2 Kings 18:26
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
471 [e]אֶלְיָקִ֣ים
’el-yā-qîm
EliakimN-proper-ms
1121 [e]בֶּן־
ben-
sonN-msc
2518 [e]חִ֠לְקִיָּהוּ
ḥil-qî-yā-hū
of HilkiahN-proper-ms
7644 [e]וְשֶׁבְנָ֨ה
wə-šeḇ-nāh
and ShebnaConj-w | N-proper-ms
3098 [e]וְיוֹאָ֜ח
wə-yō-w-’āḥ
and JoahConj-w | N-proper-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
  רַב־
raḇ-
-Noun - masculine singular N-ms
7262 [e]שָׁקֵ֗ה
šā-qêh,
the RabshakehN-ms
1696 [e]דַּבֶּר־
dab-ber-
speakV-Piel-Imp-ms
4994 [e]נָ֤א
pleaseInterjection
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
5650 [e]עֲבָדֶ֙יךָ֙
‘ă-ḇā-ḏe-ḵā
your servantsN-mpc | 2ms
762 [e]אֲרָמִ֔ית
’ă-rā-mîṯ,
in AramaicN-proper-fs
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
forConj
8085 [e]שֹׁמְעִ֖ים
šō-mə-‘îm
understand [it]V-Qal-Prtcpl-mp
587 [e]אֲנָ֑חְנוּ
’ă-nā-ḥə-nū;
wePro-1cp
408 [e]וְאַל־
wə-’al-
and notConj-w | Adv
1696 [e]תְּדַבֵּ֤ר
tə-ḏab-bêr
do speakV-Piel-Imperf-2ms
5973 [e]עִמָּ֙נוּ֙
‘im-mā-nū
to usPrep | 1cp
3066 [e]יְהוּדִ֔ית
yə-hū-ḏîṯ,
in HebrewN-proper-fs
241 [e]בְּאָזְנֵ֣י
bə-’ā-zə-nê
in the hearingPrep-b | N-fdc
5971 [e]הָעָ֔ם
hā-‘ām,
of the peopleArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֖ר
’ă-šer
who [are]Pro-r
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
onPrep
2346 [e]הַחֹמָֽה׃
ha-ḥō-māh.
the wallArt | N-fs









Hebrew Texts
מלכים ב 18:26 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֶלְיָקִ֣ים בֶּן־חִ֠לְקִיָּהוּ וְשֶׁבְנָ֨ה וְיֹואָ֜ח אֶל־רַב־שָׁקֵ֗ה דַּבֶּר־נָ֤א אֶל־עֲבָדֶ֙יךָ֙ אֲרָמִ֔ית כִּ֥י שֹׁמְעִ֖ים אֲנָ֑חְנוּ וְאַל־תְּדַבֵּ֤ר עִמָּ֙נוּ֙ יְהוּדִ֔ית בְּאָזְנֵ֣י הָעָ֔ם אֲשֶׁ֖ר עַל־הַחֹמָֽה׃

מלכים ב 18:26 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר אליקים בן־חלקיהו ושבנה ויואח אל־רב־שקה דבר־נא אל־עבדיך ארמית כי שמעים אנחנו ואל־תדבר עמנו יהודית באזני העם אשר על־החמה׃

מלכים ב 18:26 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר אליקים בן־חלקיהו ושבנה ויואח אל־רב־שקה דבר־נא אל־עבדיך ארמית כי שמעים אנחנו ואל־תדבר עמנו יהודית באזני העם אשר על־החמה׃

מלכים ב 18:26 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר אליקים בן חלקיהו ושבנה ויואח אל רב שקה דבר נא אל עבדיך ארמית כי שמעים אנחנו ואל תדבר עמנו יהודית באזני העם אשר על החמה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, "Speak now to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak with us in Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."

King James Bible
Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Eliakim son of Hilkiah, Shebnah, and Joah said to the Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don't speak with us in Hebrew within earshot of the people on the wall."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Speak. Perceiving that the object of this blasphemous caitiff was to stir up the people to sedition, they mildly and reasonably required him to make his proposals in the Syrian language.

in the Syrian language.

Ezra 4:7 And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, …

Isaiah 36:11,12 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah to Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray …

Daniel 2:4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for …

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