DEUTERONOMY 28:53

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:”

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Deuteronomy 28:53 Translation & Meaning

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And thou shalt eat וְאָֽכַלְתָּ֣ To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
the fruit פְרִֽי Fruit (literally or figuratively) fruit
of thine own body, בִטְנְךָ֗ The belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything thine own body
the flesh בְּשַׂ֤ר Flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphemistically) the pudenda of a man flesh
of thy sons בָּנֶ֙יךָ֙ 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 of thy daughters, וּבְנֹתֶ֔יךָ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughters
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ 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
hath given נָֽתַן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
thee, in the siege, בְּמָצוֹר֙ Something hemming in, i.e., (objectively) a mound (of besiegers), (abstractly) a siege, (figuratively) distress; or (subjectively) a fastness siege
and in the straitness, וּבְמָצ֔וֹק A narrow place, i.e., (abstractly and figuratively) confinement or disability straitness
wherewith אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc wherewith
thine enemies אֹֽיְבֶֽךָ׃ Hating; an adversary thine enemies
shall distress יָצִ֥יק To compress, i.e., (figuratively) oppress, distress distress
thee: יָצִ֥יק To compress, i.e., (figuratively) oppress, distress thee

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  • 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.

  • 52  And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

  • 53  And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

  • 54  So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:

  • 55  So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.




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