Lamentations 4:7
Text Analysis
2141 [e]זַכּ֤וּ
Were brighterV-Qal-Perf-3cp
5139 [e]נְזִירֶ֙יהָ֙
Her NaziritesN-mpc | 3fs
7950 [e]מִשֶּׁ֔לֶג
than snowPrep-m | N-ms
6705 [e]צַח֖וּ
and whiterV-Qal-Perf-3cp
2461 [e]מֵחָלָ֑ב
than milkPrep-m | N-ms
119 [e]אָ֤דְמוּ
they were more ruddyV-Qal-Perf-3cp
6106 [e]עֶ֙צֶם֙
in bodyN-fs
6443 [e]מִפְּנִינִ֔ים
than rubiesPrep-m | N-fp
5601 [e]סַפִּ֖יר
[Like] sapphireN-ms
1508 [e]גִּזְרָתָֽם׃
in their appearanceN-fsc | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
איכה 4:7 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
זַכּ֤וּ נְזִירֶ֙יהָ֙ מִשֶּׁ֔לֶג צַח֖וּ מֵחָלָ֑ב אָ֤דְמוּ עֶ֙צֶם֙ מִפְּנִינִ֔ים סַפִּ֖יר גִּזְרָתָֽם׃ ס

איכה 4:7 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
זכו נזיריה משלג צחו מחלב אדמו עצם מפנינים ספיר גזרתם׃ ס

איכה 4:7 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
זכו נזיריה משלג צחו מחלב אדמו עצם מפנינים ספיר גזרתם׃ ס

איכה 4:7 Hebrew Bible
זכו נזיריה משלג צחו מחלב אדמו עצם מפנינים ספיר גזרתם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Her consecrated ones were purer than snow, They were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than corals, Their polishing was like lapis lazuli.

King James Bible
Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Her dignitaries were brighter than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies were more ruddy than coral, their appearance like sapphire.
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their polishing. Gizrathom, rendered by Dr. Blayney, 'their veining,' from gazar, to divide, intersect, as the blue veins do the surface of the body. This is approved by Dr. A. Clarke, who remarks, 'Milk will most certainly well apply to the whiteness of the skin; the beautiful ruby to the ruddiness of the flesh; and the sapphire, in its clear, transcendent purple, to the veins in a fine complexion.'

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