Friday, August 19, 2011

The preposition bet

I notice that hear is sometimes used with voice with no preposition and sometimes it is used with a preposition. I wonder what the idiom is.

Here are the verses I am considering - all of which have the preposition ב.  There are many others where hear or attend is used with voice without the preposition. What's the difference for?
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467הָמוּ גוֹיִם
מָטוּ מַמְלָכוֹת
נָתַן בְּקוֹלוֹ
תָּמוּג אָרֶץ
nations murmur
kingdoms are moved
He gives with his voice
the earth softens
6619אָכֵן שָׁמַע אֱלֹהִים
הִקְשִׁיב בְּקוֹל תְּפִלָּתִי
Nevertheless God has heard
he pays attention with the voice of my prayer
6834לָרֹכֵב בִּשְׁמֵי שְׁמֵי קֶדֶם
הֵן יִתֵּן בְּקוֹלוֹ קוֹל עֹז
To the one riding in the heaven of heavens preceding
Lo he gives with his voice a voice of strength
866הַאֲזִינָה יְהוָה תְּפִלָּתִי
וְהַקְשִׁיבָה בְּקוֹל תַּחֲנוּנוֹתָי
Give ear יְהוָה to my prayer
and attend with the voice of my supplication
957כִּי הוּא אֱלֹהֵינוּ
וַאֲנַחְנוּ עַם מַרְעִיתוֹ
וְצֹאן יָדוֹ
אִם בְּקֹלוֹ תִשְׁמָעוּ
for he is our God
and we the people of his pasture
and the sheep of his hand
if you hear with his voice

10320בָּרְכוּ יְהוָה מַלְאָכָיו
גִּבֹּרֵי כֹחַ עֹשֵׂי דְבָרוֹ
לִשְׁמֹעַ בְּקוֹל דְּבָרוֹ
Bless יְהוָה his angels
valiant of power doing his word
hearing with the voice of his word
10625וַיֵּרָגְנוּ בְאָהֳלֵיהֶם
לֹא שָׁמְעוּ בְּקוֹל יְהוָה
and they nattered in their tents
they did not hear with the voice of יְהוָה

1302אֲדֹנָי שִׁמְעָה בְקוֹלִי
תִּהְיֶינָה אָזְנֶיךָ קַשֻּׁבוֹת
לְקוֹל תַּחֲנוּנָי
Lord hear - with my voice
so let it be that your ears pay attention
to the voice of my supplication