DEUTERONOMY 28:37

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.”

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Deuteronomy 28:37 Translation & Meaning

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And thou shalt become וְהָיִ֣יתָ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) become
an astonishment, לְשַׁמָּ֔ה Ruin; by implication, consternation astonishment
a proverb, לְמָשָׁ֖ל Properly, a pithy maxim, usually of metaphorical nature; hence, a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse) proverb
and a byword, וְלִשְׁנִינָ֑ה Something pointed, i.e., a gibe byword
among all בְּכֹל֙ Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) among all
nations הָֽעַמִּ֔ים A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock nations
whither אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whither
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall lead יְנַֽהֶגְךָ֥ To drive forth (a person, an animal or chariot), i.e., lead, carry away; reflexively, to proceed (i.e., impel or guide oneself) lead
thee. יְנַֽהֶגְךָ֥ To drive forth (a person, an animal or chariot), i.e., lead, carry away; reflexively, to proceed (i.e., impel or guide oneself) thee

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  • 35  The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.

  • 36  The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.

  • 37  And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.

  • 38  Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

  • 39  Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.




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