1 The blessings for obedience.
15 The curses for disobedience.
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
- If thou shalt
- 11:13; 15:5; 27:1; Exodus 15:26; Leviticus 26:3-13; Psalms 106:3; 111:10; Isaiah 1:19; Isaiah 3:10; 55:2,3; Jeremiah 11:4; 12:16; 17:24; Luke 11:28
- to do all
- Psalms 119:6,128; Luke 1:6; John 15:14; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10,11
- will set
- 26:19; Psalms 91:14; 148:14; Luke 9:48; Romans 2:7
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
- come on thee
- 15,45; Zechariah 1:6; 1 Timothy 4:8
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
- in the city
- Psalms 107:36,37; 128:1-5; 144:12-15; Isaiah 65:21-23; Zechariah 8:3-5
- in the field
- Genesis 26:12; 39:5; Amos 9:13,14; Haggai 2:19; Malachi 3:10,11
Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
- 11; 7:13; Genesis 22:17; 49:25; Leviticus 26:9; Psalms 107:38; 127:3; 128:3; Proverbs 10:22; Proverbs 13:22; 20:7; 1 Timothy 4:8
Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
- thy basket
- By basket, may be understood the olive-gathering and vintage, in which it was employed; and by the store or remainder, all laid up for future use, or prepared for present consumption.
- or, dough, or kneading troughs.
Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
- 31:2; Numbers 27:17; 2 Samuel 3:25; 2 Chronicles 1:10; Psalms 121:8
The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
- shall cause
- 25; 32:30; Leviticus 26:7,8; 2 Samuel 22:38-41; Psalms 89:23
- flee before
- Joshua 8:22; 10:10,11,42; 1 Samuel 7:3,4,10,11; 2 Chronicles 14:2-6,9-15; 19:4; 2 Chronicles 20:22-25; 31:20,21; 32:21,22
The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
- Leviticus 25:21; Psalms 42:8; 44:4; 133:3
- or, barns.
- Leviticus 26:4,5,10; 2 Kings 6:27; Psalms 144:13; Proverbs 3:9,10; Haggai 2:19; Malachi 3:10,11; Matthew 6:26; 13:30; Luke 12:18,24,25
The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
- 7:6; 26:18,19; 29:13; Genesis 17:7; Exodus 19:5,6; Psalms 87:5; Isaiah 1:26; 62:12; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:9-11; 5:10
- 7:8; 13:17; 29:12; Exodus 19:5,6; Jeremiah 11:5; Hebrews 6:13-18
And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
- And all
- Malachi 3:12
- Numbers 6:27; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Isaiah 63:19; Daniel 9:18,19
- and they shall
- 4:6-8; 11:25; Exodus 12:33; 14:25; Joshua 5:1; 1 Samuel 18:12-15,28,29; 1 Chronicles 14:17; Jeremiah 33:9; Revelation 3:9
And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
- 4; 30:9; Leviticus 26:9; Proverbs 10:22
- in goods
- or, for good. body. Heb. belly.
- Job 19:17; Psalms 132:11; *margins
The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
- 11:14; Leviticus 26:4; Job 38:22; Psalms 65:9-13; 135:7; Joel 2:23,24
- to bless all
- 14:29; 15:10
- 44; 15:6; Proverbs 22:7
And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
- the head
- Numbers 24:18,19; Isaiah 9:14,15
- if that thou
- 1; 4:6-9; Philippians 1:27
And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
- thou shalt
- 5:32; 11:16,26-28; Joshua 23:6; 2 Kings 22:2; Proverbs 4:26,27
- the right
- Isaiah 30:21
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
- if thou wilt
- Leviticus 26:14-46; Lamentations 2:17; Daniel 9:11-13; Malachi 2:2; Romans 2:8,9
- all these curses
- The same variety of expression is used in these terrible curses, as in the preceding blessings, to intimate every kind of prosperity or adversity, personal, relative, and public. Consulting the marginal references will generally lead to the best exposition of the terms employed; and will frequently point out the fulfilment of the promises and threatenings.
