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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.
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 - Then David set out and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish H397 king of Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:11 - But the servants of Achish H397 said to him, “Is this not David, the king of the land? Did they not sing of this one as they danced, saying,
‘Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands’?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:12 - David took these words [fn]to heart and greatly feared Achish H397 king of Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:14 - Then Achish H397 said to his servants, “Look, you see the man is behaving like an insane person. Why do you bring him to me?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:2 - So David set out and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish H397 the son of Maoch, king of Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:3 - And David lived with Achish H397 in Gath, he and his men, each with his own household—David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal’s [fn]widow.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:5 - Then David said to Achish H397, “If now I have found favor in your sight, have them give me a place in one of the cities in the country, so that I may live there; for why should your servant live in the royal city with you?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:6 - So Achish H397 gave him Ziklag that day; therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:9 - David [fn]attacked the land and did not leave a man or a woman alive, and he took the sheep, the cattle, the donkeys, the camels, and the clothing. Then he returned and came to Achish H397.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:10 - Now Achish H397 said, “[fn]Where did you carry out an attack today?” And David said, “Against the [fn]Negev of Judah, against the [fn]Negev of the Jerahmeelites, and against the [fn]Negev of the Kenites.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:12 - So Achish H397 believed David, saying, “He has undoubtedly made himself repulsive among his people Israel; therefore he will become my servant forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:1 - Now it came about in those days that the Philistines gathered their armed camps for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish H397 said to David, “Know for certain that you will go out with me in the camp, you and your men.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:2 - David said to Achish H397, “Very well, you will learn what your servant can do.” So Achish H397 said to David, “Then I will assuredly make you [fn]my bodyguard for [fn]life!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:2 - And the governors of the Philistines were proceeding on, leading hundreds and thousands, and David and his men were proceeding in the back with Achish H397.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:3 - Then the commanders of the Philistines said, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish H397 said to the commanders of the Philistines, “Is this not David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me these days, or rather these years, and I have found nothing at all suspicious in him since the day he [fn]deserted to me to this day?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:6 - Then Achish H397 called David and said to him, “As the LORD lives, you have indeed been honest, and your [fn]going out and your coming in with me in the army are pleasing in my sight; for I have not found evil in you since the day of your coming to me to this day. Nevertheless, you are not pleasing in the sight of the governors.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:8 - However, David said to Achish H397, “But what have I done? And what have you found in your servant since the day that I came before you, to this day, that I cannot go and fight against the enemies of my lord the king?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:9 - But Achish H397 replied to David, “I know that you are pleasing in my sight, like an angel of God; nevertheless the commanders of the Philistines have said, ‘He must not go up with us into the battle.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:39 - But it came about at the end of three years, that two of Shimei’s servants ran away to Achish H397 son of Maacah, king of Gath. And others told Shimei, saying, “Behold, your servants are in Gath.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:40 - Then Shimei got up and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish H397, to search for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.

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