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Lexicon :: Strong's H7666 - šāḇar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Denominative from שֵׁבֶר (H7668)
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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁבַר shâbar, shaw-bar'; denominative from H7668; to deal in grain:—buy, sell.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H7666 in the following manner: buy (15x), sell (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H7666 in the following manner: buy (15x), sell (6x).
  1. to buy or purchase grain

    1. (Qal) to buy grain

    2. (Hiphil) to sell grain

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁבַר shâbar, shaw-bar'; denominative from H7668; to deal in grain:—buy, sell.
STRONGS H7666: Abbreviations
† [שָׁבַר] verb denominative buy grain; —
Qal Imperfect 2nd person masculine plural תִּשְׁבְּרוּ Deuteronomy 2:6, 1st person plural נִשְׁבְּרָה Genesis 43:4; Imperative masculine plural שִׁבְרוּ Genesis 42:2 +; Infinitive construct לִשְׁבֹּר Genesis 42:3 +, לִשְׁבָּרֿ Genesis 42:7 +; Participle masculine plural שֹׁבְרִים Genesis 47:14; — buy grain for food Genesis 41:57 (Genesis 41:56 see Hiph.), Genesis 42:2 (שֶׁבֶר in Genesis 42:2a), Genesis 42:5; with accusative אֹכֶל Genesis 42:7; Genesis 42:10; Genesis 43:2, 4, 20; Genesis 40:22; Genesis 44:25; Deuteronomy 2:6 (מִן person); with accusative בָּר Genesis 42:3, שֶׁבֶר Genesis 47:14; figurative Isaiah 55:1, with accusative יַיִן וְחָלָב Isaiah 55:1.
Hiph. Imperfect 1st person plural נַשְׁבִּיר Amos 8:6, etc.; Participle מַשְׁבִּיר Genesis 42:6; Proverbs 11:26; — sell grain (properly cause to buy grain), with ל person Genesis 42:6 + Genesis 42:56 (read וַיַּשְׁבֵּר for MT וַיִּשְׁבֹּר Ol Di Gunk), with accusative שֶׁבֶר Amos 8:5, בָּר מַפַּל Amos 8:6, compare Proverbs 11:26; with suffix person + accusative אֹכֶל + ב pret. Deuteronomy 2:28.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


40:22; 41:56; 41:57; 42:2; 42:2; 42:2; 42:3; 42:3; 42:5; 42:6; 42:6; 42:7; 42:7; 42:10; 43:2; 43:4; 43:4; 43:20; 44:25; 47:14; 47:14


2:6; 2:6; 2:28


11:26; 11:26


55:1; 55:1


8:5; 8:6; 8:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7666 matches the Hebrew שָׁבַר (šāḇar),
which occurs 21 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:56 - So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:2 - And he said, "Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down and buy grain for us there, that we may live, and not die."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:3 - So ten of Joseph's brothers went down to buy grain in Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:5 - Thus the sons of Israel came to buy among the others who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:6 - Now Joseph was governor over the land; he it was who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came, and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:7 - Joseph saw his brothers, and knew them, but he treated them like strangers and spoke roughly to them. "Where do you come from?" he said. They said, "From the land of Canaan, to buy food."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:10 - They said to him, "No, my lord, but to buy food have your servants come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:2 - And when they had eaten the grain which they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, "Go again, buy us a little food."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:4 - If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:20 - and said, "Oh, my lord, we came down the first time to buy food;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:22 - and we have brought other money down in our hand to buy food. We do not know who put our money in our sacks."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:25 - And when our father said, 'Go again, buy us a little food,'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, for the grain which they bought; and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:6 - You shall purchase food from them for money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water of them for money, that you may drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:28 - You shall sell me food for money, that I may eat, and give me water for money, that I may drink; only let me pass through on foot,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 - The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:1 - "Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:5 - saying, "When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great, and deal deceitfully with false balances,
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:6 - that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, and sell the refuse of the wheat?"
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