DEUTERONOMY 31:8

“he will never leave you nor forsake you”

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This powerful verse reminds us that God will never leave us. No matter what. He is always with us.

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“And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”

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Deuteronomy 31:8 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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And the Lord, וַֽיהוָ֞ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
he ה֣וּא׀ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are he
it is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that doth go הַֽהֹלֵ֣ךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) doth go
before לְפָנֶ֗יךָ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
thee; he ה֚וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are thee he
will be יִֽהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) will be
with thee, עִמָּ֔ךְ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with thee
he will not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
fail יַרְפְּךָ֖ To slacken (in many applications, literal or figurative) fail
thee, neither וְלֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles neither
forsake יַֽעַזְבֶ֑ךָּ To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc forsake
thee: fear תִירָ֖א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
not, לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
neither וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles neither
be dismayed. תֵחָֽת׃ Properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear dismayed

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  • 6  Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

  • 7  And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

  • 8  And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

  • 9  And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all the elders of Israel.

  • 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,




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