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Lexicon :: Strong's H6086 - ʿēṣ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1670a

Strong’s Definitions

עֵץ ʻêts, ates; from H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks):— carpenter, gallows, helve, pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 328x

The KJV translates Strong's H6086 in the following manner: tree (162x), wood (107x), timber (23x), stick (14x), gallows (8x), staff (4x), stock (4x), carpenter (with H2796) (2x), branches (1x), helve (1x), planks (1x), stalks (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 328x
The KJV translates Strong's H6086 in the following manner: tree (162x), wood (107x), timber (23x), stick (14x), gallows (8x), staff (4x), stock (4x), carpenter (with H2796) (2x), branches (1x), helve (1x), planks (1x), stalks (1x).
  1. tree, wood, timber, stock, plank, stalk, stick, gallows

    1. tree, trees

    2. wood, pieces of wood, gallows, firewood, cedar-wood, woody flax

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֵץ ʻêts, ates; from H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks):— carpenter, gallows, helve, pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.
STRONGS H6086: Abbreviations
עֵץ 329 noun masculineGenesis 2:9 tree, trees, wood; — ע׳ absolute Genesis 3:3 +, construct Genesis 3:24 +, עֵץֿ Genesis 2:16 +; suffix עֵֽצְךָ Deuteronomy 28:42, etc.; plural עֵצִים Judges 9:8 +, construct עֲצֵי Isaiah 7:2 +, suffix עֵצֶיךָ Deuteronomy 29:10, עֵצֵינוּ Lamentations 5:4, etc.; —
1. (approximately + 150 times)
a. a standing tree Genesis 18:4, 8 (J) +, Exodus 15:25 (J; of shrub ?), Jeremiah 17:18 = Psalm 1:3 (simile); to be felled Deuteronomy 19:5; 2 Kings 6:6; הָעֵצִים (apparently including vine and bramble) in allegory Judges 9:8 + 6 times Judges 9; עֵץ הַחַיִּים Genesis 2:9; Genesis 3:22, 24 (J), compare חַיִּים ע׳ figurative of source of (life and) happiness Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 13:12; Proverbs 15:4; הַדַּעַת טוֺב וָדָע ע׳ Genesis 2:9, 16 (J); עֲצֵי (ה)יַעַר Isaiah 7:2 (simile), Isaiah 44:14; Ezekiel 15:2 +; עֲצֵי הַשָּׂדֶה Isaiah 55:12; Ezekiel 17:24 (figurative), +; עֲצֵי לְבָנוֺן 2 Chronicles 2:7; עֲצֵימַֿיִם Ezekiel 31:14; עֲצֵי י׳ Psalm 104:16; עֲצֵי עֵדֶןEzekiel 31:9, 16, 18 (twice in verse); עֲצֵי לְבוֺנָה Songs 4:14; of vine עֵץ הַגֶּפֶןEzekiel 15:2, 6; תַּחַת כָּלעֵֿץ רַעֲנָ֑ן place of illicit worship † Deuteronomy 12:2; Jeremiah 2:20; Jeremiah 3:6, 13; 1 Kings 14:23; 2 Kings 16:4; 2 Kings 17:10; Ezekiel 6:13; Isaiah 57:5; 2 Chronicles 28:4, compare עַלעֵֿץ רַעֲנָן Jeremiah 17:2; כָּלעַֿץ עָבֹת Ezekiel 20:28.
b. collective trees, עֵץהַֿגָּן Genesis 2:16; Genesis 3:1, 2, 8 (all J); usually later, י׳ Genesis 1:12, 29 (twice in verse) (P), +; פְּרִי פְּרִיעֵץ fruittrees Genesis 1:11 (P), Psalm 148:9, compare Ecclesiastes 2:5, עֵץ פְּרִי Exodus 10:15 (J), Ezekiel 36:30; Leviticus 23:40 (H), compare Joel 2:22; עֵץמַֿאֲכָל Deuteronomy 20:20; Leviticus 19:23 (H), Ezekiel 47:12; Nehemiah 9:25; עֵץ הַזַּיִת Haggai 2:19 olive trees, עֵץ שֶׁמֶן Nehemiah 8:15, עֵץשָֿׁ֑מֶן Isaiah 41:19; סֲבָחעֵֿץ Psalm 74:5 thicket of trees; עֵץ הַשָּׂרֶה Exodus 9:25 (J), +; עֵץ הַיַּעַרEzekiel 15:6, compare Isaiah 10:19; Isaiah 44:23; כִּימֵי הָעֵץ Isaiah 65:22 (simile of great age).
