GENESIS 45:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Genesis 45:8 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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So now וְעַתָּ֗ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive now
it was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
you אַתֶּ֞ם Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you you
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
sent שְׁלַחְתֶּ֤ם To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent
me hither, הֵ֔נָּה Hither or thither (but used both of place and time) hither
but כִּ֖י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed but
God: הָֽאֱלֹהִ֑ים 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
and he hath made וַיְשִׂימֵ֨נִֽי To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) made
me a father לְאָ֜ב Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
to Pharaoh, לְפַרְעֹ֗ה Paroh, a general title of Egyptian kings Pharaoh
and lord וּלְאָדוֹן֙ Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) lord
of all לְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his house, בֵּית֔וֹ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
and a ruler וּמֹשֵׁ֖ל To rule ruler
throughout all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) throughout all
the land אֶ֥רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Egypt. מִצְרָֽיִם׃ Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt

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  • 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:

  • 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:




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