H1215 בּצע - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From H1214; plunder; by extension gain (usually unjust)

KJV Usage: covetousness, (dishonest) gain, lucre, profit.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. profit, unjust gain, gain (profit) acquired by violence
Origin: from H1214
TWOT: 267a
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

1) profit, unjust gain, gain (profit) acquired by violence

View how H1215 בּצע is used in the Bible

23 occurrences of H1215 בּצע

Genesis 37:26 What profit
Exodus 18:21 covetousness;
Judges 5:19 no gain
1 Samuel 8:3 money,
Job 22:3 or is it gain
Psalms 30:9 What profit
Psalms 119:36 and not to covetousness.
Proverbs 1:19 of gain;
Proverbs 15:27 of gain
Proverbs 28:16 covetousness
Isaiah 33:15 the gain
Isaiah 56:11 for his gain,
Isaiah 57:17 of his covetousness
Jeremiah 6:13 to covetousness;
Jeremiah 8:10 to covetousness,
Jeremiah 22:17 are only for thy covetousness,
Jeremiah 51:13 of thy covetousness.
Ezekiel 22:13 at thy dishonest gain
Ezekiel 22:27 dishonest gain.
Ezekiel 33:31 their covetousness.
Micah 4:13 their gain
Habakkuk 2:9 covetousness
Malachi 3:14 and what profit

Distinct usage

2 What profit
2 covetousness
1 covetousness;
1 no gain
1 money,
1 or is it gain
1 and not to covetousness.
1 of gain
1 the gain
1 for his gain,
1 to covetousness;
1 of thy covetousness.
1 at thy dishonest gain
1 dishonest gain.
1 of gain;
1 are only for thy covetousness,
1 of his covetousness
1 their gain
1 their covetousness.
1 and what profit
1 to covetousness,

Corresponding Greek Words

betsa G93 adikia
betsa G458 anomia
betsa G459 a nomos
betsa G1435 doron
betsa G3393 miasma
betsa G4124 pleonexia
betsa G4128 plethos
betsa G5243 huperephanis
betsa G5539 chresimos
betsa G5622 opheleia

Related words

H1215 בּצע

H1214 בּצע bâtsa‛

A primitive root to break off, that is, (usually) plunder; figuratively to finish, or (intransitively) stop

KJV Usage: (be) covet (-ous), cut (off), finish, fulfill, gain (greedily), get, be given to [covetousness], greedy, perform, be wounded.