1 Kings 3:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
227 [e]אָ֣ז
’āz
ThenAdv
935 [e]תָּבֹ֗אנָה
tā-ḇō-nāh,
cameV-Qal-Imperf-3fp
8147 [e]שְׁתַּ֛יִם
šə-ta-yim
twoNumber-fd
802 [e]נָשִׁ֥ים
nā-šîm
womenN-fp
2185 [e]זֹנ֖וֹת
zō-nō-wṯ
[who were] harlotsN-fp
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ;
the kingArt | N-ms
5975 [e]וַֽתַּעֲמֹ֖דְנָה
wat-ta-‘ă-mō-ḏə-nāh
and stoodConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fp
6440 [e]לְפָנָֽיו׃
lə-p̄ā-nāw.
before himPrep-l | N-cpc | 3ms











Hebrew Texts
מלכים א 3:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אָ֣ז תָּבֹ֗אנָה שְׁתַּ֛יִם נָשִׁ֥ים זֹנֹ֖ות אֶל־הַמֶּ֑לֶךְ וַֽתַּעֲמֹ֖דְנָה לְפָנָֽיו׃

מלכים א 3:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אז תבאנה שתים נשים זנות אל־המלך ותעמדנה לפניו׃

מלכים א 3:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אז תבאנה שתים נשים זנות אל־המלך ותעמדנה לפניו׃

מלכים א 3:16 Hebrew Bible
אז תבאנה שתים נשים זנות אל המלך ותעמדנה לפניו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.

King James Bible
Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

two women

Leviticus 19:29 Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest …

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite …

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, …

harlots The word {zanoth}, rendered {harlots}, is here translated by the Targumist, the best judge in this case, {pundekon}, `tavern-keepers:' See on

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, …

Judges 11:1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, and he was …

Had these women been harlots, it is not likely that they would have dared to appear before Solomon; nor it likely that such persons would have been permitted in the reign of David. Their {husbands} might at this time have been following the necessary occupations in distant parts.

stood.

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