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“For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?”

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Genesis 30:30 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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For כִּ֡י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
it was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
little מְעַט֩ A little or few (often adverbial or comparative) little
which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
thou hadst הָיָ֨ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) hadst
before I לְפָנַי֙ 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
came, now (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
and it is increased וַיִּפְרֹ֣ץ To break out (in many applications, direct and indirect, literal and figurative) increased
unto a multitude; לָרֹ֔ב Abundance (in any respect) multitude
and the Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath blessed וַיְבָ֧רֶךְ 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
thee since my coming: לְרַגְלִ֑י A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda since coming
and now וְעַתָּ֗ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive now
when מָתַ֛י Properly, extent (of time); but used only adverbially (especially with other particle prefixes), when (either relative or interrogative) when
shall I אָֽנֹכִ֖י I shall I
provide אֶֽעֱשֶׂ֥ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application provide
for mine own house לְבֵיתִֽי׃ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) own house
also? גַם Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also

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  • 28  And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.

  • 29  And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle was with me.

  • 30  For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the Lord hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

  • 31  And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:

  • 32  I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.


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