1215. betsa
Strong's Concordance
betsa: gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit
Original Word: בֶּצַע
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: betsa
Phonetic Spelling: (beh'-tsah)
Definition: gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from batsa
Definition
gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit
NASB Translation
dishonest gain (4), end (1), gain (7), illicitly (1), plunder (1), profit (4), unjust gain (4), unjust* (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
בֶּ֫צַע noun masculine gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit — בֶּ֫צַע Genesis 37:26 7t. (construct Judges 5:19 +); בָּ֑צַע Exodus 18:21 7t.; suffix בִּצֱע֑ךָ Jeremiah 22:17; בִּצְעֵךְ Jeremiah 51:13; Ezekiel 22:13; בִּצְעוֺ Isaiah 56:11; Isaiah 57:17; בִּצְעָם Ezekiel 33:31; Micah 4:13; — gain made by violence (nearly = plunder) Judges 5:19; Micah 4:13; more Generally, unjust gain Exodus 18:21; 1 Samuel 8:3; Psalm 119:36; Proverbs 28:16; Isaiah 33:15; Isaiah 56:11; Isaiah 57:17; Jeremiah 22:17; Jeremiah 51:13; Ezekiel 22:13; Ezekiel 33:21; as accusative of congnate meaning with verb with בָּצַע Proverbs 1:19; Proverbs 15:27; Jeremiah 6:13; Jeremiah 8:10; Ezekiel 22:27; Habakkuk 2:9; profit (with selfish suggestion) ׳מהבֿ Genesis 37:26; Malachi 3:14 compare Psalm 30:10; Job 22:3.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
covetousness, dishonest gain, lucre, profit

From batsa'; plunder; by extension, gain (usually unjust) -- covetousness, (dishonest) gain, lucre, profit.

see HEBREW batsa'

Forms and Transliterations
בְּבֶ֣צַע בִּצְע֛וֹ בִּצְעֵ֖ךְ בִּצְעֵֽךְ׃ בִּצְעֶ֑ךָ בִצְעָ֖ם בֶ֝֗צַע בֶּ֗צַע בֶּ֝֗צַע בֶּ֥צַע בָ֑צַע בָּ֑צַע בָּֽצַע׃ בבצע בצע בצע׃ בצעו בצעך בצעך׃ בצעם הַבָּ֑צַע הבצע לְבִצְע֖וֹ לבצעו bā·ṣa‘ ḇā·ṣa‘ bāṣa‘ ḇāṣa‘ Batza bə·ḇe·ṣa‘ be·ṣa‘ ḇe·ṣa‘ bəḇeṣa‘ beṣa‘ ḇeṣa‘ Betza beVetza ḇiṣ‘ām biṣ‘êḵ biṣ‘eḵā biṣ‘ōw ḇiṣ·‘ām biṣ·‘e·ḵā biṣ·‘êḵ biṣ·‘ōw bitzEch bitzEcha bitzO hab·bā·ṣa‘ habbāṣa‘ habBatza lə·ḇiṣ·‘ōw ləḇiṣ‘ōw levitzO Vatza Vetza vitzAm
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Genesis 37:26
HEB: אֶחָ֑יו מַה־ בֶּ֗צַע כִּ֤י נַהֲרֹג֙
NAS: What profit is it for us to kill
KJV: unto his brethren, What profit [is it] if we slay
INT: brothers What profit for to kill

Exodus 18:21
HEB: אֱמֶ֖ת שֹׂ֣נְאֵי בָ֑צַע וְשַׂמְתָּ֣ עֲלֵהֶ֗ם
NAS: those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place
KJV: hating covetousness; and place
INT: of truth hate dishonest shall place over

Judges 5:19
HEB: מֵ֣י מְגִדּ֑וֹ בֶּ֥צַע כֶּ֖סֶף לֹ֥א
NAS: They took no plunder in silver.
KJV: they took no gain of money.
INT: the waters of Megiddo plunder silver no

1 Samuel 8:3
HEB: וַיִּטּ֖וּ אַחֲרֵ֣י הַבָּ֑צַע וַיִּ֨קְחוּ־ שֹׁ֔חַד
NAS: after dishonest gain and took
KJV: after lucre, and took
INT: turned after dishonest and took bribes

Job 22:3
HEB: תִצְדָּ֑ק וְאִם־ בֶּ֝֗צַע כִּֽי־ תַתֵּ֥ם
NAS: Or profit if
KJV: that thou art righteous? or [is it] gain [to him], that thou makest thy ways
INT: are righteous Or profit if make

Psalm 30:9
HEB: מַה־ בֶּ֥צַע בְּדָמִי֮ בְּרִדְתִּ֪י
NAS: What profit is there in my blood,
KJV: What profit [is there] in my blood,
INT: What profit my blood go

Psalm 119:36
HEB: וְאַ֣ל אֶל־ בָּֽצַע׃
NAS: to Your testimonies And not to [dishonest] gain.
KJV: unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
INT: nay and gain

