GENESIS 12:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.”

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Genesis 12:15 Translation & Meaning

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The princes שָׂרֵ֣י A head person (of any rank or class) princes
also of Pharaoh פַרְעֹ֔ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings also Pharaoh
saw וַיִּרְא֤וּ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
her, and commended וַיְהַֽלְל֥וּ To be clear (orig. of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence, to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively, to celebrate; also to stultify commended
her before אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to before
Pharaoh: פַּרְעֹ֑ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
and the woman הָֽאִשָּׁ֖ה A woman woman
was taken וַתֻּקַּ֥ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) taken
into Pharaoh's פַּרְעֹֽה׃ Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaohs
house. בֵּ֥ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house

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  • 13  Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

  • 14  And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.

  • 15  The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house.

  • 16  And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.

  • 17  And the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.




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