3899. lechem
Strong's Concordance
lechem: bread, food
Original Word: לֶחֶם
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: lechem
Phonetic Spelling: (lekh'-em)
Definition: bread, food
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from lacham
bread, food
NASB Translation
bread (188), food (87), fruit (1), loaves (3), meal (7), meal* (1), meals (2), prey (1), provision (1), showbread* (4), something (1).

לֶ֫חֶם296 noun masculine1Samuel 9:7 and (rarely) feminineGenesis 49:20 (see below, and Dr1Samuel 10:4) bread, food (Phoenician לחם bread; Late Hebrew לֶחֶם; Aramaic לַחְמָא, , as Hebrew; Arabic flesh, meat, (compare Frä30)); — absolute ׳ל Genesis 3:19 +; לָ֑חֶם Genesis 31:54 +; לֶ֑חֶם Psalm 14:4 2t.; construct לֶחֶם Hosea 9:4 +; suffix לַחְמִי Job 3:24 +, לַחְמְךָ Obadiah 7 +, לַחְמָם Hosea 9:4b, + Hosea 9:4a (for ᵑ0 לָהֶם), We GASm Now, + etc.; —

1. a. bread, the ordinary food of early Hebrews (BenzArchaeology 84 ff NowArchaeology i. 109 ff.) Exodus 21:14 (E), Numbers 21:5; Joshua 9:5,12 (JE), Deuteronomy 8:3; Deuteronomy 23:5; Exodus 16:3 (P) +; ׳כִּכַּרלֿ loaf of bread 1 Samuel 2:36 + (see כִּכָּר below כרר), and without ככר (always with number) 1 Samuel 10:4; 1 Samuel 16:20 (see Dr), 1 Samuel 17:7; 1 Samuel 21:4; 1 Samuel 25:18; 2 Samuel 16:1; 1 Kings 14:3; 2 Kings 4:42; ׳חַלַת ל cake of bread 2 Samuel 6:19; Exodus 29:23 + (see חַלָּה below

I. חלל); made from barley (שְׂעֹרִים); Judges 7:13; 2 Kings 4:42 (see also לָחֶם above); from wheat-flour (סֹלֶת חִטִים) Exodus 29:2 (P); compare the mixture Ezekiel 4:9; made by baking (אפה) Isaiah 44:15,19; Leviticus 26:26 (H; compare Jeremiah 37:21); ׳מַּתלֿ a bit of bread 1 Samuel 2:36; 1 Kings 17:11; Proverbs 28:21, compare Ezekiel 13:19, as modest term for a hospitable meal Genesis 18:5 (J), Judges 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:22; distinguished from meat (flesh), Genesis 27:17 (J) 1 Samuel 25:11; 1 Kings 17:6 (twice in verse); Exodus 16:8,12 (also Exodus 16:3 above), Exodus 29:32,34; Leviticus 8:31 (all P), Leviticus 23:18 (H), 1 Chronicles 12:40; Psalm 78:20; Daniel 10:3; = a meal 1 Samuel 20:27, ׳אָכַל ל = take a meal Genesis 31:54 (twice in verse); Genesis 37:25; Genesis 43:25,32 +; אכל לַחְמִי Psalm 41:10 eat my bread, establishing an obligation, compare Obadiah 7 (read ׳אֹכְלֵי ל according to MartiKau AT; strike out ׳ל ᵐ5 Hi We, compare VB) ׳עשׂה ל = make a feast Ecclesiastes 10:19; ׳מַטֵּה ל staff of bread (as support of life), only late Ezekiel 4:16; Ezekiel 5:16; Ezekiel 14:13; Leviticus 26:26 (H), Psalm 105:16; cf .׳מִשְׁעַן ל Isaiah 3:1 (gloss); leavened bread is חָמֵץ ׳ל Leviticus 7:13; unleavened bread is מַצּוֺת ׳ל Exodus 29:2 (both P); (הַ)מָּנִים ׳ל bread of the face (of ׳י; i.e. in his presence, DiLeviticus 24:9 Dr1Sam 21:7); in the sanctuary 1 Samuel 21:7; 1 Kings 7:48 2Chronicles 4:19; Exodus 25:30; Exodus 35:13; Exodus 39:36, without ׳פ Exodus 40:23 (all P); = הַתָּמִיד ׳ל Numbers 4:7 (P), קֹדֶשׁ ׳ל 1 Samuel 21:5; in Chronicles הַמַּעֲרָ֑כֶת ׳ל 1 Chronicles 9:32; compare 1 Chronicles 23:29; Nehemiah 10:34, ׳ל ׳מ2Chronicles 13:11 opposed to חֹל ׳ל 1 Samuel 21:5; תְּנוּפִה ׳ל Leviticus 23:17 wave-loaf; (הַ)בִּכֻּרִים ׳ל Leviticus 23:20; 2 Kings 4:42 bread of first-fruits.

