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Lexicon :: Strong's H397 - 'āḵîš

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
Strong’s Definitions

אֲכִישׁ ʼĂkîysh, aw-keesh'; of uncertain derivation; Akish, a Philistine king:—Achish.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H397 in the following manner: Achish (21x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H397 in the following manner: Achish (21x).
  1. Achish = "I will blacken (or terrify)" or "only a man"

    1. Philistine king of Gath

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲכִישׁ ʼĂkîysh, aw-keesh'; of uncertain derivation; Akish, a Philistine king:—Achish.
STRONGS H397: Abbreviations
אָכִישׁ proper name, masculine king of Gath 1 Samuel 21:11; 1 Samuel 21:12; 1 Samuel 21:13; 1 Samuel 21:15 + 15 times in 1 Samuel 27-29 + 1 Kings 2:39, 40 (perhaps compare aXtkAf   anger).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

21:11; 21:12; 21:13; 21:15

1 Kings

2:39; 2:40


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H397 matches the Hebrew אָכִישׁ ('āḵîš),
which occurs 21 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:10 - And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish H397 the king of Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:11 - And the servants of Achish H397 said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:12 - And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish H397 the king of Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:14 - Then said Achish H397 unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: wherefore then have ye brought him to me?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:2 - And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, H397 the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:3 - And David dwelt with Achish H397 at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:5 - And David said unto Achish, H397 If I have now found grace in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there: for why should thy servant dwell in the royal city with thee?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:6 - Then Achish H397 gave him Ziklag that day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of Judah unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:9 - And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish. H397
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:10 - And Achish H397 said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:12 - And Achish H397 believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:1 - And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish H397 said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:2 - And David said to Achish, H397 Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish H397 said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:2 - And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish. H397
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:3 - Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish H397 said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:6 - Then Achish H397 called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:8 - And David said unto Achish, H397 But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:9 - And Achish H397 answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:39 - And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimei ran away unto Achish H397 son of Maachah king of Gath. And they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:40 - And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish H397 to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.
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