Genesis 44:18
Text Analysis
5066 [e]וַיִּגַּ֨שׁ
And came nearConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֵלָ֜יו
to himPrep | 3ms
3063 [e]יְהוּדָ֗ה
559 [e]וַיֹּאמֶר֮
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
994 [e]בִּ֣י
OhPrep | 1cs
113 [e]אֲדֹנִי֒
my lordN-msc | 1cs
1696 [e]יְדַבֶּר־
let speakV-Piel-Imperf-3ms
4994 [e]נָ֨א
5650 [e]עַבְדְּךָ֤
your servantN-msc | 2ms
1697 [e]דָבָר֙
a wordN-ms
241 [e]בְּאָזְנֵ֣י
in the earsPrep-b | N-fdc
113 [e]אֲדֹנִ֔י
of my lordN-msc | 1cs
408 [e]וְאַל־
and notConj-w | Adv
2734 [e]יִ֥חַר
do let burnV-Qal-Imperf.Jus-3ms
639 [e]אַפְּךָ֖
your angerN-msc | 2ms
5650 [e]בְּעַבְדֶּ֑ךָ
against your servantPrep-b | N-msc | 2ms
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
3644 [e]כָמ֖וֹךָ
you [are] evenPrep | 2ms
6547 [e]כְּפַרְעֹֽה׃
like PharaohPrep-k | N-proper-ms

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 44:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּגַּ֨שׁ אֵלָ֜יו יְהוּדָ֗ה וַיֹּאמֶר֮ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִי֒ יְדַבֶּר־נָ֨א עַבְדְּךָ֤ דָבָר֙ בְּאָזְנֵ֣י אֲדֹנִ֔י וְאַל־יִ֥חַר אַפְּךָ֖ בְּעַבְדֶּ֑ךָ כִּ֥י כָמֹ֖וךָ כְּפַרְעֹֽה׃

בראשית 44:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויגש אליו יהודה ויאמר בי אדני ידבר־נא עבדך דבר באזני אדני ואל־יחר אפך בעבדך כי כמוך כפרעה׃

בראשית 44:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויגש אליו יהודה ויאמר בי אדני ידבר־נא עבדך דבר באזני אדני ואל־יחר אפך בעבדך כי כמוך כפרעה׃

בראשית 44:18 Hebrew Bible
ויגש אליו יהודה ויאמר בי אדני ידבר נא עבדך דבר באזני אדני ואל יחר אפך בעבדך כי כמוך כפרעה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Judah approached him, and said, "Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord's ears, and do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.

King James Bible
Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Judah approached him and said, "Sir, please let your servant speak personally to my lord. Do not be angry with your servant, for you are like Pharaoh.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Oh my Lord. 'No paraphrase,' says Dr. A. Clarke, `can heighten the effect of Judah's address to Joseph. To add, would be to diminish its excellence; to attempt to {explain}, would be to obscure its beauties; to clothe the ideas in other language than that of Judah, and his translators in our Bible, would ruin its energy, and destroy its influence. It is perhaps one of the most tender, affecting pieces of natural oratory ever spoken or penned: and we need not wonder to find that, when Joseph heard it, he could not refrain himself, but wept aloud. His soul must have been insensible beyond what is common to human nature, had he not immediately yielded to a speech so delicately tender, and so powerfully impressive.'

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