DEUTERONOMY 28:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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:”

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Deuteronomy 28:15 Translation & Meaning

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But it shall come to pass, וְהָיָ֗ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) come pass
if אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
thou wilt not לֹ֤א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles wilt not
hearken תִשְׁמַע֙ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearken
unto the voice בְּקוֹל֙ A voice or sound voice
of the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God, אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ 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
to observe לִשְׁמֹ֤ר Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc observe
to do לַֽעֲשׂוֹת֙ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his commandments מִצְוֹתָ֣יו A command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) commandments
and his statutes וְחֻקֹּתָ֔יו A statute statutes
which אֲשֶׁ֛ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I אָֽנֹכִ֥י I I
command מְצַוְּךָ֖ (intensively) to constitute, enjoin command
thee this day; הַיּ֑וֹם 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
that all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
these הָאֵ֖לֶּה These or those these
curses הַקְּלָל֥וֹת Vilification curses
shall come וּבָ֧אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
upon עָלֶ֛יךָ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
thee, and overtake וְהִשִּׂיגֽוּךָ׃ To reach (literally or figuratively) overtake
thee: וְהִשִּׂיגֽוּךָ׃ To reach (literally or figuratively) thee

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  • 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.

  • 17  Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.




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