DEUTERONOMY 21:18

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:”

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Deuteronomy 21:18 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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If כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed If
a man לְאִ֗ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
have יִהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) have
a stubborn סוֹרֵ֣ר To turn away, i.e., (morally) be refractory stubborn
and rebellious וּמוֹרֶ֔ה To be (causatively, make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively, to provoke) rebellious
son, בֵּ֚ן 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
which will not אֵינֶ֣נּוּ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle not
obey שֹׁמֵ֔עַ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) obey
the voice בְּק֥וֹל A voice or sound voice
of his father, אָבִ֖יו Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application father
or the voice וּבְק֣וֹל A voice or sound voice
of his mother, אִמּ֑וֹ A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) mother
and when they have chastened וְיִסְּר֣וּ To chastise, literally (with blows) or figuratively (with words); hence, to instruct chastened
that, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
him, will not וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
hearken יִשְׁמַ֖ע To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearken
unto אֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
them: אֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ Near, with or among; often in general, to them

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  • 16  Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:

  • 17  But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.

  • 18  If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

  • 19  Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

  • 20  And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.




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