Exodus 15:23
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
935 [e]וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ
way-yā-ḇō-’ū
And when they cameConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
4785 [e]מָרָ֔תָה
mā-rā-ṯāh,
to MarahN-proper-fs | 3fs
3808 [e]וְלֹ֣א
wə-lō
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3201 [e]יָֽכְל֗וּ
yā-ḵə-lū,
they couldV-Qal-Perf-3cp
8354 [e]לִשְׁתֹּ֥ת
liš-tōṯ
drinkPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
4325 [e]מַ֙יִם֙
ma-yim
the watersN-mp
4785 [e]מִמָּרָ֔ה
mim-mā-rāh,
of MarahPrep-m | N-proper-fs
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
forConj
4751 [e]מָרִ֖ים
mā-rîm
[were] bitterAdj-mp
1992 [e]הֵ֑ם
hêm;
theyPro-3mp
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
UponPrep
3651 [e]כֵּ֥ן
kên
thusAdv
7121 [e]קָרָֽא־
qā-rā-
was calledV-Qal-Perf-3ms
8034 [e]שְׁמָ֖הּ
šə-māh
the name of itN-msc | 3fs
4785 [e]מָרָֽה׃
mā-rāh.
MarahN-proper-fs









Hebrew Texts
שמות 15:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ מָרָ֔תָה וְלֹ֣א יָֽכְל֗וּ לִשְׁתֹּ֥ת מַ֙יִם֙ מִמָּרָ֔ה כִּ֥י מָרִ֖ים הֵ֑ם עַל־כֵּ֥ן קָרָֽא־שְׁמָ֖הּ מָרָֽה׃

שמות 15:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויבאו מרתה ולא יכלו לשתת מים ממרה כי מרים הם על־כן קרא־שמה מרה׃

שמות 15:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויבאו מרתה ולא יכלו לשתת מים ממרה כי מרים הם על־כן קרא־שמה מרה׃

שמות 15:23 Hebrew Bible
ויבאו מרתה ולא יכלו לשתת מים ממרה כי מרים הם על כן קרא שמה מרה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah.

King James Bible
And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They came to Marah, but they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter--that is why it was named Marah.
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