Deuteronomy 28:28
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New International Version
The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind.

New Living Translation
The LORD will strike you with madness, blindness, and panic.

English Standard Version
The LORD will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of mind,

New American Standard Bible
"The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart;

King James Bible
The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness, and mental confusion,

International Standard Version
The LORD will afflict you with insanity, blindness, and mental confusion.

NET Bible
The LORD will also subject you to madness, blindness, and confusion of mind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will strike you with madness, blindness, and panic.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD shall smite thee with madness and blindness and astonishment of heart.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD shall strike you with madness, and blindness, and confusion of mind:

American King James Version
The LORD shall smite you with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

American Standard Version
Jehovah will smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord strike thee with madness and blindness and fury of mind.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;

English Revised Version
The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart:

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD shall smite thee with the madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

World English Bible
Yahweh will strike you with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;

Young's Literal Translation
'Jehovah doth smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:15-44 If we do not keep God's commandments, we not only come short of the blessing promised, but we lay ourselves under the curse, which includes all misery, as the blessing all happiness. Observe the justice of this curse. It is not a curse causeless, or for some light cause. The extent and power of this curse. Wherever the sinner goes, the curse of God follows; wherever he is, it rests upon him. Whatever he has is under a curse. All his enjoyments are made bitter; he cannot take any true comfort in them, for the wrath of God mixes itself with them. Many judgments are here stated, which would be the fruits of the curse, and with which God would punish the people of the Jews, for their apostacy and disobedience. We may observe the fulfilling of these threatenings in their present state. To complete their misery, it is threatened that by these troubles they should be bereaved of all comfort and hope, and left to utter despair. Those who walk by sight, and not by faith, are in danger of losing reason itself, when every thing about them looks frightful.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 28, 29. - Besides bodily ailments, mental diseases should come upon them - insanity, incapacity, confusion of mind, so that even at midday they should grope as a blind man gropes, i.e. under the most favorable circumstances they should be unable to find the right path, to hit on the right and safe course. It is of mental blindness that the word is here used (cf. Isaiah 42:19; Lamentations 4:14; Zephaniah 1:17; Romans 11:25; 2 Corinthians 4:4). Thou shalt grope (cf. Isaiah 59:10). Thus afflicted in body and mind, their state should be one only of oppression and calamity, with no hope of deliverance.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord shall smite thee with madness,.... At the calamities befallen them, and through the force of diseases on them:

and blindness; not of body, but of mind; with judicial blindness and hardness of heart:

and astonishment of heart; at the miserable condition they and their families should be in.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart—They would be bewildered and paralyzed with terror at the extent of their calamities.

Deuteronomy 28:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Curses of Disobedience
27"The LORD will smite you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed. 28"The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart; 29and you will grope at noon, as the blind man gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbed continually, with none to save you.…
Cross References
Genesis 19:11
Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.

Deuteronomy 28:27
The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured.

Deuteronomy 28:29
At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.

Lamentations 4:14
Now they grope through the streets as if they were blind. They are so defiled with blood that no one dares to touch their garments.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD shall smite you with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

1 Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit …

Psalm 60:3 You have showed your people hard things: you have made us to drink …

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand …

Isaiah 19:11-17 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors …

Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you …

Jeremiah 4:9 And it shall come to pass at that day, said the LORD, that the heart …

Ezekiel 4:17 That they may want bread and water, and be astonished one with another, …

Luke 21:25,26 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the …

Acts 13:41 Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

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