International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGAIN
gan: In the Old Testament the translation of three Hebrew substantives, betsa`, "unjust gain," "any gain" (Judges 5:19 Job 22:3 Proverbs 1:19; Proverbs 15:27 Isaiah 33:15; Isaiah 56:11 Ezekiel 22:13, 17 Micah 4:13); mechir, "price" for which a thing is sold (Daniel 11:39, the only place where the Hebrew word is translated "gain" in the King James Version, though it occurs in other places translated "price"); tebhu'ah, "produce," "profits," "fruit" (Proverbs 3:14). It is the translation of one Hebrew verb, batsa`, "to gain dishonestly" (Job 27:8); of one Aramaic verb, zebhan, "to buy," "procure for oneself" (Daniel 2:8, here used of buying time, i.e. "seeking delay" (Gesenius)).
Greek2770. kerdaino -- to gain
... to gain. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kerdaino Phonetic Spelling:
(ker-dah'-ee-no) Short Definition: I gain, win, avoid loss Definition: I gain, acquire ...
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2771. kerdos -- gain
4200. porismos -- a providing, a means of gain
1281. diapragmateuomai -- to examine thoroughly, to gain by ...
4333. prosergazomai -- to work besides, to gain besides
146. aischrokerdes -- greedy of base gain
147. aischrokerdos -- from eagerness for base gain
4122. pleonekteo -- to have more, to overreach
3786. ophelos -- advantage, help
2585. kapeleuo -- to make a trade of
Strong's Hebrew1215. betsa -- gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit
... 1214, 1215. betsa. 1216 . gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit.
Transliteration: betsa Phonetic Spelling: (beh'-tsah) Short Definition: gain. ...
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1214. batsa -- to cut off, break off, gain by violence
5504. sachar -- commerce, gain
2084. zeban -- to buy, gain
3276. yaal -- to confer or gain profit or benefit
3022. yaga -- a gain
3321. yetsab -- to make certain, gain certainty
4512. minleh -- perhaps gain, acquisition
6238. ashar -- to be or become rich
8636. tarbith -- increment, interest, usury
Loss and Gain.
The Great Gain of Godliness
Loss and Gain. May 25.
Loss nor Gain, March 22.
Godliness, not Gain, the True Riches.
The Answer How we Can Gain Stability of Heart or of Thoughts.
A Third Element which Tends to Gain any One's Confidence is Shown ...
The Rule Given About not Seeking One's Own Gain is Established...
My Readers Will not Wonder That, after This, I did My Very Best to ...
Ep. cxl. Again I Write when I Ought to Come: but I Gain Confidence ...
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A square or beveled notch cut out of a girder, binding joist, or other timber which supports a floor beam, so as to receive the end of the floor beam.
2. (a.) Convenient; suitable; direct; near; handy; dexterous; easy; profitable; cheap; respectable.
3. (v. t.) That which is gained, obtained, or acquired, as increase, profit, advantage, or benefit; -- opposed to loss.
4. (n.) The obtaining or amassing of profit or valuable possessions; acquisition; accumulation.
5. (n.) To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort or labor; as, to gain a good living.
6. (n.) To come off winner or victor in; to be successful in; to obtain by competition; as, to gain a battle; to gain a case at law; to gain a prize.
7. (n.) To draw into any interest or party; to win to one's side; to conciliate.
8. (n.) To reach; to attain to; to arrive at; as, to gain the top of a mountain; to gain a good harbor.
9. (n.) To get, incur, or receive, as loss, harm, or damage.
ThesaurusGain (142 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) To get, as profit or advantage; to obtain or acquire by effort
or labor; as, to gain a good living. 6. (n.) To come off ...
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Gain's (1 Occurrence)
Dishonest (33 Occurrences)
Greedy (24 Occurrences)
Gaining (17 Occurrences)
Win (27 Occurrences)
Profit (143 Occurrences)
Gains (19 Occurrences)
Unjust (44 Occurrences)
Get (2204 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceGain (142 Occurrences)
Matthew 16:26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?
Matthew 18:15 "If your brother sins against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained back your brother.
Matthew 25:20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying,'Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents besides them.'
Matthew 25:22 "He also who got the two talents came and said,'Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.'
Matthew 27:24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it."
Mark 8:36 For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
Luke 9:25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self?
Luke 16:9 I tell you, make for yourselves friends by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when you fail, they may receive you into the eternal tents.
Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose 'his life' shall preserve it.
Luke 18:12 I fast twice a week. I pay the tithe on all my gains.'
Luke 19:16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
Luke 21:19 By your patient endurance gain your souls.
John 7:18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
John 12:19 the Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves, 'Ye see that ye do not gain anything, lo, the world did go after him.'
Acts 7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. He made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
Acts 16:16 It happened, as we were going to prayer, that a certain girl having a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by fortune telling.
Acts 16:19 But when her masters saw that the hope of their gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
Acts 19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
Acts 24:27 But when two years were fulfilled, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and desiring to gain favor with the Jews, Felix left Paul in bonds.
Acts 25:9 But Festus, desiring to gain favor with the Jews, answered Paul and said, "Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem, and be judged by me there concerning these things?"
Romans 3:4 No, indeed; let us hold God to be true, though every man should prove to be false. As it stands written, "That Thou mayest be shown to be just in the sentence Thou pronouncest, and gain Thy cause when Thou contendest."
1 Corinthians 1:21 For after the world by its wisdom--as God in His wisdom had ordained--had failed to gain the knowledge of God, God was pleased, by the apparent foolishness of the Message which we preach, to save those who accepted it.
