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Lexicon :: Strong's H3897 - lāḥaḵ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

לָחַךְ lâchak, law-khak'; a primitive root; to lick:—lick (up).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's H3897 in the following manner: lick (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's H3897 in the following manner: lick (6x).
  1. to lick, lick up

    1. (Qal) to lick up

    2. (Piel) to lick up

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָחַךְ lâchak, law-khak'; a primitive root; to lick:—lick (up).
STRONGS H3897: Abbreviations
לחַךְ verb lick (Late Hebrew id.; so Aramaic לְחַךְ bdb053504; Arabic bdb053505; —
Qal Infinitive construct כִּלְחֹךְ Numbers 22:4 (E), followed by accusative; of ox licking up grass.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular לִחֵ֑כָה 1 Kings 18:38; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יְלַחֲכוּ Numbers 22:4; Micah 7:17; יְלַחֵ֑כוּ Psalm 72:9; Isaiah 43:23; lick up (followed by accusative), fire from heaven the water in trench 1 Kings 18:38; of Israel consuming produce of land Numbers 22:3(E); especially עָפָר ל׳ lick the dust, sign of humiliation Micah 7:17; Psalm 72:9; Isaiah 49:23.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:3; 22:4; 22:4

1 Kings

18:38; 18:38


72:9; 72:9


43:23; 49:23


7:17; 7:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3897 matches the Hebrew לָחַךְ (lāḥaḵ),
which occurs 6 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:4 - Moab said to the elders of Midian, “Now this [fn]horde will eat H3897 up H3897 all that is around us, as the ox eats H3897 up H3897 the grass of the field!” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:38 - Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood, and the stones and the dust; and it licked H3897 up H3897 the water that was in the trench.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - [fn]May the nomads of the desert bow before him,
And his enemies lick H3897 the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:23 - “Kings will be your guardians,
And their princesses your nurses.
They will bow down to you with their faces to the ground
And lick H3897 the dust from your feet;
And you will know that I am the LORD;
Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:17 - They will lick H3897 up H3897 dust like a snake,
Like [fn]reptiles of the earth.
They will come trembling out of their [fn]fortresses;
To the LORD our God they will come in trepidation,
And they will be afraid of You.
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