לְיוֺם אֶחָד וְלֹא לִשְׁנַיִם Ezra 10:13; as substantive followed by מִן Genesis 2:21; Leviticus 4:2, 13; Isaiah 34:16 +; הָא׳ Genesis 19:9; Genesis 42:13, 32; 2 Kings 6:3, 5 +; one and the same Genesis 40:5; Job 31:15; plural דְּבָרִים אֲחָדִים Genesis 11:1 compare Ezekiel 37:17 (absolute), but see Co;=few, a few יָמִים א׳Genesis 27:44; Genesis 29:20; Daniel 11:20; כְּאִישׁ אֶחָד as one man, together Judges 20:8; 1 Samuel 11:7; also כְּאֶחָד late=Aramaic כַּחֲדָאEzra 2:64 (= Nehemiah 7:66) Ezra 3:9; Ezra 6:20; Ecclesiastes 11:6; see especially Isaiah 65:25 (|| earlier יַחְדֶּו Isaiah 11:6, 7).
2.each, every Exodus 36:30; Numbers 7:3, 85; Numbers 28:21; 1 Kings 4:7; 2 Kings 15:20 +; also repeated, distributive sense Numbers 7:11; Numbers 13:2; Numbers 17:21; Joshua 3:12; Joshua 4:2, 4.
4.=indefinite article 1 Samuel 6:7; 1 Samuel 24:15; 1 Samuel 26:20 (but strike out Greek Version of the LXX We Dr) 1 Kings 19:4, 5 +.
5. only 1 Kings 4:19; & (feminine) once 2 Kings 6:10; Psalm 62:12; Psalm 89:36 (once for all); אַחַת לְשָׁלוֺשׁ שָׁנִים 2 Chronicles 9:21, בַּשָּׁנָה א׳ Leviticus 16:34 compare Job 40:5, אֶחָ֑ת אֶחָ֑ת Joshua 6:3, 11 compare Joshua 6:14, בְּאַחַת Numbers 10:4; Job 33:14; at once בְּאֶחָ֑ת Proverbs 28:18 compare וְאִנָּקְמֶה נְקַם־אַחַת Judges 16:28. **Num 10:4 בְּאַחַת is rather 'in one (of the trumpets)'; Job 33:14 it=in one way; Proverbs 28:18 read probably with Syriac Version Lag Dy Bi בַּשָּׁ֑חַת; Judges 16:28 is rather 'vengeance for one of my two eyes' (see GFM). Jeremiah 10:8 בְּאַחַת probably=in one, altogether. אחד.
6. one... another, the one... the other א׳⬩⬩⬩א׳ Exodus 17:12; Exodus 18:3, 4; Amos 4:7; 2 Samuel 12:1; Jeremiah 24:2; 2 Chronicles 3:17; Nehemiah 4:11 +; 2 Samuel 14:6 read הָאֶחָד אֶת־אָחִיו for האחד את־האחד Greek Version of the LXX We Dr; one after another, one by one, לְאַחַד אֶחָד Isaiah 27:12 compare Ecclesiastes 7:27.
7. as ordinal, first (mostly P & late) Genesis 1:5 (P) Genesis 2:11 (J) Exodus 39:10 (P); absolute Job 42:14, Ezekiel 10:14 especially of first day of month Exodus 40:2 (P) Ezra 3:6; Ezra 10:16, 17; Nehemiah 8:2; Haggai 1:1; first year, שְׁנַת אַחַת 2 Chronicles 36:22; Ezra 1:1; Daniel 1:21; Daniel 9:1, 2; Daniel 11:1 compare first (day, יוֺם omitted) Genesis 8:5, 13 בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ; so Exodus 40:17; Leviticus 23:24; Numbers 1:18; Numbers 29:1; Numbers 33:38 (all P) Deuteronomy 1:3; 2 Chronicles 29:17; Ezra 7:9 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 26:1; Ezekiel 29:17; Ezekiel 31:1; Ezekiel 32:1; Ezekiel 45:18.
8. in combination,
a. אַחַד עָשָׂר eleven (compare עָשָׂר, עַשְׁתֵּי) Genesis 32:23; Genesis 37:9 (JE) Deuteronomy 1:2; so אַחַת־עֶשְׂרֵה Joshua 15:51 (P) 2 Kings 23:36; 2 Kings 24:18; 2 Chronicles 36:5, 11; Jeremiah 52:1 (precedes noun, except Joshua 15:51; as ordinal, eleventh אַחַת עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה Ezekiel 30:20; Ezekiel 31:1 compare 1 Kings 6:38; 2 Kings 9:29;
b. with other numerals, as cardinal אֶחָד וְאַרְבָּעִים אֶלֶף וַחֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֺת Numbers 1:41; compare Numbers 2:16, 28; Numbers 31:34, 39 (all P; א׳ precedes other numeral); but אַרְבָּיִם וְאַחַת שָׁנָה (א׳ following) 1 Kings 14:21; 1 Kings 15:10; 2 Kings 14:23; 2 Chronicles 12:13 compare 2 Kings 22:1 2 Chronicles 34:1; 2 Kings 24:18Jeremiah 52:1 2 Chronicles 36:11; Joshua 12:24 (D) Isaiah 30:17; Ezra 2:26Nehemiah 7:30 compare Nehemiah 7:37; Daniel 10:13; as ordinal בְּאַחַת וְשֵׁשׁ מֵאוֺת שָׁנָה Genesis 8:13 (P) Exodus 12:18 (P), 1 Chronicles 24:17; 1 Chronicles 25:28; 2 Chronicles 16:13 (א׳ preceding); but 1 Kings 16:23; Haggai 2:1 (א׳ following).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:5; 1:5; 1:9; 2:11; 2:21; 2:21; 8:5; 8:13; 8:13; 11:1; 11:1; 11:1; 19:9; 21:15; 27:38; 27:44; 27:45; 29:20; 32:23; 37:9; 40:5; 42:13; 42:32


