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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.
STRONGS H6212: Abbreviations
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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - Then God said, “Let the earth sprout [fn]vegetation, [fn]plants H6212 yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after [fn]their kind [fn]with seed in them”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:12 - And the earth brought forth [fn]vegetation, [fn]plants H6212 yielding seed after [fn]their kind, and trees bearing fruit [fn]with seed in them, after [fn]their kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - Then God said, “Behold, I have given to you every plant H6212 yielding seed that is on the [fn]surface of all the earth, and every tree [fn]which has the fruit of the tree yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the [fn]sky and to every thing that creeps on the earth [fn]which has life, I have given every green plant H6212 for food”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant H6212 of the field had yet grown, for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [fn]cultivate the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:18 -

“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;

And you will eat the [fn]plants H6212 of the field;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:3 - “Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; as with the green plant H6212, I give all to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 -

Now Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant H6212 of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - And the hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, from man to beast; the hail also struck every plant H6212 of the field and shattered every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:12 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant H6212 of the land, all that the hail has left remaining.”

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 H6212 of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant H6212 of the field through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:15 - “And [fn]I will give [fn]grass H6212 in your fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - ‘All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, [fn]unsown and nothing sprouting, and no grass H6212 grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Yahweh overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:2 -

“Let what I have learned drop as the rain,

My speech distill as the dew,

As the droplets on the fresh grass

And as the showers on the herb H6212.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:26 -

‘So their inhabitants were short of power,

They were dismayed and put to shame;

They were as the plant H6212 of the field and as the green herb,

As grass on the rooftops is scorched before it rises.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 -

“You will know also that your seed will be many,

And your offspring as the vegetation H6212 of the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 -

May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;

May its fruit wave like the cedars of Lebanon;

And may those from the city blossom like vegetation H6212 of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:7 -

That when the wicked flourished like grass H6212

And all the workers of iniquity blossomed,

It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 -

My heart has been stricken like [fn]grass H6212 and it has dried up,

Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 -

My days are like an outstretched shadow,

And as for me, I dry up like [fn]grass H6212.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:14 -

[fn]He causes the grass to grow for the [fn]cattle,

And vegetation H6212 for man’s [fn]cultivation,

To bring forth [fn]food from the earth,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:35 -

And [fn]they ate up all vegetation H6212 in their land,

And [fn]they ate up the fruit of their ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:20 -

Thus they exchanged their glory

For the image of an ox that eats grass H6212.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 -

The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,

But his favor is like dew on the grass H6212.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:25 -

When the grass disappears and the vegetation appears,

And the herbs H6212 of the mountains are gathered in,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:27 -

“So their inhabitants were short of power;

They were dismayed and put to shame;

They were as the plant H6212 of the field and as the green herb,

As grass on the rooftops [fn]is scorched before it rises.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:15 -

“I will lay waste the mountains and hills

And dry up all their vegetation H6212;

I will make the rivers into coastlands

And dry up the pools of waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:4 -

How long is the land to mourn

And the plants H6212 of every field to dry up?

Because of the evil of those who inhabit it,

Animals and birds have been swept away,

Because men have said, “He will not see our latter ending.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:6 -

“The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights;

They pant for air like jackals;

Their eyes fail

For there is no vegetation H6212.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:2 - And it happened [fn]when it had completed eating the vegetation H6212 of the land, that I said,

“Lord Yahweh, please pardon!

[fn]How can Jacob rise up,

For he is small?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:7 -

Then the remnant of Jacob

Will be among many peoples

Like dew from Yahweh,

Like showers on vegetation H6212

Which do not hope for man

Or wait for the sons of men.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:1 -

Ask rain from Yahweh at the time of the [fn]late rain

Yahweh who makes the [fn]storm clouds;

And He will give them showers of rain, the plant H6212 in the field to each man.

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