Jeremiah 20:17
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֥ר
’ă-šer
becausePro-r
3808 [e]לֹא־
lō-
notAdv-NegPrt
4191 [e]מוֹתְתַ֖נִי
mō-wṯ-ṯa-nî
he did kill meV-Piel-Perf-3ms | 1cs
7358 [e]מֵרָ֑חֶם
mê-rā-ḥem;
from the wombPrep-m | N-ms
1961 [e]וַתְּהִי־
wat-tə-hî-
that might have beenConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3fs
  לִ֤י
toPrep | 1cs
517 [e]אִמִּי֙
’im-mî
my motherN-fsc | 1cs
6913 [e]קִבְרִ֔י
qiḇ-rî,
my graveN-msc | 1cs
7358 [e]וְרַחְמָ֖הֿ
wə-raḥ-māh
and her wombConj-w | N-msc | 3fs
2030 [e]הֲרַ֥ת
hă-raṯ
pregnantAdj-fsc
5769 [e]עוֹלָֽם׃
‘ō-w-lām.
always enlarged [with me]N-ms









Hebrew Texts
ירמיה 20:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹא־מֹותְתַ֖נִי מֵרָ֑חֶם וַתְּהִי־לִ֤י אִמִּי֙ קִבְרִ֔י וְרַחְמָ֖הֿ הֲרַ֥ת עֹולָֽם׃

ירמיה 20:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אשר לא־מותתני מרחם ותהי־לי אמי קברי ורחמה הרת עולם׃

ירמיה 20:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אשר לא־מותתני מרחם ותהי־לי אמי קברי ורחמה הרת עולם׃

ירמיה 20:17 Hebrew Bible
אשר לא מותתני מרחם ותהי לי אמי קברי ורחמה הרת עולם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.

King James Bible
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because he didn't kill me in the womb so that my mother might have been my grave, her womb eternally pregnant.
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