GENESIS 32:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:”

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Genesis 32:9 Translation & Meaning

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And Jacob יַֽעֲקֹב֒ Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
said, וַיֹּאמֶר֮ To say (used with great latitude) said
O God אֱלֹהֵי֙ 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 O God
of my father אָבִ֣י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
Abraham, אַבְרָהָ֔ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
and God וֵֽאלֹהֵ֖י 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
of my father אָבִ֣י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
Isaac, יִצְחָ֑ק Jitschak (or Isaac), son of Abraham Isaac
the Lord יְהוָ֞ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
which saidst הָֽאֹמֵ֣ר To say (used with great latitude) saidst
unto אֵלַ֗י Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
me, Return שׁ֧וּב 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 thy country, לְאַרְצְךָ֛ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) country
and to thy kindred, וּלְמֽוֹלַדְתְּךָ֖ Nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family kindred
and I will deal well וְאֵיטִ֥יבָה To be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right) deal well
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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  • 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.

  • 9  And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the Lord which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee:

  • 10  I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.

  • 11  Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.




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