Ecclesiastes 10:20
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1571 [e]גַּ֣ם
gam
EvenConj
4093 [e]בְּמַדָּֽעֲךָ֗
bə-mad-dā-‘ă-ḵā,
in your thoughtPrep-b | N-msc | 2ms
4428 [e]מֶ֚לֶךְ
me-leḵ
the kingN-ms
408 [e]אַל־
’al-
notAdv
7043 [e]תְּקַלֵּ֔ל
tə-qal-lêl,
do curseV-Piel-Imperf-2ms
2315 [e]וּבְחַדְרֵי֙
ū-ḇə-ḥaḏ-rê
and even inConj-w, Prep-b | N-mpc
4904 [e]מִשְׁכָּ֣בְךָ֔
miš-kā-ḇə-ḵā,
your bedroomN-msc | 2ms
408 [e]אַל־
’al-
notAdv
7043 [e]תְּקַלֵּ֖ל
tə-qal-lêl
do curseV-Piel-Imperf-2ms
6223 [e]עָשִׁ֑יר
‘ā-šîr;
the richAdj-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
forConj
5775 [e]ע֤וֹף
‘ō-wp̄
a birdN-msc
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙
haš-šā-ma-yim
of the airArt | N-mp
1980 [e]יוֹלִ֣יךְ
yō-w-lîḵ
may carryV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
6963 [e]הַקּ֔וֹל
haq-qō-wl,
your voiceArt | N-ms
1167 [e]וּבַ֥עַל
ū-ḇa-‘al
andConj-w | N-msc
  [הכנפים]
[hak-kə-nā-p̄a-yim
-Article :: Noun - fd Art | N-fd
 
ḵ]
 
3671 [e](כְּנָפַ֖יִם)
(kə-nā-p̄a-yim
a [bird] in flightN-fd
 
q)
 
5046 [e]יַגֵּ֥יד
yag-gêḏ
may tellV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
1697 [e]דָּבָֽר׃
dā-ḇār.
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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