Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #398: 'akal (pronounced aw-kal')

a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively):--X at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, X freely, X in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, X quite.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to eat, devour, burn up, feed

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to eat (human subject)

1a2) to eat, devour (of beasts and birds)

1a3) to devour, consume (of fire)

1a4) to devour, slay (of sword)

1a5) to devour, consume, destroy (inanimate subjects i.e., pestilence, drought)

1a6) to devour (of oppression)

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to be eaten (by men)

1b2) to be devoured, consumed (of fire)

1b3) to be wasted, destroyed (of flesh)

1c) (Pual)

1c1) to cause to eat, feed with

1c2) to cause to devour

1d) (Hiphil)

1d1) to feed

1d2) to cause to eat

1e) (Piel)

1e1) consume

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 809 times:

Genesis 2:16: "saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:"
Genesis 2:16: "saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:"
Genesis 2:17: "of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for"
Genesis 2:17: "eat of it: for that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
Genesis 3:1: "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every"
Genesis 3:2: "said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:"
Genesis 3:3: "of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch"
Genesis 3:5: "doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes and ye shall be"
Genesis 3:6: "to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband"
Genesis 3:6: "and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."
Genesis 3:11: "thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of whereof"
Genesis 3:11: "whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?"
Genesis 3:12: "gave the tree, and I did eat."
Genesis 3:13: "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."
Genesis 3:14: "of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days"
Genesis 3:17: "thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of of which I commanded"
Genesis 3:17: "I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake;"
Genesis 3:17: "is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;"
Genesis 3:18: "Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;"
Genesis 3:19: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground;"
Genesis 3:22: "also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:"
Genesis 6:21: "unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to"
Genesis 9:4: "with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat."
Genesis 14:24: "only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which"
Genesis 18:8: "stood by them under the tree, and they did eat."
Genesis 19:3: "and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat."
Genesis 24:33: "And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until"
Genesis 24:33: "him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told"
Genesis 24:54: " And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up"
Genesis 25:34: "bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and went his way: thus Esau"
Genesis 26:30: "And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink."
Genesis 27:4: "such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul thee before"
Genesis 27:7: "me venison, and make me savory meat, that I may eat, and bless thee before the LORD"
Genesis 27:10: "And thou shalt bring it to thy father, that he may eat, and that he may bless thee before his death."
Genesis 27:19: "thou biddest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that"
Genesis 27:25: "And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul"
Genesis 27:25: "that my soul may bless to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank."
Genesis 27:31: "unto his father, arise, and eat of his son's venison, that"
Genesis 27:33: "Who? where is he that hath taken and brought it me, and I have eaten of all"
Genesis 28:20: "go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,"
Genesis 31:15: "of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also"
Genesis 31:15: "of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured us, and hath quite devoured also"
Genesis 31:38: "and the rams of thy flock have I not eaten."
Genesis 31:40: "Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed"
Genesis 31:46: "stones, and made and they did eat there upon the heap."
Genesis 31:54: "upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: bread, and tarried all night"
Genesis 31:54: "his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount."
Genesis 32:32: "Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew"
Genesis 37:20: "and we will say, Some evil hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams."
Genesis 37:25: "And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company"

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