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Lexicon :: Strong's H1215 - beṣaʿ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 267a

Strong’s Definitions

בֶּצַע betsaʻ, beh'-tsah; from H1214; plunder; by extension, gain (usually unjust):—covetousness, (dishonest) gain, lucre, profit.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H1215 in the following manner: covetousness (10x), gain (9x), profit (3x), lucre (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H1215 in the following manner: covetousness (10x), gain (9x), profit (3x), lucre (1x).
  1. profit, unjust gain, gain (profit) acquired by violence

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בֶּצַע betsaʻ, beh'-tsah; from H1214; plunder; by extension, gain (usually unjust):—covetousness, (dishonest) gain, lucre, profit.
STRONGS H1215: Abbreviations
בֶּ֫צַע noun masculine gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit — בֶּ֫צַע Genesis 37:26 + 7 times (construct Judges 5:19 +); בָּ֑צַע Exodus 18:21 + 7 times; suffix בִּצֱע֑ךָ Jeremiah 22:17; בִּצְעֵךְ Jeremiah 51:13; Ezekiel 22:13; בִּצְעוֺ Isaiah 56:11; Isaiah 57:17; בִּצְעָם Ezekiel 33:31; Micah 4:13; — gain made by violence (nearly = plunder) Judges 5:19; Micah 4:13; more generally, unjust gain Exodus 18:21; 1 Samuel 8:3; Psalm 119:36; Proverbs 28:16; Isaiah 33:15; Isaiah 56:11; Isaiah 57:17; Jeremiah 22:17; Jeremiah 51:13; Ezekiel 22:13; Ezekiel 33:21; as accusative of congnate meaning with verb with בָּצַע Proverbs 1:19; Proverbs 15:27; Jeremiah 6:13; Jeremiah 8:10; Ezekiel 22:27; Habakkuk 2:9; profit (with selfish suggestion) מה־ב׳ Genesis 37:26; Malachi 3:14 compare Psalm 30:10; Job 22:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


37:26; 37:26


18:21; 18:21


5:19; 5:19

1 Samuel





30:10; 119:36


1:19; 15:27; 28:16


33:15; 56:11; 56:11; 57:17; 57:17


6:13; 8:10; 22:17; 22:17; 51:13; 51:13


22:13; 22:13; 22:27; 33:21; 33:31


4:13; 4:13





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1215 matches the Hebrew בֶּצַע (beṣaʿ),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:26 - And Judah said unto his brethren, What profit H1215 is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:21 - Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; H1215 and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:19 - The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain H1215 of money.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:3 - And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, H1215 and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain H1215 to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:9 - What profit H1215 is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:36 - Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. H1215
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:19 - So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; H1215 which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:27 - He that is greedy of gain H1215 troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness H1215 shall prolong his days.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:15 - He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain H1215 of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:11 - Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, H1215 from his quarter.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:17 - For the iniquity of his covetousness H1215 was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:13 - For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; H1215 and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:10 - Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, H1215 from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:17 - But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, H1215 and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:13 - O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness. H1215
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:13 - Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain H1215 which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:27 - Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. H1215
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:31 - And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. H1215
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:13 - Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain H1215 unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:9 - Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness H1215 to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:14 - Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit H1215 is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
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