Nehemiah 4:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ׀
way-yō-mer
And he spokeConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
6440 [e]לִפְנֵ֣י
lip̄-nê
beforePrep-l | N-cpc
251 [e]אֶחָ֗יו
’e-ḥāw,
his brothersN-mpc | 3ms
2426 [e]וְחֵיל֙
wə-ḥêl
and the armyConj-w | N-msc
8111 [e]שֹֽׁמְר֔וֹן
šō-mə-rō-wn,
of SamariaN-proper-fs
559 [e]וַיֹּ֕אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4100 [e]מָ֛ה
māh
whatInterrog
3064 [e]הַיְּהוּדִ֥ים
hay-yə-hū-ḏîm
JewsArt | N-proper-mp
537 [e]הָאֲמֵלָלִ֖ים
hā-’ă-mê-lā-lîm
these feebleArt | Adj-mp
6213 [e]עֹשִׂ֑ים
‘ō-śîm;
are doingV-Qal-Prtcpl-mp
5800 [e]הֲיַעַזְב֨וּ
hă-ya-‘az-ḇū
will they fortifyV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
1992 [e]לָהֶ֤ם
lā-hem
themselvesPrep-l | Pro-3mp
2076 [e]הֲיִזְבָּ֙חוּ֙
hă-yiz-bā-ḥū
will they offer sacrificesV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
3615 [e]הַיְכַלּ֣וּ
hay-ḵal-lū
will they complete itV-Piel-Imperf-3mp
3117 [e]בַיּ֔וֹם
ḇay-yō-wm,
in a dayPrep-b, Art | N-ms
2421 [e]הַיְחַיּ֧וּ
hay-ḥay-yū
will they reviveV-Piel-Imperf-3mp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
68 [e]הָאֲבָנִ֛ים
hā-’ă-ḇā-nîm
the stonesArt | N-fp
6194 [e]מֵעֲרֵמ֥וֹת
mê-‘ă-rê-mō-wṯ
from the heapsPrep-m | N-fpc
6083 [e]הֶעָפָ֖ר
he-‘ā-p̄ār
of rubbish [stones]Art | N-ms
1992 [e]וְהֵ֥מָּה
wə-hêm-māh
and they [are]Conj-w | Pro-3mp
8313 [e]שְׂרוּפֽוֹת׃
śə-rū-p̄ō-wṯ.
burnedV-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-fp









Hebrew Texts
נחמיה 4:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ׀ לִפְנֵ֣י אֶחָ֗יו וְחֵיל֙ שֹֽׁמְרֹ֔ון וַיֹּ֕אמֶר מָ֛ה הַיְּהוּדִ֥ים הָאֲמֵלָלִ֖ים עֹשִׂ֑ים הֲיַעַזְב֨וּ לָהֶ֤ם הֲיִזְבָּ֙חוּ֙ הַיְכַלּ֣וּ בַיֹּ֔ום הַיְחַיּ֧וּ אֶת־הָאֲבָנִ֛ים מֵעֲרֵמֹ֥ות הֶעָפָ֖ר וְהֵ֥מָּה שְׂרוּפֹֽות׃

נחמיה 4:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר ׀ לפני אחיו וחיל שמרון ויאמר מה היהודים האמללים עשים היעזבו להם היזבחו היכלו ביום היחיו את־האבנים מערמות העפר והמה שרופות׃

נחמיה 4:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר ׀ לפני אחיו וחיל שמרון ויאמר מה היהודים האמללים עשים היעזבו להם היזבחו היכלו ביום היחיו את־האבנים מערמות העפר והמה שרופות׃

נחמיה 4:2 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר לפני אחיו וחיל שמרון ויאמר מה היהודים האמללים עשים היעזבו להם היזבחו היכלו ביום היחיו את האבנים מערמות העפר והמה שרופות׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?"

King James Bible
And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
before his colleagues and the powerful men of Samaria, and said, "What are these pathetic Jews doing? Can they restore it by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they ever finish it? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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feeble

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fortify themselves. Heb. leave to themselves. sacrifice

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revive

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