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Lexicon :: Strong's H7326 - rûš

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2138

Strong’s Definitions

רוּשׁ rûwsh, roosh; a primitive root; to be destitute:—lack, needy, (make self) poor (man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H7326 in the following manner: poor (19x), poor man (3x), lack (1x), needy (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H7326 in the following manner: poor (19x), poor man (3x), lack (1x), needy (1x).
  1. to be poor, be in want, lack

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be poor

      2. to be in want or hunger

      3. poor man (subst)

    2. (Hithpolel) one impoverishing himself (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רוּשׁ rûwsh, roosh; a primitive root; to be destitute:—lack, needy, (make self) poor (man).
STRONGS H7326: Abbreviations
[רוּשׁ or רִישׁ] 24 verb be in want, poor (related to ירשׁ [compare Qal 3, Niph. Hiph. 3]? so Thes); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural כְּפִירִים רָשׁוּ וְרָעֵ֑בוּ Psalm 34:11 young lions are in want and hunger; elsewhere Participle רָשׁ 1 Samuel 18:23 + 16 times, רָאשׁ 2 Samuel 12:1 + 2 times; plural רָשִׁים Proverbs 22:7, רָאשִׁים Proverbs 13:23; — (often opposed to עָשִׁיר): as adjective 1 Samuel 18:23; 2 Samuel 12:1, 4; Proverbs 28:3; Ecclesiastes 4:14; as substantive = poor man (men), 2 Samuel 12:3; Psalm 82:3; Ecclesiastes 5:7, especially Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 13:8, 23 + 12 times Proverbs.
Hithpō`lēl Participle מִתְרוֺשֵׁשׁ Proverbs 13:7 one impoverishing himself (opposed to מִתְעַשֵּׁר; compare Pô`l. רושׁשׁ Ecclus 11:12; Ecclus 13:5). — Jeremiah 5:17; Malachi 1:4 see רשׁשׁ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

18:23; 18:23

2 Samuel

12:1; 12:1; 12:3; 12:4


34:11; 82:3


10:4; 13:7; 13:8; 13:23; 13:23; 22:7; 28:3


4:14; 5:7






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7326 matches the Hebrew רוּשׁ (rûš),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:23 - So Saul’s servants spoke these words [fn]to David. But David said, “Is it trivial in your sight to become the king’s son-in-law, since I am H7326 only a poor H7326 man and insignificant?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:1 - Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and [fn]said,
“There were two men in a city, the one wealthy and the other poor H7326.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - “But the poor H7326 man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb
Which he bought and nurtured;
And it grew up together with him and his children.
It would eat [fn]scraps from him and drink from his cup and lie [fn]in his lap,
And was like a daughter to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:4 - “Now a visitor came to the wealthy man,
And he could not bring himself to take any animal from his own flock or his own herd,
To prepare for the traveler who had come to him;
So he took the poor H7326 man’s ewe lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:10 - The young lions do H7326 without H7326 and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the LORD will not lack any good thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:3 - Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute H7326.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - Poor H7326 is one who works with [fn]a lazy hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:7 - There is one who pretends to be rich but has nothing;
Another pretends H7326 to H7326 be H7326 poor H7326, but has great wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:8 - The ransom of a person’s life is his wealth,
But the poor H7326 hears no rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:23 - Abundant food is in the uncultivated ground of the poor H7326,
But [fn]it is swept away by injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:20 - The poor H7326 is hated even by his neighbor,
But those who love the rich are many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - One who mocks the poor H7326 taunts his Maker;
One who rejoices at disaster will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:23 - A poor H7326 person H7326 utters pleadings,
But a rich person answers defiantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:1 - Better is a poor H7326 person H7326 who walks in his integrity
Than a person who is perverse in [fn]speech and is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:7 - All the brothers of a poor H7326 person H7326 hate him;
How much more do his friends abandon him!
He pursues them with words, but they are [fn]gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:22 - What is desirable in a person is his [fn]kindness,
And it is better to be a poor H7326 person H7326 than a liar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:2 - The rich and the poor H7326 [fn]have a common bond,
The LORD is the Maker of them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 - The rich rules over the poor H7326,
And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A poor H7326 man who oppresses the helpless
Is like a driving rain [fn]which leaves no food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - Better is a poor H7326 person H7326 who walks in his integrity,
Than a person who is [fn]crooked, though he is rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - One who gives to the poor H7326 will never lack anything,
But one who [fn]shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor H7326 person and the oppressor [fn]have this in common:
The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:14 - for he has come out of prison to become king, even though he was born poor H7326 in his kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:8 - If you see oppression of the poor H7326 and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the [fn]sight; for one [fn]official watches over another [fn]official, and there are higher [fn]officials over them.
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