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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 - Now it came about, when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, a smoking oven and a flaming H784 torch appeared which passed between these pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:24 - Then the LORD rained brimstone and fire H784 on Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD out of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - And Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he took in his hand the fire H784 and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Look, the fire H784 and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:2 - Then the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire H784 from the midst of [fn]a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire H784, yet the bush was not being consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - So Moses reached out with his staff toward the sky, and the LORD [fn]sent [fn]thunder and hail, and fire H784 ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:24 - So there was hail, and fire H784 flashing intermittently in the midst of the hail, which was very heavy, such as had not occurred in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:8 - ‘They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire H784, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread [fn]and bitter herbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:9 - ‘Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire H784, both its head and its legs along with its entrails.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - ‘And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall completely burn with fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - And the LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire H784 by night to give them light, so that they might [fn]travel by day and by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:22 - [fn]He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire H784 by night, from the presence of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - But at the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the [fn]army of the Egyptians [fn]through the pillar of fire H784 and cloud, and brought the [fn]army of the Egyptians into confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:18 - Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire H784; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the entire mountain [fn]quaked violently.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - “If a fire H784 breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, and stacked grain or the standing grain or the field itself is consumed, the one who started the fire must make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:17 - And to the eyes of the sons of Israel, the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire H784 on the mountain top.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:14 - “But the flesh of the bull and its hide and its refuse, you shall burn with fire H784 outside the camp; it is a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:34 - “And if any of the flesh of [fn]ordination or any of the bread remains until morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire H784; it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - Then he took the calf which they had made and completely burned it with fire H784, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made the sons of Israel drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:24 - “So I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.’ Then they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire H784, and out came this calf.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:3 - “You shall not kindle a fire H784 in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:38 - For throughout their journeys, the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, and there was fire H784 in it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:7 - ‘And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire H784 on the altar and arrange wood on the fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:8 - ‘Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, with the head and the suet, on the wood which is on the fire H784 that is on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:12 - ‘He shall then cut it into its pieces with its head and its suet, and the priest shall arrange them on the wood which is on the fire H784 that is on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:17 - ‘Then he shall tear it by its wings, but shall not sever it. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar, on the wood which is on the fire H784; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:14 - ‘Also if you bring a grain offering of early ripened things to the LORD, you shall bring fresh heads of grain roasted in the fire H784, crushed grain of new growth, for the grain offering of your early ripened produce.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 3:5 - ‘Then Aaron’s sons shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the burnt offering, which is on the wood that is on the fire H784; it is an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:12 - [fn]that is, all the rest of the bull, he is to bring out to a clean place outside the camp where the fatty ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire H784; where the fatty ashes are poured out it shall be burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:9 - “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the law for the burnt offering: the burnt offering itself shall remain on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire H784 on the altar is to be kept burning on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:10 - ‘The priest is to put on his linen robe, and he shall put on linen undergarments next to his [fn]body; and he shall take up the fatty ashes to which the fire H784 [fn]reduces the burnt offering on the altar and place them beside the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:12 - ‘The fire H784 on the altar shall be kept burning on it. It shall not go out, but the priest shall burn wood on it every morning; and he shall lay out the burnt offering on it, and offer up in smoke the fat portions of the peace offerings on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:13 - ‘Fire H784 shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:30 - ‘But no sin offering of which any of the blood is brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place shall be eaten; it shall be burned with fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:17 - but what is left over from the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burned with fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:19 - ‘Also the flesh that touches anything unclean shall not be eaten; it shall be burned with fire H784. [fn]As for other flesh, anyone who is clean may eat such flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:17 - But the bull and its hide, its flesh, and its refuse he burned in the fire H784 outside the camp, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:32 - “And the remainder of the flesh and of the bread you shall burn in the fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:11 - The flesh and the hide, however, he burned with fire H784 outside the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:24 - Then fire H784 went out from the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell [fn]face downward.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:1 - Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire H784 in them, placed incense on [fn]the fire and offered [fn]strange fire H784 before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:2 - And fire H784 came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:24 - “Or if the [fn]body sustains in its skin a burn by fire H784, and the raw flesh of the burn becomes a bright spot, reddish-white, or white,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:52 - “So he shall burn the garment, whether it is the [fn]warp or the woof, in wool or in linen, or any article of leather, in which the mark occurs; for it is a [fn]leprous malignancy. It shall be burned in the fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:55 - “After the article with the mark has been washed, the priest shall again look, and if the mark has not changed its appearance, even if the mark has not spread, it is unclean; you shall burn it in the fire H784, whether an eating away has produced bareness on the back or on the front of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:57 - yet if it appears again in the garment, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, it is an outbreak; the article with the mark shall be burned in the fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:12 - “He shall take a firepan full of coals of fire H784 from upon the altar before the LORD and [fn]two handfuls of finely ground sweet incense, and bring it inside the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:13 - “He shall put the incense on the fire H784 before the LORD, so that the cloud of incense may cover the atoning cover that is on the ark of the testimony, otherwise he will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:27 - “But the bull of the [fn]sin offering and the goat of the [fn]sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be taken outside the camp, and they shall burn their hides, their flesh, and their refuse in the fire H784.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:6 - ‘It shall be eaten on the same day you offer it, and on the next day; but what remains until the third day shall be burned with fire H784.

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