DEUTERONOMY 28:54

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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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:”

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Deuteronomy 28:54 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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So that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the man הָאִישׁ֙ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
that is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
tender הָרַ֣ךְ Tender (literally or figuratively); by implication, weak tender
among you, and very מְאֹ֑ד Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) among very
delicate, וְהֶֽעָנֹ֖ג Luxurious delicate
his eye עֵינ֤וֹ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eye
shall be evil תֵּרַ֨ע Properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e., bad (physically, socially or morally) evil
toward his brother, בְאָחִיו֙ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) toward brother
and toward the wife וּבְאֵ֣שֶׁת A woman toward wife
of his bosom, חֵיק֔וֹ The bosom (literally or figuratively) bosom
and toward the remnant וּבְיֶ֥תֶר Properly, an overhanging, i.e., (by implication) an excess, superiority, remainder toward remnant
of his children בָּנָ֖יו 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.) children
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he shall leave: יוֹתִֽיר׃ To jut over or exceed; by implication, to excel; (intransitively) to remain or be left; causatively to leave, cause to abound, preserve leave

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  • 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.

  • 56  The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,




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