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Lexicon :: Strong's H3201 - yāḵōl

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Strong’s Definitions

יָכֹל yâkôl, yaw-kole'; or (fuller) יָכוֹל yâkôwl; a primitive root; to be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might):—be able, any at all (ways), attain, can (away with, (-not)), could, endure, might, overcome, have power, prevail, still, suffer.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 195x

The KJV translates Strong's H3201 in the following manner: could (46x), able (43x), cannot (34x), prevail (22x), may (16x), can (12x), canst (5x), endure (2x), might (2x), miscellaneous (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 195x
The KJV translates Strong's H3201 in the following manner: could (46x), able (43x), cannot (34x), prevail (22x), may (16x), can (12x), canst (5x), endure (2x), might (2x), miscellaneous (13x).
  1. to prevail, overcome, endure, have power, be able

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be able, be able to gain or accomplish, be able to endure, be able to reach

      2. to prevail, prevail over or against, overcome, be victor

      3. to have ability, have strength

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָכֹל yâkôl, yaw-kole'; or (fuller) יָכוֹל yâkôwl; a primitive root; to be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might):—be able, any at all (ways), attain, can (away with, (-not)), could, endure, might, overcome, have power, prevail, still, suffer.
STRONGS H3201: Abbreviations
יָכֹל, יָכוֺל 193 verb be able, have power prevail, endure (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic יְכִיל; Assyrian akâlu, Hpt in KAT2 Gloss i,) —
Qal Perfect יָכֹל Genesis 32:26 + 8 times; יָכוֺל 1 Samuel 4:15 + 2 times; 3rd person feminine singular יָֽֽֽכְלָה Genesis 36:7; Exodus 2:3; 2nd person masculine singular וְיָכָלְתָּ֫ Exodus 18:23; 1st person singular יָכֹלְתִּי Genesis 30:8 + 2 times; suffix יְכָלְתִּיו Psalm 13:5; 3rd person plural יָכְ֑לוּ Genesis 13:6 + 27 times + Joshua 15:63 Qr; יָכֹ֑לוּ Exodus 8:14 + 2 times; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יוּכָל Genesis 13:16 + 34 times; יוּכָ֑ל Job 4:2 + 4 times; וַיֻּכָ֑ל Hosea 12:5; 3rd person feminine singular תּוּכַל Amos 7:10 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine singular תּוּכַל Genesis 15:5 + 16 times; 1st person singular אוּכַל Genesis 19:19 + 30 times, etc. (on these Imperfect forms as irregular Qal, see Ges§ 2, R. 3 Köi. 407 WSG 237; others.
Hoph.); Infinitive construct יְכֹ֫לֶת Numbers 14:16; Deuteronomy 9:28; Infinitive absolute יָכוֺל Numbers 13:20; 2 Chronicles 32:13; יָכֹל Numbers 22:38; 1 Samuel 26:25; P + 8 times (not Leviticus), Ezekiel + 3 times; often J E D Jeremiah, Isaiah 2, not seldom in Samuel Kings Chronicles; —
1. be able, to do a thing, whether ability be physical, moral, constitutional, or dependent on external authority; usually of man Genesis 13:16 (J) +, but also of gods 2 Chronicles 32:13, 15, and of י׳ Numbers 14:16 (JE), Deuteronomy 9:28; Jeremiah 44:22; occasionally of inanimate things Amos 7:10; Genesis 36:7 (P), Songs 8:7; Ecclesiastes 1:15 (twice in verse), etc.:
a. usually followed by infinitive with לְ (122 times), Genesis 31:35 I am not able to rise up; Genesis 45:1 Joseph was not able to restrain himself, Genesis 45:3; Genesis 48:10; Exodus 7:21, 24 were not able to drink, Exodus 12:39; Joshua 24:19 (all E); Genesis 13:16 if a man can number the dust, Genesis 19:19, 22; Genesis 43:32; Genesis 44:22, 26 (twice in verse); Exodus 10:5; Exodus 19:23 (all J), Genesis 15:5; Exodus 15:23; Numbers 11:14 (all J E) + 10 times J E; Deuteronomy 7:17 + 10 times D; Genesis 13:6 they could not dwell together, Genesis 34:14; Genesis 36:7; Exodus 9:11; Exodus 40:35; Numbers 9:6; Joshua 9:19 (all P); 1 Samuel 3:2; 1 Samuel 6:20; 1 Kings 9:21 (on || 2 Chronicles 8:8 and text of Judges 1:19 see BuRS 8), Amos 7:10; Hosea 5:13; Zephaniah 1:18; Jeremiah 6:10; Jeremiah 11:11; Jeremiah 13:23; Jeremiah 18:6; Jeremiah 19:11 +.
† c. with infinitive implicit, always negative, Genesis 29:8 go and feed them; and they said, We are not able, cannot (J), Exodus 8:14 (P), Isaiah 29:11; Jeremiah 20:9; Psalm 21:12; Jonah 1:13.
d. with negative = may not (of moral inability): Genesis 43:32 (J) the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; Judges 21:18 we may not give them wives; especially D, Deuteronomy 7:22; Deuteronomy 12:17; Deuteronomy 14:24; Deuteronomy 16:5; Deuteronomy 17:15; Deuteronomy 22:3; Deuteronomy 28:27, 35.
e. be able, followed by imperfect: אוּלַי אוּכַל נַכֶּה Numbers 22:6 (JE) perchance I am able (so that) we smite (see Di; read perhaps נוּכַל for אוּכַל Ges§ 120, 1 b); לֹא יוּכְלוּ יִגְּעוּ Lamentations 4:14 they are unable, they touch = are unable to touch (Dr§ 163, Obs.)
† f. be able, followed by perfect consecutive, only very late, אוּכַל וְרָאִיתִי Esther 8:6 (twice in verse), literally how shall I be able and see? — Also in various combinations where English idiom would make it an auxiliary to another verb:
† g. able to gain, accomplish: followed by accusative לֹא יוּכְלוּ נִקָּיוֺן Hosea 8:5 how long will they be unable (to gain) innocence? יָדַעְתִּ֯ כִּיכֹֿל תּוּכָ֑ל Job 42:2 I know that thou art able (to do) all things; אֵין הַמֶּלֶךְ יוּכַל אֶתְכֶם דָּבָר Jeremiah 38:5 the king is not (one who is) able (to do) anything with (אֶתְכם for אִתְּכֶם see Gf, i.e. against) you.
† h. able to endure: לֹא אוּכַל אָוֶן וַעֲצָרָה Isaiah 1:13 I cannot endure iniquity and (with) a solemn assembly, Psalm 101:5.
† i. able to reach, followed by לְ, Psalm 139:6 it is high, לֹא אוּכַל לָהּ I cannot (reach) to it.
† 2. prevail:
a. absolute prevail, overcome, be victor Genesis 30:8 (E), Genesis 32:29 (J), Hosea 12:5; 1 Samuel 26:25; 1 Kings 22:22 2 Chronicles 18:21; Jeremiah 20:7, 11; of waves Jeremiah 5:22; succeed Isaiah 16:12; Jeremiah 3:5 (VB hast had they way).
c. once with suffix, יְכָלְתִּיו Psalm 13:5 I have prevailed over him, + Zechariah 9:15 (where read וְיָֽֽֽכְלוּם for וְאָֽכְלוּ with Greek Version of the LXX Targum KloTh LZ 1879. 564 StaZAW 1881, 18).
† 3. absolute have ability, strength, only negative מִשְּׂאֵתוֺ לֹא אוּכָ֑ל Job 31:23 because of his loftiness I have no ability, am inadequate (to anything).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3202.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:6; 13:6; 13:16; 13:16; 13:16; 15:5; 15:5; 19:19; 19:19; 19:22; 24:50; 29:8; 30:8; 30:8; 31:35; 32:26; 32:26; 32:29; 34:14; 36:7; 36:7; 36:7; 37:4; 43:32; 43:32; 44:1; 44:22; 44:26; 45:1; 45:3; 48:10


