Ye have said, It is
vain to serve God: and what profit is it
that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD
Ye haue ſaid, It is vaine to ſerue God: and what profit is it, that we haue kept his † ordinance, and that wee haue walked † mournfully before the Lord of hoſts?
אֱלֹהִים , masculine noun, ʾelohiym — God, god (value 86)
H430, אֱלֹהִים ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem'; plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.
(plural intensive - singular meaning)
works or special possessions of God
the (true) God
Used in 2245 Verses, 35 Books 2582  Occurrence Count
אָמַר , verb, ʾamar — to utter, say (value 241)
H559, אָמַר ʼâmar, aw-mar'; a primitive root; to say (used with great latitude):—answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, × desire, determine, × expressly, × indeed, × intend, name, × plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), × still, × suppose, talk, tell, term, × that is, × think, use (speech), utter, × verily, × yet.
to say, speak, utter
(Qal) to say, to answer, to say in one's heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend
(Niphal) to be told, to be said, to be called
(Hithpael) to boast, to act proudly
(Hiphil) to avow, to avouch
Used in 4337 Verses, 39 Books 5291  Occurrence Count
בֶּצַע , masculine noun, betzaʿ — gain made by violence, unjust gain, profit (value 162)
H1215, בֶּצַע betsaʻ, beh'-tsah; from H1214; plunder; by extension, gain (usually unjust):—covetousness, (dishonest) gain, lucre, profit.
profit, unjust gain, gain (profit) acquired by violence
Used in 23 Verses, 13 Books 23  Occurrence Count
הָלַךְ , verb, halakh — to go, come, walk (value 55)
H1980, הָלַךְ hâlak, haw-lak'; akin to H3212; a primitive root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively):—(all) along, apace, behave (self), come, (on) continually, be conversant, depart, be eased, enter, exercise (self), follow, forth, forward, get, go (about, abroad, along, away, forward, on, out, up and down), greater, grow, be wont to haunt, lead, march, × more and more, move (self), needs, on, pass (away), be at the point, quite, run (along), send, speedily, spread, still, surely, tale-bearer, travel(-ler), walk (abroad, on, to and fro, up and down, to places), wander, wax, (way-) faring man, × be weak, whirl.
to go, walk, come
to go, walk, come, depart, proceed, move, go away
to die, live, manner of life (fig.)
to walk (fig.)
to walk about
(Niphal) to lead, bring, lead away, carry, cause to walk
Used in 470 Verses, 34 Books 498  Occurrence Count
יְהֹוָה , proper noun with reference to deity, ʾadoonay — the proper name of the God of Israel (value 26)
H3068, יְהֹוָה Yehôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw'; from H1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God:—Jehovah, the Lord. Compare H3050, H3069.
Jehovah = "the existing One"
the proper name of the one true God
unpronounced except with the vowel pointings of H136
Used in 5519 Verses, 36 Books 6517  Occurrence Count
כִּי , conjunction, kiy — that, for, when (value 30)
H3588, כִּי kîy, kee; a primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed:—and, (forasmuch, inasmuch, where-) as, assured(-ly), but, certainly, doubtless, else, even, except, for, how, (because, in, so, than) that, nevertheless, now, rightly, seeing, since, surely, then, therefore, (al-) though, till, truly, until, when, whether, while, whom, yea, yet.
that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since
when (of time)
when, if, though (with a concessive force)
because, since (causal connection)
but (after negative)
that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if
but rather, but
forasmuch as, for therefore
Used in 3909 Verses, 39 Books 4487  Occurrence Count
מָה , indefinite pronoun, interrogative pronoun, ma — what? how? anything (value 45)
H4100, מָה mâh, maw; or מַה mah; or מָ mâ; or מַ ma; also מֶה meh; a primitive particle; properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses:—how (long, oft, (-soever)), (no-) thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby(-fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.
what, how, of what kind
of what kind
whatsoever, whatever, what
how, how now
wherein?, whereby?, wherewith?, by what means?
because of what?
the like of what?
how much?, how many?, how often?
for how long?
for what reason?, why?, to what purpose?
until when?, how long?, upon what?, wherefore?
anything, aught, what may
Used in 650 Verses, 37 Books 744  Occurrence Count
מִשְׁמֶרֶת , feminine noun, mishmeret — a guard, watch, charge, function (value 980)
H4931, מִשְׁמֶרֶת mishmereth, mish-mer'-reth; feminine of H4929; watch, i.e. the act (custody), or (concretely) the sentry, the post; objectively preservation, or (concretely) safe; figuratively observance, i.e. (abstractly) duty or (objectively) a usage or party:—charge, keep, or to be kept, office, ordinace, safeguard, ward, watch.
