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Lexicon :: Strong's H6138 - ʿeqrôn

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

עֶקְרוֹן ʻEqrôwn, ek-rone'; from H6131; eradication; Ekron, a place in Palestine:—Ekron.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H6138 in the following manner: Ekron (22x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H6138 in the following manner: Ekron (22x).
  1. Ekron = "emigration" or "torn up by the roots"

    1. the most northerly of the 5 principal cities of the Philistines; located in the lowlands of Judah and later given to Dan

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֶקְרוֹן ʻEqrôwn, ek-rone'; from H6131; eradication; Ekron, a place in Palestine:—Ekron.
STRONGS H6138: Abbreviations
עֶקְרוֺן 22 proper name, of a location Ekrôn, Ακκαρων (in Assyrian Amḳarruna COTGlossary, DlPa 289 who proposes עַקָּרוֺן); — Philistine city, one of the famous five, Amos 1:8; Joshua 13:3 (D) + 4 times Joshua (P), Judges 1:18; 1 Samuel 5:10 (twice in verse) + 5 times 1 Samuel; 2 Kings 1:2, 3, 6, 16; Jeremiah 25:20; Zephaniah 2:4; Zechariah 9:5, 7; modern `Âkir RobBR i. 227 ff. GASmGeogr. 198 BuhlGeogr. 187 f.
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9:5; 9:7


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6138 matches the Hebrew עֶקְרוֹן (ʿeqrôn),
which occurs 22 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:3 - From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron H6138 northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:11 - And the border went out unto the side of Ekron H6138 northward: and the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and went out unto Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:45 - Ekron, H6138 with her towns and her villages:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:46 - From Ekron H6138 even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:43 - And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron, H6138
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:18 - Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron H6138 with the coast thereof.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:10 - Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. H6138 And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, H6138 that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:16 - And when the five lords of the Philistines had seen it, they returned to Ekron H6138 the same day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:17 - And these are the golden emerods which the Philistines returned for a trespass offering unto the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron H6138 one;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:14 - And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron H6138 even unto Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. H6138 And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. H6138
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:2 - And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron H6138 whether I shall recover of this disease.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:3 - But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? H6138
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:6 - And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? H6138 therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, H6138 is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:20 - And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, H6138 and the remnant of Ashdod,
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:8 - And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: H6138 and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:4 - For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron H6138 shall be rooted up.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:5 - Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; H6138 for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:7 - And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron H6138 as a Jebusite.
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