c. plural of trees felled for building, 1 Kings 5:20 [1 Kings 5:6]; 1 Kings 5:32 [1 Kings 5:32] (+ אֲבָנִים); עֲצֵי אֲרָזִים 2 Samuel 5:11 = 1 Chronicles 14:1 + 7 times; עֲצֵי בְרוֺשִׁים Jeremiah 52:22, 24; Jeremiah 9:11; (אַלְגּ׳) אַלְמֻגִּים עֲצֵי, see אַלְגּ׳ above.
2. (approximately 175 times; with approximately 120 times plural, to denote pieces [or articles] of wood).
a. wood, as material; for building, 2 Kings 12:13 (+ אַבְנֵי מַתְצֵב), 2 Kings 22:6 2 Chronicles 34:11 (both + id.), Nehemiah 2:8 +; עֲצֵי שָׁ֑מֶן 1 Kings 6:23, 31, 33 compare 1 Kings 6:32; עֲצֵיגֹּֿפֶר Genesis 6:14 (Noah's ark), עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים Exodus 25:5, 10 + 20 times Exodus (of tabernacle and its furniture; all P) Deuteronomy 10:3; מִגְדַּלעֵֿץ Nehemiah 8:4; מוֺטִת עֵץ Jeremiah 28:13 (in figurative; opposed to בַּרְזֶל מ׳); כְּלִיעֵֿץ article of wood Leviticus 11:32; Leviticus 15:12; Numbers 31:20, compare Numbers 35:18 (all P). Hence
b. עֵצִים = articles of wood Exodus 7:19 (P; || אֲבָנִים), 1 Chronicles 29:2; so עֲצֵי בְרוֺשִׁים 2 Samuel 6:5 (but see בְּרוֺשׁ near the end); specifically הָעֵץ = helve of axe Deuteronomy 19:5; (וֹ)חֲנִית עֵץ 1 Samuel 17:7 Qr (Kt חֵץ) = 1 Chronicles 20:5; 2 Samuel 21:19; 2 Samuel 23:7; עֲצֵי הָעֲגָלָה 1 Samuel 6:14 (i.e. wood of which cart was made), עֲצֵי הָאֲשֵׁרָה Judges 6:26; especially timbers of a house Zechariah 5:4; Habakkuk 2:11; Leviticus 14:45, of a city 1 Kings 15:22 2 Chronicles 16:5; Ezekiel 26:12; עֵץ of pole on which bodies of slain (criminals and others) were exposed (perhaps originally trees) Genesis 40:19 (E), Joshua 8:29 (twice in verse); Joshua 10:26 (twice in verse); Joshua 10:27 (all J E), Deuteronomy 21:22, 23; late (in Persian) used for executing criminals (? by hanging = gallows), תָּלָח עַלעֵֿץ Esther 2:23 + 8 times Esther.
† c. of idols, עֵץ וָאֶבֶן Deuteronomy 4:28; Deuteronomy 28:36, 64; Deuteronomy 29:16; 2 Kings 19:18 = Isaiah 37:19; Ezekiel 20:32, compare Jeremiah 2:27; Jeremiah 3:9; Habakkuk 2:19; so עֵץ alone Hosea 4:12; Isaiah 40:20, of.Isaiah 44:19; Isaiah 45:20; אֲשֵׁרָה כָּלעֵֿץ Deuteronomy 16:21.
d. (fire-)wood Joshua 9:23, 27 (J), Joshua 9:21 (P), Deuteronomy 19:5; Isaiah 30:33 +, read עֵצִים also Ezekiel 24:5 (for MT עצמים) Bö Ew Sm Co Berthol Toy; especially for sacrifices 1 Kings 18:23 (twice in verse) +, Genesis 22:7, 9 (twice in verse); Leviticus 1:7 + 6 times Leviticus (all P), 2 Samuel 24:22 || 1 Chronicles 21:23, +; עֲצֵי עוֺלָה Genesis 22:3, 6 (P).
e. עֵץ (הָ)אֶרֶז cedar-wood, used in purifications Leviticus 14:4, 6, 49, 51, 52; Numbers 19:6 (all P).
f. הָעֵץ פִּשְׁתֵּי Joshua 2:6 woody-flax, i.e. flax on the stalk. — Jeremiah 10:8 Gie proposes הֶבֶל מֹעֲצֹתָו for MT הֲבָלִים עִץ הוּא. — מֹאֶסֶת כָּלעֵֿץ Ezekiel 21:15 is dubious, Sm proposes מָאֵסְתָּ כָלעֵֿץ, Co מֹאֲסֵי כָלעֹֿז, Berthol וּמְנַסֵּף כָּלעַֿז; SiegfKau Toy leave untranslated.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H636.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:11; 1:12; 1:29; 2:9; 2:9; 2:9; 2:16; 2:16; 2:16; 3:1; 3:2; 3:3; 3:8; 3:22; 3:24; 3:24; 6:14; 18:4; 18:8; 22:3; 22:6; 22:7; 22:9; 40:19


