DEUTERONOMY 28:49

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;”

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Deuteronomy 28:49 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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The Lord יְהוָה֩ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall bring יִשָּׂ֣א To lift, in a great variety of applications, literal and figurative, absolute and relative bring
a nation גּ֤וֹי A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nation
against עָלֶ֨יךָ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
thee from far, מֵֽרָחֹק֙ Remote, literally or figuratively, of place or time; specifically, precious; often used adverbially (with preposition) far
from the end מִקְצֵ֣ה An extremity end
of the earth, הָאָ֔רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
as swift (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
as כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc as
the eagle הַנָּ֑שֶׁר The eagle (or other large bird of prey) eagle
flieth; יִדְאֶ֖ה To dart, i.e., fly rapidly flieth
a nation גּ֕וֹי A foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts nation
whose אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whose
tongue לְשֹׁנֽוֹ׃ The tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water) tongue
thou shalt not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
understand; תִשְׁמַ֖ע To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) understand

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

  • 48  Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

  • 49  The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

  • 50  A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

  • 51  And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.




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