GENESIS 24:43

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;”

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Genesis 24:43 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Behold, הִנֵּ֛ה Lo! Behold
I אָֽנֹכִ֥י I I
stand נִצָּ֖ב To station, in various applications (literally or figuratively) stand
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 it shall come to pass, וְהָיָ֤ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) come pass
that when the virgin הָֽעַלְמָה֙ A lass (as veiled or private) virgin
cometh forth הַיֹּצֵ֣את To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim cometh forth
to draw לִשְׁאֹ֔ב To bale up water draw
water, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
and I say וְאָֽמַרְתִּ֣י To say (used with great latitude) say
to אֵלֶ֔יהָ Near, with or among; often in general, to to
her, Give me, 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 Give pray
a little מְעַט A little or few (often adverbial or comparative) little
water מַ֖יִם Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen water
of thy pitcher מִכַּדֵּֽךְ׃ Properly, a pail; but generally of earthenware; a jar for domestic purposes pitcher
to drink; הַשְׁקִֽינִי To quaff, i.e., (causatively) to irrigate or furnish a potion to drink

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  • 41  Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

  • 42  And I came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:

  • 43  Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink;

  • 44  And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master's son.

  • 45  And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.




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