2 Samuel 12:1
Text Analysis
7971 [e]וַיִּשְׁלַ֧ח
And sentConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָ֛ה
853 [e]אֶת־
5416 [e]נָתָ֖ן
413 [e]אֶל־
1732 [e]דָּוִ֑ד
935 [e]וַיָּבֹ֣א
And he cameConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
413 [e]אֵלָ֗יו
to himPrep | 3ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֤אמֶר
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
to himPrep | 3ms
8147 [e]שְׁנֵ֣י
582 [e]אֲנָשִׁ֗ים
1961 [e]הָיוּ֙
there wereV-Qal-Perf-3cp
5892 [e]בְּעִ֣יר
in cityPrep-b | N-fs
259 [e]אֶחָ֔ת
259 [e]אֶחָ֥ד
6223 [e]עָשִׁ֖יר
259 [e]וְאֶחָ֥ד
and oneConj-w | Number-ms
7326 [e]רָֽאשׁ׃

Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 12:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּשְׁלַ֧ח יְהוָ֛ה אֶת־נָתָ֖ן אֶל־דָּוִ֑ד וַיָּבֹ֣א אֵלָ֗יו וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לֹו֙ שְׁנֵ֣י אֲנָשִׁ֗ים הָיוּ֙ בְּעִ֣יר אֶחָ֔ת אֶחָ֥ד עָשִׁ֖יר וְאֶחָ֥ד רָֽאשׁ׃

שמואל ב 12:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישלח יהוה את־נתן אל־דוד ויבא אליו ויאמר לו שני אנשים היו בעיר אחת אחד עשיר ואחד ראש׃

שמואל ב 12:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישלח יהוה את־נתן אל־דוד ויבא אליו ויאמר לו שני אנשים היו בעיר אחת אחד עשיר ואחד ראש׃

שמואל ב 12:1 Hebrew Bible
וישלח יהוה את נתן אל דוד ויבא אליו ויאמר לו שני אנשים היו בעיר אחת אחד עשיר ואחד ראש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said, "There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor.

King James Bible
And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the LORD sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him: There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.
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