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Lexicon :: Strong's H5999 - ʿāmāl

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masculine/feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1639a

Strong’s Definitions

עָמָל ʻâmâl, aw-mawl'; from H5998; toil, i.e. wearing effort; hence, worry, whether of body or mind:—grievance(-vousness), iniquity, labour, mischief, miserable(-sery), pain(-ful), perverseness, sorrow, toil, travail, trouble, wearisome, wickedness.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x

The KJV translates Strong's H5999 in the following manner: labour (25x), mischief (9x), misery (3x), travail (3x), trouble (3x), sorrow (2x), grievance (1x), grievousness (1x), iniquity (1x), miserable (1x), pain (1x), painful (1x), perverseness (1x), toil (1x), wearisome (1x), wickedness (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x
The KJV translates Strong's H5999 in the following manner: labour (25x), mischief (9x), misery (3x), travail (3x), trouble (3x), sorrow (2x), grievance (1x), grievousness (1x), iniquity (1x), miserable (1x), pain (1x), painful (1x), perverseness (1x), toil (1x), wearisome (1x), wickedness (1x).
  1. toil, trouble, labour

    1. trouble

    2. trouble, mischief

    3. toil, labour

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָמָל ʻâmâl, aw-mawl'; from H5998; toil, i.e. wearing effort; hence, worry, whether of body or mind:—grievance(-vousness), iniquity, labour, mischief, miserable(-sery), pain(-ful), perverseness, sorrow, toil, travail, trouble, wearisome, wickedness.
STRONGS H5999: Abbreviations
† I. עָמָל noun masculineJob 4:8 feminineEcclesiastes 10:15 (against AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 113, see KöSynt. § 249 m) trouble, labour, toil (on this form as abstract see LagBN 143 BaNB 105); — ע׳ Numbers 23:21 +; construct עֲמַל Judges 10:16 +; suffix עֲמָלִי Genesis 41:51 +, etc.; —
1. trouble (|| sorrow): one's own suffering, עָמָל וְיָגוֺן Jeremiah 20:18; וָכַעַס ע׳ Psalm 10:14; עֳנִי וע׳ Deuteronomy 26:7; Psalm 25:18; וָאָ֑וֶן ע׳ Psalm 90:10; || אָוֶן Numbers 23:21; Job 5:6; || שָֽׁוְא Job 7:3; נפשׁו ע׳ Isaiah 53:11; בְּעֵינָ֑י ע׳ Psalm 73:16; מֵעֵינָ֑י וַיַּסְתֵּר ע׳ Job 3:10; מְנַחֲמֵי ע׳ Job 16:2; אדם לע׳ יוּלָּד Job 5:7; אנושׁ אינימוֺ בע׳ Psalm 73:5; שׁכח ע׳ Job 11:16; נַשַּׁנִי ע׳ Genesis 41:51 (E); לא זכר ע׳ Proverbs 31:7; תקצר נפשׁו בע׳ Judges 10:16.
2. trouble, mischief, as done to others: || שֹׁד Proverbs 24:2; יֹצֵר ע׳ Psalm 94:20; || רָע Habakkuk 1:13; בְראֹשׁוֺ יָשׁוּב ע׳ Psalm 7:17; וָאָ֑וֶן ע׳ Psalm 10:7; און וע׳ Psalm 55:11; || אָוֶן Isaiah 10:1; Isaiah 59:4; Habakkuk 1:3; Psalm 7:15; Job 4:8; Job 15:35; עֲמַל שְׂפָתֵימוֺ Psalm 140:10 mischief of their lips.
3. toil, labour (late in Hebrew): Ecclesiastes 2:10 (twice in verse); Ecclesiastes 2:21, 24; Ecclesiastes 3:13; Ecclesiastes 4:4, 6, 8, 9; Ecclesiastes 5:14; Ecclesiastes 5:18; Ecclesiastes 6:7; Ecclesiastes 8:15; Ecclesiastes 10:15; with עָמַל (which see) Ecclesiastes 1:3; Ecclesiastes 2:11, 19, 20; Ecclesiastes 5:17; שֶׁאֲנִי שְׁהוּא) עָמֵל ע׳ Ecclesiastes 2:18, 22; אֲשֶׁר עָמֵל ע׳ Ecclesiastes 9:9; = fruit of labour, לְאֻמִּים יִירָ֑שׁוּ ע׳ Psalm 105:44; לִבָּם וַיַּכְנַע בע׳ Psalm 107:12 he humbled their mind by toil.

