DEUTERONOMY 20:1

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.”

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Deuteronomy 20:1 Translation & Meaning

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When כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed When
thou goest out תֵצֵ֨א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim goest out
to battle לַמִּלְחָמָ֜ה A battle (i.e., the engagement); generally, war (i.e., war-fare) battle
against עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
thine enemies, אֹֽיְבֶ֗ךָ Hating; an adversary thine enemies
and seest וְֽרָאִ֜יתָ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seest
horses, ס֤וּס A swallow (from its rapid flight) horses
and chariots, וָרֶ֙כֶב֙ A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a people עַ֚ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
more רַ֣ב Abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) more
than מִמְּךָ֔ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses than
thou, be not afraid תִירָ֖א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten not afraid
of them: for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed of them for
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
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
with עִמָּ֔ךְ 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
thee, which brought thee up הַמַּֽעַלְךָ֖ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative brought up
out of the land מֵאֶ֥רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) out land
of Egypt. מִצְרָֽיִם׃ Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt

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  • 1  When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

  • 2  And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people,

  • 3  And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;




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