Proverbs 1:19
HEB: כָּל־ בֹּ֣צֵֽעַ בָּ֑צַע אֶת־ נֶ֖פֶשׁ
NAS: who gains by violence; It takes
KJV: of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away
INT: of everyone gains violence the life possessors

Proverbs 15:27
HEB: בֵּ֭יתוֹ בּוֹצֵ֣עַ בָּ֑צַע וְשׂוֹנֵ֖א מַתָּנֹ֣ת
NAS: He who profits illicitly troubles
KJV: He that is greedy of gain troubleth
INT: house profits illicitly hates bribes

Proverbs 28:16
HEB: (שֹׂ֥נֵא ק) בֶ֝֗צַע יַאֲרִ֥יךְ יָמִֽים׃
NAS: [But] he who hates unjust gain will prolong
KJV: [but] he that hateth covetousness shall prolong
INT: oppressor enemy unjust will prolong days

Isaiah 33:15
HEB: מֵֽישָׁרִ֑ים מֹאֵ֞ס בְּבֶ֣צַע מַעֲשַׁקּ֗וֹת נֹעֵ֤ר
NAS: He who rejects unjust gain
KJV: he that despiseth the gain of oppressions,
INT: sincerity rejects gain of oppressions and shakes

Isaiah 56:11
HEB: פָּנ֔וּ אִ֥ישׁ לְבִצְע֖וֹ מִקָּצֵֽהוּ׃
NAS: Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.
KJV: every one for his gain, from his quarter.
INT: turned Each to his unjust to the last

Isaiah 57:17
HEB: בַּעֲוֹ֥ן בִּצְע֛וֹ קָצַ֥פְתִּי וְאַכֵּ֖הוּ
NAS: Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry
KJV: For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth,
INT: of the iniquity of his unjust was angry and struck

Jeremiah 6:13
HEB: כֻּלּ֖וֹ בּוֹצֵ֣עַ בָּ֑צַע וּמִנָּבִיא֙ וְעַד־
NAS: is greedy for gain, And from the prophet
KJV: of them every one [is] given to covetousness; and from the prophet
INT: Everyone is greedy gain the prophet even

Jeremiah 8:10
HEB: כֻּלֹּ֖ה בֹּצֵ֣עַ בָּ֑צַע מִנָּבִיא֙ וְעַד־
NAS: is greedy for gain; From the prophet
KJV: is given to covetousness, from the prophet
INT: Everyone is greedy gain the prophet even

Jeremiah 22:17
HEB: אִם־ עַל־ בִּצְעֶ֑ךָ וְעַ֤ל דַּֽם־
NAS: Are [intent] only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding
KJV: and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed
INT: lo upon dishonest and blood

Jeremiah 51:13
HEB: קִצֵּ֖ךְ אַמַּ֥ת בִּצְעֵֽךְ׃
NAS: has come, The measure of your end.
KJV: [and] the measure of thy covetousness.
INT: your end the measure of your end

Ezekiel 22:13
HEB: כַפִּ֔י אֶל־ בִּצְעֵ֖ךְ אֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשִׂ֑ית
NAS: My hand at your dishonest gain which
KJV: mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made,
INT: my hand at your dishonest which have acquired

Ezekiel 22:27
HEB: לְמַ֖עַן בְּצֹ֥עַ בָּֽצַע׃
NAS: in order to get dishonest gain.
KJV: souls, to get dishonest gain.
INT: order to get gain

Ezekiel 33:31
HEB: עֹשִׂ֔ים אַחֲרֵ֥י בִצְעָ֖ם לִבָּ֥ם הֹלֵֽךְ׃
NAS: goes after their gain.
KJV: goeth after their covetousness.
INT: do after their gain their heart goes

Habakkuk 2:9
HEB: ה֗וֹי בֹּצֵ֛עַ בֶּ֥צַע רָ֖ע לְבֵית֑וֹ
NAS: evil gain for his house
KJV: an evil covetousness to his house,
INT: Woe gets gain evil his house

Malachi 3:14
HEB: אֱלֹהִ֑ים וּמַה־ בֶּ֗צַע כִּ֤י שָׁמַ֙רְנוּ֙
NAS: and what profit is it that we have kept
KJV: God: and what profit [is it] that we have kept
INT: God and what profit for have kept

22 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 1215
22 Occurrences


bā·ṣa‘ — 6 Occ.
be·ṣa‘ — 6 Occ.
bə·ḇe·ṣa‘ — 1 Occ.
biṣ·‘êḵ — 2 Occ.
biṣ·‘e·ḵā — 1 Occ.
biṣ·‘ōw — 1 Occ.
hab·bā·ṣa‘ — 1 Occ.
lə·ḇiṣ·‘ōw — 1 Occ.
ḇā·ṣa‘ — 1 Occ.
ḇe·ṣa‘ — 1 Occ.
ḇiṣ·‘ām — 1 Occ.










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