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They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.

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Verse part Definition: Part of speech: Strong's: Hebrew: Transliteration:
They settled to settle down, abide, dwell Verb H7931 וַיִּשְׁכְּנ֨וּ vai·yish·ke·nu
from Havilah a son of Cush, also a son of Joktan, also territories of unc. location Noun H2341 מֵֽחֲוִילָ֜ה me·cha·vi·lah
to Shur a desert region S.W. of Pal. on E. border of Eg. Noun H7793 שׁ֗וּר shur
which who, which, that Particle H834 אֲשֶׁר֙ a·sher
is east upon, above, over Prepostion H5921 עַל־ al-
of Egypt a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. Africa Noun H4714 מִצְרַ֔יִם mitz·ra·yim,
Analysis:

Egypt is often associated with the secular world. We become enslaved to our worldly desires, such as job, money, cars. In other words the world or (Egypt) looks good and very tempting until we get so wrapped up in it that we become a slave to it.

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as one goes to come in, come, go in, go Verb H935 בֹּאֲכָ֖ה bo·'a·chah
Analysis:

One: God

Refers to HaShem (God), Who is One. This number can also refer to unity. The first place the number "one" occurs is in Genesis 1:5. There one reads, "And there was an evening and there was a morning— one day". Later on in this same book of Genesis, it is stated concerning the man and his wife, "And they became one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). It is very significant that in both of these examples there was a multiplicity for the subject. In the first example, the evening and the morning became one day and in the second example, it was Adam and Eve who became one flesh.

One of the most famous passages in the Torah concerning HaShem is Deuteronomy 6:4 which states, "Hear O Israel the Lord your God the Lord is One." The question that a person must ask himself is what is the connection between the use of the Hebrew word אחד "one" which identifies a multiplicity being one and the fact that the Lord God of Israel is One? The answer is that the Hebrew word אחד can relate to the concept for one as in "unification". There is another Hebrew word that would have been possible to be used if the author wanted to refer to an absolute oneness or singleness. This is the Hebrew word יחיד. In fact, there is a well-known prayer in Judaism which states, "אחד ואין יחיד כיחודו". This phrase should be translated as, "(God is) One and there is no singularity as His singularity." The idea that is being expressed in this prayer is that the Lord God of Israel is One; but not an absolute One; rather there is a uniqueness and a complexity to His Oneness.

The number one is frequently employed to express in the Scriptures one object, such as one man or one tabernacle. This usage would be the simple or common purpose that the number one or for that matter any number, would appear in a Biblical text. Often the appearance of a number does not contain any of the significance that Hebrew numerology might offer. Therefore, the reader must always consider when coming across a verse which contains a number, that the number only expresses an amount and no additional significance. 

Because the number one is often associated with God, there is a unique phenomenon in the Scriptures concerning this number. Sometimes the number one is employed to express a unique relationship that the object has to HaShem. For example,

"And it will be one day, it will be known to HaShem..." Zechariah 14:7

In the text above, Zechariah could have stated simply, "And it will be a day…" The fact that the prophet said "one day" is to convey that this day is uniquely related to God. Similarly, it is stated by the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 37, "one King", "one nation" and "one Shepherd" (see Ezekiel 37:22, 24). Each of these objects—King, nation and Shepherd—has a connection to HaShem. The King and Shepherd is Messiah Yeshua, the Son of God and the one nation is Israel, the people of God.

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toward Assyria; the second son of Shem, also the people of Asshur, also the land of Assyr. Noun H804 אַשּׁ֑וּרָה a·shu·rah;
Analysis:
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he settled to fall, lie Verb H5307 נָפָֽל׃ na·fal.
in defiance upon, above, over Prepostion H5921 עַל־ al-
of all the whole, all Noun H3605 כָל־ chol-
his relatives. a brother Noun H251 אֶחָ֖יו e·chav

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Assyria

ASSYRIAa-sir'-i-a:I. GEOGRAPHYII. EARLY HISTORYIII. CLIMATE AND PRODUCTIONSIV. POPULATIONV. TRADE AND LAWVI. ARTVII. MECHANICSVIII. FURNITURE, POTTERY AND EMBROIDERYIX. LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND SCIENCEX. GOVERNMENT AND ARMYXI. RELIGIONXII. EXCAVATIONSXIII. CHRONOLOGYXIV. HISTORY1. Early Period2. The Older Empire3. The Second Empire4. Last Period and Fall of... View Details

Egypt

EGYPTe'-jipt:I. THE COUNTRY1. The Basis of the Land 2. The Nile Valley 3. Earliest Human Remains 4. Climate 5. Conditions of Life 6. The Nile 7. The Fauna 8. The Flora 9. The Prehistoric RacesII. THE HISTORY1. 1st and 2nd Ages: Prehistoric 2. 3d Age: Ist and IInd Dynasties 3. 4th Age: IIIrd through VIth Dynasties 4. 5th Age: VIIth through XIVth Dynasties 5.... View Details

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New American Standard Bible They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.
King James Bible They settled And they dwelt from Havilah to Shur which unto Shur, that is east of Egypt before Egypt, as one goes thou goest toward Assyria; Assyria: and he settled died in defiance the presence of all his relatives.brethren.
Interlinear They settled from Havilah to Shur which is east of Egypt as one goes toward Assyria; he settled in defiance of all his relatives.