2 Samuel 14:5
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּֽאמֶר־
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
to herPrep | 3fs
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
the kingArt | N-ms
4100 [e]מַה־
troubles youPrep | 2fs
559 [e]וַתֹּ֗אמֶר
and she answeredConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
61 [e]אֲבָ֛ל
802 [e]אִשָּֽׁה־
490 [e]אַלְמָנָ֥ה
a widowN-fs
589 [e]אָ֖נִי
I [am]Pro-1cs
4191 [e]וַיָּ֥מָת
and is deadConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
376 [e]אִישִֽׁי׃
my husbandN-msc | 1cs

Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 14:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּֽאמֶר־לָ֥הּ הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ מַה־לָּ֑ךְ וַתֹּ֗אמֶר אֲבָ֛ל אִשָּֽׁה־אַלְמָנָ֥ה אָ֖נִי וַיָּ֥מָת אִישִֽׁי׃

שמואל ב 14:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר־לה המלך מה־לך ותאמר אבל אשה־אלמנה אני וימת אישי׃

שמואל ב 14:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר־לה המלך מה־לך ותאמר אבל אשה־אלמנה אני וימת אישי׃

שמואל ב 14:5 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר לה המלך מה לך ותאמר אבל אשה אלמנה אני וימת אישי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The king said to her, "What is your trouble?" And she answered, "Truly I am a widow, for my husband is dead.

King James Bible
And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What's the matter?" the king asked her." To tell the truth, I am a widow; my husband died," she said."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I am indeed It is very possible that the principal incidents mentioned here were real; and that Joab found out a person whose circumstances both had near resemblance to that which he wished to represent. She did not make the similitude too plain and visible, lest the king should see her intention before she had obtained a grant of pardon; and thus her circumstances, her mournful take, her widow's dress, her aged person, (for Josephus says she was advanced in years,) and her impressive manner, all combined to make one united irresistible impression on the heart of the aged monarch.

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