Genesis 44:20
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַנֹּ֙אמֶר֙
wan-nō-mer
and we saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cp
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
toPrep
113 [e]אֲדֹנִ֔י
’ă-ḏō-nî,
my lordN-msc | 1cs
3426 [e]יֶשׁ־
yeš-
we haveAdv
  לָ֙נוּ֙
lā-nū
to usPrep | 1cp
1 [e]אָ֣ב
’āḇ
a fatherN-ms
2205 [e]זָקֵ֔ן
zā-qên,
an old manAdj-ms
3206 [e]וְיֶ֥לֶד
wə-ye-leḏ
and a childConj-w | N-msc
2208 [e]זְקֻנִ֖ים
zə-qu-nîm
of [his] old ageN-mp
6996 [e]קָטָ֑ן
qā-ṭān;
[who is] youngAdj-ms
251 [e]וְאָחִ֨יו
wə-’ā-ḥîw
and his brotherConj-w | N-msc | 3ms
4191 [e]מֵ֜ת
mêṯ
is deadV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3498 [e]וַיִּוָּתֵ֨ר
way-yiw-wā-ṯêr
and is leftConj-w | V-Nifal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1931 [e]ה֧וּא
hePro-3ms
905 [e]לְבַדּ֛וֹ
lə-ḇad-dōw
alonePrep-l | N-msc | 3ms
517 [e]לְאִמּ֖וֹ
lə-’im-mōw
of his mother's childrenPrep-l | N-fsc | 3ms
1 [e]וְאָבִ֥יו
wə-’ā-ḇîw
and his fatherConj-w | N-msc | 3ms
157 [e]אֲהֵבֽוֹ׃
’ă-hê-ḇōw.
loves himV-Qal-Perf-3ms | 3ms









Hebrew Texts
בראשית 44:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַנֹּ֙אמֶר֙ אֶל־אֲדֹנִ֔י יֶשׁ־לָ֙נוּ֙ אָ֣ב זָקֵ֔ן וְיֶ֥לֶד זְקֻנִ֖ים קָטָ֑ן וְאָחִ֨יו מֵ֜ת וַיִּוָּתֵ֨ר ה֧וּא לְבַדֹּ֛ו לְאִמֹּ֖ו וְאָבִ֥יו אֲהֵבֹֽו׃

בראשית 44:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ונאמר אל־אדני יש־לנו אב זקן וילד זקנים קטן ואחיו מת ויותר הוא לבדו לאמו ואביו אהבו׃

בראשית 44:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ונאמר אל־אדני יש־לנו אב זקן וילד זקנים קטן ואחיו מת ויותר הוא לבדו לאמו ואביו אהבו׃

בראשית 44:20 Hebrew Bible
ונאמר אל אדני יש לנו אב זקן וילד זקנים קטן ואחיו מת ויותר הוא לבדו לאמו ואביו אהבו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"We said to my lord, 'We have an old father and a little child of his old age. Now his brother is dead, so he alone is left of his mother, and his father loves him.'

King James Bible
And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and we answered my lord, 'We have an elderly father and a younger brother, the child of his old age. The boy's brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother's sons left, and his father loves him.'
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we said. Every word in this verse is simplicity and pathos itself. No man of the least sensibility can read it without great emotion. Indeed the whole speech is exquisitely beautiful, and perhaps the most complete pattern of genuine natural eloquence extant in any language. When we read this generous speech, we forgive Judah all the past, and cannot refuse to say, `Thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise.'

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a child.

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and his brother.

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he alone.

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