GENESIS 19:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.”

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Genesis 19:21 Translation & Meaning

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And he said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֵלָ֔יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him, See, הִנֵּה֙ Lo! See
I have accepted נָשָׂ֣אתִי To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative accepted
thee פָנֶ֔יךָ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) thee
concerning this הַזֶּ֑ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that concerning
thing לַדָּבָ֣ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause thing
also, גַּ֖ם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
that I will not לְבִלְתִּ֛י Properly, a failure of, i.e., (used only as a negative particle, usually with a prepositional prefix) not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until, etc not
overthrow הָפְכִּ֥י To turn about or over; by implication, to change, overturn, return, pervert overthrow
this city, הָעִ֖יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
for the which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc for the which
thou hast spoken. דִּבַּֽרְתָּ׃ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spoken

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  • 19  Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

  • 20  Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

  • 21  And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

  • 22  Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

  • 23  The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.




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