GENESIS 18:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.”

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Genesis 18:5 Translation & Meaning

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And I will fetch וְאֶקְחָ֨ה To take (in the widest variety of applications) fetch
a morsel פַת A bit morsel
of bread, לֶ֜חֶם Food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it) bread
and comfort ye וְסַֽעֲד֤וּ To support (mostly figurative) comfort
your hearts; לִבְּכֶם֙ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything hearts
after that אַחַ֣ר Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after that
ye shall pass on: תַּֽעֲבֹ֔רוּ To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) pass
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
therefore כֵּ֥ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) therefore
are ye come עֲבַרְתֶּ֖ם To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) are come
to עַֽל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications to
your servant. עַבְדְּכֶ֑ם A servant servant
And they said, וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
So כֵּ֥ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) So
do, תַּֽעֲשֶׂ֖ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
as כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc as
thou hast said. דִּבַּֽרְתָּ׃ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue said

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  • 3  And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

  • 4  Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

  • 5  And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

  • 6  And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

  • 7  And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.




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