Deuteronomy 26:5
Text Analysis
6030 [e]וְעָנִ֨יתָ
And you shall answerConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-2ms
559 [e]וְאָמַרְתָּ֜
and sayConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-2ms
6440 [e]לִפְנֵ֣י ׀
beforePrep-l | N-cpc
3068 [e]יְהוָ֣ה
430 [e]אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ
your GodN-mpc | 2ms
761 [e]אֲרַמִּי֙
a SyrianN-proper-ms
6 [e]אֹבֵ֣ד
about to perishV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
1 [e]אָבִ֔י
My father [was]N-msc | 1cs
3381 [e]וַיֵּ֣רֶד
and he went downConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4714 [e]מִצְרַ֔יְמָה
to EgyptN-proper-fs | 3fs
1481 [e]וַיָּ֥גָר
and dweltConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
8033 [e]שָׁ֖ם
4462 [e]בִּמְתֵ֣י
MemucanPrep-b | N-mpc
4592 [e]מְעָ֑ט
few in numberAdj-ms
1961 [e]וַֽיְהִי־
and he becameConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
8033 [e]שָׁ֕ם
1471 [e]לְג֥וֹי
a nationPrep-l | N-ms
1419 [e]גָּד֖וֹל
6099 [e]עָצ֥וּם
7227 [e]וָרָֽב׃
and populousConj-w | Adj-ms

Hebrew Texts
דברים 26:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְעָנִ֨יתָ וְאָמַרְתָּ֜ לִפְנֵ֣י ׀ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ אֲרַמִּי֙ אֹבֵ֣ד אָבִ֔י וַיֵּ֣רֶד מִצְרַ֔יְמָה וַיָּ֥גָר שָׁ֖ם בִּמְתֵ֣י מְעָ֑ט וַֽיְהִי־שָׁ֕ם לְגֹ֥וי גָּדֹ֖ול עָצ֥וּם וָרָֽב׃

דברים 26:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וענית ואמרת לפני ׀ יהוה אלהיך ארמי אבד אבי וירד מצרימה ויגר שם במתי מעט ויהי־שם לגוי גדול עצום ורב׃

דברים 26:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וענית ואמרת לפני ׀ יהוה אלהיך ארמי אבד אבי וירד מצרימה ויגר שם במתי מעט ויהי־שם לגוי גדול עצום ורב׃

דברים 26:5 Hebrew Bible
וענית ואמרת לפני יהוה אלהיך ארמי אבד אבי וירד מצרימה ויגר שם במתי מעט ויהי שם לגוי גדול עצום ורב׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You shall answer and say before the LORD your God, 'My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; but there he became a great, mighty and populous nation.

King James Bible
And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to respond by saying in the presence of the LORD your God: My father was a wandering Aramean. He went down to Egypt with a few people and lived there. There he became a great, powerful, and populous nation.
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