DEUTERONOMY 17:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:”

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Deuteronomy 17:19 Translation & Meaning

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And it shall be וְהָֽיְתָ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) And it shall be
with עִמּ֔וֹ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
him, and he shall read וְקָ֥רָא To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) read
therein all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) therein all
the days יְמֵ֣י A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
of his life: חַיָּ֑יו Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively life
that לְמַ֣עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that that
he may learn יִלְמַ֗ד Properly, to goad, i.e., (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Middle Eastern incentive) learn
to fear לְיִרְאָה֙ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
his God, אֱלֹהָ֔יו 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 God
to keep לִ֠שְׁמֹר Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc keep
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the words דִּבְרֵ֞י A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
of this הַזֹּ֛את This (often used adverb) of this
law הַתּוֹרָ֥ה A precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch law
and these הָאֵ֖לֶּה These or those these
statutes, הַֽחֻקִּ֥ים An enactment; hence, an appointment (of time, space, quantity, labor or usage) statutes
to do לַֽעֲשֹׂתָֽם׃ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
them: לַֽעֲשֹׂתָֽם׃ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application them

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  • 17  Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

  • 18  And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

  • 19  And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

  • 20  That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.




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