Isaiah 36:21
Text Analysis
2790 [e]וַֽיַּחֲרִ֔ישׁוּ
but they held their peaceConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3mp
3808 [e]וְלֹֽא־
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
6030 [e]עָנ֥וּ
853 [e]אֹת֖וֹ
himDirObjM | 3ms
1697 [e]דָּבָ֑ר
a wordN-ms
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
4687 [e]מִצְוַ֨ת
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ
of the kingArt | N-ms
1931 [e]הִ֛יא
559 [e]לֵאמֹ֖ר
sayingPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
6030 [e]תַעֲנֻֽהוּ׃
do answer himV-Qal-Imperf-2mp | 3ms

Hebrew Texts
ישעה 36:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַֽיַּחֲרִ֔ישׁוּ וְלֹֽא־עָנ֥וּ אֹתֹ֖ו דָּבָ֑ר כִּֽי־מִצְוַ֨ת הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ הִ֛יא לֵאמֹ֖ר לֹ֥א תַעֲנֻֽהוּ׃

ישעה 36:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויחרישו ולא־ענו אתו דבר כי־מצות המלך היא לאמר לא תענהו׃

ישעה 36:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויחרישו ולא־ענו אתו דבר כי־מצות המלך היא לאמר לא תענהו׃

ישעה 36:21 Hebrew Bible
ויחרישו ולא ענו אתו דבר כי מצות המלך היא לאמר לא תענהו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king's commandment was, "Do not answer him."

King James Bible
But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they kept silent; they didn't say anything, for the king's command was, "Don't answer him."
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