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“And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.”

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Genesis 19:15 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And when וּכְמוֹ֙ As, thus, so And when
the morning הַשַּׁ֣חַר Dawn (literal, figurative or adverbial) morning
arose, עָלָ֔ה To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative arose
then the angels הַמַּלְאָכִ֖ים A messenger; specifically, of God, i.e., an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) then angels
hastened וַיָּאִ֥יצוּ To press; (by implication) to be close, hurry, withdraw hastened
Lot, בְּל֣וֹט Lot, Abraham's nephew Lot
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Arise, קוּם֩ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) Arise
take קַ֨ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) take
thy wife, אִשְׁתְּךָ֜ A woman wife
and thy two שְׁתֵּ֤י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
daughters, בְנֹתֶ֙יךָ֙ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
which are here; הַנִּמְצָאֹ֔ת Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present are here
lest פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
thou be consumed תִּסָּפֶ֖ה Properly, to scrape (literally, to shave; but usually figuratively) together (i.e., to accumulate or increase) or away (i.e., to scatter, remove, or ruin; intransitively, to perish) consumed
in the iniquity בַּעֲוֹ֥ן Perversity, i.e., (moral) evil iniquity
of the city. הָעִֽיר׃ A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city

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  • 13  For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

  • 14  And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

  • 15  And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

  • 16  And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

  • 17  And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.


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