1 Corinthians 5:10 not that in this world you are to keep wholly aloof from such as they, any more than from people who are avaricious and greedy of gain, or from worshippers of idols. For that would mean that you would be compelled to go out of the world altogether.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But what I meant was that you were not to associate with any one bearing the name of "brother," if he was addicted to fornication or avarice or idol-worship or abusive language or hard-drinking or greed of gain. With such a man you ought not even to eat.
1 Corinthians 6:10 nor theives, nor avaricious people, nor any who are addicted to hard drinking, to abusive language or to greed of gain, will inherit God's Kingdom.
1 Corinthians 7:21 Were you called being a bondservant? Don't let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free, use it.
1 Corinthians 9:19 For though I was free from all, I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more.
1 Corinthians 9:20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain those who are under the law;
1 Corinthians 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.
1 Corinthians 13:3 If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don't have love, it profits me nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For the present we see things as if in a mirror, and are puzzled; but then we shall see them face to face. For the present the knowledge I gain is imperfect; but then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week let each of you put on one side and store up at his home whatever gain has been granted to him; so that whenever I come, there may then be no collections going on.
2 Corinthians 2:11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
2 Corinthians 7:2 Make room for us in your hearts. There is not one of you whom we have wronged, not one to whom we have done harm, not one over whom we have gained any selfish advantage.
2 Corinthians 10:15 We do not exceed our due limits, and take credit for other men's labours; but we entertain the hope that, as your faith grows, we shall gain promotion among you--still keeping within our own sphere--promotion to a larger field of labour,
2 Corinthians 12:17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?
2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
Galatians 5:13 For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 3:7 However, what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ.
Philippians 3:8 Yes most certainly, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ
2 Thessalonians 2:14 to which he called you through our Good News, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons, in the same way, must be men of serious demeanour, not double-tongued, nor addicted to much wine, nor greedy of base gain,
1 Timothy 3:13 For those who have served well gain for themselves a good standing, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:5 constant friction of people of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. Withdraw yourself from such.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
2 Timothy 3:6 For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
Titus 1:7 For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;
Titus 1:11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.
Hebrews 10:39 But we are not people who shrink back and perish, but are among those who believe and gain possession of their souls.
Hebrews 11:35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
James 1:12 Blessed is he who patiently endures trials; for when he has stood the test, he will gain the victor's crown--even the crown of Life--which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James 4:2 You covet things and yet cannot get them; you commit murder; you have passionate desires and yet cannot gain your end; you begin to fight and make war. You have not, because you do not pray;
James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
1 Peter 5:2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly;
2 Peter 2:15 forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of wrongdoing;
Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Jude 1:16 These are murmurers and complainers, walking after their lusts (and their mouth speaks proud things), showing respect of persons to gain advantage.
Revelation 15:2 And I saw what seemed to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had gained the victory over the Wild Beast and over his statue and the number of his name, standing by the sea of glass and having harps which belonged to God.
Revelation 18:17 For in an hour such great riches are made desolate.' Every shipmaster, and everyone who sails anywhere, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood far away,
Genesis 15:8 He said, "Lord Yahweh, how will I know that I will inherit it?"
Genesis 37:26 And Judah saith unto his brethren, 'What gain when we slay our brother, and have concealed his blood?
Exodus 14:4 I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will follow after them; and I will get honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies; and the Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh." They did so.
Exodus 14:17 I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go in after them: and I will get myself honor over Pharaoh, and over all his armies, over his chariots, and over his horsemen.
Exodus 14:18 The Egyptians shall know that I am Yahweh, when I have gotten myself honor over Pharaoh, over his chariots, and over his horsemen."
Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
Leviticus 25:37 You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.
Leviticus 25:45 Moreover of the children of the strangers who sojourn among you, of them you may buy, and of their families who are with you, which they have conceived in your land; and they will be your property.
Judges 5:19 The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money.
1 Samuel 8:3 and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.
2 Kings 15:19 There came against the land Pul the king of Assyria; and Menahem gave Pul one thousand talents of silver, that his hand might be with him to confirm the kingdom in his hand.
Nehemiah 8:13 And on the second day were gathered together the chief fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to gain wisdom as to the words of the law.
Esther 9:1 Now in the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the month, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, on the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to conquer them, (but it was turned out the opposite happened, that the Jews conquered those who hated them),
Job 21:15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, if we pray to him?'
Job 22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
Job 30:2 Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, men in whom ripe age has perished?
Job 35:3 For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned?
Psalms 10:3 For the evil-doer is lifted up because of the purpose of his heart, and he whose mind is fixed on wealth is turned away from the Lord, saying evil against him.
Psalms 30:9 What gain 'is' in my blood? In my going down unto corruption? Doth dust thank Thee? doth it declare Thy truth?
Psalms 44:12 You sell your people for nothing, and have gained nothing from their sale.
Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalms 119:36 Turn my heart toward your statutes, not toward selfish gain.
Proverbs 1:5 He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:
Proverbs 1:19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.
Proverbs 3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Proverbs 4:1 Give ear, my sons, to the teaching of a father; give attention so that you may have knowledge:
Proverbs 8:5 Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.
Proverbs 10:16 The work of the upright gives life: the increase of the evil-doer is a cause of sin.
Proverbs 11:16 A woman who is full of grace is honoured, but a woman hating righteousness is a seat of shame: those hating work will undergo loss, but the strong keep their wealth.
Proverbs 15:27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.
Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great wealth with wrongdoing.
Proverbs 19:20 Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise.
Proverbs 19:25 Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
Proverbs 21:11 When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain, And he that giveth to the rich,'shall come only to want.
Proverbs 23:4 Take no care to get wealth; let there be an end to your desire for money.
Proverbs 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Proverbs 28:16 A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment. One who hates ill-gotten gain will have long days.