GENESIS 28:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.”

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Genesis 28:11 Translation & Meaning

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And he lighted וַיִּפְגַּ֨ע To impinge, by accident or violence, or (figuratively) by importunity lighted
upon a certain place, בַּמָּק֜וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) upon certain place
and tarried there all night, וַיָּ֤לֶן To stop (usually over night); by implication, to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain) tarried all night
because כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
the sun הַשֶּׁ֔מֶשׁ The sun; by implication, the east; figuratively, a ray, i.e., (architectural) a notched battlement sun
was set; בָ֣א To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) set
and he took וַיִּקַּח֙ To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
of the stones מֵֽאַבְנֵ֣י A stone stones
of that place, הַמָּק֔וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
and put וַיָּ֖שֶׂם To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) put
them for (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
his pillows, מְרַֽאֲשֹׁתָ֑יו Properly, a headpiece, i.e., (plural for adverbial) at (or as) the head-rest (or pillow) pillows
and lay down in that הַהֽוּא׃ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are lay down
place בַּמָּק֥וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
to sleep. וַיִּשְׁכַּ֖ב To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose) sleep

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  • 9  Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.

  • 10  And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.

  • 11  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.

  • 12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

  • 13  And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;




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