DEUTERONOMY 28:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Deuteronomy 28:25 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְהוָ֥ה׀ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall cause יִתֶּנְךָ֙ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) cause
thee to be smitten נִגָּף֮ To push, gore, defeat, stub (the toe), inflict (a disease) smitten
before לִפְנֵ֣י 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
thine enemies: אֹֽיְבֶיךָ֒ Hating; an adversary thine enemies
thou shalt go out תֵּצֵ֣א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim go out
one אֶחָד֙ Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
way בְּדֶ֤רֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
against אֵלָ֔יו Near, with or among; often in general, to against
them, and flee תָּנ֣וּס To flit, i.e., vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver) flee
seven וּבְשִׁבְעָ֥ה Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seven
ways דְרָכִ֖ים A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb ways
before לְפָנָ֑יו 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
them: and shalt be וְהָיִ֣יתָ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) them and shalt be
removed לְזַֽעֲוָ֔ה Agitation, maltreatment removed
into all לְכֹ֖ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the kingdoms מַמְלְכ֥וֹת Dominion, i.e., (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm) kingdoms
of the earth. הָאָֽרֶץ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 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.

  • 27  The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.




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