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"Foreigners who live in your land will gain more and more power, while you gradually lose yours.
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The stranger that liveth with thee in the land, shall rise up over thee, and shall be higher: and thou shalt go down, and be lower.
Judges 2:3,11-15 Wherefore I would not destroy them from before your face; that you may have enemies, and their gods may be your ruin. . . .
Judges 4:2,3 And the Lord delivered them up into the hands of Jabin, king of Chanaan, who reigned in Asor: and he had a general of his army named Sisara, and he dwelt in Haroseth of the Gentiles. . . .
Judges 10:7-10 And the Lord being angry with them, delivered them into the hands of the Philistines, and of the children of Ammon. . . .
Judges 14:4 Now his parents knew not that the thing was done by the Lord, and that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.
Judges 15:11,12 Wherefore three thousand men of Juda went down to the cave of the rock Etam, and said to Samson: Knowest thou not that the Philistines rule over us? Why wouldst thou do thus? And he said to them: As they did to me, so have I done to them. . . .
1 Samuel 13:3-7,19,23 And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines which was in Gabaa. And when the Philistines had heard of it, Saul sounded the trumpet over all the land, saying: Let the Hebrews hear. . . .
2 Kings 17:20,23 And the Lord cast off all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, till he cast them away from his face: . . .
2 Kings 24:14-16 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the valiant men of the army, to the number of ten thousand, into captivity: and every artificer and smith: and none were left, but the poor sort of the people of the land. . . .
John 18:31 Pilate therefore said to them: Take him you, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him: It is not lawful for us to put any man to death.
John 19:15 But they cried out: Away with him: Away with him: Crucify him. Pilate saith to them: shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar.
ContextThe Curses of Disobedience
…42The blast shall consume all the trees and the fruits of thy ground. 43The stranger that liveth with thee in the land, shall rise up over thee, and shall be higher: and thou shalt go down, and be lower.44He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him. He shall be as the head, and thou shalt be the tail.…
And the Lord shall make thee the head and not the tail: and thou shalt be always above, and not beneath: yet so if thou wilt hear the commandments of the Lord thy God which I command thee this day, and keep and do them,
And Israel was humbled exceedingly in the sight of Madian.
Wherefore three thousand men of Juda went down to the cave of the rock Etam, and said to Samson: Knowest thou not that the Philistines rule over us? Why wouldst thou do thus? And he said to them: As they did to me, so have I done to them.
Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor.
Ain. The Lord hath done that which he purposed, he hath fulfilled his word, which he commanded in the days of old: he hath destroyed, and hath not spared, and he hath caused the enemy to rejoice over thee, and hath set up the horn of thy adversaries.
Additional TranslationsThe foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower.The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.
The sojourner that is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher; and thou shalt come down lower and lower.
The stranger that is within thee shall get up very high, and thou shalt come down very low.
The sojourner that is in thy midst shall rise above thee higher and higher, and thou shalt sink down lower and lower.
The stranger that is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher; and thou shalt come down lower and lower.
The stranger that is within thee shall rise above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
The foreigner who is in the midst of you shall mount up above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower.
the sojourner who is in thy midst goeth up above thee very high, and thou goest down very low;
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