Nehemiah 2:5
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
I saidוָאֹמַ֣ר
(va·'o·mar)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
to the king,לַמֶּ֔לֶךְ
(lam·me·lech,)
4428: kingfrom an unused word
"Ifאִם־
(im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
it pleaseטֹ֔וב
(to·vv,)
2895: to be pleasing or gooda prim. root
the king,הַמֶּ֣לֶךְ
(ham·me·lech)
4428: kingfrom an unused word
and ifוְאִם־
(ve·'im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
your servantעַבְדְּךָ֖
(av·de·cha)
5650: slave, servantfrom abad
has found favorיִיטַ֥ב
(yi·tav)
3190: to be good, well, glad, or pleasinga prim. root
beforeלְפָנֶ֑יךָ
(le·fa·nei·cha;)
6440: face, facesfrom panah
you, sendתִּשְׁלָחֵ֣נִי
(tish·la·che·ni)
7971: to senda prim. root
me to Judah,יְהוּדָ֗ה
(ye·hu·dah)
3063: probably "praised," a son of Jacob, also his desc., the S. kingdom, also four Isr.probably from yadah
to the cityעִ֛יר
(ir)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
of my fathers'אֲבֹתַ֖י
(a·vo·tai)
1: fatherfrom an unused word
tombs,קִבְרֹ֥ות
(kiv·ro·vt)
6913: a grave, sepulcherfrom qabar
that I may rebuildוְאֶבְנֶֽנָּה׃
(ve·'ev·nen·nah.)
1129: to builda prim. root
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KJV Lexicon
And I said
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
unto the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
If it please
towb  (tobe)
to be (transitively, do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense;--be (do) better, cheer, be (do, seem) good, (make) goodly, please, (be, do, go, play) well.
the king
melek  (meh'-lek)
a king -- king, royal.
and if thy servant
`ebed  (eh'-bed)
a servant -- bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.
have found favour
yatab  (yaw-tab')
to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right)
in thy sight
paniym  (paw-neem')
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.)
that thou wouldest send
shalach  (shaw-lakh')
to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications)
me unto Judah
Yhuwdah  (yeh-hoo-daw')
celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory -- Judah.
unto the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
of my fathers'
'ab  (awb)
father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application) -- chief, (fore-)father(-less), patrimony, principal. Compare names in Abi-.
sepulchres
qeber,  (keh'-ber)
a sepulchre -- burying place, grave, sepulchre.
that I may build
banah  (baw-naw')
to build (literally and figuratively) -- (begin to) build(-er), obtain children, make, repair, set (up), surely.
it
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I said to the king, "If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor before you, send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers' tombs, that I may rebuild it."

King James Bible
And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and answered the king, "If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor with you, send me to Judah and to the city where my ancestors are buried, so that I may rebuild it."

International Standard Version
and I replied to the king, "If it seems good to you, and if your servant has found favor with you, would you send me to Judah, to the city where my ancestral sepulchers are located, so I can rebuild it?"

NET Bible
and said to the king, "If the king is so inclined and if your servant has found favor in your sight, dispatch me to Judah, to the city with the graves of my ancestors, so that I can rebuild it."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and I asked the king, "If it pleases Your Majesty, and you are willing to grant my request, let me go to Judah, to the city where my ancestors are buried, so that I can rebuild it."

King James 2000 Bible
And I said unto the king, If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you would send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchers, that I may rebuild it.
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