Ecclesiastes 10:17
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
Blessed are you, O land whose king is a son of nobles, and whose princes feast at the proper time— for strength and not for drunkenness.

Young's Literal Translation
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King James Bible
Blessed [art] thou, O land, when thy king [is] the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Blessed are you,
אַשְׁרֵ֣יךְ (’aš·rêḵ)
Interjection | second person feminine singular
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

O land
אֶ֔רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

whose king
שֶׁמַּלְכֵּ֖ךְ (šem·mal·kêḵ)
Pronoun - relative | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

is a son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of nobles,
חוֹרִ֑ים (ḥō·w·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2715: White, pure, noble

and whose princes
וְשָׂרַ֙יִךְ֙ (wə·śā·ra·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

יֹאכֵ֔לוּ (yō·ḵê·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

at the proper time—
בָּעֵ֣ת (bā·‘êṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

[to be] strong
בִּגְבוּרָ֖ה (biḡ·ḇū·rāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1369: Force, valor, victory

rather than
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to become drunk.
בַשְּׁתִֽי׃ (ḇaš·šə·ṯî)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8358: A drinking, drinking bout


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