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Lexicon :: Strong's H962 - bāzaz

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 225

Strong’s Definitions

בָּזַז bâzaz, baw-zaz'; a primitive root; to plunder:—catch, gather, (take) for a prey, rob(-ber), spoil, take (away, spoil), × utterly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H962 in the following manner: spoil (9x), prey (9x), spoiled (6x), rob (6x), take (6x), take away (2x), caught (1x), gathering (1x), robbers (1x), took (1x), utterly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H962 in the following manner: spoil (9x), prey (9x), spoiled (6x), rob (6x), take (6x), take away (2x), caught (1x), gathering (1x), robbers (1x), took (1x), utterly (1x).
  1. to spoil, plunder, prey upon, seize

    1. (Qal) to spoil, plunder, despoil

    2. (Niphal) to be spoiled, plundered

    3. (Pual) to be taken as spoil

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּזַז bâzaz, baw-zaz'; a primitive root; to plunder:—catch, gather, (take) for a prey, rob(-ber), spoil, take (away, spoil), × utterly.
STRONGS H962: Abbreviations
בָּזַז verb spoil, plunder (Arabic bdb010203, Aramaic bdb010204; Amharic bdb010205 perhaps Ethiopic bdb010206 rescue PräBAS i. 33) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וּבָזַז (consecutive) Ezekiel 29:19; 3rd person plural בָּֽזְַזוּ Numbers 31:53 + 7 times; בָּזָ֑זוּ Numbers 31:9; suffix וּבְזָזוּם consecutive Jeremiah 20:5; 1st person plural בָּזַזְנוּ Deuteronomy 2:35; בַּזּוֺנוּ Deuteronomy 3:7; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תָּבֹז Deuteronomy 20:14, plural יָ֫בֹזּוּ Isaiah 10:2 + 2 times; וַיָּ֫בֹזּוּ Genesis 34:27 + 4 times; suffix יְבָזּוּם Zephaniah 2:9; 2nd person masculine plural תָּבֹ֫זוּ Joshua 8:2; 1st person plural cohortative נָבֹ֫זָה 1 Samuel 14:36 (compare Ges§ 67 R. 11); Imperative בֹּ֫זּוּ Nahum 2:10 (twice in verse); Infinitive construct בֹּז Isaiah 10:6 + 3 times; בּוֺז Esther 3:13; Esther 8:11; Participle active plural ֽֽֽבְֹּזַזִים Isaiah 42:24; 2 Chronicles 20:25; suffix ֽֽֽבְֹּזַזַיִךְ Jeremiah 30:16, ֽֽֽבְֹּזַזֵינוּ Isaiah 17:14, ֽֽֽבְֹּזַזֵיהֶם Ezekiel 39:10; passive בָּזוּז Isaiah 42:22; — spoil = take as spoil, with accusative of thing Numbers 31:9; Deuteronomy 2:35 (with לְ & reflexive suffix) Jeremiah 20:5; Ezekiel 26:12; Nahum 2:10; Psalm 109:11; oftener with accusative of congnate meaning with verb, בַּז Numbers 31:32; Isaiah 10:6 (|| שָׁלַל שָׁלָל, as often) Isaiah 33:23; Ezekiel 29:19; Ezekiel 38:12, 13; בִּזָּה 2 Chronicles 25:13; שָׁלָל Deuteronomy 3:7; Deuteronomy 20:14 (both followed by לְ with reflexive suffix) 2 Chronicles 20:25 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 28:8; Esther 3:13; Esther 8:11; בהמה & שׁלל Joshua 8:2, 27; Joshua 11:14 (all followed by לְ with reflexive suffix); object person carried off (compare בַּז) Genesis 34:29 (MT, but compare Ol); plunder, despoil, with accusative of person robbed Isaiah 10:2; Isaiah 11:14; Isaiah 17:14 (שׁסה) Isaiah 42:22 (|| id.) Zephaniah 2:9; Jeremiah 30:16; Ezekiel 39:10 (twice in verse); with בָּהֶם (person) 1 Samuel 14:36; with accusative of place plundered Genesis 34:27; 2 Kings 7:16; 2 Chronicles 14:13; absolute Numbers 31:53; Isaiah 42:24.
Niph. Perfect וְנָבֹ֫זוּ consecutive Amos 3:11; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּבּוֺז Isaiah 24:3; Infinitive absolute הִבּוֺז Isaiah 24:3be spoiled, plundered, subject ארמנות Amos 3:11; הארץ Isaiah 24:3; הִבּוֺז תִּבּוֺז (|| הִבּוֺק תִּבּוֺק).
Pu. Perfect וּבֻזָּ֑זוּ consecutive Jeremiah 50:37be taken as spoil, subject אוצרת.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


34:27; 34:27; 34:29


31:9; 31:9; 31:32; 31:53; 31:53


2:35; 2:35; 3:7; 3:7; 20:14; 20:14


8:2; 8:2; 8:27; 11:14

1 Samuel

14:36; 14:36

2 Kings


2 Chronicles

14:13; 20:25; 20:25; 25:13; 28:8


3:13; 3:13; 8:11; 8:11




10:2; 10:2; 10:6; 10:6; 11:14; 17:14; 17:14; 24:3; 24:3; 24:3; 33:23; 42:22; 42:22; 42:24; 42:24


