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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaHANDMAID
hand'-mad: Which appears often in the Old Testament, but seldom in the New Testament, like bondmaid, is used to translate two Hebrew words (shiphchah, and 'amah) both of which normally mean a female slave. It is used to translate the former word in the ordinary sense of female slave in Genesis 16:1; Genesis 25:12; Genesis 29:24, 29 Proverbs 30:23 Jeremiah 34:11, 16 Joel 2:29; to translate the latter word in Exodus 23:12 Judges 19:19 2 Samuel 6:20. It is used as a term of humility and respectful self-depreciation in the presence of great men, prophets and kings, to translate the former word in Ruth 2:13 1 Samuel 1:18; 1 Samuel 28:21; 2 Samuel 14:6 2 Kings 4:2, 16; it translates the latter word in the same sense in Ruth 3:9 1 Samuel 1:16; 1 Samuel 25:24, 28, 31, 41; 2 Samuel 20:17 1 Kings 1:13, 17; 1 Kings 3:20. It is also used to express a sense of religious humility in translating the latter word only, and appears in this sense in but three passages, 1 Samuel 1:11 Psalm 86:16; Psalm 116:16.
See HOLY SPIRIT.
Greek1399. doule -- female slave, bondmaid.
... female slave, bondwoman Feminine of doulos; a female slave (involuntarily or
voluntarily) -- handmaid(-en). see GREEK doulos. (doulas) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew519. amah -- a maid, handmaid
... 518, 519. amah. 520 . a maid, handmaid. Transliteration: amah Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-maw') Short Definition: maidservant. ... handmaid, bondwoman, maidservant. ...
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Easton's Bible DictionaryServant (Genesis 16:1; Ruth 3:9; Luke 1:48). It is probable that Hagar was Sarah's personal attendant while she was in the house of Pharaoh, and was among those maid-servants whom Abram had brought from Egypt.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary(n.) Alt. of Handmaiden.
ThesaurusZilpah (7 Occurrences)
... Drooping, Leah's handmaid, and the mother of Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:9-13). ... Genesis
29:24 Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid to his daughter Leah for a handmaid. ...
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Bilhah (11 Occurrences)
Maid (57 Occurrences)
Bondmaid (18 Occurrences)
Maidservant (73 Occurrences)
Maiden (40 Occurrences)
Sar'ai (12 Occurrences)
Inherit (98 Occurrences)
Leah (30 Occurrences)
Voweth (8 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceHandmaid (77 Occurrences)
Luke 1:38 Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word." The angel departed from her.
Luke 1:48 for he has looked at the humble state of his handmaid. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed.
Galatians 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the free woman.
Galatians 4:23 However, the son by the handmaid was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise.
Galatians 4:30 However what does the Scripture say? "Throw out the handmaid and her son, for the son of the handmaid will not inherit with the son of the free woman."
Galatians 4:31 So then, brothers, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the free woman.
Genesis 16:1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Genesis 16:2 Sarai said to Abram, "See now, Yahweh has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my handmaid. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.
Genesis 16:3 Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife.
Genesis 16:5 Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. Yahweh judge between me and you."
Genesis 16:6 And Abram saith unto Sarai, 'Lo, thine handmaid 'is' in thine hand, do to her that which is good in thine eyes;' and Sarai afflicted her, and she fleeth from her presence.
Genesis 16:8 He said, "Hagar, Sarai's handmaid, where did you come from? Where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai."
Genesis 21:10 Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this handmaid and her son! For the son of this handmaid will not be heir with my son, Isaac."
Genesis 21:12 God said to Abraham, "Don't let it be grievous in your sight because of the boy, and because of your handmaid. In all that Sarah says to you, listen to her voice. For from Isaac will your seed be called.
Genesis 21:13 I will also make a nation of the son of the handmaid, because he is your seed."
Genesis 25:12 Now this is the history of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bore to Abraham.
Genesis 29:24 Laban gave Zilpah his handmaid to his daughter Leah for a handmaid.
Genesis 29:29 Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.
Genesis 30:3 And she saith, 'Lo, my handmaid Bilhah, go in unto her, and she doth bear on my knees, and I am built up, even I, from her;'
Genesis 30:4 She gave him Bilhah her handmaid as wife, and Jacob went in to her.
Genesis 30:7 Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
Genesis 30:9 When Leah saw that she had finished bearing, she took Zilpah, her handmaid, and gave her to Jacob as a wife.
Genesis 30:10 Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bore Jacob a son.
Genesis 30:12 Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, bore Jacob a second son.
Genesis 30:18 Leah said, "God has given me my hire, because I gave my handmaid to my husband." She named him Issachar.
Genesis 35:25 The sons of Bilhah (Rachel's handmaid): Dan and Naphtali.
Genesis 35:26 The sons of Zilpah (Leah's handmaid): Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan Aram.
Exodus 2:5 Pharaoh's daughter came down to bathe at the river. Her maidens walked along by the riverside. She saw the basket among the reeds, and sent her handmaid to get it.
Exodus 20:10 but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.
Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
Exodus 21:7 And if a man shall sell his daughter as a handmaid, she shall not go out as the bondmen go out.
Exodus 21:20 And if a man strike his bondman or his handmaid with a staff, and he die under his hand, he shall certainly be avenged.
Exodus 21:26 And if a man strike the eye of his bondman or the eye of his handmaid, and it be marred, he shall let him go for his eye.
Exodus 21:27 And if he knock out his bondman's tooth or his handmaid's tooth, he shall let him go free for his tooth.
Exodus 21:32 If the ox gore a bondman or a handmaid, he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
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.
