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Lexicon :: Strong's H7936 - śāḵar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [apparently akin (by prosthesis) to כָּרָה (H3739) through the idea of temporary purchase]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2264.1

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: שכר (Strongs and Gesenius) סכר (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

שָׂכַר sâkar, saw-kar'; or (by permutation) סָכַר çâkar; (Ezra 4:5), a primitive root (apparently akin (by prosthesis) to H3739 through the idea of temporary purchase; compare H7937); to hire:—earn wages, hire (out self), reward, × surely.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H7936 in the following manner: hire (15x), rewardeth (2x), wages (2x), surely (1x), hire out (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H7936 in the following manner: hire (15x), rewardeth (2x), wages (2x), surely (1x), hire out (1x).
  1. to hire

    1. (Qal) to hire

    2. (Niphal) to hire oneself out

    3. (Hithpael) to earn wages

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂכַר sâkar, saw-kar'; or (by permutation) סָכַר çâkar; (Ezra 4:5), a primitive root (apparently akin (by prosthesis) to H3739 through the idea of temporary purchase; compare H7937); to hire:—earn wages, hire (out self), reward, × surely.
STRONGS H7936: Abbreviations
† II. [סָכַר] verb hire (= שָׂכַר; ס erroneously for שׂ); — only Qal Participle plural וְסֹכְרִים Ezra 4:5 and hiring against (על) them agents.

שָׂכַר verb hire (Late Hebrew id.; Sabean תשכר hire oneself out (?), recompense (?) DHMHofmus. 11; Ethiopic bdb096809 hired; Arabic bdb096810 reward, thank, modern Palestinian bdb096811 hired, of land ploughed by hire, BergheimPEQ 1894, 196; Palmyrene שכרא perhaps rewarding Lzb375); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׂ׳ Deuteronomy 23:5; 2 Kings 7:6, suffix שְׂכָרוֺ Nehemiah 6:12; 1st person singular suffix שְׂכַרְתִּיךָ Genesis 30:16; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיִּשְׂכֹּר Judges 9:4 +, etc.; Infinitive absolute שָׂכֹר Genesis 30:16; construct לִשְׂכֹּר 1 Chronicles 19:6; Participle active שׂכֵר Proverbs 26:10 (twice in verse), plural שׂכְרִים 2 Chronicles 24:12 (Ezra 4:5 see II. סכר); passive שָׂכוּר Nehemiah 6:13; — hire, retainers Judges 9:4 (ב pret.), soldiers, etc. 2 Samuel 10:6 = 1 Chronicles 19:6, 7; 2 Kings 7:6; 2 Chronicles 25:6 (ב pret.), priest Judges 18:4, artificers Isaiah 46:6; 2 Chronicles 24:12, husband's favour שָׂכֹר שְׂכַרְתִּיךָ Genesis 30:16 (J; ב pret.); Proverbs 26:10 (twice in verse) obscure, see De Now Toy; for evil purpose Deuteronomy 23:5 = Nehemiah 13:2 (על against), Nehemiah 6:12, 13,
Niph. hire oneself out, Perfect בַּלֶּחֶם נִשְׂכָּ֑רוּ 1 Samuel 2:5.
Hithp. earn wages, Participle הַמְּשְׂתַּכֵּר Haggai 1:6 (as substantive), מ׳ Haggai 1:6 (as verb, + אֶל location, construction praegn.).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


30:16; 30:16; 30:16


23:5; 23:5


9:4; 9:4; 18:4

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


2 Kings

7:6; 7:6

1 Chronicles

19:6; 19:6; 19:7

2 Chronicles

24:12; 24:12; 25:6


4:5; 4:5


6:12; 6:12; 6:13; 6:13; 13:2


26:10; 26:10




1:6; 1:6


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7936 matches the Hebrew שָׂכַר (śāḵar),
which occurs 21 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:16 - And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely H7936 I have hired H7936 thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:4 - Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired H7936 against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:4 - And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, wherewith Abimelech hired H7936 vain and light persons, which followed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:4 - And he said unto them, Thus and thus dealeth Micah with me, and hath hired H7936 me, and I am his priest.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:5 - They that were full have hired out H7936 themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:6 - And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired H7936 the Syrians of Bethrehob, and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:6 - For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired H7936 against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:6 - And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire H7936 them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:7 - So they hired H7936 thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:12 - And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired H7936 masons and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:6 - He hired H7936 also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:5 - And hired H7936 counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:12 - And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired H7936 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:13 - Therefore was he hired, H7936 that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:2 - Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired H7936 Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:10 - The great God that formed all things both rewardeth H7936 the fool, and rewardeth H7936 transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:6 - They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire H7936 a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:6 - Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages H7936 earneth wages H7936 to put it into a bag with holes.
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