2 Samuel 2:26
Text Analysis
7121 [e]וַיִּקְרָ֨א
And calledConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
74 [e]אַבְנֵ֜ר
413 [e]אֶל־
3097 [e]יוֹאָ֗ב
559 [e]וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
5331 [e]הֲלָנֶ֙צַח֙
shall foreverArt, Prep-l | N-ms
398 [e]תֹּ֣אכַל
2719 [e]חֶ֔רֶב
the swordN-fs
3808 [e]הֲל֣וֹא
do notAdv-NegPrt
3045 [e]יָדַ֔עְתָּה
you knowV-Qal-Perf-2ms
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
4751 [e]מָרָ֥ה
1961 [e]תִהְיֶ֖ה
it will beV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
314 [e]בָּאַחֲרוֹנָ֑ה
in the latter endPrep-b, Art | Adj-fs
5704 [e]וְעַד־
then howConj-w | Prep
4970 [e]מָתַי֙
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
not youAdv-NegPrt
559 [e]תֹאמַ֣ר
will it be until you tellV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
5971 [e]לָעָ֔ם
the peoplePrep-l, Art | N-ms
7725 [e]לָשׁ֖וּב
to returnPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
310 [e]מֵאַחֲרֵ֥י
from pursuingPrep-m
251 [e]אֲחֵיהֶֽם׃
their brothersN-mpc | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 2:26 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּקְרָ֨א אַבְנֵ֜ר אֶל־יֹואָ֗ב וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הֲלָנֶ֙צַח֙ תֹּ֣אכַל חֶ֔רֶב הֲלֹ֣וא יָדַ֔עְתָּה כִּֽי־מָרָ֥ה תִהְיֶ֖ה בָּאַחֲרֹונָ֑ה וְעַד־מָתַי֙ לֹֽא־תֹאמַ֣ר לָעָ֔ם לָשׁ֖וּב מֵאַחֲרֵ֥י אֲחֵיהֶֽם׃

שמואל ב 2:26 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויקרא אבנר אל־יואב ויאמר הלנצח תאכל חרב הלוא ידעתה כי־מרה תהיה באחרונה ועד־מתי לא־תאמר לעם לשוב מאחרי אחיהם׃

שמואל ב 2:26 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויקרא אבנר אל־יואב ויאמר הלנצח תאכל חרב הלוא ידעתה כי־מרה תהיה באחרונה ועד־מתי לא־תאמר לעם לשוב מאחרי אחיהם׃

שמואל ב 2:26 Hebrew Bible
ויקרא אבנר אל יואב ויאמר הלנצח תאכל חרב הלוא ידעתה כי מרה תהיה באחרונה ועד מתי לא תאמר לעם לשוב מאחרי אחיהם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Abner called to Joab and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Do you not know that it will be bitter in the end? How long will you refrain from telling the people to turn back from following their brothers?"

King James Bible
Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Abner called out to Joab: "Must the sword devour forever? Don't you realize this will only end in bitterness? How long before you tell the troops to stop pursuing their brothers?""
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