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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 - When Jacob came in from the field in the evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must have relations with me, for I have indeed H7936 hired H7936 you with my son’s mandrakes.” So he slept with her that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:4 - because they did not meet you with [fn]food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired H7936 against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of [fn]Mesopotamia, to curse you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:4 - And they gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of Baal-berith, with which Abimelech hired H7936 worthless and reckless men, and they followed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:4 - He said to them, “Micah has done this and that for me, and he has hired H7936 me and I have become his priest.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:5 - “Those who were full hire H7936 themselves out H7936 for bread,
But those who were hungry cease to be hungry.
Even the infertile woman gives birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:6 - Now when the sons of Ammon saw that they had become repulsive to David, the sons of Ammon sent messengers and hired H7936 the Arameans of Beth-rehob and the Arameans of Zobah, twenty thousand foot soldiers, and the king of Maacah with a thousand men, and the men of Tob with twelve thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:6 - For the Lord had made the army of the Arameans hear a sound of chariots, a sound of horses, that is, the sound of a great army; and they said to one another, “Behold, the king of Israel has hired H7936 the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians against us, to [fn]attack us!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:6 - When the sons of Ammon saw that they had made themselves repulsive to David, Hanun and the sons of Ammon sent [fn]a thousand talents of silver to hire H7936 for themselves chariots and horsemen from Mesopotamia, Aram-maacah, and Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:7 - So they hired H7936 for themselves thirty-two thousand chariots, and the king of Maacah and his people, who came and camped opposite Medeba. And the sons of Ammon gathered together from their cities and came to the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:12 - The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who did the work of the service of the house of the LORD; and they hired H7936 masons and carpenters to restore the house of the LORD, and also workers in iron and bronze to repair the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:6 - He also hired H7936 a hundred thousand valiant warriors from Israel for [fn]a hundred talents of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:5 - and bribed H7936 advisers against them to frustrate their advice all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:12 - Then I realized [fn]that God certainly had not sent him, but he uttered his prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired H7936 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:13 - He was hired H7936 for this reason, that I would become frightened and act accordingly and sin, so that they might have an evil report in order that they could taunt me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:2 - because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired H7936 Balaam against them to curse them. However, our God turned the curse into a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:10 - [fn]Like an archer who wounds everyone,
So is one who hires H7936 a fool or hires H7936 those who pass by.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:6 - “Those who lavish gold from the bag
And weigh silver on the scale,
Hire H7936 a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god;
They bow down, indeed they worship it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:6 - “You have sown much, only to [fn]harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but there is not enough for [fn]anyone to get warm; and the one who earns H7936, earns H7936 wages to put into a money bag full of holes.”
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