H3898 לחם - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to feed on; figuratively to consume; by implication to battle (as destruction)

KJV Usage: devour, eat, X ever, fight (-ing), overcome, prevail, (make) war (-ring).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to fight, do battle, make war
a. (Qal) to fight, do battle
b. (Niphal) to engage in battle, wage war
2. (Qal) to eat, use as food
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1104,1105
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H3898 לחם is used in the Bible

First 30 of 177 occurrences of H3898 לחם

Exodus 1:10 and fight
Exodus 14:14 shall fight
Exodus 14:25 fighteth
Exodus 17:8 and fought
Exodus 17:9 fight
Exodus 17:10 to him, and fought
Numbers 21:1 then he fought
Numbers 21:23 and fought
Numbers 21:26 who had fought
Numbers 22:11 to overcome
Deuteronomy 1:30 you, he shall fight
Deuteronomy 1:41 and fight,
Deuteronomy 1:42 neither fight;
Deuteronomy 3:22 he shall fight
Deuteronomy 20:4 with you, to fight
Deuteronomy 20:10 to fight
Deuteronomy 20:19 in making war
Deuteronomy 32:24 and devoured
Joshua 9:2 to fight
Joshua 10:5 and made war
Joshua 10:14 fought
Joshua 10:25 against whom ye fight.
Joshua 10:29 and fought
Joshua 10:31 against it, and fought
Joshua 10:34 against it, and fought
Joshua 10:36 and they fought
Joshua 10:38 and fought
Joshua 10:42 fought
Joshua 11:5 to fight
Joshua 19:47 to fight

Distinct usage

27 to fight
16 and fought
12 fought
10 and fight
6 fight
4 and they fought
4 and they shall fight
4 that fight
3 and warred
3 that we may fight
2 shall fight
2 fighteth
2 against it, and fought
2 They fought
2 him, because he had fought
2 how he warred,
2 when he fought
2 warring
2 nor fight
2 eat
2 he fought
2 made war
1 to him, and fought
1 then he fought
1 who had fought
1 he shall fight
1 and made war
1 against whom ye fight.
1 is he that hath fought
1 he it is that fighteth
1 and fought,
1 then fought
1 or did he ever
1 and fight.
1 fought,
1 fighting
1 for me, and fight
1 make war
1 I have fought
1 with him, and fought
1 and we will fight
1 and how he warred,
1 him, when he fought
1 with which he fought
1 and how he fought
1 not overcome
1 so that they made no war
1 him to fight:
1 Ye shall not need to fight
1 us, and to fight
1 himself, that he might fight
1 and to fight
1 with me: fight
1 against them that fight
1 For they eat
1 not prevail
1 him,) and fought
1 will he fight
1 to make war
1 maketh war

Corresponding Greek Words

lacham G1035 brosis
lacham G1172 deipneo
lacham ni. see G4776 peri kath izo
lacham ni. G1264 dia machomai
lacham ni. G2186 eph istemi
lacham ni. G3164 machomai
lacham ni. G3960 patasso
lacham ni. G4160 poieo
lacham ni.,qal. G4170 polemeo

Related words


H3894 לחם לחוּם lâchûm lâchûm
לחם לחוּם
lâchûm lâchûm
law-khoom', law-khoom'
Passive participle of H3898; properly eaten, that is, food; also flesh, that is, body

KJV Usage: while . . . is eating, flesh.

H3899 לחם lechem
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it)

KJV Usage: ([shew-]) bread, X eat, food, fruit, loaf, meat, victuals. See also H1036.

H3901 לחם lâchem
From H3898, battle

KJV Usage: war.

H4421 מלחמה milchâmâh
From H3898 (in the sense of fighting); a battle (that is, the engagement); generally war (that is, warfare)

KJV Usage: battle, fight, (-ing), war ([-rior]).