II. עָמֵל verbal adjective toiling, only Ecclesiastes, as predicate; — Ecclesiastes 2:18, Ecclesiastes 2:22; [H6001 Ecclesiastes 3:9;] Ecclesiastes 4:8; Ecclesiastes 9:9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


41:51; 41:51


23:21; 23:21




10:16; 10:16


3:10; 4:8; 4:8; 5:6; 5:7; 7:3; 11:16; 15:35; 16:2


7:15; 7:17; 10:7; 10:14; 25:18; 55:11; 73:5; 73:16; 90:10; 94:20; 105:44; 107:12; 140:10


24:2; 31:7


1:3; 2:10; 2:11; 2:18; 2:18; 2:19; 2:20; 2:21; 2:22; 2:22; 2:24; 3:13; 4:4; 4:6; 4:8; 4:8; 4:9; 5:14; 5:17; 5:18; 6:7; 8:15; 9:9; 9:9; 10:15; 10:15


10:1; 53:11; 59:4




1:3; 1:13


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5999 matches the Hebrew עָמָל (ʿāmāl),
which occurs 55 times in 54 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 41:51–Isa 53:11)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:51 - And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget all my toil, H5999 and all my father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:21 - He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness H5999 in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:7 - And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, H5999 and our oppression:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:16 - And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery H5999 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:10 - Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow H5999 from mine eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:8 - Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, H5999 reap the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:6 - Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble H5999 spring out of the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:7 - Yet man is born unto trouble, H5999 as the sparks fly upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome H5999 nights are appointed to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:16 - Because thou shalt forget thy misery, H5999 and remember it as waters that pass away:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:35 - They conceive mischief, H5999 and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:2 - I have heard many such things: miserable H5999 comforters are ye all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:14 - Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, H5999 and brought forth falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:16 - His mischief H5999 shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief H5999 and vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:14 - Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief H5999 and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:18 - Look upon mine affliction and my pain; H5999 and forgive all my sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:10 - Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow H5999 are in the midst of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:5 - They are not in trouble H5999 as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:16 - When I thought to know this, it was too painful H5999 for me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:10 - The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour H5999 and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:20 - Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief H5999 by a law?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:44 - And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour H5999 of the people;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:12 - Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; H5999 they fell down, and there was none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:9 - As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief H5999 of their own lips cover them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. H5999
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:7 - Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery H5999 no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:3 - What profit hath a man of all his labour H5999 which he taketh under the sun?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:10 - And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: H5999 and this was my portion of all my labour. H5999
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:11 - Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour H5999 that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:18 - Yea, I hated all my labour H5999 which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
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 H5999 wherein I have laboured, 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 H5999 which I took under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:21 - For there is a man whose labour H5999 is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:22 - For what hath man of all his labour, H5999 and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:24 - There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. H5999 This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:13 - And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, H5999 it is the gift of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:4 - Again, I considered all travail, H5999 and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:6 - Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail H5999 and vexation of spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:8 - There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; H5999 neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:9 - Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. H5999
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:15 - As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, H5999 which he may carry away in his hand.
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 H5999 that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:19 - Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; H5999 this is the gift of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:7 - All the labour H5999 of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:15 - Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour H5999 the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:9 - Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour H5999 which thou takest under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:15 - The labour H5999 of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:1 - Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness H5999 which they have prescribed;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:11 - He shall see of the travail H5999 of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

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