LEVITICUS 26:37

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And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

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Leviticus 26:37 Translation & Meaning

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And they shall fall וְכָֽשְׁל֧וּ To totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); by implication, to falter, stumble, faint or fall fall
one אִישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) one
upon another, בְּאָחִ֛יו A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) upon another
as it were before כְּמִפְּנֵי 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.) before
a sword, חֶ֖רֶב Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
when none אָ֑יִן A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle none
pursueth: וְרֹדֵ֣ף To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) pursueth
and ye shall have תִֽהְיֶ֤ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) and ye shall have
no וְלֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles no
power to stand תְּקוּמָ֔ה Resistfulness power stand
before לִפְנֵ֖י 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.) before
your enemies. אֹֽיְבֵיכֶֽם׃ Hating; an adversary enemies

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  • 35  As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.

  • 36  And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

  • 37  And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

  • 38  And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

  • 39  And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.




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