GENESIS 15:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”

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Genesis 15:1 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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After אַחַ֣ר׀ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) After
these הָאֵ֗לֶּה These or those these
things הַדְּבָרִ֣ים A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause things
the word דְבַר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause word
of the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
came הָיָ֤ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Abram אַבְרָ֔ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
in a vision, בַּֽמַּחֲזֶ֖ה A vision vision
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Fear תִּירָ֣א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten Fear
not, אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
Abram: אַבְרָ֗ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
I אָֽנֹכִי֙ I I
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy shield, מָגֵ֣ן A shield (i.e., the small one or buckler); figuratively, a protector; also the scaly hide of the crocodile shield
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy exceeding מְאֹֽד׃ Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) exceeding
great הַרְבֵּ֥ה To increase (in whatever respect) great
reward. שְׂכָֽרְךָ֖ Payment of contract; concretely, salary, fare, maintenance; by implication, compensation, benefit reward

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  • 1  After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

  • 2  And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

  • 3  And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.




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