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Lexicon :: Strong's H6106 - ʿeṣem

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1673c

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The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: עצם.

Strong’s Definitions

עֶצֶם ʻetsem, eh'tsem; from H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e. (as pronoun) selfsame:—body, bone, × life, (self-) same, strength, × very.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 126x

The KJV translates Strong's H6106 in the following manner: bone (104x), selfsame (11x), same (5x), body (2x), very (2x), life (1x), strength (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 126x
The KJV translates Strong's H6106 in the following manner: bone (104x), selfsame (11x), same (5x), body (2x), very (2x), life (1x), strength (1x).
  1. bone, essence, substance

    1. bone

      1. body, limbs, members, external body

    2. bone (of animal)

    3. substance, self

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֶצֶם ʻetsem, eh'tsem; from H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e. (as pronoun) selfsame:—body, bone, × life, (self-) same, strength, × very.
STRONGS H6106: Abbreviations
I. עֶ֫צֶם 125 noun femininePsalm 35:10 (with pronoun masculine Ezekiel 37:5, 6 etc., compare AlbrZAW xvi (1896). 73) bone, substance, self; — absolute י׳ Genesis 2:23 +; עָ֑צֶם; Proverbs 15:30; Proverbs 16:24; construct עֶצֶם Exodus 24:10 +; suffix עַצְמִי Job 19:20 +, etc.; plural עֲצָמוֺת 2 Kings 23:16 +; construct עַצְמוֺת Joshua 24:22 +; suffix עַצְמֹתַי Job 4:14 +, etc.; also עֲצָמִים Ezekiel 24:4 +, suffix עֲצָמַי Genesis 2:23 +, etc.; —
1. bone:
a. of living person Micah 3:2, 3(hyperbole), Job 10:11; Job 19:20; Lamentations 4:8; Psalm 102:6; Ecclesiastes 11:5 +; figurative of close relationship † עֶצָם מֵעֲצָמַי Genesis 2:23, compare Genesis 29:14 (both J), Judges 9:2; 2 Samuel 5:1 = 1 Chronicles 11:1; 2 Samuel 19:13; 2 Samuel 19:14 (all + בָּשָׂר).
b. ע׳ + בָּשָׂר = body, Job 2:5, plural = bodily frame Jeremiah 20:9 (simile), limbs, members, לַעֲצָמֶיהָ Judges 9:29 i.e. limb by limb (GFM); as seat of vigour Job 20:11, etc.
c. (poetry) as seat of disease and pain Job 30:17, 30 and (especially of personified Israel) Psalm 22:15; Psalm 31:11; Psalm 102:4; Lamentations 1:13; Habakkuk 3:16 +.
d. plural as representing entire person = one's whole being, (especially of personified Israel) Psalm 6:3 (|| נֶפֶשׁ Psalm 6:4), Psalm 35:10 (|| נֶפֶשׁ Psalm 35:9), Isaiah 66:14; of individual (including physical and moral) Proverbs 3:8; Proverbs 14:30; Proverbs 15:30; Proverbs 16:24.
e. singular = external body Lamentations 4:7 Ew Th and others, but dubious; Bi Bu bones (= branches) of coral (פְּנִינִים); Löhr עוֺרָם their skin.
f. especially of dead Numbers 19:16, 18 (P), Ezekiel 37:1 +; often (plural) = remains Amos 6:10; Genesis 50:25; Exodus 13:19 (twice in verse); Joshua 24:32 (all E) +.
2. bone of animal Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12 (both P); Ezekiel 24:4, 5 (symbolic); of (living) hippopotamus Job 40:18.
† 3. singular substance, self (compare גֶּרֶם 3): הַשָּׁמַיִם כְּע׳ Exodus 24:10 (JE), like the substance of the sky = the sky itself; תֻּמּוֺ בְּע׳ Job 21:23 i.e. full prosperity; especially אֶתעֿ׳ הַיּוֺם הַזֶּה Ezekiel 24:2 this selfsame day, וגו׳ בְּע׳ Ezekiel 24:2; Ezekiel 40:1; Genesis 7:13; Genesis 17:23, 26; Exodus 12:17, 41, 51; Leviticus 23:21, 28, 29, 30; Deuteronomy 32:48; Joshua 5:11 (all P), וגו׳ עַדעֿ׳ Ezekiel 2:3; Leviticus 23:14 (P), Joshua 10:27 (R). — Ezekiel 24:5a read הָעֵצִים (Bö Ew and others); Ezekiel 24:10 strike out הָעֲצָמוֺת (Co Toy); Job 7:15 read מֵעַצְּבוֺתָ֑י (Reiske Me Bu Du and others); Psalm 53:6 read perhaps מֵעֲצַת (compare || Psalm 14:6 Bae; see Hup Che and others); Psalm 69:5 read מֵעַצְמוֺתַי (for MT מַצְמִיתַי), Syriac Version Ol Che Bae and others.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:23; 2:23; 2:23; 7:13; 17:23; 17:26; 29:14; 50:25


