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Lexicon :: Strong's H3898 - lāḥam

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Strong’s Definitions

לָחַם lâcham, law-kham'; a primitive root; to feed on; figuratively, to consume; by implication, to battle (as destruction):—devour, eat, × ever, fight(-ing), overcome, prevail, (make) war(-ring).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 177x

The KJV translates Strong's H3898 in the following manner: fight (149x), to war (10x), make war (8x), eat (5x), overcome (2x), devoured (1x), ever (1x), prevail (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 177x
The KJV translates Strong's H3898 in the following manner: fight (149x), to war (10x), make war (8x), eat (5x), overcome (2x), devoured (1x), ever (1x), prevail (1x).
  1. to fight, do battle, make war

    1. (Qal) to fight, do battle

    2. (Niphal) to engage in battle, wage war

  2. (Qal) to eat, use as food

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָחַם lâcham, law-kham'; a primitive root; to feed on; figuratively, to consume; by implication, to battle (as destruction):—devour, eat, × ever, fight(-ing), overcome, prevail, (make) war(-ring).
STRONGS H3898: Abbreviations
I. [לָחַם]171 verb fight, do battle (Late Hebrew Hithp.; ואלתחם MI11.15.19 perhaps = order the battle, compare NöZMG xl. 1886, 721; Arabic bdb053506 fit close together, so Late Hebrew לחם Pi., Syriac bdb053507 Pa. unite, bdb053508 fit also threaten; GerberVerb. Denom. 59 thinks verb in Hebrew denominative from מִלְחָמָה battle-line, but dubious); —
Qal (poetry) only Imperative masculine singular and Participle active — fight, do battle with, rare, only Psalms, apparently later usage: — לְחַם אֶתלֹֿחֲמָ֑י Psalm 35:1 do battle with those battling with me (dubious whether את is accusative sign compare preposition with, compare Ol; || רִיבָה אֶתיְֿרִיבַי); לֹחֲמִים לִי Psalm 56:3 doing battle against me; לֹחֵם Psalm 56:2 as substantive fighter.
Niph. 167 Perfect נִלְחַם Judges 9:17 +, וְנִלְחַמְתָּ֫ Judges 11:8; 1 Samuel 15:18, וְנִלְחַמְנוּ Deuteronomy 1:41 consecutive, etc.; Imperfect יִלָּהֵם Exodus 14:14; Deuteronomy 1:30; יִלָּ֫חֶם לָ֑נוּ Nehemiah 4:14, וַיִּלָּ֫חֶם Exodus 17:8 + 19 times; 3rd person feminine singular תִּלָּחֵם Zechariah 14:14; 3rd person masculine plural תִּיִּלָּֽחֲמוּ Judges 1:5 + 13 times; suffix וַיִּלָּֽחֲמוּנִי Psalm 109:3; 2nd person masculine plural תִּלָּֽחֲמוּ 1 Kings 22:31 + 4 times; תִּלָּֽחֲמוּן 1 Kings 12:24; etc.; Imperative הִלָּחֵם Exodus 17:9; 1 Samuel 18:17; הִלָּ֫חֶם בּוֺ Judges 9:38; plural הִלָּֽחֲמוּ 2 Kings 10:3; Nehemiah 4:8; Infinitive absolute נִלְחֹם Judges 11:25; construct הִלָּחֵם Judges 1:9 + 35 times; הִלָּ֫חֶם בּוֺ etc., Numbers 22:11 + 6 times; suffix הִלָּחֲמוֺ 2 Kings 8:29 + 3 times; Participle נִלְחָם Exodus 14:24 + 10 times; plural נִלְחָמִים Joshua 10:25 + 10 times (but 1 Samuel 31:1 read rather נִלְחֲמוּ, so || 1 Chronicles 10:1 We Klo Bu, compare Dr); — engage in battle (reciprocal), sometimes wage war (Joshua 10:5; Judges 11:5; 1 Kings 14:19; 1 Kings 22:46; 2 Kings 6:8; 2 Kings 14:28 etc.), often with בְּ of enemy (60 times) Exodus 1:10; Exodus 17:9, 10; Numbers 21:23, 26; Numbers 22:11 (all E), Judges 11:8, 25; 1 Samuel 15:18; 2 Samuel 8:10 + (49 times); less often with בְּ of city attacked or besieged † Judges 9:45; 1 Samuel 23:1; 2 Samuel 12:26, 27, 29; Isaiah 20:1; Joshua 10:31 (D), 1 Kings 20:1; Nehemiah 4:2; of tower Judges 1:52 [Judges 9:52]; followed by בְּאַרְצִי Judges 11:12†; also with עִם of enemy (26 times): Judges 5:20; Judges 11:4, 5, 20; Joshua 11:5 (JE), 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Samuel 17:19, also 1 Samuel 17:32, 33 (of single combat), Deuteronomy 20:4; Joshua 9:2 (both D), 2 Kings 13:12; 2 Kings 14:15; 2 Chronicles 11:1; 17:10; 27:5; Daniel 10:20; Daniel 11:11 +; with עִם of city † Joshua 10:29 (D), Joshua 19:47 (JE) †; with אֶתֿ = with, of enemy, † Joshua 24:8 (E), 1 Samuel 17:9 (single combat), Jeremiah 21:5; 1 Kings 20:23; 2 Kings 19:9 = Isaiah 37:9; Jeremiah 37:10; also Judges 12:4; 2 Samuel 11:17; 2 Samuel 21:15; 1 Kings 22:31; 2 Kings 8:2; 2 Kings 9:15; Jeremiah 21:4; Jeremiah 32:5; Jeremiah 33:5; 2 Chronicles 18:30; 22:6, and with אוֺתָם (= אִתָּם) Joshua 10:25 (D), 1 Kings 20:25 (KöLgb. ii, 296)†; with עִל, against, of enemy only Jeremiah 21:2; elsewhere (16 times) of city: † Joshua 10:5 (JE), Isaiah 7:1; 2 Kings 12:18; 2 Kings 19:8 = Isaiah 37:8; especially D and Je: Deuteronomy 20:10, 19; Joshua 10:34, 36, 38 (all D), Jeremiah 32:24, 29; Jeremiah 34:1, 7, 8, 22†; with אֶלֿ of enemy † Jeremiah 1:19; Jeremiah 15:20†; with suffix וַיִּלָּֽחֲמוּנִיPsalm 109:3 and they have fought against me†; with יָ֑חַד i.e. fight together = with (against) one another † 1 Samuel 17:10; absolute with accusative of congnate meaning with verb מִלְחָמוֺת fight battles1 Samuel 8:20; 1 Samuel 18:17; 1 Samuel 25:28; 2 Chronicles 32:8†; absolute elsewhere Judges 5:19 (twice in verse); Judges 5:20; Deuteronomy 1:41; Zechariah 10:5 + 26 times + וַיָּסֻרוּ עָלָיו לְהִלָּחֵ֑ם 1 Kings 22:32; † with עַל for, in behalf of, Judges 9:17; 2 Kings 10:3; Nehemiah 4:8; with לְ = id., Exodus 14:14 (J), Exodus 14:25 (J; + בְּ of enemy), Deuteronomy 1:30; Deuteronomy 3:22; Deuteronomy 20:4 (+ עִם of enemy, see above), Joshua 10:14, 42; Joshua 23:3, 10 (all D), Nehemiah 4:14יָכֹל לְהִלּ׳ be able to fight, with את of enemy 1 Samuel 17:9, with בְּ of enemy Numbers 22:11, = be successful in fighting, prevail against; so with עַל of city Isaiah 7:1, and absolute 2 Kings 16:5 (after וַיָּצֻרוּ עָל besiege).

