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“Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:”

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Deuteronomy 28:45 Translation & Meaning

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Moreover all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) Moreover all
these הָאֵ֗לֶּה These or those these
curses הַקְּלָל֣וֹת Vilification curses
shall come וּבָ֨אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
upon עָלֶ֜יךָ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
thee, and shall pursue וּרְדָפ֙וּךָ֙ To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) pursue
thee, and overtake וְהִשִּׂיג֔וּךָ To reach (literally or figuratively) overtake
thee, till עַ֖ד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) till
thou be destroyed; הִשָּֽׁמְדָ֑ךְ To desolate destroyed
because כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
thou hearkenedst שָׁמַ֗עְתָּ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearkenedst
not לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
unto the voice בְּקוֹל֙ A voice or sound voice
of the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God, אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
to keep לִשְׁמֹ֛ר Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc keep
his commandments מִצְוֹתָ֥יו A command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) commandments
and his statutes וְחֻקֹּתָ֖יו A statute statutes
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he commanded צִוָּֽךְ׃ (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
thee: צִוָּֽךְ׃ (intensively) to constitute, enjoin thee

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  • 43  The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

  • 44  He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

  • 45  Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

  • 46  And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

  • 47  Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;


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