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Lexicon :: Strong's H3920 - lāḵaḏ

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Strong’s Definitions

לָכַד lâkad, law-kad'; a primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally, to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively, to cohere:—× at all, catch (self), be frozen, be holden, stick together, take.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 121x

The KJV translates Strong's H3920 in the following manner: take (112x), catch (5x), at all (1x), frozen (1x), holden (1x), stick together (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 121x
The KJV translates Strong's H3920 in the following manner: take (112x), catch (5x), at all (1x), frozen (1x), holden (1x), stick together (1x).
  1. to capture, take, seize

    1. (Qal)

      1. to capture, seize

      2. to capture (of men) (fig.)

      3. to take (by lot)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be captured

      2. to be caught (of men in trap, snare) (fig.)

    3. (Hithpael) to grasp each other

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָכַד lâkad, law-kad'; a primitive root; to catch (in a net, trap or pit); generally, to capture or occupy; also to choose (by lot); figuratively, to cohere:—× at all, catch (self), be frozen, be holden, stick together, take.
STRONGS H3920: Abbreviations
לָכַד 121 verb capture, seize, take (by lot) (Phoenician לכד take out, choose (?); Targum לְכַד as Biblical Hebrew; Arabic bdb053907 is strike, push, with the hand, etc., bdb053908 pestle, compare modern bdb053909 attack WetzstZMG xxii. 1868, 140; bdb054001 stick or cleave to); —
Qal Perfect ל׳ Joshua 8:1 +, לָכַדְתִּי 2 Samuel 12:27 etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִלְכּוֺד Amos 3:5; וַיִּלְכֹּד Judges 8:12 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular suffix לָכְדָהּ 2 Samuel 12:28, masculine plural לִכְדוּ; Infinitive absolute לָכוֺד Amos 3:5; construct suffix לְלָכְדֵנִי Jeremiah 18:22, לְלָכְדָהּ Jeremiah 32:24; Participle לֹכֵד Job 5:13; Proverbs 16:32; —
1. capture, seize (not in P) with accusative, usually a city or town, in war Judges 1:8, 12; Joshua 8:21; Joshua 10:1 (JE), Deuteronomy 2:35 + 48 times (but Judges 1:18 strike out as gloss Bu Kit GFM and others); land Joshua 10:42 (D), Daniel 11:18; water-courses (fords), Judges 3:28; Judges 7:24 (twice in verse); Judges 12:8; object men (usually princes, kings) in battle Judges 7:25; Judges 8:12, 14; Joshua 11:12, 17 (D), 2 Chronicles 22:9; 33:11; captives and spoils 2 Samuel 8:4 = 1 Chronicles 18:4; of Saul's seizing the kingdom (הַמְּלוּכָה), i.e. acquiring it actually by force of arms 1 Samuel 14:47; also of Samson's catching the foxes Judges 15:4; of a lion catching his prey Amos 3:4; of a trap, snare, לָכוֺד יִלְכּוֺד Amos 3:5.
†2. figurative of entrapping men Jeremiah 5:26; Psalm 35:8, compare Proverbs 5:22; Job 5:13 and (of a pit) Jeremiah 18:22.
†3. of taking by lot Joshua 7:14 (3 times in verse); Joshua 7:17 (J E; see Niph. 3).
Niph. Perfect נִלְכַּד Lamentations 4:20; 3rd person feminine singular נִלְכְּדָה 1 Kings 16:18 +, etc.; Imperfect יִלָּכֵד Isaiah 24:18; Jeremiah 48:44; יִלָּ֫כֶד כָּהּ Ecclesiastes 7:26; וַיִּלָּכֵד Joshua 7:16 +, etc.; Participle נִלְכָּד Joshua 7:15; —
1. be captured in war, of city 1 Kings 16:18; 2 Kings 18:10; Jeremiah 38:28 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 48:1, 41; Jeremiah 50:2, 9, 24; Jeremiah 51:31, 41; Zechariah 14:2; of men Jeremiah 51:56; Lamentations 4:20 (compare Qal 1).
2. of men, be caught, namely, in a snare or trap, only figurative, usually by divine judgment Isaiah 8:15; Isaiah 24:18; Isaiah 28:13; Psalm 9:16; Psalm 59:13; Proverbs 6:2; Proverbs 11:6; Jeremiah 6:11; Jeremiah 8:9; so of Moab Jeremiah 48:7, 44; of being ensnared by a woman Ecclesiastes 7:26; of being caught by cords of distress, בְּחַבְלֵי עֹ֑נִי, Job 36:8.
3. be taken by lot Joshua 7:15, 16, 17, 18 (all J E), 1 Samuel 10:20, 21 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 14:41, 42 (compare Qal 3).
Hithp. Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural; יִתְפָּרָ֑דוּ וְלֹא יִתְלַכְּדוּ Job 41:9 they grasp each other, and cannot be separated, of crocodile's scales (|| אִישׁ בְּאָחִיהוּ יְדֻבָּ֑קוּ); יִתְלַכָּ֑דוּ תְהוֺם פְּנֵי Job 38:30 the face of the deep compacts (of freezing; || כָּאֶבֶן מַיִם יִתְחַבָּ֑אוּ; verbs transposed, plausibly, by Me Bi Siegf Bu).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




7:14; 7:15; 7:15; 7:16; 7:16; 7:17; 7:17; 7:18; 8:1; 8:21; 10:1; 10:42; 11:12; 11:17


