Deuteronomy 28:62
New International Version
You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the LORD your God.

New Living Translation
Though you become as numerous as the stars in the sky, few of you will be left because you would not listen to the LORD your God.

English Standard Version
Whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, you shall be left few in number, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God.

Berean Study Bible
You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left few in number, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.

King James Bible
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.

New King James Version
You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.

New American Standard Bible
Then you will be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not obey the LORD your God.

NASB 1995
"Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not obey the LORD your God.

NASB 1977
“Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude, because you did not obey the LORD your God.

Amplified Bible
Because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, you who were as numerous as the stars of heaven shall be left few in number.

Christian Standard Bible
Though you were as numerous as the stars of the sky, you will be left with only a few people, because you did not obey the LORD your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though you were as numerous as the stars of the sky, you will be left with only a few people, because you did not obey the LORD your God.

American Standard Version
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of Jehovah thy God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall be left few in number, you who were multiplied as the stars in Heaven, because you have not listened to the voice of LORD JEHOVAH your God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of the sky in multitude; because thou didst not hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God.

Contemporary English Version
There are as many of you now as the stars in the sky, but if you disobey the LORD your God, only a few of you will be left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall remain few in number, who before were as the stars of heaven for multitude, because thou heardst not the voice of the Lord thy God.

English Revised Version
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Good News Translation
Although you become as numerous as the stars in the sky, only a few of you will survive, because you did not obey the LORD your God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At one time you were as numerous as the stars in the sky. But only a few of you will be left, because you didn't obey the LORD your God.

International Standard Version
Because you will not have obeyed the LORD your God, very few of you will be left—instead of you being as numerous as the stars in the heavens.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou didst not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Literal Standard Version
and you have been left with few men, whereas that you would have been as stars of the heavens for multitude, for you have not listened to the voice of your God YHWH.

NET Bible
There will be very few of you left, though at one time you were as numerous as the stars in the sky, because you will have disobeyed the LORD your God.

New Heart English Bible
You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of the sky for multitude; because you did not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.

World English Bible
You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of the sky for multitude; because you didn't listen to the voice of Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have been left with few men, instead of which ye have been as stars of the heavens for multitude, because thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah thy God.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Curses of Disobedience
61The LORD will also bring upon you every sickness and plague not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. 62 You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left few in number, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God. 63Just as it pleased the LORD to make you prosper and multiply, so also it will please Him to annihilate you and destroy you. And you will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:10
The LORD your God has multiplied you, so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Nehemiah 9:23
You multiplied their descendants like the stars of heaven and brought them to the land You had told their fathers to enter and possess.

Jeremiah 42:2
Jeremiah the prophet and said, "May our petition come before you; pray to the LORD your God on behalf of this entire remnant. For few of us remain of the many, as you can see with your own eyes.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 4:27
And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

Leviticus 26:22
I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.

2 Kings 13:7
Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.

as the stars

Deuteronomy 10:22
Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

Nehemiah 9:23
Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it.

Romans 9:27
Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:









Verse 62. - (Cf. Deuteronomy 4:27; Deuteronomy 10:22; Nehemiah 9:23.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You who were
הֱיִיתֶ֔ם (hĕ·yî·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

as numerous
לָרֹ֑ב (lā·rōḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

as the stars
כְּכוֹכְבֵ֥י (kə·ḵō·wḵ·ḇê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3556: A star, a prince

in the sky
הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

will be left
וְנִשְׁאַרְתֶּם֙ (wə·niš·’ar·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7604: To swell up, be, redundant

few
מְעָ֔ט (mə·‘āṭ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

in number,
בִּמְתֵ֣י (bim·ṯê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4962: An adult, a man

because
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you would not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

obey
שָׁמַ֔עְתָּ (šā·ma‘·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the voice of
בְּק֖וֹל (bə·qō·wl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God.
אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ׃ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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