GENESIS 45:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.”

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Genesis 45:14 Translation & Meaning

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And he fell וַיִּפֹּ֛ל To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fell
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
his brother אָחִ֖יו A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
Benjamin's בִנְיָֽמִן Binjamin, youngest son of Jacob; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory Benjamins
neck, צַוְּארֵ֥י The back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound) neck
and wept; וַיֵּ֑בְךְּ To weep; generally to bemoan wept
and Benjamin וּבִנְיָמִ֔ן Binjamin, youngest son of Jacob; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory Benjamin
wept בָּכָ֖ה To weep; generally to bemoan wept
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
his neck. צַוָּארָֽיו׃ The back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound) neck

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  • 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.

  • 14  And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.

  • 15  Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.

  • 16  And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.




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