Verb · A primitive root

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


  1. to work, serve
    1. (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)
    2. (Niphal)
      1. to be worked, be tilled (of land)
      2. to make oneself a servant
    3. (Pual) to be worked
    4. (Hiphil)
      1. to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve
      2. to cause to serve as subjects
    5. (Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve

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Genesis 3:23


From this point onwards, man had to cultivate the land, whereas before this was not necessary.

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Genesis 27:40


The sword represents a killing instrument, e.g. a gun. Who goes around boasting of their military might today? Whose response to any situation is to send in a sword? Answering these two questions helps to identify who the Edomites are today. break his yoke After the time of King David and King Solomon; during the time of Rehoboam and the split.

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Genesis 29:15

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