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Lexicon :: Strong's H8254 - šāqal

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁקַל shâqal, shaw-kal'; a primitive root; to suspend or poise (especially in trade):—pay, receive(-r), spend, × throughly, weigh.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H8254 in the following manner: weigh (14x), pay (4x), throughly (1x), receive (1x), receiver (1x), spend (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H8254 in the following manner: weigh (14x), pay (4x), throughly (1x), receive (1x), receiver (1x), spend (1x).
  1. to weigh, weigh out, pay out

    1. (Qal)

      1. to weigh

      2. to weigh out (a price)

      3. of grief (fig)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be weighed

      2. to be weighed out

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁקַל shâqal, shaw-kal'; a primitive root; to suspend or poise (especially in trade):—pay, receive(-r), spend, × throughly, weigh.
STRONGS H8254: Abbreviations
שָׁקַל verb weigh (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb105301 be heavy, bdb105302 heaviness, weight, bdb105303 load, Old Aramaic תקל weigh, Aramaic תְּקַל, bdb105304 (weigh), pay, תִּקְלָא shekel, but also (Old Aramaic, Zinjirli) שקל, שקלן Lzb382; bdb105305 lift up; Assyrian šaḳâlu, weigh, šiḳlu (apparently) = שֶׁקֶל; Ethiopic bdb105306 hand up, weigh; Phoenician משקל weight; compare Frä202, also Greek σίγλος (Greek Version of the LXX σίκλος) LagM ii. 357 LewyFramdw. 118 f.; — on connection of meanings compare weigh transitive and intransitive = German wägen, wiegen, also heave, heavy, heft (= weight, obs. or colloq.)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׁ׳ 2 Samuel 14:26; Isaiah 40:12; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁקִל Exodus 22:16, suffix יִשְׁקְלֵ֫נִי Job 31:6, etc.; Infinitive absolute שָׁקוֺל Job 6:2; construct לִשְׁקוֺל Esther 4:7; Participle active שֹׁקֵל Isaiah 33:18; 2 Samuel 18:12 read perhaps passive שָׁקֻל, see infra, —
1. weigh, human subject, accusative of thing 2 Samuel 14:26; Isaiah 46:6 (ב of scale); figurative, י׳ subject Isaiah 40:12 also (accusative of person) Job 31:6 (both with ב of scale); compare Infinitive absolute below Niph.; weigh precious metals intrusted to one, ל person Ezra 8:25, עַליָֿדָם Ezra 8:26, accusative of thing omitted Ezra 8:29 (לִפְנֵי of superior).
2. weigh out a price (i.e. pay): accusative of silver Exodus 22:16 (E), 1 Kings 20:39; Zechariah 11:12; Jeremiah 32:10 (ב of scale), Isaiah 55:2 (with ב, in exchange for); +ל person Jeremiah 32:9; Genesis 23:16 (P); + עַל־כַּפַּי 2 Samuel 18:12 (read perhaps שָׁקֻל, so We KitKau Bu Buhl), עַליְֿדֵי פ׳ Esther 3:9, עַלגִּֿנְזֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ Esther 4:7
Niph. be weighed:
1. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִשְׁקַל, subject of thing Ezra 8:33 (passive of Qal Ezra 8:25f.); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular figurative (+ Qal Infinitive absolute), לוּ שָׁקוֺל יִשָּׁקֵל כַּעְשִׂי Job 6:2.
2. be weighted out, as price, Job 28:15.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H8625.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




22:16; 22:16

2 Samuel

14:26; 14:26; 18:12; 18:12

1 Kings



8:25; 8:25; 8:26; 8:29; 8:33


3:9; 4:7; 4:7


6:2; 6:2; 28:15; 31:6; 31:6


33:18; 40:12; 40:12; 46:6; 55:2


32:9; 32:10



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8254 matches the Hebrew שָׁקַל (šāqal),
which occurs 23 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed H8254 to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:17 - If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay H8254 money according to the dowry of virgins.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:26 - And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year's end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed H8254 the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king's weight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:12 - And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive H8254 a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:39 - And as the king passed by, he cried unto the king: and he said, Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man unto me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay H8254 a talent of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:25 - And weighed H8254 unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:26 - I even weighed H8254 unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:29 - Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh H8254 them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:33 - Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the vessels weighed H8254 in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:9 - If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay H8254 ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:7 - And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay H8254 to the king's treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:2 - Oh that my grief were throughly H8254 weighed, H8254 and my calamity laid in the balances together!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:15 - It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed H8254 for the price thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:6 - Let me be weighed H8254 in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:18 - Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? H8254 where is he that counted the towers?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:12 - Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed H8254 the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:6 - They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh H8254 silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:2 - Wherefore do ye spend H8254 money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:9 - And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed H8254 him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:10 - And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed H8254 him the money in the balances.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:12 - And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed H8254 for my price thirty pieces of silver.
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