Leviticus 25:6 And the sabbath of the land shall be for food for you, for thee, and for thy bondman, and for thy handmaid, and for thy hired servant, and for him that dwelleth as a sojourner with thee, and for thy cattle,
Leviticus 25:44 And as for thy bondman and thy handmaid whom thou shalt have of the nations that are round about you, of them shall ye buy bondmen and handmaids.
Deuteronomy 5:14 but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy sojourner that is within thy gates; that thy bondman and thy handmaid may rest as well as thou.
Deuteronomy 5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
Deuteronomy 12:18 but before Jehovah thy God shalt thou eat them in the place which Jehovah thy God will choose, thou and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy bondman, and thy handmaid, and the Levite that is within thy gates; and thou shalt rejoice before Jehovah thy God in all the business of thy hand.
Deuteronomy 15:17 then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear and into the door; and he shall be thy bondman for ever. And also unto thy handmaid thou shalt do likewise.
Deuteronomy 16:11 and thou shalt rejoice before Jehovah thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy bondman, and thy handmaid, and the Levite that is in thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow that are in thy midst in the place that Jehovah thy God will choose to cause his name to dwell there.
Deuteronomy 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy bondman, and thy handmaid, and the Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in thy gates.
Judges 9:18 and ye have risen against the house of my father to-day, and slay his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and cause Abimelech son of his handmaid to reign over the masters of Shechem, because he 'is' your brother --
Judges 19:19 Yet there is both straw and provender for our donkeys; and there is bread and wine also for me, and for your handmaid, and for the young man who is with your servants: there is no want of anything."
Ruth 2:13 Then she said, "Let me find favor in your sight, my lord, because you have comforted me, and because you have spoken kindly to your handmaid, though I am not as one of your handmaidens."
Ruth 3:9 He said, "Who are you?" She answered, "I am Ruth your handmaid. Therefore spread your skirt over your handmaid; for you are a near kinsman."
1 Samuel 1:11 She vowed a vow, and said, "Yahweh of Armies, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me, and not forget your handmaid, but will give to your handmaid a boy, then I will give him to Yahweh all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come on his head."
1 Samuel 1:16 Don't count your handmaid for a wicked woman; for I have been speaking out of the abundance of my complaint and my provocation."
1 Samuel 1:18 She said, "Let your handmaid find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way, and ate; and her facial expression wasn't sad any more.
1 Samuel 25:24 She fell at his feet, and said, "On me, my lord, on me be the iniquity; and please let your handmaid speak in your ears. Hear the words of your handmaid.
1 Samuel 25:25 Please don't let my lord regard this worthless fellow, even Nabal; for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name, and folly is with him; but I, your handmaid, didn't see the young men of my lord, whom you sent.
1 Samuel 25:27 And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.
1 Samuel 25:28 Please forgive the trespass of your handmaid. For Yahweh will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord fights the battles of Yahweh; and evil shall not be found in you all your days.
1 Samuel 25:31 that this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. When Yahweh has dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid."
1 Samuel 25:41 She arose, and bowed herself with her face to the earth, and said, "Behold, your handmaid is a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord."
1 Samuel 28:21 The woman came to Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said to him, "Behold, your handmaid has listened to your voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have listened to your words which you spoke to me.
1 Samuel 28:22 Now therefore, please listen also to the voice of your handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before you; and eat, that you may have strength, when you go on your way."
2 Samuel 14:6 Your handmaid had two sons, and they both fought together in the field, and there was no one to part them, but the one struck the other, and killed him.
2 Samuel 14:7 Behold, the whole family has risen against your handmaid, and they say,'Deliver him who struck his brother, that we may kill him for the life of his brother whom he killed, and so destroy the heir also.' Thus they would quench my coal which is left, and would leave to my husband neither name nor remainder on the surface of the earth."
2 Samuel 14:12 Then the woman said, "Please let your handmaid speak a word to my lord the king." He said, "Say on."
2 Samuel 14:15 Now therefore seeing that I have come to speak this word to my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and your handmaid said,'I will now speak to the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his servant.'
2 Samuel 14:16 For the king will hear, to deliver his handmaid out of the hand of the man that would destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God.
2 Samuel 14:17 Then your handmaid said,'Please let the word of my lord the king bring rest; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad. May Yahweh, your God, be with you.'"
2 Samuel 14:19 The king said, "Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?" The woman answered, "As your soul lives, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken; for your servant Joab, he urged me, and he put all these words in the mouth of your handmaid;
2 Samuel 20:17 He came near to her; and the woman said, "Are you Joab?" He answered, "I am." Then she said to him, "Hear the words of your handmaid." He answered, "I do hear."
1 Kings 1:13 Go in to king David, and tell him,'Didn't you, my lord, king, swear to your handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne? Why then does Adonijah reign?'
1 Kings 1:17 She said to him, "My lord, you swore by Yahweh your God to your handmaid,'Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.'
1 Kings 3:20 She arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
2 Kings 4:2 Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me: what do you have in the house?" She said, "Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil."
2 Kings 4:16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
Job 31:13 If I despise the cause of my man-servant, And of my handmaid, In their contending with me,
Psalms 86:16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me! Give your strength to your servant. Save the son of your handmaid.
Psalms 116:16 Yahweh, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains.
Proverbs 30:23 for an unloved woman when she is married; and a handmaid who is heir to her mistress.
Jeremiah 34:16 but you turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom you had let go free at their pleasure, to return; and you brought them into subjection, to be to you for servants and for handmaids.
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