Deuteronomy 28:47

47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,

Deuteronomy 28:47 in Other Translations

KJV
47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
ESV
47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things,
NLT
47 If you do not serve the LORD your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received,
MSG
47 Because you didn't serve God, your God, out of the joy and goodness of your heart in the great abundance,
CSB
47 Because you didn't serve the Lord your God with joy and a cheerful heart, even though [you had] an abundance of everything,

Deuteronomy 28:47 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 28:47

Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God
By attending his worship, and keeping his commandments:

with joyfulness and gladness of heart, for the abundance of all
[things];
which they enjoyed in the land of Canaan, a land that abounded with all good things; which laid them under great obligations to serve the Lord: and yet, as they were wanting in a ready attendance on his worship, and in a cheerful obedience to his laws, so in their sacrifices, of praise and thanksgivings for their manifold mercies; and, because of all this, the curses written in this book came upon them.

Deuteronomy 28:47 In-Context

45 All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you.
46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever.
47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,
48 therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
49 The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 10:12; Deuteronomy 32:15
  • 2. S Leviticus 23:40; Nehemiah 9:35