GENESIS 16:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 16:8 Translation & Meaning

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And he said, וַיֹּאמַ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) said
Hagar, הָגָ֞ר Hagar, the mother of Ishmael Hagar
Sarai's שָׂרַ֛י Sarai, the wife of Abraham Sarais
maid, שִׁפְחַ֥ת A female slave (as a member of the household) maid
whence אֵֽי Where? hence how? whence
camest thou? בָ֖את To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) camest
and whither וְאָ֣נָה Where?; hence, whither?, when?; also hither and thither whither
wilt thou go? תֵלֵ֑כִי To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) wilt go
And she said, וַתֹּ֕אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
I אָֽנֹכִ֖י I I
flee בֹּרַֽחַת׃ To bolt, i.e., figuratively, to flee suddenly flee
from the face מִפְּנֵי֙ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) face
of my mistress גְּבִרְתִּ֔י Mistress mistress
Sarai. שָׂרַ֣י Sarai, the wife of Abraham Sarai

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  • 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.

  • 10  And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.




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