12:18; 12:49; 17:12; 18:3; 18:4; 36:30; 39:10; 40:2; 40:17


4:2; 4:13; 16:34; 23:24


1:18; 1:41; 2:16; 2:28; 7:3; 7:11; 7:85; 10:4; 10:4; 13:2; 28:21; 29:1; 31:34; 31:39; 33:38


1:2; 1:3; 13:13


3:12; 4:2; 4:4; 6:3; 6:11; 6:14; 12:24; 15:51; 15:51; 23:10


16:28; 16:28; 20:8

1 Samuel

1:1; 1:1; 1:24; 6:7; 9:3; 11:7; 24:15; 26:20

2 Samuel

12:1; 12:3; 14:6; 17:3; 17:9; 18:10

1 Kings

4:7; 4:19; 6:38; 14:21; 15:10; 16:23; 19:4; 19:5

2 Kings

4:1; 6:3; 6:5; 6:10; 9:29; 14:23; 15:20; 22:1; 23:36; 24:18; 24:18

1 Chronicles

24:17; 25:28

2 Chronicles

3:17; 9:21; 12:13; 16:13; 29:17; 34:1; 36:5; 36:11; 36:11; 36:22


1:1; 2:26; 2:64; 3:6; 3:9; 6:20; 7:9; 10:13; 10:16; 10:17


4:11; 7:30; 7:37; 7:66; 8:2




31:15; 31:15; 33:14; 33:14; 40:5; 42:14


62:12; 89:36


28:18; 28:18


7:27; 11:6


11:6; 11:7; 27:12; 30:17; 34:16; 65:25


10:8; 24:2; 52:1; 52:1


10:14; 26:1; 29:17; 30:20; 31:1; 31:1; 32:1; 33:30; 37:17; 45:18


1:21; 9:1; 9:2; 10:13; 11:1; 11:20




1:1; 2:1





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H259 matches the Hebrew אֶחָד ('eḥāḏ),
which occurs 976 times in 739 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 15 (Gen 1:5–Exo 12:18)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:9 - And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:11 - The name of the first is the Pishon. It is the one that flowed around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:21 - So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:24 - Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 - Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:19 - And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:5 - And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:13 - In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg,[fn] for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother’s name was Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:1 - Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:15 - When the water in the skin was gone, she put the child under one of the bushes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:2 - He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:10 - Abimelech said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the people might easily have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:44 - and stay with him a while, until your brother’s fury turns away—
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - until your brother’s anger turns away from you, and he forgets what you have done to him. Then I will send and bring you from there. Why should I be bereft of you both in one day?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:20 - So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:8 - thinking, “If Esau comes to the one camp and attacks it, then the camp that is left will escape.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:22 - The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children,[fn] and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are frail, and that the nursing flocks and herds are a care to me. If they are driven hard for one day, all the flocks will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:16 - Then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to ourselves, and we will dwell with you and become one people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:22 - Only on this condition will the men agree to dwell with us to become one people—when every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 - Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:20 - Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits.[fn] Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - And one night they both dreamed—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison—each his own dream, and each dream with its own interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:5 - And he fell asleep and dreamed a second time. And behold, seven ears of grain, plump and good, were growing on one stalk.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:11 - we dreamed on the same night, he and I, each having a dream with its own interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:22 - I also saw in my dream seven ears growing on one stalk, full and good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:25 - Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:26 - The seven good cows are seven years, and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:11 - We are all sons of one man. We are honest men. Your servants have never been spies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:13 - And they said, “We, your servants, are twelve brothers, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan, and behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:16 - Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. Or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:19 - if you are honest men, let one of your brothers remain confined where you are in custody, and let the rest go and carry grain for the famine of your households,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - And as one of them opened his sack to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money in the mouth of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:32 - We are twelve brothers, sons of our father. One is no more, and the youngest is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this I shall know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your households, and go your way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:28 - One left me, and I said, “Surely he has been torn to pieces,” and I have never seen him since.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - Moreover, I have given to you rather than to your brothers one mountain slope[fn] that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and with my bow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - “Dan shall judge his people
as one of the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:15 - Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:31 - And the LORD did as Moses asked, and removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; not one remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:6 - And the next day the LORD did this thing. All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one of the livestock of the people of Israel died.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:7 - And Pharaoh sent, and behold, not one of the livestock of Israel was dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - And the LORD turned the wind into a very strong west wind, which lifted the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the country of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:1 - The LORD said to Moses, “Yet one plague more I will bring upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will drive you away completely.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:18 - In the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.

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