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Lexicon :: Strong's H399 - 'ăḵal

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Root Word (Etymology)
Corresponding to אָכַל (H398)
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Strong’s Definitions

אֲכַל ʼăkal, ak-al'; (Aramaic) corresponding to H398:— accuse, devour, eat.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H399 in the following manner: devour (4x), accused (2x), eat (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H399 in the following manner: devour (4x), accused (2x), eat (1x).
  1. to eat, devour

    1. (P'al)

      1. to eat (of beasts)

      2. to devour

      3. eat their pieces (in a phrase, that is, slander them)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲכַל ʼăkal, ak-al'; (Aramaic) corresponding to H398:— accuse, devour, eat.
STRONGS H399: Abbreviations

Biblical Aramaic

† [אֲכַל] verb eat, devour (H398 Biblical Hebrew); —
Pe. Perfect 3rd person masculine plural אֲכַ֫לוּ Daniel 3:8; Daniel 6:25 [Daniel 6:24]; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יֵאכֻל Daniel 4:30 [Daniel 4:33]; 3rd person feminine singularתֵּאכֻל Daniel 7:23; Imperative feminine singular אֲכֻּ֫לִי Daniel 7:5; Participle feminine singular אָֽכְלָה, Daniel 7:7; Daniel 7:19; —
1. eat, of beast, Daniel 4:30 [Daniel 4:33] (accusative of thing).
2. devour, of beast in vision, Daniel 7:5 (accusative of thing), absolute Daniel 7:7; Daniel 7:19; hence figurative of kingdom, devour, devastate, Daniel 7:23 (accusative of earth).
3. in phrase ק־רְצֵיהוֺן א׳ Daniel 3:8 eat their pieces, i.e. slander them, compare Daniel 6:25 [Daniel 6:24] (see H7170 קְרַץ).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:8; 3:8; 4:33; 4:33; 6; 6:24; 7:5; 7:5; 7:7; 7:7; 7:19; 7:19; 7:23; 7:23


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H399 matches the Hebrew אֲכַל ('ăḵal),
which occurs 7 times in 7 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 3:8 - For this reason at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and [fn]brought H399 charges against the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 4:33 - “Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating H399 grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 6:24 - The king then gave orders, and they brought those men who had [fn]maliciously H399 accused H399 Daniel, and they cast them, their children and their wives into the lions’ den; and they had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:5 - “And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, ‘Arise, devour H399 much meat!’
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:7 - “After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured H399 and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:19 - “Then I desired to know the [fn]exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all [fn]the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, H399 crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:23 - “Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth, which will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour H399 the whole earth and tread it down and crush it.
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