DEUTERONOMY 7:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.”

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Deuteronomy 7:4 Translation & Meaning

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For כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
they will turn away יָסִ֤יר To turn off (literally or figuratively) turn away
thy son בִּנְךָ֙ 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
from following מֵֽאַחֲרַ֔י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) following
me, that they may serve וְעָֽבְד֖וּ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
other אֲחֵרִ֑ים Properly, hinder; generally, next, other, etc other
gods: אֱלֹהִ֣ים 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 gods
so will 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 יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
be kindled וְחָרָ֤ה To glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy kindled
against you, and destroy וְהִשְׁמִֽידְךָ֖ To desolate against destroy
thee suddenly. מַהֵֽר׃ Properly, hurrying suddenly

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  • 2  And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:

  • 3  Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

  • 4  For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

  • 5  But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.

  • 6  For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.




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