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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 - But the land could not support them while they were living side by side. Because their possessions were so great, they were not able to live alongside one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:16 - And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone is able to count the dust of the earth, then your descendants also can be counted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:5 - The LORD took him outside and said, "Gaze into the sky and count the stars - if you are able to count them!" Then he said to him, "So will your descendants be."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - Your servant has found favor with you, and you have shown me great kindness by sparing my life. But I am not able to escape to the mountains because this disaster will overtake me and I'll die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - Run there quickly, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there." (This incident explains why the town was called Zoar.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Laban and Bethuel replied, "This is the LORD's doing. Our wishes are of no concern.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - "We can't," they said, "until all the flocks are gathered and the stone is rolled off the mouth of the well. Then we water the sheep."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:8 - Then Rachel said, "I have fought a desperate struggle with my sister, but I have won." So she named him Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - Rachel said to her father, "Don't be angry, my lord. I cannot stand up in your presence because I am having my period." So he searched thoroughly, but did not find the idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:25 - When the man saw that he could not defeat Jacob, he struck the socket of his hip so the socket of Jacob's hip was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:28 - "No longer will your name be Jacob," the man told him, "but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:14 - They said to them, "We cannot give our sister to a man who is not circumcised, for it would be a disgrace to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:7 - because they had too many possessions to be able to stay together and the land where they had settled was not able to support them because of their livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:4 - When Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated Joseph and were not able to speak to him kindly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:32 - They set a place for him, a separate place for his brothers, and another for the Egyptians who were eating with him. (The Egyptians are not able to eat with Hebrews, for the Egyptians think it is disgusting to do so.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - He instructed the servant who was over his household, "Fill the sacks of the men with as much food as they can carry and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:22 - We said to my lord, 'The boy cannot leave his father. If he leaves his father, his father will die.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:26 - But we replied, 'We cannot go down there. If our youngest brother is with us, then we will go, for we won't be permitted to see the man's face if our youngest brother is not with us.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:1 - Joseph was no longer able to control himself before all his attendants, so he cried out, "Make everyone go out from my presence!" No one remained with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" His brothers could not answer him because they were dumbfounded before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now Israel's eyes were failing because of his age; he was not able to see well. So Joseph brought his sons near to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:3 - But when she was no longer able to hide him, she took a papyrus basket for him and sealed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and set it among the reeds along the edge of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:21 - When the fish that were in the Nile died, the Nile began to stink, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. There was blood everywhere in the land of Egypt!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:24 - All the Egyptians dug around the Nile for water to drink, because they could not drink the water of the Nile.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - When the magicians attempted to bring forth gnats by their secret arts, they could not. So there were gnats on people and on animals.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:11 - The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:5 - They will cover the surface of the earth, so that you will be unable to see the ground. They will eat the remainder of what escaped - what is left over for you - from the hail, and they will eat every tree that grows for you from the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:39 - They baked cakes of bread without yeast using the dough they had brought from Egypt, for it was made without yeast - because they were thrust out of Egypt and were not able to delay, they could not prepare food for themselves either.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:23 - Then they came to Marah, but they were not able to drink the waters of Marah, because they were bitter. (That is why its name was Marah.)
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:18 - You will surely wear out, both you and these people who are with you, for this is too heavy a burden for you; you are not able to do it by yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:23 - If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all these people will be able to go home satisfied."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:23 - Moses said to the LORD, "The people are not able to come up to Mount Sinai, because you solemnly warned us, 'Set boundaries for the mountain and set it apart.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:20 - But he added, "You cannot see my face, for no one can see me and live."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:35 - Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:6 - It happened that some men who were ceremonially defiled by the dead body of a man could not keep the Passover on that day, so they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:14 - I am not able to bear this entire people alone, because it is too heavy for me!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:30 - Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses, saying, "Let us go up and occupy it, for we are well able to conquer it."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:31 - But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against these people, because they are stronger than we are!"
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:16 - 'Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land that he swore to them, he killed them in the wilderness.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - So now, please come and curse this nation for me, for they are too powerful for me. Perhaps I will prevail so that we may conquer them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:11 - "Look, a nation has come out of Egypt, and it covers the face of the earth. Come now and put a curse on them for me; perhaps I will be able to defeat them and drive them out."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Even if Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I could not transgress the commandment of the LORD my God to do less or more.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:37 - Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not send again and again to you to summon you? Why did you not come to me? Am I not able to honor you?"
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:38 - Balaam said to Balak, "Look, I have come to you. Now, am I able to speak just anything? I must speak only the word that God puts in my mouth."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:13 - 'If Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD to do either good or evil of my own will, but whatever the LORD tells me I must speak'?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:9 - I also said to you at that time, "I am no longer able to sustain you by myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:17 - If you think, "These nations are more numerous than I - how can I dispossess them?"
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:22 - He, the God who leads you, will expel the nations little by little. You will not be allowed to destroy them all at once lest the wild animals overrun you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:28 - Otherwise the people of the land from which you brought us will say, "The LORD was unable to bring them to the land he promised them, and because of his hatred for them he has brought them out to kill them in the desert."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:17 - You will not be allowed to eat in your villages your tithe of grain, new wine, olive oil, the firstborn of your herd and flock, any votive offerings you have vowed, or your freewill and personal offerings.

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