b. = bread-corn, the material from which bread is made, i.e. wheat, barley, etc.: Genesis 41:54,55 (E), Genesis 47:13,15,17 (twice in verse); Genesis 47:19 (J), Genesis 49:20 (poem in J), Isaiah 28:28; Isaiah 30:23; Isaiah 55:10; Jeremiah 5:17; Ezekiel 48:18; Job 28:5; Proverbs 28:3; Psalm 104:14; הָאָרֶץ ׳ל Numbers 15:19 (P), ׳ארץ ל 2 Kings 18:32 = Isaiah 36:17.

2 food in General:

a. of man, Judges 13:16 (kid, Judges 13:15) 1 Samuel 14:24 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 14:28 (honey), 1 Samuel 28:20; 1 Samuel 30:12; Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 27:27 (twice in verse) (goat's milk) +; ׳לְכָלבָּֿשָׂר נֹתֵן ל Psalm 136:25.

b. of animals, Proverbs 6:8; Proverbs 30:25; Prov 65:25; Job 24:5 + Psalm 147:9

c. of God (in sacrifices): אֱלֹהֵיהֶם ׳ל (compare RSSemitic i. 207, 2nd ed., 224) Leviticus 21:6 compare Leviticus 21:8; Leviticus 21:17; Leviticus 21:21; Leviticus 21:22, Leviticus 22:25 (all H), compare Numbers 28:2 (P), Ezekiel 16:19; Ezekiel 44:7, and מְגֹאָל ׳ל Malachi 1:7, also (׳לי) אִשֶּׁה ׳ל Leviticus 3:11,16; Numbers 28:24 (all P).

3 other phrases and figurative uses are:

a. רֶשַׁע ׳ל Proverbs 4:17 (accusative of congnate meaning with verb with לָחַם), probably = food gained by wickedness ׅ "" (יִיִן חֲמָסִים, compare שָׁ֑קֶר ׳ל Proverbs 20:17, כְּזָבִים ׳ל Proverbs 23:3; עַצְלוּת ׳ל Proverbs 31:27 = bread of idleness, i.e. unearned; חֻקִּי ׳לProverbs 30:8 (opposed to riches and poverty, see חֹק); לַחַץ ׳ל 1 Kings 22:27 2Chronicles 18:26, vid לַחַץ below; הָעֲצָבִים ׳ל Psalm 127:2 see II. עֶצָב; אוֺנִים ׳ל Hosea 9:4, vid אָוֶן. p.20 a; אֲנָשִׁים ׳ל Ezekiel 24:17,22 of food offered to mourners, compare Jeremiah 16:7 (where insert ׳ל ᵐ5 Gf Gie); שַׁלַּח לחמך עלפֿני המים Ecclesiastes 11:1 usual interpration of benevolent giving (compare Now); De and others of sea-commerce in bread-stuffs, compare Proverbs 31:14.

b. figurative לַחְמֵנוּ הֵם Numbers 14:9 (JE) our food are they, i.e. we will devour, destroy, them (compare Deuteronomy 7:16); ׳דִּמְעָתִּי ל Psalm 42:4; compare Psalm 80:6 (see אכל above); ׳ל of evil deeds of wicked Job 20:14; עֵץ בְּלַחְמוֺ Jeremiah 11:19 apparentlyfig.of destroying the prophet and his house, but read probably בְּלֵחוֺ in its freshness (i.e. untimely), so Hi Gf Che Gie (see לֵחַ below לחח above).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
showbread, eat, food, fruit, loaf, meat, victuals

From lacham; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it) -- ((shew-))bread, X eat, food, fruit, loaf, meat, victuals. See also Beyth l-'Aphrah.

