GENESIS 33:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.”

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Genesis 33:15 Translation & Meaning

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And Esau עֵשָׂ֔ו Esav, a son of Isaac, including his posterity Esau
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Let me now נָּ֣א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction Let now
leave אַצִּֽיגָה To place permanently leave
with עִמְּךָ֔ 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 of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses thee of
some (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the folk הָעָ֖ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock folk
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with אִתִּ֑י Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
me. And he said, וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ To say (used with great latitude) said
What לָ֣מָּה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses What
needeth it? זֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that needeth
let me find אֶמְצָא Properly, to come forth to, i.e., appear or exist; transitively, to attain, i.e., find or acquire; figuratively, to occur, meet or be present let find
grace חֵ֖ן Graciousness, i.e., subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty) grace
in the sight בְּעֵינֵ֥י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) sight
of my lord. אֲדֹנִֽי׃ Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) lord

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  • 13  And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

  • 14  Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir.

  • 15  And Esau said, Let me now leave with thee some of the folk that are with me. And he said, What needeth it? let me find grace in the sight of my lord.

  • 16  So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

  • 17  And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore the name of the place is called Succoth.




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