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Genesis 21:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight, because of his son.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the word was very grievous in the eyes of Abraham,—on account of his son.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the thing is very wrong in the eyes of Abraham, for his son's sake;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Abraham took this grievously for his son.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the thing was very grieuous in Abrahams sight, because of his sonne.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But the word appeared very hard before Abraham{gr.Abraam} concerning his son.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the thing was very grievous in Avraham's sight because of his son.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the thing 1697
{1697} Prime
דָּבָר
dabar
{daw-baw'}
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
was very y3966
[3966] Standard
מְאֹד
m@`od
{meh-ode'}
From the same as H0181; properly vehemence, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
grievous y3415
[3415] Standard
יָרַע
yara`
{yaw-rah'}
A primitive root; properly to be broken up (with any violent action), that is, (figuratively) to fear.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x7489
(7489) Complement
רָעַע
ra`a`
{raw-ah'}
A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.).
x3966
(3966) Complement
מְאֹד
m@`od
{meh-ode'}
From the same as H0181; properly vehemence, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
in ŽAvrähäm's אַברָהָם 85
{0085} Prime
אַבְרָהָם
'Abraham
{ab-raw-hawm'}
Contracted from H0001 and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous); father of a multitude; Abraham, the later name of Abram.
sight 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
because 182
{0182} Prime
אוֹדוֹת
'owdowth
{o-doth'}
From the same as H0181; turnings (that is, occasions); (adverbially) on account of.
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
of his son. 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.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 21:9-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 21:11

The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight — it grieved him that Ishmael had given such provocation. And still more that Sarah insisted upon such a punishment.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Genesis 17:18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
Genesis 22:1-2 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, [here] I [am]. ... And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
2 Samuel 18:33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
Matthew 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
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Gn 17:18; 22:1. 2S 18:33. Mt 10:37. He 12:11.

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