- 2; 27:15-26; 29:20; Isaiah 3:11; Galatians 3:10
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
- in the city
- 3-14; Proverbs 3:33; Isaiah 24:6-12; 43:28; Jeremiah 9:11; 26:6; 44:22; Lamentations 1:1; Lamentations 2:11-22; 4:1-13; Malachi 2:2; 4:6
- in the field
- 55; Genesis 3:17,18; 4:11,12; 5:29; 8:21,22; 1 Kings 17:1,5,12; Jeremiah 14:2-5,18; Lamentations 5:10; Joel 1:4,8-18; 2:3; Amos 4:6-9; Haggai 1:9-11; Haggai 2:16,17; Malachi 3:9-12
Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
- 5; Psalms 69:22; Proverbs 1:32; Haggai 1:6; Zechariah 5:3,4; Malachi 2:2; Luke 16:25
Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
- the fruit of thy body
- 4; 5:9; Job 18:16-19; Psalms 109:9-15; Lamentations 2:11,12,20; Hosea 9:11-14; Malachi 2:3; Luke 23:29,30
- thy land
- 16; Leviticus 26:19,20,26; Habakkuk 3:17
Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
- 6; Judges 5:6,7; 2 Chronicles 15:5
The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
- Psalms 7:11; Malachi 2:2
- 1 Samuel 14:20; Psalms 80:4-16; Isaiah 28:19; 30:17; 51:20; 66:15; Zechariah 14:12,13; John 3:36; 1 Thessalonians 2:16
- for to do
- Heb. which thou wouldest do. until thou be.
- 4:26; Leviticus 26:31-33,38; Joshua 23:16
The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
- Exodus 5:3; Leviticus 26:25; Numbers 14:12; 16:46-49; 25:9; 2 Samuel 24:15; Jeremiah 15:2; 16:4; Jeremiah 21:6,7; 24:10; Matthew 26:7
The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
- a consumption
- Leviticus 26:16; 2 Chronicles 6:28; Jeremiah 14:12
- or, drought. blasting.
- 1 Kings 8:37; Amos 4:9; Haggai 2:17
And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
- Leviticus 26:19; 1 Kings 17:1; 18:2; Jeremiah 14:1-6; Amos 4:7
The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
- make the rain
- This was a natural consequence of their heaven's being brass, or yielding no rain; for the surface of the earth being reduced to powder, and frequently taken up by strong winds, would fall down in showers instead of rain. These showers of sand frequently, in the East, bury whole caravans.
- 12; Genesis 19:24; Job 18:15-21; Isaiah 5:24; Amos 4:11
The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
- cause thee
- 7; 32:30; Leviticus 26:17,36,37; Isaiah 30:17
- Heb. for a removing.
- Jeremiah 15:2-9; 24:9; 29:18; 34:17; Ezekiel 23:46; Luke 21:24
And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
- 1 Samuel 17:44-46; Psalms 79:1-3; Isaiah 34:3; Jeremiah 7:33; 8:1; 16:4; 19:7; 34:20; Ezekiel 39:17-20
The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
- the botch
- 35; Exodus 9:9,11; 15:26
- 1 Samuel 5:6,9,12; Psalms 78:66
- Leviticus 13:2-8; 21:20; Isaiah 3:17
The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:
- 1 Samuel 16:14; Psalms 60:3; Isaiah 6:9,10; 19:11-17; 43:19; Jeremiah 4:9; Ezekiel 4:17; Luke 21:25,26; Acts 13:41; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
- Job 5:14; 12:25; Psalms 69:23,24; Isaiah 59:10; Lamentations 5:17; Zephaniah 1:17; Romans 11:7-10,25; 2 Corinthians 4:3,4
- thou shalt be
- Judges 3:14; 4:2,3; 6:1-6; 10:8; 13:1; 1 Samuel 13:5-7,19-22; Nehemiah 9:26-29,37; Psalms 106:40-42; Lamentations 5:8; Acts 21:24
Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
- 20:6,7; Job 31:10; Jeremiah 8:10; Hosea 4:2
- Job 3:18; Isaiah 5:9,10; 65:21,22; Jeremiah 12:13; Lamentations 5:2; Amos 5:11; Micah 6:15; Zephaniah 1:13
- Heb. profane, or, use it as common meat.
