Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.
2. (n.) Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.
3. (v. t.) To blame; to find fault with.
4. (v. t.) To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.
5. (v. i.) To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.
6. (v. i.) To be in want.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaLACK
(forms of chacer, "to lack," ayin, "nought"): This word in its various forms has the usual meaning of "want," "need," "deficiency." There is but little change in the use of the word in the different versions. Sometimes one of the common synonyms is exchanged for the word itself, e.g. in the Old Testament, 1 Samuel 21:15 the Revised Version (British and American) has "lack" ("Do I lack madmen?") where the King James Version has "need of"; Proverbs 5:23, "for lack," instead of "without"; 6:32, "void of" for "lacketh"; 10:21, "lack" for "want"; 31:11, "lack" for "need"; Isaiah 59:15, "lacking" for "faileth." In the New Testament "lack" is the translation of hustereo, literally, "to be behind," and endees, "in want." In Luke 8:6, the Revised Version (British and American) reads "had no" instead of "lacked" in the King James Version. In 2 Corinthians 11:9, the Revised Version gives "my want" for "which was lacking to me" in the King James Version; in Colossians 1:24 "that which is lacking" for "that which is behind"; James 2:15 "lack" for "destitute." It will readily be seen that sometimes the slight variation helps to explain the meaning.
Greek1641. elattoneo -- to be less
... to be less. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: elattoneo Phonetic Spelling:
(el-at-ton-eh-o) Short Definition: I have less, lack Definition: I have less, lack ...
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192. akrasia -- want of power
3007. leipo -- to leave, leave behind
5302. hustereo -- to come late, be behind, come short
170. akaireomai -- to have no opportunity
776. asitia -- abstinence from food
3918. pareimi -- to sit constantly beside
763. asebeia -- ungodliness, impiety
50. agnoeo -- to be ignorant, not to know
1162. deesis -- a need, entreaty
Strong's Hebrew2637. chaser -- to lack, need, be lacking, decrease
... chaser. 2638 . to lack, need, be lacking, decrease. Transliteration: chaser Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-sare') Short Definition: lacking. Word Origin a prim. ...
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2640. choser -- want, lack
7459. reabon -- hunger, lack of food, famine
2638. chaser -- needy, lacking, in want of
4270. machsor -- a need, thing needed, poverty
7326. rush -- to be in want or poor
1097. beli -- a wearing out
5737. adar -- to help
6544a. para -- let go, let alone
6485. paqad -- to attend to, visit, muster, appoint
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ThesaurusLack (86 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense. 2. (n.) Deficiency; want;
need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food. ...LACK. ...
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Bible ConcordanceLack (86 Occurrences)
Matthew 13:58 He didn't do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
Matthew 19:20 The young man said to him, "All these things I have observed from my youth. What do I still lack?"
Mark 6:6 And he was greatly surprised because they had no faith. And he went about the country places teaching.
Mark 10:21 Jesus looking at him loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross."
Mark 16:14 Afterward he was revealed to the eleven themselves as they sat at the table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they didn't believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
Luke 18:22 When Jesus heard these things, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have, and distribute it to the poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Come, follow me."
Luke 22:35 He said to them, "When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing."
Acts 4:34 For neither was there among them any who lacked, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,
Romans 2:26 In the same way if an uncircumcised man pays attention to the just requirements of the Law, shall not his lack of circumcision be overlooked, and,
Romans 3:3 For what if some were without faith? Will their lack of faith nullify the faithfulness of God?
1 Corinthians 7:5 Don't deprive one another, unless it is by consent for a season, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer, and may be together again, that Satan doesn't tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
1 Corinthians 16:17 I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus; for that which was lacking on your part, they supplied.
2 Corinthians 8:14 but for equality. Your abundance at this present time supplies their lack, that their abundance also may become a supply for your lack; that there may be equality.
2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, "He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack."
2 Corinthians 9:12 For this service of giving that you perform not only makes up for lack among the saints, but abounds also through many givings of thanks to God;
2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
Galatians 2:13 And along with him the other Jews also concealed their real opinions, so that even Barnabas was carried away by their lack of straightforwardness.
Philippians 2:30 because for the work of Christ he came near to death, risking his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it.
Colossians 2:23 Which things indeed appear like wisdom in self-imposed worship, and humility, and severity to the body; but aren't of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.
1 Thessalonians 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
Titus 3:13 Send Zenas, the lawyer, and Apollos on their journey speedily, that nothing may be lacking for them.
Hebrews 3:19 And so we see that it was owing to lack of faith that they could not be admitted.
James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
James 2:15 And if a brother or sister is naked and in lack of daily food,
Genesis 18:28 What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there."
Exodus 16:18 When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack. They gathered every man according to his eating.
Deuteronomy 8:9 a land in which you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper.
Deuteronomy 15:8 but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, in that which he lacketh.
Deuteronomy 28:48 thou hast served thine enemies, whom Jehovah sendeth against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in lack of all things; and he hath put a yoke of iron on thy neck, till He hath destroyed thee.
Deuteronomy 28:57 and against her seed which cometh out from between her feet, even against her sons whom she doth bear, for she doth eat them for the lacking of all things in secret, in the siege and in the straitness with which thine enemy doth straiten thee within thy gates.
Judges 18:10 When you go, you will come to an unsuspecting people. The land is broad; yea, God has given it into your hands, a place where there is no lack of anything that is in the earth."
Judges 19:19 We have straw and provender for our asses, with bread and wine for me and your maidservant and the young man with your servants; there is no lack of anything."
