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“I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.”

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Genesis 31:13 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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I אָֽנֹכִ֤י I I
am (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the God הָאֵל֙ Strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity) God
of Beth-el, אֵ֔ל Beth-El, a place in Palestine Bethel
where שָּׁם֙ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence where
thou anointedst מָשַׁ֤חְתָּ To rub with oil, i.e., to anoint; by implication, to consecrate; also to paint anointedst
the pillar, מַצֵּבָ֔ה Something stationed, i.e., a column or (memorial stone); by analogy, an idol pillar
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
where שָׁ֖ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence where
thou vowedst נָדַ֥רְתָּ To promise (pos., to do or give something to God) vowedst
a vow נֶ֑דֶר A promise (to God); also (concretely) a thing promised vow
unto me: now עַתָּ֗ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive now
arise, ק֥וּם To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) arise
get thee out צֵא֙ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim get out
from מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
this הַזֹּ֔את This (often used adverb) this
land, הָאָ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
and return וְשׁ֖וּב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again return
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the land אֶ֥רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of thy kindred. מֽוֹלַדְתֶּֽךָ׃ Nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family kindred

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  • 11  And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.

  • 12  And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.

  • 13  I am the God of Beth-el, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

  • 14  And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?

  • 15  Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money.


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