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Examples of Avodah Used in OT as Work and Worship

With the aid of the Englishman’s Concordance it is easy to see the variety of ways the Hebrew word %$”3 Avodah (Ah’-voh-dah: Strongs #5656)is rendered in the Authorized Version of the Bible.

In the following examples, the translation of the Hebrew word, Avodah, is highlighted by bold and italics.

Examples of Avodah in Work

Exod 1:14
And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

Exod 5:11
Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.

Lev 25:39
And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

1 Chr 27:26
And over them that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:

Ps 104:23
Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

Lam 1:3
Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.

Examples of Avodah Used in Worship

Exod 36:1
Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.

Num 4:47
From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation,

1 Chr 6:32
And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.

1 Chr 28:15
Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick.

Isa 28:21
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

Isa 32:17

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

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