Ecclesiastes 5:8
Text Analysis
518 [e]אִם־
6233 [e]עֹ֣שֶׁק
the oppressionN-msc
7326 [e]רָ֠שׁ
of the poorV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
1499 [e]וְגֵ֨זֶל
and the [violent] perversionConj-w | N-msc
4941 [e]מִשְׁפָּ֤ט
of justiceN-ms
6664 [e]וָצֶ֙דֶק֙
and righteousnessConj-w | N-ms
7200 [e]תִּרְאֶ֣ה
you seeV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
4082 [e]בַמְּדִינָ֔ה
in a provincePrep-b, Art | N-fs
408 [e]אַל־
8539 [e]תִּתְמַ֖הּ
do marvelV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
5921 [e]עַל־
2656 [e]הַחֵ֑פֶץ
the matterArt | N-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
1364 [e]גָבֹ֜הַּ
high [official]Adj-ms
5921 [e]מֵעַ֤ל
1364 [e]גָּבֹ֙הַ֙‪‬‪‬
high [official]Adj-ms
8104 [e]שֹׁמֵ֔ר
1364 [e]וּגְבֹהִ֖ים
and higher [officials] areConj-w | Adj-mp
5921 [e]עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃
over themPrep | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 5:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אִם־עֹ֣שֶׁק רָ֠שׁ וְגֵ֨זֶל מִשְׁפָּ֤ט וָצֶ֙דֶק֙ תִּרְאֶ֣ה בַמְּדִינָ֔ה אַל־תִּתְמַ֖הּ עַל־הַחֵ֑פֶץ כִּ֣י גָבֹ֜הַּ מֵעַ֤ל גָּבֹ֙הַּ֙ שֹׁמֵ֔ר וּגְבֹהִ֖ים עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃

קהלת 5:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אם־עשק רש וגזל משפט וצדק תראה במדינה אל־תתמה על־החפץ כי גבה מעל גבה שמר וגבהים עליהם׃

קהלת 5:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אם־עשק רש וגזל משפט וצדק תראה במדינה אל־תתמה על־החפץ כי גבה מעל גבה שמר וגבהים עליהם׃

קהלת 5:8 Hebrew Bible
אם עשק רש וגזל משפט וצדק תראה במדינה אל תתמה על החפץ כי גבה מעל גבה שמר וגבהים עליהם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

King James Bible
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don't be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them.
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