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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #04399 - מְלָאכָה

Transliteration
melâ'kâh
Phonetics
mel-aw-kaw'  
Word Origin
from the same as (04397)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TWOT
1068b
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) occupation, work, business

1a) occupation, business

1b) property

1c) work (something done or made)

1d) workmanship

1e) service, use

1f) public business

1f1) political

1f2) religious

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 133 ‑ αἴνεσις (ah'ee‑nes‑is);  2038 ‑ ἐργάζομαι (er‑gad'‑zom‑ahee);  2039 ‑ ἐργασία (er‑gas‑ee'‑ah);  2041 ‑ ἔργον (er'‑gon);  3009 ‑ λειτουργία (li‑toorg‑ee'‑ah);  3872 ‑ παρακαταθήκη (par‑ak‑at‑ath‑ay'‑kay);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (167) NAS (161) HCS (161)
Genesis 4
Exodus 27
Leviticus 15
Numbers 8
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 7
2 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 19
2 Chronicles 14
Ezra 5
Nehemiah 20
Esther 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Jeremiah 5
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Jonah 1
Haggai 1
Genesis 4
Exodus 26
Leviticus 15
Numbers 8
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 7
2 Kings 5
1 Chronicles 19
2 Chronicles 14
Ezra 5
Nehemiah 20
Esther 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Jeremiah 5
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 1
Jonah 1
Genesis 5
Exodus 31
Leviticus 16
Numbers 8
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 10
2 Kings 6
1 Chronicles 18
2 Chronicles 15
Ezra 5
Nehemiah 21
Esther 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Jeremiah 5
Ezekiel 5
Daniel 1
Jonah 1
Haggai 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 106
n-cfsc 43
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 104
n-cfsc 43
n-cfpc 1
n-cfs 104
n-cfsc 43
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

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)

D) kal (לאכ LAK) AC: Walk CO: Messenger AB: ?: One who walks for another.

am) kalm (מלאכ MLAK) - Messenger: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (216): angel, messenger, ambassador - Strongs: H4397 (מַלְאָךְ), H4398 (מַלְאַךְ)

af3) tfkalm (מלאכות MLAKWT) - Message: KJV (1): message - Strongs: H4400 (מַלְאָכוּת)

kf1) ekalm (מלאכה MLAKH) - Work: As a message through action. KJV (167): work, business, workmanship, goods, cattle, stuff, thing - Strongs: H4399 (מְלָאכָה)

F) kle (הלכ HLK) AC: Travel CO: Journey AB: ?

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)

Nm ) kle (הלכ HLK) - I. Travel: II. Custom:A payment for traveling. [Aramaic only] KJV (5): custom, traveler, drop - Strongs: H1982 (הֵלֶךְ), H1983 (הֲלָךְ)

bm) kile (הליכ HLYK) - Step: For walking up an incline. KJV (1): step - Strongs: H1978 (הָלִיךְ)

bf1) ekile (הליכה HLYKH) - Procession: The walk or lifestyle of an individual or company. KJV (7): way, goings, company, walk - Strongs: H1979 (הֲלִיכָה)

am) klem (מהלכ MHLK) - Journey: A place to walk. KJV (5): walk, journey - Strongs: H4108 (מַהְלֵךְ), H4109 (מַהֲלָךְ)

idf1) ekflet (תהלוכה THLWKH) - Walk: KJV (1): go - Strongs: H8418 (תַּהֲלוּכָה)

L) kli (ילכ YLK) AC: Walk CO: ? AB: ?

