GENESIS 24:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 24:13 Translation & Meaning

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Behold, הִנֵּ֛ה Lo! Behold
I אָֽנֹכִ֥י I I
stand נִצָּ֖ב To station, in various applications (literally or figuratively) stand
here (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
by עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications by
the well עֵ֣ין An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) well
of water; הַמָּ֑יִם Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water
and the daughters וּבְנוֹת֙ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
of the men אַנְשֵׁ֣י A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
of the city הָעִ֔יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
come out יֹֽצְאֹ֖ת To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim come out
to draw לִשְׁאֹ֥ב To bale up water draw
water: מָֽיִם׃ Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water

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  • 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.

  • 15  And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.




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