Ecclesiastes 12:5
Text Analysis
1571 [e]גַּ֣ם
1364 [e]מִגָּבֹ֤הַּ
of heightPrep-m | N-ms
3372 [e]יִרָ֙אוּ֙
they are afraidV-Qal-Imperf-3mp
2849 [e]וְחַתְחַתִּ֣ים
and of terrorsConj-w | N-mp
1870 [e]בַּדֶּ֔רֶךְ
in the wayPrep-b, Art | N-cs
5006 [e]וְיָנֵ֤אץ
and when blossomsConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjImperf-3ms
8247 [e]הַשָּׁקֵד֙
the almond treeArt | N-ms
5445 [e]וְיִסְתַּבֵּ֣ל
and is a burdenConj-w | V-Hitpael-ConjImperf-3ms
2284 [e]הֶֽחָגָ֔ב
the grasshopperArt | N-ms
6565 [e]וְתָפֵ֖ר
and failsConj-w | V-Hifil-ConjImperf-3fs
35 [e]הָֽאֲבִיּוֹנָ֑ה
DesireArt | N-fs
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
1980 [e]הֹלֵ֤ךְ
120 [e]הָאָדָם֙
manArt | N-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
1004 [e]בֵּ֣ית
5769 [e]עוֹלָמ֔וֹ
his eternalN-msc | 3ms
5437 [e]וְסָבְב֥וּ
and goConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3cp
7784 [e]בָשּׁ֖וּק‪‬‪‬‪‬
about the streetsPrep-b, Art | N-ms
5594 [e]הַסֹּפְדִֽים׃
the mournersArt | V-Qal-Prtcpl-mp

Hebrew Texts
קהלת 12:5 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
גַּ֣ם מִגָּבֹ֤הַּ יִרָ֙אוּ֙ וְחַתְחַתִּ֣ים בַּדֶּ֔רֶךְ וְיָנֵ֤אץ הַשָּׁקֵד֙ וְיִסְתַּבֵּ֣ל הֶֽחָגָ֔ב וְתָפֵ֖ר הָֽאֲבִיֹּונָ֑ה כִּֽי־הֹלֵ֤ךְ הָאָדָם֙ אֶל־בֵּ֣ית עֹולָמֹ֔ו וְסָבְב֥וּ בַשּׁ֖וּק הַסֹּפְדִֽים׃

קהלת 12:5 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
גם מגבה יראו וחתחתים בדרך וינאץ השקד ויסתבל החגב ותפר האביונה כי־הלך האדם אל־בית עולמו וסבבו בשוק הספדים׃

קהלת 12:5 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
גם מגבה יראו וחתחתים בדרך וינאץ השקד ויסתבל החגב ותפר האביונה כי־הלך האדם אל־בית עולמו וסבבו בשוק הספדים׃

קהלת 12:5 Hebrew Bible
גם מגבה יראו וחתחתים בדרך וינאץ השקד ויסתבל החגב ותפר האביונה כי הלך האדם אל בית עולמו וסבבו בשוק הספדים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Furthermore, men are afraid of a high place and of terrors on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags himself along, and the caperberry is ineffective. For man goes to his eternal home while mourners go about in the street.

King James Bible
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also, they are afraid of heights and dangers on the road; the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper loses its spring, and the caper berry has no effect; for man is headed to his eternal home, and mourners will walk around in the street;
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the almond

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Genesis 44:29,31 And if you take this also from me, and mischief befall him, you shall …

Leviticus 19:32 You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the …

Job 15:10 With us are both the gray headed and very aged men, much elder than your father.

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until …

Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men …

Isaiah 46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry …

Jeremiah 1:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what …


Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there …

Job 17:13 If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

Job 30:23 For I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed …

Psalm 49:10-14 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish …

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment:

the mourners

Genesis 50:3-10 And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days …

Jeremiah 9:17-20 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning …

Mark 5:38,39 And he comes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and sees …

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