GENESIS 15:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.”

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Genesis 15:6 Translation & Meaning

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And he believed וְהֶֽאֱמִ֖ן Properly, to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; figuratively to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; morally to be true or certain believed
in the Lord; בַּֽיהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and he counted וַיַּחְשְׁבֶ֥הָ Properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e., (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute counted
it to him for righteousness. צְדָקָֽה׃ Rightness (abstractly), subjectively (rectitude), objectively (justice), morally (virtue) or figuratively (prosperity) righteousness

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  • 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.

  • 5  And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

  • 6  And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

  • 7  And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

  • 8  And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?




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