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Lexicon :: Strong's H7939 - śāḵār

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2264.1b

Strong’s Definitions

שָׂכָר sâkâr, saw-kawr'; from H7936; payment of contract; concretely, salary, fare, maintenance; by implication, compensation, benefit:—hire, price, reward(-ed), wages, worth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H7939 in the following manner: hire (9x), reward (9x), wages (6x), price (2x), fare (1x), worth (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H7939 in the following manner: hire (9x), reward (9x), wages (6x), price (2x), fare (1x), worth (1x).
  1. hire, wages

    1. wages

    2. reward, pay

    3. fare, fee, passage-money

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂכָר sâkâr, saw-kawr'; from H7936; payment of contract; concretely, salary, fare, maintenance; by implication, compensation, benefit:—hire, price, reward(-ed), wages, worth.
STRONGS H7939: Abbreviations
† I. שָׂכָר noun masculineEzekiel 29:18 hire, wages, only singular, not with article; — absolute שׂ׳ Numbers 18:31 +, construct שְׂכַר Deuteronomy 15:18 +, suffix שְׂכָרִי Genesis 30:18 +, etc.; —
1. wages, of servant, Genesis 30:28; Genesis 30:32; Genesis 30:33 (J), Genesis 31:8 (twice in verse); Exodus 2:9 (all E), Deuteronomy 15:18 (שָׂכִיר שְׂ׳), Deuteronomy 24:15; 1 Kings 5:20 [1 Kings 5:6]; Zechariah 8:10; Malachi 3:5 (שָׂכִיר שְׂ׳); soldiers Ezekiel 29:18, 19; shepherd (symbol) Zechariah 11:12 (twice in verse); beast Exodus 22:14 (E), Zechariah 8:10.
2. = reward, for work done, faithfulness, etc., Genesis 15:1 (JE), Genesis 30:18 (E) in explanation of name יששכר, Numbers 18:31 (P), כִּי לִפְעֻלָּתֵךְ יֵשׁ שׂ׳ Jeremiah 31:16 (compare 2 Chronicles 15:7), Isaiah 40:10 = Isaiah 62:11 (figurative of reward of י׳'s labours), Psalm 127:3; Ecclesiastes 4:9; Ecclesiastes 9:5.
3. passage-money, fare, Jonah 1:3.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:1; 30:18; 30:18; 30:28; 30:32; 30:33; 31:8


2:9; 22:14


18:31; 18:31


15:18; 15:18; 24:15

1 Kings


2 Chronicles





4:9; 9:5


40:10; 62:11




29:18; 29:18; 29:19




8:10; 8:10; 11:12




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7939 matches the Hebrew שָׂכָר (śāḵār),
which occurs 28 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:1 - After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. H7939
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:18 - And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, H7939 because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:28 - And he said, Appoint me thy wages, H7939 and I will give it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire. H7939
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire H7939 before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:8 - If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; H7939 then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; H7939 then bare all the cattle ringstraked.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:9 - And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. H7939 And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire. H7939
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:31 - And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward H7939 for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:18 - It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth H7939 a double 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 24:15 - At his day thou shalt give him his hire, H7939 neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:6 - Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire H7939 for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:7 - Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. H7939
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:3 - Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. H7939
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:9 - Two are better than one; because they have a good reward H7939 for their labour.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:5 - For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; H7939 for the memory of them is forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:10 - Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward H7939 is with him, and his work before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:11 - Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward H7939 is with him, and his work before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:16 - Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, H7939 saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:18 - Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, H7939 nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages H7939 for his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:3 - But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare H7939 thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:10 - For before these days there was no hire H7939 for man, nor any hire H7939 for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:12 - And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; H7939 and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price H7939 thirty pieces of silver.
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, H7939 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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