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King James Bible Dictionary

 

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H5647 - Serve

Strong's No.:H5647

Hebrew:עָבַד

Transliteration:ʻâbad

Phonetic:aw-bad'

Word Origin:A primitive root

Bible Usage:X-(idiom) {be} keep in {bondage} be {bondmen} {bond-service} {compel} {do} {dress} {ear} {execute} + {husbandman} {keep} labour (-ing {man}) bring to {pass} (cause {to} make to) serve ({-ing} {self}) ({be} become) servant ({-s}) do (use) {service} till ({-er}) transgress [from {margin]} (set a) {work} be {wrought} worshipper.

Part of Speech:Verb

Strongs
Definition:

to work (in any sense); by implication to {serve} {till } (causatively) {enslave} etc.


Brown Driver
Biggs Definition:

1. to work, serve

a. (Qal)

1. to labour, work, do work

2. to work for another, serve another by labour

3. to serve as subjects

4. to serve (God)

5. to serve (with Levitical service)

b. (Niphal)

1. to be worked, be tilled (of land)

2. to make oneself a servant

c. (Pual) to be worked

d. (Hiphil)

1. to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve

2. to cause to serve as subjects

e. (Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve


Bible References:
Serve

Translation
Occurrences:
been ( 1 )
bondage ( 1 )
bondmen ( 1 )
do ( 14 )
done ( 1 )
dress ( 2 )
ear ( 1 )
eared ( 1 )
keep ( 1 )
labour ( 2 )
man ( 1 )
pass ( 1 )
servant ( 1 )
servants ( 2 )
serve ( 161 )
served ( 60 )
servedst ( 1 )
serveth ( 3 )
service ( 4 )
serving ( 1 )
set ( 1 )
till ( 4 )
tilled ( 2 )
tiller ( 1 )
tillest ( 1 )
tilleth ( 2 )
work ( 4 )
worshippers ( 5 )
wrought ( 1 )

 

Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.