see HEBREW lacham

see HEBREW Beyth l-'Aphrah

Forms and Transliterations
בְּלֶ֤חֶם בְּלַחְמ֖וֹ בְּלַחְמֶ֔ךָ בְּלַחְמוֹ֙ בְֽלַחֲמִ֑י בְלַחְמֽוֹ׃ בַּלֶּ֖חֶם בַּלֶּ֙חֶם֙ בַּלֶּ֣חֶם בַּלָּ֑חֶם בלחם בלחמו בלחמו׃ בלחמי בלחמך הַלֶּ֔חֶם הַלֶּ֖חֶם הַלֶּ֗חֶם הַלֶּ֙חֶם֙ הַלֶּ֛חֶם הַלֶּ֤חֶם הַלֶּ֨חֶם הַלָּֽחֶם׃ הלחם הלחם׃ וְ֝לֶ֗חֶם וְ֠לֶחֶם וְהַלֶּ֤חֶם וְלֶ֖חֶם וְלֶ֙חֶם֙ וְלֶ֣חֶם וְלֶ֤חֶם וְלֶ֥חֶם וְלֶחֶם֩ וְלַחְמִי֩ וְלַחְמֶ֗ךָ וְלַלֶּ֥חֶם וָלֶ֧חֶם וּבַלָּ֑חֶם וּלְלֶ֨חֶם ובלחם והלחם ולחם ולחמי ולחמך וללחם כְּלֶ֤חֶם כַּלֶּ֣חֶם כלחם לְֽ֭לַחְמְךָ לְלֶ֔חֶם לְלֶ֣חֶם לְלָ֑חֶם לֶ֑חֶם לֶ֔חֶם לֶ֖חֶם לֶ֗חֶם לֶ֙חֶם֙ לֶ֚חֶם לֶ֛חֶם לֶ֜חֶם לֶ֝֗חֶם לֶ֣חֶם לֶ֤חֶם לֶ֥חֶם לֶ֧חֶם לֶ֨חֶם לֶ֭חֶם לֶּ֙חֶם֙ לֶֽחֶם־ לֶחֶם֒ לֶחֶם֩ לֶחֶם֮ לַ֭חְמִי לַ֭חְמוֹ לַחְמ֑וֹ לַחְמ֖וֹ לַחְמ֣וֹ לַחְמְךָ֖ לַחְמְךָ֗ לַחְמְכֶ֖ם לַחְמְכֶם֙ לַחְמִ֑י לַחְמִ֜י לַחְמִֽי׃ לַחְמִי֙ לַחְמֵ֔נוּ לַחְמֵ֖נוּ לַחְמֵ֗נוּ לַחְמֵ֣נוּ לַחְמֶ֔ךָ לַחְמָ֑הּ לַחְמָ֖ם לַחְמָ֣ם לַחְמָֽהּ׃ לַחְמָֽם׃ לַחְמָם֙ לַחְמֽוֹ׃ לַחְמוֹ֙ לַלֶּ֙חֶם֙ לַלֶּ֣חֶם לַלָּ֑חֶם לָ֑חֶם לָ֥חֶם לָֽחֶם׃ לחם לחם־ לחם׃ לחמה לחמה׃ לחמו לחמו׃ לחמי לחמי׃ לחמך לחמכם לחמם לחמם׃ לחמנו ללחם ללחמך מְבִיאִ֣ים מִלֶּ֣חֶם מִלֶּ֥חֶם מִלַּחְמ֣וֹ מביאים מלחם מלחמו bal·lā·ḥem bal·le·ḥem balLachem ballāḥem balLechem balleḥem ḇə·la·ḥă·mî bə·laḥ·me·ḵā bə·laḥ·mōw ḇə·laḥ·mōw bə·le·ḥem belachMecha belachMo ḇəlaḥămî bəlaḥmeḵā bəlaḥmōw ḇəlaḥmōw beLechem bəleḥem hal·lā·ḥem hal·le·ḥem halLachem hallāḥem halLechem halleḥem kal·le·ḥem kalLechem kalleḥem kə·le·ḥem keLechem kəleḥem lā·ḥem Lachem lachMah lachMam lachmeCha lachmeChem lachMenu lachMi lachMo laḥ·māh laḥ·mām laḥ·me·ḵā laḥ·mə·ḵā laḥ·mə·ḵem laḥ·mê·nū laḥ·mî laḥ·mōw lāḥem laḥmāh laḥmām laḥmeḵā laḥməḵā laḥməḵem laḥmênū laḥmî laḥmōw lal·lā·ḥem lal·le·ḥem lalLachem lallāḥem lalLechem lalleḥem le·ḥem le·ḥem- lə·lā·ḥem lə·laḥ·mə·ḵā lə·le·ḥem Lechem leḥem leḥem- leLachem Lelachmecha ləlāḥem ləlaḥməḵā leLechem ləleḥem mə·ḇî·’îm məḇî’îm meviIm mil·laḥ·mōw mil·le·ḥem millachMo millaḥmōw milLechem milleḥem ū·ḇal·lā·ḥem ū·lə·le·ḥem ūḇallāḥem uleLechem ūləleḥem uvalLachem vaLechem vehalLechem velachaMi velachMecha velachMi velachMo velalLechem veLechem wā·le·ḥem wāleḥem wə·hal·le·ḥem wə·laḥ·me·ḵā wə·laḥ·mî wə·lal·le·ḥem wə·le·ḥem wəhalleḥem wəlaḥmeḵā wəlaḥmî wəlalleḥem wəleḥem
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 3:19
HEB: אַפֶּ֙יךָ֙ תֹּ֣אכַל לֶ֔חֶם עַ֤ד שֽׁוּבְךָ֙
NAS: You will eat bread, Till
KJV: shalt thou eat bread, till
INT: of your face will eat bread Till return

