GENESIS 11:31

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“And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.”

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Genesis 11:31 Translation & Meaning

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And Terah תֶּ֜רַח Terach, the father of Abraham; also a place in the Desert Terah
took וַיִּקַּ֨ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
Abram אַבְרָ֣ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
his son, בְּנ֗וֹ 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.) son
and Lot ל֤וֹט Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
the son בֶּן 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.) son
of Haran הָרָן֙ Haran, the name of two men Haran
his son's בֶּן 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.) sons
son, בְּנ֔וֹ 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.) son
and Sarai שָׂרַ֣י Sarai, the wife of Abraham Sarai
his daughter in law, כַּלָּת֔וֹ A bride (as if perfect); hence, a son's wife daughter law
his son בְּנ֑וֹ 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.) son
Abram's אַבְרָ֣ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abrams
wife; אֵ֖שֶׁת A woman wife
and they went forth וַיֵּֽצְא֨וּ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim forth
with אִתָּ֜ם Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
them from Ur מֵא֣וּר Ur, an Israelite Ur
of the Chaldees, כַּשְׂדִּ֗ים A Kasdite, or descendant of Kesed; by implication, a Chaldaean (as if so descended); also an astrologer (as if proverbial of that people Chaldees
to go לָלֶ֙כֶת֙ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) go
into the land אַ֣רְצָה The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Canaan; כְּנַ֔עַן Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the country inhabited by him Canaan
and they came וַיָּבֹ֥אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) unto
Haran, חָרָ֖ן Charan, the name of a place Haran
and dwelt וַיֵּ֥שְׁבוּ Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwelt
there. שָֽׁם׃ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there

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  • 29  And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

  • 30  But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

  • 31  And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

  • 32  And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.




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