Nehemiah 13:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
becauseConj
3808 [e]לֹ֧א
notAdv-NegPrt
6923 [e]קִדְּמ֛וּ
qid-də-mū
they had metV-Piel-Perf-3cp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
1121 [e]בְּנֵ֥י
bə-nê
the sonsN-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל
yiś-rā-’êl
of IsraelN-proper-ms
3899 [e]בַּלֶּ֣חֶם
bal-le-ḥem
with breadPrep-b, Art | N-ms
4325 [e]וּבַמָּ֑יִם
ū-ḇam-mā-yim;
and waterConj-w, Prep-b, Art | N-mp
7936 [e]וַיִּשְׂכֹּ֨ר
way-yiś-kōr
but hiredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
5921 [e]עָלָ֤יו
‘ā-lāw
against themPrep | 3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
1109 [e]בִּלְעָם֙
bil-‘ām
BalaamN-proper-ms
7043 [e]לְקַֽלְל֔וֹ
lə-qal-lōw,
to curse themPrep-l | V-Piel-Inf | 3ms
2015 [e]וַיַּהֲפֹ֧ךְ
way-ya-hă-p̄ōḵ
and However turnedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
430 [e]אֱלֹהֵ֛ינוּ
’ĕ-lō-hê-nū
our GodN-mpc | 1cp
7045 [e]הַקְּלָלָ֖ה
haq-qə-lā-lāh
the curseArt | N-fs
1293 [e]לִבְרָכָֽה׃
liḇ-rā-ḵāh.
into a blessingPrep-l | N-fs









Hebrew Texts
נחמיה 13:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּ֣י לֹ֧א קִדְּמ֛וּ אֶת־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בַּלֶּ֣חֶם וּבַמָּ֑יִם וַיִּשְׂכֹּ֨ר עָלָ֤יו אֶת־בִּלְעָם֙ לְקַֽלְלֹ֔ו וַיַּהֲפֹ֧ךְ אֱלֹהֵ֛ינוּ הַקְּלָלָ֖ה לִבְרָכָֽה׃

נחמיה 13:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי לא קדמו את־בני ישראל בלחם ובמים וישכר עליו את־בלעם לקללו ויהפך אלהינו הקללה לברכה׃

נחמיה 13:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי לא קדמו את־בני ישראל בלחם ובמים וישכר עליו את־בלעם לקללו ויהפך אלהינו הקללה לברכה׃

נחמיה 13:2 Hebrew Bible
כי לא קדמו את בני ישראל בלחם ובמים וישכר עליו את בלעם לקללו ויהפך אלהינו הקללה לברכה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
because they did not meet the sons of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them. However, our God turned the curse into a blessing.

King James Bible
Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because they did not meet the Israelites with food and water. Instead, they hired Balaam against them to curse them, but our God turned the curse into a blessing.
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