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Lexicon :: Strong's H7916 - śāḵîr

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TWOT Reference: 2264.1c

Strong’s Definitions

שָׂכִיר sâkîyr, saw-keer'; from H7936; a man at wages by the day or year:—hired (man, servant), hireling.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H7916 in the following manner: hired servant (8x), hireling (6x), hired (2x), hired man (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H7916 in the following manner: hired servant (8x), hireling (6x), hired (2x), hired man (1x).
  1. hired

    1. hired (of animal)

    2. hireling, hired labourer (subst)

      1. mercenary

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂכִיר sâkîyr, saw-keer'; from H7936; a man at wages by the day or year:—hired (man, servant), hireling.
STRONGS H7916: Abbreviations
שָׂכִיר adjective hired; — absolute שׂ׳ Exodus 14:45 [Exodus 12:45] +, feminine שְׂכִירָה [H7917 Isaiah 7:20]; construct שְׂכֹיר Leviticus 25:53; suffix שְׂכִירְךָ Leviticus 25:6; plural suffix שְׂכִרֶיהָ Jeremiah 46:21; —
1. hired, of beast Exodus 22:14 [Exodus 22:15] (E), razor [H7917 Isaiah 7:20] (figurative)..
2. usually as substantive hireling, hired labourer H7916Deuteronomy 15:18; Deuteronomy 24:14; Leviticus 19:13; Leviticus 22:10; Leviticus 25:6, Leviticus 25:40, Leviticus 25:53 (all H), Exodus 12:45; Leviticus 25:50 (both P), Malachi 3:5; Job 7:1, Job 7:2; Job 14:6; כִּשְׁנֵי שׂ׳ Isaiah 16:14 years like a hireling's years (reckoned strictly), so Isaiah 21:16; mercenaries Jeremiah 46:21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:45; 12:45; 22:15


19:13; 22:10; 25:6; 25:6; 25:40; 25:50; 25:53; 25:53


15:18; 24:14


7:1; 7:2; 14:6


16:14; 21:16


46:21; 46:21




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7916 matches the Hebrew שָׂכִיר (śāḵîr),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:45 - “A stranger or a hired H7916 worker H7916 shall not eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - “If its owner is with it, the borrower shall not be compelled to make restitution. If it is hired H7916, it [fn]came by its hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 - ‘You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired H7916 worker H7916 are not to remain with you all night until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:10 - ‘No [fn]layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a foreign resident with the priest or a hired H7916 worker H7916 shall not eat the holy gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:6 - All of you shall have the Sabbath produce of the land as food; for yourself, your male and female slaves, and your hired H7916 worker H7916 and your foreign resident, those who live as strangers among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:40 - ‘He shall be with you as a hired H7916 worker H7916, as if he were a foreign resident; he shall serve with you up to the year of jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:50 - ‘He then, with his purchaser, shall calculate from the year when he sold himself to him up to the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall correspond to the number of years calculated. It is like the days of a hired H7916 worker H7916 that he will be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:53 - ‘He shall be with him like a worker H7916 hired H7916 year by year; he shall not rule over him with [fn]severity in your sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:18 - “It shall not seem difficult for you when you set him [fn]free, because he has given you six years with double the [fn]service of a hired H7916 worker H7916; so the LORD your God will bless you in whatever you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:14 - “You shall not exploit a hired H7916 worker H7916 who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your strangers who are in your land in your [fn]towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:1 - [fn]Is a person not forced to labor on earth,
And are his days not like the days of a hired H7916 worker H7916?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - “As a slave pants for the shade,
And as a hired H7916 worker H7916 who eagerly waits for his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - “Look away from him so that he may [fn]rest,
Until he [fn]fulfills his day like a hired H7916 worker H7916.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:14 - But now the LORD has spoken, saying, “Within three years, as [fn]a hired H7916 worker H7916 would count them, the glory of Moab will become contemptible along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and [fn]impotent.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:16 - For this is what the Lord said to me: “In a year, as [fn]a hired H7916 worker H7916 would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will come to an end;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:21 - “Also her mercenaries in her midst
Are like fattened calves,
For they too have turned away and have fled together;
They did not stand their ground.
For the day of their disaster has come upon them,
The time of their punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:5 - “Then I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, those who [fn]oppress the wage H7916 earner H7916 in his wages or the widow or the [fn]orphan, and those who turn away the stranger from justice and do not [fn]fear Me,” says the LORD of armies.
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