DEUTERONOMY 28:57

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Deuteronomy 28:57 Translation & Meaning

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And toward her young one וּֽבְשִׁלְיָתָ֞הּ A fetus or babe (as extruded in birth) toward young one
that cometh out הַיּוֹצֵ֣ת׀ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim cometh out
from between מִבֵּ֣ין Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or between
her feet, רַגְלֶ֗יהָ A foot (as used in walking); by implication, a step; by euphemistically the pudenda feet
and toward her children וּבְבָנֶ֙יהָ֙ 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.) toward children
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
she shall bear: תֵּלֵ֔ד To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage bear
for כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
she shall eat תֹאכְלֵ֥ם To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
them for want בְּחֹֽסֶר Poverty want
of all כֹּ֖ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
things (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
secretly בַּסָּ֑תֶר A cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense) secretly
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 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 enemy אֹֽיִבְךָ֖ Hating; an adversary thine enemy
shall distress יָצִ֥יק To compress, i.e., (figuratively) oppress, distress distress
thee in thy gates. בִּשְׁעָרֶֽיךָ׃ An opening, i.e., door or gate gates

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  • 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.

  • 58  If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;

  • 59  Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.




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