1 Samuel 25:2
Text Analysis
376 [e]וְאִ֨ישׁ
Now [there was] a manConj-w | N-ms
4584 [e]בְּמָע֜וֹן
in MaonPrep-b | N-proper-fs
4639 [e]וּמַעֲשֵׂ֣הוּ
and whose business [was]Conj-w | N-msc | 3ms
3760 [e]בַכַּרְמֶ֗ל
in CarmelPrep-b, Art | N-proper-fs
376 [e]וְהָאִישׁ֙
and the man [was]Conj-w, Art | N-ms
1419 [e]גָּד֣וֹל
3966 [e]מְאֹ֔ד
and He hadConjunctive waw :: Preposition :: third person masculine singular Conj-w | Prep | 3ms
6629 [e]צֹ֥אן
7969 [e]שְׁלֹֽשֶׁת־
505 [e]אֲלָפִ֖ים
505 [e]וְאֶ֣לֶף
and a thousandConj-w | Number-ms
5795 [e]עִזִּ֑ים
1961 [e]וַיְהִ֛י
And he wasConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1494 [e]בִּגְזֹ֥ז
shearingPrep-b | V-Qal-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
6629 [e]צֹאנ֖וֹ
his sheepN-fsc | 3ms
3760 [e]בַּכַּרְמֶֽל׃
in CarmelPrep-b, Art | N-proper-fs

Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 25:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאִ֨ישׁ בְּמָעֹ֜ון וּמַעֲשֵׂ֣הוּ בַכַּרְמֶ֗ל וְהָאִישׁ֙ גָּדֹ֣ול מְאֹ֔ד וְלֹ֛ו צֹ֥אן שְׁלֹֽשֶׁת־אֲלָפִ֖ים וְאֶ֣לֶף עִזִּ֑ים וַיְהִ֛י בִּגְזֹ֥ז אֶת־צֹאנֹ֖ו בַּכַּרְמֶֽל׃

שמואל א 25:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואיש במעון ומעשהו בכרמל והאיש גדול מאד ולו צאן שלשת־אלפים ואלף עזים ויהי בגזז את־צאנו בכרמל׃

שמואל א 25:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואיש במעון ומעשהו בכרמל והאיש גדול מאד ולו צאן שלשת־אלפים ואלף עזים ויהי בגזז את־צאנו בכרמל׃

שמואל א 25:2 Hebrew Bible
ואיש במעון ומעשהו בכרמל והאיש גדול מאד ולו צאן שלשת אלפים ואלף עזים ויהי בגזז את צאנו בכרמל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in Carmel

King James Bible
And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man in Maon had a business in Carmel; he was a very rich man with 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats and was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
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1 Samuel 23:24 And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men …

possessions were. or, business was.
Carmel Not the famous mount Carmel, in the north of Canaan, and in the tribe of Asher; but a city, on a mountain of the same name, in the south of Judah, which seems to have given name to the surrounding territory. Eusebius and Jerome inform us, that there was in their time a town called Carmelia, ten miles east from Hebron, where the Romans kept a Garrison, whose position well agree with this Carmel.


Genesis 26:13 And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:

2 Samuel 19:32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and …

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which …

Psalm 73:3-7 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked…

Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine …

three thousand

Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Job 1:3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, …

Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: …

shearing This was a very ancient custom, and appears to have been always attended with festivity. The ancient Romans, however, used to pluck off the wool from the sheep's backs; and hence a fleece was called vellus, a vellendo, from plucking it off. Pliny says, that in his time sheep were not shorn every where, but in some places the wool was still plucked off.

Genesis 38:13 And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold your father in law goes up …

2 Samuel 13:23,24 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheep …


1 Samuel 30:5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, …

Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,

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