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Deuteronomy 28:2

    Deuteronomy 28:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of the LORD your God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of Jehovah thy God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And all these blessings will come on you and overtake you, if your ears are open to the voice of the Lord your God.

    Webster's Revision

    and all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of Jehovah thy God.

    World English Bible

    and all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 28:2

    All these blessings shall come on thee - God shall pour out his blessing from heaven upon thee. And overtake thee. Upright men are represented as going to the kingdom of God, and God's blessings as following and overtaking them in their heavenly journey. There are several things in this verse worthy of the most careful observation: - 1. If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. The voice of God must be heard; without a Divine revelation how can the Divine will be known? And if not known, it cannot be fulfilled. 2. When God speaks, men must hearken to the words of his mouth. He who does not hearken will not obey. 3. He who hearkens to the words of God must set out for the kingdom of heaven. The curse must fall on him who stands in the way of sinners, and will overtake them who loiter in the way of righteousness. 4. Those who run in the way of God's testimonies shall have an abundance of blessing. Blessings shall come upon them, and blessings shall overtake them - in every part of their march through life they shall continue to receive the fulfillment of the various promises of God which relate to all circumstances, vicissitudes, trials, stages of life, etc., etc., each overtaking them in the time and place where most needed.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 28:2

    28:2 Overtake thee - Those blessings which others greedily follow after, and never overtake, shall follow after thee, and shall be thrown into thy lap by special kindness.