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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 to Abram in a vision, saying,
“Do not fear, Abram,
I am a shield to you;
[fn]Your reward H7939 shall be very great.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:18 - Then Leah said, “God has given me my [fn]reward H7939, because I gave my slave to my husband.” So she named him Issachar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:28 - He [fn]continued, “Name me your wages H7939, and I will give them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled or spotted sheep and every black sheep among the lambs, and the spotted or speckled among the goats; and those shall be my wages H7939.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:33 - “So my [fn]honesty will answer for me later, when you come concerning my [fn]wages H7939. Every one that is not speckled or spotted among the goats, or black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:8 - “If he said this: ‘The speckled shall be your wages H7939,’ then all the flock delivered speckled; and if he said this: ‘The striped shall be your wages H7939,’ then all the flock delivered striped.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:9 - Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages H7939.” So the woman took the child and nursed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:15 - “If its owner is with it, the borrower shall not be compelled to make restitution. If it is hired, it [fn]came by its hire H7939.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:31 - ‘You may eat it anywhere, you and your households, for it is your compensation H7939 in return for your service in the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:18 - “It shall not seem difficult for you when you set him [fn]free, because he has given you six years with double the [fn]service H7939 of a hired worker; so the LORD your God will bless you in whatever you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:15 - “You shall give him his wages H7939 on his day [fn]before the sun sets—for he is poor and sets his [fn]heart on it—so that he does not cry out against you to the LORD, and it becomes a sin in you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:6 - “Now then, issue orders that they cut cedars from Lebanon for me, and my servants will be with your servants; and I will give you wages H7939 for your servants in accordance with all that you say, for you yourself know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:7 - “But you, be strong and do not [fn]lose courage, for there is a reward H7939 for your work.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:3 - Behold, children are a [fn]gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward H7939.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:9 - Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:5 - For the living know that they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor do they have a reward H7939 any longer, for their memory is forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:10 - Behold, the Lord [fn]GOD will come with might,
With His arm ruling for Him.
Behold, His compensation H7939 is with Him,
And His reward before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:11 - Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth:
Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation is coming;
Behold His reward H7939 is with Him, and His compensation before Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:16 - This is what the LORD says:
“Restrain your voice from weeping
And your eyes from tears;
For your work will be rewarded H7939,” declares the LORD,
“And they will return from the land of the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:18 - “Son of man, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made his army labor [fn]hard against Tyre; every head [fn]had a bald spot and every shoulder was rubbed raw. But he and his army acquired no wages H7939 from Tyre for the labor that he had [fn]performed against it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “Behold, I am going to give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her wealth and capture her spoils and seize her plunder; and it will be wages H7939 for his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:3 - But Jonah got up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship that was going to Tarshish, paid the fare H7939, and [fn]boarded it to go with them to Tarshish away from the presence of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:10 - ‘For before those days there was no wage H7939 for man nor any wage H7939 for animal; and for him who went out or came in there was no [fn]peace because of [fn]his enemies, and I sent all the people against one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:12 - And I said to them, “If it is good in your sight, give me my wages H7939; but if not, [fn]never mind!” So they weighed out thirty shekels of silver as my wages H7939.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:5 - “Then I will come near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, those who [fn]oppress the wage earner in his wages H7939 or the widow or the [fn]orphan, and those who turn away the stranger from justice and do not [fn]fear Me,” says the LORD of armies.
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