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“And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:

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Genesis 19:27 Translation & Meaning

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And Abraham אַבְרָהָ֖ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
gat up early וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֥ם Literally, to load up (on the back of man or beast), i.e., to start early in the morning gat up early
in the morning בַּבֹּ֑קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the place הַ֨מָּק֔וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
where שָׁ֖ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence where
he stood עָ֥מַד To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) stood
before פְּנֵ֥י 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.) before
the Lord: יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 25  And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

  • 26  But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

  • 27  And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:

  • 28  And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

  • 29  And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.


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