DEUTERONOMY 28:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:”

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Deuteronomy 28:28 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall smite יַכְּכָ֣ה To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) smite
thee with madness, בְּשִׁגָּע֖וֹן Craziness madness
and blindness, וּבְעִוָּר֑וֹן Blindness blindness
and astonishment וּבְתִמְה֖וֹן Consternation astonishment
of heart: לֵבָֽב׃ The heart (as the most interior organ) heart

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  • 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.

  • 28  The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

  • 29  And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

  • 30  Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.




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