GENESIS 19:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.”

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Genesis 19:8 Translation & Meaning

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Behold הִנֵּה Lo! Behold
now, נָ֨א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction now
I have two שְׁתֵּ֣י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
daughters בָנ֗וֹת A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
which אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
have not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
known יָדְעוּ֙ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) known
man; אִ֔ישׁ 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) man
let me, I pray you, נָּ֤א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction let pray
bring them out אוֹצִֽיאָה To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim bring out
unto אֲלֵיכֶ֔ם Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
you, and do וַֽעֲשׂ֣וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
ye to them as good כַּטּ֖וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
in your eyes: בְּעֵֽינֵיכֶ֑ם An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
only רַ֠ק Properly, leanness, i.e., (figuratively) limitation; only adverbial, merely, or conjunctional, although only
unto these הָאֵל֙ These or those these
men לָֽאֲנָשִׁ֤ים 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
do תַּֽעֲשׂ֣וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
nothing; אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing nothing
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
therefore כֵּ֥ן 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
came בָּ֖אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
they under the shadow בְּצֵ֥ל Shade, whether literal or figurative under shadow
of my roof. קֹֽרָתִֽי׃ A rafter (forming trenches as it were); by implication, a roof roof

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  • 6  And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

  • 7  And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

  • 8  Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

  • 9  And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

  • 10  But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.




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