[17a - 46 lines; 17b - 50 lines]

1)[line 6]" ""V'LIBI CHALAL B'KIRBI"- "My heart is dead within me." (Tehilim 109:22)

2)[line 7] TZA'AREI HU D'KA MIDKAR- he was merely reminding himself of all of his troubles

3)[line 13] BI'NESHIKAH MESAH- she died through the death of the "kiss" (the kiss of HaSh-m)

4)[line 16] RIMAH V'SOLE'AH- worms and crawlers

5)[line 21]" ' ""YEDID HASH-M YISHKON LA'VETACH ALAV"- "May HaSh-m's beloved dwell securely with Him." (Devarim 33:12)

6)[line 22]" ""AF BESARI YISHKON LA'VETACH"- "Also my flesh will dwell securely." (Tehilim 16:9)

7)[line 23] RACHAMEI HU D'KA BA'I- he was pleading for mercy (David ha'Melech was pleading that his body not be eaten by worms after his death)

8)[line 24] B'ETYO SHEL NACHASH- because of the seduction of the snake [they died, and not because they had any misdeeds] (if the snake had not seduced Chavah into eating the forbidden fruit, death would not have come to the world, and they would not have died)

9)[line 26] V'KULHU GEMARA- and all of this is known through tradition (as it has been passed down from one generation to the next that these Tzadikim were righteous enough to live forever)

10)[line 28]" ; , () ""V'ES AMASA SAM AVSHALOM TACHAS YO'AV AL HA'TZAVA; VA'AMASA BEN ISH U'SHEMO YISRA HA'YISRE'EILI, ASHER BA EL AVIGAL BAS NACHASH ACHOS TZERUYAH EIM YO'AV" - "'And Avshalom appointed Amasa over the army in place of Yo'av; Amasa was the son of a man named Yisra ha'Yisre'eili, who married with Avigal the daughter of Nachash and the sister of Tzeruyah, the mother of Yo'av." (Shmuel II 17:25) (AMASA AND YO'AV)

(a)Interestingly, Avshalom appointed Yo'av's cousin to replace him as his commander-in-chief, and both were nephews of David. Avigayil, David's sister, should not be confused with Avigayil, the wife of Naval ha'Karmeli, who was married to David.

(b)Although Amasa's father, judging by what the Gemara says about him (Yevamos 77a), seems to have been a leading sage of that time, Amasa himself joined the ranks of Avshalom in his rebellion against his father, David.

PEREK #2 LO YACHPOR

11a)[line 36]SHI'ACH- a long narrow ditch

b)[line 36]ME'ARAH- a covered pit or cave (usually leading to a spring or water source)

12)[line 37] AMAS HA'MAYIM- a channel of water

13)[line 37] NIVRECHES KOVSIN- a pool of water in which clothing is washed

14)[line 38] V'SAD B'SID- and it covers with lime

15)[line 39]GEFES- remnants from pressed olives

16)[line 39]ZEVEL- fertilizer

17)[line 40]SELA'IM- stones

18)[line 44]REICHAYIM- a mill

19a)[line 44]HA'SHECHEV- the bottom millstone

b)[line 45]HA'RECHEV- the upper millstone

20a)[last line]HA'KALYA- the bottom part of an oven stand

b)[last line]HA'SAFAH- the top part of an oven stand

17b----------------------------------------17b

21)[line 8] HA'BA LISMOCH B'TZAD HA'METZAR- one who comes to dig a pit near the border (the border between his field and his neighbor's field)

22)[line 14] D'AT IMLACHT V'CHAFART- that you changed your mind and dug a pit

23a)[line 25] KOL MARA U'MARA D'KA MACHYAS- with every strike of your shovel

b)[line 26] KA MARPIS LAH L'ARA'I- you are weakening my land

24)[line 44] SELA HA'BA B'YADAYIM- clumpy ground that breaks apart by hand (it very easily breaks apart)

25)[line 48] , UDEKA'ARI LAH, MAI KA'ARI LAH?- the one who asked this question, why did he ask it (since the answer is obvious)?

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