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Genesis 15:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And Abram said, “Since You have given no offspring to me, one born in my house is my heir.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and lo, one born in my house is my heir.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Abram said, Lo, to me thou hast given no seed, and behold, a son of my house will be mine heir.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And Abram said—Lo, to me, hast thou not given seed,—And lo! a son of my household, is mine heir!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Abram saith, 'Lo, to me Thou hast not given seed, and lo, a domestic doth heir me.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Abram added: But to me thou hast not given seed: and lo my servant born in my house, shall be my heir.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Abram said; Behold, to mee thou hast given no seed: and loe, one borne in my house is mine heire.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And Abram said, [I am grieved] since thou hast given me no seed, but my home-born [servant] shall succeed me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Avram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And ´Avräm אַברָם 87
{0087} Prime
אַבְרָם
'Abram
{ab-rawm'}
Contracted from H0048; high father; Abram, the original name of Abraham.
said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Behold, x2005
(2005) Complement
הֵן
hen
{hane}
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
to me thou hast given 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
no 3808
{3808} Prime
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
seed: 2233
{2233} Prime
זֶרַע
zera`
{zeh'-rah}
From H2232; seed; figuratively fruit, plant, sowing time, posterity.
and, lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
one born 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
in my house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
is mine heir. 3423
{3423} Prime
יָרַשׁ
yarash
{yaw-rash'}
A primitive root; to occupy (be driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 15:3

_ _ Eliezer of Damascus ... one born in my house is mine heir — According to the usage of nomadic tribes, his chief confidential servant, would be heir to his possessions and honors. But this man could have become his son only by adoption; and how sadly would that have come short of the parental hopes he had been encouraged to entertain! His language betrayed a latent spirit of fretfulness or perhaps a temporary failure in the very virtue for which he is so renowned — and absolute submission to God’s time, as well as way, of accomplishing His promise.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 15:2-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 15:3

Behold to me thou hast given no seed — Not only no son, but no seed. If he had had a daughter, from her the promised Messias might have come, who was to be the Seed of the Woman; but he had neither son nor daughter.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Behold:

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Genesis 13:16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then] shall thy seed also be numbered.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.
Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of [thy] judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? [wherefore] are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. ... For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

born:

Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained [servants], born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued [them] unto Dan.
Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become [his] son at the length.
Proverbs 30:23 For an odious [woman] when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
Ecclesiastes 2:7 I got [me] servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
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Gn 12:2; 13:16; 14:14. Pv 13:12; 29:21; 30:23. Ec 2:7. Jr 12:1. He 10:35.

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