1 Kings 2:9
Text Analysis
6258 [e]וְעַתָּה֙
Now thereforeConj-w | Adv
408 [e]אַל־
5352 [e]תְּנַקֵּ֔הוּ
do hold him guiltlessV-Piel-Imperf-2ms | 3ms
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
376 [e]אִ֥ישׁ
a manN-ms
2450 [e]חָכָ֖ם
859 [e]אָ֑תָּה
you [are]Pro-2ms
3045 [e]וְיָֽדַעְתָּ֙
and knowConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-2ms
853 [e]אֵ֣ת
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
6213 [e]תַּֽעֲשֶׂה־
you ought to doV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
to himPrep | 3ms
3381 [e]וְהוֹרַדְתָּ֧
but bring downConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-2ms
853 [e]אֶת־
7872 [e]שֵׂיבָת֛וֹ
his gray hairN-fsc | 3ms
1818 [e]בְּדָ֖ם
in bloodPrep-b | N-ms
7585 [e]שְׁאֽוֹל׃
to the graveN-cs

Hebrew Texts
מלכים א 2:9 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְעַתָּה֙ אַל־תְּנַקֵּ֔הוּ כִּ֛י אִ֥ישׁ חָכָ֖ם אָ֑תָּה וְיָֽדַעְתָּ֙ אֵ֣ת אֲשֶׁ֣ר תַּֽעֲשֶׂה־לֹּ֔ו וְהֹורַדְתָּ֧ אֶת־שֵׂיבָתֹ֛ו בְּדָ֖ם שְׁאֹֽול׃

מלכים א 2:9 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ועתה אל־תנקהו כי איש חכם אתה וידעת את אשר תעשה־לו והורדת את־שיבתו בדם שאול׃

מלכים א 2:9 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ועתה אל־תנקהו כי איש חכם אתה וידעת את אשר תעשה־לו והורדת את־שיבתו בדם שאול׃

מלכים א 2:9 Hebrew Bible
ועתה אל תנקהו כי איש חכם אתה וידעת את אשר תעשה לו והורדת את שיבתו בדם שאול׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Now therefore, do not let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you will bring his gray hair down to Sheol with blood."

King James Bible
Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So don't let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man. You know how to deal with him to bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

hold him Do not consider him as an innocent man; for, as thou art a wise man, and knowest how to treat such persons, threat him as he deserves; only as I have sworn to him that I would not put him to death, `bring NOT his hoar head down to the grave with blood.' So Solomon understood David; for, after he had commanded Joab to be slain, in obedience to his father, he sent for Shimei, and knowing he ought to be well watched, he confined him to Jerusalem for the rest of his life: and so it appears David should be understood; for the negative particle {lo}, in the former clause, `hold him {not} guiltless,' should be repeated in the latter clause, though not expressed; instances of which frequently occur in the Hebrew Scriptures.

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