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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, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning H784 lamp that passed between those pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:24 - Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire H784 from the LORD out of heaven;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire H784 in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire H784 and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:2 - And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire H784 out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, H784 and the bush was not consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire H784 ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:24 - So there was hail, and fire H784 mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was 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, H784 and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:9 - Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; H784 his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. H784
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, H784 to give them light; to go by day and night:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:22 - He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire H784 by night, from before the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire H784 and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:18 - And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: H784 and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - If fire H784 break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:17 - And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire H784 on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:14 - But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire H784 without the camp: it is a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:34 - And if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: H784 it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, H784 and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:24 - And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, H784 and there came out this calf.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:3 - Ye shall kindle no fire H784 throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:38 - For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire H784 was on it by night, in the sight 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 H784 upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire: H784
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:8 - And the priests, Aaron's sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire H784 which is upon the altar:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:12 - And he shall cut it into his pieces, with his head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire H784 which is upon the altar:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:17 - And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: H784 it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:14 - And if thou offer a meat offering of thy firstfruits unto the LORD, thou shalt offer for the meat offering of thy firstfruits green ears of corn dried by the fire, H784 even corn beaten out of full ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 3:5 - And Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, which is upon the wood that is on the fire: H784 it is an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:12 - Even the whole bullock shall he carry forth without the camp unto a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn him on the wood with fire: H784 where the ashes are poured out shall he be burnt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:9 - Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire H784 of the altar shall be burning in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:10 - And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire H784 hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:12 - And the fire H784 upon the altar shall be burning in 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 - The fire H784 shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:30 - And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire. H784
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:17 - But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire. H784
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:19 - And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: H784 and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:17 - But the bullock, and his hide, his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with fire H784 without the camp; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:32 - And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire. H784
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:11 - And the flesh and the hide he burnt with fire H784 without the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:24 - And there came a fire H784 out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:1 - And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire H784 therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire H784 before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:2 - And there went out fire H784 from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:24 - Or if there be any flesh, in the skin whereof there is a hot H784 burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:52 - He shall therefore burn that garment, whether warp or woof, in woollen or in linen, or any thing of skin, wherein the plague is: for it is a fretting leprosy; it shall be burnt in the fire. H784
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:55 - And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed his colour, and the plague be not spread; it is unclean; thou shalt burn it in the fire; H784 it is fret inward, whether it be bare within or without.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:57 - And if it appear still in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in any thing of skin; it is a spreading plague: thou shalt burn that wherein the plague is with fire. H784
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:12 - And he shall take a censer full of burning H784  coals of fire H784 from off the altar before the LORD, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the vail:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:13 - And he shall put the incense upon the fire H784 before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:27 - And the bullock for the sin offering, and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall one carry forth without the camp; and they shall burn in the fire H784 their skins, and their flesh, and their dung.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:6 - It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire. H784

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