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Lexicon :: Strong's H6238 - ʿāšar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
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.
† [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 a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, ‘I have made H6238 Abram rich.’ H6238
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:7 - “The LORD makes poor and rich; H6238
He brings low, He also exalts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:25 - The men of Israel said, “Have you seen this man who is coming up? Surely he is coming up to defy Israel. And it will be that the king will enrich H6238 the man who kills him with great riches and will give him his daughter and make his father’s house [fn]free in Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:29 - “He will not become H6238 rich, H6238 nor will his wealth endure;
And his grain will not bend down to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:16 - Do not be afraid when a man becomes H6238 rich, H6238
When the [fn]glory of his house is increased;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:9 - You visit the earth and cause it to overflow;
You greatly enrich H6238 it;
The [fn]stream of God is full of water;
You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare [fn]the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes H6238 rich. H6238
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:22 - It is the blessing of the LORD that makes H6238 rich, H6238
And He adds no sorrow to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:7 - There is one who pretends H6238 to be rich, H6238 but has nothing;
Another [fn]pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:17 - He who loves pleasure will become a poor man;
He who loves wine and oil will not become H6238 rich. H6238
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Do not weary yourself to gain H6238 wealth, H6238
Cease from your [fn]consideration of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A faithful man will abound with blessings,
But he who makes haste to be rich H6238 will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:27 - ‘Like a cage full of birds,
So their houses are full of deceit;
Therefore they have become great and rich. H6238
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:33 - ‘When your wares went out from the seas,
You satisfied many peoples;
With the abundance of your wealth and your merchandise
You enriched H6238 the kings of earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:2 - “And now I will tell you the truth. Behold, three more kings are going to arise [fn]in Persia. Then a fourth will gain H6238 far more riches than all of them; as soon as he becomes strong through his riches, [fn]he will arouse the whole empire against the realm of [fn]Greece.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:8 - And Ephraim said, “Surely I have become H6238 rich, H6238
I have found wealth for myself;
In all my labors they will find in me
No iniquity, which would be sin.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:5 - “Those who buy them slay them and [fn]go unpunished, and each of those who sell them says, ‘Blessed be the LORD, for I have become H6238 rich!’ H6238 And their own shepherds have no pity on them.

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