DEUTERONOMY 28:55

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Deuteronomy 28:55 Translation & Meaning

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So that he will not give מִתֵּ֣ת׀ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) not give
to any לְאַחַ֣ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first any
of them of the flesh מִבְּשַׂ֤ר Flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphemistically) the pudenda of a man flesh
of his children בָּנָיו֙ 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
whom אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whom
he shall eat: יֹאכֵ֔ל To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
because מִבְּלִ֥י Properly, failure, i.e., nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc because
he hath nothing כֹּ֑ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) nothing
left הִשְׁאִֽיר Properly, to swell up, i.e., be (causatively, make) redundant left
him 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 אֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc wherewith
thine enemies אֹֽיִבְךָ֖ Hating; an adversary thine enemies
shall distress יָצִ֥יק To compress, i.e., (figuratively) oppress, distress distress
thee in all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
thy gates. שְׁעָרֶֽיךָ׃ An opening, i.e., door or gate gates

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  • 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,

  • 57  And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.




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