Ecclesiastes 9:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3588 [e]כִּי־
kî-
ButConj
4310 [e]מִי֙
who [is he]Interrog
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֣ר
’ă-šer
thatPro-r
  [יבחר]
[yib-bā-ḥêr
-Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular V-Pual-Imperf-3ms
 
ḵ]
 
977 [e](יְחֻבַּ֔ר)
(yə-ḥub-bar,
is joinedV-Pual-Imperf-3ms
 
q)
 
413 [e]אֶ֥ל
’el
toPrep
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
allN-msc
2416 [e]הַחַיִּ֖ים
ha-ḥay-yîm
the livingArt | N-mp
3426 [e]יֵ֣שׁ
yêš
there isAdv
986 [e]בִּטָּח֑וֹן
biṭ-ṭā-ḥō-wn;
hopeN-ms
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
kî-
forConj
3611 [e]לְכֶ֤לֶב
lə-ḵe-leḇ
a dogPrep-l | N-ms
2416 [e]חַי֙
ḥay
livingAdj-ms
1931 [e]ה֣וּא
isPro-3ms
2896 [e]ט֔וֹב
ṭō-wḇ,
betterAdj-ms
4480 [e]מִן־
min-
thanPrep
738 [e]הָאַרְיֵ֖ה
hā-’ar-yêh
a lionArt | N-ms
4191 [e]הַמֵּֽת׃
ham-mêṯ.
deadArt | V-Qal-Prtcpl-ms









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 9:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כִּי־מִי֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר [יִבָּחֵר כ] (יְחֻבַּ֔ר ק) אֶ֥ל כָּל־הַחַיִּ֖ים יֵ֣שׁ בִּטָּחֹ֑ון כִּֽי־לְכֶ֤לֶב חַי֙ ה֣וּא טֹ֔וב מִן־הָאַרְיֵ֖ה הַמֵּֽת׃

קהלת 9:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כי־מי אשר [יבחר כ] (יחבר ק) אל כל־החיים יש בטחון כי־לכלב חי הוא טוב מן־האריה המת׃

קהלת 9:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כי־מי אשר [יבחר כ] (יחבר ק) אל כל־החיים יש בטחון כי־לכלב חי הוא טוב מן־האריה המת׃

קהלת 9:4 Hebrew Bible
כי מי אשר יבחר אל כל החיים יש בטחון כי לכלב חי הוא טוב מן האריה המת׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.

King James Bible
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But there is hope for whoever is joined with all the living, since a live dog is better than a dead lion.
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