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Lexicon :: Strong's H6215 - ʿēśāv

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a form of the pass. part. of עָשָׂה (H6213) in the original sense of handling
Strong’s Definitions

עֵשָׂו ʻÊsâv, ay-sawv'; apparently a form of the passive participle of H6213 in the original sense of handling; rough (i.e. sensibly felt); Esav, a son of Isaac, including his posterity:—Esau.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 97x

The KJV translates Strong's H6215 in the following manner: Esau (97x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 97x
The KJV translates Strong's H6215 in the following manner: Esau (97x).
  1. Esau = "hairy"

    1. eldest son of Isaac and Rebecca and twin brother of Jacob; sold the birthright for food when he was hungry and the divine blessing went to Jacob; progenitor of the Arab peoples

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֵשָׂו ʻÊsâv, ay-sawv'; apparently a form of the passive participle of H6213 in the original sense of handling; rough (i.e. sensibly felt); Esav, a son of Isaac, including his posterity:—Esau.
STRONGS H6215: Abbreviations
עֵשָׂו 97 proper name, masculine Esau, Ησαυ; — Esau, elder son of Isaac Genesis 25:25, 26 + 7 times 25, Genesis 26:34; Genesis 27:1 + 24 times Genesis 27:27, 28, Genesis 32:4 [Genesis 32:3] + 15 times Genesis 32; 33; 35, Joshua 24:4 (twice in verse); Malachi 1:2, 3; 1 Chronicles 1:34; identification with אֱדוֺם Genesis 36:1, 8, 19, ancestor of Edomites Genesis 36:9; Genesis 36:43, compare 1 Chronicles 1:35; dwelling in Mt. Seir Genesis 36:8 (25 times in all, Genesis 36) Deuteronomy 2:5; Joshua 24:4; בְּנֵי עֵשָׂו = Edomites Deuteronomy 2:4, 8, 12, 22, 29; עֵשָׂו = Edom Jeremiah 49:8; Obadiah 6, בֵּית עֵשָׂו Jeremiah 49:18; Jeremiah 49:18, הַר עֵשָׂו Jeremiah 49:18; Jeremiah 49:9; Jeremiah 49:19; Jeremiah 49:21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:25; 25:26; 26:34; 27:1; 27:27; 27:28; 32:3; 36; 36:1; 36:8; 36:8; 36:9; 36:19; 36:43


2:4; 2:5; 2:8; 2:12; 2:22; 2:29


24:4; 24:4

1 Chronicles

1:34; 1:35


49:8; 49:9; 49:18; 49:18; 49:18; 49:19; 49:21




1:2; 1:3


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6215 matches the Hebrew עֵשָׂו (ʿēśāv),
which occurs 97 times in 82 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 25:25–Gen 36:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:25 - Now the first came out red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau H6215.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - Afterward his brother came out with his hand holding on to Esau’s H6215 heel, so he was named [fn]Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 - When the boys grew up, Esau H6215 became a skillful hunter, a man of the field; but Jacob was a [fn]civilized man, living in tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:28 - Now Isaac loved Esau H6215 because [fn]he had a taste for game; but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:29 - When Jacob had cooked a stew one day, Esau H6215 came in from the field and he was exhausted;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - and Esau H6215 said to Jacob, “Please let me have a mouthful of [fn]that red stuff there, for I am exhausted.” Therefore he was called [fn]Edom by name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:32 - Esau H6215 said, “Look, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:34 - Then Jacob gave Esau H6215 bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and got up and went on his way. So Esau H6215 despised his birthright.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:34 - When Esau H6215 was forty years old he [fn]married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:1 - Now it came about, when Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called his older son Esau H6215 and said to him, “My son.” And he said to him, “Here I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:5 - Now Rebekah was listening while Isaac spoke to his son Esau H6215. So when Esau H6215 went to the field to hunt for game to bring home,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:6 - Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Behold, I heard your father speak to your brother Esau H6215, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:11 - But Jacob said to his mother Rebekah, “Behold, my brother Esau H6215 is a hairy man and I am a smooth man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:15 - Then Rebekah took the [fn]best garments of her elder son Esau H6215, which were with her in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:19 - Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau H6215 your firstborn; I have done as you told me. Come now, sit and eat of my game, so that [fn]you may bless me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:21 - Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Please come close, so that I may feel you, my son, whether you are really my son Esau H6215 or not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:22 - So Jacob came close to his father Isaac, and he touched him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau H6215.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:23 - And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s H6215 hands; so he blessed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:24 - And he said, “Are you really my son Esau H6215?” And he said, “I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:30 - Now it came about, as soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of his father Isaac, that his brother Esau H6215 came in from his hunting.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:32 - His father Isaac said to him, “Who are you?” And he said, “I am your son, your firstborn, Esau H6215.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:34 - When Esau H6215 heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, me as well, my father!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - But Isaac replied to Esau H6215, “Behold, I have made him your master, and I have given to him all his relatives [fn]as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. What then can I do for you, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - Esau H6215 said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, me as well, my father.” So Esau H6215 raised his voice and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:41 - So Esau H6215 held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau H6215 said [fn]to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:42 - Now when the words of her elder son Esau H6215 were reported to Rebekah, she sent word and called her younger son Jacob, and said to him, “Behold your brother Esau H6215 is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:5 - Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau H6215.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:6 - Now Esau H6215 saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take to himself a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:8 - So Esau H6215 saw that the daughters of Canaan displeased [fn]his father Isaac;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:9 - and Esau H6215 went to Ishmael, and [fn]married, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebaioth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:3 - Then Jacob sent messengers ahead of himself to his brother Esau H6215 in the land of Seir, the [fn]country of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - He commanded them, saying, “This is what you shall say to my lord Esau H6215: ‘Your servant Jacob says the following: “I have resided with Laban, and stayed until now;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:6 - And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau H6215, and furthermore he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:8 - for he said, “If Esau H6215 comes to the one company and [fn]attacks it, then the company which is left will escape.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:11 - “Save me, please, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau H6215; for I fear him, that he will come and [fn]attack me and the mothers with the children.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:13 - So he spent the night there. Then he [fn]selected from what [fn]he had with him a gift for his brother Esau H6215:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:17 - And he commanded the [fn]one in front, saying, “When my brother Esau H6215 meets you and asks you, saying, ‘To whom do you belong, and where are you going, and to whom do these animals in front of you belong?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:18 - then you shall say, ‘These belong to your servant Jacob; it is a gift sent to my lord Esau H6215. And behold, he also is behind us.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the flocks, saying, “In this way you shall speak to Esau H6215 when you find him;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:1 - Then Jacob raised his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau H6215 was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children [fn]among Leah and Rachel, and the two slave women.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - Then Esau H6215 ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:9 - But Esau H6215 said, “I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:15 - Then Esau H6215 said, “Please let me leave with you some of the people who are with me.” But he said, “[fn]What need is there? Let me find favor in the sight of my lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:16 - So Esau H6215 returned that day on his way to Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 - Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled [fn]from your brother Esau H6215.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - Then Isaac breathed his last and died, and was gathered to his people, an old man [fn]of ripe age; and his sons Esau H6215 and Jacob buried him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:1 - Now these are the records of the generations of Esau H6215 (that is, Edom).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:2 - Esau H6215 took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, the [fn]granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:4 - Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau H6215, and Basemath gave birth to Reuel,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:5 - and Oholibamah gave birth to Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau H6215 who were born to him in the land of Canaan.

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