Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H251 - 'āḥ

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive word
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 62a

Strong’s Definitions

אָח ʼâch, awkh; a primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H1]):—another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other. Compare also the proper names beginning with 'Ah-' or 'Ahi-'.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 629x

The KJV translates Strong's H251 in the following manner: brethren (332x), brother (269x), another (23x), brotherly (1x), kindred (1x), like (1x), another (1x), other (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 629x
The KJV translates Strong's H251 in the following manner: brethren (332x), brother (269x), another (23x), brotherly (1x), kindred (1x), like (1x), another (1x), other (1x).
  1. brother

    1. brother of same parents

    2. half-brother (same father)

    3. relative, kinship, same tribe

    4. each to the other (reciprocal relationship)

    5. (fig.) of resemblance

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָח ʼâch, awkh; a primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H1]):—another, brother(-ly); kindred, like, other. Compare also the proper names beginning with 'Ah-' or 'Ahi-'.
STRONGS H251: Abbreviations
I. אָח 630 noun masculine brother (Phoenician אח, Arabic أَخ (construct أَخُو etc.), Sabean אחֿ (suffix אחֿיהו) CISiv. 1, 17 and 24 and others, Ethiopic እኀው፡ Assyrian aḫu compare DlW, Aramaic אַח, axoAf ; Palmyreme, Nabataean suffix אחוהי, אחיה); — absolute אָח Genesis 24:29 + (Ezekiel 18:10 strike out Co compare Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate; Ew Sm אַח; Dl BaEz x defends as=one compare Assyrian aḫu) never with article; construct אֲחִי Genesis 10:21 +; suffix אָחִי Genesis 4:9 +; אָחִיךָ Genesis 4:9 +; אָחִיו Genesis 4:2 +; אָחִיהוּ Jeremiah 34:9 + 3 times etc.; plural אַחִים Genesis 13:8 +; so read Hosea 13:15 see DeCompl. Var. 23 compare below אָחוּ; construct אֲחֵי Numbers 27:10 +; suffix אַחַי Genesis 19:7 +; אֶחָ֑י 1 Samuel 20:29 + (but 1 Samuel 30:23 Greek Version of the LXX We אַחֲרֵי for אֶחָ֑י את); אַחֶיךָ Genesis 37:13 +; אֶחָיו Genesis 44:14
1. brother, born of same mother (& father) Genesis 4:2, 8, 9, 10, 11; Genesis 27:6, 11; Genesis 44:20; Genesis 49:5; compare Genesis 28:2; Genesis 29:10 (twice in verse) + Exodus 4:14 + often; also of half-brother Genesis 20:5, 13, 16 (on pa-rentage compare Genesis 20:12) Genesis 37:2, 4, 5 +, 2 Samuel 13:4, 7, 8 +.
2. indefinite=relative; Lot, of Abraham Genesis 13:8; Genesis 14:12, 14, 16; Jacob, of Laban Genesis 29:12, 15 (nephew); hence of kinship in wider sense; member of same tribe Numbers 16:10; Numbers 18:2, 6; 2 Samuel 19:13; of same people Exodus 2:11 (twice in verse); Exodus 4:18; Deuteronomy 15:12; Judges 14:3; Isaiah 66:20; Nehemiah 5:1, 5, 8 see especially Leviticus 19:17 compare Leviticus 19:18 (extended to include sojourner גֵּר Leviticus 19:34); of Israel & Judah 2 Samuel 19:42; Israel & Edom Numbers 20:14; compare of Ishmael Genesis 16:12; Genesis 25:18; of friend 2 Samuel 1:26; 1 Kings 9:13; 1 Kings 20:32, 33 of allies בְּרִית א׳ Amos 1:9.
3. figurative of resemblance Job 30:29 אָח הָיִיתִי לְתַנִּים (|| רֵעַ לִבְנוֺת יַעֲנָה i.e. by reason of his crying, compare Di; Proverbs 18:9 מַשְׁחִית לְבַעַל הוּא אָח בִּמְלַאכְתּוֺ מִתְרַפֶּה.
4. in phrase one... another אִישׁ אָחִיו Genesis 9:5; Joel 2:8; Ze Joel 7:10; אִישׁ ֗֗֗ אָחִיו Genesis 13:11 + 25 times + Exodus 32:27 (where also same phrase with רֵעֵהוּ & קְרֹבוֺ — see these words — & also אִישׁ, אֶחָד; for development of idiom compare Deuteronomy 15:2; Isaiah 19:2; Jeremiah 34:14 (compare Jeremiah 34:15) Jeremiah 34:17 Ezekiel 38:21; Haggai 2:22; usually of men; of faces of golden cherubim Exodus 25:20; Exodus 37:9; of scales of crocodile Job 41:9. (H254 אָח fire-pot)
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com

BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:2; 4:2; 4:8; 4:9; 4:9; 4:9; 4:10; 4:11; 9:5; 10:21; 13:8; 13:8; 13:11; 14:12; 14:14; 14:16; 16:12; 19:7; 20:5; 20:12; 20:13; 20:16; 24:29; 25:18; 27:6; 27:11; 28:2; 29:10; 29:12; 29:15; 37:2; 37:4; 37:5; 37:13; 44:14; 44:20; 49:5


2:11; 4:14; 4:18; 25:20; 32:27; 37:9


19:17; 19:18; 19:34


16:10; 18:2; 18:6; 20:14; 27:10


15:2; 15:12



1 Samuel

20:29; 30:23

2 Samuel

1:26; 13:4; 13:7; 13:8; 19:13; 19:42

1 Kings

9:13; 20:32; 20:33


5:1; 5:5; 5:8


30:29; 41:9




19:2; 66:20


34:9; 34:14; 34:15; 34:17


18:10; 38:21









Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H251 matches the Hebrew אָח ('āḥ),
which occurs 630 times in 572 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 12 (Gen 4:2–Gen 28:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - And she again bare his brother H251 Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:8 - And Cain talked with Abel his brother: H251 and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, H251 and slew him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:9 - And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? H251 And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's H251 keeper?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's H251 blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's H251 blood from thy hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:21 - And his brother's H251 name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother H251 will I require the life of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:22 - And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren H251 without.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:25 - And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:21 - Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother H251 of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's H251 name was Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's H251 son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:8 - And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:11 - Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:12 - And they took Lot, Abram's brother's H251 son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:13 - And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother H251 of Eshcol, and brother H251 of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:14 - And when Abram heard that his brother H251 was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:16 - And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother H251 Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:12 - And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:7 - And said, I pray you, brethren, H251 do not so wickedly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:5 - Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: H251 in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:13 - And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:16 - And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother H251 a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:20 - And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother H251 Nahor;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:21 - Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, H251 and Kemuel the father of Aram,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:23 - And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 - And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, H251 with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 - And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:29 - And Rebekah had a brother, H251 and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's H251 daughter unto his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:53 - And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother H251 and to her mother precious things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:55 - And her brother H251 and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - And after that came his brother H251 out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:31 - And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: H251 and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:6 - And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, H251 saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:11 - And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother H251 is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:23 - And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother H251 Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, H251 and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:30 - And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother H251 came in from his hunting.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:35 - And he said, Thy brother H251 came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren H251 have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 - And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; H251 and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:41 - And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother H251 Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:42 - And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother H251 Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother H251 to Haran;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:44 - And tarry with him a few days, until thy brother's H251 fury turn away;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - Until thy brother's H251 anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both in one day?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:2 - Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:5 - And Isaac sent away Jacob: and he went to Padanaram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian, the brother H251 of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's mother.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan