GENESIS 20:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 20:7 Translation & Meaning

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Now וְעַתָּ֗ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now
therefore restore הָשֵׁ֤ב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again therefore restore
the man הָאִישׁ֙ 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
his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
wife; אֵֽשֶׁת A woman wife
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
he ה֔וּא 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 he
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a prophet, נָבִ֣יא A prophet or (generally) inspired man prophet
and he shall pray וְיִתְפַּלֵּ֥ל To judge (officially or mentally); by extension, to intercede, pray pray
for thee, בַּֽעַדְךָ֖ In up to or over against; generally at, beside, among, behind, for, etc for thee
and thou shalt live: וֶֽחְיֵ֑ה To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive live
and if וְאִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
thou restore מֵשִׁ֗יב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again restore
her (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
not, אֵֽינְךָ֣ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle not
know דַּ֚ע 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
thou that כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed thou that
thou shalt surely מ֣וֹת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill surely
die, תָּמ֔וּת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
thou, אַתָּ֖ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thine. לָֽךְ׃ thine

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  • 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.

  • 9  Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.




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