Judges 18:19
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּאמְרוּ֩
way-yō-mə-rū
and they saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
  ל֨וֹ
lōw
to himPrep | 3ms
2790 [e]הַחֲרֵ֜שׁ
ha-ḥă-rêš
Be quietV-Hifil-Imp-ms
7760 [e]שִֽׂים־
śîm-
putV-Qal-Imp-ms
3027 [e]יָדְךָ֤
yā-ḏə-ḵā
your handN-fsc | 2ms
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
overPrep
6310 [e]פִּ֙יךָ֙
pî-ḵā
your mouthN-msc | 2ms
1980 [e]וְלֵ֣ךְ
wə-lêḵ
and comeConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-ms
5973 [e]עִמָּ֔נוּ
‘im-mā-nū,
with usPrep | 1cp
1961 [e]וֶֽהְיֵה־
weh-yêh-
and beConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-ms
  לָ֖נוּ
lā-nū
to usPrep | 1cp
1 [e]לְאָ֣ב
lə-’āḇ
a fatherPrep-l | N-ms
3548 [e]וּלְכֹהֵ֑ן
ū-lə-ḵō-hên;
and a priestConj-w, Prep-l | N-ms
2896 [e]הֲט֣וֹב ׀
hă-ṭō-wḇ
[is it] betterArt | Adj-ms
1961 [e]הֱיוֹתְךָ֣
hĕ-yō-wṯ-ḵā
for you to beV-Qal-Inf | 2ms
3548 [e]כֹהֵ֗ן
ḵō-hên,
a priestN-ms
1004 [e]לְבֵית֙
lə-ḇêṯ
to the householdPrep-l | N-msc
376 [e]אִ֣ישׁ
’îš
of manN-ms
259 [e]אֶחָ֔ד
’e-ḥāḏ,
oneNumber-ms
176 [e]א֚וֹ
’ōw
orConj
1961 [e]הֱיוֹתְךָ֣
hĕ-yō-wṯ-ḵā
that you beV-Qal-Inf | 2ms
3548 [e]כֹהֵ֔ן
ḵō-hên,
a priestN-ms
7626 [e]לְשֵׁ֥בֶט
lə-šê-ḇeṭ
to a tribePrep-l | N-ms
4940 [e]וּלְמִשְׁפָּחָ֖ה
ū-lə-miš-pā-ḥāh
and to a familyConj-w, Prep-l | N-fs
3478 [e]בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃
bə-yiś-rā-’êl.
in IsraelPrep-b | N-proper-ms









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 18:19 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּאמְרוּ֩ לֹ֨ו הַחֲרֵ֜שׁ שִֽׂים־יָדְךָ֤ עַל־פִּ֙יךָ֙ וְלֵ֣ךְ עִמָּ֔נוּ וֶֽהְיֵה־לָ֖נוּ לְאָ֣ב וּלְכֹהֵ֑ן הֲטֹ֣וב ׀ הֱיֹותְךָ֣ כֹהֵ֗ן לְבֵית֙ אִ֣ישׁ אֶחָ֔ד אֹ֚ו הֱיֹותְךָ֣ כֹהֵ֔ן לְשֵׁ֥בֶט וּלְמִשְׁפָּחָ֖ה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

שופטים 18:19 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמרו לו החרש שים־ידך על־פיך ולך עמנו והיה־לנו לאב ולכהן הטוב ׀ היותך כהן לבית איש אחד או היותך כהן לשבט ולמשפחה בישראל׃

שופטים 18:19 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמרו לו החרש שים־ידך על־פיך ולך עמנו והיה־לנו לאב ולכהן הטוב ׀ היותך כהן לבית איש אחד או היותך כהן לשבט ולמשפחה בישראל׃

שופטים 18:19 Hebrew Bible
ויאמרו לו החרש שים ידך על פיך ולך עמנו והיה לנו לאב ולכהן הטוב היותך כהן לבית איש אחד או היותך כהן לשבט ולמשפחה בישראל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
They said to him, "Be silent, put your hand over your mouth and come with us, and be to us a father and a priest. Is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or to be priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?"

King James Bible
And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for thee to be a priest unto the house of one man, or that thou be a priest unto a tribe and a family in Israel?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They told him, "Be quiet. Keep your mouth shut. Come with us and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest for the house of one person or for you to be a priest for a tribe and family in Israel?"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

lay thine. This was the token of silence. These men were evidently very ignorant; and absurdly concluded that they should, by taking Micah's gods, secure the presence and favour of the God of Israel, in their expedition and settlement. They perhaps supposed the piety of their motives, and the goodness of their end, would justify the means. But it was a base robbery of Micah, aggravated by the Levite's ingratitude, and their menaces.

Job 21:5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand on your mouth.

Job 29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Job 40:5,6 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will …

Proverbs 30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have …

Micah 7:16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they …

a father

Judges 17:10 And Micah said to him, Dwell with me, and be to me a father and a …

2 Kings 6:21 And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, …

2 Kings 8:8,9 And the king said to Hazael, Take a present in your hand, and go, …

2 Kings 13:14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash …

Matthew 23:9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, …

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