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Lexicon :: Strong's H5647 - ʿāḇaḏ

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TWOT Reference: 1553

Strong’s Definitions

עָבַד ʻâbad, aw-bad'; a primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.:—× be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, husbandman, keep, labour(-ing man, bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve(-ing, self), (be, become) servant(-s), do (use) service, till(-er), transgress (from margin), (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper,

KJV Translation Count — Total: 290x

The KJV translates Strong's H5647 in the following manner: serve (227x), do (15x), till (9x), servant (5x), work (5x), worshippers (5x), service (4x), dress (2x), labour (2x), ear (2x), miscellaneous (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 290x
The KJV translates Strong's H5647 in the following manner: serve (227x), do (15x), till (9x), servant (5x), work (5x), worshippers (5x), service (4x), dress (2x), labour (2x), ear (2x), miscellaneous (14x).
  1. to work, serve

    1. (Qal)

      1. to labour, work, do work

      2. to work for another, serve another by labour

      3. to serve as subjects

      4. to serve (God)

      5. to serve (with Levitical service)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be worked, be tilled (of land)

      2. to make oneself a servant

    3. (Pual) to be worked

    4. (Hiphil)

      1. to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve

      2. to cause to serve as subjects

    5. (Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָבַד ʻâbad, aw-bad'; a primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.:—× be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, husbandman, keep, labour(-ing man, bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve(-ing, self), (be, become) servant(-s), do (use) service, till(-er), transgress (from margin), (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper,
STRONGS H5647: Abbreviations
עָבַד 290 verb work, serve (Old Aramaic עבד do make, especially Nabataean, Palmyrene (often), Lzb331 f. Cook86, so Targum עֲבַד, Syriac bdb071201 (very often); but also Old Aramaic Phoenician עבד slave, vassal (and in many proper names), Targum עַבְדָּא, Syriac bdb071202 id.; Assyrian abdu, id. (rare); Late Hebrew עָבַד serve, performs acts of worship (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb), and derivatives; Arabic bdb071203 worship, obey (God); compare WeSkizzen iii. 165; Heid. 141, II. enslave; bdb071204 slave, worshiper; Sabean עבד id. DHMSüdar. Alt. p. 18; GerberVerb. Denom. 14 ff. thinks be slave, serve (Qal) and enslave (Hiph.) are denominative, compare also NöZMG xl (1886), 741); —
Qal272 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ע׳ Ezekiel 29:18 +; suffix עֲבָדוֺ Malachi 3:18 +; 3rd person masculine plural עָֽבְדוּ Deuteronomy 7:4; עָבָ֑דוּ Numbers 4:26, + 64 times Perfect; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַעֲבֹד Genesis 25:23 +; suffix יַעַבְדֵ֫נִי Exodus 4:23; יַעַבְדֶ֫נּוּ Psalm 22:31; 2 Kings 10:18; 3rd person masculine plural יַעַבְדוּ Deuteronomy 12:30 +; יַעֲבֹ֑דוּ Genesis 15:14 (Dr§ 103) Job 36:11; 2nd person masculine plural תַּעַבְדוּן Exodus 3:12, תַּעֲבֹד֑וּן Joshua 24:15, + 99 times Imperfect; (תָּעָבְדֵם, נָֽעָבְדֵם see Hoph.); Imperative עֲבֹד 1 Samuel 26:19; suffix עָבְדֵהוּ 1 Chronicles 28:9; עִבְדוּ Exodus 5:18 + 15 times; עֲבֹ֑דוּ Ezekiel 20:39; suffix עִבְדֻהוּ 1 Samuel 7:3; Infinitive construct עֲבֹד Malachi 3:14 +; עֲבָדֿ Jeremiah 34:9, 10; suffix עָבְדוֺ Jeremiah 27:6 +, etc.; Participle עֹבֵד Genesis 4:2 +; plural עֹבְדִים Numbers 18:21 +; construct עֹבְדֵי Psalm 97:7 +; suffix עֹבְדָיו 2 Kings 10:19; עֹבְדֵיהֶם Zechariah 2:13; —
