EXODUS 3:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.”

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Exodus 3:2 Translation & Meaning

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And the angel מַלְאַ֨ךְ A messenger; specifically, of God, i.e., an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) angel
of the Lord יְהוָֹ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
appeared וַ֠יֵּרָא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) appeared
unto אֵלָ֛יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him in a flame בְּלַבַּת Flame flame
of fire אֵ֖שׁ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire
out of the midst מִתּ֣וֹךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center out midst
of a bush: הַסְּנֶ֑ה A bramble bush
and he looked, וַיַּ֗רְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) looked
and, behold, וְהִנֵּ֤ה Lo! behold
the bush הַסְּנֶה֙ A bramble bush
burned בֹּעֵ֣ר To kindle, i.e., consume (by fire or by eating) burned
with fire, בָּאֵ֔שׁ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire
and the bush וְהַסְּנֶ֖ה A bramble bush
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
not אֵינֶ֥נּוּ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle not
consumed. אֻכָּֽל׃ To eat (literally or figuratively) consumed

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  • 1  Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

  • 2  And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

  • 3  And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

  • 4  And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.




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