Caterpillar
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar

The representative in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew word chasil and yelek .

  1. Chasil occurs in (1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chronicles 6:28; Psalms 78:46; Isaiah 33:4; Joel 1:4) and seems to be applied to a locust, perhaps in its larva state.
  2. Yelek. [LOCUST].
ATS Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar

Some locust-like insect, now undistinguishable, De 28:38 1 Kings 8:37 Psalm 78:46 105:34 Isaiah 33:4. See LOCUST.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The consumer. Used in the Old Testament (1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chronicles 6:28; Psalm 78:46; Isaiah 33:4) as the translation of a word (hasil) the root of which means "to devour" or "consume," and which is used also with reference to the locust in Deuteronomy 28:38. It may have been a species of locust, or the name of one of the transformations through which the locust passes, locust-grub. It is also found (Psalm 105:34; Jeremiah 51:14, 27; R.V., "cankerworm") as the rendering of a different Hebrew word, yelek, a word elsewhere rendered "cankerworm" (q.v.), Joel 1:4; 2:25. (see LOCUST.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The larval state of a butterfly or any lepidopterous insect; sometimes, but less commonly, the larval state of other insects, as the sawflies, which are also called false caterpillars. The true caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, and several pairs of abdominal fleshy legs (prolegs) armed with hooks. Some are hairy, others naked. They usually feed on leaves, fruit, and succulent vegetables, being often very destructive, Many of them are popularly called worms, as the cutworm, cankerworm, army worm, cotton worm, silkworm.

2. (n.) A plant of the genus Scorpiurus, with pods resembling caterpillars.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CATERPILLAR

kat'-er-pil-er (chacil (Psalm 78:46 Joel 1:4, etc.); yeleq (Psalm 105:34 the King James Version, the American Standard Revised Version "grasshopper"; Jeremiah 51:14, 27 the King James Version; elsewhere "canker-worm")): A name given to a larval stage of the LOCUST (which see).

Strong's Hebrew
2625. chasil -- (a kind of) locust
... Word Origin from chasal Definition (a kind of) locust NASB Word Usage caterpillar
(1), grasshopper (3), stripping locust (2). caterpillar. ...
/hebrew/2625.htm - 6k

3218. yeleq -- (a kind of) locust
... cankerworm, caterpillar. From an unused root meaning to lick up; a devourer;
specifically, the young locust -- cankerworm, caterpillar. 3217, 3218. ...
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1501. gazam -- locusts
... locust. Word Origin from an unused word Definition locusts NASB Word Usage
caterpillar (1), gnawing locust (2). palmer-worm. From ...
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Library

December 16. "I Will Restore to You the Years that the Locust Hath ...
... DECEMBER 16. "I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker
worm and the caterpillar and the palmer worm, my great army, which I sent ...
/.../simpson/days of heaven upon earth /december 16 i will restore.htm

The Spirituality of the Risen Body.
... present life. When the butterfly was a caterpillar, it devoured green leaves
with pleasure and avidity. They were its very life. But ...
/.../boudreaux/the happiness of heaven/chapter vi the spirituality of.htm

Continues the Same Subject: Explains the Prayer of Union by a ...
... The caterpillar nourishes itself upon the mulberry leaves until, when it has grown
large, people place near it small twigs upon which, of its own accord, it ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter ii continues the same 3.htm

Christian Unity.
... The caterpillar at the bottom bites the one above him, gets over his back, and then
exults, 'There is a caterpillar nearer the bottom of the cabbage-stalk than ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/xxxvii christian unity.htm

The Evolution of a Mother
... The butterfly places the eggs of its young on the very leaf which the coming
caterpillar likes the most, and on the under side of the leaf, where they will be ...
/.../the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/chapter viii the evolution of.htm

Joel's Rhapsody of the Locust Plague
... left Hath the locust eaten; And that which the locust hath left Hath the cankerworm
eaten; And that which the cankerworm hath left Hath the caterpillar eaten. ...
/.../select masterpieces of biblical literature/joels rhapsody of the locust.htm

Gherardi Sat for Two or Three Minutes in Absolute Silence. ...
... the tips of his fingers delicately together, "there are grades of intelligence just
as there are grades of creation; you cannot instruct a caterpillar as you ...
/.../corelli/the master-christian/xxi gherardi sat for two.htm

The Council of Nic├Ža.
... power of God' elicited the whispered explanation that the host of Israel was spoken
of as dunamis kuriou, and that even the locust and caterpillar are called ...
/.../athanasius/select works and letters or athanasius/section 3 -1 the council.htm

Introduction to Proverbs viii. 22 Continued. Contrast Between the ...
... that this is the Christ, but that there are many created powers and wisdoms, of
which one is the Lord whom they go on to compare to the caterpillar and locust? ...
/.../chapter xviii introduction to proverbs viii.htm

