2 Kings 20:10
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙
way-yō-mer
and answeredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
2396 [e]יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ
yə-ḥiz-qî-yā-hū,
HezekiahN-proper-ms
7043 [e]נָקֵ֣ל
nā-qêl
it is an easy thingV-Nifal-Perf-3ms
6738 [e]לַצֵּ֔ל
laṣ-ṣêl,
for the shadowPrep-l, Art | N-ms
5186 [e]לִנְט֖וֹת
lin-ṭō-wṯ
to go downPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
6235 [e]עֶ֣שֶׂר
‘e-śer
tenNumber-fsc
4609 [e]מַעֲל֑וֹת
ma-‘ă-lō-wṯ;
degreesN-fp
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
noAdv-NegPrt
3588 [e]כִ֔י
ḵî,
butConj
7725 [e]יָשׁ֥וּב
yā-šūḇ
let goV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
6738 [e]הַצֵּ֛ל
haṣ-ṣêl
the shadowArt | N-ms
322 [e]אֲחֹרַנִּ֖ית
’ă-ḥō-ran-nîṯ
backwardAdv
6235 [e]עֶ֥שֶׂר
‘e-śer
tenNumber-fsc
4609 [e]מַעֲלֽוֹת׃
ma-‘ă-lō-wṯ.
degreesN-fp









Hebrew Texts
מלכים ב 20:10 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ יְחִזְקִיָּ֔הוּ נָקֵ֣ל לַצֵּ֔ל לִנְטֹ֖ות עֶ֣שֶׂר מַעֲלֹ֑ות לֹ֣א כִ֔י יָשׁ֥וּב הַצֵּ֛ל אֲחֹרַנִּ֖ית עֶ֥שֶׂר מַעֲלֹֽות׃

מלכים ב 20:10 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר יחזקיהו נקל לצל לנטות עשר מעלות לא כי ישוב הצל אחרנית עשר מעלות׃

מלכים ב 20:10 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר יחזקיהו נקל לצל לנטות עשר מעלות לא כי ישוב הצל אחרנית עשר מעלות׃

מלכים ב 20:10 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר יחזקיהו נקל לצל לנטות עשר מעלות לא כי ישוב הצל אחרנית עשר מעלות׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So Hezekiah answered, "It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps."

King James Bible
And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Hezekiah answered, "It's easy for the shadow to lengthen 10 steps. No, let the shadow go back 10 steps."
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