GENESIS 16:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.”

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Genesis 16:7 Translation & Meaning

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And the angel מַלְאַ֧ךְ A messenger; specifically, of God, i.e., an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) angel
of the Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
found her וַֽיִּמְצָאָ֞הּ Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present found
by עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications by
a fountain עֵ֥ין An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) fountain
of water הַמַּ֖יִם Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water
in the wilderness, בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר A pasture (i.e., open field, whither cattle are driven); also speech (including its organs) wilderness
by עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications by
the fountain הָעַ֖יִן An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) fountain
in the way בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
to Shur. שֽׁוּר׃ Shur, a region of the Desert Shur

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  • 5  And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee.

  • 6  But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

  • 7  And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

  • 8  And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

  • 9  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.




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