GENESIS 8:7

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.”

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Genesis 8:7 Translation & Meaning

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And he sent forth וַיְשַׁלַּ֖ח To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent forth
a raven, הָֽעֹרֵ֑ב A raven (from its dusky hue) raven
which went forth וַיֵּצֵ֤א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim forth
to יָצוֹא֙ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim to
and fro, וָשׁ֔וֹב 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 fro
until עַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) until
the waters הַמַּ֖יִם Water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen waters
were dried up יְבֹ֥שֶׁת To be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage) dried up
from off מֵעַ֥ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
the earth. הָאָֽרֶץ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 5  And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

  • 6  And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

  • 7  And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

  • 8  Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

  • 9  But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.




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