Deuteronomy 28:65

65 Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the LORD will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart.

Read Deuteronomy 28:65 Using Other Translations

And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
And among these nations you shall find no respite, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot, but the LORD will give you there a trembling heart and failing eyes and a languishing soul.
There among those nations you will find no peace or place to rest. And the LORD will cause your heart to tremble, your eyesight to fail, and your soul to despair.

What does Deuteronomy 28:65 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 28:65

And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither
shall the sole of thy foot have rest
No quiet settlement, nor certain dwelling, being obliged to move from place to place through cruel edicts, heavy fines and mulcts, exorbitant taxes and impositions, and diligent search made after them by the courts of the inquisition, especially where any substance was to be gotten. The Jews themselves


FOOTNOTES:

F20 own that this passage is now fulfilled in them:

but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart;
being always in fear lest their persons should be seized on, their children taken from them, and their goods confiscated; hence the poet F21 gives them the epithet of "trembling":

and failing of eyes:
in looking for a vainly expected Messiah, to deliver them from all their fears and troubles:

and sorrow of mind;
under their present afflictions and calamities.


F20 Shebet Judah, p. 108, 109. Manasseh Ben Israel de Termino Vitae, l. 3. sect. 3. p. 132.
F21 "----Judea tremens----". Juvenal, Satyr 6. v. 543.

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