Deuteronomy 28:29
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
You will grope around in broad daylight like a blind person groping in the darkness, but you will not find your way. You will be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will come to save you.

English Standard Version
and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind grope in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways. And you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to help you.

Berean Study Bible
so that 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.

New American Standard Bible
and 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.

King James Bible
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

Christian Standard Bible
so that at noon you will grope as a blind person gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help you.

Contemporary English Version
that even in bright sunshine you will have to feel your way around like a blind person, who cannot tell day from night. For the rest of your life, people will beat and rob you, and no one will be able to stop them.

Good News Translation
You will grope about in broad daylight like someone blind, and you will not be able to find your way. You will not prosper in anything you do. You will be constantly oppressed and robbed, and there will be no one to help you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that at noon you will grope as a blind man gropes in the dark. You will not be successful in anything you do. You will only be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will help you.

International Standard Version
As a result, you'll wander aimlessly in broad daylight just as a blind person wanders in darkness. You won't prosper in life. Instead you'll be oppressed and plundered all day long, with no deliverer.

NET Bible
You will feel your way along at noon like the blind person does in darkness and you will not succeed in anything you do; you will be constantly oppressed and continually robbed, with no one to save you.

New Heart English Bible
and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will grope in broad daylight as blind people grope in their blindness. You won't be successful in anything you do. As long as you live, you will be oppressed and robbed with no one to rescue you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not make thy ways prosperous; and thou shalt be only oppressed and robbed alway, and there shall be none to save thee.

New American Standard 1977
and you shall grope at noon, as the blind man gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbed continually, with none to save you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt grope at noonday as the blind grope in the darkness, and thou shalt not be prospered in thy ways; and thou shalt only be oppressed and spoiled all the days, and there shall be no one to save thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually, and no man shall save you.

American King James Version
And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and spoiled ever more, and no man shall save you.

American Standard Version
and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and robbed alway, and there shall be none to save thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt grope at mid-day, as a blind man would grope in the darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and then thou shalt be unjustly treated, and plundered continually, and there shall be no helper.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And mayst thou grope at midday as the blind is wont to grope in the dark, and not make straight thy ways. And mayst thou at all times suffer wrong, and be oppressed with violence, and mayst thou have no one to deliver thee.

Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled continually, and there shall be none to save.

English Revised Version
and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled alway, and there shall be none to save thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt grope at noon-day, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

World English Bible
and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast been gropling at noon, as the blind gropeth in darkness; and thou dost not cause thy ways to prosper; and thou hast been only oppressed and plundered all the days, and there is no saviour.
Study Bible
The Curses of Disobedience
28The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness, and confusion of mind, 29so that 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. 30You will be pledged in marriage to a woman, but another man will violate her. You will build a house but not live in it. You will plant a vineyard but not enjoy its fruit.…
Cross References
Genesis 19:11
And they struck with blindness the men at the entrance, both young and old, so that they were unable to find the door.

Exodus 10:21
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven, so that darkness will spread over the land of Egypt--a palpable darkness."

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

Isaiah 59:10
Like the blind, we feel our way along the wall, groping like those without eyes. We stumble at midday as in the twilight; among the vigorous we are like the dead.

Jeremiah 9:19
For the sound of wailing is heard from Zion: 'How devastated we are! How great is our shame, for we have abandoned the land because our dwellings have been torn down.'"

Lamentations 4:14
They wandered blind in the streets, defiled by this blood, so that no one dared to touch their garments.

Zephaniah 1:17
I will bring such distress on mankind that they will walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the LORD. Their blood will be poured out like dust and their flesh like dung.

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and spoiled ever more, and no man shall save you.

grope

Job 5:14
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Job 12:25
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

Psalm 69:23,24
Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake…

thou shalt be

Judges 3:14
So the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.

Judges 4:2,3
And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles…

Judges 6:1-6
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years…







Lexicon
so that at noon
בַּֽצָּהֳרַ֗יִם (baṣ·ṣā·ho·ra·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 6672: A light, double light, noon

you will
וְהָיִ֜יתָ (wə·hā·yî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

grope about
מְמַשֵּׁ֣שׁ (mə·maš·šêš)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4959: To feel of, to grope

like
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

a blind man
הָעִוֵּר֙ (hā·‘iw·wêr)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5787: Blind

in the darkness.
בָּאֲפֵלָ֔ה (bā·’ă·p̄ê·lāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 653: Duskiness, misfortune, concealment

You will not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

prosper
תַצְלִ֖יחַ (ṯaṣ·lî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6743: To push forward

in your ways.
דְּרָכֶ֑יךָ (də·rā·ḵe·ḵā)
Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

Day after day
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

you will be
וְהָיִ֜יתָ (wə·hā·yî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

oppressed
עָשׁ֧וּק (‘ā·šūq)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6231: To press upon, oppress, defraud, violate, overflow

and plundered,
וְגָז֛וּל (wə·ḡā·zūl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1497: To pluck off, to flay, strip, rob

with no one
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to save you.
מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃ (mō·wō·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor
(29) Thou shalt not prosper in thy ways.--The exact opposite is promised to Joshua (Deuteronomy 1:8) if he follows the Book of the Law. (Comp. Isaiah 29:10-14.) When men find it no longer possible to follow the word of God, it is written that "the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid."

Oppressed.--The children of Israel and of Judah were "oppressed "together (Jeremiah 50:33). But it is added, "Their Redeemer is strong" (Deuteronomy 28:34).

Spoiled.--The word occurs again in Deuteronomy 28:31 : "Violently taken away."

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.
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