GENESIS 26:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.”

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Genesis 26:10 Translation & Meaning

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And Abimelech אֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites Abimelech
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
What מַה 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 What
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
this זֹּ֖את This (often used adverb) this
thou hast done עָשִׂ֣יתָ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
unto us? one אַחַ֤ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
of the people הָעָם֙ A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
might lightly כִּ֠מְעַט A little or few (often adverbial or comparative) might lightly
have lien שָׁכַ֞ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) lien
with אֶת Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
thy wife, אִשְׁתֶּ֔ךָ A woman wife
and thou shouldest have brought וְהֵֽבֵאתָ֥ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) shouldest brought
guiltiness אָשָֽׁם׃ Guilt; by implication, a fault; also a sin-offering guiltiness
upon עָלֵ֖ינוּ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
us. עָלֵ֖ינוּ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications us

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  • 8  And it came to pass, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out at a window, and saw, and, behold, Isaac was sporting with Rebekah his wife.

  • 9  And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.

  • 10  And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.

  • 11  And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that toucheth this man or his wife shall surely be put to death.

  • 12  Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.




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