לאמר

Ali Smith

Senior Member
Urdu - Pakistan
שלום

לֵ֣ךְ וְאָֽסַפְתָּ֞ אֶת־זִקְנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל וְאָמַרְתָּ֤ אֲלֵהֶם֙ יְהֹוָ֞ה אֱלֹהֵ֤י אֲבֹֽתֵיכֶם֙ נִרְאָ֣ה אֵלַ֔י אֱלֹהֵ֧י אַבְרָהָ֛ם יִצְחָ֥ק וְיַעֲקֹ֖ב לֵאמֹ֑ר פָּקֹ֤ד פָּקַ֙דְתִּי֙ אֶתְכֶ֔ם וְאֶת־הֶעָשׂ֥וּי לָכֶ֖ם בְּמִצְרָֽיִם׃
(שמות ג טז)

How would you translate לאמר in this sentence?

אני מודה לכם מאוד
 
  • Drink

    Senior Member
    English - New England, Russian - Moscow
    It's a quirk of Biblical Hebrew.

    In practice, it's normally translated as "saying" (e.g. "and he said, saying: ..." "and you shall say, saying: ...").

    But really it's just a quirk of Biblical Hebrew that doesn't translate well into any language.
     
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