DEUTERONOMY 6:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.”

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Deuteronomy 6:2 Translation & Meaning

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That לְמַ֨עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that That
thou mightest fear תִּירָ֜א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten mightest fear
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God, אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ 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
to keep לִ֠שְׁמֹר Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc keep
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his statutes חֻקֹּתָ֣יו A statute statutes
and his commandments, וּמִצְוֹתָיו֮ A command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) commandments
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I אָֽנֹכִ֣י I I
command מְצַוֶּךָ֒ (intensively) to constitute, enjoin command
thee, thou, אַתָּה֙ Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thee thou
and thy son, וּבִנְךָ֣ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
and thy son's וּבֶן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) sons
son, בִּנְךָ֔ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
all כֹּ֖ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the days יְמֵ֣י A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
of thy life; חַיֶּ֑יךָ Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively life
and that וּלְמַ֖עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that and that
thy days יָמֶֽיךָ׃ A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) days
may be prolonged. יַֽאֲרִכֻ֥ן To be (causative, make) long (literally or figuratively) prolonged

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  • 1  Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:

  • 2  That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

  • 3  Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

  • 4  Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:




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