Deuteronomy 28:44
Good News Translation
They will have money to lend you, but you will have none to lend them. In the end they will be your rulers.

Contemporary English Version
You will be so short of money that you will have to borrow from those foreigners. They will be the leaders in the community, and you will be the followers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him. He shall be as the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

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He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him. He shall be as the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

Deuteronomy 28:12,13 The Lord will open his excellent treasure, the heaven, that it may give rain in due season: and he will bless all the works of thy hands. And thou shalt lend to many nations, and shalt not borrow of any one. . . .

Lamentations 1:5 He. Her adversaries are become her lords; her enemies are enriched; because the Lord hath spoken against her for the multitude of her iniquities; her children are led into captivity, before the face of the oppressor.

Context
The Curses of Disobedience
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.45And all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue and overtake thee, till thou perish: because thou heardst not the voice of the Lord thy God, and didst not keep his commandments and ceremonies which he commanded thee.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:12
The Lord will open his excellent treasure, the heaven, that it may give rain in due season: and he will bless all the works of thy hands. And thou shalt lend to many nations, and shalt not borrow of any one.

Deuteronomy 28:13
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,

Lamentations 2:17
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 Translations
He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail.He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

He shall lend to thee, but thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

he doth lend to thee, and thou dost not lend to him; he is for head, and thou art for tail.
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