Deuteronomy 28:56
New International Version
The most gentle and sensitive woman among you--so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot--will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter

New Living Translation
The most tender and delicate woman among you--so delicate she would not so much as touch the ground with her foot--will be selfish toward the husband she loves and toward her own son or daughter.

English Standard Version
The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces, to her son and to her daughter,

Berean Study Bible
The most gentle and refined woman among you, so gentle and refined she would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground, will begrudge the husband she embraces and her son and daughter

New American Standard Bible
"The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and refinement, shall be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,

King James Bible
The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

Christian Standard Bible
The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter,

International Standard Version
The most tender and sensitive lady among you, who doesn't venture to touch the soles of her feet to the ground on account of her daintiness, will look with hostility in her eyes against her beloved husband, her sons, and her daughters.

NET Bible
Likewise, the most tender and delicate of your women, who would never think of putting even the sole of her foot on the ground because of her daintiness, will turn against her beloved husband, her sons and daughters,

New Heart English Bible
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The most tender and sensitive woman among you-so sensitive and tender that she wouldn't even step on an ant-will become stingy toward the husband she loves or toward her own son or daughter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter;

New American Standard 1977
“The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and refinement, shall be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The tender and delicate woman among you who would not venture to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom and toward her son and toward her daughter

King James 2000 Bible
The gentle and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot upon the ground because of her gentleness and refinement, her eye shall show no compassion toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

American King James Version
The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

American Standard Version
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she that is tender and delicate among you, whose foot has not assayed to go upon the earth for delicacy and tenderness, shall look with an evil eye on her husband in her bosom, and her son and her daughter,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The tender and delicate woman, that could not go upon the ground, nor set down her foot for over much niceness and tenderness, will envy her husband who lieth in her bosom, the flesh of her son, and of her daughter,

Darby Bible Translation
The eye of the tender and luxurious woman in thy midst who would not attempt to set the sole of her foot upon the ground from luxuriousness and from tenderness, shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and her son, and her daughter,

English Revised Version
The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter;

Webster's Bible Translation
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil towards the husband of her bosom, and towards her son, and towards her daughter,

World English Bible
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

Young's Literal Translation
'The tender woman in thee, and the delicate, who hath not tried the sole of her foot to place on the ground because of delicateness and because of tenderness -- her eye is evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter,
Study Bible
The Curses of Disobedience
55refusing to share with any of them the flesh of his children that he will eat because he has nothing left in the siege and hardship your enemy will impose on all your cities. 56The most gentle and refined woman among you, so gentle and refined she would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground, will begrudge the husband she embraces and her son and daughter 57the afterbirth that comes from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything else in the siege and dire straits your enemy will impose on you in all your cities.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:8
What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Look, those who wear fine clothing are found in kings' palaces.

Deuteronomy 28:55
refusing to share with any of them the flesh of his children that he will eat because he has nothing left in the siege and hardship your enemy will impose on all your cities.

Isaiah 47:1
Go down and sit in the dust, O Virgin Daughter of Babylon. Sit on the ground without a throne, O Daughter of Chaldea! For you will no longer be called tender and delicate.

Jeremiah 6:2
Though she is beautiful and delicate, I will destroy the Daughter of Zion.

Lamentations 4:10
The hands of compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Treasury of Scripture

The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

and delicate

Isaiah 3:16
Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

Lamentations 4:3-6
Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness…

her eye shall be evil

Deuteronomy 28:54
So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:







Lexicon
The most gentle
הָרַכָּ֨ה (hā·rak·kāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7390: Tender, delicate, soft

and refined woman
וְהָעֲנֻגָּ֗ה (wə·hā·‘ă·nug·gāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6028: Luxurious

among you,
בְךָ֜ (ḇə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

so gentle
וּמֵרֹ֑ךְ (ū·mê·rōḵ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7391: Tenderness, delicacy

and refined
מֵהִתְעַנֵּ֖ג (mê·hiṯ·‘an·nêḡ)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6026: To be soft, pliable, effeminate, luxurious

she would not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

venture
נִסְּתָ֤ה (nis·sə·ṯāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5254: To test, to attempt

to set
הַצֵּ֣ג (haṣ·ṣêḡ)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3322: To place permanently

the sole
כַף־ (ḵap̄-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

of her foot
רַגְלָהּ֙ (raḡ·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the ground,
הָאָ֔רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

will begrudge
תֵּרַ֤ע (tê·ra‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

the husband
בְּאִ֣ישׁ (bə·’îš)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

she embraces
חֵיקָ֔הּ (ḥê·qāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2436: The bosom

and her son
וּבִבְנָ֖הּ (ū·ḇiḇ·nāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughter
וּבְבִתָּֽהּ׃ (ū·ḇə·ḇit·tāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
(56) The tender and delicate woman.--This was fulfilled to the very letter in the case of Mary of Beth-ezob in the siege of Jerusalem by Titus. The story is told with horrible minuteness by Josephus, and again by Eusebius in his Church History. The secrecy of the deed was one of its horrors.

Verse 56. - So intense should be the hunger, that the delicate and sensitive woman, brought up in luxury, and who would not set her foot on the ground lest she should be fatigued by the exertion or offended by coming in contact with the base soil, but when she went abroad must be carried in a litter or borne by a camel or an ass, - even she should break through all restraints of delicacy and affection, and would secretly devour the very infant she had borne during the siege. 28:45-68 If God inflicts vengeance, what miseries his curse can bring upon mankind, even in this present world! Yet these are but the beginning of sorrows to those under the curse of God. What then will be the misery of that world where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not quenched! Observe what is here said of the wrath of God, which should come and remain upon the Israelites for their sins. It is amazing to think that a people so long the favourites of Heaven, should be so cast off; and yet that a people so scattered in all nations should be kept distinct, and not mixed with others. If they would not serve God with cheerfulness, they should be compelled to serve their enemies. We may justly expect from God, that if we do not fear his fearful name, we shall feel his fearful plagues; for one way or other God will be feared. The destruction threatened is described. They have, indeed, been plucked from off the land, ver. 63. Not only by the Babylonish captivity, and when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans; but afterwards, when they were forbidden to set foot in Jerusalem. They should have no rest; no rest of body, ver. 65, but be continually on the remove, either in hope of gain, or fear of persecution. No rest of the mind, which is much worse. They have been banished from city to city, from country to country; recalled, and banished again. These events, compared with the favour shown to Israel in ancient times, and with the prophecies about them, should not only excite astonishment, but turn unto us for a testimony, assuring us of the truth of Scripture. And when the other prophecies of their conversion to Christ shall come to pass, the whole will be a sign and a wonder to all the nations of the earth, and the forerunner of a general spread of true christianity. The fulfilling of these prophecies upon the Jewish nation, delivered more than three thousand years ago, shows that Moses spake by the Spirit of God; who not only foresees the ruin of sinners, but warns of it, that they may prevent it by a true and timely repentance, or else be left without excuse. And let us be thankful that Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, by being made a curse for us, and bearing in his own person all that punishment which our sins merit, and which we must otherwise have endured for ever. To this Refuge and salvation let sinners flee; therein let believers rejoice, and serve their reconciled God with gladness of heart, for the abundance of his spiritual blessings.
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