International Standard Bible EncyclopediaLABOR
la'-ber (yeghia`, `amal; kopos): The word (noun and verb) denoting hard work or "toil" (thus in the Revised Version (British and American) of Deuteronomy 26:7 Joshua 7:3 Revelation 2:2) represents several Hebrew and Greek words, chiefly those above. Occasionally, as in Habakkuk 3:17 (ma`aseh), it stands for "fruit of labor." Sometimes, in conjunction with "travail," it refers to childbirth (Genesis 35:16, 17, yaladh; compare 1 Thessalonians 2:9 2 Thessalonians 3:8). Examples of the word in the ordinary sense are: of yeghia`, Genesis 31:42 Job 39:11, 16 Psalm 128:2; of `amal, common in Ecclesiastes 1:3, 8; Ecclesiastes 2:10, 11, 18, etc.; of kopos, 1 Corinthians 15:58 ("your labor is not vain," etc.); 1 Thessalonians 1:3 ("work of faith and labor of love"; compare Hebrews 6:10); 1 Timothy 5:17 ("labor in the word and in teaching").
Greek4192. ponos -- labor
... labor. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: ponos Phonetic Spelling:
(pon'-os) Short Definition: labor, pain Definition: (a) labor, toil, (b) pain ...
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4020. periergazomai -- to waste one's labor about (a thing)
2123. eukopoteros -- with easier labor
373. anapauo -- to give rest, give intermission from labor, by ...
2038b. ergazomai -- to work, labor
2872. kopiao -- to grow weary, toil
2038. ergazomai -- to search, examine.
2041. ergon -- work
2873. kopos -- laborious toil
2669. kataponeo -- to wear down
Strong's Hebrew5999. amal -- trouble, labor, toil
... 5998, 5999. amal. 6000 . trouble, labor, toil. Transliteration: amal
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-mawl') Short Definition: labor. Word ...
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5656. abodah -- labor, service
5998. amal -- to labor, toil
3018. yegia -- toil, product
4522. mas -- body of forced laborers, forced service, taskworkers ...
1518. giach -- to burst forth
3205. yalad -- to bear, bring forth, beget
6887b. tsarar -- to suffer distress
6468. peullah -- a work, recompense
213. uts -- to press, be pressed, make haste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Physical toil or bodily exertion, especially when fatiguing, irksome, or unavoidable, in distinction from sportive exercise; hard, muscular effort directed to some useful end, as agriculture, manufactures, and like; servile toil; exertion; work.
2. (n.) Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history.
3. (n.) That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
4. (n.) Travail; the pangs and efforts of childbirth.
5. (n.) Any pang or distress.
6. (n.) The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
7. (n.) A measure of land in Mexico and Texas, equivalent to an area of 177/ acres.
8. (n.) To exert muscular strength; to exert one's strength with painful effort, particularly in servile occupations; to work; to toil.
9. (n.) To exert one's powers of mind in the prosecution of any design; to strive; to take pains.
10. (n.) To be oppressed with difficulties or disease; to do one's work under conditions which make it especially hard, wearisome; to move slowly, as against opposition, or under a burden; to be burdened; -- often with under, and formerly with of.
11. (n.) To be in travail; to suffer the pangs of childbirth.
12. (n.) To pitch or roll heavily, as a ship in a turbulent sea.
13. (v. t.) To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
14. (v. t.) To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
15. (v. t.) To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge strenuously; as, to labor a point or argument.
ThesaurusLabor (181 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Intellectual exertion; mental effort; as, the labor of compiling a history. ...
16. (vt) To belabor; to beat. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LABOR. ...
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Work (4564 Occurrences)
Labored (35 Occurrences)
Adoniram (4 Occurrences)
Struggle (16 Occurrences)
Labors (27 Occurrences)
Laborers (19 Occurrences)
Finish (35 Occurrences)
Service (317 Occurrences)
Striving (33 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceLabor (181 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:28 and about clothing why are ye anxious? consider well the lilies of the field; how do they grow? they do not labour, nor do they spin;
Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies, how do they grow? they labour not, nor do they spin, and I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these;
John 4:38 I sent you to reap that for which you haven't labored. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor."
John 6:27 Labor not for the food which perisheth, but for that food which endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man will give to you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
John 16:21 A woman, when she gives birth, has sorrow, because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish any more, for the joy that a human being is born into the world.
Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who labored much for us.
Romans 16:12 Greet Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Greet Persis, the beloved, who labored much in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he who plants and he who waters are the same, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted by him.
2 Corinthians 11:27 in labor and travail, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, and in cold and nakedness.
Galatians 4:11 I am afraid for you, that I might have wasted my labor for you.
Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I am again in travail until Christ is formed in you-
Galatians 4:27 For it is written, "Rejoice, you barren who don't bear. Break forth and shout, you that don't travail. For more are the children of the desolate than of her who has a husband."
Ephesians 4:28 Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
Philippians 1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.
Philippians 2:16 holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.
Philippians 2:25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
Colossians 1:29 for which I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.
Colossians 4:13 For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father.
1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the Good News of God.
1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause I also, when I couldn't stand it any longer, sent that I might know your faith, for fear that by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor would have been in vain.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.
1 Thessalonians 5:12 But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,
2 Thessalonians 3:8 neither did we eat bread from anyone's hand without paying for it, but in labor and travail worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you;
1 Timothy 4:10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have set our trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
2 Timothy 2:6 The farmers who labor must be the first to get a share of the crops.
Hebrews 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed toward his name, in that you served the saints, and still do serve them.
Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and that thou canst not bear them who are evil; and thou hast tried them who say they are apostles, and are not; and hast found them liars:
Revelation 12:2 She was with child. She cried out in pain, laboring to give birth.
