DEUTERONOMY 31:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:”

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Deuteronomy 31:12 Translation & Meaning

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Gather together, הַקְהֵ֣ל To convoke Gather together
the people הָעָ֗ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
men, הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֤ים 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) men
and women, וְהַנָּשִׁים֙ A woman women
and children, וְהַטַּ֔ף A family (mostly used collectively in the singular) children
and thy stranger וְגֵֽרְךָ֖ Properly, a guest; by implication, a foreigner stranger
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
within thy gates, בִּשְׁעָרֶ֑יךָ An opening, i.e., door or gate within gates
that לְמַ֨עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that that
they may hear, יִשְׁמְע֜וּ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hear
and that וּלְמַ֣עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that and that
they may learn, יִלְמְד֗וּ Properly, to goad, i.e., (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Middle Eastern incentive) learn
and fear וְיָֽרְאוּ֙ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
your God, אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֔ם 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
and observe וְשָֽׁמְר֣וּ Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc observe
to do לַֽעֲשׂ֔וֹת To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the words דִּבְרֵ֖י A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
of this הַזֹּֽאת׃ This (often used adverb) of this
law: הַתּוֹרָ֥ה A precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch law

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  • 10  And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,

  • 11  When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.

  • 12  Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:

  • 13  And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

  • 14  And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.




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