Leviticus 20:24
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וָאֹמַ֣ר
wā-’ō-mar
But I have saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-1cs
  לָכֶ֗ם
lā-ḵem,
to youPrep | 2mp
859 [e]אַתֶּם֮
’at-tem
YouPro-2mp
3423 [e]תִּֽירְשׁ֣וּ
tî-rə-šū
shall inheritV-Qal-Imperf-2mp
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
127 [e]אַדְמָתָם֒
’aḏ-mā-ṯām
their landN-fsc | 3mp
589 [e]וַאֲנִ֞י
wa-’ă-nî
and IConj-w | Pro-1cs
5414 [e]אֶתְּנֶ֤נָּה
’et-tə-nen-nāh
will give itV-Qal-Imperf-1cs | 3fse
  לָכֶם֙
lā-ḵem
to youPrep | 2mp
3423 [e]לָרֶ֣שֶׁת
lā-re-šeṯ
to possessPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
853 [e]אֹתָ֔הּ
’ō-ṯāh,
-DirObjM | 3fs
776 [e]אֶ֛רֶץ
’e-reṣ
a landN-fs
2100 [e]זָבַ֥ת
zā-ḇaṯ
flowingV-Qal-Prtcpl-fsc
2461 [e]חָלָ֖ב
ḥā-lāḇ
with milkN-ms
1706 [e]וּדְבָ֑שׁ
ū-ḏə-ḇāš;
and honeyConj-w | N-ms
589 [e]אֲנִי֙
’ă-nî
IPro-1cs
3068 [e]יְהוָ֣ה
Yah-weh
[am] YahwehN-proper-ms
430 [e]אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם
’ĕ-lō-hê-ḵem,
your GodN-mpc | 2mp
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
’ă-šer-
whoPro-r
914 [e]הִבְדַּ֥לְתִּי
hiḇ-dal-tî
has separatedV-Hifil-Perf-1cs
853 [e]אֶתְכֶ֖ם
’eṯ-ḵem
youDirObjM | 2mp
4480 [e]מִן־
min-
fromPrep
5971 [e]הָֽעַמִּֽים׃
hā-‘am-mîm.
the peoplesArt | N-mp









Hebrew Texts
ויקרא 20:24 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וָאֹמַ֣ר לָכֶ֗ם אַתֶּם֮ תִּֽירְשׁ֣וּ אֶת־אַדְמָתָם֒ וַאֲנִ֞י אֶתְּנֶ֤נָּה לָכֶם֙ לָרֶ֣שֶׁת אֹתָ֔הּ אֶ֛רֶץ זָבַ֥ת חָלָ֖ב וּדְבָ֑שׁ אֲנִי֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם אֲשֶׁר־הִבְדַּ֥לְתִּי אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִן־הָֽעַמִּֽים׃

ויקרא 20:24 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואמר לכם אתם תירשו את־אדמתם ואני אתננה לכם לרשת אתה ארץ זבת חלב ודבש אני יהוה אלהיכם אשר־הבדלתי אתכם מן־העמים׃

ויקרא 20:24 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואמר לכם אתם תירשו את־אדמתם ואני אתננה לכם לרשת אתה ארץ זבת חלב ודבש אני יהוה אלהיכם אשר־הבדלתי אתכם מן־העמים׃

ויקרא 20:24 Hebrew Bible
ואמר לכם אתם תירשו את אדמתם ואני אתננה לכם לרשת אתה ארץ זבת חלב ודבש אני יהוה אלהיכם אשר הבדלתי אתכם מן העמים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
'Hence I have said to you, "You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

King James Bible
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I promised you: You will inherit their land, since I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am Yahweh your God who set you apart from the peoples.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But I

Exodus 3:8,17 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, …

Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you in to the land, concerning the which I did swear …

a land Milk and honey were the chief dainties of the ancients as they are now among the Arabs, particularly the Bedouins. Hence not only the Hebrews, but also the Greeks and Romans, painted the highest pleasantness and fertility by an abundance of milk and honey. The image used in the text, and frequently by ancient authors on similar subjects, is a metaphor, derived from a {breast}, producing copious streams of milk.

Leviticus 20:26 And you shall be holy to me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed …

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Exodus 33:16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and your people have found …

Numbers 23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold …

Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Deuteronomy 14:2 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has …

1 Kings 8:53 For you did separate them from among all the people of the earth, …

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

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