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Lexicon :: Strong's H5392 - nešeḵ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1430a

Strong’s Definitions

נֶשֶׁךְ neshek, neh'-shek; from H5391; interest on a debt:—usury.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H5392 in the following manner: usury (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H5392 in the following manner: usury (12x).
  1. interest, usury

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֶשֶׁךְ neshek, neh'-shek; from H5391; interest on a debt:—usury.
STRONGS H5392: Abbreviations
נֶ֫שֶׁךְ noun [masculine] interest, usury (literally something bitten off); — נ׳ absolute Exodus 22:24 +; construct Deuteronomy 23:20; — with שִׂים עַלֿ Exodus 22:24 (E); with לָקַח מִן Leviticus 25:36, הֵשִׁיב מִן Ezekiel 18:17, לָקַח Ezekiel 22:12 (no preposition), בְּנֶשֶׁךְ Leviticus 25:37 at interest, so Psalm 15:5; Ezekiel 18:8, 13; בְּנ׳ Proverbs 28:8 by usury; as accusative of congnate meaning with verb Deuteronomy 23:20 (3 times in verse).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:24; 22:24


25:36; 25:37


23:20; 23:20






18:8; 18:13; 18:17; 22:12


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5392 matches the Hebrew נֶשֶׁךְ (nešeḵ),
which occurs 12 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:25 - “If you lend money to My people, to the poor [fn]among you, you are not to [fn]act as a creditor to him; you shall not [fn]charge him interest. H5392
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:36 - ‘Do not take [fn]usurious interest H5392 from him, but revere your God, that your [fn]countryman may live with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:37 - ‘You shall not give him your silver at interest, H5392 nor your food for gain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:19 - “You shall not charge interest to your [fn]countrymen: interest H5392 on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:5 - He does not put out his money [fn]at interest, H5392
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:8 - He who increases his wealth by interest H5392 and usury
Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:8 - if he does not lend money on interest H5392 or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:13 - he lends money on interest H5392 and takes increase; will he live? He will not live! He has committed all these abominations, he will surely be put to death; his blood will be [fn]on his own head.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:17 - he keeps his hand from [fn]the poor, does not take interest H5392 or increase, but executes My ordinances, and walks in My statutes; he will not die for his father’s iniquity, he will surely live.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:12 - “In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest H5392 and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord GOD.
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