GENESIS 27:29

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.”

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Genesis 27:29 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Let people עַמִּ֗ים A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock Let people
serve יַֽעַבְד֣וּךָ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
thee, and nations לְאֻמִּ֔ים A community nations
bow down וְיִשְׁתַּֽחֲוּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) bow down
to thee: be הֱוֵ֤ה To be (in the sense of existence) to thee be
lord גְבִיר֙ A master lord
over thy brethren, לְאַחֶ֔יךָ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brethren
and let thy mother's אִמֶּ֑ךָ A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) let mothers
sons בְּנֵ֣י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
bow down וְיִשְׁתַּחֲוּ֥וּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) bow down
to thee: cursed אֹֽרְרֶ֣יךָ To execrate cursed
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
every one that curseth אָר֔וּר To execrate every one curseth
thee, and blessed וּֽמְבָרֲכֶ֖יךָ 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) blessed
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
he that blesseth בָּרֽוּךְ׃ 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) blesseth
thee. בָּרֽוּךְ׃ 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) thee

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  • 27  And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed:

  • 28  Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine:

  • 29  Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

  • 30  And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

  • 31  And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul may bless me.




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