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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 - When the sun had gone down and it was dark, a smoking firepot with a flaming torch passed between the animal parts.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:24 - Then the LORD rained down sulfur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. It was sent down from the sky by the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and put it on his son Isaac. Then he took the fire and the knife in his hand, and the two of them walked on together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - Isaac said to his father Abraham, "My father?" "What is it, my son?" he replied. "Here is the fire and the wood," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:2 - The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from within a bush. He looked - and the bush was ablaze with fire, but it was not being consumed!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - When Moses extended his staff toward the sky, the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire fell to the earth; so the LORD caused hail to rain down on the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:24 - Hail fell and fire mingled with the hail; the hail was so severe that there had not been any like it in all the land of Egypt since it had become a nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:8 - They will eat the meat the same night; they will eat it roasted over the fire with bread made without yeast and with bitter herbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:9 - Do not eat it raw or boiled in water, but roast it over the fire with its head, its legs, and its entrails.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - You must leave nothing until morning, but you must burn with fire whatever remains of it until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - Now the LORD was going before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them in the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel day or night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:22 - He did not remove the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night from before the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - In the morning watch the LORD looked down on the Egyptian army through the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian army into a panic.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:18 - Now Mount Sinai was completely covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a great furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - "If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn bushes, so that stacked grain or standing grain or the whole field is consumed, the one who started the fire must surely make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:17 - Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in plain view of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:14 - But the meat of the bull, its skin, and its dung you are to burn up outside the camp. It is the purification offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:34 - If any of the meat from the consecration offerings or any of the bread is left over until morning, then you are to burn up what is left over. It must not be eaten, because it is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - He took the calf they had made and burned it in the fire, ground it to powder, poured it out on the water, and made the Israelites drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:24 - So I said to them, 'Whoever has gold, break it off.' So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and this calf came out."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:3 - You must not kindle a fire in any of your homes on the Sabbath day."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:38 - For the cloud of the LORD was on the tabernacle by day, but fire would be on it at night, in plain view of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:7 - and the sons of Aaron, the priest, must put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:8 - Then the sons of Aaron, the priests, must arrange the parts with the head and the suet on the wood that is in the fire on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:12 - Next, the one presenting the offering must cut it into parts, with its head and its suet, and the priest must arrange them on the wood which is in the fire, on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:17 - and tear it open by its wings without dividing it into two parts. Finally, the priest must offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is in the fire - it is a burnt offering, a gift of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:14 - "'If you present a grain offering of first ripe grain to the LORD, you must present your grain offering of first ripe grain as soft kernels roasted in fire - crushed bits of fresh grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 3:5 - Then the sons of Aaron must offer it up in smoke on the altar atop the burnt offering that is on the wood in the fire as a gift of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:12 - all the rest of the bull - he must bring outside the camp to a ceremonially clean place, to the fatty ash pile, and he must burn it on a wood fire; it must be burned on the fatty ash pile.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:9 - "Command Aaron and his sons, 'This is the law of the burnt offering. The burnt offering is to remain on the hearth on the altar all night until morning, and the fire of the altar must be kept burning on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:10 - Then the priest must put on his linen robe and must put linen leggings over his bare flesh, and he must take up the fatty ashes of the burnt offering that the fire consumed on the altar, and he must place them beside the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:12 - but the fire which is on the altar must be kept burning on it. It must not be extinguished. So the priest must kindle wood on it morning by morning, and he must arrange the burnt offering on it and offer the fat of the peace offering up in smoke on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:13 - A continual fire must be kept burning on the altar. It must not be extinguished.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:30 - But any sin offering from which some of its blood is brought into the Meeting Tent to make atonement in the sanctuary must not be eaten. It must be burned up in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:17 - but the leftovers from the meat of the sacrifice must be burned up in the fire on the third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:19 - The meat which touches anything ceremonially unclean must not be eaten; it must be burned up in the fire. As for ceremonially clean meat, everyone who is ceremonially clean may eat the meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:17 - but the rest of the bull - its hide, its flesh, and its dung - he completely burned up outside the camp just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:32 - but the remainder of the meat and the bread you must burn with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:11 - but the flesh and the hide he completely burned up outside the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:24 - Then fire went out from the presence of the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the fat parts on the altar, and all the people saw it, so they shouted loudly and fell down with their faces to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:1 - Then Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, each took his fire pan and put fire in it, set incense on it, and presented strange fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:2 - So fire went out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them so that they died before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:24 - "When a body has a burn on its skin and the raw area of the burn becomes a reddish white or white bright spot,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:52 - He must burn the garment or the warp or the woof, whether wool or linen, or any article of leather which has the infection in it. Because it is a malignant disease it must be burned up in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:55 - The priest must then examine it after the infection has been washed out, and if the infection has not changed its appearance even though the infection has not spread, it is unclean. You must burn it up in the fire. It is a fungus, whether on the back side or front side of the article.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:57 - Then if it still appears again in the garment or the warp or the woof, or in any article of leather, it is an outbreak. Whatever has the infection in it you must burn up in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:12 - and take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the LORD and a full double handful of finely ground fragrant incense, and bring them inside the veil-canopy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:13 - He must then put the incense on the fire before the LORD, and the cloud of incense will cover the atonement plate which is above the ark of the testimony, so that he will not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:27 - The bull of the sin offering and the goat of the sin offering, whose blood was brought to make atonement in the holy place, must be brought outside the camp and their hide, their flesh, and their dung must be burned up,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:6 - It must be eaten on the day of your sacrifice and on the following day, but what is left over until the third day must be burned up.

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