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Lexicon :: Strong's H6238 - ʿāšar

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1714

Strong’s Definitions

עָשַׁר ʻâshar, aw-shar'; a primitive root; properly, to accumulate; chiefly (specifically) to grow (causatively, make) rich:—be(-come, en-, make, make self, wax) rich, make (1 Kings 22:48 margin). See H6240.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H6238 in the following manner: rich (14x), enrich (3x), richer (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H6238 in the following manner: rich (14x), enrich (3x), richer (1x).
  1. to be or become rich or wealthy, enrich, pretend to be rich

    1. (Qal) to be or become rich

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to make rich

      2. to gain riches

    3. (Hithpael) to enrich oneself, pretend to be rich

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָשַׁר ʻâshar, aw-shar'; a primitive root; properly, to accumulate; chiefly (specifically) to grow (causatively, make) rich:—be(-come, en-, make, make self, wax) rich, make (1 Kings 22:48 margin). See H6240.
STRONGS H6238: Abbreviations
† [עָשַׁר] verb be or become rich (Late Hebrew in derived species, and derivatives; Aramaic עֲתַר, bdb079901; compare Arabic bdb079902 abound with herbage, bdb079903 abundance, of herbage, goods, etc.); —
Qal Perfect 1st person singular עָשַׁרְתִּי Hosea 12:9 I have become rich; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יֶעְשַׁר Job 15:29 he shall not be rich. — 1 Kings 22:49 read עָשָׂה
1. make rich, with accusative of person: Perfect 1st person singular הֶעֱשַׁרְתִּי Genesis 14:23; 2nd person feminine singular הֶעֱשַׁרְתְּ Ezekiel 27:33 (of personified Tyre; + בְּרֹב הוֺנַיִח); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יַעְשְׁרֶנּוּ (Ges§ 61 g),+ accusative of congnate meaning with verb עשֶׁר; 2nd person masculine singular suffix רַבַּת תַּעְשְׁרֶנָּהּ Psalm 65:10 thou dost greatly enrich it (the land); object omitted 3rd person feminine singular תַּעֲשִׁיר Proverbs 10:22, so Participle מַעֲשִׁיר 1 Samuel 2:7 י׳ maketh rich (opposed to מוֺרִישׁ).
2. gain riches, absolute: Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַעֲשִׁר Psalm 49:17, יַעֲשִׁיר Proverbs 21:7; Daniel 11:2 (+ accusative of congnate meaning with verb עשֶׁר); 3rd person feminine singular תַּעֲשִׁיר Proverbs 10:4; 1st person singular וָאַעֲשִׁר Zechariah 11:5(Gi Kt; van d. H. Baer וַאעֲשִׁר); 3rd person masculine plural וַיַּעֲשִׁירוּ Jeremiah 5:27; Infinitive construct לְהַעֲשִׁיר Proverbs 23:4; Proverbs 28:20.
Hithp. Participle מִתְעַשֵּׁר Proverbs 13:7 one enriching himself.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



1 Samuel


1 Kings





49:17; 65:10


10:4; 10:22; 13:7; 21:7; 23:4; 28:20












Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6238 matches the Hebrew עָשַׁר (ʿāšar),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:23 - That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made H6238  Abram rich: H6238
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:7 - The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: H6238 he bringeth low, and lifteth up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:25 - And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich H6238 him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:29 - He shall not be rich, H6238 neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:16 - Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, H6238 when the glory of his house is increased;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:9 - Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest H6238 it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. H6238
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:22 - The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, H6238 and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:7 - There is that maketh himself rich, H6238 yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:17 - He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. H6238
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Labour not to be rich: H6238 cease from thine own wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich H6238 shall not be innocent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:27 - As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. H6238
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:33 - When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich H6238 the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:2 - And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer H6238 than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:8 - And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, H6238 I have found me out substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in me that were sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:5 - Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: H6238 and their own shepherds pity them not.
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