DEUTERONOMY 6:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“(For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.”

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Deuteronomy 6:15 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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(For כִּ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ 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
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a jealous קַנָּ֛א Jealous jealous
God אֵ֥ל Strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity) God
among בְּקִרְבֶּ֑ךָ Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) among
you) lest פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
the anger אַף Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire anger
of the Lord יְהוָ֤ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ 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
be kindled יֶֽ֠חֱרֶה To glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy kindled
against thee, and destroy וְהִשְׁמִ֣ידְךָ֔ To desolate against destroy
thee from off מֵעַ֖ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
the face פְּנֵ֥י 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.) face
of the earth. הָֽאֲדָמָֽה׃ Soil (from its general redness) earth

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  • 13  Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

  • 14  Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

  • 15  (For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

  • 16  Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

  • 17  Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.




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