GENESIS 31:50

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.”

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Genesis 31:50 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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If אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not If
thou shalt afflict תְּעַנֶּ֣ה To depress literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive (in various applications, as follows) afflict
my daughters, בְּנֹתַ֗י A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
or if וְאִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
thou shalt take תִּקַּ֤ח To take (in the widest variety of applications) take
other (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
wives נָשִׁים֙ A woman wives
beside עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications beside
my daughters, בְּנֹתַ֔י A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
no אֵ֥ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no
man אִ֖ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִמָּ֑נוּ 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
us; see, רְאֵ֕ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
God אֱלֹהִ֥ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
witness עֵ֖ד Concretely, a witness; abstractly, testimony; specifically, a recorder, i.e., prince witness
betwixt בֵּינִ֥י Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or betwixt
me and thee. בֵּינִ֥י Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or me and thee

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  • 48  And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;

  • 49  And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.

  • 50  If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

  • 51  And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;

  • 52  This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.




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