Judges 12:6
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ
then they would sayConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
to himPrep | 3ms
559 [e]אֱמָר־
4994 [e]נָ֨א
7641 [e]שִׁבֹּ֜לֶת
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
and he would sayConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
5451 [e]סִבֹּ֗לֶת
3808 [e]וְלֹ֤א
for notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3559 [e]יָכִין֙
he couldV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms
1696 [e]לְדַבֵּ֣ר
pronounce [it]Prep-l | V-Piel-Inf
3651 [e]כֵּ֔ן
270 [e]וַיֹּאחֲז֣וּ
And they would takeConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
853 [e]אוֹת֔וֹ
himDirObjM | 3ms
7819 [e]וַיִּשְׁחָט֖וּהוּ
and kill himConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp | 3ms
413 [e]אֶל־
4569 [e]מַעְבְּר֣וֹת
the fordsN-fpc
3383 [e]הַיַּרְדֵּ֑ן
of the JordanArt | N-proper-fs
5307 [e]וַיִּפֹּ֞ל
And there fellConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
6256 [e]בָּעֵ֤ת
at timePrep-b, Art | N-cs
1931 [e]הַהִיא֙
thatArt | Pro-3fs
669 [e]מֵֽאֶפְרַ֔יִם
of EphraimPrep-m | N-proper-ms
705 [e]אַרְבָּעִ֥ים
8147 [e]וּשְׁנַ֖יִם
and twoConj-w | Number-md
505 [e]אָֽלֶף׃

Hebrew Texts
שופטים 12:6 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ לֹו֩ אֱמָר־נָ֨א שִׁבֹּ֜לֶת וַיֹּ֣אמֶר סִבֹּ֗לֶת וְלֹ֤א יָכִין֙ לְדַבֵּ֣ר כֵּ֔ן וַיֹּאחֲז֣וּ אֹותֹ֔ו וַיִּשְׁחָט֖וּהוּ אֶל־מַעְבְּרֹ֣ות הַיַּרְדֵּ֑ן וַיִּפֹּ֞ל בָּעֵ֤ת הַהִיא֙ מֵֽאֶפְרַ֔יִם אַרְבָּעִ֥ים וּשְׁנַ֖יִם אָֽלֶף׃

שופטים 12:6 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמרו לו אמר־נא שבלת ויאמר סבלת ולא יכין לדבר כן ויאחזו אותו וישחטוהו אל־מעברות הירדן ויפל בעת ההיא מאפרים ארבעים ושנים אלף׃

שופטים 12:6 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמרו לו אמר־נא שבלת ויאמר סבלת ולא יכין לדבר כן ויאחזו אותו וישחטוהו אל־מעברות הירדן ויפל בעת ההיא מאפרים ארבעים ושנים אלף׃

שופטים 12:6 Hebrew Bible
ויאמרו לו אמר נא שבלת ויאמר סבלת ולא יכין לדבר כן ויאחזו אותו וישחטוהו אל מעברות הירדן ויפל בעת ההיא מאפרים ארבעים ושנים אלף׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
then they would say to him, "Say now, 'Shibboleth.'" But he said, "Sibboleth," for he could not pronounce it correctly. Then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. Thus there fell at that time 42,000 of Ephraim.

King James Bible
Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
they told him, "Please say Shibboleth." If he said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce it correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time 42,000 from Ephraim died.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Say now.

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Mark 14:70 And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said …

Shibboleth. which signifieth a stream, or flood

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Shibboleth. also means an ear of corn

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and sibboleth signifies a burden.

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and a heavy burden they were obliged to bear who could not pronounce this test letter. It is well known that several nations cannot pronounce certain letters. The sound of th cannot be pronounced by the Persians, no more than by some of our Continental neighbours; though it is a common sound among the Arabians. To this day, many of the German Jews cannot articulate th, for which they substitute ss; thus for baith, a house, they say baiss. there fell.

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forty. Arbaim ooshenayim Aleph. `forty and two thousand.' and many mean simple addition; and this number may denote

Numbers 26:37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those …

the whole tribe of Ephraim only amounted to

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