DEUTERONOMY 23:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.”

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Deuteronomy 23:14 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּי֩ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
the Lord יְהוָ֨ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֜יךָ 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
walketh מִתְהַלֵּ֣ךְ׀ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walketh
in the midst בְּקֶ֣רֶב Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) midst
of thy camp, מַֽחֲנֶ֗ךָ An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) camp
to deliver לְהַצִּֽילְךָ֙ To snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense deliver
thee, and to give up וְלָתֵ֤ת To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give up
thine enemies אֹֽיְבֶ֙יךָ֙ Hating; an adversary thine enemies
before לְפָנֶ֔יךָ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
thee; therefore shall thy camp מַֽחֲנֶ֖יךָ An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) therefore camp
be וְהָיָ֥ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) be
holy: קָד֑וֹשׁ Sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary holy
that he see יִרְאֶ֤ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
no וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
unclean עֶרְוַ֣ת Nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish) unclean
thing דָּבָ֔ר A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause thing
in thee, and turn away וְשָׁ֖ב To turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbial, again turn away
from thee. מֵאַֽחֲרֶֽיךָ׃ Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) from thee

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  • 12  Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

  • 13  And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

  • 14  For the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

  • 15  Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:

  • 16  He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.




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