DEUTERONOMY 18:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.”

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Deuteronomy 18:16 Translation & Meaning

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According to all כְּכֹ֨ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) According all
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
thou desiredst שָׁאַ֜לְתָּ To inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand desiredst
of מֵעִ֨ם 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) of
the Lord יְהוָ֤ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ 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
in Horeb בְּחֹרֵ֔ב Choreb, a (generic) name for the Sinaitic mountains Horeb
in the day בְּי֥וֹם 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) day
of the assembly, הַקָּהָ֖ל Assemblage (usually concretely) assembly
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Let me not לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles Let not
hear לִשְׁמֹ֙עַ֙ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hear
again אֹסֵ֗ף To add or augment (often adverbial, to continue to do a thing) again
the voice קוֹל֙ A voice or sound voice
of the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
my God, אֱלֹהָ֔י 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
neither לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles neither
let me see אֶרְאֶ֥ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) let see
this הַזֹּ֛את This (often used adverb) this
great הַגְּדֹלָ֥ה Great (in any sense); hence, older; also insolent great
fire הָאֵ֨שׁ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire
any more, ע֖וֹד Properly, iteration or continuance; used only adverbially (with or without preposition), again, repeatedly, still, more any more
that I die אָמֽוּת׃ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
not. וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not

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  • 14  For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

  • 15  The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

  • 16  According to all that thou desiredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.

  • 17  And the Lord said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

  • 18  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.




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