Judges 8:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3947 [e]וַיִּקַּח֙
way-yiq-qaḥ
And he tookConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
2205 [e]זִקְנֵ֣י
ziq-nê
the eldersAdj-mpc
5892 [e]הָעִ֔יר
hā-‘îr,
of the cityArt | N-fs
853 [e]וְאֶת־
wə-’eṯ-
andConj-w | DirObjM
6975 [e]קוֹצֵ֥י
qō-w-ṣê
thornsN-mpc
4057 [e]הַמִּדְבָּ֖ר
ham-miḏ-bār
of the wildernessArt | N-ms
853 [e]וְאֶת־
wə-’eṯ-
andConj-w | DirObjM
1303 [e]הַֽבַּרְקֳנִ֑ים
hab-bar-qo-nîm;
briersArt | N-mp
3045 [e]וַיֹּ֣דַע
way-yō-ḏa‘
and he taughtConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3ms
  בָּהֶ֔ם
bā-hem,
with themPrep | 3mp
853 [e]אֵ֖ת
’êṯ
-DirObjM
376 [e]אַנְשֵׁ֥י
’an-šê
the menN-mpc
5523 [e]סֻכּֽוֹת׃
suk-kō-wṯ.
of SuccothN-proper-fs









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 8:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיִּקַּח֙ אֶת־זִקְנֵ֣י הָעִ֔יר וְאֶת־קֹוצֵ֥י הַמִּדְבָּ֖ר וְאֶת־הַֽבַּרְקֳנִ֑ים וַיֹּ֣דַע בָּהֶ֔ם אֵ֖ת אַנְשֵׁ֥י סֻכֹּֽות׃

שופטים 8:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויקח את־זקני העיר ואת־קוצי המדבר ואת־הברקנים וידע בהם את אנשי סכות׃

שופטים 8:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויקח את־זקני העיר ואת־קוצי המדבר ואת־הברקנים וידע בהם את אנשי סכות׃

שופטים 8:16 Hebrew Bible
ויקח את זקני העיר ואת קוצי המדבר ואת הברקנים וידע בהם את אנשי סכות׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them.

King James Bible
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he took the elders of the city, and he took some thorns and briers from the wilderness, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them.
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taught. Heb. made to know. Instead of wyyoda, Houbigant, Le Clerc, and others read wyyadosh, and he tore or threshed; and this is not only agreeable to what Gideon threatened, but is supported by the LXX. Vulgate, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic. The Hebrew text might easily have been corrupted simply by the change of shin, into ayin, letters very similar to each other.

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