GENESIS 12:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”

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Genesis 12:4 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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So Abram אַבְרָ֗ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
departed, וַיֵּ֣לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) departed
as כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc as
the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
had spoken דִּבֶּ֤ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spoken
unto אֵלָיו֙ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him; and Lot ל֑וֹט Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
went וַיֵּ֥לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) went
with אִתּ֖וֹ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
him: and Abram וְאַבְרָ֗ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
seventy וְשִׁבְעִ֣ים Seventy seventy
and five חָמֵ֤שׁ Five five
years שָׁנָ֔ה A year (as a revolution of time) years
old 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.) old
when he departed בְּצֵאת֖וֹ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim departed
out of Haran. מֵֽחָרָֽן׃ Charan, the name of a place out Haran

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  • 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.

  • 4  So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

  • 5  And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

  • 6  And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.




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