NUMBERS 12:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.”

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Numbers 12:6 Translation & Meaning

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And he said, וַיֹּ֖אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Hear שִׁמְעוּ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) Hear
now נָ֣א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction now
my words: דְבָרָ֑י A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
If אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not If
there be יִֽהְיֶה֙ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) there be
a prophet נְבִ֣יאֲכֶ֔ם A prophet or (generally) inspired man prophet
among you, the Lord יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God among Lord
I (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
will make myself known אֶתְוַדָּ֔ע To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) make known
unto אֵלָ֣יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him in a vision, בַּמַּרְאָה֙ A vision vision
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
will speak אֲדַבֶּר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue speak
unto him in a dream. בַּֽחֲל֖וֹם A dream dream

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  • 4  And the Lord spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.

  • 5  And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.

  • 6  And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

  • 7  My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

  • 8  With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?




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