Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3201: yakol (pronounced yaw-kole')

or (fuller) yakowl {yaw-kole'}; a primitive root; to be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might):--be able, any at all (ways), attain, can (away with, (-not)), could, endure, might, overcome, have power, prevail, still, suffer.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to prevail, overcome, endure, have power, be able

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to be able, be able to gain or accomplish, be able to endure, be able to reach

1a2) to prevail, prevail over or against, overcome, be victor

1a3) to have ability, have strength

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 194 times:

Genesis 13:6: "their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together."
Genesis 13:16: "so that if a man can the dust of the earth,"
Genesis 15:5: "toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So"
Genesis 19:19: "my life; and I cannot cannot escape to the mountain, lest"
Genesis 19:22: "thee, escape thither; for I cannot I cannot do any thing till"
Genesis 24:50: "The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak"
Genesis 29:8: "And they said, We cannot, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together,"
Genesis 30:8: "with my sister, and I have prevailed: his name Naphtali."
Genesis 31:35: "displease my lord that I cannot I cannot rise up"
Genesis 32:25: "And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow"
Genesis 32:28: "with God and with men, and hast prevailed."
Genesis 34:14: "And they said unto them, We cannot them, We cannot do this thing, to give"
Genesis 36:7: "that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could bear them because"
Genesis 37:4: "him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could speak peaceably"
Genesis 43:32: "him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with"
Genesis 44:1: "the men's sacks as much as they can carry, and put every man's"
Genesis 44:22: "unto my lord, The lad cannot cannot leave his father:"
Genesis 44:26: "And we said, We cannot We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be"
Genesis 44:26: "be with us, then will we go down: we may not see the man's"
Genesis 45:1: "Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried,"
Genesis 45:3: "yet live? could not answer him; for they were troubled"
Genesis 48:10: "of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near"
Exodus 2:3: " And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed"
Exodus 7:21: "and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not of the water of"
Exodus 7:24: "for water to drink; for they could drink of the water"
Exodus 8:18: "to bring forth lice, but they could not: lice upon man,"
Exodus 9:11: "And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of"
Exodus 10:5: "the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth:"
Exodus 12:39: "because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not"
Exodus 15:23: "And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah,"
Exodus 18:18: "is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone."
Exodus 18:23: "thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, this people"
Exodus 19:23: "unto the LORD, The people cannot cannot come up to mount"
Exodus 33:20: "And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no"
Exodus 40:35: "And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because"
Numbers 9:6: "defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not the passover on that"
Numbers 11:14: "I am not able to bear all this people"
Numbers 13:30: "Let us go up at once, and possess we are well able to overcome"
Numbers 13:30: "Let us go up at once, and possess we are well able to overcome"
Numbers 13:31: "went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people;"
Numbers 14:16: "Because the LORD was not able to bring this people"
Numbers 22:6: "they me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of"
Numbers 22:11: "come curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out."
Numbers 22:18: "full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word"
Numbers 22:37: "thee? wherefore thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote thee to honor?"
Numbers 22:38: "I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all any thing? the word"
Numbers 22:38: "I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all any power at all any thing? the word"
Numbers 24:13: "full of silver and gold, I cannot I cannot go beyond the commandment"
Deuteronomy 1:9: "you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:"
Deuteronomy 7:17: "are more than I; how can"

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