Deuteronomy 28:46
New International Version
They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever.

New Living Translation
These horrors will serve as a sign and warning among you and your descendants forever.

English Standard Version
They shall be a sign and a wonder against you and your offspring forever.

Berean Study Bible
These curses will be a sign and a wonder upon you and your descendants forever.

King James Bible
And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

New King James Version
And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendants forever.

New American Standard Bible
And they will become a sign and a wonder against you and your descendants forever.

NASB 1995
“They shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever.

NASB 1977
“And they shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever.

Amplified Bible
They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever.

Christian Standard Bible
These curses will be a sign and a wonder against you and your descendants forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These curses will be a sign and a wonder against you and your descendants forever.

American Standard Version
and they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall be signs and wonders among you and among your seed forever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these things shall be signs in thee, and wonders among thy seed for ever;

Contemporary English Version
Then everyone will look at you and your descendants and realize that the LORD has placed you under a curse.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall be as signs and wonders on thee, and on thy seed for ever.

English Revised Version
and they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever:

Good News Translation
They will be the evidence of God's judgment on you and your descendants forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These curses will be a sign and an amazing thing to warn you and your descendants forever.

International Standard Version
These curses will serve as a sign and wonder for you and your descendants as long as you live."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever;

Literal Standard Version
and they have been on you for a sign and for a wonder, also on your seed—for all time.

NET Bible
These curses will be a perpetual sign and wonder with reference to you and your descendants.

New Heart English Bible
and they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your descendants forever.

World English Bible
and they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever.

Young's Literal Translation
and they have been on thee for a sign and for a wonder, also on thy seed -- to the age.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Curses of Disobedience
45All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, since you did not obey the LORD your God and keep the commandments and statutes He gave you. 46These curses will be a sign and a wonder upon you and your descendants forever. 47Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart in all your abundance,…

Cross References
Numbers 26:10
And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire consumed 250 men. They serve as a warning sign.

Isaiah 8:18
Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me as signs and symbols in Israel from the LORD of Hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.

Ezekiel 5:15
So you will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror to the nations around you, when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath, and raging fury. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Ezekiel 14:8
I will set My face against that man and make him a sign and a proverb; I will cut him off from among My people. Then you will know that I am the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

And they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed for ever.

a sign

Deuteronomy 28:37,59
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee…

Deuteronomy 29:20,28
The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven…

Isaiah 8:18
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.









Verse 46. - These curses would be for a sign and for a wonder, exciting astonishment and dismay in the beholder, and showing that it was indeed the hand of God that was upon the rebellious nation. Forever. This, though it may imply the final and utter rejection of Israel as a nation, does not preclude the hope of restoration of a part of Israel as individuals, or as a remnant remaining in or returning to faith and obedience (cf. Isaiah 10:22; Isaiah 6:13; Romans 9:27; Romans 11:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
These curses will be
וְהָי֣וּ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a sign
לְא֖וֹת (lə·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition | Noun - common singular
Strong's 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

and a wonder
וּלְמוֹפֵ֑ת (ū·lə·mō·w·p̄êṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4159: A miracle, a token, omen

upon you
בְךָ֔ (ḇə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and your descendants
וּֽבְזַרְעֲךָ֖ (ū·ḇə·zar·‘ă·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

forever.
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while


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