H5647 עבד - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.

KJV Usage: X 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.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


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
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1553
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H5647 עבד is used in the Bible

First 30 of 263 occurrences of H5647 עבד

Genesis 2:5 to till
Genesis 2:15 to tend
Genesis 3:23 to till
Genesis 4:2 was a tiller
Genesis 4:12 thou tillest
Genesis 14:4 they served
Genesis 15:13 that is not theirs, and shall serve
Genesis 15:14 which they shall serve,
Genesis 25:23 shall serve
Genesis 27:29 serve
Genesis 27:40 and shalt serve
Genesis 29:15 shouldest thou therefore serve
Genesis 29:18 I will serve
Genesis 29:20 served
Genesis 29:25 to me? did I not serve
Genesis 29:27 which thou shalt serve
Genesis 29:30 and served
Genesis 30:26 whom I have served
Genesis 30:26 which I have done
Genesis 30:29 I have served
Genesis 31:6 I have served
Genesis 31:41 I served thee
Genesis 49:15 and became a slave
Exodus 1:13 made
Exodus 1:13 to serve
Exodus 1:14 in which they made them serve,
Exodus 3:12 ye shall serve
Exodus 4:23 that he may serve
Exodus 5:18 therefore now, and work;
Exodus 6:5 keep in bondage;

Distinct usage

25 and serve
24 and served
17 to serve
11 serve
10 served
9 shall serve
8 that they may serve
7 to do
3 that we should serve
3 me, and served
3 them, and served
2 to till
2 I have served
2 ye, serve
2 thyself to them, nor serve
2 And ye shall serve
2 to serve,
2 and they served
2 and have served
2 and we will serve
2 He that tilleth
2 that will not serve
2 Ye shall not serve
2 that none should retain
1 to tend
1 was a tiller
1 thou tillest
1 they served
1 that is not theirs, and shall serve
1 which they shall serve,

Corresponding Greek Words

avad G1399,1400 & G1401 doulos
avad G142 airo
avad G599 apo thnesko
avad G1092 georgos
avad G1587 ek leipo
avad G2038 ergazomai
avad G2041 ergon
avad G3000 latreuo
avad G3008 leitourgeo
avad G4352 pros kuneo
avad G4921 sun istemi
avad G5255 hupekoos
avad aph. G615 apo kteino
avad aph. G1554 ek didomi
avad aph. G1806 ex ago
avad hi. G2616 kata dunasteuo
avad hi. G4060 peri tithemi
avad ith. G1096 ginomai
avad pi,hi G1842 ex olethreuo
avad pi. see G683 st. ap otheo
avad pi. G853 aphanizo
avad pi. G1808 ex airo
avad pi. G2679 kata skapto
avad qal,hi G4160 poieo
avad qal,ni G2716 kat ergazomai
avad qal,ni,pu G2038 ergazomai
avad qal,pi G684 apoleia
avad qal,pi,hi,pe G622 ap ollumi
avad qal,pu,hi G1398 douleuo
avad qal.,hi. G1402 douloo
avad qal.,hi. G2615 kata douloo
laavod G2041 ergon