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Lexicon :: Strong's H784 - 'ēš

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive word
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TWOT Reference: 172

Strong’s Definitions

אֵשׁ ʼêsh, aysh; a primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively):—burning, fiery, fire, flaming, hot.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 379x

The KJV translates Strong's H784 in the following manner: fire (373x), burning (1x), fiery (1x), untranslated variant (1x), fire (with H800) (1x), flaming (1x), hot (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 379x
The KJV translates Strong's H784 in the following manner: fire (373x), burning (1x), fiery (1x), untranslated variant (1x), fire (with H800) (1x), flaming (1x), hot (1x).
  1. fire

    1. fire, flames

    2. supernatural fire (accompanying theophany)

    3. fire (for cooking, roasting, parching)

    4. altar-fire

    5. God's anger (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵשׁ ʼêsh, aysh; a primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively):—burning, fiery, fire, flaming, hot.
STRONGS H784: Abbreviations
אֵשׁ 377 noun feminineExodus 9:23 (masculineJeremiah 48:45; Psalm 104:4; **masculine is dubious: Numbers 16:18 read עָלֶיהָ for 2nd עֲלֵיהֶם (Greek Version of the LXX B); Jeremiah 20:9 see Ges§ 132 d; Jeremiah 48:45 read (many MSS., Numbers 21:23) יצאה; Psalm 104:4 read perhaps (Ol Du): לֵֹֽֽֽהטָה, or וָלָֽחַט; Job 20:26 see Ges§ 145 u (or 121 b): compare AlbrZAW xvi {1896}. 63; Feminine & masculineJeremiah 20:9; Job 20:26) fire (Assyrian išatu COTGloss, Syriac aXtxwAe  , Ethiopic አላት፡ derivatives from II. אנשׁ, أَنَسَ, sociable, friendly element (MV Wetzst in DePsalmen, ed. 4, p. 888 LagBN 68 compare انيسة, مانوسة), improbable especially in view of Assyrian; daghesh probably secondary; compare also Sta§ 189 b) — א׳ absolute Exodus 9:24 +; construct Leviticus 6:2 + (seldom); suffix אִשּׁוֺ Deuteronomy 4:36; Job 18:5; אֶשְׁכֶם Isaiah 50:11; אִשָּׁם Isaiah 66:24; —
1. fire, of conflagration, e.g. in briers, endangering or destroying crops תֵּצֵא אֵשׁ וּמָֽצְאָה קֹצִים Exodus 22:5; compare Exodus 3:2 הַסְּנֶה בֹּעֵר בָּאֵשׁ (both E); more often of deliberate destruction by fire, especially שָׂרַף בָּאֵשׁ (בָּ with qam. preton.) object golden calf Exodus 32:20 (J), other idols Deuteronomy 7:5, 25, Asherim Deuteronomy 12:3, chariots Joshua 11:6, 9; 2 Kings 23:1, house Judges 12:1; Judges 14:15, tower Judges 9:52, city-gates Nehemiah 1:3; Nehemiah 2:3, 13, 17, city Joshua 6:24; Judges 18:27 compare Isaiah 1:7 +; also שִׁלַּח אֵשׁ בְּ Amos 1:4, 7, 10 +; שִׁלַּח אֶת־הָעִיר בָּאֵשׁJudges 1:8; Judges 20:48 compare 2 Kings 8:12; הִצִּית אֶת־הָעִיר בָּאֵשׁ Joshua 8:8, 19; Jeremiah 17:27 +, compare Judges 9:49; 2 Samuel 14:30, 31 (of field, compare Exodus 22:5 above)
2. of supernatural fire, attending theophany Exodus 3:2; Exodus 19:18 (both J E) Deuteronomy 4:11, 12, 15, 33, 36 +; specifically עַמּוּד (הָ)אֵשׁ Exodus 13:21, 22; Exodus 14:24 (all J E) Nehemiah 9:12, 19 compare Deuteronomy 1:33 (see מַרְאֵה־אֵשׁ Numbers 9:15, 16 P); of destructive fire from י׳ Numbers 11:1, 2, 3 (J) Numbers 26:10 (P) Leviticus 10:2 (P); compare אֹכֶלָת א׳ in simile of Yahweh's glory Exodus 24:17 (E) Deuteronomy 4:24; Deuteronomy 9:3; see also 1 Kings 18:24, 38; 2 Kings 1:10 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 1:12 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 1:14; Job 1:16 (perhaps lightning intended), compare further of lightning Exodus 9:23, 24 (JE) Psalm 18:13; Psalm 18:14; Psalm 148:8 etc.
3. fire for cooking, roasting, parching, etc. צְלִי אֵשׁ roasted at a fire Exodus 12:8, 9 (P) compare Leviticus 2:14; 2 Chronicles 35:13; Isaiah 44:16, 19; of tinder for lighting fire Genesis 22:6, 7 (E); of fire for melting (gold for the idolatrous calf) Exodus 32:24; for refining Jeremiah 6:29, where read with Qr מֵאֵשׁ תַּם עֹפֶרֶת; compare Malachi 3:2 (simile of purifying work of messenger of cov't).
4. especially of altar-fire Leviticus 1:7 (twice in verse); Leviticus 6:2; Leviticus 6:3; Leviticus 6:5; Leviticus 6:6 +; in offering incense Leviticus 10:1, also אֵשׁ זָרָה strange fire, i.e. an incense not commanded, offered presumptuously Leviticus 10:1; Numbers 3:4; Numbers 26:61; fire from י׳ consuming sacrifice (compare 2) Leviticus 9:24; 2 Chronicles 7:1, 3; of fire in child-sacrifice (usually הֶעֱבִיר בֵּן בָּאֵשׁ (לְׅ)) 2 Kings 16:3; 2 Kings 21:6; compare 2 Kings 17:17; 2 Kings 23:10; 2 Chronicles 33:6; also שׂרף בָּא׳ 2 Kings 17:31, בער בָּא׳ 2 Chronicles 28:3.
5. figurative of Yahweh's anger Psalm 89:47 (simile) compare Nahum 1:6; Lamentations 2:4 אֵשׁ־עֶבְרָתִי Ezekiel 21:36; Ezekiel 22:31; Ezekiel 38:19, אֵשׁ־קִנְאָתִי Ezekiel 36:5; see also Isaiah 66:15; Psalm 79:5; Psalm 89:47 etc.; of word of י׳ Jeremiah 23:29; figurative of outbursting emotion Psalm 39:4; of flagrant wickedness Isaiah 9:17, etc:
6. in various combinations, אֵש לַפִּיד Genesis 15:17 (J) a torch of fire (compare Di); לַבַּת־אֵשׁ Exodus 3:2 flame of fire, לַהַב אֵשׁ Joel 2:5, אֵשׁ לַפִּידֵי (in simile) Daniel 10:6 compare Zechariah 12:6, לַהֲבוֺת אֵשׁ Psalm 29:7 לַהֲבֵי אֵשׁ Isaiah 66:15 compare לְהָבוֺת א׳ Psalm 105:32, לָהָבָה נֹגַהּ א׳ Isaiah 4:5 compare Hosea 7:6; שְׁבִיב אִשּׁוֺ spark of his fire Job 18:5 compare כִּידוֺדֵי אֵשׁ Job 41:11; תַּנּוּר אֵשׁ Psalm 21:10 oven of fire, כִּיּוֺר אֵשׁ Zechariah 12:6; אוֺר אֵשׁ light of fire Psalm 78:14; אֵשׁ לֹהֵט flaming fire Psalm 104:4; לְשׁוֺן אֵשׁ Isaiah 5:24 tongue of fire, גַּחֲלֵי אֵשׁ Ezekiel 1:13 coals of fire, so Ezekiel 10:2, compare רִשְׁמֵּי אֵשׁ Songs 8:6; on אַבְנֵי אֵשׁ Ezekiel 28:14, 16 see אֶבֶן; אֵשׁ דַּת [H799 Deuteronomy 33:2], literally fire of a law, or fire was a law, but דָּת law is Persian & late; read perhaps דֹת [לַפִּ] אֵשׁ compare Exodus 20:18 or דֶת [יֹקֶ] אֵשׁ compare Isaiah 65:5.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H785.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:17; 22:6; 22:7


