JOSHUA 23:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.”

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Joshua 23:16 Translation & Meaning

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When ye have transgressed בְּ֠עָבְרְכֶם To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) transgressed
the covenant בְּרִ֨ית A compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) covenant
of the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
your God, אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶם֮ 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
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he commanded צִוָּ֣ה (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
you, and have gone וַֽהֲלַכְתֶּ֗ם To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) gone
and served וַֽעֲבַדְתֶּם֙ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc served
other אֲחֵרִ֔ים 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
and bowed yourselves וְהִשְׁתַּֽחֲוִיתֶ֖ם To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) bowed yourselves
to them; then shall the anger אַף Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire then 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 ye shall perish וַֽאֲבַדְתֶּ֣ם Properly, to wander away, i.e., lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy) against perish
quickly מְהֵרָ֔ה Properly, a hurry; hence (adverbially) promptly quickly
from off מֵעַל֙ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications off
the good הַטּוֹבָ֔ה Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) good
land הָאָ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
which אֲשֶׁ֖ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he hath given נָתַ֥ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) given
unto you. נָתַ֥ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) unto you

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  • 14  And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

  • 15  Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.

  • 16  When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.




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