GENESIS 22:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 22:4 Translation & Meaning

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Then on the third הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֗י Third; feminine a third (part); by extension, a third (day, year or time); specifically, a third-story cell) Then third
day בַּיּ֣וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
Abraham אַבְרָהָ֧ם 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, עֵינָ֛יו An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes
and saw וַיַּ֥רְא To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) saw
the place הַמָּק֖וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
afar off. מֵֽרָחֹֽק׃ Remote, literally or figuratively, of place or time; specifically, precious; often used adverbially (with preposition) afar off

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  • 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.

  • 5  And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

  • 6  And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.




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