Ecclesiastes 7:10
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
408 [e]אַל־
’al-
NotAdv
559 [e]תֹּאמַר֙
tō-mar
do sayV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
4100 [e]מֶ֣ה
meh
whyInterrog
1961 [e]הָיָ֔ה
hā-yāh,
wereV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3117 [e]שֶׁ֤הַיָּמִים֙
še-hay-yā-mîm
the daysPro-r, Art | N-mp
7223 [e]הָרִ֣אשֹׁנִ֔ים
hā-ri-šō-nîm,
formerArt | Adj-mp
1961 [e]הָי֥וּ
hā-yū
wereV-Qal-Perf-3cp
2896 [e]טוֹבִ֖ים
ṭō-w-ḇîm
betterAdj-mp
428 [e]מֵאֵ֑לֶּה
mê-’êl-leh;
than thesePrep-m | Pro-cp
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
forConj
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
notAdv-NegPrt
2451 [e]מֵחָכְמָ֖ה
mê-ḥā-ḵə-māh
wiselyPrep-m | N-fs
7592 [e]שָׁאַ֥לְתָּ
šā-’al-tā
you do inquireV-Qal-Perf-2ms
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
concerningPrep
2088 [e]זֶֽה׃
zeh.
thisPro-ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 7:10 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אַל־תֹּאמַר֙ מֶ֣ה הָיָ֔ה שֶׁ֤הַיָּמִים֙ הָרִ֣אשֹׁנִ֔ים הָי֥וּ טֹובִ֖ים מֵאֵ֑לֶּה כִּ֛י לֹ֥א מֵחָכְמָ֖ה שָׁאַ֥לְתָּ עַל־זֶֽה׃

קהלת 7:10 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אל־תאמר מה היה שהימים הראשנים היו טובים מאלה כי לא מחכמה שאלת על־זה׃

קהלת 7:10 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אל־תאמר מה היה שהימים הראשנים היו טובים מאלה כי לא מחכמה שאלת על־זה׃

קהלת 7:10 Hebrew Bible
אל תאמר מה היה שהימים הראשנים היו טובים מאלה כי לא מחכמה שאלת על זה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Do not say, "Why is it that the former days were better than these?" For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.

King James Bible
Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't say, "Why were the former days better than these?" since it is not wise of you to ask this.
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