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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.
† 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.
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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]wages H7939 because I gave my maid 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 it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black [fn]one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such 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 and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:8 - “If he spoke thus, ‘The speckled shall be your wages,’ H7939 then all the flock brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, ‘The striped shall be your wages,’ H7939 then all the flock brought forth 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, he shall not make restitution; if it is hired, it came for 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 hard to you when you set him [fn]free, for he has given you six years with [fn]double the service H7939 of a hired man; 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 will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:6 - “Now therefore, command that they cut for me cedars from Lebanon, and my servants will be with your servants; and I will give you wages H7939 for your servants according to all that you say, for you 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 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 they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, H7939 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 reward H7939 is with Him
And His recompense before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:11 - Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth,
Say to the daughter of Zion, “Lo, your salvation comes;
Behold His reward H7939 is with Him, and His recompense before Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:16 - Thus says the LORD,
“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 was made bald and every shoulder was rubbed bare. But he and his army had no wages H7939 from Tyre for the labor that he had [fn]performed against it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:19 - Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I will give the land of Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. And he will carry off her [fn]wealth and capture her spoil and seize her plunder; and it will be wages H7939 for his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:3 - But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. So he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare H7939 and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:10 - ‘For before those days there was no wage H7939 for man or 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 set all men one against another.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:12 - 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 draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, H7939 the widow and the [fn]orphan, and those who turn aside the [fn]alien and do not [fn]fear Me,” says the LORD of hosts.

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