Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 85

KJV Translation Count — 810x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: eat (604), devour (111), consume (32), misc (55)

Outline of Biblical Usage

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

Strong's Definitions

'akal, 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.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely H398:


But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not H398 of it: for in the day that thou H398est thereof thou shalt surely die.


Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not H398 of every tree of the garden?


And the woman said unto the serpent, We may H398 of the fruit of the trees of the garden:


But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not H398 of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.


For God doth know that in the day ye H398 thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.


And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did H398, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did H398.


And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou H398en of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not H398?


And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did H398.


And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did H398.