Genesis 37:21
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
8085 [e]וַיִּשְׁמַ֣ע
way-yiš-ma‘
But heard [it]Conj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7205 [e]רְאוּבֵ֔ן
rə-’ū-ḇên,
ReubenN-proper-ms
5337 [e]וַיַּצִּלֵ֖הוּ
way-yaṣ-ṣi-lê-hū
and he delivered himConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3ms | 3ms
3027 [e]מִיָּדָ֑ם
mî-yā-ḏām;
out of their handsPrep-m | N-fsc | 3mp
559 [e]וַיֹּ֕אמֶר
way-yō-mer
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
notAdv-NegPrt
5221 [e]נַכֶּ֖נּוּ
nak-ken-nū
let us takeV-Hifil-Imperf.h-1cp | 3mse
5315 [e]נָֽפֶשׁ׃
nā-p̄eš.
his lifeN-fs









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 37:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּשְׁמַ֣ע רְאוּבֵ֔ן וַיַּצִּלֵ֖הוּ מִיָּדָ֑ם וַיֹּ֕אמֶר לֹ֥א נַכֶּ֖נּוּ נָֽפֶשׁ׃

בראשית 37:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישמע ראובן ויצלהו מידם ויאמר לא נכנו נפש׃

בראשית 37:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישמע ראובן ויצלהו מידם ויאמר לא נכנו נפש׃

בראשית 37:21 Hebrew Bible
וישמע ראובן ויצלהו מידם ויאמר לא נכנו נפש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But Reuben heard this and rescued him out of their hands and said, "Let us not take his life."

King James Bible
And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Reuben heard this, he tried to save him from them. He said, "Let's not take his life."
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