Nicodemus.
... The caterpillar has already a life of its own, with which, no doubt, it is well
content, but enclosed in its nature as a creeping thing it has a capacity for ...
/.../dods/the expositors bible the gospel of st john vol i/vii nicodemus.htm

Thesaurus
Caterpillar (6 Occurrences)
... caterpillars. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CATERPILLAR. kat'-er ... see).
Multi-Version Concordance Caterpillar (6 Occurrences). 1 Kings ...
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Grasshopper (12 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 8:37 "If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is
blight, mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemy besieges them in the ...
/g/grasshopper.htm - 12k

Palmer-worm (2 Occurrences)
... The English word may denote either a caterpillar (as rendered by the LXX.), which
wanders like a palmer or pilgrim, or which travels like pilgrims in bands ...
/p/palmer-worm.htm - 7k

Locusts (33 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 8:37 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, if there be
blasting or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the ...
/l/locusts.htm - 16k

Worm (22 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) Hebrews sas (Isaiah 51:8), denotes the
caterpillar of the clothes-moth. (2.) The manna bred worms ...
/w/worm.htm - 21k

Palmerworm (2 Occurrences)
... The English word may denote either a caterpillar (as rendered by the LXX.), which
wanders like a palmer or pilgrim, or which travels like pilgrims in bands ...
/p/palmerworm.htm - 8k

Silkworm
... butterflies and moths, but it is of great economic importance only in the Chinese
silkworm, Bombyx mori, whose larva, a yellowish-white caterpillar from 2 to 3 ...
/s/silkworm.htm - 9k

Silk (4 Occurrences)
... butterflies and moths, but it is of great economic importance only in the Chinese
silkworm, Bombyx mori, whose larva, a yellowish-white caterpillar from 2 to 3 ...
/s/silk.htm - 12k

Cankerworm (7 Occurrences)
... locust," which licks up the grass of the field; probably the locust at a certain
stage of its growth, just as it emerges from the caterpillar state (Joel 1:4; 2 ...
/c/cankerworm.htm - 10k

Canker-worm (7 Occurrences)
... CANKER-WORM. kan'-ker-wurm (yeleq, (Joel 1:4; Joel 2:25 Nahum 3:15, 16)): The name
given to a larval stage of the LOCUST (which see). See also CATERPILLAR. ...
/c/canker-worm.htm - 9k

Bible Concordance
Caterpillar (6 Occurrences)

1 Kings 8:37 "If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight, mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities; whatever plague, whatever sickness there is;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

2 Chronicles 6:28 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there be;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Psalms 78:46 He gave also their increase to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Isaiah 33:4 Your spoil will be gathered as the caterpillar gathers. Men will leap on it as locusts leap.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Joel 1:4 What the swarming locust has left, the great locust has eaten. What the great locust has left, the grasshopper has eaten. What the grasshopper has left, the caterpillar has eaten.
(WEB ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Joel 2:25 I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the great locust, the grasshopper, and the caterpillar, my great army, which I sent among you.
(WEB ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Subtopics

Caterpillar

Caterpillar: Sent As a Judgment

Related Terms

Grasshopper (12 Occurrences)

Palmer-worm (2 Occurrences)

Locusts (33 Occurrences)

Worm (22 Occurrences)

Palmerworm (2 Occurrences)

Silkworm

Silk (4 Occurrences)

Cankerworm (7 Occurrences)

Canker-worm (7 Occurrences)

Locust (25 Occurrences)

Gnawing (4 Occurrences)

Grasshoppers (11 Occurrences)

Insects (17 Occurrences)

Besiege (17 Occurrences)

Blight (5 Occurrences)

Swarming (19 Occurrences)

Stripping (4 Occurrences)

Mildew (26 Occurrences)

Swarm (26 Occurrences)

Pestilence (57 Occurrences)

Disaster (131 Occurrences)

Catechumen

Creeping (43 Occurrences)

Distressed (70 Occurrences)

Sickness (40 Occurrences)

Famine (99 Occurrences)

Gates (156 Occurrences)

Leap (20 Occurrences)

Gangrene (1 Occurrence)

Gathers (27 Occurrences)

Transform (3 Occurrences)

Recompensed (20 Occurrences)

Product (5 Occurrences)

Blasting (4 Occurrences)

Besieges (1 Occurrence)

Cutter (3 Occurrences)

Caterpillars (4 Occurrences)

Hopping (2 Occurrences)

Hopper (1 Occurrence)

Destroyer (23 Occurrences)

Crops (48 Occurrences)

Plague (142 Occurrences)

Gathereth (65 Occurrences)

Enemy (134 Occurrences)

Destroying (64 Occurrences)

Repay (79 Occurrences)

Labor (181 Occurrences)

Spoil (140 Occurrences)

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