GENESIS 26:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.”

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Genesis 26:16 Translation & Meaning

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And Abimelech אֲבִימֶ֖לֶךְ Abimelek, the name of two Philistine kings and of two Israelites Abimelech
said וַיֹּ֥אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Isaac, יִצְחָ֑ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
Go לֵ֚ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Go
from מֵֽעִמָּ֔נוּ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) from
us; for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed us for
thou art much מְאֹֽד׃ Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) art much
mightier עָצַ֥מְתָּ To bind fast, i.e., close (the eyes); intransitively, to be (causatively, make) powerful or numerous; to crunch the bones mightier
than מִמֶּ֖נּוּ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses than
we. מִמֶּ֖נּוּ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses we

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  • 14  For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

  • 15  For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.

  • 16  And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much mightier than we.

  • 17  And Isaac departed thence, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and dwelt there.

  • 18  And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.




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