DEUTERONOMY 8:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.”

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Deuteronomy 8:6 Translation & Meaning

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Therefore thou shalt keep וְשָׁ֣מַרְתָּ֔ Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc Therefore keep
the commandments מִצְוֹ֖ת A command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) commandments
of the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God, אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ 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 walk לָלֶ֥כֶת To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) walk
in his ways, בִּדְרָכָ֖יו A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb ways
and to fear וּלְיִרְאָ֥ה To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
him. וּלְיִרְאָ֥ה To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten him

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  • 4  Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

  • 5  Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee.

  • 6  Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

  • 7  For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

  • 8  A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;




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