†1. labour, work, do work: absolute Exodus 20:9 = Exodus 34:21 = Deuteronomy 5:13 (4th word); Exodus 5:18 (E) Ecclesiastes 5:11; with accusative of thing, till the ground Genesis 2:5; Genesis 3:23; Genesis 4:2, 12 (J), 2 Samuel 9:10; Isaiah 30:24; Jeremiah 27:11; Zechariah 13:5; Proverbs 12:11; Proverbs 28:19 object omitted Deuteronomy 15:19; Ezekiel 48:19; vineyard Deuteronomy 28:39; garden Genesis 2:16 (J); עֹבְרֵי פִשְׁתִּים Isaiah 19:9 workers in flax; עֹבְדֵ(יׅ הָעִיר Ezekiel 48:18, 19 labourers of the city; עֲבֹדָתוֺ ע׳ Isaiah 28:21 work his work (only here of God, || עשׂה מַעֲשֵׂהוּ); עבדה על ע׳ Ezekiel 29:18 serve a military service against.
†2. work for another, serve him by labour: absolute Exodus 21:2 (E); with accusative pers Genesis 29:15; Genesis 31:6; Exodus 21:6 (E) Deuteronomy 15:12, 18; Malachi 3:17; Jeremiah 34:14, king his people 1 Kings 12:7; subject animals Jeremiah 27:6; Job 39:9; with accusative of person and thing Genesis 30:26 (twice in verse); Genesis 30:29 (J); with לְ person 2 Samuel 16:19; עִם Genesis 29:25, 30 (E) Leviticus 25:40 (P); עִמָּדִי Genesis 29:27 (E); לִפְנֵי 2 Samuel 16:19 (twice in verse); with בְּ of price Genesis 29:18, 20, 25; Genesis 31:41 (E) Hosea 12:13; Ezekiel 29:20; with בְּ personwork by means of another, use him as slave, Exodus 1:14; Leviticus 25:39, 46 (P) Jeremiah 22:13; Jeremiah 25:14; Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 30:8; Jeremiah 34:9, 10.
3. serve as subjects: usually with accusative, their own chiefs or kings Judges 9:28 (twice in verse); Judges 9:38; 1 Samuel 11:1; 1 Kings 5:1 +; other kings, by tribute Psalm 18:44 = 2 Samuel 22:44; Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 28:14; 2 Kings 25:24 +, other nations 2 Samuel 10:19; Jeremiah 40:9; Zechariah 2:13 +, kings other kings 2 Kings 18:7 +, with לְ, 1 Samuel 4:9 (twice in verse); מַס עֹבֵד Genesis 49:15 (J) Joshua 16:10; 1 Kings 9:21 (see מַס); † with בְּ person, work with, i.e. use as subjects, impose tribute upon, Jeremiah 25:14; Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 30:8; Ezekiel 34:27.
4. serve God:
a. with accusative י׳, Exodus 3:12; Exodus 4:23; Exodus 7:16; Exodus 7:26 (JE), Psalm 22:31; Job 21:15; Malachi 3:14 +; with accusative of person and thing Exodus 10:26 (E); accusative of person omitted, Jeremiah 2:20 (read אֶעֱבוֺד Kt), עבד זבח ומנחה Isaiah 19:21 serve with peace-offering and grain-offering; עבד עֲבֹדָה Exodus 13:5 (of מַצֹּת).
b. other gods, with accusative א׳Deuteronomy 7:16; Deuteronomy 12:2, 30†; אלהים אחרים Deuteronomy 7:4; Deuteronomy 8:19; Deuteronomy 11:16; Deuteronomy 13:7; Deuteronomy 13:14; Deuteronomy 17:3; Deuteronomy 28:14, 36, 64; Deuteronomy 29:25; Deuteronomy 30:17; Deuteronomy 31:20; Joshua 23:16; Joshua 24:2, 16; Judges 2:10; Judges 10:13; 1 Samuel 8:8; 1 Samuel 26:19; 1 Kings 9:6, 9; 2 Kings 17:35; 2 Chronicles 7:19, 22; Jeremiah 11:10; Jeremiah 13:10; Jeremiah 16:11, 13; Jeremiah 22:9; Jeremiah 25:6; Jeremiah 