Deuteronomy 28:7
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English Standard Version
“The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

King James Bible
The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thee: they shall come out against thee one way, and shall flee before thee seven ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord shall cause thy enemies, that rise up against thee, to fall down before thy face: one way shall they come out against thee, and seven ways shall they flee before thee.

English Revised Version
The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thee: they shall come out against thee one way, and shall flee before thee seven ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD shall cause thy enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

Deuteronomy 28:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Blessing. - Deuteronomy 28:1. If Israel would hearken to the voice of the Lord its God, the Lord would make it the highest of all the nations of the earth. This thought, with which the discourse on the law in Deuteronomy 26:19 terminated, forms the theme, and in a certain sense the heading, of the following description of the blessing, through which the Lord, according to the more distinct declaration in Deuteronomy 28:2, would glorify His people above all the nations of the earth. The indispensable condition for obtaining this blessing, was obedience to the word of the Lord, or keeping His commandments. To impress this condition sine qua non thoroughly upon the people, Moses not only repeats it at the commencement (Deuteronomy 28:2), and in the middle (Deuteronomy 28:9), but also at the close (Deuteronomy 28:13, Deuteronomy 28:14), in both a positive and a negative form. In Deuteronomy 28:2, "the way in which Israel was to be exalted is pointed out" (Schultz); and thus the theme is more precisely indicated, and the elaboration of it is introduced. "All these blessings (those mentioned singly in what follows) will come upon thee and reach thee." The blessings are represented as actual powers, which follow the footsteps of the nation, and overtake it. In Deuteronomy 28:3-6, the fulness of the blessing of God in all the relations of life is depicted in a sixfold repetition of the word "blessed." Israel will be blessed in the town and in the field, the two spheres in which its life moves (Deuteronomy 28:3); blessed will be the fruit of the body, of the earth, and of the cattle, i.e., in all its productions (Deuteronomy 28:4; for each one, see Deuteronomy 7:13-14); blessed will be the basket (Deuteronomy 26:2) in which the fruits are kept, and the kneading - trough (Exodus 12:34) in which the daily bread is prepared (Deuteronomy 28:5); blessed will the nation be in all its undertakings ("coming in and going out;" vid., Numbers 27:17).

Deuteronomy 28:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shall cause

Deuteronomy 28:25 The LORD shall cause you to be smitten before your enemies: you shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them...

Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

Leviticus 26:7,8 And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword...

2 Samuel 22:38-41 I have pursued my enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them...

Psalm 89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

flee before

Joshua 8:22 And the other issued out of the city against them; so they were in the middle of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side...

Joshua 10:10,11,42 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon...

1 Samuel 7:3,4,10,11 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts...

2 Chronicles 14:2-6,9-15 And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God...

2 Chronicles 19:4 And Jehoshaphat dwelled at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim...

2 Chronicles 20:22-25 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir...

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God...

2 Chronicles 32:21,22 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:6
Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

Deuteronomy 28:8
The LORD will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 28:25
"The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them. And you shall be a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.

Joshua 23:10
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.

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