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Lexicon :: Strong's H6223 - ʿāšîr

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adjective, noun
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TWOT Reference: 1714b

Strong’s Definitions

עָשִׁיר ʻâshîyr, aw-sheer'; from H6238; rich, whether literal or figurative (noble):—rich (man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H6223 in the following manner: rich (20x), rich man (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H6223 in the following manner: rich (20x), rich man (3x).
  1. rich, wealthy

  2. the rich, the wealthy, rich man

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָשִׁיר ʻâshîyr, aw-sheer'; from H6238; rich, whether literal or figurative (noble):—rich (man).
STRONGS H6223: Abbreviations
עָשִׁיר 23 adjective and noun rich; — absolute ע׳ Exodus 30:15 + 19 times; plural absolute עֲשִׁירִים Ecclesiastes 10:6; construct עֲשִׁירֵי Psalm 45:13; suffix עֲשִׁירֶיהָ Micah 6:12; — adjective masculine 2 Samuel 12:1, 4 (opposed to רָאשׁ), Ruth 3:10 (opposed to רַּל); usually noun masculine the rich, opposed to רַּל, Proverbs 10:15 + 3 times; opposed to רָשׁ 2 Samuel 12:2; Proverbs 14:20 + 4 times; opposed to אֶבְיוֺן Psalm 49:3; alone Jeremiah 9:22; Micah 6:12 + 5 times, + עֲשִׁירֵי עָם Psalm 45:13; ע׳ Isaiah 53:9 is probably corrupt, compare || רְשָׁעִים; Bö Ry Di-Kit עשֵֹׁי רַע; Krochm Gr CheHpt conjecture רְשָׁעִים for ע׳ and פּשְׁעִים for ר׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs





2 Samuel

12:1; 12:2; 12:4


45:13; 45:13; 49:3


10:15; 14:20








6:12; 6:12


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6223 matches the Hebrew עָשִׁיר (ʿāšîr),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:15 -

“The wealthy may not give more and the poor may not give less than half a shekel when giving the contribution to the LORD to atone for[fn] your lives.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 -

Then he said, “May the LORD bless you, my daughter. You have shown more kindness now than before,[fn] because you have not pursued younger men, whether rich or poor.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:1 -

So the LORD sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him:

There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:2 -

The rich man had very large flocks and herds,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:4 -

Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man could not bring himself to take one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for his guest.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:19 -

He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;

when he opens his eyes, it is gone.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:12 -

The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people,

will seek your favor with gifts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:2 -

both low and high,

rich and poor together.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:15 -

The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;

the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:20 -

A poor person is hated even by his neighbor,

but there are many who love the rich.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:11 -

The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;

in his imagination it is like a high wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:23 -

The poor person pleads,

but the rich one answers roughly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:2 -

Rich and poor have this in common:[fn]

the LORD makes them all.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 -

The rich rule over the poor,

and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:16 -

Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,

and giving to the rich ​— ​both lead only to poverty.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 -

Better the poor person who lives with integrity

than the rich one who distorts right and wrong.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 -

A rich person is wise in his own eyes,

but a poor one who has discernment sees through him.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:12 -

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:6 -

The fool is appointed to great heights,

but the rich remain in lowly positions.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:20 -

Do not curse the king even in your thoughts,

and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom,

for a bird of the sky may carry the message,

and a winged creature may report the matter.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:9 -

He was assigned a grave with the wicked,

but he was with a rich man at his death,

because he had done no violence

and had not spoken deceitfully.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:23 -

“ ‘This is what the LORD says:

The wise person should not boast in his wisdom;

the strong should not boast in his strength;

the wealthy should not boast in his wealth.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:12 -

“For the wealthy of the city are full of violence,

and its residents speak lies;

the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.

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