Deuteronomy 28:56
New International Version
The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter

New Living Translation
The most tender and delicate woman among you—so delicate she would not so much as touch the ground with her foot—will be selfish toward the husband she loves and toward her own son or daughter.

English Standard Version
The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces, to her son and to her daughter,

Berean Study Bible
The most gentle and refined woman among you, so gentle and refined she would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground, will begrudge the husband she embraces and her son and daughter

King James Bible
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,

New King James Version
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and sensitivity, will refuse to the husband of her bosom, and to her son and her daughter,

New American Standard Bible
The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and tenderness, will be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,

NASB 1995
“The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and refinement, shall be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,

NASB 1977
“The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and refinement, shall be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,

Amplified Bible
The most refined and well-bred woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and pampered, will be cruel and hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,

Christian Standard Bible
The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter,

American Standard Version
The tender and delicate woman among you, who 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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
She who holds feasts among you and lives in luxury who would not put the sole of her foot to stand on the ground, by her daintiness and by her delicateness, her eye shall stare at her husband and at her son and at her daughter,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she that is tender and delicate among you, whose foot has not assayed to go upon the earth for delicacy and tenderness, shall look with an evil eye on her husband in her bosom, and her son and her daughter,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tender and delicate woman, that could not go upon the ground, nor set down her foot for over much niceness and tenderness, will envy her husband who lieth in her bosom, the flesh of her son, and of her daughter,

English Revised Version
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;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The most tender and sensitive woman among you-so sensitive and tender that she wouldn't even step on an ant-will become stingy toward the husband she loves or toward her own son or daughter.

International Standard Version
The most tender and sensitive lady among you, who doesn't venture to touch the soles of her feet to the ground on account of her daintiness, will look with hostility in her eyes against her beloved husband, her sons, and her daughters.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter;

Literal Standard Version
The tender woman in you, and the delicate, who has not tried the sole of her foot to place on the ground because of delicateness and because of tenderness—her eye is evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter,

NET Bible
Likewise, the most tender and delicate of your women, who would never think of putting even the sole of her foot on the ground because of her daintiness, will turn against her beloved husband, her sons and daughters,

New Heart English Bible
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on 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,

World English Bible
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on 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,

Young's Literal Translation
'The tender woman in thee, and the delicate, who hath not tried the sole of her foot to place on the ground because of delicateness and because of tenderness -- her eye is evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Curses of Disobedience
55refusing to share with any of them the flesh of his children he will eat because he has nothing left in the siege and distress that your enemy will inflict on you within all your gates. 56The most gentle and refined woman among you, so gentle and refined she would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground, will begrudge the husband she embraces and her son and daughter 57the afterbirth that comes from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything else in the siege and distress that your enemy will inflict on you within your gates.…

Cross References
Matthew 11:8
Otherwise, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Look, those who wear fine clothing are found in kings' palaces.

Deuteronomy 28:55
refusing to share with any of them the flesh of his children he will eat because he has nothing left in the siege and distress that your enemy will inflict on you within all your gates.

Isaiah 47:1
"Go down and sit in the dust, O Virgin Daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a throne, O Daughter of Chaldea! For you will no longer be called tender or delicate.

Jeremiah 6:2
Though she is beautiful and delicate, I will destroy the Daughter of Zion.

Lamentations 4:10
The hands of compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.


Treasury of Scripture

The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on 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
Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

Lamentations 4:3-6
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness…

her eye shall be evil

Deuteronomy 28:54
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:









(56) The tender and delicate woman.--This was fulfilled to the very letter in the case of Mary of Beth-ezob in the siege of Jerusalem by Titus. The story is told with horrible minuteness by Josephus, and again by Eusebius in his Church History. The secrecy of the deed was one of its horrors.

Verse 56. - So intense should be the hunger, that the delicate and sensitive woman, brought up in luxury, and who would not set her foot on the ground lest she should be fatigued by the exertion or offended by coming in contact with the base soil, but when she went abroad must be carried in a litter or borne by a camel or an ass, - even she should break through all restraints of delicacy and affection, and would secretly devour the very infant she had borne during the siege.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The most gentle
הָרַכָּ֨ה (hā·rak·kāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7390: Tender, delicate, soft

and refined woman
וְהָעֲנֻגָּ֗ה (wə·hā·‘ă·nug·gāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 6028: Luxurious

among you,
בְךָ֜ (ḇə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

so gentle
וּמֵרֹ֑ךְ (ū·mê·rōḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7391: Tenderness, delicacy

and refined
מֵהִתְעַנֵּ֖ג (mê·hiṯ·‘an·nêḡ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6026: To be soft, pliable, effeminate, luxurious

she would not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

venture
נִסְּתָ֤ה (nis·sə·ṯāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5254: To test, to attempt

to set
הַצֵּ֣ג (haṣ·ṣêḡ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3322: To place permanently

the sole
כַף־ (ḵap̄-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

of her foot
רַגְלָהּ֙ (raḡ·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the ground,
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

will begrudge
תֵּרַ֤ע (tê·ra‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

the husband
בְּאִ֣ישׁ (bə·’îš)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

she embraces
חֵיקָ֔הּ (ḥê·qāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2436: The bosom

and her son
וּבִבְנָ֖הּ (ū·ḇiḇ·nāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

and daughter
וּבְבִתָּֽהּ׃ (ū·ḇə·ḇit·tāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter


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