Ecclesiastes 4:1
Text Analysis
7725 [e]וְשַׁ֣בְתִּֽי
And returnedConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
589 [e]אֲנִ֗י
7200 [e]וָאֶרְאֶה֙
and consideredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs
853 [e]אֶת־
3605 [e]כָּל־
6217 [e]הָ֣עֲשֻׁקִ֔ים
the oppressionArt | V-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-mp
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
6213 [e]נַעֲשִׂ֖ים
is doneV-Nifal-Prtcpl-mp
8478 [e]תַּ֣חַת
8121 [e]הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ
the sunArt | N-cs
2009 [e]וְהִנֵּ֣ה ׀
And lookConj-w | Interjection
1832 [e]דִּמְעַ֣ת
the tearsN-fsc
6217 [e]הָעֲשֻׁקִ֗ים
of the oppressedArt | V-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-mp
369 [e]וְאֵ֤ין
but noConj-w | Adv
they havePrep | 3mp
5162 [e]מְנַחֵ֔ם
3027 [e]וּמִיַּ֤ד
and On the sideConj-w, Prep-m | N-fsc
6231 [e]עֹֽשְׁקֵיהֶם֙
of their oppressorsV-Qal-Prtcpl-mpc | 3mp
3581 [e]כֹּ֔חַ
[there is] powerN-ms
369 [e]וְאֵ֥ין
but noConj-w | Adv
they havePrep | 3mp
5162 [e]מְנַחֵֽם׃

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 4:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְשַׁ֣בְתִּֽי אֲנִ֗י וָאֶרְאֶה֙ אֶת־כָּל־הָ֣עֲשֻׁקִ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר נַעֲשִׂ֖ים תַּ֣חַת הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ וְהִנֵּ֣ה ׀ דִּמְעַ֣ת הָעֲשֻׁקִ֗ים וְאֵ֤ין לָהֶם֙ מְנַחֵ֔ם וּמִיַּ֤ד עֹֽשְׁקֵיהֶם֙ כֹּ֔חַ וְאֵ֥ין לָהֶ֖ם מְנַחֵֽם׃

קהלת 4:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ושבתי אני ואראה את־כל־העשקים אשר נעשים תחת השמש והנה ׀ דמעת העשקים ואין להם מנחם ומיד עשקיהם כח ואין להם מנחם׃

קהלת 4:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ושבתי אני ואראה את־כל־העשקים אשר נעשים תחת השמש והנה ׀ דמעת העשקים ואין להם מנחם ומיד עשקיהם כח ואין להם מנחם׃

קהלת 4:1 Hebrew Bible
ושבתי אני ואראה את כל העשקים אשר נעשים תחת השמש והנה דמעת העשקים ואין להם מנחם ומיד עשקיהם כח ואין להם מנחם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression which were being done under the sun. And behold I saw the tears of the oppressed and that they had no one to comfort them; and on the side of their oppressors was power, but they had no one to comfort them.

King James Bible
So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Again, I observed all the acts of oppression being done under the sun. Look at the tears of those who are oppressed; they have no one to comfort them. Power is with those who oppress them; they have no one to comfort them.
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