12:17; 12:41; 12:46; 12:51; 13:19; 24:10; 24:10


23:14; 23:21; 23:28; 23:29; 23:30


9:12; 19:16; 19:18




5:11; 10:27; 24:22; 24:32


9:2; 9:29

2 Samuel

5:1; 19:13; 19:14

2 Kings


1 Chronicles



2:5; 4:14; 7:15; 10:11; 19:20; 19:20; 20:11; 21:23; 30:17; 30:30; 40:18


6:3; 6:4; 14:6; 22:15; 31:11; 35:9; 35:10; 35:10; 53:6; 69:5; 102:4; 102:6


3:8; 14:30; 15:30; 15:30; 16:24; 16:24








1:13; 4:7; 4:8


2:3; 24:2; 24:2; 24:4; 24:4; 24:5; 24:5; 24:10; 37:1; 37:5; 37:6; 40:1




3:2; 3:3



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6106 matches the Hebrew עֶצֶם (ʿeṣem),
which occurs 126 times in 108 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 2:23–Job 20:11)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:23 - Then the man said,

“This one finally is bone H6106 of my bones H6106,

And flesh of my flesh;

This one shall be called [fn]Woman,

Because this one was taken out of [fn]Man.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:13 -

On this H6106 very H6106 day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:23 -

Then Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s household, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the very H6106 same H6106 day, as God had spoken with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:26 - In the very H6106 same H6106 day Abraham was circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:14 - And Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone H6106 and my flesh.” And he stayed with him one month.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:25 - Then Joseph made the sons of Israel swear, saying, “God will surely [fn]take care of you, and you shall carry my bones H6106 up from here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:17 - ‘You shall also keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very H6106 day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall keep this day throughout your generations as [fn]a perpetual statute.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:41 - And it happened at the end of 430 years, [fn]to the very H6106 day, that all the hosts of Yahweh went out from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:46 - “It shall be eaten in a single house; you shall not bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, and you shall not break any bone H6106 of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:51 - And on that same H6106 day Yahweh brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt [fn]by their hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:19 - And Moses took the bones H6106 of Joseph with him, for he had made the sons of Israel solemnly swear, saying, “God will surely [fn]take care of you, and you shall bring up my bones H6106 from here with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:10 - and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet [fn]there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, [fn]as clear as the sky itself H6106.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:14 - ‘Until this same H6106 day, until you have brought in the offering of your God, you shall eat neither bread nor roasted grain nor new growth. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your places of habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:21 - ‘On this same H6106 day you shall make a proclamation as well; it shall be a holy convocation for you. You shall do no laborious work. It is to be a perpetual statute in all your places of habitation throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:28 - “And you shall not do any work on this same H6106 day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:29 - “If there is any [fn]person who will not humble himself on this same H6106 day, he shall be cut off from his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:30 - “And as for any person who does any work on this same H6106 day, that person I will cause to perish from among his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:12 - ‘They shall leave none of it until morning nor break a bone H6106 of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall celebrate it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - ‘Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone H6106 or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - ‘And a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there and on the one who touched the bone H6106 or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:8 -

“God brings him out of Egypt,

He is for him like the horns of the wild ox.

