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Lexicon :: Strong's H7810 - šōḥaḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2359a

Strong’s Definitions

שַׁחַד shachad, shakh'-ad; from H7809; a donation (venal or redemptive):—bribe(-ry), gift, present, reward.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H7810 in the following manner: gift (10x), reward (7x), bribes (3x), present (2x), bribery (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H7810 in the following manner: gift (10x), reward (7x), bribes (3x), present (2x), bribery (1x).
  1. present, bribe

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שַׁחַד shachad, shakh'-ad; from H7809; a donation (venal or redemptive):—bribe(-ry), gift, present, reward.
STRONGS H7810: Abbreviations
שֹׁ֫חַד noun masculine present, specifically bribe; — שׁ׳ absolute Isaiah 1:23 + 22 times; — bribe, usually to pervert justice, object of לָקַח Exodus 23:8a (E), = Deuteronomy 16:19a, Deuteronomy 10:17; 1 Samuel 8:3; 2 Chronicles 19:7; Psalm 15:5; Proverbs 17:23; + infinitive, take bribe to do something, Deuteronomy 27:25; Ezekiel 22:12; אָהַב שׁ׳ Isaiah 1:23; compare also Isaiah 5:23; Isaiah 33:15; Exodus 23:8b (E) = Deuteronomy 16:19b, Micah 3:11; Psalm 26:10; Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 21:14; אָהֳלֵישֿׁ׳ Job 15:34, i.e. abode of bribe-givers; שׁ׳ Proverbs 6:35 (|| כֹּפֶר) is hush-money, or (possibly) legal compensation (compare Toy); שׁ׳ elsewhere (with שָׁהַ) of bribing king to take sides 1 Kings 15:19; 2 Kings 16:8, compare Isaiah 45:13 (|| מְחִיר).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


23:8; 23:8


10:17; 16:19; 16:19; 27:25

1 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings


2 Chronicles





15:5; 26:10


6:35; 17:8; 17:23; 21:14


1:23; 1:23; 5:23; 33:15; 45:13






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7810 matches the Hebrew שֹׁחַד (šōḥaḏ),
which occurs 23 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:8 - And thou shalt take no bribe: for a bribe blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:17 - For Jehovah your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the terrible, who regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:19 - Thou shalt not wrest justice: thou shalt not respect persons; neither shalt thou take a bribe; for a bribe doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:25 - Cursed be he that taketh a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:3 - And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:19 - There is a league between me and thee, between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:8 - And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:7 - Now therefore let the fear of Jehovah be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Jehovah our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:34 -
For the company of the godless shall be barren,
And fire shall consume the tents of bribery.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:5 -
He that putteth not out his money to interest,
Nor taketh reward against the innocent.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:10 -
In whose hands is wickedness,
And their right hand is full of bribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 -
He will not regard any ransom;
Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:8 -
A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it;
Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 -
A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom,
To pervert the ways of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 -
A gift in secret pacifieth anger;
And a present in the bosom, strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth bribes, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:23 - that justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:15 - He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking a bribe, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from looking upon evil:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:13 - I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will make straight all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let my exiles go free, not for price nor reward, saith Jehovah of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:12 - In thee have they taken bribes to shed blood; thou hast taken interest and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by oppression, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet they lean upon Jehovah, and say, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? no evil shall come upon us.
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