GENESIS 21:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.”

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Genesis 21:10 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Wherefore she said וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙ To say (used with great latitude) Wherefore said
unto Abraham, לְאַבְרָהָ֔ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
Cast out גָּרֵ֛שׁ To drive out from a possession; especially to expatriate or divorce Cast out
this הַזֹּ֖את This (often used adverb) this
bondwoman הָֽאָמָ֥ה A maid-servant or female slave bondwoman
and her son: בְּנָ֑הּ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
for כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the son בֶּן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of this הַזֹּ֔את This (often used adverb) of this
bondwoman הָֽאָמָ֣ה A maid-servant or female slave bondwoman
shall not לֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
be heir יִירַשׁ֙ To occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin heir
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
my son, בְּנִ֖י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
Isaac. יִצְחָֽק׃ Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac

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  • 8  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

  • 9  And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

  • 10  Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

  • 11  And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

  • 12  And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.




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