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- Genesis 29:26
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.”
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Genesis 29:26 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Hebrew ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“And Laban” ||לָבָ֔ן ||Laban, a Mesopotamian || Laban |
|“said,” ||וַיֹּ֣אמֶר ||To say (used with great latitude) ||said |
|“It must not” ||לֹֽא ||Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles || must not |
|“be so” ||כֵ֖ן ||Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) ||be so |
|“done” ||יֵעָשֶׂ֥ה ||To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application ||done |
|“in our country,” ||בִּמְקוֹמֵ֑נוּ ||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) || country |
|“to give” ||לָתֵ֥ת ||To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) || give |
|“the younger” ||הַצְּעִירָ֖ה ||Little; (in number) few; (in age) young, (in value) ignoble || younger |
|“before” ||לִפְנֵ֥י ||The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) ||before |
|“the firstborn.” ||הַבְּכִירָֽה׃ ||The eldest daughter || firstborn |
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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.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
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