GENESIS 35:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.”

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Genesis 35:5 Translation & Meaning

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And they journeyed: וַיִּסָּ֑עוּ Properly, to pull up, especially the tent-pins, i.e., start on a journey journeyed
and the terror חִתַּ֣ת Fear terror
of God אֱלֹהִ֗ים 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
was וַיְהִ֣י׀ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) was
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the cities הֶֽעָרִים֙ A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) cities
that אֲשֶׁר֙ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
round about סְבִיב֣וֹתֵיהֶ֔ם (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around round about
them, and they did not וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles did not
pursue רָֽדְפ֔וּ To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) pursue
after אַֽחֲרֵ֖י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
the sons בְּנֵ֥י A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
of Jacob. יַֽעֲקֹֽב׃ Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob

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  • 3  And let us arise, and go up to Beth-el; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.

  • 4  And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.

  • 5  And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

  • 6  So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, he and all the people that were with him.

  • 7  And he built there an altar, and called the place El-beth-el: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.




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