Thursday, February 9, 2023

The Hebrew word אנּה ('ānnāh) is a common interjection that typically proceeds a request and is often translated as "please." Translations of אנּה ('ānnāh) will vary depending on the sense of severity translators wish to convey within a specific scene. Some potential translation possibilities for אנּה ('ānnāh) can be seen in the following verses: Jonah 1:14, "Then they cried out to the LORD, 'Please (אנּה), O LORD;'" Genesis 50:17 "Say to Joseph: 'I beg (אנּה) you;'" 1 Kings 20:3, "Remember now, O LORD, I implore (אנּה) you."