3201. yakol
Strong's Concordance
yakol: to be able, have power
Original Word: יָכֹל
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: yakol
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kole')
Short Definition: able
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to be able, have power
NASB Translation
able (41), able at all (1), allowed (4), can (15), can i endure (2), can do (1), cannot* (47), could (41), endure (3), had your way (1), incapable* (1), may (1), overcome (3), overpower (2), overpowered (1), prevail (8), prevailed (6), succeed (1), surely overcome (1), surely prevail (1), unable* (10).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
יָכֹל, יָכוֺל193

verb be able, have power prevail, endure (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic יְכִיל; Assyrian akâlu, Hpt in KAT2Gloss i,) —

Qal Perfect יָכֹל Genesis 32:26 8t.; יָכוֺל 1 Samuel 4:15 2t.; 3 feminine singular יָ˜כְלָה Genesis 36:7; Exodus 2:3; 2masculine singular וְיָכָלְתָּ֫ Exodus 18:23; 1singular יָכֹלְתִּי Genesis 30:8 2t.; suffix יְכָלְתִּיו Psalm 13:5; 3plural יָכְ֑לוּ Genesis 13:6 27t. + Joshua 15:63 Qr; יָכֹ֑לוּ Exodus 8:14 2t.; Imperfect3masculine singular יוּכָל Genesis 13:16 34t.; יוּכָ֑ל Job 4:2 4t.; וַיֻּכָ֑ל Hosea 12:5; 3feminine singular תּוּכַל Amos 7:10 2t.; 2 masculine singular תּוּכַל Genesis 15:5 16t.; 1 singular אוּכַל Genesis 19:19 30t., etc. (on these Imperfect forms as irregular Qal, see Ges§ 2, R. 3 Köi. 407 WSG 237; others

Hoph`al); Infinitive construct יְכֹ֫לֶת Numbers 14:16; Deuteronomy 9:28; Infinitive absolute יָכוֺל Numbers 13:20; 2Chronicles 32:13; יָכֹל Numbers 22:38; 1 Samuel 26:25; P 8 t. (not Leviticus), Ezekiel 3 t.; often J E D Jeremiah, Isa2, not seldom in Samuel Kings Chronicles; —

1 be able, to do a thing, whether ability be physical, moral, constitutional, or dependent on external authority; usually of man Genesis 13:16 (J) +, but also of gods 2 Chronicles 32:13,15, and of ׳י Numbers 14:16 (JE), Deuteronomy 9:28; Jeremiah 44:22; occasionally of inanimate things Amos 7:10; Genesis 36:7 (P), Songs 8:7; Ecclesiastes 1:15 (twice in verse), etc.:

a. usually followed by infinitive with לְ (122 t.), Genesis 31:35 I am not able to rise up; Genesis 45:1 Joseph was not able to restrain himself, Genesis 45:3; Genesis 48:10; Exodus 7:21,24 were not able to drink, Exodus 12:39; Joshua 24:19 (all E); Genesis 13:16 if a man can number the dust, Genesis 19:19,22; Genesis 43:32; Genesis 44:22,26 (twice in verse); Exodus 10:5; Exodus 19:23 (all J), Genesis 15:5; Exodus 15:23; Numbers 11:14 (all J E) + 10 t. J E; Deuteronomy 7:17 10t. D; Genesis 13:6 they could not dwell together, Genesis 34:14; Genesis 36:7; Exodus 9:11; Exodus 40:35; Numbers 9:6; Joshua 9:19 (all P); 1 Samuel 3:2; 1 Samuel 6:20; 1 Kings 9:21 (on "" 2 Chronicles 8:8 and text of Judges 1:19 see BuRS 8), Amos 7:10; Hosea 5:13; Zephaniah 1:18; Jeremiah 6:10; Jeremiah 11:11; Jeremiah 13:23; Jeremiah 18:6; Jeremiah 19:11 +.

b. followed by infinitive without לְ (27 t.; not P): Genesis 37:4; Exodus 2:3; Exodus 18:18,23 (all E), Genesis 24:50; Genesis 44:1 (J), Numbers 22:37,38 (JE), Deuteronomy 1:9; Deuteronomy 7:22; Deuteronomy 14:24; Deuteronomy 22:29; Judges 8:3; Jeremiah 49:10,23; Habakkuk 1:13; Isaiah 46:2; Isaiah 47:11,12; Isaiah 57:20; Lamentations 1:14; Psalm 18:39; Psalm 36:13; Psalm 78:20; Proverbs 30:21; Job 4:2; Job 33:5.