7:19; 9:25; 10:15; 15:25; 25:5; 25:10


1:7; 11:32; 14:4; 14:6; 14:45; 14:49; 14:51; 14:52; 15:12; 19:23; 23:40


19:6; 31:20; 35:18


4:28; 10:3; 12:2; 16:21; 19:5; 19:5; 19:5; 20:20; 21:22; 21:23; 28:36; 28:42; 28:64; 29:10; 29:16


2:6; 8:29; 9:21; 9:23; 9:27; 10:26; 10:27


6:26; 9; 9:8; 9:8

1 Samuel

6:14; 17:7

2 Samuel

5:11; 6:5; 21:19; 23:7; 24:22

1 Kings

5:6; 6:23; 6:31; 6:32; 6:33; 14:23; 15:22; 18:23

2 Kings

6:6; 12:13; 16:4; 17:10; 19:18; 22:6

1 Chronicles

14:1; 20:5; 21:23; 29:2

2 Chronicles

2:7; 16:5; 28:4; 34:11


2:8; 8:4; 8:15; 9:25




1:3; 74:5; 104:16; 148:9


3:18; 11:30; 13:12; 15:4



Song of Songs



7:2; 7:2; 10:19; 30:33; 37:19; 40:20; 41:19; 44:14; 44:19; 44:23; 45:20; 55:12; 57:5; 65:22


2:20; 2:27; 3:6; 3:9; 3:13; 9:11; 10:8; 17:2; 17:18; 28:13; 52:22; 52:24




6:13; 15:2; 15:2; 15:6; 15:6; 17:24; 20:28; 20:32; 21:15; 24:5; 26:12; 31:9; 31:14; 31:16; 31:18; 36:30; 47:12






