GENESIS 21:14

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“And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.”

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Genesis 21:14 Translation & Meaning

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And Abraham אַבְרָהָ֣ם׀ Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
rose up early וַיַּשְׁכֵּ֣ם Literally, to load up (on the back of man or beast), i.e., to start early in the morning rose up early
in the morning, בַּבֹּ֡קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
and took וַיִּֽקַּֽח To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
bread, לֶחֶם֩ Food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it) bread
and a bottle וְחֵ֨מַת A skin bottle (as tied up) bottle
of water, מַ֜יִם Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water
and gave וַיִּתֵּ֣ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) gave
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Hagar, הָ֠גָר Hagar, the mother of Ishmael Hagar
putting שָׂ֧ם To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) putting
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
on עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications on
her shoulder, שִׁכְמָ֛הּ The neck (between the shoulders) as the place of burdens; figuratively, the spur of a hill shoulder
and the child, הַיֶּ֖לֶד Something born, i.e., a lad or offspring child
and sent her away: וַֽיְשַׁלְּחֶ֑הָ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent away
and she departed, וַתֵּ֣לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) departed
and wandered וַתֵּ֔תַע To vacillate, i.e., reel or stray (literally or figuratively); also causative of both wandered
in the wilderness בְּמִדְבַּ֖ר A pasture (i.e., open field, whither cattle are driven); also speech (including its organs) wilderness
of Beer-sheba. שָֽׁבַע׃ Beer-Sheba, a place in Palestine Beersheba

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  • 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.

  • 13  And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

  • 14  And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

  • 15  And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.

  • 16  And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.




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