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Deuteronomy 28:27

    Deuteronomy 28:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD will smite you with the botch of Egypt, and with the tumors, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof you can not be healed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah will smite thee with the boil of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord will send on you the disease of Egypt, and other sorts of skin diseases which nothing will make well.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah will smite thee with the boil of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh will strike you with the boil of Egypt, and with the tumors, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, of which you can not be healed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD shall smite thee with the boil of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 28:27

    Botch - An ulcer.
    Emerods - Elisha.
    Smite - To strike; beat.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 28:27

    The Lord will smite thee with the botch - שחין shechin, a violent inflammatory swelling. In Job ii., one of the Hexapla versions renders it ελεφας, the elephantiasis, a disease the most horrid that can possibly afflict human nature. In this disorder, the whole body is covered with a most loathsome scurf; the joints are all preternaturally enlarged, and the skin swells up and grows into folds like that of an elephant, whence the disease has its name. The skin, through its rigidity, breaks across at all the joints, and a most abominable ichor flows from all the chinks, etc. See an account of it in Aretaeus, whose language is sufficient to chill the blood of a maniac, could he attend to the description given by this great master, of this most loathsome and abominable of all the natural productions of death and sin. This was called the botch of Egypt, as being peculiar to that country, and particularly in the vicinity of the Nile. Hence those words of Lucretius: -

    Est Elephas morbus, qui circum flumina Nili

    Nascitur, Aegypto in media; nec praeterea usquam.

    Lib. vi., ver. 1112.

    Emerods - עפלים ophalim, from עפל aphal, to be elevated, raised up; swellings, protuberances; probably the bleeding piles.

    Scab - brg garab does not occur as a verb in the Hebrew Bible, but gharb, in Arabic, signifies a distemper in the corner of the eye, (Castel)., and may amount to the Egyptian ophthalmia, which is so epidemic and distressing in that country: some suppose the scurvy to be intended.

    Itch - חרס cheres, a burning itch, probably something of the erysipelatous kind, or what is commonly called St. Anthony's fire.

    Whereof thou canst not be healed - For as they were inflicted by God's justice, they could not of course be cured by human art.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 28:27

    Second series of judgments on the body, mind, and outward circumstances of the sinners.

    Deuteronomy 28:27

    The "botch" (rather "boil;" see Exodus 9:9), the "emerods" or tumors 1 Samuel 5:6, 1 Samuel 5:9, the "scab" and "itch" represent the various forms of the loathsome skin diseases which are common in Syria and Egypt.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 28:27

    28:27 The botch of Egypt - Such boils and blains as the Egyptians were plagued with, spreading from head to foot: The emerodes - Or piles.