GENESIS 31:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.”

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Genesis 31:8 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
he said יֹאמַ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) said
thus, כֹּ֣ה Properly, like this, i.e., by implication, (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now thus
The speckled נְקֻדִּים֙ Spotted speckled
shall be יִֽהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall be
thy wages; שְׂכָרֶ֔ךָ Payment of contract; concretely, salary, fare, maintenance; by implication, compensation, benefit wages
then all כָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) then all
the cattle הַצֹּ֖אן A collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men) cattle
bare וְיָֽלְד֥וּ To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage bare
speckled: נְקֻדִּ֑ים Spotted speckled
and if וְאִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
he said יֹאמַ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) said
thus, כֹּ֣ה Properly, like this, i.e., by implication, (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now thus
The ringstraked עֲקֻדִּים֙ Striped (with bands) ringstraked
shall be יִֽהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) shall be
thy hire; שְׂכָרֶ֔ךָ Payment of contract; concretely, salary, fare, maintenance; by implication, compensation, benefit hire
then bare וְיָֽלְד֥וּ To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage then bare
all כָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the cattle הַצֹּ֖אן A collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men) cattle
ringstraked. עֲקֻדִּֽים׃ Striped (with bands) ringstraked

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  • 6  And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.

  • 7  And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

  • 8  If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstraked.

  • 9  Thus God hath taken away the cattle of your father, and given them to me.

  • 10  And it came to pass at the time that the cattle conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.




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