- 20:6; *marg:
Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
- Judges 6:1; Job 1:14,15
- be restored to thee
- Heb. return to thee.
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
- In several countries, particularly in Spain and Portugal, the children of the Jews have been taken from them, by order of the government, to be educated in the Popish faith.
- 18,41; Numbers 21:29; 2 Chronicles 29:9; Nehemiah 5:2-5; Jeremiah 15:7-9; 16:2-4; Ezekiel 24:25; Joel 3:6; Amos 5:27; Micah 4:10
- 65; Job 11:20; 17:5; Psalms 69:3; 119:82,123; Isaiah 38:14; Lamentations 2:11; 4:17; Lamentations 5:17
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
- The fruit
- 30,51; Leviticus 26:16; Nehemiah 9:36,37; Isaiah 1:7; Jeremiah 5:17; 8:16
- thou shalt be
- 29; Jeremiah 4:17
So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
- 28,68; Isaiah 33:14; Jeremiah 25:15,16; Revelation 16:10,11
The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
- 27; Job 2:6,7; Isaiah 1:6; 3:17,24
The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
- bring thee
- 2 Kings 17:4-6; 24:12-15; 25:6,7,11; 2 Chronicles 33:11; 36:6,17,20; Isaiah 39:7; Jeremiah 22:11,12,24-27; 24:8-10; 39:5-7; 52:8-11; Lamentations 4:20; Ezekiel 12:12,13
- there shalt thou
- The Israelites, who were carried captive by the Assyrians, and many of the Jews in Chaldea, were finally incorporated with the nations among whom they lived, and were given up to their idolatry. It is probable, however, that this refers to Jews being compelled, in Popish countries, to conceal their religion, and profess that of the Romish church.
- 64; 4:28; Jeremiah 16:13; Ezekiel 20:32,33,39
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
- 28; 29:22-28; 1 Kings 9:7,8; 2 Chronicles 7:20; Psalms 44:13,14; Jeremiah 24:9; 25:9; Joel 2:17; *marg:; Zechariah 8:13
- a proverb
- The name of Jew has long been a proverbial mark of detestation and contempt among all the nations whither they have been dispersed, and is so to this day, whether among Christians, Mohmammedans, or Pagans.
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
- shalt carry
- Isaiah 5:10; Micah 6:15; Haggai 1:6
- for the locust
- Exodus 10:14,15; Joel 1:4; 2:3,25; Amos 4:9; 7:1,2
Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
- for the worms
- Joel 1:4-7; 2:2-4; Jonah 4:7
Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
- anoint thyself
- Psalms 23:5; 104:15; Micah 6:15
Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
- thou shalt not enjoy them
- Heb. they shall not be thine. for.
- 32; 2 Kings 24:14; Lamentations 1:5
All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
- thy trees
- 38,39; Amos 7:1,2
- or, possess.