3:2; 3:2; 3:2; 9:23; 9:23; 9:24; 9:24; 12:8; 12:9; 13:21; 13:22; 14:24; 19:18; 20:18; 22:5; 22:5; 24:17; 32:20; 32:24


1:7; 2:14; 6:2; 6:2; 6:3; 6:5; 6:6; 9:24; 10:1; 10:1; 10:2


3:4; 9:15; 9:16; 11:1; 11:2; 11:3; 16:18; 21:23; 26:10; 26:61


1:33; 4:11; 4:12; 4:15; 4:24; 4:33; 4:36; 4:36; 7:5; 7:25; 9:3; 12:3


6:24; 8:8; 8:19; 11:6; 11:9


1:8; 9:49; 9:52; 12:1; 14:15; 18:27; 20:48

2 Samuel

14:30; 14:31

1 Kings

18:24; 18:38

2 Kings

1:10; 1:12; 1:14; 8:12; 16:3; 17:17; 17:31; 21:6; 23:1; 23:10

2 Chronicles

7:1; 7:3; 28:3; 33:6; 35:13


1:3; 2:3; 2:13; 2:17; 9:12; 9:19


1:16; 18:5; 18:5; 20:26; 20:26; 41:11


18:13; 18:14; 21:10; 29:7; 39:4; 78:14; 79:5; 89:47; 89:47; 104:4; 104:4; 104:4; 105:32; 148:8

