Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3898: lacham (pronounced law-kham')

a primitive root; to feed on; figuratively, to consume; by implication, to battle (as destruction):--devour, eat, X ever, fight(-ing), overcome, prevail, (make) war(-ring).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to fight, do battle, make war

1a) (Qal) to fight, do battle

1b) (Niphal) to engage in battle, wage war

2) (Qal) to eat, use as food

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root

Same Word by TWOT Number: 1104, 1105


This word is used 177 times:

Judges 10:9: "passed over Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house"
Judges 10:18: "man is he that will begin to fight against the children he shall be head"
Judges 11:4: "in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel."
Judges 11:5: "so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead"
Judges 11:6: "Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon."
Judges 11:8: "thee now, that thou mayest go with us, and fight against the children and be our head"
Judges 11:9: "If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD"
Judges 11:12: "hast thou to do with me, that thou art come against me to fight"
Judges 11:20: "gathered all his people together, and pitched in Jahaz, and fought against"
Judges 11:25: "of Moab? did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight"
Judges 11:25: "of Moab? did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight did he ever fight"
Judges 11:27: "against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me: the LORD the Judge be judge this day"
Judges 11:32: "unto the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hands."
Judges 12:1: "unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not"
Judges 12:3: "unto me this day, to fight"
Judges 12:4: "all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead"
1 Samuel 4:9: "as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight."
1 Samuel 4:10: "And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was"
1 Samuel 8:20: "may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles."
1 Samuel 12:9: "and into the hand of Moab, and they fought"
1 Samuel 13:5: "And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots,"
1 Samuel 14:47: "the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab,"
1 Samuel 15:18: "the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed."
1 Samuel 17:9: "If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if"
1 Samuel 17:10: "day; give me a man, that we may fight together."
1 Samuel 17:19: "of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines."
1 Samuel 17:32: "because of him; thy servant will go and fight with Philistine."
1 Samuel 17:33: "against this Philistine to fight with him: for art but a youth,"
1 Samuel 18:17: "only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD's battles. For Saul"
1 Samuel 19:8: "again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter;"
1 Samuel 23:1: "saying, Behold, the Philistines fight against Keilah, and they rob"
1 Samuel 23:5: "and his men went to Keilah, and fought with the Philistines, and brought away their cattle,"
1 Samuel 25:28: "a sure house; because my lord fighteth of the LORD, and evil"
1 Samuel 28:1: "their armies for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto"
1 Samuel 28:15: "answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war is departed from"
1 Samuel 29:8: "day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?"
1 Samuel 31:1: "Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before"
2 Samuel 2:28: "no more, neither fought"
2 Samuel 8:10: "to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer,"
2 Samuel 10:17: "and came to Helam. And the Syrians set themselves in array against David, and fought"
2 Samuel 11:17: "And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of"
2 Samuel 11:20: "approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not they would shoot"
2 Samuel 12:26: "And Joab fought against Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and took the royal"
2 Samuel 12:27: "to David, and said, I have fought against Rabbah, and have taken"
2 Samuel 12:29: "the people together, and went to Rabbah, and fought against it, and took"
2 Samuel 21:15: "went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines: and David"
1 Kings 12:21: "chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel,"
1 Kings 12:24: "Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel:"
1 Kings 14:19: "of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written"
1 Kings 20:1: "with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred"

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