† II. [לָחַם] verb use as food, eat, poetic (so Thes Buhl, compare Frä30 GuidiDella Sede 33; this would explain different between לֶחֶם and bdb053603; yet verb rare and chiefly late); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural לָֽחֲמוּ Proverbs 4:17; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּלְחַם Proverbs 23:6, 1st person singular אֶלְחַם Psalm 141:4; Imperative masculine plural לַחֲמוּ Proverbs 9:5; Infinitive construct לְחוֺם Proverbs 23:1; Passive participle plural construct לְחֻמֵי Deuteronomy 32:24; eat (mostly Proverbs), absolute Proverbs 23:1; followed by accusative of congnate meaning with verb לֶחֶם Proverbs 4:17; Proverbs 23:6; followed by בְּלַחְמִי Proverbs 9:5; followed by בְּמַנְעַמֵּיהֶם Psalm 141:4 eat of their dainties; לְחֻמֵי רֶשֶׁף Deuteronomy 32:24 (poem) eaten up with the Fire-bolt, figurative of pestilence (Dr).
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Strong's Number H3898 matches the Hebrew לָחַם (lāḥam),
which occurs 177 times in 171 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Exo 1:10–Jdg 10:18)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 - Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight H3898 against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:14 - The LORD shall fight H3898 for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:25 - And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth H3898 for them against the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:8 - Then came Amalek, and fought H3898 with Israel in Rephidim.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:9 - And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight H3898 with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:10 - So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought H3898 with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:1 - And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought H3898 against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:23 - And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought H3898 against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:26 - For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought H3898 against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:11 - Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome H3898 them, and drive them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:30 - The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight H3898 for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, H3898 according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:42 - And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; H3898 for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:22 - Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight H3898 for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:4 - For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight H3898 for you against your enemies, to save you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:10 - When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight H3898 against it, then proclaim peace unto it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:19 - When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war H3898 against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:24 - They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured H3898 with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:2 - That they gathered themselves together, to fight H3898 with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:5 - Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war H3898 against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:14 - And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought H3898 for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:25 - And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight. H3898
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:29 - Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought H3898 against Libnah:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:31 - And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought H3898 against it:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:34 - And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought H3898 against it:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:36 - And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought H3898 against it:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:38 - And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought H3898 against it:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:42 - And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought H3898 for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:5 - And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight H3898 against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:47 - And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight H3898 against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:3 - And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought H3898 for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:10 - One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth H3898 for you, as he hath promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:8 - And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they fought H3898 with you: and I gave them into your hand, that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:9 - Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred H3898 against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:11 - And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought H3898 against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:1 - Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight H3898 against them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:3 - And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight H3898 against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:5 - And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought H3898 against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:8 - Now the children of Judah had fought H3898 against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:9 - And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight H3898 against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:19 - The kings came and fought, H3898 then fought H3898 the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:20 - They fought H3898 from heaven; the stars in their courses fought H3898 against Sisera.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 - And the men of Ephraim said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight H3898 with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:17 - (For my father fought H3898 for you, and adventured his life far, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:38 - Then said Zebul unto him, Where is now thy mouth, wherewith thou saidst, Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him? is not this the people that thou hast despised? go out, I pray now, and fight H3898 with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:39 - And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem, and fought H3898 with Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:45 - And Abimelech fought H3898 against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:52 - And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought H3898 against it, and went hard unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:9 - Moreover the children of Ammon passed over Jordan to fight H3898 also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was sore distressed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:18 - And the people and princes of Gilead said one to another, What man is he that will begin to fight H3898 against the children of Ammon? he shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.

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