2 Samuel 3:8
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
2734 [e]וַיִּחַר֩
way-yi-ḥar
and became angryConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
74 [e]לְאַבְנֵ֨ר
lə-’aḇ-nêr
AbnerPrep-l | N-proper-ms
3966 [e]מְאֹ֜ד
mə-’ōḏ
veryAdv
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
atPrep
1697 [e]דִּבְרֵ֣י
diḇ-rê
the wordsN-mpc
  אִֽישׁ־
’îš-
of 
378 [e]בֹּ֗שֶׁת
bō-šeṯ,
IshboshethN-proper-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7218 [e]הֲרֹ֨אשׁ
hă-rōš
[am] a headArt | N-msc
3611 [e]כֶּ֥לֶב
ke-leḇ
of dogN-ms
595 [e]אָנֹ֘כִי֮
’ā-nō-ḵî
IPro-1cs
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
’ă-šer
thatPro-r
3063 [e]לִֽיהוּדָה֒
lî-hū-ḏāh
belongs to JudahPrep-l | N-proper-ms
3117 [e]הַיּ֨וֹם
hay-yō-wm
TodayArt | N-ms
6213 [e]אֶֽעֱשֶׂה־
’e-‘ĕ-śeh-
I showV-Qal-Imperf-1cs
2617 [e]חֶ֜סֶד
ḥe-seḏ
loyaltyN-ms
5973 [e]עִם־
‘im-
toPrep
1004 [e]בֵּ֣ית ׀
bêṯ
the houseN-msc
7586 [e]שָׁא֣וּל
šā-’ūl
of SaulN-proper-ms
1 [e]אָבִ֗יךָ
’ā-ḇî-ḵā,
your fatherN-msc | 2ms
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
251 [e]אֶחָיו֙
’e-ḥāw
his brothersN-mpc | 3ms
413 [e]וְאֶל־
wə-’el-
and toConj-w | Prep
4828 [e]מֵ֣רֵעֵ֔הוּ
mê-rê-‘ê-hū,
his friendsN-msc | 3ms
3808 [e]וְלֹ֥א
wə-lō
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
4672 [e]הִמְצִיתִ֖ךָ
him-ṣî-ṯi-ḵā
have delivered youV-Hifil-Perf-1cs | 2ms
3027 [e]בְּיַד־
bə-yaḏ-
into the handPrep-b | N-fsc
1732 [e]דָּוִ֑ד
dā-wiḏ;
of DavidN-proper-ms
6485 [e]וַתִּפְקֹ֥ד
wat-tip̄-qōḏ
and you chargeConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-2ms
5921 [e]עָלַ֛י
‘ā-lay
mePrep | 1cs
5771 [e]עֲוֺ֥ן
‘ă-wōn
with a fault concerningN-csc
802 [e]הָאִשָּׁ֖ה
hā-’iš-šāh
this womanArt | N-fs
3117 [e]הַיּֽוֹם׃
hay-yō-wm.
todayArt | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 3:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּחַר֩ לְאַבְנֵ֨ר מְאֹ֜ד עַל־דִּבְרֵ֣י אִֽישׁ־בֹּ֗שֶׁת וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ הֲרֹ֨אשׁ כֶּ֥לֶב אָנֹ֘כִי֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לִֽיהוּדָה֒ הַיֹּ֨ום אֶֽעֱשֶׂה־חֶ֜סֶד עִם־בֵּ֣ית ׀ שָׁא֣וּל אָבִ֗יךָ אֶל־אֶחָיו֙ וְאֶל־מֵ֣רֵעֵ֔הוּ וְלֹ֥א הִמְצִיתִ֖ךָ בְּיַד־דָּוִ֑ד וַתִּפְקֹ֥ד עָלַ֛י עֲוֹ֥ן הָאִשָּׁ֖ה הַיֹּֽום׃

שמואל ב 3:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויחר לאבנר מאד על־דברי איש־בשת ויאמר הראש כלב אנכי אשר ליהודה היום אעשה־חסד עם־בית ׀ שאול אביך אל־אחיו ואל־מרעהו ולא המציתך ביד־דוד ותפקד עלי עון האשה היום׃

שמואל ב 3:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויחר לאבנר מאד על־דברי איש־בשת ויאמר הראש כלב אנכי אשר ליהודה היום אעשה־חסד עם־בית ׀ שאול אביך אל־אחיו ואל־מרעהו ולא המציתך ביד־דוד ותפקד עלי עון האשה היום׃

שמואל ב 3:8 Hebrew Bible
ויחר לאבנר מאד על דברי איש בשת ויאמר הראש כלב אנכי אשר ליהודה היום אעשה חסד עם בית שאול אביך אל אחיו ואל מרעהו ולא המציתך ביד דוד ותפקד עלי עון האשה היום׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, "Am I a dog's head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.

King James Bible
Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abner was very angry about Ish-bosheth's accusation. "Am I a dog's head who belongs to Judah?" he asked. "All this time I've been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends and haven't handed you over to David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!
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