c. with infinitive implicit, always negative, Genesis 29:8 go and feed them; and they said, We are not able, cannot (J), Exodus 8:14 (P), Isaiah 29:11; Jeremiah 20:9; Psalm 21:12; Jonah 1:13.

d. with negative = may not (of moral inability): Genesis 43:32 (J) the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; Judges 21:18 we may not give them wives; especially D, Deuteronomy 7:22; Deuteronomy 12:17; Deuteronomy 14:24; Deuteronomy 16:5; Deuteronomy 17:15; Deuteronomy 22:3; Deuteronomy 28:27,35.

e. be able, followed by imperfect: אוּלַי אוּכַל נַכֶּה Numbers 22:6 (JE) perchance I am able (so that) we smite (see Di; read perhaps נוּכַל for אוּכַל Ges§ 120, 1 b); לֹא יוּכְלוּ יִגְּעוּ Lamentations 4:14 they are unable, they touch = are unable to touch (Dr§ 163, Obs.)

f. be able, followed by perfect consecutive, only very late, אוּכַל וְרָאִיתִי Esther 8:6 (twice in verse), literally how shall I be able and see? — Also in various combinations where English idiom would make it an auxiliary to another verb:

g. able to gain, accomplish: followed by acc לֹא יוּכְלוּ נִקָּיוֺן Hosea 8:5 how long will they be unable (to gain) innocence? יָדַעְתִּ֯ כִּיכֹֿל תּוּכָ֑ל Job 42:2 I know that thou art able (to do) all things; אֵין הַמֶּלֶךְ יוּכַל אֶתְכֶם דָּבָר Jeremiah 38:5 the king is not (one who is) able (to do) anything with (אֶתְכם for אִתְּכֶם see Gf, i.e. against) you.

h. able to endure: לֹא אוּכַל אָוֶן וַעֲצָרָה Isaiah 1:13 I cannot endure iniquity and (with) a solemn assembly, Psalm 101:5.

i. able to reach, followed by לְ, Psalm 139:6 it is high, לֹא אוּכַל לָהּ I cannot (reach) to it.

2 prevail:

a. absolute prevail, overcome, be victor Genesis 30:8 (E), Genesis 32:29 (J), Hosea 12:5; 1 Samuel 26:25; 1 Kings 22:22 2Chronicles 18:21; Jeremiah 20:7,11; of waves Jeremiah 5:22; succeed Isaiah 16:12; Jeremiah 3:5 (VB hast had they way).

b. followed by לְ person, prevail against, over Genesis 32:26 (J), Numbers 13:30 (JE), Judges 16:5; 1 Samuel 17:9; Jeremiah 1:19; Jeremiah 15:20; Jeremiah 20:10; Jeremiah 38:22; Obadiah 7; Psalm 129:2; Esther 6:13.

c. once with suffix, יְכָלְתִּיו Psalm 13:5 I have prevailed over him, + Zechariah 9:15 (where read וְיָ˜כְלוּם for וְאָֽכְלוּ with ᵐ5 ᵑ7 KloThLZ 1879. 564 StaZAW 1881, 18).

3 absolute have ability, strength, only negative מִשְּׂאֵתוֺ לֹא אוּכָ֑ל Job 31:23 because of his loftiness I have no ability, am inadequate (to anything).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be able, any at all ways, attain, can away with, not, could, endure, might,

Or (fuller) yakowl {yaw-kole'}; a primitive root; to be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) -- be able, any at all (ways), attain, can (away with, (-not)), could, endure, might, overcome, have power, prevail, still, suffer.

