DEUTERONOMY 28:32

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.”

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Deuteronomy 28:32 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Thy sons בָּנֶ֨יךָ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
and thy daughters וּבְנֹתֶ֜יךָ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
shall be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
given נְתֻנִ֨ים To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
unto another אַחֵר֙ Properly, hinder; generally, next, other, etc another
people, לְעַ֤ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
and thine eyes וְעֵינֶ֣יךָ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) thine eyes
shall look, רֹא֔וֹת To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) look
and fail וְכָל֥וֹת Pining fail
with longing (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
for אֲלֵיהֶ֖ם Near, with or among; often in general, to for
them all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the day הַיּ֑וֹם 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) day
long: and no וְאֵ֥ין A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle long no
there shall be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
might לְאֵ֖ל Strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity) might
in thine hand. יָדֶֽךָ׃ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] thine hand

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  • 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.

  • 32  Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.

  • 33  The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

  • 34  So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.




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