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Lexicon :: Strong's H5998 - ʿāmal

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עָמַל
Transliteration
ʿāmal
Pronunciation
aw-mal'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1639

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:
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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Psalms

127:1; 127:1

Proverbs

16:26; 16:26

Ecclesiastes

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

Jonah

4:10; 4:10

H5998

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 Ascents, of Solomon.
Unless the LORD builds a house,
They who build it labor H5998 in vain;
Unless the LORD guards a city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:26 - A worker’s appetite works H5998 for him,
For his [fn]hunger urges him on.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:3 - What advantage does a person have in all his work
Which he does H5998 under the sun?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:11 - So I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had [fn]exerted, and behold, all was futility and striving after wind, and there was no benefit under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:19 - And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored H5998 by acting wisely under the sun. This too is futility.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:20 - Therefore I [fn]completely despaired over all the fruit of my labor for which I had labored H5998 under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:21 - When there is a person who has labored H5998 with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then gives his [fn]legacy to one who has not labored H5998 for it; this too is futility and a great evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:16 - This also is a sickening evil: exactly as a person [fn]is born, so will he [fn]die. What then is the advantage for him who labors H5998 for the wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:18 - Here is what I have seen to be good and [fn]fitting: to eat, to drink, and [fn]enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he labors H5998 under the sun during the few [fn]years of his life which God has given him; for this is his [fn]reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:17 - and I saw every work of God, I concluded that one cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun. Even though a person laboriously H5998 seeks, he will not discover; and even if the wise person claims to know, he cannot discover.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - Then the LORD said, “You had compassion on the plant, for which you did not work H5998 and which you did not cause to grow, which [fn]came up overnight and perished [fn]overnight.

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