וַיֹּ֥ורֶד אֶת־ הָעָ֖ם אֶל־ הַמָּ֑יִם ס וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־ גִּדְעֹ֗ון כֹּ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־ יָלֹק֩ בִּלְשֹׁונֹ֨ו מִן־ הַמַּ֜יִם כַּאֲשֶׁ֧ר יָלֹ֣ק הַכֶּ֗לֶב תַּצִּ֤יג אֹותֹו֙ לְבָ֔ד וְכֹ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־ יִכְרַ֥ע עַל־ בִּרְכָּ֖יו לִשְׁתֹּֽות׃
KJV with Strong's
So he brought down the people unto the water and the LORD said unto Gideon Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue as a dog lappeth him shalt thou set by himself likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink
שופטים 7:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֥ורֶד אֶת־הָעָ֖ם אֶל־הַמָּ֑יִם ס וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־גִּדְעֹ֗ון כֹּ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־יָלֹק֩ בִּלְשֹׁונֹ֨ו מִן־הַמַּ֜יִם כַּאֲשֶׁ֧ר יָלֹ֣ק הַכֶּ֗לֶב תַּצִּ֤יג אֹותֹו֙ לְבָ֔ד וְכֹ֛ל אֲשֶׁר־יִכְרַ֥ע עַל־בִּרְכָּ֖יו לִשְׁתֹּֽות׃
שופטים 7:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
שופטים 7:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
שופטים 7:5 Hebrew Bible
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
So he brought the people down to the water. And the LORD said to Gideon, "You shall separate everyone who laps the water with his tongue as a dog laps, as well as everyone who kneels to drink."
King James Bible
So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he brought the people down to the water, and the LORD said to Gideon, "Separate everyone who laps water with his tongue like a dog. Do the same with everyone who kneels to drink."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
lappeth. The original word yalok, is precisely the sound which the dog makes in lapping. It appears that it is not unusual for the Arabs to drink water out of the palms of their hands; and, from this account, we learn that the Israelites did so occasionally. Dr. A. Clarke, in his edition of Harmer, has presented us with the following curious MS note from Dr. Russell. 'When they take water with the palms of their hands, they naturally place themselves on their hams, to be nearer the water; but when they drink from a pitcher or gourd, fresh filled, they do not sit down on purpose to drink, but drink standing, and very often put the sleeve of their shirt over the mouth of the vessel, by way of strainer, lest small leeches might have been taken up with the water. For the same reason they often prefer taking the water with the palm of the hand to lapping it from the surface.' From the letters of Busbequius we learn, that the Eastern people are not in the habit of drinking standing. The
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