New International Version
They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.
King James Bible
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Darby Bible Translation
He shall lend to thee, but thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
World English Bible
He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
Young's Literal Translation
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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Can any thing be conceived more dreadful than the calamities threatened in these verses?
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'Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 48. Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies ... in want of all things: and He shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until He have destroyed thee.'--DEUT. xxviii. 47, 48 The history of Israel is a picture on the large scale of what befalls every man. A service--we are all born to obedience, to depend on and follow some person or thing. There is only a choice of services; and …
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The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
The LORD has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago. He has overthrown you without pity, he has let the enemy gloat over you, he has exalted the horn of your foes.
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