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“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?”

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Genesis 15:2 Translation & Meaning

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And Abram אַבְרָ֗ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Lord אֲדֹנָ֤י The Lord (used as a proper name of God only) Lord
God, יֱהוִה֙ God God
what מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses what
wilt thou give תִּתֶּן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) wilt give
me, seeing I וְאָֽנֹכִ֖י I seeing
go הוֹלֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) go
childless, עֲרִירִ֑י Bare, i.e., destitute (of children) childless
and the steward וּבֶן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) steward
of my house בֵּיתִ֔י A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
this ה֖וּא 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 this
Eliezer אֱלִיעֶֽזֶר׃ Eliezer, the name of a Damascene and of ten Israelites Eliezer
of Damascus? דַּמֶּ֥שֶׂק Damascus, a city of Syria Damascus

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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.

  • 4  And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.


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