GENESIS 24:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.”

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Genesis 24:7 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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The Lord יְהוָ֣ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
God אֱלֹהֵ֣י Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
of heaven, הַשָּׁמַ֗יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
which אֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
took me לְקָחַ֜נִי To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
from my father's אָבִי֮ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
house, מִבֵּ֣ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
and from the land וּמֵאֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of my kindred, מֽוֹלַדְתִּי֒ Nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family kindred
and which וַֽאֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc and which
spake דִּבֶּר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
unto me, and that וַֽאֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc unto me and that
sware נִֽשְׁבַּֽע To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) sware
unto me, saying, לֵאמֹ֔ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Unto thy seed לְזַ֨רְעֲךָ֔ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
will I give אֶתֵּ֖ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
this הַזֹּ֑את This (often used adverb) this
land; הָאָ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
he ה֗וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are he
shall send יִשְׁלַ֤ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) send
his angel מַלְאָכוֹ֙ A messenger; specifically, of God, i.e., an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) angel
before לְפָנֶ֔יךָ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
thee, and thou shalt take וְלָֽקַחְתָּ֥ To take (in the widest variety of applications) take
a wife אִשָּׁ֛ה A woman wife
unto my son לִבְנִ֖י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
from thence. מִשָּֽׁם׃ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence thence

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  • 5  And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

  • 6  And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.

  • 7  The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

  • 8  And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.

  • 9  And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.




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