Judges 9:28
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ׀
way-yō-mer
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
1603 [e]גַּ֣עַל
ga-‘al
GaalN-proper-ms
1121 [e]בֶּן־
ben-
sonN-msc
5651 [e]עֶ֗בֶד
‘e-ḇeḏ,
of EbedN-proper-ms
4310 [e]מִֽי־
mî-
who [is]Interrog
40 [e]אֲבִימֶ֤לֶךְ
’ă-ḇî-me-leḵ
AbimelechN-proper-ms
4310 [e]וּמִֽי־
ū-mî-
and who [is]Conj-w | Interrog
7927 [e]שְׁכֶם֙
šə-ḵem
ShechemN-proper-fs
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
thatConj
5647 [e]נַעַבְדֶ֔נּוּ
na-‘aḇ-ḏen-nū,
we should serve himV-Qal-Imperf-1cp | 3mse
3808 [e]הֲלֹ֥א
hă-lō
[is he] notAdv-NegPrt
1121 [e]בֶן־
ḇen-
the sonN-msc
3378 [e]יְרֻבַּ֖עַל
yə-rub-ba-‘al
of JerubbaalN-proper-ms
2083 [e]וּזְבֻ֣ל
ū-zə-ḇul
and [is not] ZebulConj-w | N-proper-ms
6496 [e]פְּקִיד֑וֹ
pə-qî-ḏōw;
his officerN-msc | 3ms
5647 [e]עִבְד֗וּ
‘iḇ-ḏū,
ServeV-Qal-Imp-mp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
376 [e]אַנְשֵׁ֤י
’an-šê
the menN-mpc
2544 [e]חֲמוֹר֙
ḥă-mō-wr
of HamorN-proper-ms
1 [e]אֲבִ֣י
’ă-ḇî
the fatherN-msc
7927 [e]שְׁכֶ֔ם
šə-ḵem,
of ShechemN-proper-fs
4069 [e]וּמַדּ֖וּעַ
ū-mad-dū-a‘
but whyConj-w | Interrog
5647 [e]נַעַבְדֶ֥נּוּ
na-‘aḇ-ḏen-nū
should serve himV-Qal-Imperf-1cp | 3mse
587 [e]אֲנָֽחְנוּ׃
’ă-nā-ḥə-nū.
wePro-1cp









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 9:28 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ׀ גַּ֣עַל בֶּן־עֶ֗בֶד מִֽי־אֲבִימֶ֤לֶךְ וּמִֽי־שְׁכֶם֙ כִּ֣י נַעַבְדֶ֔נּוּ הֲלֹ֥א בֶן־יְרֻבַּ֖עַל וּזְבֻ֣ל פְּקִידֹ֑ו עִבְד֗וּ אֶת־אַנְשֵׁ֤י חֲמֹור֙ אֲבִ֣י שְׁכֶ֔ם וּמַדּ֖וּעַ נַעַבְדֶ֥נּוּ אֲנָֽחְנוּ׃

שופטים 9:28 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר ׀ געל בן־עבד מי־אבימלך ומי־שכם כי נעבדנו הלא בן־ירבעל וזבל פקידו עבדו את־אנשי חמור אבי שכם ומדוע נעבדנו אנחנו׃

שופטים 9:28 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר ׀ געל בן־עבד מי־אבימלך ומי־שכם כי נעבדנו הלא בן־ירבעל וזבל פקידו עבדו את־אנשי חמור אבי שכם ומדוע נעבדנו אנחנו׃

שופטים 9:28 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר געל בן עבד מי אבימלך ומי שכם כי נעבדנו הלא בן ירבעל וזבל פקידו עבדו את אנשי חמור אבי שכם ומדוע נעבדנו אנחנו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Then Gaal the son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is Zebul not his lieutenant? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem; but why should we serve him?

King James Bible
And Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? is not he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: for why should we serve him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech and who is Shechem that we should serve him? Isn't he the son of Jerubbaal, and isn't Zebul his officer? You are to serve the men of Hamor, the father of Shechem. Why should we serve Abimelech?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

who is Abimelech

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Hamor

Genesis 34:2,6 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, …

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