Deuteronomy 28:32
New International Version
Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand.

New Living Translation
You will watch as your sons and daughters are taken away as slaves. Your heart will break for them, but you won't be able to help them.

English Standard Version
Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and fail with longing for them all day long, but you shall be helpless.

Berean Study Bible
Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, while your eyes grow weary looking for them day after day, with no power in your hand.

New American Standard Bible
"Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and yearn for them continually; but there will be nothing you can do.

King James Bible
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.

Christian Standard Bible
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes grow weary looking for them every day. But you will be powerless to do anything.

Contemporary English Version
Your sons and daughters will be dragged off to a foreign country, while you stand there helpless. And even if you watch for them until you go blind, you will never see them again.

Good News Translation
Your sons and daughters will be given as slaves to foreigners while you look on. Every day you will strain your eyes, looking in vain for your children to return.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes grow weary looking for them every day. But you will be powerless to do anything.

International Standard Version
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people while you watch, and you won't be able to approach them at all, and you'll be powerless to help.

NET Bible
Your sons and daughters will be given to another people while you look on in vain all day, and you will be powerless to do anything about it.

New Heart English Bible
Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people; and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nothing in the power of your hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will watch with your own eyes as your sons and daughters are given to another nation. You will strain your eyes looking for them all day long, but there will be nothing you can do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day; and there shall be nought in the power of thy hand.

New American Standard 1977
“Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes shall look on and yearn for them continually; but there shall be nothing you can do.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no strength in thine hand.

King James 2000 Bible
Your sons and your daughters shall be given unto another people, and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no strength in your hand.

American King James Version
Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in your hand.

American Standard Version
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people; and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nought in the power of thy hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given to another nation, and thine eyes wasting away shall look for them: thine hand shall have no strength.

Douay-Rheims Bible
May thy sons and thy daughters be given to another people, thy eyes looking on, and languishing at the sight of them all the day, and may there be no strength in thy hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and languish for them all the day long; and there shall be no power in thy hand [to help it].

English Revised Version
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nought in the power of thine hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given to another people, and thy eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thy hand.

World English Bible
Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people; and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day: and there shall be nothing in the power of your hand.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy sons and thy daughters are given to another people, and thine eyes are looking and consuming for them all the day, and thy hand is not to God!
Study Bible
The Curses of Disobedience
31Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away and not returned to you. Your flock will be given to your enemies, and no one will help you. 32Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, while your eyes grow weary looking for them day after day, with no power in your hand. 33A people you do not know will eat the produce of your land and of all your toil. All your days you will be oppressed and crushed.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:31
Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away and not returned to you. Your flock will be given to your enemies, and no one will help you.

Deuteronomy 28:41
You will father sons and daughters, but they will not remain yours, because they will go into captivity.

Psalm 69:3
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

Lamentations 1:18
The LORD is righteous, for I have rebelled against His command. Listen, all you people; look upon my suffering. My young men and maidens have gone into captivity.

Micah 2:1
Woe to those who devise iniquity and plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they accomplish it because the power is in their hands.

Treasury of Scripture

Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in your hand.

Deuteronomy 28:18,41
Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep…

Numbers 21:29
Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

2 Chronicles 29:9
For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.

fail

Deuteronomy 28:65
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

Job 17:5
He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.







Lexicon
Your sons
בָּנֶ֨יךָ (bā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughters
וּבְנֹתֶ֜יךָ (ū·ḇə·nō·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

will be given
נְתֻנִ֨ים (nə·ṯu·nîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

to another
אַחֵר֙ (’a·ḥêr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 312: Hinder, next, other

nation,
לְעַ֤ם (lə·‘am)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

while your eyes
וְעֵינֶ֣יךָ (wə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

grow weary
וְכָל֥וֹת (wə·ḵā·lō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3616: A failing

looking
רֹא֔וֹת (rō·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

for them
אֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

day after day,
הַיּ֑וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

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

power in
לְאֵ֖ל (lə·’êl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

your hand.
יָדֶֽךָ׃ (yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(32) Thy sons and thy daughters.--The language of this verse is perhaps the most pathetic piece of description in the whole chapter. Many of the nations bordering on Israel were accustomed when they made inroads to take away, not only the cattle, but the children for slaves. Another equally pathetic passage in Jeremiah touches on the very same thing. "A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children, refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not." And it would not always be said, as it was then, "they shall come again from the land of the enemy" (Jeremiah 31:15-17).

Thine eyes shall . . . fail--i.e., shall consume. "All longing after that which comes not is called consumption of the eyes" (Rashi).

And there shall be no might in thine hand.--The Hebrew phrase here is very remarkable. It occurs also in Genesis 31:29. "It is in the power of mine hand to do you hurt." But it means, literally, thou shalt have no hand toward God, i.e., "thou shalt not be able to lift a hand to Him." We may compare Jacob wrestling with the angel, and Moses in the fight with Amalek: "When he held up his hand, Israel prevailed, and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed." Some would perhaps explain the phrase in another way; but this explanation is thoroughly in accordance with the genius of the Hebrew language, and I have good authority for it. Hezekiah said, "Mine eyes fail with looking upward." Here the eyes fail with looking, but cannot look up.

Verse 32. - And there shall be no might in thine hand. Keil proposes to render here, "Thy hand shall not be to thee towards God;" and others, "Thy hand shall not be to thee for God," i.e. instead of God. But אֵל here is not "the Mighty One, God; but simply" might, strength, power," as in Genesis 31:29; Proverbs 3:27; Micah 2:1. Literally rendered, the words are, And not for might is thy hand, the meaning of which is well expressed in the Authorized Version. 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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