Deuteronomy 21:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1961 [e]וְהָיָ֗ה
wə-hā-yāh,
then it shall beConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
3117 [e]בְּיוֹם֙
bə-yō-wm
on the dayPrep-b | N-ms
5157 [e]הַנְחִיל֣וֹ
han-ḥî-lōw
he bequeaths his possessionsV-Hifil-Inf | 3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
1121 [e]בָּנָ֔יו
bā-nāw,
to his sonsN-mpc | 3ms
853 [e]אֵ֥ת
’êṯ
-DirObjM
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
[that]Pro-r
1961 [e]יִהְיֶ֖ה
yih-yeh
hasV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
  ל֑וֹ
lōw;
hePrep | 3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
notAdv-NegPrt
3201 [e]יוּכַ֗ל
yū-ḵal,
must bestowV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
1060 [e]לְבַכֵּר֙
lə-ḇak-kêr
firstborn status onPrep-l | V-Piel-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
1121 [e]בֶּן־
ben-
The sonN-msc
157 [e]הָ֣אֲהוּבָ֔ה
hā-’ă-hū-ḇāh,
of the loved wifeArt | V-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-fs
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
uponPrep
6440 [e]פְּנֵ֥י
pə-nê
the face ofN-cpc
1121 [e]בֶן־
ḇen-
the sonN-msc
8130 [e]הַשְּׂנוּאָ֖ה
haś-śə-nū-’āh
of the unlovedArt | V-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-fs
1060 [e]הַבְּכֹֽר׃
hab-bə-ḵōr.
the [true] firstbornArt | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
דברים 21:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְהָיָ֗ה בְּיֹום֙ הַנְחִילֹ֣ו אֶת־בָּנָ֔יו אֵ֥ת אֲשֶׁר־יִהְיֶ֖ה לֹ֑ו לֹ֣א יוּכַ֗ל לְבַכֵּר֙ אֶת־בֶּן־הָ֣אֲהוּבָ֔ה עַל־פְּנֵ֥י בֶן־הַשְּׂנוּאָ֖ה הַבְּכֹֽר׃

דברים 21:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
והיה ביום הנחילו את־בניו את אשר־יהיה לו לא יוכל לבכר את־בן־האהובה על־פני בן־השנואה הבכר׃

דברים 21:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
והיה ביום הנחילו את־בניו את אשר־יהיה לו לא יוכל לבכר את־בן־האהובה על־פני בן־השנואה הבכר׃

דברים 21:16 Hebrew Bible
והיה ביום הנחילו את בניו את אשר יהיה לו לא יוכל לבכר את בן האהובה על פני בן השנואה הבכר׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
then it shall be in the day he wills what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved the firstborn before the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn.

King James Bible
Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when that man gives what he has to his sons as an inheritance, he is not to show favoritism to the son of the loved wife as his firstborn over the firstborn of the unloved wife.
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