GENESIS 22:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Genesis 22:9 Translation & Meaning

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And they came וַיָּבֹ֗אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
to אֶֽל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
the place הַמָּקוֹם֮ 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
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
God הָֽאֱלֹהִים֒ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
had told אָֽמַר To say (used with great latitude) told
him of; and Abraham אַבְרָהָם֙ Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
built וַיִּ֨בֶן To build (literally and figuratively) built
an altar הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ An altar altar
there, שָׁ֤ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
and laid the wood הָֽעֵצִ֑ים A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) laid wood
in order, וַֽיַּעֲרֹ֖ךְ To set in a row, i.e., arrange, put in order (in a very wide variety of applications) order
and bound וַֽיַּעֲקֹד֙ To tie with thongs bound
Isaac יִצְחָ֣ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
his son, בְּנ֔וֹ 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 laid וַיָּ֤שֶׂם To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) laid
him on עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications him on
the altar הַמִּזְבֵּ֔חַ An altar altar
upon מִמַּ֖עַל Properly,the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc upon
the wood. לָֽעֵצִֽים׃ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) wood

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  • 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.

  • 10  And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

  • 11  And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.




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