Judges 15:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1 [e]אָבִ֗יהָ
’ā-ḇî-hā,
Her fatherN-msc | 3fs
559 [e]אָמֹ֤ר
’ā-mōr
reallyV-Qal-InfAbs
559 [e]אָמַ֙רְתִּי֙
’ā-mar-tî
I thoughtV-Qal-Perf-1cs
3588 [e]כִּי־
kî-
thatConj
8130 [e]שָׂנֹ֣א
śā-nō
thoroughlyV-Qal-InfAbs
8130 [e]שְׂנֵאתָ֔הּ
śə-nê-ṯāh,
you hated herV-Qal-Perf-2ms | 3fs
5414 [e]וָאֶתְּנֶ֖נָּה
wā-’et-tə-nen-nāh
therefore I gave herConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs | 3fse
4828 [e]לְמֵרֵעֶ֑ךָ
lə-mê-rê-‘e-ḵā;
to your companionPrep-l | N-msc | 2ms
3808 [e]הֲלֹ֨א
hă-lō
[Is] notAdv-NegPrt
269 [e]אֲחֹתָ֤הּ
’ă-ḥō-ṯāh
her sisterN-fsc | 3fs
6996 [e]הַקְּטַנָּה֙
haq-qə-ṭan-nāh
youngerArt | Adj-fs
2896 [e]טוֹבָ֣ה
ṭō-w-ḇāh
betterAdj-fs
4480 [e]מִמֶּ֔נָּה
mim-men-nāh,
than shePrep | 3fs
1961 [e]תְּהִי־
tə-hî-
takeV-Qal-Imperf.Jus-3fs
4994 [e]נָ֥א
pleaseInterjection
  לְךָ֖
lə-ḵā
toPrep | 2ms
8478 [e]תַּחְתֶּֽיהָ׃
taḥ-te-hā.
instead herPrep | 3fs









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 15:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אָבִ֗יהָ אָמֹ֤ר אָמַ֙רְתִּי֙ כִּי־שָׂנֹ֣א שְׂנֵאתָ֔הּ וָאֶתְּנֶ֖נָּה לְמֵרֵעֶ֑ךָ הֲלֹ֨א אֲחֹתָ֤הּ הַקְּטַנָּה֙ טֹובָ֣ה מִמֶּ֔נָּה תְּהִי־נָ֥א לְךָ֖ תַּחְתֶּֽיהָ׃

שופטים 15:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר אביה אמר אמרתי כי־שנא שנאתה ואתננה למרעך הלא אחתה הקטנה טובה ממנה תהי־נא לך תחתיה׃

שופטים 15:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר אביה אמר אמרתי כי־שנא שנאתה ואתננה למרעך הלא אחתה הקטנה טובה ממנה תהי־נא לך תחתיה׃

שופטים 15:2 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר אביה אמר אמרתי כי שנא שנאתה ואתננה למרעך הלא אחתה הקטנה טובה ממנה תהי נא לך תחתיה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Her father said, "I really thought that you hated her intensely; so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please let her be yours instead."

King James Bible
And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was sure you hated her," her father said, "so I gave her to one of the men who accompanied you. Isn't her younger sister more beautiful than she is? Why not take her instead?"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I verily

Judges 14:16,20 And Samson's wife wept before him, and said, You do but hate me, …

Acts 26:9 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary …

gave

Judges 14:20 But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Genesis 38:14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with …

take her. Heb. let her be thine

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