BDB3940 [H3557]

[כּוּל] verb comprehend, contain (Late Hebrew, Aramaic id., measure, measure out, of dry or liquid measure; Syriac Aph`el id.; Arabic measure grain) —

Qal Perfect only Isa 40:12 מִיכָּ֗֗֗ל בְּשָׁלִשׁ עֲפַר הָאָרֶץ who hath comprehended the dust of the earth in a shalish-measure? Pilpel Perfect כִּלְכֵּל 2Sam 19:33 suffix כִּלְכְּלָם 1Kgs 18:4 2 masculine singular suffix כִּלְכַּלְתָּם Neh 9:21, etc.; Imperfect יְכַלְכֵּל Zech 11:16 +, etc.; Infinitive construct כַּלְכֵּל Jer 20:9 +, etc.; Participle מְכַלְכֵּל Mal 3:2sustain, maintain, contain:
1. sustain, support, nourish, followed by accusative of person Gen 45:11; Gen 50:21 (both E), 2Sam 19:33; 2Sam 19:34; 2Sam 20:3; 2Sam 1:7 a (v:b absolute), 1Kgs 5:7; 1Kgs 17:4; 1Kgs 17:9; Neh 9:21; Ruth 4:15; Ps 55:23; Zech 11:16 (of sheep); followed by accusative of person + of thing (food) Gen 47:12 (J), 1Kgs 18:4; 1Kgs 18:13.
2. contain, followed by accusative of person 1Kgs 8:27; 2Chr 2:5; 2Chr 6:18 (heavens cannot contain ׳י); hold in, restrain Yahweh's word within one, Jer 20:9.
3. support, endure, sickness רוּחַ אִישׁ מַחֲלֵ֑הוּ ׳יְכַל Prov 18:14; Mal 3:2 (object אֶתיֿוֺם בּוֺאוֺ); of sustaining a cause, in court, דְּבָרָיו בְּמִשְׁפָּט ׳יְכַל Ps 112:5. Polpal Perfect 3 plural כָּלְכְּלוּ were supplied with food 1Kgs 20:27 (Klo proposes בַּגִּלְבֹּעַ). Hiph`il Imperfect יָכִיל 1Kgs 7:26 + 2 t. etc.; Infinitive construct הָכִיל Jer 6:11 + 5 t.; — contain, hold, hold in, endure;
1. contain, followed by accusative (of liquid) 1Kgs 7:26; 1Kgs 7:38; 2Chr 4:5 in figure Jer 2:13, absolute Ezek 23:32 (of burnt-offering) 1Kgs 8:64; 2Chr 7:7 hold in (wrath of ׳י, object not expressed, subject Jeremiah) Jer 6:11 (opposed to שָׁפַךְ).
2. sustain, endure, followed by accusative Amos 7:10; Jer 10:10; Joel 2:11.

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