Genesis 14:18
HEB: שָׁלֵ֔ם הוֹצִ֖יא לֶ֣חֶם וָיָ֑יִן וְה֥וּא
NAS: brought out bread and wine;
KJV: brought forth bread and wine:
INT: of Salem brought bread and wine now he

Genesis 18:5
HEB: וְאֶקְחָ֨ה פַת־ לֶ֜חֶם וְסַעֲד֤וּ לִבְּכֶם֙
NAS: a piece of bread, that you may refresh
KJV: a morsel of bread, and comfort ye
INT: will bring A piece of bread you may refresh yourselves

Genesis 21:14
HEB: בַּבֹּ֡קֶר וַיִּֽקַּֽח־ לֶחֶם֩ וְחֵ֨מַת מַ֜יִם
NAS: and took bread and a skin
KJV: and took bread, and a bottle
INT: the morning and took bread skin of water

Genesis 25:34
HEB: נָתַ֣ן לְעֵשָׂ֗ו לֶ֚חֶם וּנְזִ֣יד עֲדָשִׁ֔ים
NAS: gave Esau bread and lentil stew;
KJV: Esau bread and pottage
INT: gave Esau bread stew and lentil

Genesis 27:17
HEB: הַמַּטְעַמִּ֛ים וְאֶת־ הַלֶּ֖חֶם אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂ֑תָה
NAS: the savory food and the bread, which
KJV: the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared,
INT: gave the savory and the bread which had made

Genesis 28:20
HEB: וְנָֽתַן־ לִ֥י לֶ֛חֶם לֶאֱכֹ֖ל וּבֶ֥גֶד
NAS: and will give me food to eat
KJV: and will give me bread to eat,
INT: take and will give food to eat and garments

Genesis 31:54
HEB: לְאֶחָ֖יו לֶאֱכָל־ לָ֑חֶם וַיֹּ֣אכְלוּ לֶ֔חֶם
KJV: to eat bread: and they did eat
INT: his kinsmen ate the meal ate the meal

Genesis 31:54
HEB: לָ֑חֶם וַיֹּ֣אכְלוּ לֶ֔חֶם וַיָּלִ֖ינוּ בָּהָֽר׃
NAS: and they ate the meal and spent the night
KJV: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night
INT: the meal ate the meal and spent the mountain

Genesis 37:25
HEB: וַיֵּשְׁבוּ֮ לֶֽאֱכָל־ לֶחֶם֒ וַיִּשְׂא֤וּ עֵֽינֵיהֶם֙
NAS: to eat a meal. And as they raised
KJV: to eat bread: and they lifted up
INT: sat to eat A meal raised their eyes

Genesis 39:6
HEB: כִּ֥י אִם־ הַלֶּ֖חֶם אֲשֶׁר־ ה֣וּא
NAS: except the food which
KJV: he had, save the bread which he did eat.
INT: for had save the food which he

Genesis 41:54
HEB: מִצְרַ֖יִם הָ֥יָה לָֽחֶם׃
NAS: the land of Egypt there was bread.
KJV: of Egypt there was bread.
INT: of Egypt there was bread

Genesis 41:55
HEB: אֶל־ פַּרְעֹ֖ה לַלָּ֑חֶם וַיֹּ֨אמֶר פַּרְעֹ֤ה
NAS: out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh
KJV: to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh
INT: to Pharaoh bread said and Pharaoh

Genesis 43:25
HEB: שָׁ֖ם יֹ֥אכְלוּ לָֽחֶם׃
NAS: that they were to eat a meal there.
KJV: that they should eat bread there.
INT: there eat A meal

Genesis 43:31
HEB: וַיֹּ֖אמֶר שִׂ֥ימוּ לָֽחֶם׃
NAS: himself and said, Serve the meal.
KJV: himself, and said, Set on bread.
INT: and said Serve the meal

