GENESIS 15:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:”

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Genesis 15:18 Translation & Meaning

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In the same הַה֗וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are same
day בַּיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
the Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
made כָּרַ֧ת To cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e., make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces) made
a covenant בְּרִ֣ית A compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) covenant
with אֶת Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
Abram, אַבְרָ֖ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Unto thy seed לְזַרְעֲךָ֗ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
have I given נָתַ֙תִּי֙ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
this הַזֹּ֔את This (often used adverb) this
land, הָאָ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
from the river מִנְּהַ֣ר A stream (including the sea; expectation the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity river
of Egypt מִצְרַ֔יִם Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt
unto עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) unto
the great הַגָּדֹ֖ל Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
river, הַנָּהָ֥ר A stream (including the sea; expectation the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity river
the river נְהַר A stream (including the sea; expectation the Nile, Euphrates, etc.); figuratively, prosperity river
Euphrates: פְּרָֽת׃ Perath (i.e., Euphrates), a river of the East Euphrates

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  • 16  But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

  • 17  And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

  • 18  In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

  • 19  The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

  • 20  And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,




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