Translating the Twelve: Hosea 2:12-13

Today’s “Translating the Twelve” is Hosea 2:12-13 (2:10-11 in English)

12 וְעַתָּ֛ה אֲגַלֶּ֥ה אֶת־נַבְלֻתָ֖הּ לְעֵינֵ֣י מְאַהֲבֶ֑יהָ וְאִ֖ישׁ לֹֽא־יַצִּילֶ֥נָּה מִיָּדִֽי׃

13 וְהִשְׁבַּתִּי֙ כָּל־מְשׂוֹשָׂ֔הּ חַגָּ֖הּ חָדְשָׁ֣הּ וְשַׁבַּתָּ֑הּ וְכֹ֖ל מוֹעֲדָֽהּ׃

12. And now I will uncover1 her immodesty before the eyes of her lovers2 and no one will snatch her3 from my hand.

13. Then I will put an end4 to all her joy, her feasts, her new moons, and her Sabbaths and all her festivals.

Below I’ll parse the verbs and briefly discuss some of my syntactical choices if I have time and remember.


1. Piel yqtl 1cs גלה
2. Piel ptc mp + 3fs אהב
3. Hif yqtl 3ms + 3fs נצל
4. Hif wqtl 1cs שבת

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