GENESIS 50:5

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“My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.”

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Genesis 50:5 Translation & Meaning

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My father אָבִ֞י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
made me swear, הִשְׁבִּיעַ֣נִי To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) made swear
saying, לֵאמֹ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Lo, הִנֵּ֣ה Lo! Lo
I אָֽנֹכִי֮ I I
die: מֵת֒ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
in my grave בְּקִבְרִ֗י A sepulcher grave
which אֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I have digged כָּרִ֤יתִי Properly, to dig; figuratively, to plot; generally, to bore or open digged
for me in the land בְּאֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Canaan, כְּנַ֔עַן Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the country inhabited by him Canaan
there שָׁ֖מָּה There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
shalt thou bury me. תִּקְבְּרֵ֑נִי To inter bury
Now וְעַתָּ֗ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now
therefore let me go up, אֶֽעֱלֶה To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative therefore let go up
I pray thee, נָּ֛א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction pray
and bury וְאֶקְבְּרָ֥ה To inter bury
my father, אָבִ֖י Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
and I will come again. וְאָשֽׁוּבָה׃ To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again come again

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  • 3  And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

  • 4  And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

  • 5  My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

  • 6  And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.

  • 7  And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,




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