He will devour the nations who are his adversaries,

And will gnaw their bones H6106 in pieces,

And [fn]shatter them with his arrows.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:48 -

And Yahweh spoke to Moses that very H6106 same H6106 day, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:11 - And on the [fn]day after the Passover, on [fn]that very H6106 day, they ate some of the yield of the land, unleavened cakes and roasted grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:27 - Now it happened that at [fn]sunset Joshua gave a command, and they took them down from the trees and threw them down into the cave where they had hidden themselves, and they put large stones over the mouth of the cave, to this very H6106 day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:32 -

Now they buried the bones H6106 of Joseph, which the sons of Israel brought up from Egypt, at Shechem, in the portion of the field which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred [fn]qesitah; and they became the inheritance of Joseph’s sons.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - “Speak, now, in the hearing of all the lords of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, rule over you, or that one man rule over you?’ Also, remember that I am your bone H6106 and your flesh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:29 - Then he entered his house and took a knife and took hold of his concubine and cut her in twelve pieces, limb by limb H6106, and sent her throughout the territory of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:13 - And they took their bones H6106 and buried them under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:1 -

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and [fn]said, “Behold, we are your bone H6106 and your flesh.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:12 - ‘You are my brothers; you are my bone H6106 and my flesh. Why then should you be the last to have the king return?’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:13 - “And say to Amasa, ‘Are you not my bone H6106 and my flesh? May God do so to me, and more also, if you will not be commander of the army before me continually in place of Joab.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:12 - So David went and took the bones H6106 of Saul and the bones H6106 of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the open square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hanged them on the day the Philistines struck down Saul in Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:13 - And he brought up the bones H6106 of Saul and the bones H6106 of Jonathan his son from there, and they gathered the bones H6106 of those who had been [fn]hanged.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:14 - Then they buried the bones H6106 of Saul and Jonathan his son in the land of Benjamin in Zela, in the grave of Kish his father; thus they did all that the king commanded, and afterwards God was moved by the entreaty for the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:2 - And he cried against the altar by the word of Yahweh, and said, “O altar, altar, thus says Yahweh, ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah is his name; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and human bones H6106 shall be burned on you.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:31 - Now it happened after he had buried him, that he spoke to his sons, saying, “When I die, you shall bury me in the grave in which the man of God is buried; lay my bones H6106 beside his bones H6106.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:21 - Now it happened that they were burying a man, and behold, they saw a marauding band; and they cast the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the man [fn]touched the bones H6106 of Elisha he became alive and stood up on his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:14 - And he broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones H6106.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:16 - Then Josiah turned, and he saw the graves that were there on the mountain, and he sent and took the bones H6106 from the graves and burned them on the altar and defiled it according to the word of Yahweh which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - And he said, “Let him alone; let no one move his bones H6106.” So they [fn]left his bones H6106 undisturbed with the bones H6106 of the prophet who came from Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:20 - And all the priests of the high places who were there he [fn]slaughtered on the altars and burned human bones H6106 on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:12 - so all the valiant men arose and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh, and they buried their bones H6106 under the oak in Jabesh and fasted seven days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:1 -

Then all Israel gathered to David at Hebron [fn]and said, “Behold, we are your bone H6106 and your flesh.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:5 - Then he burned the bones H6106 of the priests on their altars and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:5 - “However, send forth Your hand now, and touch his bone H6106 and his flesh; he will curse You in Your face.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 -

Dread came upon me, and trembling,

And made the multitude of my bones H6106 shake in dread.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:15 -

So that my soul would choose suffocation,

Death rather than my [fn]pains H6106.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:11 -

Clothe me with skin and flesh,

And knit me together with bones H6106 and sinews?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 -

“My bone H6106 clings to my skin and my flesh,

And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:11 -

“His bones H6106 are full of his youthful vigor,

But it lies down with him [fn]in the dust.

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