Deuteronomy 28:43
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New International Version
The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.

New Living Translation
"The foreigners living among you will become stronger and stronger, while you become weaker and weaker.

English Standard Version
The sojourner who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower.

Berean Study Bible
The foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower.

New American Standard Bible
"The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower.

King James Bible
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

Christian Standard Bible
The resident alien among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink lower and lower.

Contemporary English Version
Foreigners in your towns will become wealthy and powerful, while you become poor and powerless.

Good News Translation
"Foreigners who live in your land will gain more and more power, while you gradually lose yours.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The foreign resident among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink lower and lower.

International Standard Version
The foreigner in your midst will be elevated higher and higher over you, while you are brought low little by little.

NET Bible
The foreigners who reside among you will become higher and higher over you and you will become lower and lower.

New Heart English Bible
The foreigner who is in the midst of you shall mount up above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The [standard of living for the] foreigners who live among you will rise higher and higher, while your [standard of living] will sink lower and lower.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The stranger that is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher; and thou shalt come down lower and lower.

New American Standard 1977
“The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you shall go down lower and lower.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The stranger that is in the midst of thee shall get up above thee very high, and thou shalt come down very low.

King James 2000 Bible
The stranger that is among you shall rise up above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower.

American King James Version
The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

American Standard Version
The sojourner that is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher; and thou shalt come down lower and lower.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The stranger that liveth with thee in the land, shall rise up over thee, and shall be higher: and thou shalt go down, and be lower.

Darby Bible Translation
The sojourner that is in thy midst shall rise above thee higher and higher, and thou shalt sink down lower and lower.

English Revised Version
The stranger that is in the midst of thee shall mount up above thee higher and higher; and thou shalt come down lower and lower.

Webster's Bible Translation
The stranger that is within thee shall rise above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

World English Bible
The foreigner who is in the midst of you shall mount up above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower.

Young's Literal Translation
the sojourner who is in thy midst goeth up above thee very high, and thou goest down very low;
Study Bible
The Curses of Disobedience
42Swarms of locusts will consume all your trees and the produce of your land. 43The foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower. 44He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, and you will be the tail.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:13
The LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you will only move upward and never downward, if you hear and carefully follow the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am giving you today.

Judges 6:6
Israel was greatly impoverished by Midian, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD.

Judges 15:11
In response, three thousand men of Judah went to the cave at the rock of Etam, and they asked Samson, "Do you not realize that the Philistines rule over us? What have you done to us?" "I have done to them what they did to me," he replied.

Psalm 79:8
Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low.

Lamentations 2:17
The LORD has done what He planned; He has accomplished His decree, which He ordained in days of old. He has overthrown you without pity; He has let the enemy gloat over you and exalted the horn of your foes.

Treasury of Scripture

The stranger that is within you shall get up above you very high; and you shall come down very low.

Judges 2:3,11-15 Why I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they …

Judges 4:2,3 And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that …

Judges 10:7-10 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them …

Judges 14:4 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that …

Judges 15:11,12 Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, …

1 Samuel 13:3-7,19,23 And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, …

2 Kings 17:20,23 And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, …

2 Kings 24:14-16 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the …

John 18:31 Then said Pilate to them, Take you him, and judge him according to …

John 19:15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate …







Verses 43, 44. - (Cf. vers. 12, 13.) The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high,.... In wealth and riches, in power and authority, in honour and dignity. This Manasseh Ben Israel (r) interprets of the Samaritans, whom the king of Assyria drove out of Samaria, and the neighbouring places; but the design of the expression is to show how mean and abject they should be in another country; that even one who had been a stranger or proselyte of the gate, when in their own country, should now be vastly above them:

and thou shall come down, very low; into a very mean condition, to be in great subjection, a vassal and a slave; see Psalm 106:41; and much more when reduced by the Romans, and sent to the mines in Egypt.

(r) De Termino Vitae, l. 3. sect. 3. p. 128. 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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