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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 foreigner, and a hired servant shall not eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - But if the owner of it shall be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for his hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 - Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:10 - There shall no stranger eat of the holy thing: a sojourner of the priest, or a hired servant, shall not eat of the holy thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:6 - And the sabbath of the land shall be food for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:40 - But as a hired servant, and as a sojourner he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee to the year of jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:50 - And he shall reckon with him that bought him, from the year that he was sold to him, to the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according to the number of years, according to the time of a hired servant shall it be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:53 - And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigor over him in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:18 - It shall not seem hard to thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been of double the worth of a hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:14 - Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he is of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:1 - Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of a hireling?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as a hireling looketh for the reward of his work;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:6 - Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:14 - But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of a hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:16 - For thus hath the Lord said to me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:21 - Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also have turned back, and have fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity had come upon them, and the time of their visitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:5 - And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
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