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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #03557 - כּוּל
1) to seize, contain, measure
1a) (Qal) to measure, calculate
1b) (Pilpel) to sustain, maintain, contain
1b1) to sustain, support, nourish
1b2) to contain, hold in, restrain
1b3) to support, endure
1c) (Polpal) to be supplied
1d) (Hiphil) to contain, hold, hold in, endure
1d1) to contain
1d2) to sustain, endure
1242) lk (כל KL) AC: Complete CO: Vessel AB: Whole: The pictograph k is a picture of the bent palm representing the bending or subduing of the will, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these mean "tame for the yoke". An animal or land that is tamed has been worked and is complete and ready for use. Taming include; construction of holding pens, putting the soil to the plow, harvesting of crops, milk or meat. One eats once the harvest is complete. (eng: whole; cell; cellar)
Nf1) elk (כלה KLH) - Completion: Something that has been completed or made whole. This can be in a positive sense or negative such as in a failure. KJV (22): end, altogether, consume, consumption, consummation, determine, riddance - Strongs: H3617 (כָּלָה)
V) elk (כלה KLH) - Complete: To bring something to its completion. KJV (206): (vf: Paal, Pual, Piel) consume, end, finish, fail, accomplish, done, spend, determine, away, fulfill, faint, destroy, left, waste - Strongs: H3615 (כָּלָה)
V) lfk (כול KWL) - Sustain: To provide what is needed to make someone or something whole or complete. KJV (37): (vf: Paal, Pilpel) contain, feed, sustain, abide, nourish, hold, receive, victual, bear, comprehend - Strongs: H3557 (כּוּל)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Perfect only Isaiah 40:12 מִיכָּ֗֗֗ל בְּשָׁלִשׁעֲפַר הָאָרֶץ who hath comprehended the dust of the earth in a shalish-measure?
Pilpel Perfect כִּלְכֵּל 2 Samuel 19:33; suffix כִּלְכְּלָם 1 Kings 18:4; 2 masculine singular suffix כִּלְכַּלְתָּם Nehemiah 9:21, etc.; Imperfect יְכַלְכֵּל Zechariah 11:16 +, etc.; Infinitive construct כַּלְכֵּל Jeremiah 20:9 +, etc.; Participle מְכַלְכֵּל Malachi 3:2; — sustain, maintain, contain:
1 sustain, support, nourish, followed by accusative of person Genesis 45:11; Genesis 50:21 (both E), 2 Samuel 19:33; 2 Samuel 19:34; 2 Samuel 20:3; 1 Kings 4:7 a (v:b absolute), 1 Kings 5:7; 1 Kings 17:4,9; Nehemiah 9:21; Ruth 4:15; Psalm 55:23; Zechariah 11:16 (of sheep); followed by accusative of person + of thing (food) Genesis 47:12 (J), 1 Kings 18:4,13.
2 contain, followed by accusative of person 1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:5; 2 Chronicles 6:18 (heavens cannot contain ׳י); hold in, restrain Yahweh's word within one, Jeremiah 20:9.
3 support, endure, sickness רוּחַ אִישׁמַחֲלֵ֑הוּ ׳יְכַל Proverbs 18:14; Malachi 3:2 (object אֶתיֿוֺם בּוֺאוֺ); of sustaining a cause, in court, דְּבָרָיו בְּמִשְׁמָּט׳יְכַל Psalm 112:5.
Polpal Perfect 3 plural כָּלְכְּלוּ were supplied with food 1 Kings 20:27 (Klo proposes בַּגִּלְבֹּעַ).
Hiph`il Imperfect יָכִיל 1 Kings 7:26 2t. etc.; Infinitive construct הָכִיל Jeremiah 6:11 5t.; — contain, hold, hold in, endure;
1 contain, followed by accusative (of liquid) 1 Kings 7:26,38; 2 Chronicles 4:5; in figure Jeremiah 2:13, absolute Ezekiel 23:32; (of burnt-offering) 1 Kings 8:64; 2 Chronicles 7:7; hold in (wrath of ׳י, object not expressed, subject Jeremiah) Jeremiah 6:11 (opposed to שָׁפַךְ).
2 sustain, endure, followed by accusative Amos 7:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Joel 2:11.
כִּלְכֵּל verb, כַּלְכֹּל
proper name, masculine see below כול.
כּוּל to measure (like the Syr., Chald., Arab. كال for كيل). In Kal it occurs once, Isaiah 40:12.
(1) to take in, to hold, to contain; prop. used of a vessel (in fich halten, meffen). 1 Kings 8:27, “behold heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee,” 2 Chronicles 6:18.
(2) to hold up, to sustain.
(a) i.q. to bear, to endure (aushalten), Malachi 3:2; Proverbs 18:14; Jeremiah 20:9.
(b) to protect any one; Psalms 112:5, to defend one’s cause before a tribunal, Psalms 55:23.
(3) to nourish, to sustain, to provide with sustenance, Genesis 45:11, 47:12 50:21 1 Kings 4:7, 17:4. Followed by two acc. Genesis 47:12; 1 Kings 18:4, 13 1 Kings 18:13.
Pass. כָּלְכַּל to be provided with food, 1 Kings 20:27.
(1) i.q. Pilpel. No. 1, 1 Kings 7:26, 38 1 Kings 7:38; Ezekiel 23:32, מִרְבָּה לְהָכִיל “containing much.”
(2) i.q. Pilp. No. 2, a, Jerem. 6:11 10:10 Joel 2:11.