GENESIS 20:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.”

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Genesis 20:6 Translation & Meaning

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And God הָֽאֱלֹהִ֜ים 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
said וַיֹּאמֶר֩ To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֵלָ֨יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him in a dream, בַּֽחֲלֹ֗ם A dream dream
Yea, גַּ֣ם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and Yea
I אָֽנֹכִ֤י I I
know יָדַ֙עְתִּי֙ 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.) know
that כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
thou didst עָשִׂ֣יתָ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application didst
this זֹּ֔את This (often used adverb) this
in the integrity בְתָם Completeness; figuratively, prosperity; usually (morally) innocence integrity
of thy heart; לְבָֽבְךָ֙ The heart (as the most interior organ) heart
for I אָֽנֹכִ֛י I for I
also גַּם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
withheld וָֽאֶחְשֹׂ֧ךְ To restrain or (reflexive) refrain; by implication, to refuse, spare, preserve; to observe withheld
thee from sinning מֵֽחֲטוֹ Properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn sinning
against me: 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) against therefore
suffered נְתַתִּ֖יךָ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) suffered
I thee not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
to touch לִנְגֹּ֥עַ Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) touch
her. אֵלֶֽיהָ׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to her

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  • 4  But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation?

  • 5  Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

  • 6  And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

  • 7  Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

  • 8  Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.




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