Genesis 42:21
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּאמְר֞וּ
And they saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
376 [e]אִ֣ישׁ
413 [e]אֶל־
251 [e]אָחִ֗יו
anotherN-msc | 3ms
61 [e]אֲבָל֮
818 [e]אֲשֵׁמִ֣ים ׀
587 [e]אֲנַחְנוּ֮
we [are]Pro-1cp
5921 [e]עַל־
251 [e]אָחִינוּ֒
our brotherN-msc | 1cp
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֨ר
7200 [e]רָאִ֜ינוּ
we sawV-Qal-Perf-1cp
6869 [e]צָרַ֥ת
the anguishN-fsc
5315 [e]נַפְשׁ֛וֹ
of his soulN-fsc | 3ms
2603 [e]בְּהִתְחַֽנְנ֥וֹ
when he pleadedPrep-b | V-Hitpael-Inf | 3ms
413 [e]אֵלֵ֖ינוּ
with usPrep | 1cp
3808 [e]וְלֹ֣א
and notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
8085 [e]שָׁמָ֑עְנוּ
we did listenV-Qal-Perf-1cp
5921 [e]עַל־
3651 [e]כֵּן֙
935 [e]בָּ֣אָה
has comeV-Qal-Perf-3fs
413 [e]אֵלֵ֔ינוּ
upon usPrep | 1cp
6869 [e]הַצָּרָ֖ה
distressArt | N-fs
2063 [e]הַזֹּֽאת׃
thisArt | Pro-fs

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 42:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּאמְר֞וּ אִ֣ישׁ אֶל־אָחִ֗יו אֲבָל֮ אֲשֵׁמִ֣ים ׀ אֲנַחְנוּ֮ עַל־אָחִינוּ֒ אֲשֶׁ֨ר רָאִ֜ינוּ צָרַ֥ת נַפְשֹׁ֛ו בְּהִתְחַֽנְנֹ֥ו אֵלֵ֖ינוּ וְלֹ֣א שָׁמָ֑עְנוּ עַל־כֵּן֙ בָּ֣אָה אֵלֵ֔ינוּ הַצָּרָ֖ה הַזֹּֽאת׃

בראשית 42:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמרו איש אל־אחיו אבל אשמים ׀ אנחנו על־אחינו אשר ראינו צרת נפשו בהתחננו אלינו ולא שמענו על־כן באה אלינו הצרה הזאת׃

בראשית 42:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמרו איש אל־אחיו אבל אשמים ׀ אנחנו על־אחינו אשר ראינו צרת נפשו בהתחננו אלינו ולא שמענו על־כן באה אלינו הצרה הזאת׃

בראשית 42:21 Hebrew Bible
ויאמרו איש אל אחיו אבל אשמים אנחנו על אחינו אשר ראינו צרת נפשו בהתחננו אלינו ולא שמענו על כן באה אלינו הצרה הזאת׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then they said to one another, "Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us."

King James Bible
And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then they said to each other, "Obviously, we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us."
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