Judges 19:20 And the old man saith, 'Peace to thee; only, all thy lack 'is' on me, only in the broad place lodge not.'
1 Samuel 21:15 Do I lack madmen, that you have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? Shall this fellow come into my house?"
1 Kings 2:4 That Yahweh may establish his word which he spoke concerning me, saying,'If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you,' he said,'a man on the throne of Israel.'
1 Kings 8:25 So now, O Lord, the God of Israel, let your word to your servant David, my father, come true, when you said, You will never be without a man to take his place on the seat of the kingdom of Israel before me, if only your children give attention to their ways, walking before me as you have done.
1 Kings 9:5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, according as I promised to David your father, saying,'There shall not fail you a man on the throne of Israel.'
1 Kings 11:22 Then Pharaoh said to him, "But what have you lacked with me, that behold, you seek to go to your own country?" He answered, "Nothing, however only let me depart."
1 Kings 17:16 the pitcher of meal was not consumed, and the dish of oil did not lack, according to the word of Jehovah that He spake by the hand of Elijah.
2 Chronicles 7:18 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, according as I covenanted with David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man to be ruler in Israel.
2 Chronicles 28:19 For Yahweh brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he had dealt wantonly in Judah, and trespassed severely against Yahweh.
Job 4:11 The old lion perishes for lack of prey. The cubs of the lioness are scattered abroad.
Job 24:8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for lack of a shelter.
Job 30:3 They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.
Job 31:19 if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or that the needy had no covering;
Job 34:35 'Job speaks without knowledge. His words are without wisdom.'
Job 38:41 Who provides for the raven his prey, when his young ones cry to God, and wander for lack of food?
Psalms 8:5 And causest him to lack a little of Godhead, And with honour and majesty compassest him.
Psalms 23:1 A Psalm by David. Yahweh is my shepherd: I shall lack nothing.
Psalms 34:9 Oh fear Yahweh, you his saints, for there is no lack with those who fear him.
Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing.
Psalms 94:10 He who disciplines the nations, won't he punish? He who teaches man knows.
Proverbs 5:23 He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.
Proverbs 9:4 Whoso is thoughtless, let him turn in hither'; as for him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him:
Proverbs 9:16 Whoso is thoughtless, let him turn in hither'; and as for him that lacketh understanding, she saith to him:
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
Proverbs 15:22 Where there are no wise suggestions, purposes come to nothing; but by a number of wise guides they are made certain.
Proverbs 22:27 If you have nothing with which to make payment, he will take away your bed from under you.
Proverbs 26:20 For lack of wood a fire goes out. Without gossip, a quarrel dies down.
Proverbs 28:27 One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband trusts in her. He shall have no lack of gain.
Ecclesiastes 6:2 a man to whom God gives riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God gives him no power to eat of it, but an alien eats it. This is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
Ecclesiastes 9:8 Let your garments be always white, and don't let your head lack oil.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people go into captivity for lack of knowledge. Their honorable men are famished, and their multitudes are parched with thirst.
Isaiah 24:11 A cry over the wine 'is' in out-places, Darkened hath been all joy, Removed hath been the joy of the land.
Isaiah 32:6 For a fool speaketh folly, And his heart doth iniquity, to do profanity, And to speak concerning Jehovah error, To empty the soul of the hungry, Yea, drink of the thirsty he causeth to lack.
Isaiah 34:16 Search in the book of Yahweh, and read: not one of these will be missing. none will lack her mate. For my mouth has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them.
Isaiah 50:2 Why, then, when I came, was there no man? and no one to give answer to my voice? has my hand become feeble, so that it is unable to take up your cause? or have I no power to make you free? See, at my word the sea becomes dry, I make the rivers a waste land: their fish are dead for need of water, and make an evil smell.
Isaiah 51:14 Hastened hath a wanderer to be loosed, And he doth not die at the pit, And his bread is not lacking.
Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all dogs without tongues, unable to make a sound; stretched out dreaming, loving sleep.
Isaiah 56:11 Yes, the dogs are for ever looking for food; while these, the keepers of the sheep, are without wisdom: they have all gone after their pleasure, every one looking for profit; they are all the same.
Jeremiah 7:32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that it shall no more be called Topheth, nor The valley of the son of Hinnom, but The valley of Slaughter: for they shall bury in Topheth, till there be no place to bury.
Jeremiah 14:6 And wild asses have stood on high places, They have swallowed up wind like dragons, Consumed have been their eyes, for there is no herb.
Jeremiah 33:17 For the Lord has said, David will never be without a man to take his place on the seat of the kingdom of Israel;
Jeremiah 33:18 neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to burn meal offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
Jeremiah 35:19 For this reason the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said, Jonadab, the son of Rechab, will never be without a man to take his place before me.
Lamentations 4:9 Those who are killed with the sword are better than those who are killed with hunger; For these pine away, stricken through, for want of the fruits of the field.
Ezekiel 4:17 so that they lack bread and water, and have been astonished one with another, and been consumed in their iniquity.
Ezekiel 34:5 They were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food to all the animals of the field, and were scattered.
Ezekiel 34:8 As I live, says the Lord Yahweh, surely because my sheep became a prey, and my sheep became food to all the animals of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my sheep, but the shepherds fed themselves, and didn't feed my sheep;
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.
Amos 4:6 "I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in every town; yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.
Zechariah 10:2 For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; and they have told false dreams. They comfort in vain. Therefore they go their way like sheep. They are oppressed, because there is no shepherd.
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