GENESIS 29:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.”

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Genesis 29:9 Translation & Meaning

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And while he yet עוֹדֶ֖נּוּ Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more while
spake מְדַבֵּ֣ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
with עִמָּ֑ם 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
them, Rachel וְרָחֵ֣ל׀ Rachel, a wife of Jacob Rachel
came בָּ֗אָה To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
with עִם 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
her father's לְאָבִ֔יהָ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
sheep: הַצֹּאן֙ A collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men) sheep
for כִּ֥י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
she הִֽוא׃ 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 she
kept them. רֹעָ֖ה To tend a flock; i.e., pasture it; intransitively, to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension, to associate with (as a friend) kept

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  • 7  And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.

  • 8  And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.

  • 9  And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: for she kept them.

  • 10  And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.

  • 11  And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.




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