GENESIS 5:29

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.”

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Genesis 5:29 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And he called וַיִּקְרָ֧א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
his name שְׁמ֛וֹ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character name
Noah, נֹ֖חַ Noach, the patriarch of the flood Noah
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
This זֶ֠֞ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that This
same (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shall comfort יְנַֽחֲמֵ֤נוּ Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) comfort
us concerning our work מִֽמַּעֲשֵׂ֙נוּ֙ An action (good or bad); generally, a transaction; abstractly, activity; by implication, a product (specifically, a poem) or (generally) property concerning work
and toil וּמֵֽעִצְּב֣וֹן Worrisomeness, i.e., labor or pain toil
of our hands, יָדֵ֔ינוּ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hands
because of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses because
the ground הָ֣אֲדָמָ֔ה Soil (from its general redness) ground
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
the Lord יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath cursed. אֵֽרְרָ֖הּ To execrate cursed

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  • 27  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

  • 28  And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

  • 29  And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.

  • 30  And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

  • 31  And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.




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