GENESIS 21:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.”

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Genesis 21:2 Translation & Meaning

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For Sarah שָׂרָ֧ה Sarah, Abraham's wife Sarah
conceived, וַתַּהַר֩ To be (or become) pregnant, conceive (literally or figuratively) conceived
and bare וַתֵּ֨לֶד To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage bare
Abraham לְאַבְרָהָ֛ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
a son בֵּ֖ן 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
in his old age, לִזְקֻנָ֑יו Old age old age
at the set time לַמּוֹעֵ֕ד Properly, an appointment, i.e., a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand) set time
of which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc of which
God אֱלֹהִֽים׃ 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
had spoken דִּבֶּ֥ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spoken
to him. דִּבֶּ֥ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue to him

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  • 1  And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken.

  • 2  For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.

  • 3  And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

  • 4  And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.




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