GENESIS 19:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 19:16 Translation & Meaning

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And while he lingered, וַֽיִּתְמַהְמָ֓הּ׀ Properly, to question or hesitate, i.e., (by implication) to be reluctant while lingered
the men הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֜ים A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
laid hold וַיַּֽחֲזִ֨יקוּ To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer laid hold
upon his hand, בְּיָד֣וֹ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] upon hand
and upon the hand וּבְיַד A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] upon hand
of his wife, אִשְׁתּ֗וֹ A woman wife
and upon the hand וּבְיַד֙ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] upon hand
of his two שְׁתֵּ֣י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
daughters; בְנֹתָ֔יו A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
being merciful בְּחֶמְלַ֥ת Commiseration being merciful
unto עָלָ֑יו Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications unto
him: and they brought him forth, וַיֹּֽצִאֻ֥הוּ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim brought forth
and set him וַיַּנִּחֻ֖הוּ To deposit; by implication, to allow to stay set
without מִח֥וּץ Properly, separate by a wall, i.e., outside, outdoors without
the city. לָעִֽיר׃ 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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  • 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.

  • 18  And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:




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