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Lexicon :: Strong's H5998 - ʿāmal

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Strong’s Definitions

עָמַל ʻâmal, aw-mal'; a primitive root; to toil, i.e. work severely and with irksomeness:—(take) labour (in).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H5998 in the following manner: labour (8x), take (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H5998 in the following manner: labour (8x), take (3x).
  1. to labour, toil

    1. (Qal) to labour

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָמַל ʻâmal, aw-mal'; a primitive root; to toil, i.e. work severely and with irksomeness:—(take) labour (in).
STRONGS H5998: Abbreviations
עָמַל verb labour, toil (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb076501 labour, make; Sabean עמל work (? noun or verb) CISiv. No. 250; Aramaic עֲמַל, bdb076502; Zinjirli עמל; Assyrian nîmelu, gain, possessions); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ע׳ Ecclesiastes 2:21; 3rd person feminine singular עָֽמְלָה Proverbs 16:26; 2nd person masculine singular עָמַלְתָּ Jonah 4:10; 1st person singular עָמַלְתִּי Ecclesiastes 2:11 + 2 times; 3rd person plural עָֽמְלוּ Psalm 127:1; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַעֲמֹל Ecclesiastes 1:3 + 3 times; — labour (very late): in building Psalm 127:1; tillage, with בְּ Jonah 4:10; generally, with בְּ Ecclesiastes 2:21, with לְ Proverbs 16:26; Ecclesiastes 5:15, with לְ + infinitive Ecclesiastes 8:17; עֲמָלוֺ שֶׁיַּעֲמֹל Ecclesiastes 1:3; Ecclesiastes 5:17, compare Ecclesiastes 2:11, 19, 20.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


127:1; 127:1


16:26; 16:26


1:3; 1:3; 2:11; 2:11; 2:19; 2:20; 2:21; 2:21; 5:15; 5:17; 8:17


4:10; 4:10


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Strong's Number H5998 matches the Hebrew עָמַל (ʿāmal),
which occurs 11 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:1 - [[A Song of degrees for Solomon.]] Except the LORD build the house, they labour H5998 in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:26 - He that laboureth laboureth H5998 for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:3 - What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh H5998 under the sun?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:11 - Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured H5998 to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:19 - And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, H5998 and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:20 - Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took H5998 under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:21 - For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured H5998 therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:16 - And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured H5998 for the wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:18 - Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh H5998 under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:17 - Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour H5998 to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, H5998 neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:
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