DEUTERONOMY 32:27

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the Lord hath not done all this.”

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Deuteronomy 32:27 Translation & Meaning

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Were it not that לוּלֵ֗י If not not
I feared אָג֔וּר Properly, to turn aside from the road (for a lodging or any other purpose), i.e., sojourn (as a guest); also to shrink, fear (as in a strange place); also to gather for hostility (as afraid) feared
the wrath כַּ֤עַס Vexation wrath
of the enemy, אוֹיֵב֙ Hating; an adversary enemy
lest פֶּֽן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
their adversaries צָרֵ֑ימוֹ Narrow adversaries
should behave themselves strangely, יְנַכְּר֖וּ Properly, to scrutinize, i.e., look intently at; hence (with recognition implied), to acknowledge, be acquainted with, care for, respect, revere, or (with suspicion implied), to disregard, ignore, be strange toward, reject, resign, dissimulate (as if ignorant or disowning) should behave themselves strangely
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
lest פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
they should say, יֹֽאמְרוּ֙ To say (used with great latitude) should say
Our hand יָדֵ֣נוּ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
high, רָ֔מָה To be high actively, to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively) high
and the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath not וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
done פָּעַ֥ל To do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise done
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
this. זֹֽאת׃ This (often used adverb) this

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  • 25  The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

  • 26  I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:

  • 27  Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the Lord hath not done all this.

  • 28  For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

  • 29  O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!




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