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- Genesis 12:9
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.”
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Genesis 12:9 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“And Abram” ||אַבְרָ֔ם ||Abram, the original name of Abraham || Abram |
|“journeyed,” ||וַיִּסַּ֣ע ||Properly, to pull up, especially the tent-pins, i.e., start on a journey ||journeyed |
|“going on” ||הָל֥וֹךְ ||To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) ||going |
|“still” ||וְנָס֖וֹעַ ||Properly, to pull up, especially the tent-pins, i.e., start on a journey ||still |
|“toward the south.” ||הַנֶּֽגְבָּה׃ ||The south (from its drought); specifically, the Negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine) ||toward south |
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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.
10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
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