GENESIS 24:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.”

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Genesis 24:12 Translation & Meaning

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And he said, וַיֹּאמַ֓ר׀ To say (used with great latitude) said
O Lord יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God O Lord
God אֱלֹהֵי֙ 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
of my master אֲדֹנִ֣י Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) master
Abraham, אַבְרָהָ֔ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
I pray thee, נָ֥א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction pray
send me לְפָנַ֖י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) send
good speed הַקְרֵה To light upon (chiefly by accident); causatively, to bring about good speed
this day, הַיּ֑וֹם 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
and shew וַֽעֲשֵׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application shew
kindness חֶ֕סֶד Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty kindness
unto עִ֖ם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) unto
my master אֲדֹנִ֥י Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) master
Abraham. אַבְרָהָֽם׃ Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham

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  • 10  And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.

  • 11  And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.

  • 12  And he said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.

  • 13  Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:

  • 14  And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.




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