2:3; 2:3; 7:21; 7:24; 8:14; 8:14; 9:11; 10:5; 12:39; 15:23; 18:18; 18:23; 18:23; 19:23; 40:35


9:6; 11:14; 13:20; 13:30; 14:16; 14:16; 22:6; 22:37; 22:38; 22:38


1:9; 7:17; 7:22; 7:22; 9:28; 9:28; 12:17; 14:24; 14:24; 16:5; 17:15; 22:3; 22:29; 28:27; 28:35


9:19; 15:63; 24:19


1:19; 8:3; 16:5; 21:18

1 Samuel

3:2; 4:15; 6:20; 17:9; 26:25; 26:25

1 Kings

9:21; 22:22

2 Chronicles

8:8; 18:21; 32:13; 32:13; 32:15


6:13; 8:6


4:2; 4:2; 31:23; 33:5; 42:2


13:5; 13:5; 18:39; 21:12; 78:20; 101:5; 129:2; 139:6





Song of Songs



1:13; 16:12; 29:11; 46:2; 47:11; 47:12; 57:20


1:19; 3:5; 5:22; 6:10; 11:11; 13:23; 15:20; 18:6; 19:11; 20:7; 20:9; 20:10; 20:11; 38:5; 38:22; 44:22; 49:10; 49:23


