DEUTERONOMY 15:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee;”

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Deuteronomy 15:16 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And it shall be, וְהָיָה֙ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) And it shall be
if כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed if
he say יֹאמַ֣ר To say (used with great latitude) say
unto אֵלֶ֔יךָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
thee, I will not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
go away אֵצֵ֖א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim go away
from מֵֽעִמָּ֑ךְ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) from
thee; because כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
he loveth אֲהֵֽבְךָ֙ To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) loveth
thee and thine house, בֵּיתֶ֔ךָ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) thine house
because כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
he is well ט֥וֹב To be (transitively, do or make) good (or well) in the widest sense well
with עִמָּֽךְ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
thee; עִמָּֽךְ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) thee

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  • 14  Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.

  • 15  And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the Lord thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.

  • 16  And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee;

  • 17  Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.

  • 18  It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.




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