H6117 עקב - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to swell out or up; used only as denominative from H6119, to seize by the heel; figuratively to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel)

KJV Usage: take by the heel, stay, supplant, X utterly.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to supplant, circumvent, take by the heel, follow at the heel, assail insidiously, overreach
a. (Qal) to supplant, overreach, attack at the heel
b. (Piel) to hold back
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1676
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H6117 עקב is used in the Bible

4 occurrences of H6117 עקב

Genesis 27:36
Job 37:4
Jeremiah 9:4
Hosea 12:3