1:8; 1:12; 1:18; 3:28; 7:24; 7:25; 8:12; 8:12; 8:14; 12:8; 15:4

1 Samuel

10:20; 10:21; 14:41; 14:42; 14:47

2 Samuel

8:4; 12:27; 12:28

1 Kings

16:18; 16:18

2 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

22:9; 33:11


5:13; 5:13; 36:8; 38:30; 41:9


9:16; 35:8; 59:13


5:22; 6:2; 11:6; 16:32


7:26; 7:26


8:15; 24:18; 24:18; 28:13


5:26; 6:11; 8:9; 18:22; 18:22; 32:24; 38:28; 48:1; 48:7; 48:41; 48:44; 48:44; 50:2; 50:9; 50:24; 51:31; 51:41; 51:56


4:20; 4:20




3:4; 3:5; 3:5; 3:5



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3920 matches the Hebrew לָכַד (lāḵaḏ),
which occurs 121 times in 112 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Num 21:32–2Sa 12:27)

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:32 - And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:39 - And the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and captured it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:41 - And Jair the son of Manasseh went and captured their villages, and called them Havvoth-jair.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:42 - And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:34 - And we captured all his cities at that time and devoted to destruction[fn] every city, men, women, and children. We left no survivors.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:35 - Only the livestock we took as spoil for ourselves, with the plunder of the cities that we captured.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:4 - And we took all his cities at that time—there was not a city that we did not take from them—sixty cities, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:20 - So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:14 - In the morning therefore you shall be brought near by your tribes. And the tribe that the LORD takes by lot shall come near by clans. And the clan that the LORD takes shall come near by households. And the household that the LORD takes shall come near man by man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:15 - And he who is taken with the devoted things shall be burned with fire, he and all that he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he has done an outrageous thing in Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:16 - So Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel near tribe by tribe, and the tribe of Judah was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:17 - And he brought near the clans of Judah, and the clan of the Zerahites was taken. And he brought near the clan of the Zerahites man by man, and Zabdi was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:18 - And he brought near his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - And the men in the ambush rose quickly out of their place, and as soon as he had stretched out his hand, they ran and entered the city and captured it. And they hurried to set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:21 - And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had captured the city, and that the smoke of the city went up, then they turned back and struck down the men of Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:1 - As soon as Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, heard how Joshua had captured Ai and had devoted it to destruction,[fn] doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:28 - As for Makkedah, Joshua captured it on that day and struck it, and its king, with the edge of the sword. He devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. And he did to the king of Makkedah just as he had done to the king of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:32 - And the LORD gave Lachish into the hand of Israel, and he captured it on the second day and struck it with the edge of the sword, and every person in it, as he had done to Libnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:35 - And they captured it on that day, and struck it with the edge of the sword. And he devoted every person in it to destruction that day, as he had done to Lachish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:37 - and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword, and its king and its towns, and every person in it. He left none remaining, as he had done to Eglon, and devoted it to destruction and every person in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:39 - and he captured it with its king and all its towns. And they struck them with the edge of the sword and devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. Just as he had done to Hebron and to Libnah and its king, so he did to Debir and to its king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:42 - And Joshua captured all these kings and their land at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:10 - And Joshua turned back at that time and captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword, for Hazor formerly was the head of all those kingdoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:12 - And all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua captured, and struck them with the edge of the sword, devoting them to destruction, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - from Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. And he captured all their kings and struck them and put them to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:16 - And Caleb said, “Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:17 - And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:47 - When the territory of the people of Dan was lost to them, the people of Dan went up and fought against Leshem, and after capturing it and striking it with the sword they took possession of it and settled in it, calling Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their ancestor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:8 - And the men of Judah fought against Jerusalem and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:12 - And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter for a wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:13 - And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter for a wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:18 - Judah also captured Gaza with its territory, and Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:28 - And he said to them, “Follow after me, for the LORD has given your enemies the Moabites into your hand.” So they went down after him and seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites and did not allow anyone to pass over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 - Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down against the Midianites and capture the waters against them, as far as Beth-barah, and also the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim were called out, and they captured the waters as far as Beth-barah, and also the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - And they captured the two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb. They killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they killed at the winepress of Zeeb. Then they pursued Midian, and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon across the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:12 - And Zebah and Zalmunna fled, and he pursued them and captured the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and he threw all the army into a panic.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:14 - And he captured a young man of Succoth and questioned him. And he wrote down for him the officials and elders of Succoth, seventy-seven men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:45 - And Abimelech fought against the city all that day. He captured the city and killed the people who were in it, and he razed the city and sowed it with salt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:50 - Then Abimelech went to Thebez and encamped against Thebez and captured it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:5 - And the Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. And when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead said to him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” When he said, “No,”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:4 - So Samson went and caught 300 foxes and took torches. And he turned them tail to tail and put a torch between each pair of tails.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:20 - Then Samuel brought all the tribes of Israel near, and the tribe of Benjamin was taken by lot.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:21 - He brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its clans, and the clan of the Matrites was taken by lot;[fn] and Saul the son of Kish was taken by lot. But when they sought him, he could not be found.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:41 - Therefore Saul said, “O LORD God of Israel, why have you not answered your servant this day? If this guilt is in me or in Jonathan my son, O LORD, God of Israel, give Urim. But if this guilt is in your people Israel, give Thummim.”[fn] And Jonathan and Saul were taken, but the people escaped.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:42 - Then Saul said, “Cast the lot between me and my son Jonathan.” And Jonathan was taken.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:47 - When Saul had taken the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, against the Ammonites, against Edom, against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines. Wherever he turned he routed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:7 - Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:4 - And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:26 - Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:27 - And Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have fought against Rabbah; moreover, I have taken the city of waters.

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