DEUTERONOMY 28:62

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.”

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Deuteronomy 28:62 Translation & Meaning

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And ye shall be left וְנִשְׁאַרְתֶּם֙ Properly, to swell up, i.e., be (causatively, make) redundant left
few מְעָ֔ט A little or few (often adverbial or comparative) few
in number, בִּמְתֵ֣י Properly, an adult (as of full length); by implication, a man (only in the plural) number
whereas אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whereas
ye were הֱיִיתֶ֔ם To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) ye were
as the stars כְּכֽוֹכְבֵ֥י A star (as round or as shining); figuratively, a prince stars
of heaven הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve) heaven
for multitude; לָרֹ֑ב Abundance (in any respect) multitude
because כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed because
thou wouldest not לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles wouldest not
obey שָׁמַ֔עְתָּ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) obey
the voice בְּק֖וֹל A voice or sound voice
of the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God. אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ׃ 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

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  • 60  Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

  • 61  Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

  • 62  And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.

  • 63  And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

  • 64  And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.




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