2:11; 2:19






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6086 matches the Hebrew עֵץ (ʿēṣ),
which occurs 330 times in 288 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 1:11–Exo 37:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:11 - Then God said, “Let the earth sprout [fn]vegetation, [fn]plants yielding seed, and fruit trees H6086 on the earth bearing fruit according to [fn]their kind [fn]with seed in them”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:12 - The earth produced [fn]vegetation, [fn]plants yielding seed according to [fn]their kind, and trees H6086 bearing fruit [fn]with seed in them, according to [fn]their kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the [fn]surface of all the earth, and every tree H6086 [fn]which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:9 - Out of the ground the LORD God caused every tree H6086 to grow that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree H6086 of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree H6086 of the knowledge of good and evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:16 - The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree H6086 of the garden you may freely eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:17 - but from the tree H6086 of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [fn]eat, for on the day that you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:1 - Now the serpent was more cunning than any animal of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree H6086 of the garden’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:2 - The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees H6086 of the garden we may eat;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:3 - but from the fruit of the tree H6086 which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:6 - When the woman saw that the tree H6086 was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree H6086 was desirable to make one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - Now they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the [fn]cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees H6086 of the garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:11 - And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree H6086 from which I commanded you not to eat?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:12 - The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me some of the fruit of the tree H6086, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree H6086 about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because of you;
With [fn]hard labor you shall eat from it
All the days of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 - Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out with his hand, and take fruit also from the tree H6086 of life, and eat, and live forever”—
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So He drove the man out; and at the east of the Garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree H6086 of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:14 - “Make for yourself an ark of [fn]gopher wood H6086; you shall make the ark with compartments, and [fn]cover it inside and out with pitch.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:4 - “Please let a little water be brought and wash [fn]your feet, and make yourselves comfortable under the tree H6086;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:8 - He took curds and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he was standing by them under the tree H6086 [fn]as they ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - So Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split wood H6086 for the burnt offering, and set out and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - And Abraham took the wood H6086 for the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Look, the fire and the wood H6086, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:9 - Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood H6086, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood H6086.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:17 - So Ephron’s field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and the cave which was in it, and all the trees H6086 which were in the field, that were [fn]within all the confines of its border, [fn]were deeded over
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:19 - within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a wooden H6086 post, and the birds will eat your flesh off you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:19 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and extend your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their [fn]streams, over their pools, and over all their reservoirs of water, so that they may become blood; and there will be blood through all the land of Egypt, both in containers of wood H6086 and in containers of stone.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - The hail struck everything that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, from people to animals; the hail also struck every plant of the field, and shattered every tree H6086 of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:5 - ‘And they will cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They will also eat the rest of what has survived—what is left to you from the hail—and they will eat every tree H6086 of yours which grows [fn]in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:15 - For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees H6086 that the hail had left. Therefore nothing green was left on tree H6086 or plant of the field throughout the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree H6086; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet.
There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:5 - rams’ skins dyed red, [fn]fine leather, acacia wood H6086,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:10 - “Now they shall construct an [fn]ark of acacia wood H6086 [fn]two and a half cubits [fn]long, one and a half cubits [fn]wide, and one and a half cubits [fn]high.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:13 - “And you shall make poles of acacia wood H6086 and overlay them with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:23 - “You shall also make a table of acacia wood H6086, [fn]two cubits [fn]long and one cubit [fn]wide, and one and a half cubits [fn]high.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:28 - “And you shall make the poles of acacia wood H6086 and overlay them with gold, so that with them the table may be carried.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:15 - “Then you shall make the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood H6086, standing upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:26 - “Then you shall make bars of acacia wood H6086, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:1 - “Now you shall make the altar of acacia wood H6086, [fn]five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square, and its height shall be [fn]three cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:6 - “You shall also make carrying poles for the altar, poles of acacia wood H6086 and overlay them with bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:1 - “Now you shall make an altar as a place for burning incense; you shall make it of acacia wood H6086.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:5 - “And you shall make the poles of acacia wood H6086 and overlay them with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:5 - and in the cutting of stones [fn]for settings, and in the carving of wood H6086, so that he may work in all kinds of [fn]craftsmanship.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:7 - and rams’ skins [fn]dyed red, and [fn]fine leather, and acacia wood H6086,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:24 - Everyone who could make a [fn]contribution of silver and [fn]bronze brought the LORD’S [fn]contribution; and everyone [fn]who was in possession of acacia wood H6086 for any work of the service brought it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:33 - and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood H6086, so as to perform in every inventive work.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:20 - Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood H6086, standing upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:31 - Then he made bars of acacia wood H6086, five for the boards of one side of the tabernacle,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:1 - Now Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood H6086; its length was [fn]two and a half cubits, its width one and a half cubits, and its height one and a half cubits;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:4 - And he made poles of acacia wood H6086 and overlaid them with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:10 - Then he made the table of acacia wood H6086, [fn]two cubits [fn]long, a cubit [fn]wide, and one and a half cubits [fn]high.

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