389. ak
Strong's Concordance
ak: surely, howbeit
Original Word: אַךְ
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: ak
Phonetic Spelling: (ak)
Definition: surely, howbeit
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation, see aken
surely, howbeit
NASB Translation
altogether (1), certainly (1), completely (1), exactly (2), except (1), hardly* (1), however (9), indeed (3), just (1), just* (1), mere (1), nevertheless (13), nothing (1), only (52), only* (1), rather (1), soon (1), surely (37), surely* (1), truly (1), utterly (1), when they had just (1), yes (2), yet (6).

אַךְ159 adverb (perhaps from the same demonstr, root found also in כִּי, כֹּה, כֵּן).

1 surely.

2 with a restrictive force, emphasizing what follows:

a. in contrast to what precedes, howbeit;

b. in contrast with other ideas Generally, only

1 asseverative, often introducing with emphasis the expression of a truth (or supposed truth) newly perceived, especially in colloquial language, surely, no doubt (doch wohl); Genesis 26:9 אַךְ הִנֵּה אִשְׁתְּךָ הִוא of a surety, lo, she is thy wife ! Genesis 29:14; Genesis 44:28; Judges 3:24; Judges 20:39; 1 Samuel 16:6 surely the anointed of ׳י is before him ! 1 Samuel 25:21; Jeremiah 5:4; Psalm 58:12; Psalm 73:1; Psalm 73:13; but also in other cases, though rarely, Isaiah 34:14,15; Zephaniah 3:7; Psalm 23:6; Psalm 139:11; Psalm 140:14; Job 16:7; Job 18:21; & rather singularly Exodus 12:15; Exodus 31:13; Leviticus 23:27,39 (all P).

2 restrictive:

a. in contrast to what precedes, howbeit, yet, but : Genesis 9:4 howbeit, flesh with the life thereof . . . ye shall not eat, Genesis 20:12; Exodus 21:21; Leviticus 21:23; Leviticus 27:26; Numbers 18:15,17; 2 Samuel 3:13; Jeremiah 10:24 correct me, אַךְ בְּמִשְׁמָּט but with judgment, Job 2:6; Job 13:15; sometimes with an adversative force, as Isaiah 14:15; Isaiah 43:24; before an imperative (minimizing the request), Genesis 23:13 only, if thou wilt, I pray thee, hear me ! Genesis 27:13; Judges 10:15; 1 Samuel 18:17; 1 Kings 17:13 and elsewhere So 1 Samuel 8:9 אַךְ כִּי (see כִּי; and compare πλὴν ὅτι).

b. in contrast to other ideas Generally : — (α) Genesis 7:23; Genesis 18:32 אַךְ הַמַּעַם only this once (so Exodus 10:17 and elsewhere) Exodus 34:15; Exodus 12:16 (note accents), 1 Samuel 18:8 וְעוֺד לוֺ אַךְ תַמְּלוּכָה and there yet remains for him only the kingdom, 1 Samuel 21:5; Isaiah 45:14 אַךָ בְּךָ אֵל only in thee is God! Psalm 62:2 etc. Job 14:22; Psalm 37:8 fret not thyself אַךְ לְהָרֵעַ (which leadeth) only to do evil, Proverbs 11:24 he that withholdeth more than is meet אַךְ לְמַחְסוֺר (tendeth) only to penury, Proverbs 14:23; Proverbs 21:5; Proverbs 22:16; (β) attaching itself closely to the following word (usually an adjective, rarely a verb), only, i.e. exclusively, altogether, utterly Deuteronomy 16:15 and thou shalt be אַךְ שָׂמֵחַ altogether rejoicing, Deuteronomy 28:29 (compare Deuteronomy 28:33 רַק) Isaiah 16:7 אַךְ נְכָאִים utterly stricken, Isaiah 19:11; Jeremiah 16:19 nought but lies, Jeremiah 32:30; Hosea 12:12; Job 19:13 אַךְ זָרוּ are wholly estranged (with play on אַכְזָר cruel).

c. as an adverb of time (with infinitive absolute), twice: Genesis 27:30 אַךְ יָצאֹ יָצָא יַעֲקֹבוְ֗֗֗עֵשָׂו בָּא only just (or scarcely) had Jacob gone out, . . . and (= when) Esau came in, Judges 7:19. — וְאַח thrice : Genesis 9:5 and only (second limitation of Genesis 9:3); Numbers 22:20 but only; Joshua 22:19 but howbeit.