20:5; 20:5; 30:16; 30:16; 50:37


26:12; 29:19; 29:19; 38:12; 38:13; 39:10; 39:10


3:11; 3:11


2:10; 2:10


2:9; 2:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H962 matches the Hebrew בָּזַז (bāzaz),
which occurs 43 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:27 - Jacob’s sons came upon those killed and looted H962 the city, because they had defiled their sister.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:29 - and they captured and looted H962 all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives, even everything that was in the houses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:9 - And the sons of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and they plundered H962 all their cattle, all their flocks, and all their property.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:32 - Now the spoils that remained from the plunder which the [fn]men of war had plundered H962 was 675,000 sheep,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:53 - The men of war had taken H962 plunder H962, every man for himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:35 - “We took H962 only the animals as our plunder H962, and the spoils of the cities which we had captured.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:7 - “But all the animals and the spoils of the cities we took H962 as our plunder H962.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:14 - “However, the women, the children, the animals, and everything that is in the city, all of its spoils, you shall take H962 as plunder H962 for yourself; and you shall [fn]use the spoils of your enemies which the LORD your God has given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:2 - “You shall do to Ai and its king just as you did to Jericho and its king; you shall take H962 only its spoils and its cattle as plunder H962 for yourselves. [fn]Set an ambush for the city behind it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:27 - Israel took H962 only the cattle and the spoils of that city as plunder H962 for themselves, in accordance with the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:14 - And all the spoils of these cities and the cattle, the sons of Israel took H962 as their plunder H962; but they struck every person with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them. They left no one breathing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:36 - Then Saul said, “Let’s go down after the Philistines by night and take H962 plunder H962 among them until the morning light, and let’s not leave a man among them alive.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good [fn]to you.” So the priest said, “Let’s approach God here.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:16 - So the people went out and plundered H962 the camp of the Arameans. Then a [fn]measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two [fn]measures of barley for a shekel, in accordance with the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:14 - They [fn]destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the dread of the LORD had fallen on them; and they pillaged H962 all the cities, for there was much plunder in them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:25 - When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take H962 their spoils, they found much among them, including goods, [fn]garments, and valuable things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry. And they were taking H962 the spoils for three days because there was so much.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:13 - But the [fn]troops whom Amaziah sent back, those not going with him to battle, raided the cities of Judah from Samaria to Beth-horon, and struck and killed three thousand of them, and plundered H962 a large amount of spoils.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:8 - The sons of Israel led away captive two hundred thousand of their relatives, women, sons, and daughters; and they also [fn]took H962 a great deal of spoils from them, and brought the spoils to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:13 - Letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces to annihilate, kill, and destroy all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize H962 their possessions as plunder H962.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:11 - [fn]In the letters the king granted the Jews who were in each and every city the right to assemble and to defend their lives, to destroy, kill, and eliminate the entire army of any people or province which was going to attack them, including children and women, and to plunder H962 their spoils,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:11 - May the creditor [fn]seize everything that he has,
And may strangers plunder H962 the product of his labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 - So as to [fn]deprive the needy of justice
And rob the poor among My people of their rights,
So that widows may be their spoil
And that they may plunder H962 the [fn]orphans.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:6 - I send it against a godless nation
And commission it against the people of My fury
To capture spoils and to seize H962 plunder,
And to [fn]trample them down like mud in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:14 - They will swoop down on the slopes of the Philistines on the west;
Together they will plunder H962 the [fn]people of the east;
[fn]They will possess Edom and Moab,
And the sons of Ammon will be [fn]subject to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:14 - At evening time, behold, there is terror!
Before morning they are gone.
This will be the [fn]fate of those who plunder H962 us
And the lot of those who pillage H962 us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:3 - The earth will be completely laid waste and completely H962 plundered H962, for the LORD has spoken this word.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Your ship’s 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;
Those who limp will take H962 the plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:22 - But this is a people plundered H962 and pillaged;
All of them are trapped in [fn]caves,
Or are hidden away in prisons;
They have become plunder, with no one to save them,
And spoils with no one to say, “Give them back!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:24 - Who gave Jacob up for spoils, and Israel to plunderers H962?
Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned,
And in whose ways they were not willing to walk,
And whose Law they did not obey?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:5 - ‘I will also give all the wealth of this city, all its produce and all its valuable things—even all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will hand over to their enemies, and they will plunder H962 them, take them away, and bring them to Babylon.
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 become plunder,
And all who plunder H962 you I will turn into plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:37 - “A sword against [fn]their horses, against [fn]their chariots,
And against all the [fn]foreigners who are in the midst of her,
And they will become women!
A sword against her treasures, and they will be plundered H962!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - “Also they will take your riches as spoils and plunder H962 your merchandise, tear down your walls and destroy your delightful houses, and [fn]throw your stones, your timbers, and your debris into the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “Behold, I am going to give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her wealth and capture her spoils and seize H962 her plunder; and it will be wages for his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:12 - to capture spoils and to seize H962 plunder, to turn your hand against the ruins that are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock 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 spoils? Have you assembled your contingent to seize H962 plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to capture great spoils?’”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:10 - “They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoils of those who plundered them and seize H962 the plunder H962 of those who plundered H962 them,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:11 - Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says:
“An enemy, one surrounding the land,
Will take down your fortifications from you,
And your citadels will be looted H962.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:9 - Plunder H962 the silver,
Plunder H962 the gold!
For there is no end to the treasure
Wealth from every kind of desirable object.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:9 - “Therefore, as I live,” declares the LORD of armies,
The God of Israel,
“Moab will assuredly be like Sodom,
And the sons of Ammon like Gomorrah
Ground overgrown with weeds and full of salt mines,
And a permanent desolation.
The remnant of My people will plunder H962 them,
And the remainder of My nation will inherit them.”
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