Ecclesiastes 8:4
Text Analysis
834 [e]בַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר
WherePrep-b | Pro-r
1697 [e]דְּבַר־
the wordN-msc
4428 [e]מֶ֖לֶךְ
of a kingN-ms
7983 [e]שִׁלְט֑וֹן
[is there is] powerN-ms
4310 [e]וּמִ֥י
and whoConj-w | Interrog
559 [e]יֹֽאמַר־
may sayV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
to himPrep | 3ms
4100 [e]מַֽה־
6213 [e]תַּעֲשֶֽׂה׃
are you doingV-Qal-Imperf-2ms

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 8:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
בַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר דְּבַר־מֶ֖לֶךְ שִׁלְטֹ֑ון וּמִ֥י יֹֽאמַר־לֹ֖ו מַֽה־תַּעֲשֶֽׂה׃

קהלת 8:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
באשר דבר־מלך שלטון ומי יאמר־לו מה־תעשה׃

קהלת 8:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
באשר דבר־מלך שלטון ומי יאמר־לו מה־תעשה׃

קהלת 8:4 Hebrew Bible
באשר דבר מלך שלטון ומי יאמר לו מה תעשה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, "What are you doing?"

King James Bible
Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the king's word is authoritative, and who can say to him, "What are you doing?"
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