Judges 14:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1 [e]וְאָבִ֨יו
wə-’ā-ḇîw
But his fatherConj-w | N-msc | 3ms
517 [e]וְאִמּ֜וֹ
wə-’im-mōw
and motherConj-w | N-fsc | 3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
notAdv-NegPrt
3045 [e]יָדְע֗וּ
yā-ḏə-‘ū,
did knowV-Qal-Perf-3cp
3588 [e]כִּ֤י
thatConj
3068 [e]מֵיְהוָה֙
Yah-weh
of YahwehPrep-m | N-proper-ms
1931 [e]הִ֔יא
hî,
it [was]Pro-3fs
3588 [e]כִּי־
kî-
thatConj
8385 [e]תֹאֲנָ֥ה
ṯō-’ă-nāh
an occasion to moveN-fs
1931 [e]הֽוּא־
hū-
HePro-3ms
1245 [e]מְבַקֵּ֖שׁ
mə-ḇaq-qêš
was seekingV-Piel-Prtcpl-ms
6430 [e]מִפְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים
mip-pə-liš-tîm;
against the PhilistinesPrep-m | N-proper-mp
6256 [e]וּבָעֵ֣ת
ū-ḇā-‘êṯ
for timeConj-w, Prep-b, Art | N-cs
1931 [e]הַהִ֔יא
ha-hî,
thatArt | Pro-3fs
6430 [e]פְּלִשְׁתִּ֖ים
pə-liš-tîm
the PhilistinesN-proper-mp
4910 [e]מֹשְׁלִ֥ים
mō-šə-lîm
had dominionV-Qal-Prtcpl-mp
3478 [e]בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
bə-yiś-rā-’êl.
over IsraelPrep-b | N-proper-ms
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Hebrew Texts
שופטים 14:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאָבִ֨יו וְאִמֹּ֜ו לֹ֣א יָדְע֗וּ כִּ֤י מֵיְהוָה֙ הִ֔יא כִּי־תֹאֲנָ֥ה הֽוּא־מְבַקֵּ֖שׁ מִפְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים וּבָעֵ֣ת הַהִ֔יא פְּלִשְׁתִּ֖ים מֹשְׁלִ֥ים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ פ

שופטים 14:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואביו ואמו לא ידעו כי מיהוה היא כי־תאנה הוא־מבקש מפלשתים ובעת ההיא פלשתים משלים בישראל׃ פ

שופטים 14:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואביו ואמו לא ידעו כי מיהוה היא כי־תאנה הוא־מבקש מפלשתים ובעת ההיא פלשתים משלים בישראל׃ פ

שופטים 14:4 Hebrew Bible
ואביו ואמו לא ידעו כי מיהוה היא כי תאנה הוא מבקש מפלשתים ובעת ההיא פלשתים משלים בישראל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.

King James Bible
But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now his father and mother did not know this was from the LORD, who was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. At that time, the Philistines were ruling over Israel.
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