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“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;”

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Genesis 26:3 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Sojourn גּ֚וּר Properly, to turn aside from the road (for a lodging or any other purpose), i.e., sojourn (as a guest); also to shrink, fear (as in a strange place); also to gather for hostility (as afraid) Sojourn
in this הַזֹּ֔את This (often used adverb) in this
land, בָּאָ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
and I will be וְאֶֽהְיֶ֥ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) and I will be
with עִמְּךָ֖ 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) with
thee, and will bless וַאֲבָֽרְכֶ֑ךָּ To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason) bless
thee; for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed thee for
unto thee, and unto thy seed, וּֽלְזַרְעֲךָ֗ Seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity seed
I will give אֶתֵּן֙ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
these הָאֵ֔ל These or those these
countries, הָֽאֲרָצֹ֣ת The earth (at large, or partitively a land) countries
and I will perform וַהֲקִֽמֹתִי֙ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) perform
the oath הַשְּׁבֻעָ֔ה Properly, something sworn, i.e., an oath oath
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I sware נִשְׁבַּ֖עְתִּי To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) sware
unto Abraham לְאַבְרָהָ֥ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
thy father; אָבִֽיךָ׃ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father

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  • 1  And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.

  • 2  And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:

  • 3  Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;

  • 4  And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;

  • 5  Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.


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