Deuteronomy 28:16
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English Standard Version
Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.

King James Bible
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

American Standard Version
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed in the field.

English Revised Version
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Deuteronomy 28:16 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"The Lord will exalt thee for a holy nation to Himself, that all the nations of the earth shall see that the name of Jehovah is named upon thee, and shall fear before thee." The Lord had called Israel as a holy nation, when He concluded the covenant with it (Exodus 19:5-6). This promise, to which the words "as He hath sworn unto thee" point back, and which is called an oath, because it was founded upon the promises given to the patriarchs on oath (Genesis 22:16), and was given implicite in them, the Lord would fulfil to His people, and cause the holiness and glory of Israel to be so clearly manifested, that all nations should perceive or see "that the name of the Lord is named upon Israel." The name of the Lord is the revelation of His glorious nature. It is named upon Israel, when Israel is transformed into the glory of the divine nature (cf. Isaiah 63:19; Jeremiah 14:9). It was only in feeble commencements that this blessing was fulfilled upon Israel under the Old Testament; and it is not till the restoration of Israel, which is to take place in the future according to Romans 11:25., that its complete fulfilment will be attained. In Deuteronomy 28:11 and Deuteronomy 28:12, Moses returns to the earthly blessing, for the purpose of unfolding this still further. "Superabundance will the Lord give thee for good (i.e., for happiness and prosperity; vid., Deuteronomy 30:9), in fruit of thy body," etc. (cf. Deuteronomy 28:4). He would open His good treasure-house, the heaven, to give rain to the land in its season (cf. Deuteronomy 11:14; Leviticus 26:4-5), and bless the work of the hands, i.e., the cultivation of the soil, so that Israel would be able to lend to many, according to the prospect already set before it in Deuteronomy 15:6.

Deuteronomy 28:16 Parallel Commentaries

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in the city

Deuteronomy 28:3 Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field.

Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.

Isaiah 24:6-12 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned...

Isaiah 43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 26:6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.

Jeremiah 44:22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed...

Lamentations 1:1 How does the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations...

Lamentations 2:11-22 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured on the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people...

Lamentations 4:1-13 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street...

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts...

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers...

in the field

Deuteronomy 28:55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he has nothing left him in the siege...

Genesis 3:17,18 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying...

Genesis 4:11,12 And now are you cursed from the earth, which has opened her mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand...

Genesis 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands...

Genesis 8:21,22 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake...

1 Kings 17:1,5,12 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand...

Jeremiah 14:2-5,18 Judah mourns, and the gates thereof languish; they are black to the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up...

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

Joel 1:4,8-18 That which the palmerworm has left has the locust eaten; and that which the locust has left has the cankerworm eaten...

Joel 2:3 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them...

Amos 4:6-9 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have you not returned to me...

Haggai 1:9-11 You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow on it. Why? said the LORD of hosts...

Haggai 2:16,17 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten...

Malachi 3:9-12 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:3
Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field.

Malachi 2:2
If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.

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