V) kli (ילכ YLK) - Walk: KJV (1043): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) go, walk, come, depart, away, follow, get, lead, brought, carry, bring - Strongs: H3212 (יָלַךְ)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מְלָאכָה167 noun feminine occupation, work (for *מַלְאָכָה; compare Phoenician מלאכת labour) — ׳מ Exodus 12:16 102t.; מְלָ֑אכֶת 2 Chronicles 13:10; construct מְלֶאכֶת Exodus 35:24 42t.; suffix מְלַאכְתְּךָ Jonah 1:8; מְלַאכְתֶּ֑ךָ Exodus 20:9 2t.; מְלַאכְתּוֺ Genesis 2:2 13t.; plural construct מַלְאֲכוֺת 1 Chronicles 28:19; suffix מַלְאֲכוֺתֶיךָ Psalm 73:28; —

1 occupation, business, מַה מְּלַאכְתְּךָ what is thy occupation Jonah 1:8; business of a steward Genesis 39:11 (J); diligent in business Proverbs 22:29; slack in business Proverbs 18:9.

2 property in which one is occupied, רעהוּ׳מ his neighbour's property Exodus 22:7; Exodus 22:10 (E); possessions of herds and flocks Genesis 33:14 (J), 1 Samuel 15:9 (compare מִקְנֶה); רבה׳מ great property 2 Chronicles 17:13.

3 work as something done or made:

a. of God in creation Genesis 2:2 (twice in verse); Genesis 2:3 (P), in judgment Jeremiah 50:25, in General Psalm 73:28.

b. of men, עור׳מ leather-work Leviticus 13:48,51 (P), השׂדה׳מ work in the field 1 Chronicles 27:26; in building Proverbs 24:27 +, the walls of Jerusalem Nehemiah 4:5 +, making the tabernacle and its furniture Exodus 36:2 +, the temple 1 Kings 5:30 +; work of the potter Jeremiah 18:3, of the seaman Psalm 107:23, of the Levites 1 Chronicles 26:29, of priests in the sacrifices 2 Chronicles 29:34; מְלָאכֶת (ה)עֲבֹדָה phrase of P, Exodus 35:24; Exodus 36:1,3; Leviticus 23:7,8,21,25,35,36; Numbers 28:18,25,26; Numbers 29:1,12,35 also 1 Chronicles 9:13; 1 Chronicles 9:19; 1 Chronicles 28:13; 1 Chronicles 28:20; 2 Chronicles 24:12; לעבדה׳המ 1 Chronicles 23:24; ׳עבדה למ Exodus 36:5 (P); compare the phrase ׳עֹשֵׂה המ workmen Ezra 3:9; Nehemiah 2:16; ׳עֹשִׂים במ 1 Kings 5:30; 1 Kings 9:23 +; ׳כל מ any work forbidden on the Sabbath Exodus 20:9,10; Leviticus 23:3 (P) Deuteronomy 5:13,14; Jeremiah 17:22,24; on holy convocations Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 16:29; Leviticus 23:28,30,31; Numbers 29:7 (P).

4 workmanship, כל מלאכה in every kind of workmanship, phrase of P: Exodus 31:3,5; Exodus 35:29,31,33,35; and Chronicles: 1 Chronicles 22:15; 1 Chronicles 28:21; 1 Chronicles 29:5; 1 Kings 7:14.

5 service, use Leviticus 7:24; Leviticus 11:32; Judges 16:11; Ezekiel 28:13.

6 public business:

a. political 1 Kings 11:28; 1 Chronicles 29:6; Daniel 8:27; Esther 3:9; Esther 9:3.

b. religious, putting away foreign wives Ezra 10:13; יהוה׳מ 1 Chronicles 26:30; הַקֹּדֶשׁ׳מ Exodus 36:4; Exodus 38:24 (P), קדשׁ הקדשׁים׳מ 1 Chronicles 6:34; אהל׳מ מועד Exodus 35:21 (P), ׳בית י׳מ 1 Chronicles 23:4; Ezra 3:8; Ezra 6:22; Nehemiah 10:34; Nehemiah 11:22.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

