And your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you shall fear day and night, and shall have none assurance of your life:
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee.—“Perhaps 1 shall die to-day by the sword that cometh upon me” (Rashi).Deuteronomy 28:66. Thy life shall hang in doubt — Either because thou art in the hands of thy enemies that have power, and want not the will, to destroy thee; or because of the terrors of thy own mind, and the guilt of thy conscience making thee to fear, even where no fear is.
and thou shalt fear day and night; being in continual dread of being killed:And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)66. and thy life shall be hanging before thee] Shall be in suspense, as on a thread. As indicated later in the v., thou shalt have no assurance of thy life. The vb is the same as that whose part. is rendered of long continuance in Deuteronomy 28:59. Cp. Job 24:22, R.V. marg.Verse 66. - Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; literally, Thy life shall be hung up before thee; i.e. shall be like an object suspended by a thread which hangs dangling before the view, ready to fall or to be cut down at any moment. Comp. -
"Omnia sunt hominum tenui pendentia filo
Et subito casu quae valuere ruunt."
(Ovid, 'Epp. ex Ponto,' 4:3, 35.) Deuteronomy 28:60), and would bring all the pestilences of Egypt upon it. השׁיב, to turn back, inasmuch as Israel was set free from them by the deliverance out of Egypt. מדוה is construed with the plural as a collective noun.
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