Nehemiah 6:3
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7971 [e]וָאֶשְׁלְחָ֨ה
wā-’eš-lə-ḥāh
So I sentConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs | 3fs
5921 [e]עֲלֵיהֶ֤ם
‘ă-lê-hem
to themPrep | 3mp
4397 [e]מַלְאָכִים֙
mal-’ā-ḵîm
messengersN-mp
559 [e]לֵאמֹ֔ר
lê-mōr,
sayingPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
4399 [e]מְלָאכָ֤ה
mə-lā-ḵāh
a workN-fs
1419 [e]גְדוֹלָה֙
ḡə-ḏō-w-lāh
greatAdj-fs
589 [e]אֲנִ֣י
’ă-nî
IPro-1cs
6213 [e]עֹשֶׂ֔ה
‘ō-śeh,
[am] doingV-Qal-Prtcpl-ms
3808 [e]וְלֹ֥א
wə-lō
so that cannotConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3201 [e]אוּכַ֖ל
’ū-ḵal
IV-Qal-Imperf-1cs
3381 [e]לָרֶ֑דֶת
lā-re-ḏeṯ;
come downPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
4100 [e]לָ֣מָּה
lām-māh
whyInterrog
7673 [e]תִשְׁבַּ֤ת
ṯiš-baṯ
should ceaseV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
4399 [e]הַמְּלָאכָה֙
ham-mə-lā-ḵāh
the workArt | N-fs
834 [e]כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר
ka-’ă-šer
whilePrep-k | Pro-r
7503 [e]אַרְפֶּ֔הָ
’ar-pe-hā,
I leave itV-Hifil-Imperf-1cs | 3fs
3381 [e]וְיָרַדְתִּ֖י
wə-yā-raḏ-tî
and go downConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
413 [e]אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃
’ă-lê-ḵem.
to youPrep | 2mp









Hebrew Texts
נחמיה 6:3 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וָאֶשְׁלְחָ֨ה עֲלֵיהֶ֤ם מַלְאָכִים֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר מְלָאכָ֤ה גְדֹולָה֙ אֲנִ֣י עֹשֶׂ֔ה וְלֹ֥א אוּכַ֖ל לָרֶ֑דֶת לָ֣מָּה תִשְׁבַּ֤ת הַמְּלָאכָה֙ כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר אַרְפֶּ֔הָ וְיָרַדְתִּ֖י אֲלֵיכֶֽם׃

נחמיה 6:3 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואשלחה עליהם מלאכים לאמר מלאכה גדולה אני עשה ולא אוכל לרדת למה תשבת המלאכה כאשר ארפה וירדתי אליכם׃

נחמיה 6:3 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואשלחה עליהם מלאכים לאמר מלאכה גדולה אני עשה ולא אוכל לרדת למה תשבת המלאכה כאשר ארפה וירדתי אליכם׃

נחמיה 6:3 Hebrew Bible
ואשלחה עליהם מלאכים לאמר מלאכה גדולה אני עשה ולא אוכל לרדת למה תשבת המלאכה כאשר ארפה וירדתי אליכם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?"

King James Bible
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?"
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