1 Kings 15:17
Text Analysis
5927 [e]וַיַּ֨עַל
And came upConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1201 [e]בַּעְשָׁ֤א
4428 [e]מֶֽלֶךְ־
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵל֙
of IsraelN-proper-ms
5921 [e]עַל־
3063 [e]יְהוּדָ֔ה
1129 [e]וַיִּ֖בֶן
and fortifiedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
7414 [e]הָרָמָ֑ה
RamahArt | N-proper-fs
1115 [e]לְבִלְתִּ֗י
that nonePrep-l
5414 [e]תֵּ֚ת
he might letV-Qal-Inf
3318 [e]יֹצֵ֣א
go outV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
935 [e]וָבָ֔א
or come inConj-w | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
609 [e]לְאָסָ֖א
to AsaPrep-l | N-proper-ms
4428 [e]מֶ֥לֶךְ
3063 [e]יְהוּדָֽה׃
of JudahN-proper-ms

Hebrew Texts
מלכים א 15:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּ֨עַל בַּעְשָׁ֤א מֶֽלֶךְ־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ עַל־יְהוּדָ֔ה וַיִּ֖בֶן אֶת־הָרָמָ֑ה לְבִלְתִּ֗י תֵּ֚ת יֹצֵ֣א וָבָ֔א לְאָסָ֖א מֶ֥לֶךְ יְהוּדָֽה׃

מלכים א 15:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויעל בעשא מלך־ישראל על־יהודה ויבן את־הרמה לבלתי תת יצא ובא לאסא מלך יהודה׃

מלכים א 15:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויעל בעשא מלך־ישראל על־יהודה ויבן את־הרמה לבלתי תת יצא ובא לאסא מלך יהודה׃

מלכים א 15:17 Hebrew Bible
ויעל בעשא מלך ישראל על יהודה ויבן את הרמה לבלתי תת יצא ובא לאסא מלך יהודה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.

King James Bible
And Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel's King Baasha went to war against Judah. He built Ramah in order to deny anyone access to Judah's King Asa.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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