Deuteronomy 28:43
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.

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

New King James Version
“The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower.

New American Standard Bible
The stranger who is among you will rise above you higher and higher, and you will go down lower and lower.

NASB 1995
"The alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower.

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

Amplified Bible
The stranger who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, and you will go down lower and lower.

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

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the settler who is in you shall be exalted high over you and you shall go down under.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The stranger that is within thee shall get up very high, and thou shalt come down very low.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
the sojourner who [is] in your midst goes up very high above you, and you go down very low;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you…

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 10:7-10
And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon…









Verses 43, 44. - (Cf. vers. 12, 13.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The foreigner living
הַגֵּר֙ (hag·gêr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1616: A guest, a foreigner

among you
בְּקִרְבְּךָ֔ (bə·qir·bə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center

will rise
יַעֲלֶ֥ה (ya·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

higher
מַ֣עְלָה (ma‘·lāh)
Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

and higher
מָּ֑עְלָה (mā·‘ə·lāh)
Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

above you,
עָלֶ֖יךָ (‘ā·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

while you
וְאַתָּ֥ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

sink down
תֵרֵ֖ד (ṯê·rêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

lower
מַ֥טָּה (maṭ·ṭāh)
Adverb
Strong's 4295: Downward, below, beneath

and lower.
מָּֽטָּה׃ (māṭ·ṭāh)
Adverb
Strong's 4295: Downward, below, beneath


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