EXODUS 32:29

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“For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.”

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Exodus 32:29 Translation & Meaning

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For Moses מֹשֶׁ֗ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
had said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Consecrate מִלְא֨וּ To fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively) Consecrate
yourselves יֶדְכֶ֤ם A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] yourselves
to day הַיּוֹם֙ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
to the Lord, לַֽיהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
even כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed even
every man אִ֥ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) every man
upon his son, בִּבְנ֖וֹ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) upon son
and upon his brother; וּבְאָחִ֑יו A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) upon brother
that he may bestow וְלָתֵ֧ת To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) bestow
upon עֲלֵיכֶ֛ם Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
you a blessing בְּרָכָֽה׃ Benediction; by implication prosperity blessing
this day. הַיּ֖וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day

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  • 27  And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

  • 28  And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

  • 29  For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

  • 30  And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

  • 31  And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.




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