DEUTERONOMY 28:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.”

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Deuteronomy 28:21 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall make אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) make
the pestilence הַדָּ֑בֶר A pestilence pestilence
cleave יַדְבֵּ֧ק Properly, to impinge, i.e., cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit cleave
unto thee, until עַ֚ד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) until
he have consumed כַּלֹּת֣וֹ To end, whether intransitive (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitive (to complete, prepare, consume) consumed
thee from off מֵעַל֙ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
the land, הָֽאֲדָמָ֔ה Soil (from its general redness) land
whither אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whither
thou אַתָּ֥ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
goest בָא To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) goest
to possess לְרִשְׁתָּֽהּ׃ To occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin possess
it. לְרִשְׁתָּֽהּ׃ To occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication, to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin it

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  • 19  Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

  • 20  The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

  • 21  The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

  • 22  The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

  • 23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.




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