Deuteronomy 28:28
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,

Berean Study Bible
The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness, and confusion of mind,

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

New King James Version
The LORD will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of heart.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will strike you with insanity, blindness, and with confusion of mind;

NASB 1995
“The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart;

NASB 1977
“The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart;

Amplified Bible
The LORD will strike you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart and mind;

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH shall strike you with darkness and with blindness and with astonishment of heart:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord smite thee with insanity, and blindness, and astonishment of mind.

Contemporary English Version
You will become insane and go blind. The LORD will make you so confused,

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

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

Good News Translation
The LORD will make you lose your mind; he will strike you with blindness and confusion.

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD will smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH strikes you with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;

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

New Heart English Bible
The LORD will strike you with madness, and with blindness, and with 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Curses of Disobedience
27The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt, with tumors and scabs and itch from which you cannot be cured. 28The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness, and confusion of mind, 29and at noon you will grope about like a blind man in the darkness. You will not prosper in your ways. Day after day you will be oppressed and plundered, with no one to save you.…

Cross References
Genesis 19:11
And they struck the men at the entrance, young and old, with blindness, so that they wearied themselves trying to find the door.

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

Deuteronomy 28:29
and at noon you will grope about like a blind man in the darkness. You will not prosper in your ways. Day after day you will be oppressed and plundered, with no one to save you.

Lamentations 4:14
They wandered blind in the streets, defiled by this blood, so that no one dared 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 from the LORD troubled him.

Psalm 60:3
Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Isaiah 6:9,10
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…









(28) Madness, and blindness, and astonishment.--The three words are all found in Zechariah 12:4

But in that place the threat seems directed against the enemies of Jerusalem (see Deuteronomy 30:7).

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will afflict
יַכְּכָ֣ה (yak·kə·ḵāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

you with madness,
בְּשִׁגָּע֖וֹן (bə·šig·gā·‘ō·wn)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7697: Craziness

blindness,
וּבְעִוָּר֑וֹן (ū·ḇə·‘iw·wā·rō·wn)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5788: Blindness

and confusion
וּבְתִמְה֖וֹן (ū·ḇə·ṯim·hō·wn)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8541: Consternation

of mind,
לֵבָֽב׃ (lê·ḇāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart


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