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Lexicon :: Strong's H7810 - šōḥaḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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 - “You shall not take a bribe H7810, for a bribe H7810 blinds the clear-sighted and [fn]subverts the cause of the just.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:17 - “For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe H7810.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:19 - “You shall not distort justice, you shall not [fn]show partiality; and you shall not accept a bribe H7810, because a bribe H7810 blinds the eyes of the wise and distorts the words of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:25 - ‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe H7810 to attack an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:3 - His sons, however, did not walk in his ways but turned aside after dishonest gain, and they took bribes H7810 and perverted justice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:19 - Let’s make a treaty between [fn]you and me, as there was between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a gift H7810 of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:8 - And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king’s house, and sent a gift H7810 to the king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:7 - “Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you; be careful [fn]about what you do, for [fn]the LORD our God will have no part in injustice or partiality, or in the taking of a bribe H7810.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:34 - “For the company of the godless is barren,
And fire consumes the tents of [fn]the corrupt H7810.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:5 - He does not [fn]lend his money [fn]at interest,
Nor does he take a bribe H7810 against the innocent.
One who does these things will never be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:10 - In whose hands is a wicked scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes H7810.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - He will not [fn]accept any settlement,
Nor will he be [fn]satisfied though you make it a large gift H7810.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:8 - A bribe H7810 is a [fn]charm in the sight of its owner;
Wherever he turns, he prospers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked person accepts a bribe H7810 [fn]from an inside pocket
To pervert the ways of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret subdues anger,
And a bribe H7810 [fn]in an inside pocket, strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves a bribe H7810
And chases after gifts.
They do not obtain justice for the [fn]orphan,
Nor does the widow’s case come before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:23 - Who declare the wicked innocent for a bribe H7810,
And take away the [fn]rights of the ones who are in the right!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:15 - One who walks righteously and speaks with integrity,
One who rejects [fn]unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe H7810;
One who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking at evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:13 - “I have stirred him in righteousness,
And I will make all his ways smooth.
He will build My city and let My exiles go free,
Without any payment or reward H7810,” says the LORD of armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:12 - “Among you they have taken bribes H7810 to shed blood; you have taken [fn]interest, you have injured your neighbors by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe H7810,
Her priests teach for pay,
And her prophets divine for money.
Yet they lean on the LORD, saying,
“Is the LORD not in our midst?
Catastrophe will not come upon us.”
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