Proverbs 11:17
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1580 [e]גֹּמֵ֣ל
gō-mêl
Does goodV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
5315 [e]נַ֭פְשׁוֹ
nap̄-šōw
for his own soulN-fsc | 3ms
376 [e]אִ֣ישׁ
’îš
the manN-msc
2617 [e]חָ֑סֶד
ḥā-seḏ;
mercifulN-ms
5916 [e]וְעֹכֵ֥ר
wə-‘ō-ḵêr
but troublesConj-w | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
7607 [e]שְׁ֝אֵר֗וֹ
’ê-rōw,
his own fleshN-msc | 3ms
394 [e]אַכְזָרִֽי׃
’aḵ-zā-rî.
[he who is] cruelAdj-ms









Hebrew Texts
משלי 11:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
גֹּמֵ֣ל נַ֭פְשֹׁו אִ֣ישׁ חָ֑סֶד וְעֹכֵ֥ר אֵרֹ֗ו אַכְזָרִֽי׃

משלי 11:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
גמל נפשו איש חסד ועכר ארו אכזרי׃

משלי 11:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
גמל נפשו איש חסד ועכר ארו אכזרי׃

משלי 11:17 Hebrew Bible
גמל נפשו איש חסד ועכר שארו אכזרי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The merciful man does himself good, But the cruel man does himself harm.

King James Bible
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings disaster on himself.
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