GENESIS 22:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.”

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Genesis 22:10 Translation & Meaning

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And Abraham אַבְרָהָם֙ Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
stretched forth וַיִּשְׁלַ֤ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) stretched forth
his hand, יָד֔וֹ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
and took וַיִּקַּ֖ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
the knife הַֽמַּאֲכֶ֑לֶת Something to eat with, i.e., a knife knife
to slay לִשְׁחֹ֖ט To slaughter (in sacrifice or massacre) slay
his son. בְּנֽוֹ׃ 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

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  • 8  And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

  • 9  And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

  • 10  And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

  • 11  And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

  • 12  And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.




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