35:15 (all D and Jeremiah); אֱלֹהֵי הַגּוֺיִם Deuteronomy 29:17; זָרִים Jeremiah 5:19; † כל צבא השׁמים Deuteronomy 4:19; 2 Kings 21:3; 2 Chronicles 33:3; Jeremiah 8:2; הבעל(יםׅ Judges 2:11; Judges 3:7; Judges 10:6; Judges 10:10; 1 Samuel 12:10; 1 Kings 16:31; 1 Kings 22:54; 2 Kings 10:18 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 10:19 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 10:21, 22, 23 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 17:16; † אלהי נֵכָר Joshua 24:20; Jeremiah 5:19; † (הַ)גִּלּוּלִים 2 Kings 17:12; 2 Kings 21:21 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 20:39; † האשׁרים 2 Chronicles 24:18; עצבים Psalm 106:36; † פםיל(ים) 2 Chronicles 33:22; 2 Kings 17:41; פסל 2Ki 97:7; with לְ, † לבעל Judges 2:13; † לאלהים אחרים Jeremiah 44:3.
5. serve י׳ with Levitical service (all P; compare RSSem i. 69): with accusative עבד עֲבֹדָה (see עֲבֹדָה) Numbers 3:7, 8; Numbers 4:23, 30, 47; Numbers 7:5; Numbers 8:11, 19, 22, 26; Numbers 16:9; Numbers 18:6, 21, 23; Joshua 22:27; accusative omitted Numbers 4:24, 26, 37, 41; Numbers 8:15 (but SAM Greek Version of the LXX עבדה), Numbers 8:25; Numbers 18:7.
†Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נֶעְבָּ֑ד Ecclesiastes 5:8; 2nd person masculine plural נֶעֱבַדְתֶּם Ezekiel 36:9; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יֵעָבֵד Deuteronomy 21:4; 3rd person feminine singular תֵּעָבֵד Ezekiel 36:34; —
1. be tilled, of land Deuteronomy 21:4; Ezekiel 36:9, 34.
2. Ecclesiastes 5:8 מֶלֶךְ לְשָׂדֶה נֶעְבָּ֑ד dubious: a king for (devoted to) the cultivated field (Hi); a king that maketh himself servant to the field (devoted to agriculture), Desee Commentaries, especially De.
Pual Perfect 3rd person masculine singular עֻבַּד Deuteronomy 21:3; Isaiah 14:3; passive of Qal, with בְּ impersonal Deuteronomy 21:3 of a calf with which it has not been worked; hard service with which it was worked with captives Isaiah 14:3.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֶעֱבִיד Ezekiel 29:18; 2nd person masculine singular suffix הֶעֱבַדְתַּ֫נִי Isaiah 43:24, הֶעֱבַדְתִּיךָ Isaiah 43:23, וְהַעֲבַדְתִּיךָ Jeremiah 17:4; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיַּעֲבֵד 2 Chronicles 34:33; 3rd person masculine plural יַעֲבִדוּ Exodus 1:13; Infinitive construct הַעֲבִיד 2 Chronicles 2:17; Participle plural מַעֲבִדִים Exodus 6:15; —
1. compel to labour as slaves Exodus 1:13; Exodus 6:5 (P) 2 Chron 2:17, + Genesis 47:21 (reading הֶעֱבִיד לַעֲבָדִים), 2 Samuel 12:31 (reading וְהֶעֱבִיד + בְּ at; on both these see עבר Hiph. near the end); cause to serve, of army's service against, with accusative + (על)אל Ezekiel 29:18; cause to labour, weary, with בְּ of means Isaiah 43:23, 24 (perhaps play on meanings 2, 3).
2. make to serve as subjects, with 2 accusative Jeremiah 17:4, + Jeremiah 15:14 (read וְהַעֲבַרְתִּיךָ see עבר Hiph. near the end).
3. cause to serve God 2 Chronicles 34:33.
Hoph. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix תָּֽעָבְדֵם Exodus 20:5 = Deuteronomy 5:9; Exodus 23:24; 1st person plural suffix נָֽצָבְדֵם Deuteronomy 13:3 (Köi. 259 Sta§ 549 g Thes; < NesMarg. 12 f. Qal anomalously pointed (compare WAG. ed. 2, i, 62 n. FlKl. Schr. i. 98); Ges§ 60 R. 1 Dr Qal falsely pointed as Hoph.); — be led or enticed to serve other gods Exodus 20:5 = Deuteronomy 5:9; Exodus 23:24; Deuteronomy 13:8.

