GENESIS 22:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.”

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Genesis 22:13 Translation & Meaning

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And Abraham אַבְרָהָ֜ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
lifted up וַיִּשָּׂ֨א To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative lifted up
his eyes, עֵינָ֗יו An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
and looked, וַיַּרְא֙ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) looked
and behold וְהִנֵּה Lo! behold
behind אַחַ֕ר Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) behind
him (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a ram אַ֔יִל Properly, strength; hence, anything strong; specifically a ram (from his strength) ram
caught נֶֽאֱחַ֥ז To seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession) caught
in a thicket בַּסְּבַ֖ךְ A copse thicket
by his horns: בְּקַרְנָ֑יו A horn (as projecting); by implication, a flask, cornet; by resemblance. an elephant's tooth (i.e., ivory), a corner (of the altar), a peak (of a mountain), a ray (of light); figuratively, power horns
and Abraham אַבְרָהָם֙ Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
went וַיֵּ֤לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) went
and took וַיִּקַּ֣ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
the ram, הָאַ֔יִל Properly, strength; hence, anything strong; specifically a ram (from his strength) ram
and offered him up וַיַּֽעֲלֵ֥הוּ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative offered up
for a burnt offering לְעֹלָ֖ה A step or (collectively, stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke) burnt offering
in the stead of תַּ֥חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc stead
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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  • 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.

  • 13  And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

  • 14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

  • 15  And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,




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