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“And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:”

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Genesis 13:14 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord וַֽיהוָ֞ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said אָמַ֣ר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Abram, אַבְרָ֗ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
after אַֽחֲרֵי֙ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
that Lot ל֣וֹט Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
was separated הִפָּֽרֶד To break through, i.e., spread or separate (oneself) separated
from מֵֽעִמּ֔וֹ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) from
him, Lift up שָׂ֣א To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative Lift up
now נָ֤א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction now
thine eyes, עֵינֶ֙יךָ֙ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) thine eyes
and look וּרְאֵ֔ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) look
from מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
the place הַמָּק֖וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
where שָׁ֑ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence where
thou אַתָּ֣ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
art northward, צָפֹ֥נָה Properly, hidden, i.e., dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown) art northward
and southward, וָנֶ֖גְבָּה The south (from its drought); specifically, the Negeb or southern district of Judah, occasionally, Egypt (as south to Palestine) southward
and eastward, וָקֵ֥דְמָה The front, of place (absolutely, the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward) eastward
and westward: וָיָֽמָּה׃ A sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south westward

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  • 12  Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

  • 13  But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

  • 14  And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

  • 15  For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

  • 16  And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.


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