Song of Songs



1:7; 4:5; 5:24; 9:17; 44:16; 44:19; 50:11; 65:5; 66:15; 66:15; 66:24


6:29; 17:27; 20:9; 20:9; 23:29; 48:45; 48:45




1:13; 10:2; 22:31; 28:14; 28:16; 36:5; 38:19








1:4; 1:7; 1:10




12:6; 12:6



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H784 matches the Hebrew אֵשׁ ('ēš),
which occurs 378 times in 348 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 15:17–Lev 19:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:17 - And it came to pass when the sun had gone down, and it was dark, that behold, there was a smoking furnace, and a flame of fire which passed between those pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:24 - And Jehovah rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and the knife, and they went both of them together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - And Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, My father! And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood; but where is the sheep for a burnt-offering?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:2 - And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a thorn-bush: and he looked, and behold, the thorn-bush burned with fire, and the thorn-bush was not being consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - And Moses stretched out his staff toward the heavens, and Jehovah gave thunder and hail; and the fire ran along the ground; and Jehovah rained hail on the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:24 - And there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there had been none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:8 - And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs shall they eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:9 - Ye shall eat none of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with its in-wards.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - And ye shall let none of it remain until the morning; and what remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - And Jehovah went before their face by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them in the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; so that they could go day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:22 - The pillar of the cloud did not remove from before the people by day, nor the pillar of fire by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - And it came to pass in the morning watch, that Jehovah looked upon the camp of the Egyptians, in the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and embarrassed the camp of the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:18 - And the whole of mount Sinai smoked, because Jehovah descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace; and the whole mountain shook greatly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - -- If fire break out, and seize the thorns, and the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field be consumed, he that kindled the fire shall fully make it good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:17 - And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain, before the eyes of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:14 - And the flesh of the bullock, and its skin, and its dung, shalt thou burn with fire outside the camp: it is a sin-offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:34 - And if any of the flesh of the consecration, and of the bread, remain until the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, for it is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - And he took the calf that they had made, and burned it with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it on the water, and made the children of Israel drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:24 - And I said to them, Who has gold? They broke it off, and gave it me, and I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:3 - Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your dwellings upon the sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:38 - For the cloud of Jehovah was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, before the eyes of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:7 - And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire on the altar, and lay wood in order on the fire;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:8 - and Aaron's sons, the priests, shall lay the pieces, the head, and the fat, in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:12 - And he shall cut it into its pieces, and its head, and its fat; and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:17 - and he shall split it open at its wings, but shall not divide it asunder; and the priest shall burn it on the altar on the wood that is on the fire: it is a burnt-offering, an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:14 - And if thou present an oblation of thy first-fruits to Jehovah, thou shalt present as the oblation of thy first-fruits green ears of corn roasted in fire, corn beaten out of full ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 3:5 - and Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt-offering which lieth on the wood that is upon the fire: it is an offering by fire to Jehovah of a sweet odour.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:12 - even the whole bullock shall he carry forth outside the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire; where the ashes are poured out shall it be burnt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:9 - Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt-offering; this, the burnt-offering, shall be on the hearth on the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:10 - And the priest shall put on his linen raiment, and his linen breeches shall he put on his flesh, and take up the ashes to which the fire hath consumed the burnt-offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:12 - And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning on it: it shall not be put out; and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt-offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace-offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:13 - A continual fire shall be kept burning on the altar: it shall never go out.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:30 - And no sin-offering whereof blood hath been brought to the tent of meeting, to make atonement in the sanctuary, shall be eaten: it shall be burned with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:17 - and the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burned with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:19 - And the flesh that toucheth anything unclean shall not be eaten; it shall be burned with fire. And as to the flesh, all that are clean may eat the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:17 - And the bullock, and its skin, and its flesh, and its dung he burned with fire outside the camp, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:32 - And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:11 - And the flesh and the skin he burned with fire outside the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:24 - And there went out fire from before Jehovah, and consumed on the altar the burnt-offering, and the pieces of fat; and all the people saw it, and they shouted, and fell on their face.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:1 - And the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, took each of them his censer, and put fire in it, and put incense on it, and presented strange fire before Jehovah, which he had not commanded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:2 - And there went out fire from before Jehovah, and devoured them, and they died before Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:24 - Or if in the flesh, in the skin thereof, there is a burning inflammation, and the place of the inflammation become a bright spot white-reddish or white,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:52 - And they shall burn the garment, or the warp or the woof, of wool or of linen, or anything of skin, wherein the sore is; for it is a corroding leprosy: it shall be burned with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:55 - And the priest shall look on the sore after the washing, and behold, if the sore have not changed its appearance, and the sore have not spread, it is unclean: thou shalt burn it with fire: it is a fretting sore on what is threadbare or where the nap is gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:57 - And if it appear still in the garment, or in the warp, or in the woof, or in anything of skin, it is a leprosy breaking out: thou shalt burn with fire that wherein the sore is.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:12 - And he shall take the censer full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before Jehovah, and both his hands full of fragrant incense beaten small, and bring it inside the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:13 - And he shall put the incense upon the fire before Jehovah, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy-seat which is upon the testimony, that he die not.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:27 - And the bullock of the sin-offering, and the goat of the sin-offering whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the sanctuary, shall one carry forth outside the camp; and they shall burn with fire their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:6 - On the day when ye sacrifice it shall it be eaten, and on the morrow; and that which remaineth until the third day shall be burned with fire.

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