Genesis 49:4
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
6349 [e]פַּ֤חַז
pa-ḥaz
UncontrolledN-ms
4325 [e]כַּמַּ֙יִם֙
kam-ma-yim
as the watersPrep-k, Art | N-mp
408 [e]אַל־
’al-
notAdv
3498 [e]תּוֹתַ֔ר
tō-w-ṯar,
you shall excelV-Hifil-Imperf.Jus-2ms
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
becauseConj
5927 [e]עָלִ֖יתָ
‘ā-lî-ṯā
you went upV-Qal-Perf-2ms
4904 [e]מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י
miš-kə-ḇê
to the bedN-mpc
1 [e]אָבִ֑יךָ
’ā-ḇî-ḵā;
of your fatherN-msc | 2ms
227 [e]אָ֥ז
’āz
thenAdv
2490 [e]חִלַּ֖לְתָּ
ḥil-lal-tā
you defiled [it]V-Piel-Perf-2ms
3326 [e]יְצוּעִ֥י
yə-ṣū-‘î
to my couchN-msc | 1cs
5927 [e]עָלָֽה׃
‘ā-lāh.
he went upV-Qal-Perf-3ms
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Hebrew Texts
בראשית 49:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
פַּ֤חַז כַּמַּ֙יִם֙ אַל־תֹּותַ֔ר כִּ֥י עָלִ֖יתָ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אָבִ֑יךָ אָ֥ז חִלַּ֖לְתָּ יְצוּעִ֥י עָלָֽה׃ פ

בראשית 49:4 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
פחז כמים אל־תותר כי עלית משכבי אביך אז חללת יצועי עלה׃ פ

בראשית 49:4 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
פחז כמים אל־תותר כי עלית משכבי אביך אז חללת יצועי עלה׃ פ

בראשית 49:4 Hebrew Bible
פחז כמים אל תותר כי עלית משכבי אביך אז חללת יצועי עלה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Uncontrolled as water, you shall not have preeminence, Because you went up to your father's bed; Then you defiled it-- he went up to my couch.

King James Bible
Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Turbulent as water, you will no longer excel, because you got into your father's bed and you defiled it--he got into my bed.
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he went up to my couch. or, my couch is gone.

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