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Lexicon :: Strong's H957 - baz

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 225a

Strong’s Definitions

בַּז baz, baz; from H962; plunder:—booty, prey, spoil(-ed).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H957 in the following manner: prey (18x), spoil (4x), spoiled (2x), booty (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H957 in the following manner: prey (18x), spoil (4x), spoiled (2x), booty (1x).
  1. spoil, booty, robbery, spoiling

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בַּז baz, baz; from H962; plunder:—booty, prey, spoil(-ed).
STRONGS H957: Abbreviations
בַּז noun [masculine] spoiling, robbery; spoil, booty — בּ׳ absolute Numbers 14:3 +; so also H897 Ezekiel 25:7 Qr (Kt בג meaningless); בַּ֑ז Jeremiah 2:14 +; but הַבָּ֔ז Numbers 31:32 see d. H; suffix בִּזָּהּ Exodus 29:19; —
1. spoiling, robbery, לְב׳ i.e. to be plundered, despoiled Ezekiel 7:21 (of temple || שָׁלָל) Ezekiel 23:46.
2. spoil, booty, plunder Isaiah 10:6; Isaiah 33:23; Ezekiel 29:19; Ezekiel 38:12, 13 (all accusative of congnate meaning with verb || שָׁלָל); compare Numbers 31:32; Jeremiah 15:13; Jeremiah 17:3; in phrase הָיָה לָבַז Jeremiah 49:32 (of camels) Ezekiel 36:4 compare Ezekiel 36:5; also of human beings Numbers 14:3, 31; Deuteronomy 1:39; Jeremiah 2:14 (all היה לב׳) + 2 Kings 21:14 (|| מְשִׁסָּה) Isaiah 42:22 (|| id.) Jeremiah 2:14, compare Jeremiah 30:16 (|| מְשִׁסָּה); also Ezekiel 25:7 Qr, Ezekiel 26:5 (היה לב׳; both in personified); figurative of Israel as sheep Ezekiel 34:8, 22 (both היה לב׳) Ezekiel 34:28 היה בז (no לְ). On Isaiah 8:1, 3מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז see מהר.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




14:3; 14:3; 14:31; 31:32; 31:32



2 Kings



8:1; 8:3; 10:6; 33:23; 42:22


2:14; 2:14; 2:14; 15:13; 17:3; 30:16; 49:32


7:21; 23:46; 25:7; 25:7; 26:5; 29:19; 34:8; 34:22; 34:28; 36:4; 36:5; 38:12; 38:13


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H957 matches the Hebrew בַּז (baz),
which occurs 25 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:3 - “Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; H957 would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:31 - ‘Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey H957—I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:32 - Now the booty that remained from the spoil H957 which the [fn]men of war had plundered was 675,000 sheep,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:39 - ‘Moreover, your little ones who you said would become a prey, H957 and your sons, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them and they shall possess it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:14 - ‘I will abandon the remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies, and they will become as plunder H957 and spoil to all their enemies;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I send it against a godless nation
And commission it against the people of My fury
To capture booty and to seize plunder, H957
And to [fn]trample them down like mud in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your tackle hangs slack;
It cannot hold the base of its mast firmly,
Nor spread out the sail.
Then the prey of an abundant spoil will be divided;
The lame will take the plunder. H957
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:22 - But this is a people plundered and despoiled;
All of them are trapped in [fn]caves,
Or are hidden away in prisons;
They have become a prey H957 with none to deliver them,
And a spoil, with none to say, “Give them back!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:14 - “Is Israel a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant?
Why has he become a prey? H957
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:13 - “Your wealth and your treasures
I will give for booty H957 without cost,
Even for all your sins
And within all your borders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:3 - O mountain of Mine in the countryside,
I will give over your wealth and all your treasures for booty, H957
Your high places for sin throughout your borders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:16 - ‘Therefore all who devour you will be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity;
And those who plunder you will be for plunder,
And all who prey upon you I will give for prey. H957
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:32 - “Their camels will become plunder, H957
And their many cattle for booty,
And I will scatter to all the winds those who cut the corners of their hair;
And I will bring their disaster from every side,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:21 - ‘I will give it into the hands of the foreigners as plunder H957 and to the wicked of the earth as spoil, and they will profane it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:46 - “For thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Bring up a company against them and give them over to terror and plunder. H957
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:7 - therefore, behold, I have stretched out My hand against you and I will give you for spoil H957 to the nations. And I will cut you off from the peoples and make you perish from the lands; I will destroy you. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:5 - ‘She will be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘and she will become spoil H957 for the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her [fn]wealth and capture her spoil and seize her plunder; H957 and it will be wages for his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:8 - “As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “surely because My flock has become a prey, H957 My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:22 - therefore, I will deliver My flock, and they will no longer be a prey; H957 and I will judge between one sheep and another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:28 - “They will no longer be a prey H957 to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make them afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:4 - ‘Therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD. Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the forsaken cities which have become a prey H957 and a derision to the rest of the nations which are round about,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:5 - therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who [fn]appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey.” H957
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:12 - to capture spoil and to seize plunder, H957 to turn your hand against the waste places which are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and goods, who live at the [fn]center of the world.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:13 - “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its [fn]villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoil? Have you assembled your company to seize plunder, H957 to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to capture great spoil?’”’
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