Deuteronomy 25:9
Text Analysis
5066 [e]וְנִגְּשָׁ֨ה
Then shall comeConj-w | V-Nifal-ConjPerf-3fs
2994 [e]יְבִמְתּ֣וֹ
his brother's widowN-fsc | 3ms
413 [e]אֵלָיו֮
to himPrep | 3ms
5869 [e]לְעֵינֵ֣י
in the presencePrep-l | N-cdc
2205 [e]הַזְּקֵנִים֒
of the eldersArt | Adj-mp
2502 [e]וְחָלְצָ֤ה
and removeConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs
5275 [e]נַעֲלוֹ֙
his sandalN-fsc | 3ms
5921 [e]מֵעַ֣ל
7272 [e]רַגְל֔וֹ
his footN-fsc | 3ms
3417 [e]וְיָרְקָ֖ה
and spitConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs
6440 [e]בְּפָנָ֑יו
in his facePrep-b | N-cpc | 3ms
6030 [e]וְעָֽנְתָה֙
and answerConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs
559 [e]וְאָ֣מְרָ֔ה
and sayConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs
3602 [e]כָּ֚כָה
6213 [e]יֵעָשֶׂ֣ה
shall it be doneV-Nifal-Imperf-3ms
376 [e]לָאִ֔ישׁ
to the manPrep-l, Art | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
3808 [e]לֹא־
1129 [e]יִבְנֶ֖ה
will build upV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
1004 [e]בֵּ֥ית
251 [e]אָחִֽיו‪‬‪‬
of his brotherN-msc | 3ms

Hebrew Texts
דברים 25:9 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְנִגְּשָׁ֨ה יְבִמְתֹּ֣ו אֵלָיו֮ לְעֵינֵ֣י הַזְּקֵנִים֒ וְחָלְצָ֤ה נַעֲלֹו֙ מֵעַ֣ל רַגְלֹ֔ו וְיָרְקָ֖ה בְּפָנָ֑יו וְעָֽנְתָה֙ וְאָ֣מְרָ֔ה כָּ֚כָה יֵעָשֶׂ֣ה לָאִ֔ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹא־יִבְנֶ֖ה אֶת־בֵּ֥ית אָחִֽיו׃

דברים 25:9 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ונגשה יבמתו אליו לעיני הזקנים וחלצה נעלו מעל רגלו וירקה בפניו וענתה ואמרה ככה יעשה לאיש אשר לא־יבנה את־בית אחיו׃

דברים 25:9 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ונגשה יבמתו אליו לעיני הזקנים וחלצה נעלו מעל רגלו וירקה בפניו וענתה ואמרה ככה יעשה לאיש אשר לא־יבנה את־בית אחיו׃

דברים 25:9 Hebrew Bible
ונגשה יבמתו אליו לעיני הזקנים וחלצה נעלו מעל רגלו וירקה בפניו וענתה ואמרה ככה יעשה לאיש אשר לא יבנה את בית אחיו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
then his brother's wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, 'Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother's house.'

King James Bible
Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then his sister-in-law will go up to him in the sight of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she will declare, 'This is what is done to a man who will not build up his brother's house.'
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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