GENESIS 20:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.”

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Genesis 20:13 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass, וַיְהִ֞י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
when כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֧ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc when
God אֱלֹהִים֮ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
caused me to wander הִתְע֣וּ To vacillate, i.e., reel or stray (literally or figuratively); also causative of both caused wander
from my father's אָבִי֒ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
house, מִבֵּ֣ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
that I said וָֽאֹמַ֣ר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto her, This זֶ֣ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that unto her This
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy kindness חַסְדֵּ֔ךְ Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty kindness
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
thou shalt shew תַּֽעֲשִׂ֖י To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application shew
unto me; at אֶ֤ל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto me at
every כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every
place הַמָּקוֹם֙ 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
whither שָׁ֔מָּה There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence whither
we shall come, נָב֣וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
say אִמְרִי To say (used with great latitude) say
of me, He הֽוּא׃ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are of me He
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
my brother. אָחִ֥י A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother

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  • 11  And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

  • 12  And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

  • 13  And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither we shall come, say of me, He is my brother.

  • 14  And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.

  • 15  And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before thee: dwell where it pleaseth thee.




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