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Lexicon :: Strong's H3897 - lāḥaḵ

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Part of Speech
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 - The king of Moab said to the elders of Midian, “This mob will devour everything in sight, like an ox devours grass in the field!”
So Balak, king of Moab,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:38 - Immediately the fire of the LORD flashed down from heaven and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust. It even licked up all the water in the trench!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - Desert nomads will bow before him;
his enemies will fall before him in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:23 - Kings and queens will serve you
and care for all your needs.
They will bow to the earth before you
and lick the dust from your feet.
Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Those who trust in me will never be put to shame.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:17 - Like snakes crawling from their holes,
they will come out to meet the LORD our God.
They will fear him greatly,
trembling in terror at his presence.
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