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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8334 - שָׁרַת
1) (Piel) to minister, serve, minister to
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שָׁרַת not used in Kal.
Piel שֵׁרֵת inf. שָׁרֵת and with the tone drawn back, שָׁרֶת Deuteronomy 17:12 fut. convers. וַיְשָׁ֫רֶת to wait upon, to serve, to minister unto, with an acc. of pers. Genesis 39:4, 40:4 Numbers 3:6; 1 Kings 1:15 followed by לְ Numbers 4:9. There often occurs, שֵׁרֵת אֶת־יְיָ concerning the ministering priests, Numbers 18:2; 1 Samuel 2:11, 3:1 and without the acc., Numbers 3:31, 4:12 from which we must distinguish שֵׁרֵת בְּשֵׁם יְיָ Deuteronomy 18:5, Deuteronomy 18:7, i.e. to worship Jehovah by calling upon him, according to the analogy of the phrases קָרָא בְּשֵׁם יְיָ, בֵּרֵךְ בְּשֵׁם יְיָ. A very bold expression, Isaiah 60:7, “the rams of Nebaioth יְשָֽׁרְתוּנֶךְ shall minister to thee,” i.e. shall serve for sacred ministry. Part. מְשָׁרֵת subst. a minister, a servant, Joshua 1:1 specially in holy things, Ezra 8:17 fem. מְשָׁרַת (for מְשָׁרֶתֶת), 1 Kings 1:15.
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