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Genesis 15:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And in the fourth generation they shall come hither again; for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites [is] not yet full.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites [is] not yet full.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And [in the] fourth generation they shall come hither again; for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, in the fourth generation, shall they return hither,—for, not complete, is the iniquity of the Amorites, as yet.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and the fourth generation doth turn back hither, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But in the fourth generation they shall return hither: for as yet the iniquities of the Amorrhites are not at the full until this present time.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But in the fourth generation they shall come hither againe: for the iniquitie of the Amorites is not yet full.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And in the fourth generation they shall return hither, for the sins of the Amorites are not yet filled up, even until now.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Emorim [is] not yet full.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But in the fourth 7243
{7243} Prime
רְבִיעִי
r@biy`iy
{reb-ee-ee'}
From H7251; fourth; also (fractionally) a fourth.
generation 1755
{1755} Prime
דּוֹר
dowr
{dore}
From H1752; properly a revolution of time, that is, an age or generation; also a dwelling.
they shall come hither y2008
[2008] Standard
הֵנָּה
hennah
{hane'-naw}
From H2004; hither or thither (but used both of place and time).
again: 7725
{7725} Prime
שׁוּב
shuwb
{shoob}
A primitive root; 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 adverbially again.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x2008
(2008) Complement
הֵנָּה
hennah
{hane'-naw}
From H2004; hither or thither (but used both of place and time).
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the iniquity 5771
{5771} Prime
עָוֹן
`avon
{aw-vone'}
From H5753; perversity, that is, (moral) evil.
of the mrm אֱמֹרִים 567
{0567} Prime
אֱמֹרִי
'Emoriy
{em-o-ree'}
Probably a patronymic from an unused name derived from H0559 in the sense of publicity, that is, prominence; thus a mountaineer; an Emorite, one of the Canaanitish tribes.
[is] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
yet 2008
{2008} Prime
הֵנָּה
hennah
{hane'-naw}
From H2004; hither or thither (but used both of place and time).
x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
full. 8003
{8003} Prime
שָׁלֵם
shalem
{shaw-lame'}
From H7999; complete (literally or figuratively); especially friendly. (shalem used by mistake for a name.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 15:9-21.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 15:12-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 15:16

They shall come hither again — Hither to the land of Canaan, wherein thou now art. The reason why they must not have the land of promise in possession till the fourth generation, is because the iniquity of the Amorites was not yet full. The righteous God has determined, that they shall not be cut off till they are arrived to such a pitch of wickedness; and therefore till it come to that, the seed of Abram must be kept out of possession.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 15:16

But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the (e) iniquity of the Amorites [is] not yet full.

(e) Though God tolerates the wicked for a time, yet his vengeance falls on them when the measure of their wickedness is full.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
in the:

Exodus 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, [was] four hundred and thirty years.

Amorites:

1 Kings 21:26 And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all [things] as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
2 Peter 3:8-9 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. ... The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

not:

Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
Zechariah 5:5-11 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what [is] this that goeth forth. ... And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
Matthew 23:32-35 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. ... That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
1 Thessalonians 2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
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