DEUTERONOMY 28:14

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”

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Deuteronomy 28:14 Translation & Meaning

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And thou shalt not וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
go aside תָס֗וּר To turn off (literally or figuratively) go aside
from any מִכָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) any
of the words הַדְּבָרִים֙ A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
which אֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I אָֽנֹכִ֜י I I
command מְצַוֶּ֥ה (intensively) to constitute, enjoin command
thee this day, הַיּ֖וֹם 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
to (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the right hand, יָמִ֣ין The right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south right hand
or the left, וּשְׂמֹ֑אול Properly, dark (as enveloped), i.e., the north; hence (by orientation), the left hand left
to (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to go לָלֶ֗כֶת To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) go
after אַֽחֲרֵ֛י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
other אֲחֵרִ֖ים Properly, hinder; generally, next, other, etc other
gods אֱלֹהִ֥ים 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 gods
to serve לְעָבְדָֽם׃ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
them. לְעָבְדָֽם׃ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc them

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  • 12  The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

  • 13  And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

  • 14  And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

  • 15  But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

  • 16  Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.




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