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Lexicon :: Strong's H402 - 'āḵlâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 85b

Strong’s Definitions

אׇכְלָה ʼoklâh, ok-law'; feminine of H401; food:—consume, devour, eat, food, meat.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H402 in the following manner: meat (8x), devour (3x), fuel (3x), eat (2x), consume (1x), food (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H402 in the following manner: meat (8x), devour (3x), fuel (3x), eat (2x), consume (1x), food (1x).
  1. food

    1. food, eating

    2. object of devouring, consuming

      1. by wild beasts (figurative)

      2. in fire

      3. of judgment (figurative)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אׇכְלָה ʼoklâh, ok-law'; feminine of H401; food:—consume, devour, eat, food, meat.
STRONGS H402: Abbreviations
אָכְלָה 17 noun feminine food, eating (with some verbal force, compare DrJPh xi. 217) only P, & Ezekiel; always לְאָכְלָה.
1. especially in phrase like לָכֶם יִהְיֶה לְאָ׳ Genesis 1:29; Genesis 6:21; Genesis 9:3; Leviticus 11:39; so Leviticus 25:6 וְהָיְתָה שַׁבַּת הָאָרֶץ לָכֶם לְאָבְלָה compare נָתַן לְא׳ Genesis 1:30; Exodus 16:15.
2. devouring, by wild beasts, only figurative of ravaged people Ezekiel 29:5; Ezekiel 34:5, 8, 10; Ezekiel 39:4, compare Ezekiel 35:12.
3. consumimg, in fire Ezekiel 15:4, 6, of fire-sacrifice of children Ezekiel 23:37; figurative of judgment of י׳ Ezekiel 21:37; (compare also infinitive of אָכַל).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:29; 1:30; 6:21; 9:3




11:39; 25:6


15:4; 15:6; 23:37; 29:5; 34:5; 34:8; 34:10; 35:12; 39:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H402 matches the Hebrew אָכְלָה ('āḵlâ),
which occurs 18 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. H402
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: H402 and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:21 - And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food H402 for thee, and for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:3 - Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat H402 for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:15 - And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat. H402
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 - And if any beast, of which ye may eat, H402 die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:6 - And the sabbath of the land shall be meat H402 for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:9 - Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour. H402
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:4 - Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; H402 the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:6 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, H402 so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:32 - Thou shalt be for fuel H402 to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:37 - That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour H402 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 - And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat H402 to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:5 - And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat H402 to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:8 - As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat H402 to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:10 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat H402 for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:12 - And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume. H402
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:4 - Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. H402
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