GENESIS 16:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.”

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Genesis 16:14 Translation & Meaning

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Wherefore כֵּן֙ Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) Wherefore
the well לַבְּאֵ֔ר A pit; especially a well well
was called קָרָ֣א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
Beer-lahai-roi; רֹאִ֑י Beer-Lachai-Roi, a place in the Desert Beerlahairoi
behold, הִנֵּ֥ה Lo! behold
it is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
between בֵין Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or between
Kadesh קָדֵ֖שׁ Kadesh, a place in the Desert Kadesh
and Bered. בָּֽרֶד׃ Bered, the name of a place south of Palestine, also of an Israelite Bered

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  • 12  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

  • 13  And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

  • 14  Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

  • 15  And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

  • 16  And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.




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