Genesis 37:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7200 [e]וַיִּרְא֣וּ
way-yir-’ū
But when sawConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
251 [e]אֶחָ֗יו
’e-ḥāw,
his brothersN-mpc | 3ms
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
kî-
thatConj
853 [e]אֹת֞וֹ
’ō-ṯōw
himDirObjM | 3ms
157 [e]אָהַ֤ב
’ā-haḇ
lovedV-Qal-Perf-3ms
1 [e]אֲבִיהֶם֙
’ă-ḇî-hem
their fatherN-msc | 3mp
3605 [e]מִכָּל־
mik-kāl
more than allPrep-m | N-msc
251 [e]אֶחָ֔יו
’e-ḥāw,
his brothersN-mpc | 3ms
8130 [e]וַֽיִּשְׂנְא֖וּ
way-yiś-nə-’ū
then they hatedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
853 [e]אֹת֑וֹ
’ō-ṯōw;
himDirObjM | 3ms
3808 [e]וְלֹ֥א
wə-lō
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3201 [e]יָכְל֖וּ
yā-ḵə-lū
couldV-Qal-Perf-3cp
1696 [e]דַּבְּר֥וֹ
dab-bə-rōw
speak to himV-Piel-Inf | 3ms
7965 [e]לְשָׁלֹֽם׃
lə-šā-lōm.
peaceablyPrep-l | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 37:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּרְא֣וּ אֶחָ֗יו כִּֽי־אֹתֹ֞ו אָהַ֤ב אֲבִיהֶם֙ מִכָּל־אֶחָ֔יו וַֽיִּשְׂנְא֖וּ אֹתֹ֑ו וְלֹ֥א יָכְל֖וּ דַּבְּרֹ֥ו לְשָׁלֹֽם׃

בראשית 37:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויראו אחיו כי־אתו אהב אביהם מכל־אחיו וישנאו אתו ולא יכלו דברו לשלם׃

בראשית 37:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויראו אחיו כי־אתו אהב אביהם מכל־אחיו וישנאו אתו ולא יכלו דברו לשלם׃

בראשית 37:4 Hebrew Bible
ויראו אחיו כי אתו אהב אביהם מכל אחיו וישנאו אתו ולא יכלו דברו לשלם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.

King James Bible
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not bring themselves to speak peaceably to him.
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and could not speak peaceably unto him. Or, rather, 'and they could not speak peace to him,' i.e., they would not accost him in a friendly manner: they would not even wish him well, in the eastern mode of salutation of, Peace be to thee! It is not an unusual thing for an Arab or Turk to hesitate to return the {sal?m}, if given by a Christian, or by one of whom he has not a favourable opinion; and this may always be considered as an act of hostility.

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