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Hebrew—An Introduction to Reading the Old Testament
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Lesson 4: Verbs—stems
קוֹלִי אֶל־יְהוָה (step 8 of 10)
Crying to and pleading with the Lord

You will find that three of the Hebrew stems appear in this song and so it is a great opportunity to learn to read them. But more than that, it is a great opportunity for us to turn to the Lord afresh in worship and raise our voices unto him.
The vocab

Now let’s learn the words.
קוֹל
506x
voice (noun)
זָעַק
72x
cry out (verb)
חָנַן
78x
implore favor (verb)
שָׁפַךְ
115x
pour out (verb)
שִׂיחַ
13x
contemplation, complaint (noun)
צָרָה
70x
trouble (noun)
נָגַד
370x
declare, tell (verb)
Psalm 142:2-3; 103:1

With the vocabulary above and the grammar we have learned thus far, you should be able to read most of the text below even before clicking on the words. The one verb you will have trouble with is בָּרֲכִי since it is a command, something we will learn about in lesson 5.
קוֹלִי
אֶל
יְהוָה
אֶזְעָק
קוֹלִי
אֶל
יְהוָה
אֶתְחַנָּן׃
אֶשְׁפֹּךְ
לְפָנָיו
שִׂיחִי
צָרָתִי
לְפָנָיו
אַגִּיד׃
לְדָוִד
בָּרֲכִי
נַפְשִׁי
אֶת
יְהוָה
וְכָל
קְרָבַי
אֶת
שֵׁם
קָדְשׁוֹ׃
Next up, our reading for the lesson.