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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).
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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, "I now give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground - everything that has the breath of life in it - I give every green plant for food." It was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:21 - And you must take for yourself every kind of food that is eaten, and gather it together. It will be food for you and for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:3 - You may eat any moving thing that lives. As I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:15 - When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" because they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, "It is the bread that the LORD has given you for food.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 - "'Now if an animal that you may eat dies, whoever touches its carcass will be unclean until the evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:6 - You may have the Sabbath produce of the land to eat - you, your male servant, your female servant, your hired worker, the resident foreigner who stays with you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:9 - The people I call my own attack me like birds of prey or like hyenas. But other birds of prey are all around them. Let all the nations gather together like wild beasts. Let them come and destroy these people I call my own.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:4 - No! It is thrown in the fire for fuel; when the fire has burned up both ends of it and it is charred in the middle, will it be useful for anything?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:6 - "Therefore, this is what the sovereign LORD says: Like the wood of the vine is among the trees of the forest which I have provided as fuel for the fire - so I will provide the residents of Jerusalem as fuel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:32 - You will become fuel for the fire - your blood will stain the middle of the land; you will no longer be remembered, for I, the LORD, have spoken.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:37 - For they have committed adultery and blood is on their hands. They have committed adultery with their idols, and their sons, whom they bore to me, they have passed through the fire as food to their idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 - I will leave you in the wilderness, you and all the fish of your waterways; you will fall in the open field and will not be gathered up or collected. I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:5 - They were scattered because they had no shepherd, and they became food for every wild beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:8 - As surely as I live, declares the sovereign LORD, my sheep have become prey and have become food for all the wild beasts. There was no shepherd, and my shepherds did not search for my flock, but fed themselves and did not feed my sheep,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:10 - This is what the sovereign LORD says: Look, I am against the shepherds, and I will demand my sheep from their hand. I will no longer let them be shepherds; the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore. I will rescue my sheep from their mouth, so that they will no longer be food for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:12 - Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard all the insults you spoke against the mountains of Israel, saying, "They are desolate, they have been given to us for food."
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:4 - You will fall dead on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the people who are with you. I give you as food to every kind of bird and every wild beast.
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