Ecclesiastes 3:18
Text Analysis
559 [e]אָמַ֤רְתִּֽי
589 [e]אֲנִי֙
3820 [e]בְּלִבִּ֔י
in my heartPrep-b | N-msc | 1cs
5921 [e]עַל־
1700 [e]דִּבְרַת֙
the conditionN-fsc
1121 [e]בְּנֵ֣י
of the sonsN-mpc
120 [e]הָאָדָ֔ם
of menArt | N-ms
1305 [e]לְבָרָ֖ם
tests themPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf | 3mp
430 [e]הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים
GodArt | N-mp
7200 [e]וְלִרְא֕וֹת
that they may seeConj-w, Prep-l | V-Qal-Inf
1992 [e]שְׁהֶם־
that they [are]Pro-r | Pro-3mp
929 [e]בְּהֵמָ֥ה
[like] animalsN-fs
1992 [e]הֵ֖מָּה
1992 [e]לָהֶֽם׃
themselvesPrep-l | Pro-3mp

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 3:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אָמַ֤רְתִּֽי אֲנִי֙ בְּלִבִּ֔י עַל־דִּבְרַת֙ בְּנֵ֣י הָאָדָ֔ם לְבָרָ֖ם הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים וְלִרְאֹ֕ות שְׁהֶם־בְּהֵמָ֥ה הֵ֖מָּה לָהֶֽם׃

קהלת 3:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אמרתי אני בלבי על־דברת בני האדם לברם האלהים ולראות שהם־בהמה המה להם׃

קהלת 3:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אמרתי אני בלבי על־דברת בני האדם לברם האלהים ולראות שהם־בהמה המה להם׃

קהלת 3:18 Hebrew Bible
אמרתי אני בלבי על דברת בני האדם לברם האלהים ולראות שהם בהמה המה להם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts."

King James Bible
I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I said to myself, "This happens concerning people, so that God may test them and they may see for themselves that they are like animals."
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