PROVERBS 3:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.”

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Proverbs 3:28 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Say תֹּ֘אמַ֤ר To say (used with great latitude) Say
not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
unto thy neighbour, לְרֵֽעֲיךָ֙׀ An associate (more or less close) neighbour
Go, לֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Go
and come again, וָ֭שׁוּב 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
and to morrow וּמָחָ֥ר Properly, deferred, i.e., the morrow; usually (adverbially) tomorrow; indefinitely, hereafter morrow
I will give; אֶתֵּ֗ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
when thou hast וְיֵ֣שׁ There is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection) when thou hast
it by אִתָּֽךְ׃ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc it by
thee. אִתָּֽךְ׃ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc thee

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  • 26  For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

  • 27  Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

  • 28  Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

  • 29  Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

  • 30  Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.




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