GENESIS 45:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.”

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Genesis 45:11 Translation & Meaning

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And there שָׁ֔ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence And there
will I nourish וְכִלְכַּלְתִּ֤י Properly, to keep in; hence, to measure; figuratively, to maintain (in various senses) nourish
thee; for כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed thee for
yet ע֛וֹד Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more yet
there are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
five חָמֵ֥שׁ Five five
years שָׁנִ֖ים A year (as a revolution of time) years
of famine; רָעָ֑ב Hunger (more or less extensive) famine
lest פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
thou, אַתָּ֥ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
and thy household, וּבֵֽיתְךָ֖ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) household
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
thou hast, come to poverty. תִּוָּרֵ֛שׁ To occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin come poverty

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  • 9  Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:

  • 10  And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:

  • 11  And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.

  • 12  And, behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you.

  • 13  And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.




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