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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 - Then God said, “Behold, I have given to you every plant yielding seed that is on the [fn]surface of all the earth, and every tree [fn]which has the fruit of the tree yielding seed; it shall be food H402 for you;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the [fn]sky and to every thing that creeps on the earth [fn]which has life, I have given every green plant for food H402”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:21 - “As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food H402 for you and for them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:3 - “Every moving thing that is alive shall be food H402 for you; as with the green plant, I give all to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:15 - And the sons of Israel saw it and said to one another, “[fn]What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread which Yahweh has given you to eat H402.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 -

‘Also if one of the animals dies which you have for food H402, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:6 - ‘And the sabbath produce of the land shall be for food H402; for you and your male and female slaves and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who sojourn with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:9 -

“Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me?

Are the birds of prey against her on every side?

Go, gather all the beasts of the field,

Bring them to devour!

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:4 - [fn]If it has been put into the fire for fuel H402, and the fire has consumed both of its ends, and its middle part has been charred, is it then useful for [fn]anything?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:6 - “Therefore, thus says Lord Yahweh, ‘As the wood of the vine among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel H402, so have I given up the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:32 - ‘You will be [fn]fuel H402 for the fire; your blood will be in the midst of the land. You will not be remembered, for I, Yahweh, have spoken.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:37 - “For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. Thus they have committed adultery with their idols and even caused their sons, whom they bore to Me, to pass through the fire to [fn]them as food H402.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 -

“I will abandon you to the wilderness, you and all the fish of your canals of the Nile;

You will fall on the [fn]open field; you will not be brought together or [fn]gathered.

I have given you for food H402 to the beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:5 - “They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food H402 for every beast of the field and were scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:8 - “As I live,” declares Lord Yahweh, “surely because My flock has become plunder, My flock has even become food H402 for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not seek for My flock, but rather the shepherds shepherded themselves and did not shepherd My flock;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:10 - ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will seek My flock from their hand and make them cease from shepherding the flock. So the shepherds will not shepherd themselves anymore, but I will deliver My flock from their mouth so that they will not be food H402 for them.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:12 - “Then you will know [fn]that I, Yahweh, have heard all your [fn]contempt which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food H402.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:4 - “You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food H402 to every [fn]kind of predatory bird and beast of the field.
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