Revelation 14:13 I heard the voice from heaven saying, "Write,'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.'" "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them."
Genesis 5:29 and calleth his name Noah, saying, 'This 'one' doth comfort us concerning our work, and concerning the labour of our hands, because of the ground which Jehovah hath cursed.'
Genesis 31:42 Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night."
Genesis 35:16 They traveled from Bethel. There was still some distance to come to Ephrath, and Rachel travailed. She had hard labor.
Genesis 35:17 When she was in hard labor, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for now you will have another son."
Genesis 38:28 When she travailed, one put out a hand, and the midwife took and tied a scarlet thread on his hand, saying, "This came out first."
Genesis 49:15 He saw a resting place, that it was good, the land, that it was pleasant. He bows his shoulder to the burden, and becomes a servant doing forced labor.
Exodus 1:11 Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. They built storage cities for Pharaoh: Pithom and Raamses.
Exodus 1:13 The Egyptians ruthlessly made the children of Israel serve,
Exodus 1:14 and they made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field, all their service, in which they ruthlessly made them serve.
Exodus 2:11 It happened in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brothers, and looked at their burdens. He saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.
Exodus 5:4 The king of Egypt said to them, "Why do you, Moses and Aaron, take the people from their work? Get back to your burdens!"
Exodus 5:9 Let heavier work be laid on the men, that they may labor therein; and don't let them pay any attention to lying words."
Exodus 5:11 Go yourselves, get straw where you can find it, for nothing of your work shall be diminished.'"
Exodus 20:9 You shall labor six days, and do all your work,
Exodus 23:12 "Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the alien may be refreshed.
Exodus 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you sow in the field: and the feast of harvest, at the end of the year, when you gather in your labors out of the field.
Exodus 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'"
Exodus 34:21 "Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.
Deuteronomy 5:13 You shall labor six days, and do all your work;
Deuteronomy 20:11 It shall be, if it makes you answer of peace, and opens to you, then it shall be, that all the people who are found therein shall become tributary to you, and shall serve you.
Deuteronomy 26:6 The Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid on us hard bondage:
Deuteronomy 26:7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labor, and our oppression:
Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of your ground, and all your labors, shall a nation which you don't know eat up; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed always;
Joshua 7:3 And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labor thither; for they are but few.
Joshua 16:10 They didn't drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwell in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and have become servants to do forced labor.
Joshua 17:13 It happened, when the children of Israel had grown strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, and didn't utterly drive them out.
Joshua 24:13 I gave you a land whereon you had not labored, and cities which you didn't build, and you live in them. You eat of vineyards and olive groves which you didn't plant.'
Judges 1:28 It happened, when Israel had grown strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, and did not utterly drive them out.
Judges 1:30 Zebulun didn't drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites lived among them, and became subject to forced labor.
Judges 1:33 Naphtali didn't drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth Anath; but he lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh and of Beth Anath became subject to forced labor.
Judges 1:35 but the Amorites would dwell in Mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became subject to forced labor.
1 Samuel 4:19 His daughter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered. When she heard the news that the ark of God was taken, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and brought forth; for her pains came on her.
2 Samuel 12:31 He brought forth the people who were therein, and put them under saws, and under iron picks, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brick kiln: and he did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 20:24 and Adoram was over the men subject to forced labor; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;
1 Kings 4:6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.
1 Kings 5:13 King Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men.
1 Kings 5:14 He sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses; a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home; and Adoniram was over the men subject to forced labor.
1 Kings 9:15 This is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised, to build the house of Yahweh, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
1 Kings 9:21 their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel were not able utterly to destroy, of them did Solomon raise a levy of bondservants to this day.
1 Kings 11:28 The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon saw the young man that he was industrious, and he put him in charge of all the labor of the house of Joseph.
1 Kings 12:4 "Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you."
1 Kings 12:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and all Israel stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 20:3 He brought forth the people who were therein, and cut them with saws, and with iron picks, and with axes. David did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 8:8 of their children who were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel didn't consume, of them did Solomon conscripted forced labor to this day.
2 Chronicles 10:4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, lighter, and we will serve you.
2 Chronicles 10:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Hadoram, who was over the men subject to forced labor; and the children of Israel stoned him to death with stones. King Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 4:22 Likewise at the same time said I to the people, Let everyone with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and may labor in the day.
Nehemiah 5:13 Also I shook out my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that doesn't perform this promise; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. All the assembly said, Amen, and praised Yahweh. The people did according to this promise.
Job 7:1 "Isn't a man forced to labor on earth? Aren't his days like the days of a hired hand?
Job 9:29 I shall be condemned. Why then do I labor in vain?
Job 10:3 Is it good for Thee that Thou dost oppress? That Thou despisest the labour of Thy hands, And on the counsel of the wicked hast shone?
Job 24:5 Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, they go forth to their work, seeking diligently for food. The wilderness yields them bread for their children.
Job 37:7 He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he has made may know it.
Job 39:3 They bow themselves, they bring forth their young, they end their labor pains.
Job 39:11 Will you trust him, because his strength is great? Or will you leave to him your labor?
Job 39:16 She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear,
Psalms 48:6 Trembling took hold of them there, pain, as of a woman in travail.
Psalms 78:46 He gave also their increase to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust.
Psalms 90:10 The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years; yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away.
Psalms 104:14 He causes the grass to grow for the livestock, and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food out of the earth:
Psalms 104:23 Man goes forth to his work, to his labor until the evening.
Psalms 105:44 He gave them the lands of the nations. They took the labor of the peoples in possession,
Psalms 107:12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labor. They fell down, and there was none to help.
Psalms 109:11 Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.
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