2 Samuel 14:17
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙
wat-tō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
8198 [e]שִׁפְחָ֣תְךָ֔
šip̄-ḥā-ṯə-ḵā,
Your maidservantN-fsc | 2ms
1961 [e]יִֽהְיֶה־
yih-yeh-
will beV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
4994 [e]נָּ֛א
nowInterjection
1697 [e]דְּבַר־
də-ḇar-
the wordN-msc
113 [e]אֲדֹנִ֥י
’ă-ḏō-nî
of my lordN-msc | 1cs
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
ham-me-leḵ
the kingArt | N-ms
4496 [e]לִמְנוּחָ֑ה
lim-nū-ḥāh;
comfortingPrep-l | N-fs
3588 [e]כִּ֣י ׀
forConj
4397 [e]כְּמַלְאַ֣ךְ
kə-mal-’aḵ
as the AngelPrep-k | N-msc
430 [e]הָאֱלֹהִ֗ים
hā-’ĕ-lō-hîm,
of GodArt | N-mp
3651 [e]כֵּ֣ן
kên
soAdv
113 [e]אֲדֹנִ֤י
’ă-ḏō-nî
[is] my lordN-msc | 1cs
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙
ham-me-leḵ
the kingArt | N-ms
8085 [e]לִשְׁמֹ֙עַ֙
liš-mō-a‘
in discerningPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
2896 [e]הַטּ֣וֹב
haṭ-ṭō-wḇ
goodArt | N-ms
7451 [e]וְהָרָ֔ע
wə-hā-rā‘,
and evilConj-w, Art | Adj-ms
3068 [e]וַֽיהוָ֥ה
Yah-weh
And YahwehConj-w | N-proper-ms
430 [e]אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ
’ĕ-lō-he-ḵā
your GodN-mpc | 2ms
1961 [e]יְהִ֥י
yə-hî
may beV-Qal-Imperf.Jus-3ms
5973 [e]עִמָּֽךְ׃
‘im-māḵ.
with youPrep | 2fs
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Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 14:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙ שִׁפְחָ֣תְךָ֔ יִֽהְיֶה־נָּ֛א דְּבַר־אֲדֹנִ֥י הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ לִמְנוּחָ֑ה כִּ֣י ׀ כְּמַלְאַ֣ךְ הָאֱלֹהִ֗ים כֵּ֣ן אֲדֹנִ֤י הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ לִשְׁמֹ֙עַ֙ הַטֹּ֣וב וְהָרָ֔ע וַֽיהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ יְהִ֥י עִמָּֽךְ׃ פ

שמואל ב 14:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ותאמר שפחתך יהיה־נא דבר־אדני המלך למנוחה כי ׀ כמלאך האלהים כן אדני המלך לשמע הטוב והרע ויהוה אלהיך יהי עמך׃ פ

שמואל ב 14:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ותאמר שפחתך יהיה־נא דבר־אדני המלך למנוחה כי ׀ כמלאך האלהים כן אדני המלך לשמע הטוב והרע ויהוה אלהיך יהי עמך׃ פ

שמואל ב 14:17 Hebrew Bible
ותאמר שפחתך יהיה נא דבר אדני המלך למנוחה כי כמלאך האלהים כן אדני המלך לשמע הטוב והרע ויהוה אלהיך יהי עמך׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Then your maidservant said, 'Please let the word of my lord the king be comforting, for as the angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and evil. And may the LORD your God be with you.'"

King James Bible
Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your servant thought: May the word of my lord the king bring relief, for my lord the king is able to discern the good and the bad like the Angel of God. May the LORD your God be with you."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

comfortable [heb] for rest
as an angel This is very much like the hyperbolical language which is addressed by the Hindoos to an European when they desire to obtain something from him: `Saheb,' they say, `can do every thing. No one can prevent the execution of Saheb's commands. Saheb is God.' Though the expression may be imputed to the hyperbolical genius of these countries, yet there was, perhaps, more of real persuasion than we are apt to suppose. Sir John Chardin states, that having found fault with the king of Persia's valuation of a rich trinket, the grand master told him that if a Persian had dared to have done such a thing, it would have been as much as his life was worth. `Know,' said he, `that the kings of Persia have a general and full knowledge of matters, as sure as it is extensive; and that, equally in the greatest and smallest things, there is nothing more just and sure than what they pronounce.'

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to discern [heb] to hear

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