28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe [and] to do
all his commandments which I command thee this day, that
the LORD thy God will a set thee on high above all
nations of the earth:
(a) He will make you the most excellent of all people.
28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and b
overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the
LORD thy God.
(b) When you think you are forsaken.
28:3 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the c city, and blessed
[shalt] thou [be] in the field.
(c) You will live richly.
28:4 Blessed [shall be] the fruit d of thy body, and the fruit
of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of
thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
(d) Your children and succession.
28:6 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou e comest in, and
blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.
(e) All your enterprises will have good success.
28:7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against
thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out
against thee one way, and flee before thee f seven ways.
(f) Meaning many ways.
28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy
storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine g hand
unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD
thy God giveth thee.
(g) God will bless us, if we do our duty and are not idle.
28:10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art h
called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid
(h) In that he is your God, and you are his people.
28:12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the i
heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and
to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend
unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
(i) For nothing in the earth is profitable but when God
sends his blessings from heaven.
28:23 And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be k brass,
and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron.
(k) It will give you no more moisture than if it were of
28:25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine
enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee
seven ways before them: and shalt be l removed into all
the kingdoms of the earth.
(i) Some read, you shall be a terror and fear, when they
hear how God has plagued you.
28:26 And thy m carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the
air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall
fray [them] away.
(m) You will be cursed both in your life and in your
death: for the burial is a testimony of the
resurrection a sign you will lack because of your
28:29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the n blind gropeth
in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and
thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no
man shall save [thee].
(n) In things most evident and clear you will lack
discretion and judgment.
28:32 Thy sons and thy daughters [shall be] given unto another
people, and thine eyes o shall look, and fail [with
longing] for them all the day long: and [there shall be]
no might in thine hand.
(o) When they will return from their captivity.
28:36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy p king which thou
shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor
thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other
gods, wood and stone.
(p) As he did Manasseh, Joiakim, Zedekiah and others.
28:42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land q shall the locust
q Under one kind he contains all the vermin, which
destroy the fruit of the land: and this is an evident
token of God's curse.
28:56 The tender and delicate s woman among you, which would
not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground
for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil
toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and
toward her daughter,
s As came to pass in the days of Joram king of Israel,
(2Ki 6:28) and when the Romans besieged Jerusalem.
28:57 And toward her t young one that cometh out from between
her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear:
for she shall eat them for want of all [things] secretly
in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall
distress thee in thy gates.
(t) Hunger will so bite her, that she will be ready to eat
her child before it is delivered.
28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do u all the words of this
law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear
this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
(u) For he that offends in one, is guilty of all,
28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which [is] not x
written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring
upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
(x) Declaring, that God has infinite means to plague the
wicked, besides those that are ordinary or written.
28:64 And the LORD shall y scatter thee among all people, from
the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there
thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy
fathers have known, [even] wood and stone.
(y) Signifying that it is a singular gift from God to be
in a place where we may worship God purely and declare
our faith and religion.
28:68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with z
ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt
see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your
enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy
(z) Because they were unmindful of that miracle, when the
sea made room for them to pass through.