2 Samuel 4:7
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
935 [e]וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ
way-yā-ḇō-’ū
For when they came intoConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
1004 [e]הַבַּ֗יִת
hab-ba-yiṯ,
the houseArt | N-ms
1931 [e]וְהֽוּא־
wə-hū-
and heConj-w | Pro-3ms
7901 [e]שֹׁכֵ֤ב
šō-ḵêḇ
was lyingV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
onPrep
4296 [e]מִטָּתוֹ֙
miṭ-ṭā-ṯōw
his bedN-fsc | 3ms
2315 [e]בַּחֲדַ֣ר
ba-ḥă-ḏar
inPrep-b | N-msc
4904 [e]מִשְׁכָּב֔וֹ
miš-kā-ḇōw,
his bedroomN-msc | 3ms
5221 [e]וַיַּכֻּ֙הוּ֙
way-yak-ku-hū
then they struck himConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3mp | 3ms
4191 [e]וַיְמִתֻ֔הוּ
way-mi-ṯu-hū,
and killed himConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3mp | 3ms
5493 [e]וַיָּסִ֖ירוּ
way-yā-sî-rū
and beheadedConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3mp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
7218 [e]רֹאשׁ֑וֹ
rō-šōw;
himN-msc | 3ms
3947 [e]וַיִּקְחוּ֙
way-yiq-ḥū
and tookConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
7218 [e]רֹאשׁ֔וֹ
rō-šōw,
his headN-msc | 3ms
1980 [e]וַיֵּֽלְכ֛וּ
way-yê-lə-ḵū
and were escapingConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
1870 [e]דֶּ֥רֶךְ
de-reḵ
throughN-csc
6160 [e]הָעֲרָבָ֖ה
hā-‘ă-rā-ḇāh
the plainArt | N-fs
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
allN-msc
3915 [e]הַלָּֽיְלָה׃
hal-lā-yə-lāh.
nightArt | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 4:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ הַבַּ֗יִת וְהֽוּא־שֹׁכֵ֤ב עַל־מִטָּתֹו֙ בַּחֲדַ֣ר מִשְׁכָּבֹ֔ו וַיַּכֻּ֙הוּ֙ וַיְמִתֻ֔הוּ וַיָּסִ֖ירוּ אֶת־רֹאשֹׁ֑ו וַיִּקְחוּ֙ אֶת־רֹאשֹׁ֔ו וַיֵּֽלְכ֛וּ דֶּ֥רֶךְ הָעֲרָבָ֖ה כָּל־הַלָּֽיְלָה׃

שמואל ב 4:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויבאו הבית והוא־שכב על־מטתו בחדר משכבו ויכהו וימתהו ויסירו את־ראשו ויקחו את־ראשו וילכו דרך הערבה כל־הלילה׃

שמואל ב 4:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויבאו הבית והוא־שכב על־מטתו בחדר משכבו ויכהו וימתהו ויסירו את־ראשו ויקחו את־ראשו וילכו דרך הערבה כל־הלילה׃

שמואל ב 4:7 Hebrew Bible
ויבאו הבית והוא שכב על מטתו בחדר משכבו ויכהו וימתהו ויסירו את ראשו ויקחו את ראשו וילכו דרך הערבה כל הלילה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Now when they came into the house, as he was lying on his bed in his bedroom, they struck him and killed him and beheaded him. And they took his head and traveled by way of the Arabah all night.

King James Bible
For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They had entered the house while Ish-bosheth was lying on his bed in his bedroom and stabbed and killed him. Then they beheaded him, took his head, and traveled by way of the Arabah all night.
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When those difficulties dispirit us which should rather invigorate us and sharpen our endeavours, we betray a carelessness of character which is soon taken advantage of by our more watchful neighbours. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty and ruin. The idle soul is an easy prey to the destroyer.

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