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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.
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 sojourner or a hired H7916 servant H7916 shall not eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - “If its owner is with it, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, H7916 it came for its hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 - ‘You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired H7916 man 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 sojourner with the priest or a hired H7916 man H7916 shall not eat of the holy gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:6 - ‘All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired H7916 man H7916 and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:40 - ‘He shall be with you as a hired H7916 man, H7916 as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until 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. It is like the days of a hired H7916 man H7916 that he shall be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:53 - ‘Like a man H7916 hired H7916 year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:18 - “It shall not seem hard to you when you set him [fn]free, for he has given you six years with [fn]double the service of a hired H7916 man; H7916 so the LORD your God will bless you in whatever you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:14 - “You shall not oppress a hired H7916 servant H7916 who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your [fn]countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your [fn]towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:1 - [fn]Is not man forced to labor on earth,
And are not his days like the days of a hired H7916 man? H7916
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - “As a slave who pants for the shade,
And as a hired H7916 man H7916 who eagerly waits for his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - “Turn Your gaze from him that he may [fn]rest,
Until he [fn]fulfills his day like a hired H7916 man. H7916
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:14 - But now the LORD speaks, saying, “Within three years, as [fn]a hired H7916 man H7916 would count them, the glory of Moab will be degraded along with all his great population, and his remnant will be very small and [fn]impotent.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:16 - For thus the Lord said to me, “In a year, as [fn]a hired H7916 man H7916 would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will terminate;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:21 - “Also her mercenaries in her midst
Are like [fn]fattened calves,
For even they too have turned back and have fled away together;
They did not stand their ground.
For the day of their calamity has come upon them,
The time of their punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:5 - “Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage H7916 earner H7916 in his wages, the widow and the [fn]orphan, and those who turn aside the [fn]alien and do not [fn]fear Me,” says the LORD of hosts.

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