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Lexicon :: Strong's H6212 - ʿēśeḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green)
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TWOT Reference: 1707a

Strong’s Definitions

עֶשֶׂב ʻeseb, eh'seb; from an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green); grass (or any tender shoot):—grass, herb.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H6212 in the following manner: herb (17x), grass (16x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H6212 in the following manner: herb (17x), grass (16x).
  1. herb, herbage, grass, green plants

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֶשֶׂב ʻeseb, eh'seb; from an unused root meaning to glisten (or be green); grass (or any tender shoot):—grass, herb.
עֵ֫שֶׂב noun masculineGenesis 1:11 herb, herbage; — ע׳ absolute Deuteronomy 11:15 +; construct Genesis 2:5 +; suffix עֶשְׂבָּם Isaiah 42:15; plural construct עִשְּׂבוֺת (dagesh forte dirimens) Proverbs 27:25; — herb, herbage, in oldest use often general (therefore including grass [דֶּשֶׁא]): הַשָּׂדֶה ע׳ Exodus 9:22 (E), Genesis 2:5 (+ שִׂיחַ) Exodus 9:25 (+ עֵץ), Exodus 10:15 (+ id; all J) Amos 7:2, so הָאָרֶץ ע׳ Exodus 10:12 (E), + הָעֵץ פְּרִי Exodus 10:15 (J), whence Psalm 105:35; apparently generally also in הארץ ע׳ Job 5:25; Psalm 72:16, ע׳ alone Psalm 92:8; כָּלהַֿשָּׂדֶה ע׳ Jeremiah 12:14, ע׳ alone Deuteronomy 32:2 (|| דֶּשֶׁא), Isaiah 42:15; Psalm 102:5; Psalm 102:12, and Deuteronomy 29:22; Micah 5:6; Proverbs 19:12; hence ע׳ as food for cattle Deuteronomy 11:15; Psalm 106:20 compare Jeremiah 14:6; Zechariah 10:1; עִשְּׂבוֺת הָרִים Proverbs 27:25 (|| דֶּשֶׁא, חָצִיר); but as human food (hence excluding דֶּשֶׁא) הַשָּׂדֶה ע׳ Genesis 3:18 (J); especially P Genesis 1:29 (+ עֶץ), יֶרֶק ע׳ Genesis 1:30; Genesis 9:3, hence ע׳ Psalm 104:14 (|| חָצִיר for cattle); ע׳ distinguished from דֶּשֶׁא, עֵץ also Genesis 1:11, 12, שָׂדֶה ע׳ + דֶּשֶׁא, חָצִיר 2 Kings 19:26 + Isaiah 37:27.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H6211.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:11; 1:11; 1:12; 1:29; 1:30; 2:5; 2:5; 3:18; 9:3


9:22; 9:25; 10:12; 10:15; 10:15


11:15; 11:15; 29:22; 32:2

2 Kings





72:16; 92:8; 102:5; 102:12; 104:14; 105:35; 106:20


19:12; 27:25; 27:25


37:27; 42:15; 42:15


12:14; 14:6








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6212 matches the Hebrew עֵשֶׂב (ʿēśeḇ),
which occurs 33 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:11 - And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants[fn] yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:12 - The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - When no bush of the field[fn] was yet in the land[fn] and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:18 - thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
and you shall eat the plants of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:3 - Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, so that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, on man and beast and every plant of the field, in the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - The hail struck down everything that was in the field in all the land of Egypt, both man and beast. And the hail struck down every plant of the field and broke every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:12 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, so that they may come upon the land of Egypt and eat every plant in the land, all that the hail has left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:15 - They covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:15 - And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - the whole land burned out with brimstone and salt, nothing sown and nothing growing, where no plant can sprout, an overthrow like that of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger and wrath—
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:2 - May my teaching drop as the rain,
my speech distill as the dew,
like gentle rain upon the tender grass,
and like showers upon the herb.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:26 - while their inhabitants, shorn of strength,
are dismayed and confounded,
and have become like plants of the field
and like tender grass,
like grass on the housetops,
blighted before it is grown.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 - You shall know also that your offspring shall be many,
and your descendants as the grass of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 - May there be abundance of grain in the land;
on the tops of the mountains may it wave;
may its fruit be like Lebanon;
and may people blossom in the cities
like the grass of the field!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:7 - that though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 - My heart is struck down like grass and has withered;
I forget to eat my bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 - My days are like an evening shadow;
I wither away like grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:14 - You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:35 - which devoured all the vegetation in their land
and ate up the fruit of their ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:20 - They exchanged the glory of God[fn]
for the image of an ox that eats grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 - A king’s wrath is like the growling of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:25 - When the grass is gone and the new growth appears
and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:27 - while their inhabitants, shorn of strength,
are dismayed and confounded,
and have become like plants of the field
and like tender grass,
like grass on the housetops,
blighted[fn] before it is grown.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:15 - I will lay waste mountains and hills,
and dry up all their vegetation;
I will turn the rivers into islands,[fn]
and dry up the pools.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:4 - How long will the land mourn
and the grass of every field wither?
For the evil of those who dwell in it
the beasts and the birds are swept away,
because they said, “He will not see our latter end.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:6 - The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights;
they pant for air like jackals;
their eyes fail
because there is no vegetation.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:2 - When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said,
“O Lord GOD, please forgive!
How can Jacob stand?
He is so small!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:7 - Then the remnant of Jacob shall be
in the midst of many peoples
like dew from the LORD,
like showers on the grass,
which delay not for a man
nor wait for the children of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:1 - Ask rain from the LORD
in the season of the spring rain,
from the LORD who makes the storm clouds,
and he will give them showers of rain,
to everyone the vegetation in the field.

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