DEUTERONOMY 28:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.”

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Deuteronomy 28:24 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְהוָ֛ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall make יִתֵּ֧ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) make
the rain מְטַ֥ר Rain rain
of thy land אַרְצְךָ֖ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
powder אָבָ֣ק Light particles (as volatile) powder
and dust: וְעָפָ֑ר Dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud dust
from מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
heaven הַשָּׁמַ֙יִם֙ The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
shall it come down יֵרֵ֣ד To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) come down
upon עָלֶ֔יךָ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
thee, until עַ֖ד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) until
thou be destroyed. הִשָּֽׁמְדָֽךְ׃ To desolate destroyed

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  • 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.

  • 24  The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

  • 25  The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

  • 26  And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.




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