DEUTERONOMY 13:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;”

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Deuteronomy 13:6 Translation & Meaning

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If כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed If
thy brother, אָחִ֣יךָ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
the son בֶן 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 father or brother), etc.) son
of thy mother, אִ֠מֶּךָ A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) mother
or אֽוֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
thy son, בִנְךָ֙ 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 father or brother), etc.) son
or אֽוֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
thy daughter, בִתְּךָ֜ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughter
or א֣וֹ׀ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
the wife אֵ֣שֶׁת A woman wife
of thy bosom, חֵיקֶ֗ךָ The bosom (literally or figuratively) bosom
or א֧וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
thy friend, רֵֽעֲךָ֛ An associate (more or less close) friend
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
as thine own soul, כְּנַפְשְׁךָ֖ Properly, a breathing creature, i.e., animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental) thine own soul
entice יְסִֽיתְךָ֡ Properly, to prick, i.e., (figuratively) stimulate; by implication, to seduce entice
thee secretly, בַּסֵּ֣תֶר A cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense) secretly
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Let us go נֵֽלְכָ֗ה To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Let go
and serve וְנַֽעַבְדָה֙ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
other אֲחֵרִ֔ים Properly, hinder; generally, next, other, etc other
gods, אֱלֹהִ֣ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative gods
which אֲשֶׁר֙ Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
thou hast not לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
known, יָדַ֔עְתָּ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) known
thou, אַתָּ֖ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
nor thy fathers; וַֽאֲבֹתֶֽיךָ׃ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers

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  • 4  Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

  • 5  And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the Lord thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.

  • 6  If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;

  • 7  Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;

  • 8  Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:




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