[b-hebrew] Eccl. 4:10

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Jul 17 16:48:42 EDT 2004

Are you sure )XD is the subject of YPLW, or of YQYM? I read the verse as follows, “For if they fall (plural subject referring back to the previous verse), the one will cause his associate to rise,
” a reading further strengthened by the fact that “fall” in the second half of the verse is singular with a singular subject.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Washburn <dwashbur at nyx.net>

> Verse 9 says that two are better than one because they will get a better 
> recompense for their work.  Then verse 10 says, if one falls the other can 
> lift him up.  But "falls" is plural, YIP.OLU., yet it's paired with the 
> subject HF)EXAD.  Any thoughts on why on earth this verb is in plural?
> -- 
> Dave Washburn
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