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“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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Deuteronomy 28:64 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
shall scatter וֶהֱפִֽיצְךָ֤ To dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse) scatter
thee among all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) among all
people, הָ֣עַמִּ֔ים A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
from the one end מִקְצֵ֥ה An extremity one end
of the earth הָאָ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth
even unto וְעַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) even
the other; קְצֵ֣ה An extremity other
and there שָּׁ֜ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence and there
thou shalt serve וְעָבַ֨דְתָּ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
other אֲחֵרִ֗ים Properly, hinder; generally, next, other, etc other
gods, אֱלֹהִ֣ים 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 gods
which אֲשֶׁ֧ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
neither לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles neither
thou אַתָּ֥ה Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
nor thy fathers וַֽאֲבֹתֶ֖יךָ Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application fathers
have known, יָדַ֛עְתָּ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) known
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
wood עֵ֥ץ A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) wood
and stone. וָאָֽבֶן׃ A stone stone

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  • 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.

  • 65  And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

  • 66  And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:


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