GENESIS 26:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Genesis 26:11 Translation & Meaning

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And Abimelech אֲבִימֶ֔לֶךְ Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites Abimelech
charged וַיְצַ֣ו (intensively) to constitute, enjoin charged
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
people, הָעָ֖ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
He that toucheth הַנֹּגֵ֜עַ Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) toucheth
this הַזֶּ֛ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
man בָּאִ֥ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
or his wife וּבְאִשְׁתּ֖וֹ A woman wife
shall surely מ֥וֹת To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill surely
be put to death. יוּמָֽת׃ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill put death

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  • 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.

  • 13  And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great:




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