Note. — In some passages the affirmative and restrictive senses agree equally with the context; and authorities read the Hebrew differently. Thus only = nought but, altogether, is adopted by Ges Ew Hi De in Psalm 23:6; Psalm 62:10; Psalm 73:1; Psalm 73:13; by Ew Hi De in Psalm 39:6; Psalm 39:7 (Che surely); by Ges Ew De in Psalm 39:12 (but Hi Che surely); by Ew Hi in Psalm 73:18 (De Che surely); by Ges Hi De in Psalm 139:11 (Ew doch). Isaiah 45:14 Ges Ew Hi Di only; but De Che of a truth.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
also, in any wise, at least, but, certainly, even, howbeit, nevertheless,

Akin to 'aken; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only -- also, in any wise, at least, but, certainly, even, howbeit, nevertheless, notwithstanding, only, save, surely, of a surety, truly, verily, + wherefore, yet (but).

see HEBREW 'aken

Forms and Transliterations
אַ֕ךְ אַ֖ךְ אַ֗ךְ אַ֚ךְ אַ֛ךְ אַ֠ךְ אַ֡ךְ אַ֣ךְ אַ֣ךְ ׀ אַ֤ךְ אַ֤ךְ ׀ אַ֥ךְ אַ֧ךְ אַ֭ךְ אַךְ֩ אַךְ־ אך אך־ וְאַ֗ךְ וְאַ֨ךְ ואך ’aḵ ’aḵ- ach achoSh achoSha veAch wə’aḵ wə·’aḵ
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Genesis 7:23
HEB: הָאָ֑רֶץ וַיִשָּׁ֧אֶר אַךְ־ נֹ֛חַ וַֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר
NAS: out from the earth; and only Noah
KJV: and Noah only remained
INT: the earth was left and only Noah after

Genesis 9:4
HEB: אַךְ־ בָּשָׂ֕ר בְּנַפְשׁ֥וֹ
NAS: Only you shall not eat flesh
KJV: But flesh with the life
INT: Only flesh life

Genesis 9:5
HEB: וְאַ֨ךְ אֶת־ דִּמְכֶ֤ם
NAS: Surely I will require your lifeblood;
KJV: And surely your blood of your lives
INT: Surely your blood the life

Genesis 18:32
HEB: לַֽאדֹנָי֙ וַאֲדַבְּרָ֣ה אַךְ־ הַפַּ֔עַם אוּלַ֛י
NAS: and I shall speak only this once;
KJV: and I will speak yet but this once:
INT: the Lord shall speak only this suppose

Genesis 20:12
HEB: אָבִי֙ הִ֔וא אַ֖ךְ לֹ֣א בַת־
INT: of my father he also not the daughter

Genesis 23:13
HEB: הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר אַ֛ךְ אִם־ אַתָּ֥ה
NAS: If you will only please
INT: of the land saying will only If you

Genesis 26:9
HEB: לְיִצְחָ֗ק וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ אַ֣ךְ הִנֵּ֤ה אִשְׁתְּךָ֙
NAS: Behold, certainly she is your wife!
KJV: and said, Behold, of a surety she [is] thy wife:
INT: Isaac and said certainly Behold is your wife

Genesis 27:13
HEB: קִלְלָתְךָ֖ בְּנִ֑י אַ֛ךְ שְׁמַ֥ע בְּקֹלִ֖י
NAS: be on me, my son; only obey
INT: your curse my son only obey my voice

