English Standard Version
The sojourner who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come 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.
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.
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
The stranger that is within thee shall rise above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The loss of their spiritual character would be followed by the dissolution of the covenant fellowship. This thought connects Deuteronomy 28:36 with Deuteronomy 28:35, and not the thought that Israel being afflicted with leprosy would be obliged to go into captivity, and in this state would become an object of abhorrence to the heathen (Schultz). The Lord would bring the nation and its king to a foreign nation that it did not know, and thrust them into bondage, so that it would be obliged to serve other gods - wood and stone (vid., Deuteronomy 4:28), - and would become an object of disgust, a proverb, and a byword to all nations whither God should drive it (vid., 1 Kings 9:7; Jeremiah 24:9).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them,
And Israel was brought very low because of Midian. And the people of Israel cried out for help to the LORD.
Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" And he said to them, "As they did to me, so have I done to them."
Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
The LORD has done what he purposed; he has carried out his word, which he commanded long ago; he has thrown down without pity; he has made the enemy rejoice over you and exalted the might of your foes.
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