2 Kings 6:25
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1961 [e]וַיְהִ֨י
way-hî
And there wasConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7458 [e]רָעָ֤ב
rā-‘āḇ
a famineN-ms
1419 [e]גָּדוֹל֙
gā-ḏō-wl
greatAdj-ms
8111 [e]בְּשֹׁ֣מְר֔וֹן
bə-šō-mə-rō-wn,
in SamariaPrep-b | N-proper-fs
2009 [e]וְהִנֵּ֖ה
wə-hin-nêh
and indeedConj-w | Interjection
6696 [e]צָרִ֣ים
ṣā-rîm
they besiegedV-Qal-Prtcpl-mp
5921 [e]עָלֶ֑יהָ
‘ā-le-hā;
itPrep | 3fs
5704 [e]עַ֣ד
‘aḏ
untilPrep
1961 [e]הֱי֤וֹת
hĕ-yō-wṯ
was [sold]V-Qal-Inf
7218 [e]רֹאשׁ־
rōš-
a headN-msc
2543 [e]חֲמוֹר֙
ḥă-mō-wr
of donkeyN-ms
8084 [e]בִּשְׁמֹנִ֣ים
biš-mō-nîm
for eightyPrep-b | Number-cp
3701 [e]כֶּ֔סֶף
ke-sep̄,
[shekels] of silverN-ms
7255 [e]וְרֹ֛בַע
wə-rō-ḇa‘
and one-fourthConj-w | N-msc
6894 [e]הַקַּ֥ב
haq-qaḇ
of a kabArt | N-ms
  [חרייונים]
[ḥă-rê-yō-w-nîm
-Noun - masculine plural construct :: third person masculine singular N-mpc | 3ms
 
ḵ]
 
2755 [e](דִּבְיוֹנִ֖ים‪‬)
(diḇ-yō-w-nîm
of dove droppingsN-mp
 
q)
 
2568 [e]בַּחֲמִשָּׁה־
ba-ḥă-miš-šāh-
for fivePrep-b, Art | Number-ms
3701 [e]כָֽסֶף׃
ḵā-sep̄.
[shekels] of silverN-ms









Hebrew Texts
מלכים ב 6:25 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיְהִ֨י רָעָ֤ב גָּדֹול֙ בְּשֹׁ֣מְרֹ֔ון וְהִנֵּ֖ה צָרִ֣ים עָלֶ֑יהָ עַ֣ד הֱיֹ֤ות רֹאשׁ־חֲמֹור֙ בִּשְׁמֹנִ֣ים כֶּ֔סֶף וְרֹ֛בַע הַקַּ֥ב [חֲרֵייֹונִים כ] (דִּבְיֹונִ֖ים ק) בַּחֲמִשָּׁה־כָֽסֶף׃

מלכים ב 6:25 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויהי רעב גדול בשמרון והנה צרים עליה עד היות ראש־חמור בשמנים כסף ורבע הקב [חרייונים כ] (דביונים ק) בחמשה־כסף׃

מלכים ב 6:25 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויהי רעב גדול בשמרון והנה צרים עליה עד היות ראש־חמור בשמנים כסף ורבע הקב [חרייונים כ] (דביונים ק) בחמשה־כסף׃

מלכים ב 6:25 Hebrew Bible
ויהי רעב גדול בשמרון והנה צרים עליה עד היות ראש חמור בשמנים כסף ורבע הקב חרייונים בחמשה כסף׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
There was a great famine in Samaria; and behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a kab of dove's dung for five shekels of silver.

King James Bible
And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So there was a great famine in Samaria, and they continued the siege against it until a donkey's head sold for 80 silver shekels, and a cup of dove's dung sold for five silver shekels.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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an ass's head If the {pieces} of silver were {dracms}, the whole would amount

Ezekiel 4:13-16 And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their …

dove's dung This probably denotes, as Bochart, Scheuchzer, and others suppose, a kind of {pulse}, or {vetches}, which the Arabs still call {pigeon's dung}. `They never,' says Dr. Sahw, `constitute a dish by themselves, but are strewed singly as a garnish over {cuscasowe, pillowe}, and other dishes. They are besides in the greatest repute after they are parched in pans and ovens; then assuming the name {leb-lebby;} ' and he thinks they were so called from being pointed at one end, and acquiring an ash colour in parching.

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