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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 - The man said,
“This is now bone H6106 of my bones, H6106
And flesh of my flesh;
[fn]She shall be called [fn]Woman,
Because [fn]she was taken out of [fn]Man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:13 - On the very H6106 same 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 the servants 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 said to 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 - Laban said to him, “Surely you are my bone H6106 and my flesh.” And he stayed with him a 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 observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very H6106 day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a [fn]permanent ordinance.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:41 - And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, [fn]to the very H6106 day, all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:46 - “It is to be eaten in a single house; you are not to bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, nor are you to break any bone H6106 of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:51 - And on that same H6106 day the LORD brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt [fn]by their hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:19 - 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 carry 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 dwelling places.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:21 - ‘On this same H6106 day you shall make a proclamation as well; you are to have a holy convocation. You shall do no laborious work. It is to be a perpetual statute in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:28 - “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 the LORD 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 - “As for any person who does any work on this same H6106 day, that person I will destroy 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 observe 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 - ‘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 crush their bones H6106 in pieces,
And shatter them with his arrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:48 - The LORD spoke to Moses that very H6106 same H6106 day, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:11 - On the [fn]day after the Passover, on [fn]that very H6106 day, they ate some of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:27 - It came about at [fn]sunset that Joshua gave a command, and they took them down from the trees and threw them into the cave where they had hidden themselves, and 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 piece of ground which Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for one hundred [fn]pieces of money; and they became the inheritance of Joseph’s sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - “Speak, now, in the hearing of all the leaders 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 - When he entered his house, he took a knife and laid 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 - 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 bring back the king?’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:13 - “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 - then 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 - 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 - They buried the bones H6106 of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zela, in the grave of Kish his father; thus they did all that the king commanded, and after that God was moved by prayer for the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:2 - He cried against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by 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 - After he had buried him, he spoke to his sons, saying, “When I die, 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 - As they were burying a man, 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 revived and stood up on his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:14 - 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 - Now when Josiah turned, 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 the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these things.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - He said, “Let him alone; let no one disturb 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 - All the priests of the high places who were there he slaughtered on the altars and burned human bones H6106 on them; then he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:12 - 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 purged Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:5 - “However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone H6106 and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 - Dread came upon me, and trembling,
And made [fn]all my bones H6106 shake.
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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