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
- Judges 2:3,11-15; 4:2,3; 10:7-10; 14:4; 15:11,12; 1 Samuel 13:3-7,19-23; 2 Kings 17:20,23; 24:14-16; John 18:31; 19:15
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
- 12,13; Lamentations 1:5
Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
- 5,15; 29:20,21; Leviticus 26:28; 2 Kings 17:20; Proverbs 13:21; Isaiah 1:20; 65:14,15; Jeremiah 24:9,10; Lamentations 2:15-17; Ezekiel 7:15; 14:21
- 11:27,28; Psalms 119:21; Jeremiah 7:22-25
And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
- a sign
- 37,59; 29:20,28; Isaiah 8:18; Jeremiah 19:8; 25:18; Ezekiel 14:8; 23:32,33; Ezekiel 36:20; 1 Corinthians 10:11
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
- 12:7-12; 16:11; 32:13-15; Nehemiah 9:35; 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
- 2 Chronicles 12:8; Nehemiah 9:35-37; Jeremiah 5:19; 17:4; Ezekiel 17:3,7,12
- in hunger
- Jeremiah 44:17,18,22,27; Lamentations 5:2-6; Ezekiel 4:16,17
- a yoke
- Isaiah 47:6; Jeremiah 27:12,13; 28:13,14; Matthew 11:29
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
- bring a nation
- Though the Chaldeans are frequently described under the figure of an eagle, yet these verses especially predict the desolations brought on the Jews by the Romans; who came from a country far more distant than Chaldea; whose conquests were as rapid as the eagle's flight, and whose standard bore this very figure; who spake a language to which the Jews were then entire strangers, being wholly unlike the Hebrew, of which the Chaldee was merely a dialect; whose appearance and victories were terrible; and whose yoke was a yoke of iron; and the havoc which they made tremendous.
- Numbers 24:24; Isaiah 5:26-30; Jeremiah 5:15-17; Daniel 6:22,23; 9:26; Habakkuk 1:6,7; Luke 19:43,44
- as the eagle
- Jeremiah 4:13; 48:40; 49:22; Lamentations 4:19; Ezekiel 17:3,12; Hosea 8:1; Matthew 24:28
- a nation whose
- Jeremiah 5:15; Ezekiel 3:6; 1 Corinthians 14:21
- Heb. hear.
A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
- of fierce countenance
- Heb. strong of face.
- Proverbs 7:13; Ecclesiastes 8:1; *margins; Daniel 7:7; 8:23
- shall not
- 2 Chronicles 36:17; Isaiah 47:6; Hosea 13:16; Luke 19:44; 21:23,24
And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
- the fruit
- 33; Isaiah 1:7; 62:8
- which also
- Leviticus 26:26; Jeremiah 15:13; 17:3; Ezekiel 12:19; Habakkuk 3:16,17
And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
- Leviticus 26:25; 2 Kings 17:1-6; 18:13; 24:10,11; 25:1-4; Isaiah 1:7; 62:8; Jeremiah 21:4-7; 37:8; 39:1-3; 52:4-7; Ezekiel 4:1-8; Daniel 9:26; Zechariah 12:2; 14:2; Matthew 22:7; 24:15,16; Luke 19:43,44; 21:20-24
And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
- the fruit
- 18,55,57; Leviticus 26:29; 2 Kings 6:28,29; Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 2:20; 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10; Matthew 24:19
- Heb. belly.
So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
- his eye
- 15:9; Proverbs 23:6; 28:22; Matthew 20:15
- and toward
- The Roman armies at length besieged, sacked, and utterly desolated Jerusalem: and during this seige, the famine was so extreme, that even rich and delicate persons, both men and women, ate their own children, and concealed the horrible repast, lest others should tear it from them! "Women snatched the food out of the very mouths of their husbands, and sons of their fathers, and (what is most miserable) mothers of their infants." "In every house, if there appeared any semblance of food, a battle ensued, and the dearest friends and relations fought with one another; snatching away the miserable provisions of life." "A woman distinguished by birth and wealth, after she had been plundered by the tyrants (or soldiers) of all her possessions, boiling her own sucking child, ate half of him, and concealing the other half, reserved it for another time!"
- 13:6; 2 Samuel 12:3; Micah 7:5
- his children
- Psalms 103:13; Isaiah 49:15; Matthew 7:9-11; Luke 11:11-13
So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
- in the seige
- Jeremiah 5:10; 34:2; 52:6
The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
- and delicate
- Isaiah 3:16; Lamentations 4:3-6
- her eye shall be evil
And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
- young one
- Heb. after-birth. cometh out.
- Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 49:15
- for she shall
If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
- If thou wilt
- 15; Leviticus 26:14,15; Jeremiah 7:9,10,26-28
- fear this glorious
- 6:13; Exodus 3:14,15; 6:2,3; 20:2; 34:5-7; Nehemiah 9:5; Psalms 50:7; 72:19; 83:18; Isaiah 41:10; 42:8; Jeremiah 5:12; Matthew 10:28; Hebrews 10:30,31; 12:28,29
Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
- 46; 29:20-28; 31:17,18; 32:22,26; 1 Kings 9:7-9; 16:3,4; Lamentations 1:9,12; Lamentations 4:12; Daniel 9:12; Hosea 3:4; Mark 13:19
Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
- 7:15; Exodus 15:26
Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
- bring upon thee
- Heb. cause to ascend.
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
- few in number
- In the seige of Jerusalem there died 1,100,000 persons, and more than 90,000 were carried captive; and, having afterwards provoked the Romans by their crimes and rebellions, they persecuted them nearly to extirpation; to which, if the tens of thousands which were slaughtered year after year in every country be added, it appears wonderful that there were any remains left.
- 4:27; Leviticus 26:22; 2 Kings 13:7; 24:14; Nehemiah 7:4; Isaiah 1:9; 24:6; Jeremiah 42:2; Jeremiah 52:28-30; Mark 13:20; Romans 9:27-29
- as the stars
- 10:22; Nehemiah 9:23; Romans 9:27
And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
- rejoiced over
- 30:9; Isaiah 62:5; Jeremiah 32:41; Micah 7:18; Zephaniah 3:17; Luke 15:6-10,23,24,32
- rejoice over
- Proverbs 1:26; Isaiah 1:24; Ezekiel 5:13; 33:11
- plucked from
- 7:22; *marg:; Jeremiah 12:14,15; 18:7; 24:6; 31:28,40; 42:10; Daniel 7:8
And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
- 4:27,28; Leviticus 26:33; Nehemiah 1:8; Jeremiah 16:13; 50:17; Ezekiel 11:16,17; Luke 21:24
- there thou shalt
- 36; Jeremiah 16:13
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
- After the conquest of their country by the Romans, Hadrian, by a public decree, ratified by the senate, forbad any Jew to come even within sight of Judea; and hence they were dispersed over every quarter of the globe, where they found no alleviation or respite from misery. In no country are they treated as denizens; all suspect them as enemies, and behave to them as aliens; if they do not, as had been too frequently the case, harass, oppress, and persecute them, even unto death.
- shalt thou
- Genesis 8:9; Isaiah 57:21; Ezekiel 5:12-17; 20:32-35; Amos 9:4,9,10
- the Lord
- Leviticus 26:36; Isaiah 51:17; Ezekiel 12:18,19; Hosea 11:10,11; Habakkuk 3:16; Luke 21:26
- failing of eyes
- Leviticus 26:16; Isaiah 65:14; Lamentations 3:65; Matthew 24:8; Romans 11:10
And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
- 67; Lamentations 1:13; Hebrews 10:27; Revelation 6:15-17
In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
- 34; Job 7:3,4; Revelation 9:6
And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
- bring thee into Egypt
- This verse seems especially to point out an event, which took place subsequently to the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, and the desolation made by Hadrian. Numbers of the captives were sent by sea into Egypt (as well as into other countries), and sold for slaves at a vile price, and for the meanest offices; and many thousands were left to perish from want; for the multitude was so great, that purchasers could not be found for them all at any price!
- 17:16; Jeremiah 43:7; 44:12; Hosea 8:13; 9:3
- there ye shall
- Exodus 20:2; Nehemiah 5:8; Esther 7:4; Joel 3:3-7; Luke 21:24