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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #01215 - בֶּצַע
1) profit, unjust gain, gain (profit) acquired by violence
V) oyb (בתסאה BTsAh) - I. Cut:To cut something off to destroy it. II. Profit:To take something by force or greed. KJV (16): (vf: Paal, Piel) cut off, gained, given, greedy, covet, finish, wound - Strongs: H1214 (בָּצַע)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בֶּצַע in pause בָּצַע, with suff. בִּצְעֵךְ m.
(1) rapine, prey (see the root No. 2), prop. of enemies, Judges 5:19; Jeremiah 51:13; Micah 4:13, also applied to the rapine of kings and nobles who despoil a people, Jeremiah 22:17; Ezekiel 22:13, and hence
(2) to any unjust gain whatever, whether acquired from bribes (1 Samuel 8:3; Isaiah 33:15), or by other frauds (Isaiah 57:17); Exodus 18:21; Proverbs 28:16 and even
(3) any gain, Isaiah 56:11; Ezekiel 33:31 מַה־בֶּצַע “what profit is it?” Genesis 37:26; Job 22:3; Psalms 30:10.
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