Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from an unused root meaning to lick up

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 870a

KJV Translation Count — 9x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: cankerworm (6), caterpillar (3)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. young locust (early stage of development)
a. caterpillar (as devouring)

Strong's Definitions

yekeq, yeh'-lek; from an unused root meaning to lick up; a devourer; specifically, the young locust: — cankerworm, caterpillar.

Concordance Results Using KJV

He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,


The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.


Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.


That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the H3218 eaten; and that which the H3218 hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.


And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the H3218, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.


There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the H3218: make thyself many as the H3218, make thyself many as the locusts.


Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the H3218 spoileth, and flieth away.


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