Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H399 - 'ăḵal

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Corresponding to אָכַל (H398)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2573

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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com

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 - Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and accused the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 4:33 - That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 6:24 - And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions—them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:5 - “And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh!’
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:7 - “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:19 - “Then I wished to know the truth about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its feet;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:23 - “Thus he said:

‘The fourth beast shall be
A fourth kingdom on earth,
Which shall be different from all other kingdoms,
And shall devour the whole earth,
Trample it and break it in pieces.
BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan