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Lexicon :: Strong's H518 - 'im

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TWOT Reference: 111

Strong’s Definitions

אִם ʼim, eem; a primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not:—(and, can-, doubtless, if, that) (not), + but, either, + except, + more(-over if, than), neither, nevertheless, nor, oh that, or, + save (only, -ing), seeing, since, sith, + surely (no more, none, not), though, + of a truth, + unless, + verily, when, whereas, whether, while, + yet.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H518 in the following manner: if, not, or, when, whether, surely, doubtless, while, neither, saving, verily.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H518 in the following manner: if, not, or, when, whether, surely, doubtless, while, neither, saving, verily.
  1. if

    1. conditional clauses

      1. of possible situations

      2. of impossible situations

    2. oath contexts

      1. no, not

    3. if...if, whether...or, whether...or...or

    4. when, whenever

    5. since

    6. interrogative particle

    7. but rather

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אִם ʼim, eem; a primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not:—(and, can-, doubtless, if, that) (not), + but, either, + except, + more(-over if, than), neither, nevertheless, nor, oh that, or, + save (only, -ing), seeing, since, sith, + surely (no more, none, not), though, + of a truth, + unless, + verily, when, whereas, whether, while, + yet.
STRONGS H518: Abbreviations
אִם conjunction (= Aramaic NAe   if [and in HAe  , אֶלָּא = H NAe   if not, except], Arabic إِنْ if [and in إِلاَّ= إِنْ لاَ if not, except], Ethiopic እመ፡ (ěmma) if = מָה + אִם (مَا + إِنْ) [and in አላ፡ (allâ) if not, but], Assyrian umma; also in Arabic أَمْ 'An?' = أَإِمْ, compare הַאִם : see NöM p. 208, ZMG 1886, p. 739; WAG i. § 367 e) **TargumOnk Jon אִם, TargumHag אין.
1. hypothetical particle if.
a. construction (see more fully Dr§ 136-138, 143 FriedrichDie Hebr. Condit. sätze 1884):
(1) with imperfect (continued by perfects & waw consecutive; apodosis usually begins with perfect & waw consecutive or bare imperfect; or, if necessary, with imperative or jussive)
(a) of future time: Genesis 18:26 אִם־אֶמְצָא if I shall find 50 righteous in Sodom, וְנָשָׂאתִי I will pardon, etc., Genesis 24:8; Genesis 32:9; Deuteronomy 19:8f.; 1 Kings 1:52b; 1 Kings 6:12; Psalm 89:31; Genesis 42:37; Judges 13:16; 1 Kings 1:52a Psalm 132:12.
(b) of past time (rare, but classical): Genesis 31:8 אִם יאֹמַר if everhe said... וְיָָֽלְדִוּ then they used to bear, etc., Exodus 40:37; & in the protestations Job 31:7, 13, 16, 25 etc. (alternating with pff., see below, & with jussives in apodosis)
(c) assuming a purely imaginary case (with imperfect in both clauses, like the double optative in Greek), if, though: Genesis 13:16 so that אִם־יוּכַל if a man were able to number the stars, thy seed also יִמָּנֶה might be numbered, Numbers 22:18; Isaiah 1:18 כַּשָּׁנִים יַלְבִּינוּ אִם־יִהְיוּ ח׳ though your sins were as scarlet, they should become white as snow, Amos 9:2-4 אִם־יַחְתְּרוּ though they were to dig into Sheôl, from thence תִּקָּחֵם would my hand fetch them, Psalm 27:3; Psalm 139:8 +.
(2) with participle (expressing either a present process, or an approaching future: apodosis as 1 a) Genesis 24:42, 49; Judges 6:36; Judges 9:15; Judges 11:9 אִם מְשִׁיבִים אַתֶּם if ye are going to bring me back... וְנָתַן י׳ then י׳ will, etc.; similarly with יֵשׁ or אֵין Genesis 44:26; Exodus 22:2; 1 Samuel 20:8; 1 Samuel 23:23; & with no explicit copula Deuteronomy 22:2; Deuteronomy 25:2; Leviticus 1:3, 14, etc.
(3) with perfect.
(a) of future or present time (continued by perfects & waw consecutive: apodosis as 1 a) Genesis 43:9 אִם־לֹא הֲבִיאֹתִיו אֵלֶיךָ וְהִצַּגְתִּיו לְפָנֶיךָ if I do not bring him back (si eum non reduxero) and set him before thee, I will be guilty for ever, Genesis 47:6 if thou knowest that there are men of worth among them וְשַׂמְתָּם then make them, etc., Judges 16:17; 2 Samuel 15:33; 2 Kings 7:4; Psalm 41:7; Psalm 94:18; Job 7:4; Job 9:30f. Job 10:14 אִם חָטָאתִי וּשְׁמַרְתָּ֑נִי if I sin, thou watchest me. On אִם־נָא Genesis 18:3 and elsewhere see נָא.
(b) of past time, whether
(α) in actual fact, or
(β) in an assumed case (the perfect is here continued by the imperfect and waw consecutive; apodosis begins as before).
(a) Judges 9:16-19 עֲשִׂיתֶם⬩⬩⬩אִם if ye have done honestly וַתַּמְלִיכוּ and have made Abimelech king..., 1 Samuel 26:19; especially in protestations, as Psalm 7:4 אִם עָשִׂיתִי זאת if I have done this..., let the enemy pursue my soul, etc. Jeremiah 33:25f.; Job 31:5f.; Job 31:9, etc.
(b) Numbers 5:27 if she have defiled herself וַתִּמְעֹל and been faithless, וּבָאוּ then shall they come, etc., Numbers 15:24; Numbers 35:22-24.
(c) with bare perfect in apodosis, in sense of If... had..., only Deuteronomy 32:30 אִם־לֹא כִּי were it not that..., Psalm 73:15. (לוּ is more usual in such cases.)
(4) with infinitive once (si vera lectio) Job 9:27 אִם אָמְרִי = if I say (literally if (there is) my saying). — Note that the verb following אִם is often strengthened by the infinitive absolute, as Exodus 15:26; Exodus 19:5; Exodus 21:5; Exodus 22:3; Exodus 22:12; Exodus 22:16; Exodus 22:22; Judges 11:30; Judges 14:12; Judges 16:11 etc.; compare DrSm i. 20, 6.
b. Special uses:
(1) repeated ⬩⬩⬩אִם אִם whether... or (sive... sive) Exodus 19:13; Deuteronomy 18:3; 2 Samuel 15:21; similarly וְאִם⬩⬩⬩אִם Genesis 31:52; Jeremiah 42:6; Ezekiel 2:5; Ecclesiastes 11:3; Ecclesiastes 12:14 (compare NAe  ⬩⬩⬩NAe  , NAev⬩⬩⬩NA   PS250; وَإِنْ⬩⬩⬩إِنْ & وَإِمَّا⬩⬩⬩إِمَّا).
(2) After an oath (expressed, or merely implied) אִם (the formula of imprecation being omitted) becomes an emphatic negative, and אִם־לֹא an emphatic affirmative: 2 Samuel 11:11 by thy life אִם־אֶעֱשֶׂה אֶת־הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה (may God bring all manner of evil upon me) if I do this thing! = surely I will not do this thing! (compare the full phrases in 1 Samuel 3:17; 2 Kings 6:31) Genesis 14:23; Genesis 42:15; Numbers 14:23; 1 Samuel 3:14; 1 Samuel 19:6; 2 Kings 2:2; 2 Kings 3:14 & often; Isaiah 22:14; Psalm 89:36; Psalm 95:11; Job 6:28; אִם־לֹא Numbers 14:28; Joshua 14:9; 1 Kings 20:23; 2 Kings 9:26; Isaiah 5:9; Isaiah 14:24; Jeremiah 15:11; Jeremiah 49:20; Job 1:11 — Ezekiel; after a negative clause, emphasizing a contrasted idea, Genesis 24:38 (where the explanation by Aramaic אֶלָּא is not supported by Hebrew usage), compare Jeremiah 22:6. Repeated, וְאִם⬩⬩⬩אִם 2 Samuel 20:20; 2 Kings 3:14; Isaiah 62:8; Jeremiah 38:16; Ezekiel 14:16. In adjurations (with 2nd or 3rd person) = that not Genesis 21:23; Genesis 26:29; Genesis 31:50; 1 Samuel 24:22; 1 Kings 1:51; Songs 2:7; Songs 3:5 +. Of past or present time: 1 Samuel 25:34 as י׳ liveth (I say) that, unless thou hadst hastened..., כִּי אִם נוֺתַר that surely there had not been left...! 1 Samuel 17:55 as thy soul liveth אִם־יָדַעְתִּי if I Know it! 1 Kings 17:12; 1 Kings 18:10 — both אִם־יֵשׁ (כִּי here merely introduces the fact sworn to, & need not be translated; so 2 Samuel 3:35: see כִּי); Psalm 121:2 אִם־לֹא (after a negative clause: compare above Genesis 24:38). compare Str§ 90.
(3) Part, of wishing, if but...! oh that...! (rare) Psalm 81:9 If thou wouldest hearken to me! Psalm 95:7; Psalm 139:19; Proverbs 24:11. compare Exodus 32:32. With an imperative (si vera lectio) Job 34:16 וְאִ־םִֽֽֽבּינָה; and with an anacoluthon, Genesis 23:13 (P) אִם־אַתָּה לוּ שְׁמָעֵנִי if thou! — oh that thou wouldst hear me!
(4) Nearly = when — with the perfect:
(a) of past, Genesis 38:9; Numbers 21:9 וְרָאָה⬩⬩⬩וְהָיָה אִם־נָשַׁךְ and it used to be, if or when a serpent had bitten a man, that he would look, etc., Judges 6:3; Psalm 78:34 (see Dr§ 136 δ Obs.); Amos 7:2.
(b) of present or future, Isaiah 4:4 אִם רָחַץ when the Lord shall have washed, Isaiah 24:13; Isaiah 28:25; compare Numbers 36:4 (with the imperfect).
c. Compounded with other particles: —
(α) בִּלְתִּי אִם except if, except, † Genesis 47:18; Judges 7:14; Amos 3:3, 4.
(β) הֲלוֺא אִם2 Kings 20:19 (for which Isaiah 39:7 has sim-ply כִּי), perhaps Is it not (good), if...? (De Di).
(γ) כִּי־אִם, which see.
(δ) עַד אִםGenesis 24:19, 33; Isaiah 30:17; Ruth 2:21, & עַד אֲשֶׁר אִם Genesis 28:15; Numbers 32:17; Isaiah 6:11, until, properly until if or when.
(ε) רַק אִם if only (see below רַק). אִם־לֹא in Ezekiel 3:6b is very difficult. The Vrss render If I had sent, etc., implying לֻא for אִם־לֹא (for Ew's אִם־לֻא = אִלּוּ, which see, is precarious): Ges Hi Co 'but (אִם־לֹא after a negative, compare above Genesis 24:38; Psalm 131:2) unto them (Israel) have I sent thee: they can understand thee' (but understand is a dubious rendering of שָׁמַע אֶל).
2. Interrogative particle
a. in direct question:
(a) alone (not frequently and usually = Num? expecting the answer No, especially in a rhetorical style): Genesis 38:17; 1 Kings 1:27; Judges 5:8 מָגֵן אִם־יֵרָאֶה וָרֹמַח was there a shield to be seen or a spear...?Isaiah 29:16; and repeated Amos 3:6; Jeremiah 48:27; Job 6:12.
(b) more frequently in disjunctive interrogation:
(α) אִם⬩⬩⬩הֲ, expressing a real alternative Joshua 5:13 הֲלָנוּ אַתָּה אִם־לְצָרֵינוּ art thou for us, or for our enemies? Judges 9:2; 1 Kings 22:6, 15: more often expressing a merely formal alternative, especially in poetry (a rhetorical Num?) Genesis 37:8; Numbers 11:12, 22; Judges 11:25b 2 Samuel 19:36; Isaiah 10:15; Isaiah 66:8; Jeremiah 3:5; Habakkuk 3:8; Psalm 77:10; Psalm 78:20; Job 4:17; Job 6:5, 6; Job 10:4, 5; Job 11:7 etc.
(β) וְאִם⬩⬩⬩הֲ (rarer than אִם⬩⬩⬩הֲ, but similar in use) 2 Samuel 24:13 (a real alt.); Isaiah 49:24; Isaiah 50:2; Jeremiah 5:9 (Jeremiah 5:29 אִם) Jeremiah 14:22; Joel 1:2; Joel 4:4; Job 8:3; Job 11:2; Job 21:4; Job 22:3; Job 34:17; Job 40:8f. (formal); Genesis 17:17 P (with an anacoluthon) shall a child...? וְאִם־שָׂרָה הֲבַת־תִּשְׁעִים שָׁנָה תֵּלֵד or Sarah, — shall she that is 90 years old bear? Proverbs 27:24 (וְאִם after negative clause),
b. in oblique interrogation, if, whether:
(a) alone, after verbs of seeing, inquiring, etc. 2 Kings 1:2; Jeremiah 5:1; Jeremiah 30:6; Malachi 3:10; Psalm 139:24; Cant 7:13; Lamentations 1:12; Ezra 2:59; once מִי יוֺדֵעַ אִם who knoweth if...? i.e. (like haud scio an) perhaps Esther 4:14 (older synonym מִי יוֺדֵעַ alone: see 2 Samuel 12:22; Joel 2:14; Jonah 3:9).
(b) disjunctively אִם⬩⬩⬩הֲ Genesis 27:21; Numbers 13:18-20; so וְאִם⬩⬩⬩אִם Joshua 24:15.
c. compounded with הֲ, הַאִםNumbers 17:28 [Numbers 17:13] הַאִם תַּמְנוּ לִגְוֺעַ probably an emphatic Num? Shall we ever have finished dying? Job 6:13 difficult: perhaps Is it that my help is not in me? (a forcible means of expressing that that which might be thought impossible is nevertheless the case); Hi as an aposiop., If my help is not in me (am I still to wait) ? (The view that הַאִם = הֲלֹא nonne? is inconsistent with the fact that אִם in a question has regularly the force of Num?)
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:16; 14:23; 17:17; 18:3; 18:26; 21:23; 23:13; 24:8; 24:19; 24:33; 24:38; 24:38; 24:38; 24:42; 24:49; 26:29; 27:21; 28:15; 31:8; 31:50; 31:52; 32:9; 37:8; 38:9; 38:17; 42:15; 42:37; 43:9; 44:26; 47:6; 47:18


15:26; 19:5; 19:13; 21:5; 22:2; 22:3; 22:12; 22:16; 22:22; 32:32; 40:37


1:3; 1:14


5:27; 11:12; 11:22; 13:18; 13:19; 13:20; 14:23; 14:28; 15:24; 17:13; 21:9; 22:18; 32:17; 35:22; 35:23; 35:24; 36:4


18:3; 19:8; 22:2; 25:2; 32:30


5:13; 14:9; 24:15


5:8; 6:3; 6:36; 7:14; 9:2; 9:15; 9:16; 9:17; 9:18; 9:19; 11:9; 11:25; 11:30; 13:16; 14:12; 16:11; 16:17



1 Samuel

3:14; 3:17; 17:55; 19:6; 20:8; 23:23; 24:22; 25:34; 26:19

2 Samuel

3:35; 11:11; 12:22; 15:21; 15:33; 19:36; 20:20; 24:13

1 Kings

1:27; 1:51; 1:52; 1:52; 6:12; 17:12; 18:10; 20:23; 22:6; 22:15

2 Kings

1:2; 2:2; 3:14; 3:14; 6:31; 7:4; 9:26; 20:19






1:11; 4:17; 6:5; 6:6; 6:12; 6:13; 6:28; 7:4; 8:3; 9:27; 9:30; 10:4; 10:5; 10:14; 11:2; 11:7; 21:4; 22:3; 31:5; 31:7; 31:9; 31:13; 31:16; 31:25; 34:16; 34:17; 40:8


7:4; 27:3; 41:7; 73:15; 77:10; 78:20; 78:34; 81:9; 89:31; 89:36; 94:18; 95:7; 95:11; 121:2; 131:2; 132:12; 139:8; 139:19; 139:24


24:11; 27:24


11:3; 12:14

Song of Songs

2:7; 3:5; 7:13


1:18; 4:4; 5:9; 6:11; 10:15; 14:24; 22:14; 24:13; 28:25; 29:16; 30:17; 39:7; 49:24; 50:2; 62:8; 66:8


3:5; 5:1; 5:9; 5:29; 14:22; 15:11; 22:6; 30:6; 33:25; 38:16; 42:6; 48:27; 49:20




2:5; 3:6; 14:16


1:2; 2:14


3:3; 3:4; 3:6; 7:2; 9:2; 9:3; 9:4







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H518 matches the Hebrew אִם ('im),
which occurs 1,070 times in 931 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 19 (Gen 4:7–Gen 39:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:7 - You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:9 - The whole countryside is open to you. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want the land to the left, then I’ll take the land on the right. If you prefer the land on the right, then I’ll go to the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:16 - And I will give you so many descendants that, like the dust of the earth, they cannot be counted!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:23 - that I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from what belongs to you. Otherwise you might say, ‘I am the one who made Abram rich.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:4 - Then the LORD said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of your own who will be your heir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:5 - Then the LORD took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:17 - Then Abraham bowed down to the ground, but he laughed to himself in disbelief. “How could I become a father at the age of 100?” he thought. “And how can Sarah have a baby when she is ninety years old?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:3 - “My lord,” he said, “if it pleases you, stop here for a while.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:21 - I am going down to see if their actions are as wicked as I have heard. If not, I want to know.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:26 - And the LORD replied, “If I find fifty righteous people in Sodom, I will spare the entire city for their sake.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:28 - Suppose there are only forty-five righteous people rather than fifty? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?”
And the LORD said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five righteous people there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - “Please don’t be angry, my Lord,” Abraham pleaded. “Let me speak—suppose only thirty righteous people are found?”
And the LORD replied, “I will not destroy it if I find thirty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:7 - Now return the woman to her husband, and he will pray for you, for he is a prophet. Then you will live. But if you don’t return her to him, you can be sure that you and all your people will die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:23 - “Swear to me in God’s name that you will never deceive me, my children, or any of my descendants. I have been loyal to you, so now swear that you will be loyal to me and to this country where you are living as a foreigner.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:8 - and said, “Since you are willing to help me in this way, be so kind as to ask Ephron son of Zohar
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - and he replied to Ephron as everyone listened. “No, listen to me. I will buy it from you. Let me pay the full price for the field so I can bury my dead there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:8 - If she is unwilling to come back with you, then you are free from this oath of mine. But under no circumstances are you to take my son there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - When she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels, too, until they have had enough to drink.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:21 - The servant watched her in silence, wondering whether or not the LORD had given him success in his mission.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:33 - Then food was served. But Abraham’s servant said, “I don’t want to eat until I have told you why I have come.”
“All right,” Laban said, “tell us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:38 - Go instead to my father’s house, to my relatives, and find a wife there for my son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:41 - Then you will have fulfilled your obligation. But if you go to my relatives and they refuse to let her go with you, you will be free from my oath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:42 - “So today when I came to the spring, I prayed this prayer: ‘O LORD, God of my master, Abraham, please give me success on this mission.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - So tell me—will you or won’t you show unfailing love and faithfulness to my master? Please tell me yes or no, and then I’ll know what to do next.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the LORD about it. “Why is this happening to me?” she asked.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:29 - Swear that you will not harm us, just as we have never troubled you. We have always treated you well, and we sent you away from us in peace. And now look how the LORD has blessed you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:21 - Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come closer so I can touch you and make sure that you really are Esau.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:46 - Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m sick and tired of these local Hittite women! I would rather die than see Jacob marry one of them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:15 - What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:17 - But he was also afraid and said, “What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God, the very gateway to heaven!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:20 - Then Jacob made this vow: “If God will indeed be with me and protect me on this journey, and if he will provide me with food and clothing,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:1 - When Rachel saw that she wasn’t having any children for Jacob, she became jealous of her sister. She pleaded with Jacob, “Give me children, or I’ll die!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:27 - “Please listen to me,” Laban replied. “I have become wealthy, for[fn] the LORD has blessed me because of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - “What wages do you want?” Laban asked again.
Jacob replied, “Don’t give me anything. Just do this one thing, and I’ll continue to tend and watch over your flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:8 - For if he said, ‘The speckled animals will be your wages,’ the whole flock began to produce speckled young. And when he changed his mind and said, ‘The striped animals will be your wages,’ then the whole flock produced striped young.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:50 - If you mistreat my daughters or if you marry other wives, God will see it even if no one else does. He is a witness to this covenant between us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:52 - They stand between us as witnesses of our vows. I will never pass this pile of stones to harm you, and you must never pass these stones or this monument to harm me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:8 - He thought, “If Esau meets one group and attacks it, perhaps the other group can escape.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:26 - Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!”
But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:28 - “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel,[fn] because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:10 - But Jacob insisted, “No, if I have found favor with you, please accept this gift from me. And what a relief to see your friendly smile. It is like seeing the face of God!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:15 - But here is a solution. If every man among you will be circumcised like we are,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:17 - But if you don’t agree to be circumcised, we will take her and be on our way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:10 - saying, “Your name is Jacob, but you will not be called Jacob any longer. From now on your name will be Israel.”[fn] So God renamed him Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:8 - His brothers responded, “So you think you will be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dreams and the way he talked about them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:32 - They sent the beautiful robe to their father with this message: “Look at what we found. Doesn’t this robe belong to your son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:9 - But Onan was not willing to have a child who would not be his own heir. So whenever he had intercourse with his brother’s wife, he spilled the semen on the ground. This prevented her from having a child who would belong to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:17 - “I’ll send you a young goat from my flock,” Judah promised.
“But what will you give me to guarantee that you will send the goat?” she asked.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:6 - So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat!
Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:9 - No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.”

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