Nehemiah 2:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּאמֶר֩
way-yō-mer
Therefore saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
  לִ֨י
to mePrep | 1cs
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
the kingArt | N-ms
4069 [e]מַדּ֣וּעַ ׀
mad-dū-a‘
why [is]Interrog
6440 [e]פָּנֶ֣יךָ
pā-ne-ḵā
your faceN-cpc | 2ms
7451 [e]רָעִ֗ים
rā-‘îm,
sadAdj-mp
859 [e]וְאַתָּה֙
wə-’at-tāh
since you [are]Conj-w | Pro-2ms
369 [e]אֵֽינְךָ֣
’ê-nə-ḵā
notAdv | 2ms
2470 [e]חוֹלֶ֔ה
ḥō-w-leh,
sickV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
369 [e]אֵ֣ין
’ên
nothingAdv
2088 [e]זֶ֔ה
zeh,
this [is]Pro-ms
3588 [e]כִּי־
kî-
forConj
518 [e]אִ֖ם
’im
butConj
7455 [e]רֹ֣עַֽ
rō-a‘
sorrowN-msc
3820 [e]לֵ֑ב
lêḇ;
of heartN-ms
3372 [e]וָאִירָ֖א
wā-’î-rā
So I became afraidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs
7235 [e]הַרְבֵּ֥ה
har-bêh
dreadfullyV-Hifil-InfAbs
3966 [e]מְאֹֽד׃
mə-’ōḏ.
then I was veryAdv









Hebrew Texts
נחמיה 2:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּאמֶר֩ לִ֨י הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ מַדּ֣וּעַ ׀ פָּנֶ֣יךָ רָעִ֗ים וְאַתָּה֙ אֵֽינְךָ֣ חֹולֶ֔ה אֵ֣ין זֶ֔ה כִּי־אִ֖ם רֹ֣עַֽ לֵ֑ב וָאִירָ֖א הַרְבֵּ֥ה מְאֹֽד׃

נחמיה 2:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר לי המלך מדוע ׀ פניך רעים ואתה אינך חולה אין זה כי־אם רע לב ואירא הרבה מאד׃

נחמיה 2:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר לי המלך מדוע ׀ פניך רעים ואתה אינך חולה אין זה כי־אם רע לב ואירא הרבה מאד׃

נחמיה 2:2 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר לי המלך מדוע פניך רעים ואתה אינך חולה אין זה כי אם רע לב ואירא הרבה מאד׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So the king said to me, "Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart." Then I was very much afraid.

King James Bible
Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so the king said to me, "Why are you sad, when you aren't sick? This is nothing but depression." I was overwhelmed with fear
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Then I (Probably the king spoke as if he had some suspicion that Nehemiah harboured some bad design, and that his face indicated some conceived treachery, or remorse; and, indeed, the words rendered sad, and sorrow of heart, might be rendered evil, and wickedness of heart.)

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