Nehemiah 2:3
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וָאֹמַ֣ר
wā-’ō-mar
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs
4428 [e]לַמֶּ֔לֶךְ
lam-me-leḵ,
to the kingPrep-l, Art | N-ms
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
the kingArt | N-ms
5769 [e]לְעוֹלָ֣ם
lə-‘ō-w-lām
foreverPrep-l | N-ms
2421 [e]יִחְיֶ֑ה
yiḥ-yeh;
May liveV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
4069 [e]מַדּ֜וּעַ
mad-dū-a‘
whyInterrog
3808 [e]לֹא־
lō-
notAdv-NegPrt
7489 [e]יֵרְע֣וּ
yê-rə-‘ū
should be sadV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
6440 [e]פָנַ֗י
p̄ā-nay,
my faceN-mpc | 1cs
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֨ר
’ă-šer
whenPro-r
5892 [e]הָעִ֜יר
hā-‘îr
the cityArt | N-fs
1004 [e]בֵּית־
bêṯ-
the placeN-msc
6913 [e]קִבְר֤וֹת
qiḇ-rō-wṯ
of tombsN-mpc
1 [e]אֲבֹתַי֙
’ă-ḇō-ṯay
my fathers'N-mpc | 1cs
2717 [e]חֲרֵבָ֔ה
ḥă-rê-ḇāh,
[lies] wasteAdj-fs
8179 [e]וּשְׁעָרֶ֖יהָ
ū-šə-‘ā-re-hā
and its gatesConj-w | N-mpc | 3fs
398 [e]אֻכְּל֥וּ
’uk-kə-lū
are burnedV-QalPass-Perf-3cp
784 [e]בָאֵֽשׁ׃
ḇā-’êš.
with firePrep-b, Art | N-cs
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Hebrew Texts
נחמיה 2:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וָאֹמַ֣ר לַמֶּ֔לֶךְ הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ לְעֹולָ֣ם יִחְיֶ֑ה מַדּ֜וּעַ לֹא־יֵרְע֣וּ פָנַ֗י אֲשֶׁ֨ר הָעִ֜יר בֵּית־קִבְרֹ֤ות אֲבֹתַי֙ חֲרֵבָ֔ה וּשְׁעָרֶ֖יהָ אֻכְּל֥וּ בָאֵֽשׁ׃ ס

נחמיה 2:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואמר למלך המלך לעולם יחיה מדוע לא־ירעו פני אשר העיר בית־קברות אבתי חרבה ושעריה אכלו באש׃ ס

נחמיה 2:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואמר למלך המלך לעולם יחיה מדוע לא־ירעו פני אשר העיר בית־קברות אבתי חרבה ושעריה אכלו באש׃ ס

נחמיה 2:3 Hebrew Bible
ואמר למלך המלך לעולם יחיה מדוע לא ירעו פני אשר העיר בית קברות אבתי חרבה ושעריה אכלו באש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I said to the king, "Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?"

King James Bible
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and replied to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Let the king (Far from wishing ill to my master, I wish him to live for ever.)

1 Kings 1:31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence …

Daniel 2:4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for …

Daniel 3:9 They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.

Daniel 5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came …

Daniel 6:6,21 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, …

the city

Nehemiah 1:3 And they said to me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there …

Psalm 102:14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

Psalm 137:6 If I do not remember you, let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth; …

Lamentations 2:9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he has destroyed and broken her …

the place

2 Chronicles 21:20 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned …

2 Chronicles 28:27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, …

2 Chronicles 32:33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the most …

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