1 Samuel 9:21
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
6030 [e]וַיַּ֨עַן
way-ya-‘an
And answeredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7586 [e]שָׁא֜וּל
šā-’ūl
SaulN-proper-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֗אמֶר
way-yō-mer,
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3808 [e]הֲל֨וֹא
hă-lō-w
[am] notAdv-NegPrt
  בֶן־
ḇen-
inN-msc
1145 [e]יְמִינִ֤י
yə-mî-nî
a BenjamiteN-proper-ms
595 [e]אָ֙נֹכִי֙
’ā-nō-ḵî
IPro-1cs
6996 [e]מִקַּטַנֵּי֙‪‬
miq-qa-ṭan-nê
of the smallestPrep-m | Adj-mpc
7626 [e]שִׁבְטֵ֣י
šiḇ-ṭê
of the tribesN-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
yiś-rā-’êl,
of IsraelN-proper-ms
4940 [e]וּמִשְׁפַּחְתִּי֙
ū-miš-paḥ-tî
and my familyConj-w | N-fsc | 1cs
6810 [e]הַצְּעִרָ֔ה
haṣ-ṣə-‘i-rāh,
the leastArt | Adj-fs
3605 [e]מִכָּֽל־
mik-kāl
of allPrep-m | N-msc
4940 [e]מִשְׁפְּח֖וֹת
miš-pə-ḥō-wṯ
the familiesN-fpc
7626 [e]שִׁבְטֵ֣י
šiḇ-ṭê
of the tribeN-mpc
1144 [e]בִנְיָמִ֑ן
ḇin-yā-min;
of BenjaminN-proper-ms
4100 [e]וְלָ֙מָּה֙
wə-lām-māh
then whyConj-w | Interrog
1696 [e]דִּבַּ֣רְתָּ
dib-bar-tā
do you speakV-Piel-Perf-2ms
413 [e]אֵלַ֔י
’ê-lay,
to mePrep | 1cs
1697 [e]כַּדָּבָ֖ר
kad-dā-ḇār
likePrep-k, Art | N-ms
2088 [e]הַזֶּֽה׃
haz-zeh.
thisArt | Pro-ms
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s
-Punc









Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 9:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּ֨עַן שָׁא֜וּל וַיֹּ֗אמֶר הֲלֹ֨וא בֶן־יְמִינִ֤י אָ֙נֹכִי֙ מִקַּטַנֵּי֙ שִׁבְטֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וּמִשְׁפַּחְתִּי֙ הַצְּעִרָ֔ה מִכָּֽל־מִשְׁפְּחֹ֖ות שִׁבְטֵ֣י בִנְיָמִ֑ן וְלָ֙מָּה֙ דִּבַּ֣רְתָּ אֵלַ֔י כַּדָּבָ֖ר הַזֶּֽה׃ ס

שמואל א 9:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויען שאול ויאמר הלוא בן־ימיני אנכי מקטני שבטי ישראל ומשפחתי הצערה מכל־משפחות שבטי בנימן ולמה דברת אלי כדבר הזה׃ ס

שמואל א 9:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויען שאול ויאמר הלוא בן־ימיני אנכי מקטני שבטי ישראל ומשפחתי הצערה מכל־משפחות שבטי בנימן ולמה דברת אלי כדבר הזה׃ ס

שמואל א 9:21 Hebrew Bible
ויען שאול ויאמר הלוא בן ימיני אנכי מקטני שבטי ישראל ומשפחתי הצערה מכל משפחות שבטי בנימן ולמה דברת אלי כדבר הזה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Saul replied, "Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak to me in this way?"

King James Bible
And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Saul responded, "Am I not a Benjaminite from the smallest of Israel's tribes and isn't my clan the least important of all the clans of the Benjaminite tribe? So why have you said something like this to me?"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a Benjamite

Judges 20:46-48 So that all which fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five …

Psalm 68:27 There is little Benjamin with their ruler, the princes of Judah and …

my family

1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And …

1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When you were little in your own sight, were you …

1 Samuel 18:18,23 And David said to Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father's …

Judges 6:14,15 And the LORD looked on him, and said, Go in this your might, and …

Hosea 13:1 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when …

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself …

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…

so to me [heb] according to his word.

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