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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List of Word Forms
בִּמְלֶ֜אכֶת בִּמְלֶ֣אכֶת בִּמְלֶ֥אכֶת בִּמְלַאכְתּ֖וֹ בִּמְלַאכְתּ֗וֹ בִּמְלַאכְתּֽוֹ׃ בִמְלַאכְתּ֑וֹ בַּמְּלָאכָ֑ה בַּמְּלָאכָ֗ה בַּמְּלָאכָֽה׃ בַּמְּלָאכָה֒ בַּמְלָֽאכֶת׃ בַמְּלָאכָ֔ה במלאכה במלאכה׃ במלאכת במלאכת׃ במלאכתו במלאכתו׃ הַמְּלָאכָ֑ה הַמְּלָאכָ֔ה הַמְּלָאכָ֖ה הַמְּלָאכָ֗ה הַמְּלָאכָ֛ה הַמְּלָאכָ֤ה הַמְּלָאכָ֥ה הַמְּלָאכָֽה׃ הַמְּלָאכָה֒ הַמְּלָאכָה֙ המלאכה המלאכה׃ וְהַמְּלָאכָ֗ה וְהַמְּלָאכָ֣ה וּמְלָאכָ֥ה והמלאכה ומלאכה לִמְלֶ֛אכֶת לִמְלֶ֨אכֶת לִמְלַאכְתּ֑וֹ לִמְלַאכְתּֽוֹ׃ לִמְלָאכָ֑ה לִמְלָאכָֽה׃ לַמְּלָאכָ֑ה לַמְּלָאכָ֔ה לַמְּלָאכָ֖ה לַמְּלָאכָ֤ה למלאכה למלאכה׃ למלאכת למלאכתו למלאכתו׃ מְ֝לָאכָ֗ה מְּלַאכְתְּךָ֙ מְלֶ֖אכֶת מְלֶ֙אכֶת֙ מְלֶ֣אכֶת מְלֶ֥אכֶת מְלֶ֨אכֶת מְלַאכְתֶּ֗ךָ מְלַאכְתֶּֽךָ֒ מְלַאכְתֶּֽךָ֒׃ מְלַאכְתּ֑וֹ מְלַאכְתּ֔וֹ מְלַאכְתּ֖וֹ מְלַאכְתּֽוֹ׃ מְלָאכָ֑ה מְלָאכָ֔ה מְלָאכָ֖ה מְלָאכָ֛ה מְלָאכָ֜ה מְלָאכָ֡֜ה מְלָאכָ֡ה מְלָאכָ֣ה מְלָאכָ֤ה מְלָאכָֽה׃ מְלָאכָה֒ מְלָאכָה֙ מִמְּלַאכְתּ֖וֹ מַלְאֲכ֥וֹת מַלְאֲכוֹתֶֽיךָ׃ מלאכה מלאכה׃ מלאכות מלאכותיך׃ מלאכת מלאכתו מלאכתו׃ מלאכתך מלאכתך׃ ממלאכתו bam·lā·ḵeṯ bam·mə·lā·ḵāh ḇam·mə·lā·ḵāh bamLachet bamlāḵeṯ bammelaChah bamməlāḵāh ḇamməlāḵāh bim·laḵ·tōw ḇim·laḵ·tōw bim·le·ḵeṯ bimlachTo bimlaḵtōw ḇimlaḵtōw bimLechet bimleḵeṯ ham·mə·lā·ḵāh hammelaChah hamməlāḵāh lam·mə·lā·ḵāh lammelaChah lamməlāḵāh lim·lā·ḵāh lim·laḵ·tōw lim·le·ḵeṯ limlaChah limlachTo limlāḵāh limlaḵtōw limLechet limleḵeṯ mal’ăḵōwṯ mal’ăḵōwṯeḵā mal·’ă·ḵō·w·ṯe·ḵā mal·’ă·ḵō·wṯ malaChot malachoTeicha mə·lā·ḵāh mə·laḵ·te·ḵā mə·laḵ·tə·ḵā mə·laḵ·tōw mə·le·ḵeṯ melaChah melachteCha melachTo məlāḵāh məlaḵteḵā məlaḵtəḵā məlaḵtōw meLechet məleḵeṯ mim·mə·laḵ·tōw mimelachTo mimməlaḵtōw ū·mə·lā·ḵāh umelaChah ūməlāḵāh vammelaChah vehammelaChah vimlachTo wə·ham·mə·lā·ḵāh wəhamməlāḵāh
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