Forms and Transliterations
א֥וּכַֽל אֽוּכַל־ אוּכַ֔ל אוּכַ֖ל אוּכַ֗ל אוּכַ֛ל אוּכַ֤ל אוּכַ֥ל אוּכַ֨ל אוּכַל֙ אוּכָֽל׃ אוכל אוכל־ אוכל׃ הֲי֣וּכַל הַאוּכַ֥ל האוכל היוכל וְיָֽכָלְתָּ֖ וְיָכְל֤וּ וְנ֣וּכְלָה וַיֻּכָ֔ל וַתּוּכָ֑ל וַתּוּכָֽל׃ ויכל ויכלו ויכלת ונוכלה ותוכל ותוכל׃ י֣וּכְלוּ י֣וּכַל יְכָלְתִּ֑יו יְכֹ֣לֶת יָ֥כְלוּ יָּכֹ֖לְתִּי יָֽכְל֔וּ יָֽכְל֖וּ יָֽכְל֗וּ יָֽכְל֧וּ יָֽכְלָ֜ה יָֽכְלוּ֙ יָכ֔וֹל יָכ֖וֹל יָכ֗וֹל יָכ֥וֹל יָכְל֖וּ יָכְל֗וּ יָכְל֛וּ יָכְל֣וּ יָכְל֤וּ יָכְל֥וּ יָכְל֧וּ יָכְלָ֣ה יָכְלוּ֙ יָכֹ֑לְתִּי יָכֹ֑לוּ יָכֹ֖ל יָכֹ֣ל יָכֹ֣לְתִּי יָכֹ֥ל יָכֹ֨ל יָכֹֽלוּ׃ יָכֹל֙ יֻ֣כְלוּ יֻכְל֜וּ יֻכָ֑לוּ יֽוּכְל֔וּ יֽוּכְלוּ֙ יוֹכְל֨וּ יוּכְל֖וּ יוּכְל֖וּן יוּכְל֛וּ יוּכְל֜וּן יוּכַ֔ל יוּכַ֖ל יוּכַ֗ל יוּכַ֛ל יוּכַ֜ל יוּכַ֞ל יוּכַ֣ל יוּכַ֥ל יוּכַל֙ יוּכַל֩ יוּכָ֑ל יוּכָ֔ל יוּכָ֔לוּ יוּכָֽל׃ יוּכָֽלוּ׃ יוכל יוכל׃ יוכלו יוכלו׃ יוכלון יכול יכל יכלה יכלו יכלו׃ יכלת יכלתי יכלתיו נ֣וּכַל נוּכַ֔ל נוּכַ֖ל נוּכַ֗ל נוּכַ֛ל נוּכַל֒ נוּכַל֙ נוכל תּוּכְל֣וּ תּוּכְלִ֥י תּוּכַ֕ל תּוּכַ֖ל תּוּכַ֥ל תּוּכָ֑ל תּוּכָ֔ל תֽוּכְלוּ֙ תוּכְלִ֖י תוּכְלוּ֮ תוּכַ֖ל תוּכַ֗ל תוּכַ֞ל תוּכַ֣ל תוּכַ֥ל תוּכַל֙ תוּכַל֮ תוּכָ֑ל תוכל תוכלו תוכלי ’ū·ḵal ’ū·ḵāl ’ū·ḵal- ’ūḵal ’ūḵāl ’ūḵal- ha’ūḵal ha·’ū·ḵal hă·yū·ḵal hauChal haYuchal hăyūḵal nū·ḵal nuChal nūḵal tū·ḵal tū·ḵāl ṯū·ḵal ṯū·ḵāl tū·ḵə·lî ṯū·ḵə·lî tū·ḵə·lū ṯū·ḵə·lū tuChal tucheLi tucheLu tūḵal tūḵāl ṯūḵal ṯūḵāl tūḵəlî ṯūḵəlî tūḵəlū ṯūḵəlū uChal vaiyuChal vattuChal veNuchelah veyachalTa veyacheLu wat·tū·ḵāl wattūḵāl way·yu·ḵāl wayyuḵāl wə·nū·ḵə·lāh wə·yā·ḵā·lə·tā wə·yā·ḵə·lū wənūḵəlāh wəyāḵālətā wəyāḵəlū yā·ḵə·lāh yā·ḵə·lū yā·ḵō·lə·tî yā·ḵō·lū yā·ḵō·wl yā·ḵōl yacheLah yacheLu yaChol yaCholeti yaCholu yāḵəlāh yāḵəlū yāḵōl yāḵōlətî yāḵōlū yāḵōwl yə·ḵā·lə·tîw yə·ḵō·leṯ yechalTiv yeCholet yəḵālətîw yəḵōleṯ yō·wḵ·lū yochLu yōwḵlū yu·ḵā·lū yū·ḵā·lū yū·ḵal yū·ḵāl yū·ḵə·lū yū·ḵə·lūn yuChal yuChalu yucheLu yucheLun yuchLu yuḵ·lū yūḵal yūḵāl yuḵālū yūḵālū yūḵəlū yūḵəlūn yuḵlū
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ha·’ū·ḵal — 1 Occ.
hă·yū·ḵal — 1 Occ.
nū·ḵal — 11 Occ.
tū·ḵal — 25 Occ.
ṯū·ḵə·lî — 2 Occ.
ṯū·ḵə·lū — 3 Occ.
’ū·ḵal — 33 Occ.
way·yu·ḵāl — 1 Occ.
wat·tū·ḵāl — 3 Occ.
wə·nū·ḵə·lāh — 1 Occ.
wə·yā·ḵā·lə·tā — 1 Occ.
wə·yā·ḵə·lū — 1 Occ.
yā·ḵə·lāh — 2 Occ.
yā·ḵə·lū — 28 Occ.
yā·ḵōl — 14 Occ.
yā·ḵō·lə·tî — 3 Occ.
yā·ḵō·lū — 3 Occ.
yə·ḵā·lə·tîw — 1 Occ.
yə·ḵō·leṯ — 2 Occ.
yō·wḵ·lū — 1 Occ.
yū·ḵal — 39 Occ.
yū·ḵā·lū — 3 Occ.
yū·ḵə·lū — 9 Occ.
yū·ḵə·lūn — 2 Occ.
yuḵ·lū — 2 Occ.

