GENESIS 31:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.”

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Genesis 31:3 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said וַיֹּ֤אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶֽל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Jacob, יַעֲקֹ֔ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
Return שׁ֛וּב 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 fathers, אֲבוֹתֶ֖יךָ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
and to thy kindred; וּלְמֽוֹלַדְתֶּ֑ךָ Nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family kindred
and I will be וְאֶֽהְיֶ֖ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) and I will be
with עִמָּֽךְ׃ 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. עִמָּֽךְ׃ 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) thee

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  • 1  And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

  • 2  And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and, behold, it was not toward him as before.

  • 3  And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; and I will be with thee.

  • 4  And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

  • 5  And said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that it is not toward me as before; but the God of my father hath been with me.




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