1:14; 4:14


5:13; 8:5; 12:5; 12:5


7:10; 7:10; 7:10











Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3201 matches the Hebrew יָכֹל (yāḵōl),
which occurs 194 times in 182 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 13:6–Deu 12:17)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:6 - And the land could not [fn]support both of them [fn]while living together, for their possessions were so great that they were H3201 not able H3201 to remain together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:16 - “I will make your [fn]descendants as plentiful as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can H3201 count the dust of the earth, then your [fn]descendants could also be counted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:5 - And He took him outside and said, “Now look toward the heavens and count the stars, if you are H3201 able H3201 to count them.” And He said to him, “So shall your [fn]descendants be.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your compassion, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot H3201 escape to the [fn]mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - “Hurry, escape there, for I cannot H3201 do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the town was named [fn]Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Laban and Bethuel replied, “The matter has come from the LORD; so we cannot H3201 speak to you bad or good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot H3201, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:8 - So Rachel said, “With [fn]mighty wrestling I have [fn]wrestled with my sister, and I have indeed prevailed H3201.” And she named him Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - And she said to her father, “May my lord not be angry that I cannot H3201 stand in your presence, because the [fn]way of women is upon me.” So he searched but did not find the [fn]household idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:25 - When the man saw that he had not prevailed H3201 against him, he touched the socket of [fn]Jacob’s hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:28 - Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but [fn]Israel; for you have contended with God and with men, and have prevailed H3201.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:14 - They said to them, “We cannot H3201 do this thing, that is, give our sister to a man who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:7 - For their possessions had become too great for them to live together, and the land where they resided could H3201 not support them because of their livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:4 - And his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could H3201 not speak to him [fn]on friendly terms.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:32 - Then they served him by himself, and [fn]Joseph’s brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians could H3201 not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - Then he commanded his house steward, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can H3201 carry, and put each man’s money in the opening of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:22 - “But we said to my lord, ‘The boy cannot H3201 leave his father, for if he should leave his father, [fn]his father would die.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:26 - “But we said, ‘We cannot H3201 go down. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go down; for we cannot H3201 see the man’s face unless our youngest brother is with us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:1 - Then Joseph could H3201 not control himself in front of everyone standing before him, and he shouted, “Have everyone leave me!” So there [fn]was no one with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could H3201 not answer him, for they were terrified in his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now the eyes of Israel were so [fn]dim from age that he could H3201 not see. And [fn]Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:3 - But when she could H3201 no longer hide him, she got him a papyrus [fn]basket and covered it with tar and pitch. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:21 - Then the fish that were in the Nile died, and the Nile stank, so that the Egyptians could H3201 not drink water from the Nile. And the blood was through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:24 - So all the Egyptians dug around the Nile for water to drink, because they could H3201 not drink from the water of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - The soothsayer priests tried with their secret arts to produce [fn]gnats, but they could H3201 not; so there were [fn]gnats on every person and animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:11 - The soothsayer priests could H3201 not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the soothsayer priests as well as on all the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:5 - ‘And they will cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be H3201 able H3201 to see the land. They will also eat the rest of what has survived—what is left to you from the hail—and they will eat every tree of yours which grows [fn]in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:39 - And they baked the dough which they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavened bread. For it had no yeast, since they were driven out of Egypt and could H3201 not delay, nor had they [fn]prepared any provisions for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:23 - When they came to Marah, they could H3201 not drink the waters [fn]of Marah, because they were [fn]bitter; for that reason it was named [fn]Marah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:18 - “You will surely wear out, both yourself and [fn]these people who are with you, because the [fn]task is too heavy for you; you cannot H3201 do it alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:23 - “If you do this thing and God so commands you, then you will be H3201 able H3201 to [fn]endure, and all [fn]these people also will go to [fn]their places in peace.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:23 - And Moses said to the LORD, “The people cannot H3201 come up to Mount Sinai, for You [fn]warned us, saying, ‘Set boundaries around the mountain and consecrate it.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:20 - He further said, “You cannot H3201 see My face, for mankind shall not see Me and live!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:35 - And Moses was H3201 not able H3201 to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:6 - But there were some men who were unclean because of contact with a [fn]dead person, so that they could H3201 not celebrate Passover on that day; and they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:14 - “I am H3201 not able H3201 to carry all this people by myself, because it is too [fn]burdensome for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:30 - Then Caleb quieted the people [fn]before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will certainly H3201 prevail H3201 over it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:31 - But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are H3201 not able H3201 to go up against the people, because they are too strong for us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:16 - ‘Since the LORD could H3201 not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, He slaughtered them in the wilderness.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - “Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too [fn]mighty for me; perhaps I will be H3201 able H3201 to [fn]defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:11 - ‘Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt, and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I will be H3201 able H3201 to fight against them and drive them out.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - But Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, “Even if Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could H3201 not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the [fn]command of the LORD my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:37 - Then Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not urgently send word to you to call for you? Why did you not come to me? Am H3201 I really unable H3201 to honor you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:38 - So Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I have come to you now! Am H3201 I really H3201 able H3201 to speak anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that only shall I speak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:13 - ‘If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could H3201 not do anything contrary to the [fn]command of the LORD, either good or bad, of my own [fn]accord. What the LORD speaks, I will [fn]speak’?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:9 - “And I spoke to you at that time, saying, ‘I am H3201 not able H3201 to endure you alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:17 - “If you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can H3201 I dispossess them?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:22 - “And the LORD your God will drive away these nations from you little by little; you will not be H3201 able H3201 to put an end to them quickly, otherwise the [fn]wild animals would become too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:28 - ‘Otherwise, the people of the land from which You brought us will say, “Since the LORD was H3201 not able H3201 to bring them into the land which He had [fn]promised them, and since He hated them, He has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:17 - “You are not allowed H3201 to eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, new wine, or oil, or the firstborn of your herd or flock, or any of your vowed offerings which you vow, or your [fn]voluntary offerings, or the [fn]contribution of your hand.

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