H398 אכל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: 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 Definitions



1. to eat, devour, burn up, feed
a. (Qal)
1. to eat (human subject)
2. to eat, devour (of beasts and birds)
3. to devour, consume (of fire)
4. to devour, slay (of sword)
5. to devour, consume, destroy (inanimate subjects - ie, pestilence, drought)
6. to devour (of oppression)
b. (Niphal)
1. to be eaten (by men)
2. to be devoured, consumed (of fire)
3. to be wasted, destroyed (of flesh)
c. (Pual)
1. to cause to eat, feed with
2. to cause to devour
d. (Hiphil)
1. to feed
2. to cause to eat
e. (Piel)
1. consume
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 85
Parts of Speech: Verb

to eat
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 - ie, 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

View how H398 אכל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 808 occurrences of H398 אכל

Genesis 2:16 thou mayest freely
Genesis 2:16 eat:
Genesis 2:17 thou shalt not eat
Genesis 2:17 that thou eatest
Genesis 3:1 Ye shall not eat
Genesis 3:2 We may eat
Genesis 3:3 Ye shall not eat
Genesis 3:5 ye eat
Genesis 3:6 and ate,
Genesis 3:6 with her; and he ate.
Genesis 3:11 Hast thou eaten
Genesis 3:11 eat?
Genesis 3:12 and I ate.
Genesis 3:13 and I ate.
Genesis 3:14 shalt thou eat
Genesis 3:17 and hast eaten
Genesis 3:17 Thou shalt not eat
Genesis 3:17 shalt thou eat
Genesis 3:18 to thee; and thou shalt eat
Genesis 3:19 shalt thou eat
Genesis 3:22 and eat,
Genesis 6:21 that is eaten,
Genesis 9:4 shall ye not eat.
Genesis 14:24 have eaten,
Genesis 18:8 and they ate.
Genesis 19:3 and they ate.
Genesis 24:33 to eat:
Genesis 24:33 I will not eat,
Genesis 24:54 And they ate
Genesis 25:34 and he ate

Distinct usage

32 shall eat
24 Eat
23 and eat
15 to eat
13 shall devour
12 and ye shall eat
11 and ate
9 hath devoured
9 ye shall eat
9 and consumed
9 that eateth
8 shalt thou eat
8 And they ate
8 and it shall devour
7 to eat,
7 ate
7 eating
6 And they shall eat
6 they shall eat
6 and thou shalt eat
6 Thou shalt eat
6 and devour
5 thou shalt not eat
5 Ye shall not eat
5 consumed
5 shall ye eat
5 devour
4 eat:
4 and they ate.
4 to eat:
4 shall not eat
4 devoured
4 devoureth
4 which shall devour
3 ye eat
3 and he ate
3 who ate
3 not eat
3 shall be eaten
3 have eaten
3 He shall eat
3 nor eat
3 that they may eat
3 at all
3 that we may eat
3 and feed
3 to devour
3 eat;
3 shall be devoured
3 For whoever eateth
3 to eat.
3 and devoured
3 eat.
2 that thou eatest
2 and I ate.
2 ate up
2 be eaten.
2 it shall not be eaten.
2 it shall be eaten
2 And he that eateth

Corresponding Greek Words

akhal G355 an alisko
akhal G2190 echthros
akhal G2545 kaio
akhal G4906 sun esthio
akhal ash G4598 seto brotos
akhal hi. G5142 trepho
akhal,hi.,qal. G5595 psomizo
akhal lechem G709 aristao
akhal ni. G4160 poieo
akhal pu. G2618 kata kaio
akhal qal,ni G2654 kat an alisko
akhal qal,ni,hi G2068 esthio
akhal qal,ni,po,pu G2719 kat esthio
akhal qal,ni,pu G977 bibrosko
akhal qal.,ni. G1035 brosis
akhal qartse G2649 kata martureo
akhal qerats G1225 dia ballo

Related words


H396 אכילה 'ăkı̂ylâh
Feminine from H398; something eatable, that is, food

KJV Usage: meat.

H399 אכל 'ăkal
(Chaldee); corresponding to H398

KJV Usage: + accuse, devour, eat.

H400 אכל 'ôkel
From H398; food

KJV Usage: eating, food, meal [-time], meat, prey, victuals.

H401 אכּל אכל 'ûkâl 'ûkkâl
אכּל אכל
'ûkâl 'ûkkâl
oo-kawl', ook-kawl'
Apparently from H398; devoured; Ucal, a fancy name

KJV Usage: Ucal.

H3978 מאכל ma'ăkâl
From H398; an eatable (including provender, flesh and fruit)

KJV Usage: food, fruit, ([bake-]) meat (-s), victual.

H3979 מאכלת ma'ăkeleth
From H398; something to eat with, that is, a knife

KJV Usage: knife.

H3980 מאכלת ma'ăkôleth
From H398; something eaten (by fire), that is, fuel

KJV Usage: fuel.

H4361 מכּלת makkôleth
From H398; nourishment

KJV Usage: food.