GENESIS 22:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”

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Genesis 22:7 Translation & Meaning

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And Isaac יִצְחָ֜ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
spake וַיֹּ֨אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) spake
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Abraham אַבְרָהָ֤ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
his father, אָבִיו֙ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
and said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
My father: אָבִ֔י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
and he said, וַיֹּ֖אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Here הִנֶּ֣נִּֽי Lo! Here
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
I, my son. בְנִ֑י 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
And he said, וַיֹּ֗אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Behold הִנֵּ֤ה Lo! Behold
the fire הָאֵשׁ֙ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire
and the wood: וְהָ֣עֵצִ֔ים A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) wood
but where וְאַיֵּ֥ה Where? but where
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the lamb הַשֶּׂ֖ה A member of a flock, i.e., a sheep or goat lamb
for a burnt offering? לְעֹלָֽה׃ A step or (collectively, stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke) burnt offering

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  • 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.

  • 7  And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

  • 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.




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