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Lexicon :: Strong's H7326 - rûš

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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 privately to David. David replied, "Is becoming the king's son-in-law something insignificant to you? I'm just a poor and lightly-esteemed man!"
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:1 - So the LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to David, Nathan said, "There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - But the poor man had nothing except for a little lamb he had acquired. He raised it, and it grew up alongside him and his children. It used to eat his food, drink from his cup, and sleep in his arms. It was just like a daughter to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:4 - "When a traveler arrived at the rich man's home, he did not want to use one of his own sheep or cattle to feed the traveler who had come to visit him. Instead, he took the poor man's lamb and cooked it for the man who had come to visit him."
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:10 - Even young lions sometimes lack food and are hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:3 - Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:7 - There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:8 - The ransom of a person's life is his wealth, but the poor person hears no threat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:23 - There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:20 - A poor person is disliked even by his neighbors, but those who love the rich are many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:23 - A poor person makes supplications, but a rich man answers harshly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:1 - Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:7 - All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him - he pursues them with words, but they do not respond.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:22 - What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:2 - The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the creator of them both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 - The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A poor person who oppresses the weak is like a driving rain without food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - The one who gives to the poor will not lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to them will receive many curses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor person and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gives light to the eyes of them both.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:14 - For he came out of prison to become king, even though he had been born poor in what would become his kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:8 - If you see the extortion of the poor, or the perversion of justice and fairness in the government, do not be astonished by the matter. For the high official is watched by a higher official, and there are higher ones over them!
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