GENESIS 22:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”

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Genesis 22:18 Translation & Meaning

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And in thy seed בְזַרְעֲךָ֔ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
shall all כֹּ֖ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the nations גּוֹיֵ֣י A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nations
of the earth הָאָ֑רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
be blessed; וְהִתְבָּרֲכ֣וּ To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) blessed
because אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc because
thou hast obeyed שָׁמַ֖עְתָּ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) obeyed
my voice. בְּקֹלִֽי׃ A voice or sound voice

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  • 16  And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

  • 17  That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

  • 18  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

  • 19  So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba.

  • 20  And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;




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