GENESIS 13:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

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Genesis 13:4 Translation & Meaning

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Unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to Unto
the place מְקוֹם֙ 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
of the altar, הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ An altar altar
which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he had made עָ֥שָׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
there שָׁ֖ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
at the first: בָּרִֽאשֹׁנָ֑ה First, in place, time or rank (as adjective or noun) first
and there שָׁ֛ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence and there
Abram אַבְרָ֖ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
called וַיִּקְרָ֥א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
on the name בְּשֵׁ֥ם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
of the Lord. יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 2  And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

  • 3  And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

  • 4  Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.

  • 5  And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

  • 6  And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.




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