Judges 15:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
8123 [e]שִׁמְשׁ֔וֹן
šim-šō-wn,
SamsonN-proper-ms
3895 [e]בִּלְחִ֣י
bil-ḥî
with the jawbonePrep-b | N-fsc
2543 [e]הַחֲמ֔וֹר
ha-ḥă-mō-wr,
of a donkeyArt | N-ms
2563 [e]חֲמ֖וֹר
ḥă-mō-wr
HeapsN-ms
2563 [e]חֲמֹרָתָ֑יִם
ḥă-mō-rā-ṯā-yim;
upon heapsN-md
3895 [e]בִּלְחִ֣י
bil-ḥî
with the jawbonePrep-b | N-fsc
2543 [e]הַחֲמ֔וֹר
ha-ḥă-mō-wr,
of a donkeyArt | N-ms
5221 [e]הִכֵּ֖יתִי
hik-kê-ṯî
I have slainV-Hifil-Perf-1cs
505 [e]אֶ֥לֶף
’e-lep̄
a thousandNumber-msc
376 [e]אִֽישׁ׃
’îš.
menN-ms









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 15:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שִׁמְשֹׁ֔ון בִּלְחִ֣י הַחֲמֹ֔ור חֲמֹ֖ור חֲמֹרָתָ֑יִם בִּלְחִ֣י הַחֲמֹ֔ור הִכֵּ֖יתִי אֶ֥לֶף אִֽישׁ׃

שופטים 15:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר שמשון בלחי החמור חמור חמרתים בלחי החמור הכיתי אלף איש׃

שופטים 15:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר שמשון בלחי החמור חמור חמרתים בלחי החמור הכיתי אלף איש׃

שופטים 15:16 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר שמשון בלחי החמור חמור חמרתים בלחי החמור הכיתי אלף איש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, Heaps upon heaps, With the jawbone of a donkey I have killed a thousand men."

King James Bible
And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Samson said: With the jawbone of a donkey I have piled them in a heap. With the jawbone of a donkey I have killed 1,000 men.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

with the jaw-bone. There is here a fine paronomasia upon the word chamor, 'an ass,' which also signifies 'a heap;' bilchee hachamor, chamor chamorathayim, 'With the jaw-bone of an ass, a heap upon two heaps.' heaps upon heaps. Heb. an heap, two heaps.

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