GENESIS 12:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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God tells Abram (later named Abraham) to get out of his home country to travel to an area He will show. This land will be Canaan, and this is the beginning of God's promise and eventual covenant with Abraham to inherit the land there.

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“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

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Genesis 12:1 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Now the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Now Lord
had said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Abram, אַבְרָ֔ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
Get thee out לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Get out
of thy country, מֵֽאַרְצְךָ֥ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) country
and from thy kindred, וּמִמּֽוֹלַדְתְּךָ֖ Nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family kindred
and from thy father's אָבִ֑יךָ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
house, וּמִבֵּ֣ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
a land הָאָ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
that אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
I will shew אַרְאֶֽךָּ׃ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) shew
thee: אַרְאֶֽךָּ׃ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) thee

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  • 1  Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

  • 2  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

  • 3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.




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