GENESIS 50:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.”

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Genesis 50:21 Translation & Meaning

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Now וְעַתָּה֙ At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now
therefore fear תִּירָ֔אוּ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten therefore fear
ye not: אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
I אָֽנֹכִ֛י I I
will nourish אֲכַלְכֵּ֥ל Properly, to keep in; hence, to measure; figuratively, to maintain (in various senses) nourish
you, and your little ones. טַפְּכֶ֑ם A family (mostly used collectively in the singular) little ones
And he comforted וַיְנַחֵ֣ם 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) comforted
them, and spake וַיְדַבֵּ֖ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
kindly לִבָּֽם׃ The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything kindly
unto them. עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications unto them

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  • 19  And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

  • 20  But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

  • 21  Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

  • 22  And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.

  • 23  And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.




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