GENESIS 45:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.”

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Genesis 45:7 Translation & Meaning

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And God אֱלֹהִים֙ 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
sent וַיִּשְׁלָחֵ֤נִי To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent
me before you לִפְנֵיכֶ֔ם The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
to preserve לָשׂ֥וּם To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) preserve
you a posterity שְׁאֵרִ֖ית A remainder or residual (surviving, final) portion posterity
in the earth, בָּאָ֑רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
and to save your lives וּלְהַֽחֲי֣וֹת To live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive save lives
by a great גְּדֹלָֽה׃ Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
deliverance. לִפְלֵיטָ֖ה Deliverance; concretely, an escaped portion deliverance

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  • 5  Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

  • 6  For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.

  • 7  And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

  • 8  So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.

  • 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:




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