2 Kings 2:23
Text Analysis
5927 [e]וַיַּ֥עַל
And he went upConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
8033 [e]מִשָּׁ֖ם
from therePrep-m | Adv
1008 [e]אֵ֑ל
1931 [e]וְה֣וּא ׀
and as heConj-w | Pro-3ms
5927 [e]עֹלֶ֣ה
was going upV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
1870 [e]בַדֶּ֗רֶךְ
the roadPrep-b, Art | N-cs
5288 [e]וּנְעָרִ֤ים
and some youthsConj-w | N-mp
6996 [e]קְטַנִּים֙
3318 [e]יָצְא֣וּ
4480 [e]מִן־
5892 [e]הָעִ֔יר
the cityArt | N-fs
7046 [e]וַיִּתְקַלְּסוּ־
and mockedConj-w | V-Hitpael-ConsecImperf-3mp
himPrep | 3ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
to himPrep | 3ms
5927 [e]עֲלֵ֥ה
go upV-Qal-Imp-ms
7142 [e]קֵרֵ֖חַ
you baldheadAdj-ms
5927 [e]עֲלֵ֥ה
go upV-Qal-Imp-ms
7142 [e]קֵרֵֽחַ׃
you baldheadAdj-ms

Hebrew Texts
מלכים ב 2:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיַּ֥עַל מִשָּׁ֖ם בֵּֽית־אֵ֑ל וְה֣וּא ׀ עֹלֶ֣ה בַדֶּ֗רֶךְ וּנְעָרִ֤ים קְטַנִּים֙ יָצְא֣וּ מִן־הָעִ֔יר וַיִּתְקַלְּסוּ־בֹו֙ וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ לֹ֔ו עֲלֵ֥ה קֵרֵ֖חַ עֲלֵ֥ה קֵרֵֽחַ׃

מלכים ב 2:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויעל משם בית־אל והוא ׀ עלה בדרך ונערים קטנים יצאו מן־העיר ויתקלסו־בו ויאמרו לו עלה קרח עלה קרח׃

מלכים ב 2:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויעל משם בית־אל והוא ׀ עלה בדרך ונערים קטנים יצאו מן־העיר ויתקלסו־בו ויאמרו לו עלה קרח עלה קרח׃

מלכים ב 2:23 Hebrew Bible
ויעל משם בית אל והוא עלה בדרך ונערים קטנים יצאו מן העיר ויתקלסו בו ויאמרו לו עלה קרח עלה קרח׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!"

King James Bible
And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking up the path, some small boys came out of the city and harassed him, chanting, "Go up, baldy! Go up, baldy!"
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Go up

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