Genesis 43:32
HEB: אֶת־ הָֽעִבְרִים֙ לֶ֔חֶם כִּי־ תוֹעֵבָ֥ה
NAS: not eat bread with the Hebrews,
KJV: not eat bread with the Hebrews;
INT: eat the Hebrews bread because is loathsome

Genesis 45:23
HEB: נֹֽ֠שְׂאֹת בָּ֣ר וָלֶ֧חֶם וּמָז֛וֹן לְאָבִ֖יו
NAS: with grain and bread and sustenance
KJV: with corn and bread and meat
INT: loaded grain and bread and sustenance his father

Genesis 47:12
HEB: בֵּ֣ית אָבִ֑יו לֶ֖חֶם לְפִ֥י הַטָּֽף׃
NAS: household with food, according
KJV: household, with bread, according
INT: household his father's food according to their little

Genesis 47:13
HEB: וְלֶ֤חֶם אֵין֙ בְּכָל־
NAS: Now there was no food in all the land,
KJV: And [there was] no bread in all the land;
INT: food now there all

Genesis 47:15
HEB: הָֽבָה־ לָּ֣נוּ לֶ֔חֶם וְלָ֥מָּה נָמ֖וּת
NAS: Give us food, for why
KJV: Give us bread: for why should we die
INT: and said Give food why die

Genesis 47:17
HEB: לָהֶם֩ יוֹסֵ֨ף לֶ֜חֶם בַּסּוּסִ֗ים וּבְמִקְנֵ֥ה
NAS: gave them food in exchange for the horses
KJV: gave them bread [in exchange] for horses,
INT: gave and Joseph food the horses their livestock

Genesis 47:17
HEB: וּבַחֲמֹרִ֑ים וַיְנַהֲלֵ֤ם בַּלֶּ֙חֶם֙ בְּכָל־ מִקְנֵהֶ֔ם
NAS: and he fed them with food in exchange for all
KJV: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle
INT: and the donkeys fed food for all their livestock

Genesis 47:19
HEB: וְאֶת־ אַדְמָתֵ֖נוּ בַּלָּ֑חֶם וְנִֽהְיֶ֞ה אֲנַ֤חְנוּ
NAS: us and our land for food, and we and our land
KJV: us and our land for bread, and we and our land
INT: attain and our land food become we

Genesis 49:20
HEB: מֵאָשֵׁ֖ר שְׁמֵנָ֣ה לַחְמ֑וֹ וְה֥וּא יִתֵּ֖ן
NAS: As for Asher, his food shall be rich,
KJV: Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat,
INT: Asher shall be rich his food and he will yield

Exodus 2:20
HEB: ל֖וֹ וְיֹ֥אכַל לָֽחֶם׃
NAS: Invite him to have something to eat.
KJV: call him, that he may eat bread.
INT: bewray to eat to have something

296 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 3899
296 Occurrences

bal·lā·ḥem — 1 Occ.
bal·le·ḥem — 5 Occ.
bə·laḥ·me·ḵā — 1 Occ.
bə·laḥ·mōw — 2 Occ.
bə·le·ḥem — 1 Occ.
hal·lā·ḥem — 1 Occ.
hal·le·ḥem — 14 Occ.
kal·le·ḥem — 1 Occ.
kə·le·ḥem — 1 Occ.
lā·ḥem — 38 Occ.
laḥ·māh — 3 Occ.
laḥ·mām — 5 Occ.
laḥ·mə·ḵā — 7 Occ.
laḥ·mə·ḵem — 3 Occ.
laḥ·mê·nū — 4 Occ.
laḥ·mî — 8 Occ.
laḥ·mōw — 8 Occ.
lal·lā·ḥem — 1 Occ.
lal·le·ḥem — 3 Occ.
le·ḥem — 155 Occ.
lə·lā·ḥem — 1 Occ.
lə·laḥ·mə·ḵā — 1 Occ.
lə·le·ḥem — 3 Occ.
mə·ḇî·’îm — 1 Occ.
mil·laḥ·mōw — 1 Occ.
mil·le·ḥem — 2 Occ.
ū·lə·le·ḥem — 1 Occ.
ū·ḇal·lā·ḥem — 1 Occ.
wā·le·ḥem — 1 Occ.
wə·hal·le·ḥem — 1 Occ.
ḇə·la·ḥă·mî — 1 Occ.
wə·laḥ·me·ḵā — 1 Occ.
wə·laḥ·mî — 1 Occ.
ḇə·laḥ·mōw — 1 Occ.
wə·lal·le·ḥem — 1 Occ.
wə·le·ḥem — 16 Occ.

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