Lamentations 4:8
Text Analysis
2821 [e]חָשַׁ֤ךְ
[Now] is blackerV-Qal-Perf-3ms
7815 [e]מִשְּׁחוֹר֙
than sootPrep-m | N-ms
8389 [e]תָּֽאֳרָ֔ם
their appearanceN-msc | 3mp
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
5234 [e]נִכְּר֖וּ
they go unrecognizedV-Nifal-Perf-3cp
2351 [e]בַּחוּצ֑וֹת
in the streetsPrep-b, Art | N-mp
6821 [e]צָפַ֤ד
5785 [e]עוֹרָם֙
their skinN-msc | 3mp
5921 [e]עַל־
6106 [e]עַצְמָ֔ם
their bonesN-fsc | 3mp
3001 [e]יָבֵ֖שׁ
as dryV-Qal-Perf-3ms
1961 [e]הָיָ֥ה
it has becomeV-Qal-Perf-3ms
6086 [e]כָעֵֽץ׃
as woodPrep-k, Art | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
איכה 4:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
חָשַׁ֤ךְ מִשְּׁחֹור֙ תָּֽאֳרָ֔ם לֹ֥א נִכְּר֖וּ בַּחוּצֹ֑ות צָפַ֤ד עֹורָם֙ עַל־עַצְמָ֔ם יָבֵ֖שׁ הָיָ֥ה כָעֵֽץ׃ ס

איכה 4:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
חשך משחור תארם לא נכרו בחוצות צפד עורם על־עצמם יבש היה כעץ׃ ס

איכה 4:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
חשך משחור תארם לא נכרו בחוצות צפד עורם על־עצמם יבש היה כעץ׃ ס

איכה 4:8 Hebrew Bible
חשך משחור תארם לא נכרו בחוצות צפד עורם על עצמם יבש היה כעץ׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Their appearance is blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.

King James Bible
Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now they appear darker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become dry like wood.
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