Ecclesiastes 10:20
Text Analysis
1571 [e]גַּ֣ם
4093 [e]בְּמַדָּֽעֲךָ֗
in your thoughtPrep-b | N-msc | 2ms
4428 [e]מֶ֚לֶךְ
the kingN-ms
408 [e]אַל־
7043 [e]תְּקַלֵּ֔ל
do curseV-Piel-Imperf-2ms
2315 [e]וּבְחַדְרֵי֙
and even inConj-w, Prep-b | N-mpc
4904 [e]מִשְׁכָּ֣בְךָ֔
your bedroomN-msc | 2ms
408 [e]אַל־
7043 [e]תְּקַלֵּ֖ל
do curseV-Piel-Imperf-2ms
6223 [e]עָשִׁ֑יר
the richAdj-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
5775 [e]ע֤וֹף
a birdN-msc
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙
of the airArt | N-mp
1980 [e]יוֹלִ֣יךְ
may carryV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
6963 [e]הַקּ֔וֹל
your voiceArt | N-ms
1167 [e]וּבַ֥עַל
andConj-w | N-msc
-Article :: Noun - fd Art | N-fd
3671 [e](כְּנָפַ֖יִם)
a [bird] in flightN-fd
5046 [e]יַגֵּ֥יד
may tellV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
1697 [e]דָּבָֽר׃
the matterN-ms

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 10:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
גַּ֣ם בְּמַדָּֽעֲךָ֗ מֶ֚לֶךְ אַל־תְּקַלֵּ֔ל וּבְחַדְרֵי֙ מִשְׁכָּ֣בְךָ֔ אַל־תְּקַלֵּ֖ל עָשִׁ֑יר כִּ֣י עֹ֤וף הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ יֹולִ֣יךְ אֶת־הַקֹּ֔ול וּבַ֥עַל [הַכְּנָפַיִם כ] (כְּנָפַ֖יִם ק) יַגֵּ֥יד דָּבָֽר׃

קהלת 10:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
גם במדעך מלך אל־תקלל ובחדרי משכבך אל־תקלל עשיר כי עוף השמים יוליך את־הקול ובעל [הכנפים כ] (כנפים ק) יגיד דבר׃

קהלת 10:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
גם במדעך מלך אל־תקלל ובחדרי משכבך אל־תקלל עשיר כי עוף השמים יוליך את־הקול ובעל [הכנפים כ] (כנפים ק) יגיד דבר׃

קהלת 10:20 Hebrew Bible
גם במדעך מלך אל תקלל ובחדרי משכבך אל תקלל עשיר כי עוף השמים יוליך את הקול ובעל הכנפים יגיד דבר׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.

King James Bible
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry the message, and a winged creature may report the matter.
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