Genesis 27:30
HEB: יַעֲקֹב֒ וַיְהִ֗י אַ֣ךְ יָצֹ֤א יָצָא֙
NAS: and Jacob had hardly gone
KJV: and Jacob was yet scarce
INT: Jacob came was yet gone gone

Genesis 29:14
HEB: לוֹ֙ לָבָ֔ן אַ֛ךְ עַצְמִ֥י וּבְשָׂרִ֖י
NAS: said to him, Surely you are my bone
KJV: said to him, Surely thou [art] my bone
INT: said Laban Surely are my bone and my flesh

Genesis 34:15
HEB: אַךְ־ בְּזֹ֖את נֵא֣וֹת
NAS: Only on this
INT: Only this consent

Genesis 34:22
HEB: אַךְ־ בְּ֠זֹאת יֵאֹ֨תוּ
NAS: Only on this [condition] will the men
INT: Only herein consent

Genesis 34:23
HEB: לָ֖נוּ הֵ֑ם אַ֚ךְ נֵא֣וֹתָה לָהֶ֔ם
NAS: their animals be ours? Only let us consent
INT: not like Only consent will live

Genesis 44:28
HEB: מֵֽאִתִּ֔י וָאֹמַ֕ר אַ֖ךְ טָרֹ֣ף טֹרָ֑ף
NAS: out from me, and I said, Surely he is torn
INT: and the one said Surely is torn pieces

Exodus 10:17
HEB: נָ֤א חַטָּאתִי֙ אַ֣ךְ הַפַּ֔עַם וְהַעְתִּ֖ירוּ
NAS: my sin only this once,
INT: please my sin only this and make

Exodus 12:15
HEB: מַצּ֣וֹת תֹּאכֵ֔לוּ אַ֚ךְ בַּיּ֣וֹם הָרִאשׁ֔וֹן
KJV: unleavened bread; even the first
INT: unleavened shall eat even day the first

Exodus 12:16
HEB: יֵעָשֶׂ֣ה בָהֶ֔ם אַ֚ךְ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יֵאָכֵ֣ל
NAS: shall be done on them, except what
KJV: shall be done in them, save [that] which every man
INT: no shall be done except what must be eaten

Exodus 21:21
HEB: אַ֥ךְ אִם־ י֛וֹם
NAS: If, however, he survives a day
KJV: Notwithstanding, if he continue a day
INT: however If A day

Exodus 31:13
HEB: יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר אַ֥ךְ אֶת־ שַׁבְּתֹתַ֖י
NAS: saying, You shall surely observe
KJV: saying, Verily my sabbaths
INT: of Israel saying shall surely my sabbaths observe

Leviticus 11:4
HEB: אַ֤ךְ אֶת־ זֶה֙
NAS: Nevertheless, you are not to eat
KJV: Nevertheless these shall ye not eat
INT: Nevertheless of these are not

Leviticus 11:21
HEB: אַ֤ךְ אֶת־ זֶה֙
NAS: Yet these you may eat
INT: Yet these may eat

Leviticus 11:36
HEB: אַ֣ךְ מַעְיָ֥ן וּב֛וֹר
NAS: Nevertheless a spring or a cistern
INT: Nevertheless A spring A cistern

Leviticus 21:23
HEB: אַ֣ךְ אֶל־ הַפָּרֹ֜כֶת
NAS: only he shall not go in to the veil
INT: only to the veil

Leviticus 23:27
HEB: אַ֡ךְ בֶּעָשׂ֣וֹר לַחֹדֶשׁ֩
NAS: On exactly the tenth day of this
KJV: Also on the tenth
INT: exactly the tenth month

Leviticus 23:39
HEB: אַ֡ךְ בַּחֲמִשָּׁה֩ עָשָׂ֨ר
NAS: On exactly the fifteenth day
INT: exactly fif teen

161 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 389
161 Occurrences

’aḵ- — 155 Occ.
’a·ḵōš- — 2 Occ.
’a·ḵō·šā- — 1 Occ.
wə·’aḵ — 3 Occ.

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