Deuteronomy 28:44
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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.

New Living Translation
They will lend money to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail!

English Standard Version
He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

New American Standard Bible
"He shall lend to you, but you will not lend to him; he shall be the head, and 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will lend to you, but you won't lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail."

International Standard Version
He will lend to you, but you won't lend to him. He'll be the head, but you'll be the tail.

NET Bible
They will lend to you but you will not lend to them; they will become the head and you will become the tail!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be able to make loans to you, but you won't be able to make loans to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him; he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

American King James Version
He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

American Standard Version
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him. He shall be as 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.

English Revised Version
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall lend to thee, and 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.
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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He shall lend to thee, and thou shall not lend to him,.... The stranger, or one of another nation, shall be in a capacity of lending to the Jew, when the Jew would not be able to lend to the Gentile, his circumstances being so low and mean; to show which is the design of the expression, and not the kindness or unkindness of either; see Deuteronomy 28:12,

he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail; he shall be ruler and governor, and thou shalt be subject to him; see Deuteronomy 28:13.



Deuteronomy 28:44 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Curses of Disobedience
43"The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower. 44"He shall lend to you, but you will not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you will be the tail. 45"So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:12
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.

Deuteronomy 28:13
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.

Lamentations 2:17
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.
Treasury of Scripture

He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him: he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

Deuteronomy 28:12,13 The LORD shall open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give …

Lamentations 1:5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD …

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