DEUTERONOMY 28:29

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.

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Deuteronomy 28:29 Translation & Meaning

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And thou shalt וְהָיִ֜יתָ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) And thou shalt
grope מְמַשֵּׁ֣שׁ To feel of; by implication, to grope grope
at noonday, בַּֽצָּהֳרַ֗יִם A light (i.e., window); dual double light, i.e., noon noonday
as כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc as
the blind הַֽעִוֵּר֙ Blind (literally or figuratively) blind
gropeth יְמַשֵּׁ֤שׁ To feel of; by implication, to grope gropeth
in darkness, בָּֽאֲפֵלָ֔ה Duskiness, figuratively, misfortune; concrete, concealment darkness
and thou shalt not וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
prosper תַצְלִ֖יחַ To push forward, in various senses (literal or figurative, transitive or intransitive) prosper
in thy ways: דְּרָכֶ֑יךָ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb ways
and thou shalt be וְהָיִ֜יתָ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) and thou shalt be
only אַ֣ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only only
oppressed עָשׁ֧וּק To press upon, i.e., oppress, defraud, violate, overflow oppressed
and spoiled וְגָז֛וּל To pluck off; specifically to flay, strip or rob spoiled
evermore, הַיָּמִ֖ים 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) evermore
and no man וְאֵ֥ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle no man
shall save מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃ Properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e., (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor save
thee. (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 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.

  • 31  Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.




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