New International Version
The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink 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.
Darby Bible Translation
The sojourner that is in thy midst shall rise above thee higher and higher, and thou shalt sink 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;
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Can any thing be conceived more dreadful than the calamities threatened in these verses?
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'Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 48. Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies ... in want of all things: and He shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until He have destroyed thee.'--DEUT. xxviii. 47, 48 The history of Israel is a picture on the large scale of what befalls every man. A service--we are all born to obedience, to depend on and follow some person or thing. There is only a choice of services; and …
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The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
Midian so impoverished the Israelites that they cried out to the LORD for help.
Then three thousand men from Judah went down to the cave in the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Don't you realize that the Philistines are rulers over us? What have you done to us?" He answered, "I merely did to them what they did to me."
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
The LORD has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word, which he decreed long ago. He has overthrown you without pity, he has let the enemy gloat over you, he has exalted the horn of your foes.
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