GENESIS 19:22

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 19:22 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Haste מַהֵר֙ Properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e., (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly Haste
thee, escape הִמָּלֵ֣ט Properly, to be smooth, i.e., (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks escape
thither; שָׁ֔מָּה There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence thither
for כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
I cannot אוּכַל֙ To be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) cannot
do לַֽעֲשׂ֣וֹת To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
any thing דָּבָ֔ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause any thing
till עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) till
thou be come בֹּֽאֲךָ֖ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
thither. שָׁ֑מָּה There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence thither
Therefore כֵּ֛ן 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
the name שֵׁם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
of the city הָעִ֖יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
was called קָרָ֥א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
Zoar. צֽוֹעַר׃ Tsoar, a place East of the Jordan Zoar

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  • 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.

  • 24  Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;




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