GENESIS 12:7

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“And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.”

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Genesis 12:7 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
appeared וַיֵּרָ֤א To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) appeared
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Abram, אַבְרָ֔ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
and said, וַיֹּ֕אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Unto thy seed לְזַ֨רְעֲךָ֔ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
will I give אֶתֵּ֖ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
this הַזֹּ֑את This (often used adverb) this
land: הָאָ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
and there שָׁם֙ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence and there
builded וַיִּ֤בֶן To build (literally and figuratively) builded
he an altar מִזְבֵּ֔חַ An altar altar
unto the Lord, לַֽיהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
who appeared הַנִּרְאֶ֥ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) appeared
unto אֵלָֽיו׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him. אֵלָֽיו׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to him

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  • 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.

  • 7  And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.

  • 8  And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitched his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord.

  • 9  And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.




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