GENESIS 17:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”

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Genesis 17:1 Translation & Meaning

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And when Abram אַבְרָ֔ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
was וַיְהִ֣י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) was
ninety תִּשְׁעִ֥ים Ninety ninety
years שָׁנִ֑ים A year (as a revolution of time) years
old בֶּן 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.) old
and nine, וְתֵ֣שַׁע Nine or (ordinal) ninth nine
the Lord יְהוָ֜ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
appeared וַיֵּרָ֨א To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) appeared
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
Abram, אַבְרָ֗ם Abram, the original name of Abraham Abram
and said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֵלָיו֙ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him, I אֲנִי I him I
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the Almighty שַׁדַּ֔י The Almighty Almighty
God; אֵ֣ל Strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity) God
walk הִתְהַלֵּ֥ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walk
before me, לְפָנַ֖י 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.) before
and be וֶֽהְיֵ֥ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) and be
thou perfect. תָמִֽים׃ Entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth perfect

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  • 1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

  • 2  And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

  • 3  And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,




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