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Lexicon :: Strong's H400 - 'ōḵel

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 85a

Strong’s Definitions

אֹכֶל ʼôkel, o'-kel; from H398; food:—eating, food, meal(-time), meat, prey, victuals.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's H400 in the following manner: meat (18x), food (16x), eating (4x), victuals (3x), prey (2x), mealtime (with H6256) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's H400 in the following manner: meat (18x), food (16x), eating (4x), victuals (3x), prey (2x), mealtime (with H6256) (1x).
  1. food

    1. cereal

    2. meat

  2. food supply

  3. meal, dinner

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֹכֶל ʼôkel, o'-kel; from H398; food:—eating, food, meal(-time), meat, prey, victuals.
STRONGS H400: Abbreviations
אֹ֫כֶל 40 noun masculineGenesis 41:36 food (Arabic أُكْلً, Aramaic אוּכְלָא, HkuvA, Assyrian akalu DlW, Ethiopic አክል፡) — א׳ absolute Genesis 41:35 +; construct Genesis 41:35, 48; suffix אָכְלֶ֑ךָ Leviticus 25:37; אָכְלו Malachi 1:12, etc.; — Hexateuch mostly J E D, not Ezekiel — food, food-supply, especially cereals of store in Egypt Genesis 41:35 (twice in verse) + 12 times Genesis 41-44; Genesis 47:24; compare Genesis 14:11(JE); also Leviticus 11:34; Leviticus 25:37 (P) Deuteronomy 2:6, 28 (D); נֶשֶׁךְ א׳ usury of food Deuteronomy 23:20 (D) (|| כֶּסֶף נ׳, etc.); לְעֵת הָאֹבֶל at meal-time Ruth 2:14; in poetry + 17 times; — food Psalm 107:18; of offerings Malachi 1:12; particular food Job 12:11 (as tasted); Job 36:31 (as given by God) so Psalm 145:15; לְהָשִׁיב נָפֶ֑שׁ א׳ Lamentations 1:11 compare Lamentations 1:19; especially cereals Proverbs 13:23; Joel 1:16; Habakkuk 3:17; but also flesh Psalm 78:18; Psalm 78:30; of food (prey) of wild animals Psalm 104:21 (|| טרף) Psalm 104:27; of prey of eagles Job 9:26; Job 39:29; ravens Job 38:41.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:11; 41; 41:35; 41:35; 41:35; 41:36; 41:48; 42; 43; 44; 47:24


11:34; 25:37; 25:37


2:6; 2:28; 23:20




9:26; 12:11; 36:31; 38:41; 39:29


78:18; 78:30; 104:21; 104:27; 107:18; 145:15




1:11; 1:19






1:12; 1:12


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H400 matches the Hebrew אֹכֶל ('ōḵel),
which occurs 44 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:11 - Then they took all the possessions of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food H400 supply H400, and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:35 - “Then have them collect all the food of these good years that are coming, and store up the grain for food H400 in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and have them guard it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - “Let the food H400 be used as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish during the famine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - So he collected all the food H400 of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt and put the food H400 in the cities; he put in every city the food H400 from its own surrounding fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:7 - When Joseph saw his brothers, he recognized them, but he disguised himself to them and spoke to them harshly. He said to them, “Where have you come from?” And they said, “From the land of Canaan, to buy food H400.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:10 - And they said to him, “No, my lord, but your servants have come to buy food H400.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:2 - So it came about, when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt, that their father said to them, “Go back, buy us a little food H400.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:4 - “If you send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food H400.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:20 - and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food H400,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:22 - “We have also brought down other money in our hand to buy food H400; we do not know who put our money in our sacks.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - Then he commanded his house steward, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food H400, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the opening of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:25 - “And our father said, ‘Go back, buy us a little food H400.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:24 - [fn]At the harvest you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and [fn]four-fifths shall be your own for seed of the field and for your food H400, and for those of your households and as food for your little ones.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - ‘Now if the household is too small for a [fn]lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the [fn]number of persons in them; in proportion to [fn]what each one should eat, you are to [fn]divide the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - “This is [fn]what the LORD has commanded: ‘Everyone gather [fn]as much as he will eat; you shall take [fn]an omer apiece according to the number of people each of you has in his tent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:18 - When they measured it by the [fn]omer, the one who had gathered much did not have too much, and the one who had gathered little did not have too little; everyone gathered [fn]as much as he would eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - They gathered it morning by morning, everyone [fn]as much as he would eat; but when the sun became hot, it would melt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:34 - ‘Any of the [fn]food H400 which may be eaten, on which water comes, shall become unclean, and any [fn]liquid which may be drunk in every vessel shall become unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:37 - ‘You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food H400 [fn]for profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:6 - “You are to buy food H400 from them with money so that you may eat, and you shall also purchase water from them with money so that you may drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:28 - ‘You will sell me food H400 for money so that I may eat, and give me water for money so that I may drink, only let me pass through on [fn]foot,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:19 - “You are not to charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food H400, or anything that may be loaned on interest.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 - And at mealtime H400 Boaz said to her, “[fn]Come here, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers; and he served her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied and had some left.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:26 - “They slip by like reed boats,
Like an eagle that swoops on [fn]its prey H400.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:11 - “Does the ear not put words to the test,
As the palate [fn]tastes its food H400?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:21 - “Nothing remains [fn]for him to devour,
Therefore his prosperity does not endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 - “For by them He judges peoples;
He gives food H400 in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - “Who prepares [fn]feed for the raven
When its young cry to God,
And wander about without food H400?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:29 - “From there he tracks food H400;
His eyes look at it from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:18 - And in their heart they put God to the test
By asking for food [fn]that suited their taste.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:30 - [fn]Yet before they had abandoned their longing,
While their food H400 was in their mouths,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:21 - The young lions roar for their prey
[fn]And seek their food H400 from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:27 - They all wait for You
To give them their food H400 in [fn]due season.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:18 - Their souls loathed all kinds of food H400,
And they came close to the gates of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:15 - The eyes of all [fn]look to You,
And You give them their food H400 in due time.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:23 - Abundant food H400 is in the uncultivated ground of the poor,
But [fn]it is swept away by injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:11 - All her people groan, seeking bread;
They have given their treasures for food H400
To restore their [fn]lives.
“See, LORD, and look,
For I am despised.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:19 - “I called to my lovers, but they deserted me;
My priests and my elders perished in the city
While they sought food H400 to restore their [fn]strength themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:16 - Has food H400 not been cut off before our eyes, and
Joy and rejoicing from the house of our God?
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:17 - Even if the fig tree does not blossom,
And there is no [fn]fruit on the vines,
If the yield of the olive fails,
And the fields produce no food H400,
Even if the flock disappears from the fold,
And there are no cattle in the stalls,
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:12 - “But you are profaning it by your saying, ‘The table of the Lord is defiled, and as for its fruit, its food H400 is to be despised.’
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