Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4399 - מְלָאכָה
1) occupation, work, business
1a) occupation, business
1c) work (something done or made)
1e) service, use
1f) public business
1264) kl (לכ LK) AC: Walk CO: Message AB: ?: The pictograph l is a picture of shepherd staff, the k is a picture of the palm of the hand. Combined these mean "staff in the palm". A nomad traveled on foot with a staff in his hand to provide support in walking as well as a weapon to defend against predators or thiefs. (eng: walk - with an added w)
V) kle (הלכ HLK) - Walk: To walk a journey or lifestyle, customs. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: Kwx] KJV (507): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) walk, away, along, go, come - Strongs: H1946 (הוּךְ), H1980 (הָלַךְ), H1981 (הֲלַךְ)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מְלָאכָה fem. (by a Syriacism for מַלְאָכָה), const. מְלֶאכֶת; with suff. מְלַאכְתְּךָ; plur. מַלְאָכוֹת, const. מַלְאֲכוֹת.
(1) prop. service (see the root לָאַךְ ); hence work prescribed to any one (comp. Germ. fchiken, Luth. befchicken, beforgen). Genesis 39:11; Exodus 20:9, 10 Exodus 20:10, לֹא תַעֲשֶׂח כֶל־מְלָאכָה “thou shalt do no work;” Exodus 31:14, 15 Exodus 31:15, 35:2 Leviticus 23:7. Specially of the work of an artizan; Exodus 31:3, 35:35, מְלֶאכֶת חָרָשׁ “work of a smith;” מְלֶאכֶת עוֹר Lederarbeit, something made of leather, Leviticus 13:48 מְלֶאכֶת בֵּית יְהֹוָה “the works placed in the temple of Jehovah,” 1 Chronicles 23:4; Ezra 3:8 עֹשֵׂי הַמְּלָאכָה workmen, 2 Kings 12:12 אֲשֶׁר עַל־הַמְּלָאכָה those who are set over works to be done, 1 Ki. 5:30. Used of public affairs, Esther 3:9, 9:3 plur. of the works of God, Psalms 73:28.
(2) the property, or wealth of any one, Exodus 22:7, 10 Exodus 22:10 especially cattle, Genesis 33:14; 1 Samuel 15:9 (compare מִקְנֶה).
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