GENESIS 24:50

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.”

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Genesis 24:50 Translation & Meaning

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Then Laban לָבָ֤ן Laban, a Mesopotamian Then Laban
and Bethuel וּבְתוּאֵל֙ Bethuel, the name of a nephew of Abraham Bethuel
answered וַיַּ֨עַן Properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e., pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce answered
and said, וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
The thing הַדָּבָ֑ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause thing
proceedeth יָצָ֣א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim proceedeth
from the Lord: מֵֽיְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
we cannot נוּכַ֛ל To be able, literally (can, could) or morally (may, might) cannot
speak דַּבֵּ֥ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue speak
unto אֵלֶ֖יךָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
thee bad רַ֥ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) bad
or אוֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
good. טֽוֹב׃ Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good

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  • 48  And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.

  • 49  And now if ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.

  • 50  Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the Lord: we cannot speak unto thee bad or good.

  • 51  Behold, Rebekah is before thee, take her, and go, and let her be thy master's son's wife, as the Lord hath spoken.

  • 52  And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the Lord, bowing himself to the earth.




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