Deuteronomy 28:38
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English Standard Version
You shall carry much seed into the field and shall gather in little, for the locust shall consume it.

King James Bible
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall consume it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt cast much seed into the ground, and gather little: because the locusts shall consume all.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall consume it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt carry much seed into the field, and shalt gather but little: for the locust shall consume it.

Deuteronomy 28:38 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Deuteronomy 28:29 leads to the same conclusion, where it is stated that Israel would grope in the bright noon-day, like a blind man in the dark, and not make his ways prosper, i.e., not hit upon the right road which led to the goal and to salvation, would have no good fortune or success in its undertakings (cf. Psalm 37:7). Being thus smitten in body and soul, it would be only (אך as in Deuteronomy 16:15), i.e., utterly, oppressed and spoiled evermore. These words introduce the picture of the other calamity, viz., the plundering of the nation and the land by enemies (Deuteronomy 28:30-33). Wife, house, vineyard, ox, ass, and sheep would be taken away by the foe; sons and daughters would be carried away into captivity before the eyes of the people, who would see it and pine after the children, i.e., with sorrow and longing after them; "and thy hand shall not be to thee towards God," i.e., all power and help will fail thee. (On this proverbial expression, see Genesis 31:29; and on חלּל, in Genesis 31:30, see at Deuteronomy 20:6.) - In Deuteronomy 28:33, Deuteronomy 28:34, this threat is summed up in the following manner: the fruit of the field and all their productions would be devoured by a strange nation, and Israel would be only oppressed and crushed to pieces all its days, and become mad on account of what its eyes would be compelled to see.

Deuteronomy 28:38 Parallel Commentaries

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shalt carry

Isaiah 5:10 Yes, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

Micah 6:15 You shall sow, but you shall not reap; you shall tread the olives, but you shall not anoint you with oil; and sweet wine...

Haggai 1:6 You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink...

for the locust

Exodus 10:14,15 And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they...

Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm has left has the locust eaten; and that which the locust has left has the cankerworm eaten...

Joel 2:3,25 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them...

Amos 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased...

Amos 7:1,2 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and...

Cross References
Exodus 10:4
For if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country,

Exodus 10:14
The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled on the whole country of Egypt, such a dense swarm of locusts as had never been before, nor ever will be again.

Deuteronomy 28:42
The cricket shall possess all your trees and the fruit of your ground.

1 Kings 8:37
"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemy besieges them in the land at their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

Isaiah 5:10
For ten acres of vineyard shall yield but one bath, and a homer of seed shall yield but an ephah."

Jeremiah 12:13
They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns; they have tired themselves out but profit nothing. They shall be ashamed of their harvests because of the fierce anger of the LORD."

Joel 1:4
What the cutting locust left, the swarming locust has eaten. What the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten, and what the hopping locust left, the destroying locust has eaten.

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