|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
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.
Canker-worm (7 Occurrences)
Psalms 105:34 He spake, and the locust came, And the grasshopper, and that without number, (See JPS)
Jeremiah 51:14 Jehovah of hosts hath sworn by himself,'saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with the canker-worm; and they shall lift up a shout against thee. (ASV JPS)
Jeremiah 51:27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker-worm. (ASV JPS)
Joel 1:4 That which the palmer-worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the canker-worm eaten; and that which the canker-worm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten. (ASV JPS WBS)
Joel 2:25 And 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 among you. (ASV JPS WBS)
Nahum 3:15 There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the canker-worm: make thyself many as the canker-worm; make thyself many as the locust. (ASV JPS WBS)
Nahum 3:16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ravageth, and fleeth away. (ASV JPS WBS)