Word Summary
mechir: price, hire
Original Word: מְחִיר
Transliteration: mechir
Phonetic Spelling: (mekk-eer')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: price, hire
Meaning: price, payment, wages
Strong's Concordance
gain, hire, price, sold, worth

From an unused root meaning to buy; price, payment, wages -- gain, hire, price, sold, worth.


H4242. mechir

I. מְחִירnoun masculine price, hire (as that which is placed in front of one, presented, offered; Assyrian ma—îru, price; ma—irânu, buyer, DlHWB 404, Prol.94); — ׳מ‎ absolute Micah 3:11 9t.; construct Deuteronomy 23:19 2t.; suffix מְחִירָהּJob 28:15; plural suffix מְחִירֵיהֶםPsalm 44:13; —

1 price, often בִּמְחִירfor a price; in trade 2 Samuel 24:24; 1 Kings 10:28; 2 Chronicles 1:16; compare Lamentations 5:4 ("" כֶּסֶף‎), also (no בְּ‎) 1 Kings 21:2 and ׳מ עַתּוּדִים שָׂדֶהProverbs 27:26; of wisdom Job 28:15 ("" כֶּסֶף סְגוֺר‎) compare Proverbs 17:16 (no בְּ‎); figurative מ וּבְלוֺא ׳בְּלוֺאבֶֿסֶףIsaiah 55:1 in purchase of blessings from ׳י‎; of price of people, figurative Psalm 44:13, compare Jeremiah 15:13.

2 hire, ׳מ כֶּלֶב‎ (i.e. of male prostitute) Deuteronomy 23:19 ("" זוֺנָה אֶתְנַן‎) see Di Dr; of venal priests Micah 3:11 ("" שֹׁחַד‎); = reward, gain, denied of Cyrus Isaiah 45:13 ("" id.); affirmed of Ant. Epiph. Daniel 11:39.