GENESIS 22:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”

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Genesis 22:2 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And he said, וַיֹּ֡אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Take קַח To take (in the widest variety of applications) Take
now נָ֠א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction now
thy son, בִּנְךָ֙ 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
thine only יְחִֽידְךָ֤ Properly, united, i.e., sole; by implication, beloved; also lonely; (feminine) the life (as not to be replaced) thine only
son (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Isaac, יִצְחָ֔ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
whom אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whom
thou lovest, אָהַ֙בְתָּ֙ To have affection for (sexually or otherwise) lovest
and get thee וְלֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) get
into אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to into
the land אֶ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Moriah; הַמֹּֽרִיָּ֑ה Morijah, a hill in Palestine Moriah
and offer him וְהַֽעֲלֵ֤הוּ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative offer
there שָׁם֙ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
for a burnt offering לְעֹלָ֔ה A step or (collectively, stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke) burnt offering
upon עַ֚ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
one אַחַ֣ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
of the mountains הֶֽהָרִ֔ים A mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively) mountains
which אֲשֶׁ֖ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I will tell אֹמַ֥ר To say (used with great latitude) tell
thee of. אֵלֶֽיךָ׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to thee of

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  • 1  And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

  • 2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

  • 3  And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

  • 4  Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.




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