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Lexicon :: Strong's H665 - 'ēp̄er

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to bestrew
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TWOT Reference: 150a

Strong’s Definitions

אֵפֶר ʼêpher, ay'-fer; from an unused root meaning to bestrew; ashes:—ashes.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H665 in the following manner: ashes (22x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H665 in the following manner: ashes (22x).
  1. ashes

  2. (CLBL) worthlessness (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵפֶר ʼêpher, ay'-fer; from an unused root meaning to bestrew; ashes:—ashes.
STRONGS H665: Abbreviations
אֵ֫פֶר noun [masculine] ashes (as light, flying?) — א׳ absolute Genesis 18:27 +; construct Numbers 19:9, 10ashes of red heifer, used in purifications Numbers 19:9, 10; on head, as sign of humiliation 2 Samuel 13:19; contrition Daniel 9:3 (|| צוֺם, שַׂק), Jonah 3:6 (|| שַׂק) compare Job 42:6 (עָפָר וא׳), Isaiah 58:5 (|| שַׂק); mourning Esther 4:1, 3(|| שַׂק) compare Job 2:8 (ישׁב בתוך הא׳), Jeremiah 6:26 (|| שַׂק), Ezekiel 27:30 (|| עפר); in simile scattereth hoarfrost כָּא׳ Psalm 147:16; but also as filthy, loathsome כעפר וא׳ Job 30:19 (Di simile of mourning, grief), as worthless, מִשְׁלֵי א׳ Job 13:12 proverbs of ashes; figurative of worthlessness Isaiah 44:20; insignificance עפר וא׳ Genesis 18:27; ignominy Ezekiel 28:18; Malachi 3:21; distress & sorrow כַּלָּחֶם אָכָ֑לְתִּי א׳ Psalm 102:10 (so Assyrian compare ZimBP 42) compare Lamentations 3:16; Isaiah 61:3 (אֵפֶר תַּחַת פְּאֵר).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:27; 18:27


19:9; 19:9; 19:10; 19:10

2 Samuel



4:1; 4:3


2:8; 13:12; 30:19; 42:6


102:10; 147:16


44:20; 58:5; 61:3






27:30; 28:18





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H665 matches the Hebrew אֵפֶר ('ēp̄er),
which occurs 22 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: H665
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:9 - And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes H665 of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:10 - And he that gathereth the ashes H665 of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:19 - And Tamar put ashes H665 on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, H665 and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes. H665
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:8 - And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. H665
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:12 - Your remembrances are like unto ashes, H665 your bodies to bodies of clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:19 - He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes. H665
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:6 - Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. H665
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:9 - For I have eaten ashes H665 like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:16 - He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. H665
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:20 - He feedeth on ashes: H665 a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:5 - Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes H665 under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:3 - To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, H665 the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: H665 make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:16 - He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes. H665
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:30 - And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes: H665
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:18 - Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes H665 upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:3 - And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: H665
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:6 - For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. H665
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 4:3 - And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes H665 under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
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