GENESIS 18:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.”

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Genesis 18:10 Translation & Meaning

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And he said, וַיֹּ֗אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
I will certainly שׁ֣וֹב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again certainly
return אָשׁ֤וּב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again return
unto אֵלֶ֙יךָ֙ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
thee according to the time כָּעֵ֣ת Time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc according time
of life; חַיָּ֔ה Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively life
and, lo, וְהִנֵּה Lo! lo
Sarah לְשָׂרָ֣ה Sarah, Abraham's wife Sarah
thy wife אִשְׁתֶּ֑ךָ A woman wife
shall have a son. בֵ֖ן 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
And Sarah וְשָׂרָ֥ה Sarah, Abraham's wife Sarah
heard שֹׁמַ֛עַת To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) heard
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in the tent הָאֹ֖הֶל A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tent
door, פֶּ֥תַח An opening (literally), i.e., door (gate) or entrance way door
which וְה֥וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are which
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
behind אַֽחֲרָֽיו׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) behind
him. אַֽחֲרָֽיו׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) him

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  • 8  And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

  • 9  And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

  • 10  And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

  • 11  Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

  • 12  Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?




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