GENESIS 17:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.”

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Genesis 17:19 Translation & Meaning

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And God אֱלֹהִ֗ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Sarah שָׂרָ֣ה Sarah, Abraham's wife Sarah
thy wife אִשְׁתְּךָ֗ A woman wife
shall bear יֹלֶ֤דֶת To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage bear
thee a son בֵּ֔ן 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.) son
indeed; אֲבָל֙ Nay, i.e., truly or yet indeed
and thou shalt call וְקָרָ֥אתָ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) call
his name שְׁמ֖וֹ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
Isaac: יִצְחָ֑ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
and I will establish וַהֲקִֽמֹתִ֨י To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) establish
my covenant בְּרִיתִ֥י A compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) covenant
with אִתּ֛וֹ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
him for an everlasting עוֹלָ֖ם Properly, concealed, i.e., the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e., (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always everlasting
covenant, לִבְרִ֥ית A compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) covenant
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with his seed לְזַרְע֥וֹ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
after אַֽחֲרָֽיו׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
him. אַֽחֲרָֽיו׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) him

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  • 17  Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

  • 18  And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

  • 19  And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

  • 20  And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

  • 21  But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.




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