GENESIS 24:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Genesis 24:14 Translation & Meaning

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And let it come to pass, וְהָיָ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) let come pass
that the damsel הַֽנַּעֲרָ֗ A girl (from infancy to adolescence) damsel
to whom אֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc to whom
I shall say, אֹמַ֤ר To say (used with great latitude) say
Let down הַטִּי To stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows) Let down
thy pitcher, כַדֵּךְ֙ Properly, a pail; but generally of earthenware; a jar for domestic purposes pitcher
I pray thee, נָ֤א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction pray
that I may drink; וְאֶשְׁתֶּ֔ה To imbibe (literally or figuratively) drink
and she shall say, וְאָֽמְרָ֣ה To say (used with great latitude) say
Drink, שְׁתֵ֔ה To imbibe (literally or figuratively) Drink
and I will give thy camels גְּמַלֶּ֖יךָ A camel give camels
drink אַשְׁקֶ֑ה To quaff, i.e., (causatively) to irrigate or furnish a potion to drink
also: וְגַם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
let the same be that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
she thou hast appointed הֹכַ֙חְתָּ֙ To be right (i.e., correct); reciprocal, to argue; causatively, to decide, justify or convict appointed
for thy servant לְעַבְדְּךָ֣ A servant servant
Isaac; לְיִצְחָ֔ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
and thereby shall I know אֵדַ֔ע To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) thereby know
that כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
thou hast shewed עָשִׂ֥יתָ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application shewed
kindness חֶ֖סֶד Kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opposition) reproof, or (subject.) beauty kindness
unto עִם 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. אֲדֹנִֽי׃ Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) master

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  • 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.

  • 16  And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.




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