GENESIS 24:31

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.”

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Genesis 24:31 Translation & Meaning

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And he said, וַיֹּ֕אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Come in, בּ֖וֹא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) Come
thou blessed בְּר֣וּךְ To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) blessed
of the Lord; יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
wherefore לָ֤מָּה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses wherefore
standest תַֽעֲמֹד֙ To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) standest
thou without? בַּח֔וּץ Properly, separate by a wall, i.e., outside, outdoors without
for I וְאָֽנֹכִי֙ I for I
have prepared פִּנִּ֣יתִי To turn; by implication, to face, i.e., appear, look, etc prepared
the house, הַבַּ֔יִת A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
and room וּמָק֖וֹם 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) room
for the camels. לַגְּמַלִּֽים׃ A camel camels

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  • 29  And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.

  • 30  And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

  • 31  And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the Lord; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

  • 32  And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.

  • 33  And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on.




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