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“And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.”

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Genesis 24:60 Translation & Meaning

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And they blessed וַיְבָרֲכ֤וּ 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
Rebekah, רִבְקָה֙ Ribkah, the wife of Isaac Rebekah
and said וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ To say (used with great latitude) said
unto her, Thou אַ֥תְּ Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you unto her Thou
art (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
our sister, אֲחֹתֵ֕נוּ A sister (used very widely [like H0251], literally and figuratively) sister
be thou הֲיִ֖י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) be thou
the mother (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of thousands לְאַלְפֵ֣י Hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand thousands
of millions, רְבָבָ֑ה Abundance (in number), i.e., (specifically) a myriad (whether definite or indefinite) millions
and let thy seed זַרְעֵ֔ךְ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity let seed
possess וְיִירַ֣שׁ To occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin possess
the gate שַׁ֥עַר An opening, i.e., door or gate gate
of those which hate them. שֹֽׂנְאָֽיו׃ To hate (personally) those hate

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  • 58  And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.

  • 59  And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham's servant, and his men.

  • 60  And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

  • 61  And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.

  • 62  And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahai-roi; for he dwelt in the south country.


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