Ecclesiastes 4:12
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
518 [e]וְאִֽם־
wə-’im-
And ThoughConj-w | Conj
8630 [e]יִתְקְפוֹ֙
yiṯ-qə-p̄ōw
may be overpowered by anotherV-Qal-Imperf-3ms | 3ms
259 [e]הָאֶחָ֔ד
hā-’e-ḥāḏ,
oneArt | Number-ms
8147 [e]הַשְּׁנַ֖יִם
haš-šə-na-yim
twoArt | Number-md
5975 [e]יַעַמְד֣וּ
ya-‘am-ḏū
can withstandV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
5048 [e]נֶגְדּ֑וֹ
neḡ-dōw;
himPrep | 3ms
2339 [e]וְהַחוּט֙
wə-ha-ḥūṭ
and a cordConj-w, Art | N-ms
8027 [e]הַֽמְשֻׁלָּ֔שׁ
ham-šul-lāš,
threefoldArt | V-Pual-Prtcpl-ms
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
notAdv-NegPrt
4120 [e]בִמְהֵרָ֖ה
ḇim-hê-rāh
quicklyPrep-b | Adv
5423 [e]יִנָּתֵֽק׃
yin-nā-ṯêq.
is brokenV-Nifal-Imperf-3ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 4:12 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאִֽם־יִתְקְפֹו֙ הָאֶחָ֔ד הַשְּׁנַ֖יִם יַעַמְד֣וּ נֶגְדֹּ֑ו וְהַחוּט֙ הַֽמְשֻׁלָּ֔שׁ לֹ֥א בִמְהֵרָ֖ה יִנָּתֵֽק׃

קהלת 4:12 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואם־יתקפו האחד השנים יעמדו נגדו והחוט המשלש לא במהרה ינתק׃

קהלת 4:12 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואם־יתקפו האחד השנים יעמדו נגדו והחוט המשלש לא במהרה ינתק׃

קהלת 4:12 Hebrew Bible
ואם יתקפו האחד השנים יעמדו נגדו והחוט המשלש לא במהרה ינתק׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.

King James Bible
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
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