Exodus 34:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3947 [e]וְלָקַחְתָּ֥
wə-lā-qaḥ-tā
and you takeConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-2ms
1323 [e]מִבְּנֹתָ֖יו
mib-bə-nō-ṯāw
of his daughtersPrep-m | N-fpc | 3ms
1121 [e]לְבָנֶ֑יךָ
lə-ḇā-ne-ḵā;
for your sonsPrep-l | N-mpc | 2ms
2181 [e]וְזָנ֣וּ
wə-zā-nū
and play the harlotConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3cp
1323 [e]בְנֹתָ֗יו
ḇə-nō-ṯāw,
his daughtersN-fpc | 3ms
310 [e]אַחֲרֵי֙
’a-ḥă-rê
withPrep
430 [e]אֱלֹ֣הֵיהֶ֔ן
’ĕ-lō-hê-hen,
their godsN-mpc | 3fp
2181 [e]וְהִזְנוּ֙
wə-hiz-nū
and play the harlotConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjPerf-3cp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
makeDirObjM
1121 [e]בָּנֶ֔יךָ
bā-ne-ḵā,
your sonsN-mpc | 2ms
310 [e]אַחֲרֵ֖י
’a-ḥă-rê
withPrep
430 [e]אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽן׃
’ĕ-lō-hê-hen.
their godsN-mpc | 3fp









Hebrew Texts
שמות 34:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְלָקַחְתָּ֥ מִבְּנֹתָ֖יו לְבָנֶ֑יךָ וְזָנ֣וּ בְנֹתָ֗יו אַחֲרֵי֙ אֱלֹ֣הֵיהֶ֔ן וְהִזְנוּ֙ אֶת־בָּנֶ֔יךָ אַחֲרֵ֖י אֱלֹהֵיהֶֽן׃

שמות 34:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ולקחת מבנתיו לבניך וזנו בנתיו אחרי אלהיהן והזנו את־בניך אחרי אלהיהן׃

שמות 34:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ולקחת מבנתיו לבניך וזנו בנתיו אחרי אלהיהן והזנו את־בניך אחרי אלהיהן׃

שמות 34:16 Hebrew Bible
ולקחת מבנתיו לבניך וזנו בנתיו אחרי אלהיהן והזנו את בניך אחרי אלהיהן׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
and you might take some of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters might play the harlot with their gods and cause your sons also to play the harlot with their gods.

King James Bible
And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then you will take some of their daughters as brides for your sons. Their daughters will prostitute themselves with their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods."
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