Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3615 - כָּלָה
1) to accomplish, cease, consume, determine, end, fail, finish, be complete, be accomplished, be ended, be at an end, be finished, be spent
1a1) to be complete, be at an end
1a2) to be completed, be finished
1a3) to be accomplished, be fulfilled
1a4) to be determined, be plotted (bad sense)
1a5) to be spent, be used up
1a6) to waste away, be exhausted, fail
1a7) to come to an end, vanish, perish, be destroyed
1b1) to complete, bring to an end, finish
1b2) to complete (a period of time)
1b3) to finish (doing a thing)
1b4) to make an end, end
1b5) to accomplish, fulfil, bring to pass
1b6) to accomplish, determine (in thought)
1b7) to put an end to, cause to cease
1b8) to cause to fail, exhaust, use up, spend
1b9) to destroy, exterminate
1c) (Pual) to be finished, be ended, be completed
1242) lk (כל KL) AC: Complete CO: Vessel AB: Whole: The pictograph k is a picture of the bent palm representing the bending or subduing of the will, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these mean "tame for the yoke". An animal or land that is tamed has been worked and is complete and ready for use. Taming include; construction of holding pens, putting the soil to the plow, harvesting of crops, milk or meat. One eats once the harvest is complete. (eng: whole; cell; cellar)
Nf1) elk (כלה KLH) - Completion: Something that has been completed or made whole. This can be in a positive sense or negative such as in a failure. KJV (22): end, altogether, consume, consumption, consummation, determine, riddance - Strongs: H3617 (כָּלָה)
V) elk (כלה KLH) - Complete: To bring something to its completion. KJV (206): (vf: Paal, Pual, Piel) consume, end, finish, fail, accomplish, done, spend, determine, away, fulfill, faint, destroy, left, waste - Strongs: H3615 (כָּלָה)
V) lfk (כול KWL) - Sustain: To provide what is needed to make someone or something whole or complete. KJV (37): (vf: Paal, Pilpel) contain, feed, sustain, abide, nourish, hold, receive, victual, bear, comprehend - Strongs: H3557 (כּוּל)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to be completed, finished. (Kindred roots כָּלַל and כָּלָא q. d. abfchließen), Exodus 39:32; 1 Kings 6:38, hence to be prepared, made ready for some one by any one, Proverbs 22:8, וְשֵׁבֶט עֶבְרָתוֹ יִכְלֶה “and the rod of his anger shall be prepared;” followed by מֵעִם, מֵאֵת of pers. 1 Samuel 20:7, 1 Samuel 20:9, 25:17 Esther 7:7 also to be accomplished, fulfilled, used of a prophecy, Ezra 1:1; Daniel 12:7.
(2) to be past, gone by, of a space of time, Genesis 41:53; Isaiah 24:13, אִם־כָּלָה בָצִיר “when the vintage is ended,” 32:10 10:25. וְכָלָה זַעַם “and the indignation (period of indignation) shall be past,” 16:4.
(3) to be consumed, spent, Genesis 21:15; 1 Kings 17:16 to be wasted, to be destroyed, to perish, Jeremiah 16:4; Ezekiel 5:13; Psalms 39:11 to waste, to pine away, Lamentations 2:11, “my eyes waste away with tears.” Of frequent occurrence is the phrase כָּֽלְתָה נַפְשִׁי Psalms 84:3, כָּֽלְתָה רוּחִי Psalms 143:7, כָּלוּ עֵינַי Psalms 69:4, כִּלְיוֹתַי Job 19:27, my soul, my spirit, my eyes, my reins, pine away, or waste, for, I myself pine or languish, especially from disappointed hope. Job 11:20, 17:5 Jeremiah 14:6; Lamentations 4:17 (comp. חוּס); to vanish away, used of a cloud, Job 7:9, smoke, Psalms 37:20, time, Job 7:6; Psalms 31:11.-In fut. once תִּבְלָה 1 Kings 17:14 in the manner of verbs לא֞.
(1) causat. of Kal No. 1, to complete, to finish, Genesis 2:2, 6:16 also to prepare evil for any one, Proverbs 16:30.
(2) to come to an end, i.e. to finish, followed by a gerund, to cease doing any thing, Genesis 24:15, הוּא טֶרֶם כִּלָּה לְדַבֵּר “he had not yet done speaking,” had not ceased apeaking. Genesis 43:2; Numbers 7:1; Deuteronomy 31:24, followed by מִן; Exodus 34:33; Leviticus 16:20.
(3) to consume, Isaiah 27:10, to waste (one’s strength), Isaiah 49:4 to destroy men, peoples. Genesis 41:30; Jeremiah 14:12; 2 Samuel 21:5, עַד כַּלֵּה 2 Kings 13:17, 19 2 Kings 13:19, and עַד־לְכַלֵּה 2 Chronicles 31:1, even unto destruction; to make to pine away, to cause to languish. Job 31:16; 1 Samuel 2:33; Leviticus 26:16 to cause to vanish, Psalms 78:33, 90:9.-For inf. Piel כַּלֵּה there is once כַּלֵּא, in the manner of verbs לא֞.
Pual כֻּלָּה and כָּלָּה to be completed, finished. Genesis 2:1; Psalms 72:20.
Derivatives, כָּלֶה, כָּלָה, כְּלֵי, כִּלְיָה, כִּלָּיוֹן, תַּכְלִית, תִּכְלָה, מִכְלוֹת, and the proper names כִּלְיוֹן, כְּלוּהַי.
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