LEVITICUS 26:8

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And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

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Leviticus 26:8 Translation & Meaning

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And five חֲמִשָּׁה֙ Five five
of מִכֶּ֤ם Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
you shall chase וְרָֽדְפ֨וּ To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) chase
an hundred, מֵאָ֔ה A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred
and an hundred וּמֵאָ֥ה A hundred; also as a multiplicative and a fraction hundred
of מִכֶּ֖ם Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses of
you shall put ten thousand רְבָבָ֣ה Abundance (in number), i.e., (specifically) a myriad (whether definite or indefinite) put ten thousand
to flight: יִרְדֹּ֑פוּ To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) flight
and your enemies אֹֽיְבֵיכֶ֛ם Hating; an adversary enemies
shall fall וְנָֽפְל֧וּ To fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative) fall
before לִפְנֵיכֶ֖ם 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
you by the sword. לֶחָֽרֶב׃ Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword

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  • 6  And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

  • 7  And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

  • 8  And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

  • 9  For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

  • 10  And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.




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