guard, charge, function, obligation, service, watch
guard, watch, house of detention or confinement
office, function (ceremonial)
Used in 69 Verses, 18 Books 77  Occurrence Count
עָבַד , verb, ʿavad — to work, serve (value 76)
H5647, עָבַד ʻâbad, aw-bad'; 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,
to work, serve
to labour, work, do work
to work for another, serve another by labour
to serve as subjects
to serve (God)
to serve (with Levitical service)
to be worked, be tilled (of land)
to make oneself a servant
(Pual) to be worked
to compel to labour or work, cause to labour, cause to serve
to cause to serve as subjects
(Hophal) to be led or enticed to serve
Used in 262 Verses, 25 Books 289  Occurrence Count
פָּנִים , masculine noun, paniym — face, faces (value 180)
H6440, פָּנִים pânîym, paw-neem'; plural (but always as singular) of an unused noun פָּנֶה pâneh; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.):— accept, a-(be-) fore(-time), against, anger, × as (long as), at, battle, because (of), beseech, countenance, edge, employ, endure, enquire, face, favour, fear of, for, forefront(-part), form(-er time, -ward), from, front, heaviness, × him(-self), honourable, impudent, in, it, look(-eth) (-s), × me, meet, × more than, mouth, of, off, (of) old (time), × on, open, out of, over against, the partial, person, please, presence, prospect, was purposed, by reason of, regard, right forth, serve, × shewbread, sight, state, straight, street, × thee, × them(-selves), through ( -out), till, time(-s) past, (un-) to(-ward), upon, upside ( down), with(-in, -stand), × ye, × you.
face (of seraphim or cherubim)
face (of animals)
face, surface (of ground)
as adv of loc/temp
before and behind, toward, in front of, forward, formerly, from beforetime, before
in front of, before, to the front of, in the presence of, in the face of, at the face or front of, from the presence of, from before, from before the face of
Used in 1891 Verses, 38 Books 2118  Occurrence Count
צָבָא , masculine noun, tzavaʾ — army, war, warfare (value 93)
H6635, צָבָא tsâbâʼ, tsaw-baw'; or (feminine) צְבָאָה tsebâʼâh; from H6633; a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship):—appointed time, (+) army, (+) battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war(-fare).
that which goes forth, army, war, warfare, host
host (of organised army)
host (of angels)
of sun, moon, and stars
of whole creation
war, warfare, service, go out to war
Used in 462 Verses, 27 Books 485  Occurrence Count
קְדֹרַנִּית , adverb, kədoranniyt — as mourners (value 764)
H6941, קְדֹרַנִּית qedôrannîyth, ked-o-ran-neeth'; adverb from H6937; blackish ones (i.e. in sackcloth); used adverbially, in mourning weeds:—mournfully.
Used in 1 Verse, 1 Book 1  Occurrence Count
שָׁוְא , masculine noun, shavəʾ — emptiness, vanity (value 307)
H7723, שָׁוְא shâveʼ, shawv; or שַׁו shav; from the same as H7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjective), uselessness (as deceptive, objective; also adverbially, in vain):—false(-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity.
emptiness, vanity, falsehood
emptiness, nothingness, vanity
emptiness of speech, lying
worthlessness (of conduct)
Used in 48 Verses, 13 Books 53  Occurrence Count
שָׁמַר , verb, shamar — to keep, watch, preserve (value 540)
H8104, שָׁמַר shâmar, shaw-mar'; a primitive root; properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.:—beward, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep(-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch(-man).
to keep, guard, observe, give heed
to keep, have charge of
to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life
watch, watchman (participle)
to watch for, wait for
to watch, observe
to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory)
to keep (within bounds), restrain
to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow)
to keep, preserve, protect
to keep, reserve
to be on one's guard, take heed, take care, beware
to keep oneself, refrain, abstain
to be kept, be guarded
(Piel) to keep, pay heed
(Hithpael) to keep oneself from
Used in 440 Verses, 31 Books 466  Occurrence Count
|Malachi 3:14Modern KJV—Authorized Version
|Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
|Original Text (WLC)
|אֲמַרְתֶּ֕ם שָׁ֖וְא עֲבֹ֣ד אֱלֹהִ֑ים וּמַה־בֶּ֗צַע כִּ֤י שָׁמַ֙רְנוּ֙ מִשְׁמַרְתּ֔וֹ וְכִ֤י הָלַ֙כְנוּ֙ קְדֹ֣רַנִּ֔ית מִפְּנֵ֖י יְהוָ֥ה צְבָאֽוֹת׃
|Verse #23135 (Ch. #928) — 15 words, 62 lettersText Copied!
|Data from Strong's Concordance
|Ye have said,
|It is vain
|and what profit
|is it that we have kept
|and that we have walked
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