Nehemiah 6:3
7971 [e]   3
wā·’eš·lə·ḥāh   3
וָאֶשְׁלְחָ֨ה   3
So I sent   3
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConsecImperf‑1cs | 3fs   3
5921 [e]
‘ă·lê·hem
עֲלֵיהֶ֤ם
to them
Prep | 3mp
4397 [e]
mal·’ā·ḵîm
מַלְאָכִים֙
messengers
N‑mp
  
 

 
 
 559 [e]
lê·mōr,
לֵאמֹ֔ר
saying
Prep‑l | V‑Qal‑Inf
  
 

 
 
 4399 [e]
mə·lā·ḵāh
מְלָאכָ֤ה
a work
N‑fs
1419 [e]
ḡə·ḏō·w·lāh
גְדוֹלָה֙
great
Adj‑fs
589 [e]
’ă·nî
אֲנִ֣י
I
Pro‑1cs
6213 [e]
‘ō·śeh,
עֹשֶׂ֔ה
[am] doing
V‑Qal‑Prtcpl‑ms
3808 [e]
wə·lō
וְלֹ֥א
so that cannot
Conj‑w | Adv‑NegPrt
3201 [e]
’ū·ḵal
אוּכַ֖ל
I
V‑Qal‑Imperf‑1cs
  
 

 
 
 3381 [e]
lā·re·ḏeṯ;
לָרֶ֑דֶת
come down
Prep‑l | V‑Qal‑Inf
4100 [e]
lām·māh
לָ֣מָּה
why
Interrog
  
 

 
 
 7673 [e]
ṯiš·baṯ
תִשְׁבַּ֤ת
should cease
V‑Qal‑Imperf‑3fs
4399 [e]
ham·mə·lā·ḵāh
הַמְּלָאכָה֙
the work
Art | N‑fs
834 [e]
ka·’ă·šer
כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר
while
Prep‑k | Pro‑r
7503 [e]
’ar·pe·hā,
אַרְפֶּ֔הָ
I leave it
V‑Hifil‑Imperf‑1cs | 3fs
3381 [e]
wə·yā·raḏ·tî
וְיָרַדְתִּ֖י
and go down
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConjPerf‑1cs
  
 
.
 
 
 413 [e]
’ă·lê·ḵem.
אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃
to you
Prep | 2mp








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I sent messengers to them, saying, “ I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you? ”

New American Standard Bible
So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?"

King James Bible
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I [am] doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
Parallel Verses
International Standard Version
So I sent messengers to them, replying "I am involved in a great endeavor, so I can't leave. Why should the work stop while I leave it to come down to you?"

American Standard Version
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?

Young's Literal Translation
And I send unto them messengers, saying, 'A great work I am doing, and I am not able to come down; why doth the work cease when I let it alone, and have come down unto you?'
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