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2:5; 2:16; 3:23; 4:2; 4:2; 4:12; 15:14; 25:23; 29:15; 29:18; 29:20; 29:25; 29:25; 29:27; 29:30; 30:26; 30:29; 31:6; 31:41; 47:21; 49:15


1:13; 1:13; 1:14; 3:12; 3:12; 4:23; 4:23; 5:18; 5:18; 6:5; 6:15; 7:16; 10:26; 13:5; 20:5; 20:5; 20:9; 21:2; 21:6; 23:24; 23:24; 34:21


25:39; 25:40; 25:46


3:7; 3:8; 4:23; 4:24; 4:26; 4:26; 4:30; 4:37; 4:41; 4:47; 7:5; 8:11; 8:15; 8:19; 8:22; 8:25; 8:26; 16:9; 18:6; 18:7; 18:21; 18:21; 18:23


4:19; 5:9; 5:9; 5:13; 7:4; 7:4; 7:16; 8:19; 11:16; 12:2; 12:30; 12:30; 13:3; 13:7; 13:8; 13:14; 15:12; 15:18; 15:19; 17:3; 21:3; 21:3; 21:4; 21:4; 28:14; 28:36; 28:39; 28:64; 29:17; 29:25; 30:17; 31:20


16:10; 22:27; 23:16; 24:2; 24:15; 24:16; 24:20


2:10; 2:11; 2:13; 3:7; 9:28; 9:38; 10:6; 10:10; 10:13

1 Samuel

4:9; 7:3; 8:8; 11:1; 12:10; 26:19; 26:19

2 Samuel

9:10; 10:19; 12:31; 16:19; 16:19; 22:44

1 Kings

5:1; 9:6; 9:9; 9:21; 12:7; 16:31

2 Kings

10:18; 10:18; 10:19; 10:19; 10:21; 10:22; 10:23; 17:12; 17:16; 17:35; 17:41; 18:7; 21:3; 21:21; 25:24

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

2:17; 2:17; 7:19; 7:22; 24:18; 33:3; 33:22; 34:33; 34:33


21:15; 36:11; 39:9


18:44; 22:31; 22:31; 97:7; 106:36


12:11; 28:19


5:8; 5:8; 5:11


14:3; 14:3; 19:9; 19:21; 28:21; 30:24; 43:23; 43:23; 43:24; 43:24


2:20; 5:19; 5:19; 8:2; 11:10; 13:10; 15:14; 16:11; 16:13; 17:4; 17:4; 22:9; 22:13; 25:6; 25:14; 25:14; 27:6; 27:6; 27:7; 27:7; 27:7; 27:11; 28:14; 30:8; 30:8; 34:9; 34:9; 34:10; 34:10; 34:14; 35:15; 40:9; 44:3


20:39; 20:39; 29:18; 29:18; 29:18; 29:18; 29:20; 34:27; 36:9; 36:9; 36:34; 36:34; 48:18; 48:19; 48:19




2:13; 2:13; 13:5


3:14; 3:14; 3:17; 3:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5647 matches the Hebrew עָבַד (ʿāḇaḏ),
which occurs 289 times in 262 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 2:5–Exo 23:33)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no shrub of the field was yet on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [fn]cultivate H5647 the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 -

Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate H5647 it and tend it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:23 - therefore the LORD God sent him out of the Garden of Eden, to cultivate H5647 the ground from which he was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - And again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a cultivator H5647 of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:12 - “When you cultivate H5647 the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a wanderer and a drifter on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:4 - For twelve years they had served H5647 Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:13 - Then God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your [fn]descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, [fn]where they will be enslaved H5647 and oppressed for four hundred years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - “But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve H5647, and afterward they will come out with [fn]many possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb;

And two peoples will be separated from your body;

And one people will be stronger than the other;

And the older will serve H5647 the younger.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 -

May peoples serve H5647 you,

And nations bow down to you;

Be master of your brothers,

And may your mother’s sons bow down to you.