Genesis 13:6
HEB: רָ֔ב וְלֹ֥א יָֽכְל֖וּ לָשֶׁ֥בֶת יַחְדָּֽו׃
NAS: were so great that they were not able to remain
KJV: was great, so that they could not dwell
INT: great were not able to remain together

Genesis 13:16
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֣ר ׀ אִם־ יוּכַ֣ל אִ֗ישׁ לִמְנוֹת֙
NAS: that if anyone can number the dust
KJV: so that if a man can number the dust
INT: so if can another number

Genesis 15:5
HEB: הַכּ֣וֹכָבִ֔ים אִם־ תּוּכַ֖ל לִסְפֹּ֣ר אֹתָ֑ם
NAS: if you are able to count
KJV: the stars, if thou be able to number
INT: the stars if are able to count said

Genesis 19:19
HEB: וְאָנֹכִ֗י לֹ֤א אוּכַל֙ לְהִמָּלֵ֣ט הָהָ֔רָה
NAS: my life; but I cannot escape
KJV: my life; and I cannot escape
INT: I and I cannot escape to the mountains

Genesis 19:22
HEB: כִּ֣י לֹ֤א אוּכַל֙ לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת דָּבָ֔ר
NAS: escape there, for I cannot do anything
KJV: thee, escape thither; for I cannot do
INT: for not cannot do anything

Genesis 24:50
HEB: הַדָּבָ֑ר לֹ֥א נוּכַ֛ל דַּבֵּ֥ר אֵלֶ֖יךָ
NAS: from the LORD; [so] we cannot speak
KJV: from the LORD: we cannot speak
INT: the matter not cannot speak to you

Genesis 29:8
HEB: וַיֹּאמְרוּ֮ לֹ֣א נוּכַל֒ עַ֣ד אֲשֶׁ֤ר
NAS: But they said, We cannot, until all
KJV: And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks
INT: said not cannot against after

Genesis 30:8
HEB: אֲחֹתִ֖י גַּם־ יָכֹ֑לְתִּי וַתִּקְרָ֥א שְׁמ֖וֹ
NAS: [and] I have indeed prevailed. And she named
KJV: with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called
INT: my sister have indeed prevailed named his name

Genesis 31:35
HEB: כִּ֣י ל֤וֹא אוּכַל֙ לָק֣וּם מִפָּנֶ֔יךָ
NAS: be angry that I cannot rise
KJV: my lord that I cannot rise up
INT: for not cannot rise thee

Genesis 32:25
HEB: כִּ֣י לֹ֤א יָכֹל֙ ל֔וֹ וַיִּגַּ֖ע
NAS: When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched
KJV: And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched
INT: for had not prevailed touched the socket

Genesis 32:28
HEB: וְעִם־ אֲנָשִׁ֖ים וַתּוּכָֽל׃
NAS: and with men and have prevailed.
KJV: and with men, and hast prevailed.
INT: and with men prevailed

Genesis 34:14
HEB: אֲלֵיהֶ֗ם לֹ֤א נוּכַל֙ לַעֲשׂוֹת֙ הַדָּבָ֣ר
NAS: They said to them, We cannot do this
INT: about not be able do thing

Genesis 36:7
HEB: יַחְדָּ֑ו וְלֹ֨א יָֽכְלָ֜ה אֶ֤רֶץ מְגֽוּרֵיהֶם֙
NAS: where they sojourned could not sustain
KJV: wherein they were strangers could not bear
INT: together not could and the land where

Genesis 37:4
HEB: אֹת֑וֹ וְלֹ֥א יָכְל֖וּ דַּבְּר֥וֹ לְשָׁלֹֽם׃
NAS: and [so] they hated him and could not speak
KJV: they hated him, and could not speak
INT: hated not and could speak friendly

Genesis 43:32
HEB: כִּי֩ לֹ֨א יוּכְל֜וּן הַמִּצְרִ֗ים לֶאֱכֹ֤ל
NAS: the Egyptians could not eat
KJV: with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat
INT: because not could the Egyptians eat

Genesis 44:1
HEB: אֹ֔כֶל כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר יוּכְל֖וּן שְׂאֵ֑ת וְשִׂ֥ים
NAS: as much as they can carry,
KJV: as much as they can carry,
INT: food as they can carry and put

Genesis 44:22
HEB: אֲדֹנִ֔י לֹא־ יוּכַ֥ל הַנַּ֖עַר לַעֲזֹ֣ב
NAS: The lad cannot leave
KJV: The lad cannot leave
INT: my lord not cannot the lad leave

Genesis 44:26
HEB: וַנֹּ֕אמֶר לֹ֥א נוּכַ֖ל לָרֶ֑דֶת אִם־
NAS: But we said, 'We cannot go down.
KJV: And we said, We cannot go down:
INT: said not cannot go If

Genesis 44:26
HEB: כִּי־ לֹ֣א נוּכַ֗ל לִרְאוֹת֙ פְּנֵ֣י
NAS: is with us, then we will go down; for we cannot see
KJV: with us, then will we go down: for we may not see
INT: for not may see face

Genesis 45:1
HEB: וְלֹֽא־ יָכֹ֨ל יוֹסֵ֜ף לְהִתְאַפֵּ֗ק
NAS: Then Joseph could not control
KJV: Then Joseph could not refrain
INT: no could Joseph control

Genesis 45:3
HEB: חָ֑י וְלֹֽא־ יָכְל֤וּ אֶחָיו֙ לַעֲנ֣וֹת
NAS: But his brothers could not answer
KJV: And his brethren could not answer
INT: age not could to his brothers answer

Genesis 48:10
HEB: מִזֹּ֔קֶן לֹ֥א יוּכַ֖ל לִרְא֑וֹת וַיַּגֵּ֤שׁ
NAS: from age [that] he could not see.
KJV: for age, [so that] he could not see.
INT: age he could see brought

Exodus 2:3
HEB: וְלֹא־ יָכְלָ֣ה עוֹד֮ הַצְּפִינוֹ֒
NAS: But when she could hide him no
KJV: And when she could not longer hide
INT: no could longer hide

Exodus 7:21
HEB: הַיְאֹ֔ר וְלֹא־ יָכְל֣וּ מִצְרַ֔יִם לִשְׁתּ֥וֹת
NAS: so that the Egyptians could not drink
KJV: and the Egyptians could not drink
INT: and the Nile not could Egyptian drink

Exodus 7:24
HEB: כִּ֣י לֹ֤א יָֽכְלוּ֙ לִשְׁתֹּ֔ת מִמֵּימֵ֖י
NAS: to drink, for they could not drink
KJV: to drink; for they could not drink
INT: for not could drink of the water

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