GENESIS 32:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.”

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Genesis 32:6 Translation & Meaning

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And the messengers הַמַּלְאָכִ֔ים A messenger; specifically, of God, i.e., an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) messengers
returned וַיָּשֻׁ֙בוּ֙ 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 returned
to אֶֽל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
Jacob, יַעֲקֹ֖ב Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
We came בָּ֤אנוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
to אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to to
thy brother אָחִ֙יךָ֙ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
Esau, עֵשָׂ֔ו Esav, a son of Isaac, including his posterity Esau
and also וְגַם֙ Properly, assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correl. both...and also
he cometh הֹלֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) cometh
to meet thee, לִקְרָֽאתְךָ֔ An encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite) meet
and four וְאַרְבַּע Four four
hundred מֵא֥וֹת A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred
men 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) men
with עִמּֽוֹ׃ 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
him. עִמּֽוֹ׃ 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) him

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  • 4  And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye speak unto my lord Esau; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed there until now:

  • 5  And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

  • 6  And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.

  • 7  Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

  • 8  And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.




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