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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 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 H6212 yielding seed according to [fn]their kind, and trees 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 H6212 yielding seed that is on the [fn]surface of all the earth, and every tree [fn]which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - and to every animal of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that [fn]moves 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 on the earth, and no plant H6212 of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent 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;
Yet you shall eat the [fn]plants H6212 of the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:3 - “Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I have given everything to you, as I gave the green plant H6212.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 - Now the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out with your hand toward the sky, so that [fn]hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on every person and animal, and on every plant H6212 of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”
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 H6212 of the field, and shattered every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:12 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out with your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, so that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant H6212 of the land, everything that the hail has left.”
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. Therefore nothing green was left on tree or plant H6212 of the field throughout the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:15 - [fn]He will also provide grass H6212 in your field for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - ‘All its land is brimstone and salt, burned debris, [fn]unsown and unproductive, and no grass H6212 grows on it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:2 - “May my teaching drip as the rain,
My speech trickle as the dew,
As droplets on the fresh grass,
And as the showers on the vegetation H6212.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:26 - ‘Therefore their inhabitants were [fn]powerless,
They were shattered and put to shame.
They were like the vegetation H6212 of the field and the green grass,
Like grass on the housetops that is scorched before it has grown.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:25 - “You will also know that your [fn]descendants will be many,
And your offspring as the grass H6212 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 - May there be abundance of grain on the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like the vegetation H6212 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:7 - When the wicked sprouted up like grass H6212
And all who did injustice flourished,
It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 - My heart has been struck like [fn]grass H6212 and has withered,
Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 - My days are like a [fn]lengthened shadow,
And [fn]I wither away like [fn]grass H6212.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:14 - [fn]He causes the grass to grow for the [fn]cattle,
And vegetation H6212 for the labor of mankind,
So that [fn]they may produce [fn]food from the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:35 - And they ate all the vegetation H6212 in their land,
And ate the fruit of their ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:20 - So they exchanged their glory
For the image of an ox that eats grass H6212.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 - A 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, the new growth is seen,
And the herbs H6212 of the mountains are gathered in,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:27 - “Therefore their inhabitants were [fn]powerless,
They were shattered and put to shame;
They were like the vegetation H6212 of the field and the green grass,
Like grass on the housetops [fn]that is scorched before it has grown.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:15 - “I will lay waste the mountains and hills
And wither all their vegetation H6212;
I will turn the rivers into coastlands
And dry up the ponds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:4 - How long is the land to mourn,
And the vegetation H6212 of the [fn]countryside to dry up?
Due to the wickedness of those who live in it,
Animals and birds have been snatched away,
Because people have said, “He will not see our final 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 H6212.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:2 - And it came about, [fn]when it had finished eating the vegetation H6212 of the land, that I said,
“Lord GOD, please pardon!
How can Jacob stand?
For he is small.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:7 - Then the remnant of Jacob
Will be among many peoples
Like dew from the LORD,
Like showers on vegetation H6212
That do not wait for man,
Or delay for [fn]mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:1 - Ask for rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain
The LORD who makes the [fn]storm winds;
And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation H6212 in the field to each person.
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