GENESIS 29:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?”

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Genesis 29:25 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass, וַיְהִ֣י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
that in the morning, בַבֹּ֔קֶר Properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning morning
behold, וְהִנֵּה Lo! behold
it הִ֖וא 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 it
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Leah: לֵאָ֑ה Leah, a wife of Jacob Leah
and he said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
Laban, לָבָ֗ן Laban, a Mesopotamian Laban
What מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses What
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
this זֹּאת֙ This (often used adverb) this
thou hast done עָשִׂ֣יתָ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
unto me? did not הֲלֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles did not
I serve עָבַ֣דְתִּי To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
with עִמָּ֔ךְ 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 for Rachel? בְרָחֵל֙ Rachel, a wife of Jacob Rachel
wherefore וְלָ֖מָּה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses wherefore
then hast thou beguiled רִמִּיתָֽנִי׃ To hurl; specifically, to shoot; figuratively, to delude or betray (as if causing to fall) then beguiled
me? רִמִּיתָֽנִי׃ To hurl; specifically, to shoot; figuratively, to delude or betray (as if causing to fall) me

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  • 23  And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her.

  • 24  And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah his maid for an handmaid.

  • 25  And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

  • 26  And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

  • 27  Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.




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