Word Summary
sakar: to hire
Original Word: שָׂכַר
Transliteration: sakar
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-kar')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to hire
Meaning: to hire
Strong's Concordance
earn wages, hire out self, reward, surely

Or (by permutation) cakar (Ezra 4:5) {saw-kar'}; a primitive root (apparently akin (by prosthesis) to karah through the idea of temporary purchase; compare shakar); to hire -- earn wages, hire (out self), reward, X surely.

see HEBREW karah

see HEBREW shakar


H7936. sakar

II. [סָכַר‎] verb hire ( = שָׂכַר‎; ס‎ erroneously for שׂ‎); — only

Qal Participle plural וְסֹכְרִיםEzra 4:5 and hiring against (על‎) them agents.

שָׂכַרverb hire (Late Hebrew id.; Sabean תשכרhire oneself out (?), recompense (?) DHMHofmus. 11; Ethiopic hired; Arabic reward, thank, modern Palestinian hired, of land ploughed by hire, BergheimPEQ 1894, 196; Palmyrene שכרא‎ perhaps rewarding Lzb375); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular ׳שׂDeuteronomy 23:5; 2 Kings 7:6, suffix שְׂכָרוֺNehemiah 6:12; 1singular suffix שְׂכַרְתִּיךָGenesis 30:16; Imperfect3masculine singular וַיִּשְׂכֹּרJudges 9:4 +, etc.; Infinitive absolute שָׂכֹרGenesis 30:16; construct לִשְׂכֹּר1 Chronicles 19:6; Participle active שׂכֵרProverbs 26:10 (twice in verse), plural שׂכְרִים2 Chronicles 24:12 (Ezra 4:5 see II. סכר‎); passive שָׂכוּרNehemiah 6:13; — hire, retainers Judges 9:4 (ב‎ pret.), soldiers, etc. 2 Samuel 10:6 = 1 Chronicles 19:6-7, 2 Kings 7:6; 2 Chronicles 25:6 (ב‎ pret.), priest Judges 18:4, artificers Isaiah 46:6; 2 Chronicles 24:12, husband's favour שְׂכַרְתִּיךָ שָׂכֹרGenesis 30:16 (J; ב‎ pret.); Proverbs 26:10 (twice in verse) obscure, see De Now Toy; for evil purpose Deuteronomy 23:5 = Nehemiah 13:2 (עלagainst), 6:12-13,

Niph`al hire oneself out, Perfect נִשְׂכָּ֑רוּ בַּלֶּחֶם1 Samuel 2:5.

Hithpa`el earn wages, Participle הַמְּשְׂתַּכֵּרHaggai 1:6 (as substantive), ׳מ1:6 (as verb, + אֶל‎ location, construction praegn.).