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“And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.”

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Genesis 26:25 Translation & Meaning

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And he builded וַיִּ֧בֶן To build (literally and figuratively) builded
an altar מִזְבֵּ֗חַ An altar altar
there, שָׁ֣ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
and called וַיִּקְרָא֙ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
upon the name בְּשֵׁ֣ם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character upon name
of the Lord, יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and pitched וַיֶּט To stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (as follows) pitched
his tent אָֽהֳל֑וֹ A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tent
there: שָׁ֖ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
and there שָׁ֥ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence and there
Isaac's יִצְחָ֖ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaacs
servants עַבְדֵי A servant servants
digged וַיִּכְרוּ Properly, to dig; figuratively, to plot; generally, to bore or open digged
a well. בְּאֵֽר׃ A pit; especially a well well

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  • 23  And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba.

  • 24  And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

  • 25  And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

  • 26  Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army.

  • 27  And Isaac said unto them, Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me, and have sent me away from you?


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