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Genesis 33:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he said, What meanest thou by all this company which I met? And he said, To find favor in the sight of my lord.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, [These are] to find grace in the sight of my lord.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And he said, “What do you mean by all this company which I have met?” And he said, “To find favor in the sight of my lord.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, [these are] to find grace in the sight of my lord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he said, What [meanest] thou by all the drove which I met? And he said, To find favour in the eyes of my lord.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then said he, What to thee is all this camp, which I have fallen in with? And he said,—To find favour, in the eyes of my lord.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he saith, 'What to thee [is] all this camp which I have met?' and he saith, 'To find grace in the eyes of my lord.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Esau said: What are the droves that I met? He answered: That I might find favour before my lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he said, What meanest thou by all this droue, which I met? And he said, [These are] to find grace in the sight of my lord.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he said, What are these things to thee, all these companies that I have met? And he said, That thy servant might find grace in thy sight, my lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he said, What [meanest] thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, [These are] to find grace in the sight of my adon.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he 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
What x4310
(4310) Complement
מִי
miy
{me}
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
[meanest] thou by all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
this x2088
(2088) Complement
זֶה
zeh
{zeh}
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
drove 4264
{4264} Prime
מַחֲנֶה
machaneh
{makh-an-eh'}
From H2583; an encampment (of travellers or troops); hence an army, whether literally (of soldiers) or figuratively (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts).
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I met? 6298
{6298} Prime
פָּגַשׁ
pagash
{paw-gash'}
A primitive root; to come in contact with, whether by accident or violence; figuratively to concur.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
And he 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
[These are] to find 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
grace 2580
{2580} Prime
חֵן
chen
{khane}
From H2603; graciousness, that is, subjectively (kindness, favor) or objectively (beauty).
in the 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).
of my n אֲדוֹן. 113
{0113} Prime
אָדוֹן
'adown
{aw-done'}
From an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
What meanest thou by all this drove:
Heb. What is all this band to thee,
Genesis 32:13-20 And he lodged there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother; ... And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob [is] behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.

to find:

Genesis 32:5 And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
Genesis 39:5 And it came to pass from the time [that] he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field.
Esther 2:17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
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Gn 32:5, 13; 39:5. Es 2:17.

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