Cursed be those who curse you,

And blessed be those who bless you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 -

“And by your sword you shall live,

And you shall serve H5647 your brother;

But it shall come about when you become restless,

That you will [fn]break his yoke from your neck.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 -

Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve H5647 me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:18 - Now Jacob loved Rachel, so he said, “I will serve H5647 you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:20 - So Jacob served H5647 seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him like only a few days because of his love for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, “What is this that you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served H5647 with you? Why then have you deceived me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:27 - “Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve H5647 with me, for another seven years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:30 - So Jacob had relations with Rachel also, and indeed he loved Rachel more than Leah, and he served H5647 with [fn]Laban for another seven years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:26 - “Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served H5647 you, and let me go; for you yourself know my service which I have [fn]rendered H5647 you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:29 - But Jacob said to him, “You yourself know how I have served H5647 you and how your livestock have [fn]fared with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:6 - “You know that I have served H5647 your father with all my strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:41 - “For these twenty years I have been in your house; I served H5647 you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:15 -

“When he saw that a resting place was good

And that the land was pleasant,

He bowed his shoulder to carry burdens,

And became a slave H5647 at forced labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:13 - The Egyptians [fn]used violence to compel the sons of Israel to labor H5647;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:14 - and they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks and at all kinds of labor in the field, all their labors which they violently had them perform H5647 as H5647 slaves H5647.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:12 - And He said, “Assuredly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall [fn]worship H5647 God at this mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:23 - “So I said to you, ‘Let My son go so that he may serve H5647 Me’; but you have refused to let him go. Behold, I am going to kill your son, your firstborn.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:18 - “So go now and work H5647; for you will be given no straw, but you must deliver the quota of bricks.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:5 - “Furthermore I have heard the groaning of the sons of Israel, because the Egyptians are holding H5647 them in bondage H5647, and I have remembered My covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:16 - “And you shall say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, so that they may serve H5647 Me in the wilderness. But behold, you have not listened up to now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:1 -

[fn]Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: “Let My people go, so that they may serve H5647 Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:20 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh, [fn]as he comes out to the water; and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: “Let My people go, so that they may serve H5647 Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:1 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and speak to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews says: “Let My people go, so that they may serve H5647 Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:13 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews says: “Let My people go, so that they may serve H5647 Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:3 -

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, so that they may serve H5647 Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:7 - Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the [fn]people go, so that they may serve H5647 the LORD their God. Do you not yet [fn]realize that Egypt is destroyed?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:8 - So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, serve H5647 the LORD your God! [fn]Who specifically are the ones who are going?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:11 - “Not so! Go now, but only the men among you, and serve H5647 the LORD, since [fn]that is what you desire.” So they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:24 - Then Pharaoh called for Moses, and said, “Go, serve H5647 the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be left behind. Even your little ones may go with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:26 - “Therefore, our livestock too shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve H5647 the LORD our God. And until we arrive there, we ourselves do not know with what we shall serve H5647 the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:31 - Then he called for Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the sons of Israel; and go, [fn]worship H5647 the LORD, as you have said.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:5 - “And it shall be when the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall [fn]perform H5647 this rite in this month.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:5 -

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, [fn]Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, “What is this that we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving H5647 us?”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:12 - “Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘[fn]Leave us alone so that we may serve H5647 the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve H5647 the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:5 - “You shall not worship them nor serve H5647 them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, inflicting the [fn]punishment of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:9 - “For six days you shall labor H5647 and do all your work,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:2 -

“If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve H5647 for six years; but on the seventh he shall leave as a free man without a payment to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master shall bring him to [fn]God, then he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an [fn]awl; and he shall serve H5647 him permanently.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - “You shall not worship their gods, nor serve H5647 them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their memorial stones in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:25 - “And you shall serve H5647 the LORD your God, [fn]and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:33 - “They shall not live in your land, otherwise they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve H5647 their gods, it is certain to be a snare to you.”

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Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan