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Lexicon :: Strong's H259 - 'eḥāḏ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A numeral from אָחַד (H258)
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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,
STRONGS H259: Abbreviations
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, one H259 day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:9 -

Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one H259 place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:11 - The name of the first H259 is Pishon; it [fn]flows 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 he slept; then He took one H259 of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:24 -

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one H259 flesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 -

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one H259 of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out with his hand, and take fruit also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:19 - Lamech took two wives for himself: the name of the one H259 was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:5 - And the water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first H259 day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:13 -

Now it came about in the six hundred and first H259 year, in the first month, on the first H259 of the month, that the water was dried up [fn]from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the [fn]surface of the ground had dried up.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - Two sons were born to Eber; the name of the one H259 was [fn]Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:1 -

Now all the earth [fn]used the same H259 language and [fn]the same H259 words.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one H259 people, and they all have [fn]the same H259 language. And this is what they have started to do, and now nothing which they plan to do will be [fn]impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - But they said, “Get out of the way!” They also said, “This one H259 came in [fn]as a foreigner, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them!” So they pressed hard against [fn]Lot and moved forward to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:15 -

When the water in the skin was used up, she [fn]left the boy under one H259 of the bushes.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:2 - Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one H259 of the mountains of which I will tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:10 - And Abimelech said, “What is this that you have done to us? One H259 of the people might easily have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one H259 blessing, my father? Bless me, me as well, my father.” So Esau raised his voice and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:44 - “Stay with him a few H259 days, until your brother’s fury [fn]subsides,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - until your brother’s anger [fn]against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send word and get you from there. Why should I lose you both in one H259 day?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:20 - So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him like only a few H259 days because of his love for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:8 - for he said, “If Esau comes to the one H259 company and [fn]attacks it, then the company which is left will escape.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:22 -

Now he got up that same night and took his two wives, his two female slaves, and his eleven H259 children, and crossed the shallow place of the Jabbok.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - But he said to him, “My lord knows that the children are frail and that the flocks and herds that are nursing are [fn]a matter of concern to me. And if they are driven hard just one H259 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 for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one H259 people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:22 - “Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one H259 people: that every male among us be circumcised just as they are circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 -

Then he [fn]had yet another dream, and informed his brothers of it, and said, “Behold, I have [fn]had yet another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon, and eleven H259 stars were bowing down to me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:20 - “Now then, come and let’s kill him, and throw him into one H259 of the pits; and we will say, ‘A vicious animal devoured him.’ Then we will see what will become of his dreams!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, both had a dream the same H259 night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:5 - But he fell asleep and dreamed a second time; and behold, seven ears of grain came up on a single H259 stalk, plump and good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:11 - “Then we had a dream one H259 night, [fn]he and I; each of us dreamed according to the interpretation of his own dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:22 - “I saw also in my dream, and behold, seven ears of grain, full and good, came up on a single H259 stalk;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:25 -

And Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Pharaoh’s [fn]dreams are one H259 and the same; God has told 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 [fn]dreams are one H259 and the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:11 - “We are all sons of one H259 man; we are honest men, your servants are not spies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:13 - But they said, “Your servants are twelve brothers in all, the sons of one H259 man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one H259 is no longer alive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:16 - “Send one H259 of you and have him get your brother, while you remain confined, so that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. But if not, by the life of Pharaoh, you are certainly spies!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:19 - if you are honest men, let one H259 of your brothers be confined in [fn]your prison; but as for the rest of you, go, carry grain for the famine of your households,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - But when one H259 of them opened his sack to give his donkey feed at the overnight campsite, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the opening of his sack!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:32 - ‘We are twelve brothers, sons of our father; one H259 is no longer alive, and the youngest is with our father today in the land of Canaan.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:33 - “But the man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this I will know that you are honest men: leave one H259 of your brothers with me and take grain for the famine of your households, and go.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:28 - and the one H259 left me, and I said, “Surely he is torn to pieces,” and I have not seen him since.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - “And I give you one H259 [fn]portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 -

“Dan shall judge his people,

As one H259 of the tribes of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:15 -

Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one H259 of whom [fn]was named Shiphrah, and the other [fn]was named Puah;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:31 - The LORD did [fn]as Moses asked, and removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; not one H259 remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:6 - So the LORD did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but not one H259 of the livestock of the sons of Israel died.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:7 - And Pharaoh sent men, and they learned that, behold, not even one H259 of the livestock of Israel was dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was [fn]hardened, and he did not let the people go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind, which picked up the locusts and drove them into the [fn]Red Sea; not one H259 locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:1 -

Now the LORD said to Moses, “One H259 more plague I will bring on Pharaoh and on Egypt; after that he will let you go from here. When he lets you go, he will assuredly drive you out from here completely.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:18 - ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first H259 day of the month at evening.

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